Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man …

“Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.”
— Dawn Adams 

From the bestselling Maggie Stiefvater – for teens – The Raven Boys

The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

http://bit.ly/Rh860g

Winner of the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction 2012 – Foal’s Bread

Foal’s Bread

Gillian Mears

More than fifteen years in the making, Foal’s Bread is an exceptionally haunting novel of love and horses from one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers. 
Set in hardscrabble farming country around the show jumping circuit that flourished in Australia prior to the Second World War, Foal’s Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land. => http://bit.ly/UPiORK

From the Pivotal Books archives – Indigo sky

The Indigo Sky

Alison Booth

It is the spring of 1961, and the sleepy little town of Jingera is at its most perfect with its clear blue skies, pounding surf and breath-taking lagoon. Yet all is not so perfect behind closed doors. => http://bit.ly/VcycJ6

From the archives – The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer


Michael Connelly

The acclaimed thriller from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author – adapted into a major film for spring 2011
For defence attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always ticking. Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, he can’t afford to miss a trick. => http://bit.ly/iFwJ8Z

The Organized Teacher: A Hands-On Guide to Setting Up and Running a Terrific Classroom

by Steve Springer

Usable as a hands-on guide from the very first day of school,The Organized Teacher addresses the practical needs of firstyear teachers of grades K-8. It covers everything they need to know, from classroom management and school procedures to streamlined record keeping and state standards. The book includes helpful reproducible checklists and instructive illustrations, along with invaluable advice from experienced professionals. => http://bit.ly/Qo6DGg

Books as capital

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson

Teaching books

“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”

— B. F. Skinner

Fiction activities for Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda

Roald Dahl


“Matilda” is is a wonderful book for reading aloud in a primary school classroom. It’s imaginative and exciting, and will certainly engage your class. Children are captivated by precocious Matilda, fall in love with Miss Honey and are infuriated at The Trunchbull and Matilda’s frustrating parents.

There are so many teaching opportunities using Roald Dahl’s fabulous book, and Pivotal kids has compiled 45 links to lesson plans, activities, worksheets, printables and more.,,

8 quizzes
2 reading/literature units
4 Worksheets and cross curricular activities
6 teacher guides and lesson plans
2 study guides
6 Vocabulary & Word Puzzles both online and printable
2 biography/bibliography
1 book report
3 sets of material on the characters of the book
3 sets of material on the movie
8 sets of questions about the content and comprehension

=> http://bit.ly/StwH5G

(Pivotal Rewards Club members get a 10% discount off the price)

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

William Joyce

The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film. From New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce, this is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again. => http://bit.ly/QgZvhg