Date: April 2017



Spring has Sprung!

One bright day, Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump — a bird, and something wiggly and pink — a worm, and something green, who hops and Keep Reading »

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 »

From TV to the tabletop:

April 24, 2017 |
Sci-fi and fantasy television go together with tabletop games like fish fingers and custard. Many of our favorite television sci-fi and fantasy shows have been adapted to excellent tabletop games. Given that many sci-fi and Keep Reading »

Halo: The Fall of Reach

April 20, 2017 |
The trope of a faceless super soldier is turned on its head in Halo: The Fall of Reach. Spartan John-117 or as most know him, Master Chief, is the best soldier the United Nations Space 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 »

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 »

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 »

Behind every great man there’s a great woman

April 12, 2017 |
From humble beginnings came Coretta Scott King, a woman whose life spanned Jim Crow to the 21st century. The recently released autobiography “My Life, My Love, My Legacy” is beautifully written in the late Mrs. King’s own Keep Reading »

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 »