Grade 7 Students Commit to Reading and Charitable Giving

A few days ago we received an email from best-selling author Eric Walters, sharing the incredible project of a Grade 7 class from St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Cobourg, Ontario. Following a presentation by the Seven (the Series) authors in October 2014, teacher Lori Kendrick challenged her class to read 7 books in 7 months and raise $700 for The Creation of Hope. On May 7, her class completed the challenge! Their fundraising efforts will support the Rolling Hills Residence in Kenya for a full week. From July 8—14, they will provide the food for […]

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Author Feature: Brian Harvey


#TuesdayTalk with Brian Harvey. Brian’s debut novel in the Rapid Reads series, Beethoven’s Tenth, launched in April. Brian, how did you first know you wanted to become a writer? I was in the Philippines, doing research on fish. I realized I was taking a lot of notes about people and places and practices. Not so many notes about fish. More years, more trips, more notebooks. Eventually those notebooks outnumbered my scientific records. They were full of characters and places and plots. I took the hint and started writing. Where do you get your story ideas […]

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