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No Capes Required! Comics Embrace All Literary Genres

Posted about 1 month ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with Action & Adventure, comic books, dystopias, dystopias, graphic novels, Horror, horror tales, Short Stories, Superheroes, westerns and Young Adult Fiction

If you haven’t picked up a comic in a while, one of these titles may be the perfect place to get reacquainted.

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Developing Characters That Resonate With Readers

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with authorship - technique, character development, creative writing, Fiction - Technique, Fictitious characters, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn how to develop memorable characters for your next novel.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Guess Who, Haiku!

Posted 2 months ago by Patti L

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, children's books, children's poetry books, early literacy, Haiku, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, stories, stories in rhyme and words

The animals have haikus, just for you! Can you guess who they are talking about in these fun poems?

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Readers' Advisory and Teen | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, culture, emigration, experiences, families, identity, immigrants, immigration, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories and young adult books

A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: The Monster at the End of This Book

Posted 3 months ago by Eric P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, early literacy, eMedia, funny books for children, humorous stories for kids, picture books, reading recommendations, ready to read and Sesame Street

This picture book has enough literary self-consciousness and existential dread to keep a whole room of graduate students busy for a month.

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