What they are saying about Stenhouse books

September 27th, 2016

Here is a quick roundup of recent reviews of our latest books. Be sure to check them out online — many of them are still available for full preview before you buy!

In the July 2016 issue, Midwest Book Review showcased two Stenhouse titles on the “Education shelf” of their Bookwatch List. Well Played, 6-8 by Linda Dacey, Karen Gartland, and Jayne Bamford Lynch was hailed as “… a top pick for teachers who would inject play and learning into a math curriculum.”

Interactive Writing Across Grades by Kate Roth and Joan Dabrowski was found to be a “…solid guide for any teacher of these grade levels who would integrate an interactive writing program into the classroom.”

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Midwest Book Review’s Bookwatch also featured Making Nonfiction from Scratch in January, calling it, “a thought-provoking critique of how nonfiction writing is taught in schools.” The “Education shelf” of the May’s Library Bookwatch also recommended Who’s Doing the Work by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris, saying, “Thoroughly informed and informative, and exceptionally ‘user friendly’ in tone, content, commentary, organization and presentation, Who’s Doing the Work? is very highly recommended for professional and academic library …collections.”

Read the review for Making Nonfiction from Scratch

Read the review for Who’s Doing the Work

A MiddleWeb reviewer gushed about Close Writing by Paula Bourque, calling it full of, “practical, easy-to-implement and innovative ideas that will enhance your Writers Workshop experience without taking time away from what our students need to do — write.” The reviewer adds, “This book is meant to be read and reread. To be read closely…To be read with a colleague…to be read at the beach…to be read here, there and everywhere!”

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The same MiddleWeb reviewer also loved Craft Moves by Stacey Shubitz, saying, “I tried words like “Fabulous” and “Exciting,” but they seemed inadequate to explain how powerful and important Stacey Shubitz’s new book, Craft Moves is to middle grades teachers and students everywhere.”

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Teacher’s Toolbox investigated Growing Independent Learners by Debbie Diller, and decided that, “The author does a fantastic job of coaching teachers to make learning practical and fun. …This book is full of great ideas for organization, standards alignment, anchor charts, and balancing whole group, guided groups, and independent learning! It is a must for early elementary school teachers!”

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Well Played, K-2 by Linda Dacey, Karen Gartland, and Jayne Bamford Lynch was spotlighted by Meaningful Math Moments, where the reviewer said, “what impressed me the most were the points they raised around the teaching of games/puzzles; these were highly insightful!” She concluded, “I highly recommend this resource and intend to use it this coming year!”

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And Franki Sibberson over at A Year of Reading blog reviewed Christopher Danielson’s book Which One Doesn’t Belong? and called it a great conversations starter around shapes and geometry. “If you are interested in inquiry based thinking and routines that empower kids AND if you want to learn more about quality talk in the math classroom, you need this book immediately!”

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