Review: Votes for Women!

Votes for Women! American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling Algonquin Young Readers, February 13, 2018 Grades 8-12, 320 pages Here’s what the publisher says about Votes for Women!: For nearly 150 years, American women did not have the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, they won that right, when Read More …

Review: Capsized! by Patricia Sutton

Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster by Patricia Sutton Chicago Review Press (July 1, 2018) Grades 5-8, 176 pages Here’s what the publisher says about Capsized!: A fascinating historical account of courage and tragedy on the Chicago River On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, filled to capacity with 2,500 passengers and crew, Read More …

Review: EAVESDROPPING ON ELEPHANTS

EAVESDROPPING ON ELEPHANTS by Patricia Newman Millbrook Press/August 1, 2018 Grades 4-8, 56 pages Here’s what the publisher says: Can understanding how forest elephants communicate help scientists find ways to protect this vulnerable species? Researcher Katy Pane and others involved with Cornell University’s Elephant Listening Project believe it can. Patricia Newman takes readers behind the Read More …

Review: ZOO SCIENTISTS TO THE RESCUE

ZOO SCIENTISTS TO THE RESCUE by Patricia Newman, photographs by Annie Crawley Millbrook Press/August 1, 2017 Grades 4-8, 64 pages Here’s what the publisher says: Zoos take care of animals and welcome visitors of all ages, but that’s not all zoos do. Author Patricia Newman and photographer Annie Crawley bring readers behind the scenes at Read More …

Review: POISON by Sarah Albee

POISON: DEADLY DEEDS, PERILOUS PROFESSIONS, AND MURDEROUS MEDICINES by Sarah Albee Penguin Random House/September 05, 2017 Middle Grade (8-12), 192 pages Here’s what the publisher says: Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in human history. Perfect for STEM enthusiasts! For centuries, people have Read More …