Shrouded in fantasy, the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina vividly comes to life in Serafina and the Black Cloak, exciting young readers about American history. Names like Vanderbilt jump off the page mingling with despicable villians and a magical forest. Get your students interested in history through this fictional twist on a very real past. Grades 6-8.
Teaching Shakespeare this year? Do your students need motivation to delve into the Elizabethan world for a project? Consider World of Shakespeare Reference Book. As a picture book for middles, teens and adults, the book contains fun images and inticing facts in an easy-to-use format, without the overwhelming drama of a Shakespeare play. Grades 6-12.
Molly and her family have moved around for years. Every time they think they've found a home, one of the Quirks slips up and sends them packing - because the Quirk family is a bit, well,quirky. Each family member has a magical power that makes them unique, and highly unusual. But, Molly's greatest desire is to fit in, and she's found the perfect spot: Normal, Michigan. But the Quirks aren't known for fitting in - especially in a place like Normal… (Recommended Ages: 3rd - 5th)