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10 Must Read Books (June/July) #SparksInTheDark

  So I slacked off a little with my “Must Read” posts this summer so this one is a two-fer.  Here are TEN books I read this summer that I loved and I think you might too! Jabari Jumps by: Gaia Cornwall I love me…

Ashes #TellYourStory

  2018 has been quite the whirlwind of a year, and it’s only June. The image of ashes keeps coming to mind. That image of something being in existence and then burned by fire until all that is left is ashes. But even in the…

Win FREE Books! #SparksInTheDark #KidsDeserveIt & #StoriesFromWebb!

  It’s summer!  For so many educators that is finally their chance to catch up on great professional development books.  But sometimes it always isn’t in our budgets to get all the great books we want….and I love giving things away, so I had an…

5 Must Read Books (May) #SparksInTheDark

  I started this “series” of posts back in February, and then my life got flipped upside down and I haven’t posted since then.  So, it’s back! My plan is to post once a month with 5 recommendations of books I’ve finished recently. These will…

The Power of Books #SparksInTheDark #TellYourStory

  I believe in the power of a single book.  That one story, or character, can empower/challenge/save a life.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes. In 2016 I was asked to join the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board.  This isn’t a position I get paid…