Category Archives: non fiction

THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF SHARKS

Just in time for Shark Week is this stunning achievement from photojournalist, Brian Skerry. The Ultimate Book Of Sharks goes far beyond anything you’ve seen in movies or read about in middle grade books. Beautiful photographs intermix with text covering … Continue reading

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2019

My friend and fellow blogger, Karen Yingling, at Mrs. Yingling Reads speaks the truth when she said: “Want the best bang for your buck when it comes to children’s books?  Purchase a copy of the newest almanac for $14.99 and … Continue reading

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DO DOODLEBUGS DOODLE?

Try saying the title three times fast! No, I couldn’t either. This fun book of amazing facts about eleven different insects begins with a silly question. Turn the page and you can read a clearly stated answer. The facts will … Continue reading

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THE FREEDOM SHIP OF ROBERT SMALLS

The town of Beaufort, South Carolina is the starting point for this true story of a daring escape by an African American slave. It’s a beautiful seaside town and I’d fully recommend a visit. The text in this new edition … Continue reading

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HEROES OF HISTORY

WELCOME TO ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Most middle graders have little background on the politics and leaders of our country—especially from the past. What they do know is heard through parents/teachers, the 24/7 endless new cycle, and social media. … Continue reading

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STARTALK

StarTalk is a popular podcast hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. It is a mix of science, space, and popular culture—often with a comedic slant to the proceedings. An extension of the Startalk program on National Geographic is in the … Continue reading

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OUR NATION’S DOCUMENTS

New this month from the timely folks at TIME FOR KIDS is a look at the words that have shaped our country. With politics in the news every minute of the day, children are taking an increased interest in the … Continue reading

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