Looking for that perfect novel to take on vacation? Stop right here. Chosen as a "2012 Best Book of the Year" from some of my favorite sources (NPR, Publishers Weekly, GoodReads and more), "Beautiful Ruins" mixes the modern day film industry with a glamorous look back at 1960s Hollywood. Like a good mystery, the novel doles out just enough clues to keep the reader eager to start each new chapter, shifting between the past and the present and a host of vivid characters. The story starts in th......more
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Do you worry that over the summer, your kids will forget what they learned during the school year? We often call it â€śsummer learning lossâ€ť or â€śsummer slide.â€ť The best way to combat this is to keep your kids reading throughout the summer. Reading helps them retain vocabulary that they have learned, and helps to sharpen their comprehension skills. Do you have a picky reader? Do they only want books about superheroes or Greek Gods? Are you not sure about what is age-appropriate for them?...
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