Children’s Book Review : DUCK, DUCK, PORCUPINE!

DUCK, DUCK, PORCUPINE!

A simple chapter book/graphic novel to engage the youngest new readers. In three unrelated stories, Yoon introduces a clueless big white duck, a helpful little yellow duckling, and their purple porcupine friend. These three won’t replace Frog and Toad, but they have some of the innocence of the beloved amphibians. Each story, conveyed almost entirelyRead More

Children Book Review : TROLL CONTROL

TROLL CONTROL

Only two days after her first assignment for the Association Linking Intergalactics and Earthlings as Neighbors, 12-year-old Gabby Duran’s cosmically renowned babysitting skills are called back into service. Ever enthusiastic, the “Sitter to the Unsittables” quickly befriends a lonely young troll whose penchant for thievery and riddles might just make Gabby the most hated memberRead More

Read About It: A YEAR OF BORROWED MEN

A YEAR OF BORROWED MEN

A tender memoir of human decency during wartime as seen through the eyes of the author’s then-8-year-old mother. The setting for Barker’s story is rural Germany toward the end of World War II. Her mother’s family has been sent three French prisoners of war to help at the farm, as German menfolk were in shortRead More

Reading Is Good For Children’s Thinking

Reading Is Good For Children's Thinking

Interest is the best teacher for our children. What better time to curl up with a good book than the cozy (and spooky) days of fall. Check out our favorite children’s books about everything from apples, pumpkins, and autumn leaves to ghosts, goblins, and some not-too-scary Halloween friends for your young bookworm. Where Is Baby’sRead More