Monthly Archives: November 2017

All in Pieces

All in Pieces by Suzanne Young stretches the drama of an unhappy, unloved teenage girl to the max. Savannah Sutton is in a reform high school for anger management for stabbing a pencil into the hand of her former boyfriend … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality

Internet neutrality is a hot topic issue in the U.S. Congress at the moment.  The book Net Neutrality presents a concise forum for the discussion and explanation of different aspects regulating to the use and abuse of the world wide … Continue reading

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Black Holes: The Weird Science of the Most Mysterious Objects in the Universe

Black Holes by Sara Latta is non-fiction book that is a quick and captivating read for those who are interested in astronomy and physics but not becoming actual astronomers or physicists. Latta presents the history and backstory of how the … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth, by Israel Keats, is a juvenile fiction book in the science fiction genre that is fast paced and action packed. The story begins with two teens, a boy from a dysfunctional family who feels that he has nothing to … Continue reading

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One For Sorrow

Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and … Continue reading

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The Wobbly Wheels

Fall is here and Carlos and Carmen play in the colorful leaves Mamá and Papá are raking into a pile.  Papá makes a deal; Carlos and Carmen help rake the leaves and he will help them learn to ride a … Continue reading

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What Girls Are Made Of

This novel grabbed me from the very start. I do want to warn that it should be given to upper-high, mature readers. The book is told from the perspective of a sexually active 17 year-old girl, who is trying to figure … Continue reading

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The Unicorn in the Barn

        Eric Harper’s grandma has been moved into a nursing home. Her home has been sold to help with expenses and Eric is having a hard time adjusting to that reality.  After all, the Harper’s have owned … Continue reading

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Inside the US Army

Inside the US Army is an attractively organized book that is full of information. It begins with a description of the army, its training and equipment and ends with the future of the army (robots, computers, etc.). There is a … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know What to Call My Cat

A young girl has a new cat, but has a very difficult time naming it. She tries many lovely names, like Lorraine and Ethel, until she discovers that her pet is a male cat. Whoops! The list of potential boy … Continue reading

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A Bear and the Piano

A young bear stumbles across a piano in a clearing in the forest and began to play. Each day, he came back until the sounds coming from that piano became beautiful and magical. Other bears came to listen to his … Continue reading

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Great White Sharks in Action

Kids love books about sharks and they will learn some great information in this book as they turn through the pages showing gaping mouths and dagger-sharp teeth. The photos will grab their attention and the text-boxes, labels and short sentences … Continue reading

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Earth Movers

Earth Movers is a high interest book for those readers that love to play with trucks or in the dirt or both! Large photos with labels and information (bolded words are explained in the glossary) are attractively laid out on … Continue reading

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Coral : a close-up photographic look inside your world

Breathtaking photography with some good science mixed in – this book should interest most budding marine biologists. An introduction explains the history and process of photography. After that, the reader discovers some amazing animals of the ocean in glorious living … Continue reading

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Follow Me Around Japan

This book is a tour of all things Japan introduced by a young girl named Satchiko. The pages are loaded with information about daily living, school and home, customs, food, art and history. There is a guessing game as well … Continue reading

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