Review: Stay and the Snow Dragon

October 20, 2014

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Stay and the Snow Dragon: An Antarctic Adventure Written by Ben Maddison and Andrew Peacock Illustrated by Andrew Peacock Blurb Books June 2014 60 pages Stay and the Snow Dragon is based on an actual 2013 Australasian Antarctic Expedition. A Russian crew aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy transported a team of scientists and their guests to […]

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Review: Mighty Dads

October 14, 2014

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Mighty Dads Written by Joan Holub Illustrated by James Dean Scholastic Press April 2014 40 pages From dump trucks to excavators to cement mixers, backhoes and more, every big dad piece of construction equipment has a kid-size version working alongside him. The Mighty Dads show the little tykes how to get the job done. They […]

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Review: Making Personal Finance Cool to Kids

October 6, 2014

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Personal Finance for Children: Making Personal Finance Cool to Kids By John Cruise United Publishing House July 2014 42 pages This is a guide book for parents who want to teach their kids about money and finance. Cruise recommends ways to introduce money concepts in each age group – from toddlers to teens – which […]

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Review: Jump!

September 29, 2014

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Jump! Written by Julia Dweck Illustrated by Brian Allen Sleepy Sheep Productions 32 pages After being stuck inside a box all his life, Jack breaks free on his thousandth jump. But he sees himself as a broken toy and destined for the trash bin. Until Barker the dog comes to the rescue and shows Jack […]

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Review: Talks with Animals and Nature

September 22, 2014

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Talks with Animals and Nature: Bridging the Communication Gap with All Life By Myriah Krista Walker Grandma River Press May 2014 108 pages At the outset, Myriah Walker confesses to her readers about a time in her life when she suffered unbearable loss and grief. Even though she goes on to explain how her ability […]

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Review: Zwoosh!

September 15, 2014

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Zwoosh! Written by Marie Rose Illustrated by Susan Lee Indie Rose Books for Kids August 2014 34 pages Hop on board and enjoy a journey through the galaxy on a rainbow rocket ship. Experience the colors of Saturn’s rings. Visit with a few of Jupiter’s many moons. Race with shooting stars. Share s’mores with strange […]

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Review: The Real Cost of Fracking

August 28, 2014

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The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food By Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald Beacon Press August 2014 256 pages In 2012, veterinarian Michelle Bamberger and Cornell University professor of molecular medicine Robert Oswald published their study, “Impacts of Gas Drilling on Human and Animal Health.” […]

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