24MAY 2016
Top 100 books for Teens

Top 100 books for Teens

The New York Public Library is proud to announce its list of the Best Books for Teens 2014! The list includes a selection of 25 novels, non-fiction books, and graphic novels chosen by a committee of Young Adult librarians who work with teens in NYPL’s neighborhood branches. From March through November we debated and argued, and ultimately decided on these books. It was a tough…

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21MAY 2016
Best New Mystery Writers

Best New Mystery Writers

Every summer for the past 33 years, a widely scattered group of close friends my husband made in summer camp in the 1960s has rented a beach house on the Jersey Shore for two weeks. I was enfolded into the group some five years into its existence. Apart from the camaraderie — which is precious beyond measure — one of the pleasures of returning to the same place every year lies…

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18MAY 2016
Best Seller Childrens books

Best Seller Childrens books

The book’s description reads: “Do you struggle with getting your child to fall asleep? In The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep you will listen to and follow Roger The Rabbit when he gets help from Uncle Yawn and other friends to fall asleep in the evening. Your child is quickly compelled by the story and falls asleep when you read it or after. The story is in a lovely way sleep-inducing…

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15MAY 2016
Best Women Mystery Writers

Best Women Mystery Writers

The tired old stereotype of a mystery writer as some hard-boiled noir guy with a cigarette in one hand and a tumbler full of whiskey in the other is obsolete. Over. Done. Make way for, a nationwide organization of women mystery writers who are achieving commercial and literary success. Ever since Sara Paretsky’s debut novel Indemnity Only in 1982, a steady flow of increasingly…

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12MAY 2016
All Harry Potter books

All Harry Potter books

I spent the last two weeks of July rereading all seven Harry Potter books, and I don’t care how lame the rest of my summer might sound by comparison: it was pretty much the highlight of the season. It was wonderful to dive head-first into that world all over again, and so many amazing nuances I’d forgotten all about. Other people may have been out water-skiing and sun-bathing…

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09MAY 2016
Best Nutrition books

Best Nutrition books

I m always a little discouraged to see lists of the bestselling books about food and nutrition. So often, the books that get the most attention are the ones that make the most sensational claims, or that reduce complex science to oversimplified generalizations, or that abandon science altogether. Although they often dominate the airwaves, they rarely contribute to a healthier…

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06MAY 2016
Canadian short story writers

Canadian short story writers

It was 1984, and William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker, was facing a moral quandary; Charles McGrath, a fiction editor at the magazine, was working with Alice Munro on a short story, “Lichen, ” to be published in the following year. Together, they were fretting over whether or not they could print a description of a woman’s pubic hair. Since the publication of its first…

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03MAY 2016
Nordic Mystery Writers

Nordic Mystery Writers

LIANE HANSEN, host: From NPR News, this is WEEKEND EDITION. I m Liane Hansen. If you re in the market for a good murder mystery, you may want to check out the crime novels coming out of Scandinavia. Nordic crime writing is flourishing, and many titles are getting published in the United States. For American readers, the barren landscapes and small town paranoia can look exotic…

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30APR 2016
Duke Young Writers Camp

Duke Young Writers Camp

Duke Action Science Camp for Young Women promotes scientific discovery through field and laboratory experiences. The camp is designed to expand the scope and depth of each camper’s science inquiry and reasoning skills. Duke Action is built on a tightly themed and integrated set of lab and field mini-courses and learning experiences with professional scientists from varied disciplines…

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27APR 2016
Stories of Famous writers

Stories of Famous writers

Pen names speckle literary history and our modern bookshelves. If you own anything by George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, or George Eliot, you own a piece of the epic chronicle of pseudonyms. Authors change their names for many reasons, but historically, one of the strongest reasons to use a pen name was to hide your lady bits. Back in the day, women writers were forced to use…

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24APR 2016
Online Reading books for Kids

Online Reading books for Kids

At Really Good Stuff, we know that teachers and parents have limited time when it comes to finding free, high-quality online resources for their children. When we first published the 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids article, we had no idea the response it would have. In fact, the cry for more resources encouraged us to publish 11 Free Math Websites for Kids. We hope you find…

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21APR 2016
Reading through the Bible

Reading through the Bible

The Power of Prayer Whenever Billy Graham has been asked to list the most important steps in preparing for an evangelistic outreach, his reply has always been the same: “Prayer . . . Prayer . . . Prayer.” Prayer has always been essential for sharing the Gospel and it’s God’s response to prayer – your prayers – that make the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s ministry flourish…

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18APR 2016
ESV Study Bible Reading Plan

ESV Study Bible Reading Plan

In October of 2008, I posted that my goal was to read through the ESV Study Bible and notes (excluding the articles at the end) by the end of 2009. It took a little extra time this past week, but I finished Revelation 22 today. In my post last year, I gave ten reasons why I appreciate the ESV Study Bible. I mentioned the pastorally sensitive, gospel-centered notes, the excellent…

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15APR 2016
Good books for Teenage girls

Good books for Teenage girls

Classic literature is full of famous books about angsty teenage boys learning who they are as men. But what about all the women? The books about women’s coming of age are not nearly as widely celebrated, but are they are JUST as significant and moving and important as all those books about boys. From young adult stories of adventure, to non-fiction graphic novels, these game-changing…

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12APR 2016
JK Rowling new Harry Potter book

JK Rowling new Harry Potter book

While it s almost unheard of for a book to top Amazon s bestsellers list for 24-consecutive days before it s even released, it s no surprise that renowned Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has accomplished the feat with her new book, Career of Evil. The book, which was releases today, October 20, isn t exactly one of the children s books we re used to seeing Rowling s name…

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09APR 2016
Famous British Writers and Poets

Famous British Writers and Poets

Browse below our selection of articles and features about famous British authors, poets and playwrights: Jane Austen Jane Austen’s appeal never fades. Maybe that’s why each year thousands of visitors continue to flock to Winchester in Hampshire to get closer to the ‘real’ Jane Austen Robert Rabbie Burns Robert Burns is the best loved Scottish poet, admired not only for his…

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06APR 2016
Fifty Shades of Grey book free online

Fifty Shades of Grey book free online

Added by: james download The book Fifty Shades of Grey is the first in a set of three of suggestive books by E.L. James. In this novel, Anastasia Steel meets business mogul, Christian Gray, while doing a meeting for her flat mate, Kate. Ana is in a flash pulled in to the nice looking Christian Gray, however he lives in a world totally outsider to her. In spite of his starting…

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03APR 2016
Good Christian books to read

Good Christian books to read

Best Bible Commentaries I own thousands of commentaries, and while it is difficult to recommend a commentary for pure “reading” enjoyment, every once in a while I run across a commentary that has far-reaching ramifications not just for the book which the commentary explains, but for numerous other passages in Scripture as well. The Bible commentaries listed below did that for…

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31MAR 2016
Best Selling Inspirational books

Best Selling Inspirational books

AWAKEN AWAKEN shares motivational stories from today’s most inspirational teachers, healers and spiritual leaders about how they stepped into a higher plane, awakened and discovered true peace. Have you ever had a wake-up call that brought your whole world into focus … one that jolted you out of your comfort zone? I now know that those unexpected challenges are meant to deliver…

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28MAR 2016
Asian short story writers

Asian short story writers

Today marks the release of, the fantastic debut from Pakistani author Jamil Ahmad. called it “one of the finest collections of short stories to come out of south Asia in decades, ” and we have to say that we agree. To celebrate this wonderful new addition to the ever-growing group of amazing authors from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the surrounding areas, we’ve put together…

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