Gymboree & Little Golden Books

Do you remember Golden Books? Like many young readers, the gold spine of the books is etched into my mind.  (Way back) in the eighties, before my family could make it to large cities to go shopping, Golden Books always seemed to be available, even in our small grocery store.  We have some for our children,… Continue reading Gymboree & Little Golden Books

Frankie Dupont and the High Seas Heist

About the Books Title: Frankie Dupont and The Science Fair Sabotage | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Illustrator: Alexander Avellino | Publication Date: May 11, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 134 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12 Summary: Frankie Dupont is less than impressed when he has to attend the Sustainable Science Fair with… Continue reading Frankie Dupont and the High Seas Heist

If an Elephant Went to School

If an Elephant Went to School by Ellen Fischer & illustrated by Laura Wood Children ages 2 to 6 [Meets Next Generation Standards for Science] [Release date: July 21, 2015] [Companion to If an Armadillo Went to a Restaurant]   When we received a review copy of this picture book, my son actually tore right… Continue reading If an Elephant Went to School

The Montmaray Journals: Review & Recommendation

The Montmaray Journals by Australian author, Michelle Cooper   RAF pilots. Aristocratic balls and gowns. A rocky isolated island kingdom. Nazis. Spies. Family. Spain.   1.  A Brief History of Montmaray  Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual… Continue reading The Montmaray Journals: Review & Recommendation

Code Name Verity: Review

It’s no secret that historical fiction, especially young adult historical fiction, is among my favorite types of books to read.  I’ve discussed my top World War II and Holocaust YA novels here  as well as my top five YA Historical fiction picks here. When a co-worker recommended this book to me, frankly, I was surprised I… Continue reading Code Name Verity: Review