Book Review: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Tweet When Rory Rooney’s skin turns green on a field trip he lands in the isolation ward of a hospital in London, where the doctor wants to test and observe him to see if he’s contagious. Rory is shocked to … Continue reading

Book Review: Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett

Tweet Elvis Babbitt has a head for science, but that doesn’t help her figure out how to navigate the world in the days after her mother drowned while sleepwalking. Her school counselor encourages her to go through the stages of … Continue reading

Book Review: Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3 and Colors

Tweet From the authors of bestseller Steam Train, Dream Train comes two books to help kids learn numbers and colors. Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3, takes kids on a ride while they learn numbers one through ten. Each page focuses … Continue reading

Book Review: Two Across by Jeff Bartsch

Tweet Stanley and Vera bond when they meet as teen contestants at the National Spelling Bee. Named rare co-winners, they see each other once a year when they return as former champs. They each understand the quirky upbringing the other … Continue reading

Book Review: Spud by Jon van de Ruit

Tweet Young John Milton (aka Spud) lives with his family in South Africa during the days before apartheid ends. He’s landed a scholarship to a prestigious boy’s boarding school and takes up residence in a house with a group of … Continue reading

Book Review: Living Large in Our Little House by Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Tweet When Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband Dale built their 480 sq. ft. home on a lake in the Ozarks, they had no idea they would end up living in it full time, or that they would be at the … Continue reading

Book Review: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, Illustrated by Eda Kaban

Tweet Old MacDonald Had a Truck, written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban, is a wonderful play on words for a familiar song that most children know. It starts out as expected: “Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.” … Continue reading

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