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5 Back to School Feel Good Reads for the Entire Family

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Between Comic Con and the fall movie season kicking into high gear, we’ve been hearing about a lot of awesome new films lately. But one we’re especially excited about is the family film Wonder, based on the bestselling novel by R. J. Palacio. Just try to not get goosebumps from the touching trailer: The book tells the story of Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy who was born with a facial anomaly. After being homeschooled all of his life, Auggie starts 5th grade at a new private school. The experience has far-reaching consequences – not just for Auggie, but for everyone in his orbit. At times, Wonder can be a tough read, forcing us to confront the anger and fear that often…

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Back-to-School Romances Perfect For the Student in All of Us

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It doesn’t matter how old you get, September always means back-to-school season. If nothing else, it’s an excuse to buy some new clothes as you wait for the leaves to start changing colors. If you actually are going back to school, there’s something nice about leaving those humid days of summer behind to start dreaming of plaid skirts and the smell of fresh textbooks. Speaking of books, back-to-school season is also a great time to dive into some awesome new reads. The more romance the better, as far as we’re concerned. After all, what’s better than checking out your crush as he walks past your locker every day or makes a winning touchdown at the big game? In honor of…

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14 Tips to Help You Ace College

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Heading back to college (or worse, heading to college for the first time) is always something of a shock. It’s like heaping helpings of all the fun of school combined with the responsibility of adulthood—a combination that can overwhelm even those of us who spent many years trying to make going to college our profession (Get another degree? Don’t mind if I do!). So for those of you about to head back to school (or those of you who know someone who is), we’ve assembled some of the best college tips, hacks and words of wisdom we can find. Stick to these, and you drastically decrease your chances of veering off into the academic nosedive. Our first tips come from…

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Ready for midterms? Back to School will provide forgotten facts

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You may have graduated from college years ago, but this time of year may still give you the heebie-jeebies. Mid-terms are coming. Remember mid-terms? Just as you were settling into the new semester and getting comfortable—it was times for mid-terms. And suddenly, the professor in your least-favorite course was telling you how bad you were doing, just in time for you to realize that you had a boatload of homework to do over that Spring Break for which you had already made major vacation plans. And exams. Don’t forget mid-term exams. Well, we at BookTrib have got you covered. With the help of Benjamin Smith’s Back to School: 1,001 Facts You Learned and Forgot in High School (Adams Media, 2015)…

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Back-to-school looks inspired by classic characters from literature

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Labor Day has passed, which means summer is almost officially over and its time for kids (and adults) everywhere to head back to school. Want to be the best-dressed student walking the halls? From first grade to grad school, BookTrib has got you covered. Here are five back to school outfits inspired by iconic characters from classic literature: Elementary School Style inspired by Ramona Quimby   Ramona Quimby by rachelcarterya featuring a bib statement necklace Everyone’s favorite 8-year-old is a bit of a tomboy, bright, and definitely rowdy. So her style needs to be fun and bold, with lots of colors and clashing patterns. Plus the candy-like necklace and polka dot backpack are perfect for an imaginative girl like Ramona.…

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Need some inspiration to help your youngster finish their summer reading?

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You know the drill. It is two weeks until school starts and your young reader still hasn’t finished even one book. Even worse, your school requires that kids complete a certain amount of reading. For some children summertime reading is as simple as a trip to the library. For others, the mere word “reading” elicits groans. Parents stock their children’s shelves with good books. Librarians and teachers put together lists of books to make the process easier. But how do you get the reading done when nothing seems to appeal to the young reader? Well, I like the old adage: everyone is a reader; you just have to find something interesting to read. Think non-fiction! In my years working with…

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