Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, June 11 Edition

Click here to see all of the current Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominees along with more information about the list and past years’ selections.

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Fake News: Separating Truth from Fiction by Michael Miller
Twenty First Century Books
January 1, 2019
ISBN13: 9781541528147

Fake News is a short, concise book that describes what fake news is, why it is a problem, and how to avoid and combat it.  With concrete examples from current events, readers learn tips and tricks to avoid all kinds of fake news, from outrageous lies to biased articles. Terms are explained throughout.  There are source notes, a bibliography, more resources and an index in the back.

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“Grown-Up” Books (For the Kid in You)


When did you start to love reading? Can you remember the first book that did it for you?

Why, yes I do remember–so glad you asked! I was in third grade at my local public library with my friend Margaret (a bookworm and savvy reader a few years older than me). She thrust Lois Lowry’s Anastasia, Again at me so I shrugged and checked it out. I spent the rest of that afternoon on my front porch for hours happily lost in the book. I was a reader. And I haven’t looked back since.

Over the years, I have found that the phase of life in which you read a book affects your outlook on it. Have you ever re-read a beloved book only to find you now despise it? Have you discovered that you still love that same book but notice a lot of different stuff now? If you’ve grown up reading chances are you have many fond memories of the greats you read as a kid. In this line of thinking my colleague Meaghan Darling and I put together some recommendations of titles to try now based on what you liked when you were younger.


* The Witches by Roald Dahl –Beautiful Creatures (2010 Morris Finalist) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Some witches are good, some are bad—but all are powerful!

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