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Kropp, Paul

Overview
Works: 154 works in 379 publications in 6 languages and 7,671 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.K93, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Kropp
Raising a reader : make your child a reader for life by Paul Kropp( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide for parents gives ideas on how to get their children interested in reading
How to make your child a reader for life by Paul Kropp( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The news about children's reading is not good. Only 45% of fourth graders read for pleasure and by twelfth grade, only 24% find joy in reading. But Paul Kropp, a teacher for 20 years and author of young adult novels, has better news: the road to reading can be paved by parents because "reading is not a skill, it is an attitude." How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life is a wonderfully practical primer about how families can discover the joy of reading together. Kropp grounds his suggestions in the intriguing premise that reading is a social activity. He offers a crash course in "two thousand years of reading out loud" noting that for most of recorded history, reading silently was unusual and reading aloud was the norm. For example, medieval kings and queens had manuscripts read to them, St. Augustine read to the Benedictine monks, and Englishmen gathered in pubs for a reading of the latest installment of a Charles Dickens novel. Kropp urges parents to begin reading aloud to their babes in arms and to never stop reading together. Kropp packs every page with energy, fresh ideas, must-read book lists and nongimmicky "reading solutions." He offers parents a "three R" model (read with your child every day, reach into your pocket to buy books, rule the media). Several chapters are devoted to the developmental ages and stages of reading--beginning with floating vinyl books in a baby's bath and ending with ideas for engaging what Kropp calls "aliterate" teens who can read, but don't. Other sections explore specific reading challenges including bored readers, reluctant readers, gifted readers, reading slumps, and "dysteachia" (bad teachers). Kropp believes that reading should be a birthright for all of our children. The beauty of this book is that every chapter helps parents to deliver on this promise. Just imagine what might happen if a copy of How to Make Your Child a Reader for Life accompanied every newborn home from the hospital. --Barbara Mackoff
Moonkid and Liberty by Paul Kropp( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Libby and Ian, who live with their non-conformist father, experience the problems of starting over at a new high school, their mother resurfaces in their lives and wants them to come and live with her in California
Wilted : a novel by Paul Kropp( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in French and English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His family problems, coupled with his first experience with girls and a class bully who has taken a dislike to him, leave a 14-year-old in a state of confusion
Dirt bike by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of a former follower of Alcoholics Anonymous, a member of a cycle racing team learns to control his drinking and restore a sense of purpose to his life
The reading solution by Paul Kropp( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The countess and me by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he first meets Countess von Loewen, Jordan finds himself obliging her by burying a quartz skull she claims is cursed. She's not your typical neighbor, but soon she employs him as her gardener and believes in him as nobody ever has. Jordan must now confront his own self-worth and value
Hot cars by Paul Kropp( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenager faces the consequences of his decision to buy a stolen Corvette from professional car thieves
Wild one by Paul Kropp( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate saves Wild One from harsh treatment and gets to train the horse herself, but will she be able to prove he can race before it's too late?
Snow ghost by Paul Kropp( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting out over the frozen bush for help, two survivors of a plane crash are ready for anything except the snow ghost they encounter
The write genre : classroom activities and mini-lessons that promote writing with clarity, style and flashes of brilliance by Lori Jamison Rog( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Write Genre, teachers will find hands-on activities that focus on all stages of the writing process, with teacher-directed assignments and opportunities for student-selected writing lessons that emphasize writing to learn." "This comprehensive handbook includes chapters that review the writing process and writing workshop, and feture rubrics for instruction and assessment. For easy classroom implementation, the key elements of many mini-lessons are also presented in reproducible pages: frameworks, organizers, prompts, checklists and grids."--Jacket
Runaway by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abused by her alcoholic father, Kathy runs away to her grandparents. She eventually comes to realize that her reformed father needs help rather than censure
Burn out by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three teenagers try to deal with a mysterious set of fires only to end up trapped in the basement of a burning house set on fire by arsonists
Dead on by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family struggles with mysterious occurrences involving an old house, a ghost, and a clairvoyant sister
Fair play by Paul Kropp( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interracial couple must deal with prejudice and jealousy while dating in high school
Gang war by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack and the Punks think they're tough, but Charlie and the Saints don't like getting pushed around so the two gangs fight it out in the last rumble
Death ride by Paul Kropp( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim wants to get in on the action with the kids at school who drink, take drugs, and drive fast cars, but regrettably the association leads to death
Dope deal by Paul Kropp( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian learns that his former drug trafficking has disastrous effects upon himself and his family
No way by Paul Kropp( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy, upset by his parents' separation, turns to shoplifting which eventually leads to a brush with the law
I'll be the parent, you be the child : encourage excellence, set limits and lighten up by Paul Kropp( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trustworthy advice for parents who want to rear bright, polite children-and a contrarian look at hot-button parenting issues, from quality time to good manners
 
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Kropp, Paul

Kropp, Paul 1948-

Kropp, Paul Stephan 1948-

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How to make your child a reader for lifeMoonkid and LibertyThe reading solutionThe countess and meSnow ghostThe write genre : classroom activities and mini-lessons that promote writing with clarity, style and flashes of brillianceBurn outDead on