Tag Archives: Middle Grade Non-Fiction

CODE THIS!

Just last week an excited group of kids asked me what was the best way to learn computer programming. I had once taught classes in BASIC and HTML/JAVASCRIPT, but technology has gotten more complex making our devices all that smarter. … Continue reading

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Cat Breed Guide/Dog Breed Guide

These two well-researched and colorful guides will please animal lovers of all ages. You’ll be hooked when you turn a page and find one of these cats and dogs staring back. How about an adoring gaze from a Shorthaired Chartreux … Continue reading

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CAT SCIENCE UNLEASHED

Last year I featured a review of DOG SCIENCE UNLEASHED, using my own dog for the series of fun and revealing experiments. This new companion title is devoted to our feline friends. I currently don’t have a cat, but the … Continue reading

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Explorer Academy—CODEBREAKING ACTIVITY ADVENTURE

Unlock ancient puzzles and secrets introduced via supercool codes and ciphers in this companion book to the new Explorer Academy series. In the first activity book based on the Explorer Academy, kids test their knowledge of ancient codes and ciphers … Continue reading

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AWESOME ACHIEVERS in SCIENCE

BACKGROUND (From Hachette Book Group) Everyone has heard the names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but what about Michael Collins–the third brave Apollo 11 astronaut who didn’t get to walk on the moon? Many of the most relevant figures in … Continue reading

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AWESOME ACHIEVERS in TECHNOLOGY

BACKGROUND (From RUNNING PRESS) Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell–Jobs’s boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech … Continue reading

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WEIRD BUT TRUE! USA

The fourth of July finds a great partner with the newest version of this classic series. Here’s the background from AMAZON:         It’s weird. It’s true. And now, it’s red, white, and blue! Explore the wonderfully wacky … Continue reading

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