Book Review: Be The Parent, Please by Naomi Schaefer Riley

Tweet Using technology on multiple devices has become such a ubiquitous part of our lives that it’s hard for parents to know how to set limits on programs and screen time for their children. They may also wonder if educational … 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: Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

Tweet Iconic images of the Statue of Liberty show her from the front, with torch raised high. So most people are unfamiliar with her feet, which are mostly covered by her long robe anyway. But author Dave Eggers wants readers … 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

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: Great Escapes by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet The true stories of adventurers, explorers and others escaping life-threatening situations are often more harrowing than anything fiction could imagine. Great Escapes in the Mystery & Mayhem series focuses on five escapes that actually happened. The stories range from … Continue reading

Book Review: Rebels and Revolutions by Judy Dodge Cummings

Tweet In Rebels and Revolutions, a title in the Mystery & Mayhem series, author Judy Dodge Cummings focuses on five people who “fought for their rights and changed history.” They include a young boy who fought in the American Revolution, … Continue reading

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