Book Review: What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren

Tweet Esther’s Ma pays attention to a lot of signs to keep her family safe. Frequent occurrences, like seeing a ring around the moon or a spider before breakfast, have to be analyzed to determine whether they will bring good … Continue reading

Book Review: The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris

Tweet It’s been two years since Audra’s husband died, but she can’t let go of her grief and move on. Especially now that her seven-year-old son Jack is having night terrors and difficulty at school. In a chance encounter, she … Continue reading

Book Review: In Falling SNow by Mary-Rose MacColl

Tweet When Iris gets an invitation to attend a special dedication to the women who worked at a hospital in France sixty years before during World War I, she begins to remember her life there and events she would rather … Continue reading

Book Review: Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Tweet Little Bao likes watching performers in the marketplace of the small Chinese village where he lives, and he daydreams of the stories he learns there. He worships the gods of his ancestors and knows he must honor them. Little … Continue reading

Book Review: Falcon in the Glass by Susan Fletcher

Tweet Renzo dreams of becoming the greatest glassblower on Murano, the island near Venice where many beautiful glass pieces are created each day. But since his father’s death he has been forced to prove himself early in the hopes that … Continue reading

Book Review: Templar written by Jordan Mechner, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Alex Puvilland

Tweet When Jordan Mechner set out to write about the Knights Templar and their lost treasure, he was more interested in the actual history of what happened to the knights than in the current existence of their purported riches. The … Continue reading

Book Review: Written in Stone by Rosanne Parry

Tweet Set on the Makah Indian Reservation on the remote Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, Written in Stone takes a look at traditional whaling practices of the Makah that continue today, and how the loss of this ceremonial hunt threatened … Continue reading

Book Review: Odette’s Secrets by Maryann Macdonald

Tweet Odette was four years old living in Paris with her mother and father at the outbreak of World War II. Right away her father volunteered for the army and went off to fight. As time went by things got … Continue reading

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