Category: Educational Content

Beyond the Book: The Real Alex & Eliza + Contest

Beyond the Book: The Real Alex & Eliza + Contest

It seems like everywhere you turn these days, people can’t stop talking about Alexander Hamilton. It’s Hamilton Fever! From the hit Broadway musical, to a growing roster of other creative works inspired by the revolutionary figure, it seems like Hamilton is everywhere. And yes, he’s even on the shelves of the Young Adult section at […]

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Beyond The Dragon’s Gate: A History of Mapmaking

Beyond The Dragon’s Gate: A History of Mapmaking

One of the themes that carries through both of Barry Wolverton’s Chronicles of the Black Tulip books, The Vanishing Island and The Dragon’s Gate, is map-making. Bren’s father is a map-maker, and he wants Bren to become one, too. He works for Rand McNally, and in The Dragon’s Gate, uses map-making as an excuse to […]

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The Vanishing Island & The Dragon’s Gate: Classroom Guide

The Vanishing Island & The Dragon’s Gate: Classroom Guide

One of my favorite things here at Novel Novice is when we can combine a book that readers LOVE with the opportunity to use it in the classroom. The Chronicles of the Black Tulip series by Barry Wolverton is a perfect example of this. Last year, when The Vanishing Island (book 1) was released, I […]

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The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia: Classroom Discussion Questions

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia: Classroom Discussion Questions

One of the things I loved most about The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia (in stores now!) is that more than being an amazing book — fun to read, fast-paced, thrilling, sexy as hell — it also gives you plenty to think about and discuss, even in a classroom setting. With that in mind, here […]

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Greek Heroes Week: Perseus

Greek Heroes Week: Perseus

Today, we continue our week-long celebration of this week’s release of Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan, a companion novel to the Percy Jackson series — which this year is marking 10 years in print! Each day this week, we’re bringing you a little more in-depth information about Greek mythology — and a unique […]

Posted August 21, 2015 by Sara in Educational Content, Feature, Percy Pack / 4 Comments
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Greek Heroes Week: Trojan War

Greek Heroes Week: Trojan War

Today, we continue our week-long celebration of the release of Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan, a companion novel to the Percy Jackson series — which this year is marking 10 years in print! Each day this week, we’re bringing you a little more in-depth information about Greek mythology — and a unique chance […]

Posted August 19, 2015 by Sara in Educational Content, Feature, Percy Pack / 4 Comments
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