First off, A HUGE GINORMOUS CONGRATS to fellow Bookanista BETH REVIS – she DEBUTED AT #7 on the New York Times Bestseller list with ACROSS THE UNIVERSE!!!! I’ll be giving my Bookanista review for that one soon.
In the meantime, we have lots of amazing Bookanista reviews going on today. Just check out the list:
Elana Johnson recommends Michelle McLean’s HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS and TERM PAPERS with a great Giveaway
- LiLa Roecker are doing a happy dance for Beth Revis
- Shannon Messenger recommends THE LIAR SOCIETY with an ARC Giveaway
- Shelli Johannes-Wells gives a shoutout to IN LOVE WITH HARLEQUIN
- Carolina Valdez Miller salutes XVI with Signed Book Giveaway
- Shana Silver cheers for HERE LIES BRIDGET
- Scott Tracey acclaims DIVERGENT
- Myra McEntire gives some cover love for THE LIAR SOCIETY
- Megan Miranda gives some love to ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
- Bethany Wiggins praises Michelle McLean’s HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS and TERM PAPERS
- Jen Hayley lauds DELIRIUM
- Carrie Harris celebrates THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE
- Katie Anderson raves about THE LIAR SOCIETY
- Jessi Kirby admires MATCHED
Now, on to my Bookanista Shout out – HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS AND TERM PAPERS by Michelle McLean
Release Date: TODAY!!!! WOO HOOOOOOO
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
The newest addition to our best-selling Homework Helpers series is a fun, user-friendly guide that takes the confusion out of writing essays and papers for students of all ages. Unlike other books that are so full of technical jargon they confuse more than help, Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers uses straightforward language and simple steps to guide students through the essay-writing process.
Describes in detailed “plain English” each element and step involved in writing a dozen different types of essays Includes a rough, edited, and final draft sample of each type of essay discussed Explains the necessity of proofreading and citing sources, providing tips and instruction on how to accomplish these tasks Presents step-by-step instructions on how to write a great SAT essay Discusses what students can expect when they reach college-level courses
Why I liked it:
This is a fabulous resources for teens and adults from 8th grade through college. Every single type of writing assignment you may ever get is covered in this easy-to-read book. Each task is broken down into mini “lessons” that can make the most writing-phobic kid feel like they can not only do the assignment, but do it well.
I have two kids at home. My teen is in a gifted program, but she will tell you that writing does not come naturally to her (she is more the math/science geek). This book is perfect for her, breaking the writing down in a formulaic way that makes her comfortable with the writing process.
If you have kids in HS or college, or if you know any, go and get this book! You won’t be disappointed. And if you are an English teacher, this is a great resource for your parents! I really can’t speak strongly enough about it.
And to really show you what a great book this is, I’m doing a giveaway! Just follow me here, leave a comment, and follow Michelle on her blog. That’s it. I’ll choose a random winner tomorrow.
What do you get? A SIGNED copy of HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS and TERM PAPERS. Sweet, right???
Where to find it:
Be sure to check out the other Bookanista’s today and give a big congrats to fellow Bookanista, BETH REVIS for her excellent NYTimes honor.