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Pre K–2

Ada Lace on the Case

Ada Lace on the Case There is so much for your 5—10 year-old to like about the chapter book, ADA LACE:  ON THE CASE! Poor Ada has just moved to a new city, and has a broken ankle, too!  Plus,… Continue Reading →

Terrific Tongues

Terrific Tongues By Maria Gianferrari I won a non-fiction picture book by Maria Gianferrari:  TERRIFIC TONGUES!  And I think it is pretty terrific!  Did you know that “if you had a tongue like an arrow, you might be a Chameleon?” … Continue Reading →

A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

A is for Astronaut:  Blasting Through the Alphabet     Have you ever gazed up at the stars and tried to imagine what it would be like to travel there?  I grew up with Sputnik!  Yes, I’m as old as… Continue Reading →

ZOEY & SASSAFRAS: MERHORSES AND BUBBLES

ZOEY & SASSAFRAS: MERHORSES AND BUBBLES So what’s wrong with mixing science and fantasy in a book for ages 4-10?  I can’t think of a better way to engage both the mind and imagination!  I only wish I had books… Continue Reading →

Dear Sun, Dear Moon

Dear Sun, Dear Moon With the “Great American Solar Eclipse” rapidly approaching (Aug. 21, 2017), teachers, parents, and grandparents are frantically searching for books on eclipses for their students/children. Deborah Paggi’s book is a cleverly written conversation between the Sun… Continue Reading →

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

My favorite genre of books to read in elementary school was biographies (after The Boxcar Children, and before I discovered Nancy Drew!).  Any young child with the slightest interest in math and science will love Ada Byron Lovelace and the… Continue Reading →

Touch the Brightest Star

Touch the Brightest Star With Daylight Savings Time ending, and the largest full moon in years, I thought it would be a good time to get your little ones outside to look at the night sky. What child has not… Continue Reading →

Whizzy Science: Make It Zoom!

Whizzy Science:  Make It Zoom! When I look at children’s’ science trade books, I find lots and lots of them about animals and ecology, and precious few about forces and motion. Why? Animals are adorable, and kids love them! Forces… Continue Reading →

The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children     I am mad! I just learned that my very favorite childhood book was one of a series, and no one ever told me about the rest of them!! In the 3rd or 4th grade (I… Continue Reading →

The Fairy Houses Trilogy

The Fairy Houses Trilogy     A favorite springtime activity of my grandchildren is to create a fairy garden every year.  They love searching my backyard for interesting items to leave for the fairies.  Maple seeds, rocks, and acorn caps… Continue Reading →

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