I Facebook Friended an Albatross!

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross by Darcy Pattison (illustrated by Kitty Harvill) Mim’s House, February 1, 2012 32 pages Reading level: 840L (grades 3-5) How does a bird in the middle of the Pacific Ocean survive the 2011 Japanese tsunami and other dangers for over 60 years? No one really knows, but we do know for sure that Wisdom–the Read More …

Interview with author Cynthia Levinson

A few weeks ago I posted this review of Cynthia Levinson‘s amazing middle-grade nonfiction book, WE’VE GOT A JOB. Now, I’m thrilled to welcome Cynthia herself  here to talk about it! LT: Hi Cynthia! One of the first things I noticed about WE’VE GOT A JOB was how thoroughly researched it is. What was the hardest Read More …

Review: We’ve Got a Job

  We’ve Got a Job by Cynthia Levinson Peachtree Publishers, February 1, 2012 176 pages Ages: 10 and up Oscar Wilde supposedly said, “Any fool can make history, but it takes genius to write it.” While I don’t necessarily agree with the first part, the second part absolutely rings true. After all, how do you make a story Read More …

Read more kids’ nonfiction in 2012!

Still trying to come up with some resolutions for the new year? Or would you prefer having one or two that are more pleasure than pain? Well, in the spirit of …I’ve got just the thing for you! Read more nonfiction for kids! There are two challenges out there right now to help you do Read More …

Review: Picture Yourself Writing Poetry

  Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing by Laura Purdie Salas Capstone Press, August 2011 32 pages Ages: 8 and up This title is one of the Picture Yourself Writing ____: Using Photos to Inspire Writing series, and it’s quite effective—it inspired me to write! Not only does it demonstrate how one can use images Read More …