Book Review: Strimko Book 1 by the Grabarchuk Family

Tweet Strimko Book 1: 150 Easy-to-Master Number Logic Puzzles showcases a new type of puzzle invented in 2008 by the Grabarchuk family—Serhiy, Tanya, Peter and Helen. What is Strimko? The Grabarchuks describe it as a logic number puzzle based on … Continue reading

Saturdays With Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger

Tweet Life is complicated for 12-year-old Maisie. Her uncle has moved in with her family after getting injured while filming a movie in Hollywood. Her grandma is showing signs of dementia. She finds out that a boy “like” likes her. … Continue reading

Book Review: Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani

Tweet Priyanka doesn’t understand why her mother won’t talk to her about life in India or the father she has never known. Born in the U.S., Priyanka feels the tug of two cultures: the food and traditions of her mother’s … 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

Book Review and Giveaway: Christmas in Cooperstown by David A. Kelly

Tweet Cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins love solving mysteries, so when they discover a vintage baseball card has been stolen from the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, they are on the case. The list of … Continue reading

Book Review: The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

Tweet Harper McCoy loves her life in Connecticut. She’s got great friends and everyone on her dance team knows her skills. But when her family moves to Florida for her dad’s job, she finds herself having to prove her ability … Continue reading

Book Review: Ada Lace, On the Case by Emily Calandrelli

Tweet Ada Lace is new in town and her mom wants her to make friends before school starts. She meets Nina and the two of them start observing life in Juniper Gardens, which is their neighborhood. As the two get … Continue reading

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

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