Category: Children



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Girl Code by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser

VOYA Reviews 2017 February High school students and authors Gonzales (Andy) and Houser describe their paths to finding a career that will satisfy their needs and passions. They both had been questioning what direction their Keep Reading »

Which is better? The story or the illustration? BOTH!!

April 18, 2017 |
Every four years since 2007, writer-illustrator Brian Selznick has published a new book. They are intense and adventure-filled. They also are big and fat — thick with impressive heft in the middle-grade children’s book realm. (One Keep Reading »
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

April 17, 2017 |
With only a library book as his guide, fourteen-year-old William changed his life forever. William Kamkwamba used junk parts and an amazing imagination to build the windmill he read about for his Malawian village, harnessing Keep Reading »
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Scythe. Utopia is the new black.

Move over dystopia, make way for utopia.  In the future, Earth is transformed.  Humans are ruled by the benevolent, all-knowing, all-powerful artificial intelligence known as “The Thunderhead”.  It is a world without war, hunger, disease, Keep Reading »
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Oats, peas, beans and barley grow…

April is a wonderful time to plan a garden with your children, and introduce them to the world of horticulture. Here are a few books that might pique their interest: Plants Can’t Sit Still by Keep Reading »
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Construction Storytime

April 6, 2017 |
While filling in leading preschool storytime recently, I got the opportunity to share some of my favorite construction vehicle stories. Some are more recent and others have been around for years. Mike Mulligan is a Keep Reading »

Third-born kids must hide

March 21, 2017 |
The Population Police – an intriguing concept for middle-grade readers. In her book “Among the Hidden,” Margaret Peterson Haddix explores the idea of a world where the government, fearful of a food shortage, dictates that Keep Reading »
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Things are Not Always What They Seem

March 18, 2017 |
When Martin Pistorius was 12 years old, he came home from school with a sore throat. Over the next two years, his mind and body shut down, until he was left a quadriplegic who could Keep Reading »
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Spring Is in the Air!

Spring is in the air and new spring books for preschoolers are here! Spring Hare by Eugene Yelchin.  An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in Keep Reading »