Category Archives: non fiction

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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DOG DAYS OF HISTORY

Author Sarah Albee has written more than a hundred fiction and non-fiction titles for children. Her newest will attract dog loving fans both old and young. Even if you’ve never had a dog or a cat curled up on your … Continue reading

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KIDS AND PLEASURE READING

Are you frustrated with the lack of pleasure reading your tweens or teens are doing? Parents and teachers have all heard the excuses: I have too much homework. I’d rather play sports. There aren’t any books I like. I’ll just … Continue reading

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ASTRONAUT AQUANAUT

Astronauts and aquanauts are two career paths which on the surface go in opposite directions. Which one would you choose? The number one answer I hear from MG girls is Marine Biologist. For boys it’s often an astronaut but only … Continue reading

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