Book Review: Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson

Tweet Katherine Johnson broke the barriers for her gender and race at a time when Black women were often relegated to one of two jobs: school teacher or domestic worker. But her dad taught her to remember that while she … Continue reading

Book Review: Serafina and the Seven Stars by Robert Beatty

Tweet Braeden has been sent off to school in New York and Serafina keeps feeling as though something bad is about to happen at Biltmore, but it’s just a hunch. When the start of hunting season on a magical night … Continue reading

Book Review: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski

Tweet A chance encounter between a hungry child and a New York City office worker led to a life-long relationship that changed both people. Maurice came from a poor family where the adults assumed he would take care of himself, … Continue reading

Book Review: Before They Were Authors by Elizabeth Haidle

Tweet Some of kids’ favorite writers, people like Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, and Madeleine L’Engle, were also young before growing up to become famous. And learning about the lives of these writers-in-the-making can provide inspiration for children, possibly prompting them … Continue reading

Book Review: The Unicorn in the Barn by Jacqueline K. Ogburn

Tweet When Eric’s grandma leaves her home for an assisted living facility, her house next door to his is sold to a veterinarian, who turns it into a clinic. Dr. Brancusi hires Eric to help out cleaning stalls and caring … Continue reading

Book Review: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Tweet On the first day of sixth grade Carter Jones opens his front door to find a butler, sent to help his family as part of a bequest in Carter’s grandfather’s will. And the family certainly needs help. Carter has … Continue reading

Book Review: The Giver (Graphic Novel) Adapted by P. Craig Russell

Tweet Both of my daughters loved reading Lois Lowry’s The Giver, a story of a future world where only one person in society takes on the role of keeper, the person who remembers what life used to be like when … Continue reading

Book Review: From an Idea to Disney by Lowey Bundy Sichol

Tweet From an Idea to Disney includes quotes from Walt, fun facts, and definitions and explanations of some of the more complicated concepts surrounding the Disney company, including what it means to offer public stock. The story goes past Walt’s … Continue reading

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