Book Review: Eruptions and Explosions by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet Eruptions are a part of nature, while explosions often result from man-made mistakes. Judy Dodge Cummings highlights five outbursts that had major impact on the world in Eruptions and Explosions: Real Tales of Violent Outbursts, a title in the … Continue reading

Book Review: Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy

Tweet Ali Fadhil was just an ordinary boy living in Basra, Iraq in 1991. He loved to play soccer with his brothers and his friends, he worried about school bullies, he spent a lot of time playing video games, and … Continue reading

Book Review: Tomb Raiders by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet Did you know that in the 1870s kidnappers planned to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body and hold it for ransom? Or that the people of New York rioted in 1778 to protest the practice of doctors stealing bodies from graves … Continue reading

Book Review: Don’t Forget Dexter by Lindsay Ward

Tweet Dexter is a T-Rex who’s a lovable softie, the playmate of a child who accidentally forgets him in the pediatrician’s waiting room. When Dexter realizes he’s alone he sets out to find his friend Jack, drawing a picture of … Continue reading

Interview and Book Giveaway: Lindsay Ward, Author of Don’t Forget Dexter

Tweet Don’t Forget Dexter is an adorable picture book that celebrates the bonds between a child and his special toy. Tomorrow, I’m reviewing the book, which I loved, and today I am taking part in a blog tour with a … Continue reading

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Tweet Four children with no parents around to care for them are brought together under unusual circumstances and given a mission. They are to stop the plans of a man who intends to take over the world. The four, Reynie, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Civil War by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet More than 150 years after it’s conclusion, the American Civil War provides an ongoing topic of discussion and dissention. Was it begun over slavery? Were state’s rights the biggest issue? Were the military tactics that targeted civilians justified? Judy … Continue reading

Book Review: Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale by G. Neri

Tweet Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee are well known writers, yet young readers may not know that the two met when they were children in the town of Monroeville, Alabama. Their friendship continued even though Capote often lived elsewhere, … Continue reading

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