Tag Archives: Middle Grade Non-Fiction

HOW TO SPEAK ANIMAL

Last month I participated in the blog tour for HOW TO SPEAK ANIMAL, a new NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS title. Now that I have had a chance to actually read the 176 page book it’s time to share all the things … Continue reading

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ELECTRICITY — CIRCUITS, STATIC, AND ELECTROMAGNETS

It’s everywhere. In our homes, schools, offices, on the train, in our cars—even inside our bodies! Electricity: Circuits, Static, and Electromagnets with Hands-On Science Activities explores the science of electricity and the technology we’ve developed to harness the energy to … Continue reading

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH SPACE STUFF

Space has never been more fun with this new title from National Geographic KiDS. Geared toward the younger side of middle grade (7-10 years), the 128 pages are filled with colorful photos and art work, joke pages that will make … Continue reading

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HERO FOR THE HUNGRY

The amazing story of an Iowa farm boy whose life’s work impacted the world comes to life in this compelling biography. Norman Ernest Borlaug is likely a man you never heard of, but his work in developing higher yielding wheat … Continue reading

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ULTIMATE BOOK OF THE FUTURE

The year 2050 is only 28 years from now, but by then we could be living in a world much different than now. This fantastic and honest look at the inventions that are on the horizon will affect us in … Continue reading

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CRITTER CHAT

Okay, what if Animals used Social Media? Humans have had both success and failures with the various platforms. Critter Chat from National Geographic KIDS tells you what to expect when animals have their own social media accounts. A Black Bear … Continue reading

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THE ANGEL OF SANTO TOMAS

Classified as a picture book biography for elementary age readers (5-10 years old), The Angel of Santo Tomas is the heartwarming story of Philippine’s courageous Doctor Fe Del Mundo. Fe del Mundo’s sister dreamt of becoming a doctor—a big dream … Continue reading

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STEVE SPANGLER’S SUPER COOL SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!

I first became familiar with Steve Spangle when he appeared frequently on a local news program. His infectious enthusiasm for Science was demonstrated with the many fun experiments he shared with his audience. It didn’t take long until the Ellen … Continue reading

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ZION UNMATCHED

Tell me something I can’t do. and I will do it or die trying. That’s what happens when you are born without legs. People immediately doubt you. Or they look at you funny. Or as less than human. But I’ve … Continue reading

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WHO WAS HARRIET TUBMAN?

THE “Who Was/Is….” series of paperbacks has over 250 titles to choose from. It began 20 years ago with just four titles. Each book provides a great start for kids who want to learn about some of the iconic names … Continue reading

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