Category Archives: non fiction

REAL WORLD SCIENCE BOOKS

After reading this three volume set from Nomad Press I understand how the scarecrow felt after getting his brain. I’m a lot smarter and it was fun getting there! Great for ages 12 and up even if science is not … Continue reading

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WEIRD BUT TRUE! NEW YORK CITY

The always popular WEIRD BUT TRUE! series is out with another great selection. This time it’s a look at one of my favorite cities to visit—The Big Apple, otherwise known as New York City. You can see all the previous … Continue reading

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WORLD ATLAS

When opening up an atlas you expect maps like you do here in the sixth edition of National Geographic Kids World Atlas—Both a physical and political color coded map for seven regions. More than 120 total. But what makes this … Continue reading

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Spectacular Sisters

I agree, but it took me a long time to reach that opinion. Growing up with one older and two younger sisters I was surrounded by girls. Yep, always in the middle. Back then they were anything but spectacular to … Continue reading

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GUITARS

I’ve always had a fascination with guitars. As a teen I took lessons on an acoustic guitar but never got very good at it. I still enjoy the different sounds guitars can make. There’s nothing better than listening to a … Continue reading

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THREADS OF PEACE

This thoroughly researched biography of these famous men is not a boring account of the history and events connected with each. Instead, you’ll be mesmerized by the story telling and gain a deep understanding about the ways and personality of … Continue reading

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Sharks at Your Service

Most humans are either scared or enthralled by these creatures of the sea. SHARKS AT YOUR SERVICE uses the voice of a child to convince readers that sharks need protection from people out to destroy their species. It’s a fascinating … Continue reading

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UNFORGOTTEN

Last week I participated in the Unforgotten Blog Tour, a new title about the life of Dian Fossey. There you learned of TWO LIES AND ONE TRUTH about this iconic mountain gorilla researcher, written by author Anita Silvey. Today is … Continue reading

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Weird but True! OCEAN

Dive into these fishy facts: Did you know that the prehistoric shark, megalodon, had jaws so big that it could swallow a car? Or that goats, pigs, dogs, cats, and even an alpaca have all learned how to surf? And … Continue reading

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CONSTELLATIONS FOR KIDS

I still remember sitting in a planetarium watching a presentations on constellations. I was about 8 years old and couldn’t wait for nighttime to come so I could find Cassiopeia. The name was one I had never heard and success … Continue reading

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