Monthly Archives: July 2011

Oceans

This nonfiction book by Donna Latham in the Endangered Biomes series reminds me, in a good way, of the movie FINDING NEMO. The colorful action shots of clown fish, tropical fish, coral reefs, sea turtles, kelp beds, shark, and pelican … Continue reading

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Deserts

Author Donna Latham presents a short 8 chapter, 27 page run down on deserts – “the most arid biome”. The page lay-outs help the reader move from the generalities of the  text to specifics of captioned inset photos and “Do … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Play, The

I f you have ever been in a play one of the worst things you can do is to forget your lines. When Herbie Bear’s class puts on a Thanksgiving play, he fears this will happen to him and is … Continue reading

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Best Birthday Ever, The

As Herbie Bear’s birthday approaches he realizes he has outgrown the skateboard his father made for him. At his party , each present is a new piece of skateboarding equipment. After the cake and ice cream , the grand finale … Continue reading

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The Year Money Grew on Trees

Thirteen-year-old Jackson Jones becomes a young entrepreneur when his widowed neighbor, Mrs. Nelson, convinces him to get her neglected apple orchard up and going again.  If he does so, she promises the deed to the orchard to young Jackson.  Seeing … Continue reading

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