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National Geographic KIDS and authors’ Crispin Boyer & Suzanne Zimbler hit the mark with this new title. I was fascinated throughout the 192 pages. The hardback is one of those hard to put down books you’ll be going back to … Continue reading

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BENEATH THE WAVES

Happy Earth Day! What better way to recognize this important date than by introducing a new book from National Geographic KIDS. Beneath the Waves is a true celebration of our most precious resource. The ocean is full of mystery and … Continue reading

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MARS IS

HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) is the most advance camera ever sent into space. Scientists attached the camera to a spacecraft orbiting Mars and since 2006, pictures have been streaming back to Earth. Many of the colorful images are … Continue reading

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IT’S A NUMBERS GAME! BASEBALL

Major league baseball season is in full swing and there’s a lot more to the game than balls and strikes. Last month ALWAYS in the MIDDLE participated in the Book Blast for IT’S A NUMBERS GAME! BASEBALL. The big Giveaway … Continue reading

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ENSNARED IN THE WOLF’S LAIR

Most of us have probably had several history classes that covered Hitler and his regime in World War II. But buried deep in the facts are atrocities we never learned about. Ensnared in the Wolf’s Lair is a sad story … Continue reading

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13 THINGS STRONG KIDS DO

Amy Morin, author of the best selling, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, has shifted gears to help tweens in the always tough growing up years. A chapter is dedicated to each idea and begins with a story of … Continue reading

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GREAT RIVERS OF THE WORLD

Eighteen of the grandest rivers are given their due in this colorful and informative book. What could have been a boring text filled description of each water source, turns into an enlightening journey. Each river is given a two page … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is happening all around us and kids of all ages are curious as to what it means. A great place to start is with THE STORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE: A first book about how we can help save … Continue reading

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BOTS AND BODS

This illustrated guide explores humans and robots in a variety of ways. We’re both alike and different and we often work together to make life easier and solve problems. Four chapters organize the comparison: BODY BASICS GET MOVING SEEING AND … Continue reading

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PLANES

I remember the day clearly. It was a Saturday and I ventured out to a little league ball park to watch my 8-year-old nephew play in his first game. He took his position out in left field and sure enough … Continue reading

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