5 Books That Are Sure to Please your Picky 3rd Grade Reader

5 Books That Are Sure to Please your Picky 3rd Grade Reader

We don’t cover very much on the site when it comes to children’s literature, which is a shame considering that I have eight-year-old twins. Getting kids to read, as every parent well knows, can be a challenge. Below we proudly present 5 fictional books of varying lengths and styles that your picky 3rd grader will enjoy. How do I know? Because these are titles that my kids willingly put the video game controllers down for and actually enjoyed reading.

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From Page to Screen: The 18 Stories that Inspired This Year’s Oscar Nominees

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In the last few years, we’ve seen a steady increase of Oscar nominated films that are based on books. This year, a whopping 18 nominated films are book adaptations, but this trend should come as no surprise as the page-to-screen pattern has been a standard in the industry for decades. Below you’ll find our complete list (a numbered list even!) of all 18 of this year’s nominees that were inspired by the written word. Were you aware of the origins of each?

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Best Read in 2014: A Top 20 Year-End List

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As we round the corner of Typographical Era’s second anniversary, we’ve decided to continue our Best Read in the year tradition, and what a year it has been!  Between translations, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays, readers of all genres will surely find Typographical Era’s Best Read in 2014 list to be a perfect place to start for reading endeavors in 2015.  At least we hope so.  Here’s to a great year in reading and to another great year for Typographical Era.  Cheers!

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The Typographical Translation Preview: Your Guide To The Second Half of 2014

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Highlighting the most promising and highly-anticipated upcoming releases, the Typographical Translation Preview provides a rough guide to the next six months in literary translations. New books from old favorites like Murakami, Kehlmann, Shishkin, Manea, Saramago, and Higashino sit alongside titles from both established literary giants and first time translated authors. A wide variety of genres, languages, and countries are also represented here, so hopefully even the most picky of readers will find something to enjoy.

This list isn’t a complete picture of the remainder of the year in translationthat would be a daunting taskbut at 50 titles strong I hope that it serves as an excellent guide to the best that the back half of 2014 has to offer.

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4 Spectacular Novellas for Busy Readers

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We know what a busy time of year this is for many folks.  Between Mother’s Day, final exams, graduation ceremonies, engagements, and weddings, the month of May always seems to race by.  But just because you’re extra busy doesn’t mean you can’t find a little reading time for yourself along the way.  No one expects you to read War and Peace or The Goldfinch right now, so here are a few options for busy readers who are short on time but don’t want to skimp on literary merit:

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