BUG OFF! CREEPY, CRAWLY POEMS by Jane Yolen – REVIEW

In honor of World Poetry Day (Today, March 21st) I am featuring BUG OFF! CREEPY, CRAWLY POEMS by Jane Yolen. I’m not a fan of insects and frequently curse their existence when I spend any time outdoors.  Mosquitoes seem to love me and will flock to me from miles around. (Sadly, there isn’t a poem [Keep Reading]

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WORST OF FRIENDS by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain – REVIEW

Suzanne Tripp Jurmain takes a different approach to her picture book about Thomas Jefferson and John Adams than Barbara Kerley does in THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM. Jurmain briefly covers the facts about their involvement in the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War and, instead, spends time on their lives after these volatile times [Keep Reading]

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THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM by Barbara Kerley – REVIEW

This picture book tells the story of how John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were instrumental to United States History. Beginning with their early years, Barbara Kerley highlights some major events that led each man to Philadelphia that fateful day in 1775 when the Declaration of Independence was finally signed. THOSE REBELS, JOHN & TOM focuses [Keep Reading]

TIME FOR KIDS THAT’S INCREDIBLE: THE WORLD’S MOST UNBELIEVABLE FACTS & RECORDS – GIVEAWAY

DID YOU KNOW??? In 1968, it was decided to scrape off the original paint on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, and repaint it. It took 27 years to finish the job. I think this is a cool fact.  I’ve been to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a sight I’ll always remember. [Keep Reading]

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FLIRTIN' WITH THE MONSTER edited by Ellen Hopkins – REVIEW

Benbella Books – May 5, 2009 Normally, I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, but I’m sure glad I did in this case. Ellen Hopkins did a fantastic job of editing this collection of essays from multiple points of view. Several authors, including Gail Giles, weigh in on different aspects of the issues involved in [Keep Reading]

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