Writing Competion with College Tuition as the Award

Baker Tritten Press has announced an international chapter book contest for high school students. This is an opportunity for budding authors to write — and have published — a book for their peers. We can’t say it any better, so (with permission) we’re pasting in the press release! The Tweener Time International Chapter Book Competition which was announced about 4 weeks ago when 10,000 packets were mailed to all the high schools in Indiana and the four contiguous states, media in the South Bend region, and ACSI schools around the world. Before it was officially released [Marvin Baker] had already received an inquiry from a homeschool student in China. 700 schools outside the US have been alerted to the contest. … Read more

Teen Readers Making a Difference

The Reading Tub, Inc. is proud of its partnership with Be the Star You Are!® a sister public charity that incorporates literacy as part of its mission to empower youth at risk. Be the Star You Are!® works to raise their skill levels and their self-esteem. In March 2004, Be the Star You Are!® created a Star Teen Book Review Team just for us! The members of the team read books for ages 8 to 12 that we send them. Then we post their reviews on our site (just look for the Be the Star You Are!® logo on the top of profiles!) Over the past (nearly) three years, the Team has read nearly 200 books! You can imagine how … Read more

The Bookbag, Books for Ages 8 to 12, November/December 2006

Happy Chanukkah to those who begin celebrating the festival of lights this evening. And Merry Christmas to those who are getting ready to celebrate Christ’s birth and/or Santa. If you’re searching for a great gift for a middle reader/teenager, we’ve got some titles they may enjoy. Many of these have been “road tested” with their target audience. The Teen STAR Review Team at Be the Star You Are!(tm) has sent us their reviews. Crine through Time: Iced by Bill Doyle. Nick Fitzmorgan is going through his paces at the Private Detective Agency. Right in the middle of a field exercise, he’s pulled away and sent home. Except that when Nick gets home, his Dad is missing. Using his expert detective … Read more