More on Turn Off TV Week

Last week’s post generated some feedback and I wanted to pass it along. Rather than bury the thoughts as ‘comments’ I’m creating a post so they are front and center. Enjoy! From Max Eliot Anderson, author of an outdoor adventure series for boys (titles below) and the Books for Boys blog. Let ’em READ a movie this summer. Several young readers have reported that reading one of my action-adventures & mysteries is like being in an exciting or scary movie. This comes from my extensive background of dramatic film and video production. My books are first targeted for boys ages 8 – 13. But girls like the books also. Books are ranked by Accelerated Reader. They can be ordered from … Read more

The Bookbag, Books for Ages 4 to 8, March/April 2007

This is our second list of 2007. As usual, the Bookbag is filled with some of our favorites from the last two months. This edition is being published a little bit early … to coincide with National Turn Off TV week (23 to 27 April). These are some books that are P-E-R-F-E-C-T for sharing out loud! Freckles and the Great Beach Rescue by Ellen Bryant Lloyd. Freckles (a puppy) has just arrived at the beach and is looking for a friend to play with. Pinch (a sand crab) has been left behind because he is afraid of the water. They become fast friends, enjoying many days at the beach. Then one day, some baby turtles are trapped in a net … Read more

The Bookbag, Books for ages 8 to 12, March/April 2007

Without further ado, here are some of our favorites for Tweeners. Extreme Monsters Series. The Extreme Team is a group of teen monsters who are into Extreme Sports. Their interest in competition is matched by a strong sense of fair play. Each of the volumes in this series offers adventure and life lessons teens will enjoy. You’ll also find puzzles and related activities to engage the reader, too. “These stories have all the action and vocabulary that pre-teens and teens will love. It is the type of book that can inspire reluctant readers or remedial readers to give reading another chance.” Here are the titles. #1 The Blue Moon Effect #2 What’s With Wulf#3 Meet Mr. Hydeous Frederick Douglass: Young … Read more