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A recommended reading list by Julia Nobel, whose novel is The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane

Book Cover How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

"To learn how to die, according to the Stoics, is to unlearn how to be a slave."

The Chat with Nancy Jo Cullen

We celebrate Pride month in conversation with Nancy Jo Cullen, author of the fabulous debut novel The Western Alienation Merit Badge (Buckrider/Wolsak & Wynn).  

Book Cover Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

"Love and inebriation produce the same effects: bouts of joy and impaired decision making."

Book Cover City Numbers

Great books that complement the Primary Math curriculum and make for entertaining reads at the same time. 

Exploration and Creative Play with Loose Parts

The new initiative for my school library in September is the addition of a loose parts area in the library makerspace, where students will have the opportunity to play with different materials and use …

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