21 of the best books to read this winter! Everything from young adult and teen lit to mystery and fantasy fiction for women. This list hits everything from new classics to bestselling authors and even funny book recommendations. Definitely adding a bunch of these to my digital bookshelves! Sponsored by @BarnesandNoble.
The old sci-fi art in general is still the best to me--it looks the most fantastical! Too much photorealism makes images seem...real and not fantastical. They lose the sci-fi feel to me then and just seem like almost exact copies of the known real world. I love digital art too and I love doing it, but digital can make images look too accurate.... --Pia (Ringworld - Larry Niven)
Ah, Spring. The temperature's warming up and there's nothing better than reading a good book outside. Unless, of course, it's Spring showers, in which case there's nothing better than curling up with a good book while you stay dry inside. I'm Brenda
Fiction versus Nonfiction: Use this lesson to launch a discussion about the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Also, teach students that fiction books have call numbers that start with the letter 'E,' while nonfiction books have call numbers that start with numerical digits.
NPR's list of the year's best historical fiction: To bring the past to life and make it matter, historical fiction must do more than conjure up an exotic backdrop for a conventional story. NPR Books has picked six books this year that challenge our preconceptions and help show how the past shaped the world we live in today.