Book Reviews

Professional Books

The Coach’s Craft:  Powerful Practices to Support School Leaders, 2011
The Coach’s Craft: Powerful Practices to Support School Leaders, 2011

Author:  Kay Psencik

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The Hidden Life of Trees:  What They Feel, How They Communicate, 2015
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, 2015

Author:  Peter Wohlleben

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Grit:  The Power of Passion and Perseverance and Spiritual Grit:  A Journey into Endurance, Character, Confidence, Hope
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and Spiritual Grit: A Journey into Endurance, Character, Confidence, Hope

Authors:  Angela Duckworth; Rick Lawrence

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Visible Learning Feedback
Visible Learning Feedback

Authors:  John Hattie and Shirley Clarke

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Engagement by Design:  Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive, 2018
Engagement by Design: Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive, 2018

Authors:  Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Russell J. Quaglia, Dominique Smith, & Lisa L. Lande

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Leaving to Learn:  How Out-of-school Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates, 2013
Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-school Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates, 2013

Authors:  Elliott Washor and Charles Mojkowski

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Clarity for Learning:  Five Essential Practices that Empower Students and Teachers, 2019
Clarity for Learning: Five Essential Practices that Empower Students and Teachers, 2019

Authors:  John Almarode and Kara Vandas

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Finding Our Way:  Leadership for an Uncertain Time, 2005
Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time, 2005

Author:  Margaret J. Wheatley

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The Distance Learning Playbook Grades K-12, 2020
The Distance Learning Playbook Grades K-12, 2020

Authors:  Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, John Hattie

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Visible Learning Insights, 2019
Visible Learning Insights, 2019

Authors:  John Hattie and Klaus Zierer

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The Hidden Lives of Learners, 2007
The Hidden Lives of Learners, 2007

Author:  Graham Nuthall

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The End of Average:  Unlocking Our Potential by Embracing What Makes Us Different, 2016
The End of Average: Unlocking Our Potential by Embracing What Makes Us Different, 2016

Author:  Todd Rose

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Becoming a Learning System, 2018
Becoming a Learning System, 2018

Authors:  Stephanie Hirsh, Kay Psencik, & Frederick Brown

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Design Thinking for School Leaders:  Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change, 2018
Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change, 2018

Authors:  Alyssa Gallagher & Kami Thordarson

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Everybody Always
Everybody Always

Author: Bob Goff

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Love Does
Love Does

Author Bob Goff

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How to Grade for Learning:  Linking Grades to Standards, 2018
How to Grade for Learning: Linking Grades to Standards, 2018

Author:  Ken O’Connor

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Leading in a Culture of Change
Leading in a Culture of Change

Author:  Michael Fullan

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Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone), 2018
Why Learn History (When It’s Already on Your Phone), 2018

Sam Wineburg

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Reader, Come Home, 2018
Reader, Come Home, 2018

Maryanne Wolf

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The Great Influenza:  The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, 2004
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History, 2004

Author:  John M. Barry

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Upstream:  The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, 2020
Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, 2020

Author:  Dan Heath

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The Devil is in the Details:  System Solutions for Equity, Excellence, and Student Well-Being, 2020
The Devil is in the Details: System Solutions for Equity, Excellence, and Student Well-Being, 2020

Authors:  Michael Fullan, Mary Jean Gallagher

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Range:  Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, 2019
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, 2019

Author:  David Epstein

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The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization, 2008
The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization, 2008

Author:  Peter F. Drucker

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Never Underestimate Your Teachers:  Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom, 2013
Never Underestimate Your Teachers: Instructional Leadership for Excellence in Every Classroom, 2013

Author:  Robyn R. Jackson

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Stories that Stick:  How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business, 2019
Stories that Stick: How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business, 2019

Author:  Kindra Hall

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Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects, 2020
Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects, 2020

Authors:  J. McTighe, K. J. Doubet, E. M. Carbaugh

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:  Follow Them and People will Follow You, 2007
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People will Follow You, 2007

Author:  John C. Maxwell

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Big Little Things:  40 Tools for Building a Better Classroom, 2019
Big Little Things: 40 Tools for Building a Better Classroom, 2019

Author:  Ron Nash

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Teaching for Deeper Learning:  Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making, 2020
Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making, 2020

Authors:  J. McTighe & H. F. Silver

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Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction, 2009
Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction, 2009

Authors:  B. Algozzine, D. J. O’Shea, & F. E. Obiakor

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iPads in the Classroom:  From Consumption and Curation to Creation, 2016
iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation, 2016

Authors:  T. Daccord & J. Reich

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Building a Story Brand
Building a Story Brand

Author:  D. Miller

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Creating the Schools Our Children Need, 2018
Creating the Schools Our Children Need, 2018

Author:  Dylan Wiliam

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Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI), 2017
Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI), 2017

Authors:  V. L. Bernhardt & C. L. Hebert

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Leading a High Reliability School, 2018
Leading a High Reliability School, 2018

Authors:  Robert J. Marzano, Philip B. Warrick, Cameron L. Rains, Richard Dufour

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The Disruption Mindset:  Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail, 2019
The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail, 2019

Charlene Li

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The Four O’Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide to Revolutionizing Professional Development
The Four O’Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide to Revolutionizing Professional Development

Authors: Rich Czyz, Dave Burgess

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Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student’s Best Hope

Author: Manny Scott

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The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Authors: Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

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The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact
The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact

Author: Michael Fullan


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Children’s Picture Books

What Can a Citizen Do?, 2018
What Can a Citizen Do?, 2018

Author: Dave Eggers & Illustrated by Shawn Harris

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What is Given From the Heart
What is Given From the Heart

Author Patricia McKissack & Illustrated by April Harrison

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Can an Aardvark Bark?
Can an Aardvark Bark?

Author: Melissa Stewart & Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

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The Oldest Student
The Oldest Student

Author: Rita Lorraine Hubbard & Caldecott Honor Winner: Oge Mora

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A Beetle is Shy
A Beetle is Shy

Author: Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long

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What Athletes Are Made Of
What Athletes Are Made Of

Author: Hanoch Piven

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Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science
Ada Lovelace: Poet of Science

Author: Diane Stanley and Illustrated by Jessie Hartland

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Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives

Author: Lola Schaefer and illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

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Children’s Chapter Books

Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories & Mementos of Being Young and Black in America, 2001
Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories & Mementos of Being Young and Black in America, 2001

Author: Tonya Bolden

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All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World
All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World

Author/Illustrator: Lori Alexander

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Merci Suarez Changes Gears
Merci Suarez Changes Gears

Author/Illustrator:  Meg Medina

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The Crossover
The Crossover

Author/Illustrator: Kwame Alexander

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Refugee
Refugee

Author: Alan Grantz

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The True Story of the Mercury 13 Women
The True Story of the Mercury 13 Women

Author: Tanya Lee Stone

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I, Dred Scott
I, Dred Scott

Author: Shelia P. Moses

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Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon

Author/illustrator: Catherine Thimmesh

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