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 …

STEM Friday roundup is here!

I’m thrilled to be hosting STEM Friday today! If you reviewed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) book for kids on your blog today, please leave your link in the comments or on Twitter (@lauriethompson), and I will add you to the round-up throughout the day. Thanks! My contribution to this week’s STEM Friday, a review of Read More …

Review: Amazing Kitchen Chemistry

Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Make Yourself by Cynthia Light Brown (Author) Nomad Press (May 1, 2008) 122 pages Ages: 9-12 From the publisher’s web page: “In Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself, kids ages 9 and up will experiment with kitchen materials to discover chemistry. Readers will learn about atoms, molecules, solids, Read More …

STEM Friday Book Review: The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery (Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades series) by Sandra Markle (Author) Millbook Press (Lerner), October 2011 48 pages Ages: 9-12 From the publisher’s web page: Panamanian golden frogs aren’t just cute, little, and yellow. They’re also the national symbol of Panama. But they started to Read More …