Book Review: Maya Lin: Thinking With Her Hands by Susan Goldman Rubin

Tweet Maya Lin was thrust into the national spotlight when her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., completed as a college project, won out over other entries. In her early 20s, she found herself in a struggle … Continue reading

Book Review: The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice TsuTsumi

Tweet The dam is the only thing that keeps the deadly fog from rolling into Sunrise Valley. Pig’s father built it before he disappeared into the void. Now Pig is responsible for keeping the fog at bay by tending the … Continue reading

Book Review: Longburrow: Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood

Tweet A storyteller arrives at a cozy warren on a blustery holiday eve. As he warms himself by the fire, little ones and adults gather around to hear his tale. It’s a story of an ordinary rabbit who achieves great … Continue reading

Book Review: Castle in the Stars by Alex Alice

Tweet The time is the late 1800s. The place is Europe. Scientists want to find the mysterious element that will let man travel to space. Governments want to control it so they have power over others. One boy wants to … Continue reading

Book Review: Older Than Dirt by Don Brown and Dr. Mike Perfit

Tweet The story of Earth is a story of geology — continents shifting, volcanoes erupting, plates shifting, rocks forming, and more. That story comes alive for young readers in Older Than Dirt: A Wild But True History of Earth by … Continue reading

Book Review: Survivor Diaries: Overboard by Terry Lynn Johnson

Tweet L ots of kids love stories based on true events, especially when those events happened to kids like them. That’s the appeal of the Survivor Diaries series by Terry Lynn Johnson. I read Overboard! for review. It’s the story … Continue reading

Book Review: Things That Surprise You by Jennifer Maschari

Tweet Emily Murphy’s best friend Hazel is excited about starting middle school and changing her old self into something new. But Emily already likes herself: she’s a girl who loves the Unicorn Chronicles series, her dog Bean, and all things … Continue reading

Book Review: Kat Greene Comes Clean by Melissa Roske

Tweet Kat Greene is worried about a lot of things. She’s not sure why her mom cleans until her hands are raw. She frets that if she tells anyone about what’s going on with her mom, she’ll have to live … Continue reading

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