Who Was? Series

Basic Info: Published by Random House. Book Review: The Who Was? collection of books is excellent if you have a young reader in your life who is seeking to learn more about popular figures in history. Some of these figures include Louis Armstrong Annie Oakley, Michelle Obama, The Beatles and more!  These short chapter books are approachable... Continue Reading →


Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Young Readers’ Edition)

Basic Info: Written by Ashlee Vance. Published by HarperCollins in 2017. Book Review: This book is a marvelous young readers' adaptation of the popular "adult" book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. It is the biography of Elon Musk, told with information received after the author was given exclusive access to him,... Continue Reading →

I (Don’t) Like Snakes

Basic Info: Written by Nicola Davies. Illustrated by Luciano Lozano. Published by Candlewick in 2015. Book Review: The main character in this book is a little girl who doesn't like snakes at all. Here's the problem: it's the only pet her family has! This fictional story uses real facts, realistic pictures, and true explanations of snake behavior!... Continue Reading →

Brown Girl Dreaming

Basic Info: Written by Jacqueline Woodson. Published by the Penguin Group in 2014. Book Review: Jacqueline Woodson grew up in both South Carolina and New York, and never knew which place to fully call home. In a beautiful collection of poems, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African-American girl in the... Continue Reading →

You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer

Basic Info: Written by Shana Corey. Illustrated by Chelsey McLaren. Published by Scholastic in 2000. Book Review: Amelia Bloomer was a prominent women's right activist who fought for the right for women's right to vote, and to work. She also invented bloomers - baggy pants to be worn underneath a short skirt! This true story... Continue Reading →

TIME For Kids Nonfiction Readers

Basic Info: These books come from a variety of authors and are published at various times, all by Teacher Created Materials. Series Review: TIME For Kids Nonfiction Readers are great books for young children who want to know everything about everything, and are just beginning their solo-reading journey. There are books on a variety of... Continue Reading →

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