Book Review: Garbage by Donna Latham

Tweet What happens to our garbage after it’s collected from the curb in front of our house? We know it goes away, but where is away and what does that mean? Garbage: Follow the Path of Your Trash by Donna … Continue reading

Book Review: Come November by Katrin van Dam

Tweet When Rooney starts her senior year of high school she’s looking forward to applying to Columbia University, the only school she really wants to attend. But first she has to make it through November, when her mom, younger brother, … Continue reading

Book Review: Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins

Tweet Neel is nominated for a scholarship that will take him away from his small island in West Bengal to study in the city. His headmaster believes he has promise and can go on to do great things. But Neel … Continue reading

Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Tweet Ivan the gorilla is part of a roadside attraction that includes several animals as well as a video arcade and a restaurant. Inspired by the real-life story of a gorilla taken from the wild as a baby, The One … Continue reading

Book Review: Animal Planet Adventures: Dolphin Rescue by Catherine Nichols

Tweet Maddie and Atticus live with their dad in a small town on the New England coast. Maddie volunteers with the local aquarium, and she’s learned a lot about sea life there. The siblings are presented with the mystery of … Continue reading

Book Review: Ricky’s Atlas by Judith L. Li, Illustrations by M. L. Herring

Tweet Ricky Zamora loves the high desert area where his aunt, uncle, and cousins live. The terrain is much drier than the town west of the Cascade Mountains where he lives. But he arrives for a visit during a thunderstorm, … Continue reading

Book Review: The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt

Tweet Today I’m thrilled to review this great new book for young readers. I’m also excited to feature an interview with author Kathi Appelt tomorrow as part of her blog tour. Check back in then to see what she has … Continue reading

Book Review: Ellie’s Log by Judith L. Li, illustrations by M. L. Herring

Tweet Eleven-year-old Ellie lives in a Pacific Northwest forest with her dad, who is the forest manager, and her mom, who is a researcher at the local university. Together with her new friend Ricky, she explores the forest around her … Continue reading

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