Month: April 2011

Can We Save the Tiger?

Though it is often hard to read a book about endangered species, this one provides powerful reasons to preserve the animals that share our planet, and shouldn’t be missed. The illustrations alone will likely inspire budding naturalists to research their world in much more detail. Beautiful drawings and important lessons about conservation make this book …

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The Baseball Adventure of Jackie Mitchell, Girl Pitcher vs. Babe Ruth

This graphic novel is about female pitcher Jackie Mitchell and the game she pitched against the 1931 New York Yankees. This book quickly tells the story of women in baseball through this one tale. I found it a delightful way of letting kids understand how things were different for women than they are today in …

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The Wild (The Secret Journeys of Jack London, Book 1)

This book took a few chapters to get moving, but once the adventure took over I found myself caught up in the Yukon. Very descriptive of the time and people that characterized the Yukon gold rush. It made me want to revisit London’s writings. Of course there were adventures in these pages different trom those …

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Birthmarked

Gaia is a 16-year-old midwife living outside “the wall” where she and other midwives are required to “advance” a quota of babies each month to the Enclave, the society inside the wall. When Gaia’s parents are arrested and taken prisoner inside the wall, Gaia must find a way to rescue them, and in the process …

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Wishful Thinking

Book Giveaway! (see comments) Wishful Thinking captured my heart from the very beginning. It is about a girl that has three wishes to make and while she decides on those wishes her past proves to be her future. I really loved this book because it was different and left you wanting to read more and …

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Flat Broke

Upcoming Release – July 12, 2011 This book is about how Kevin finds himself without money and needs to figure out a way to make some. He wants to impress a girl. He starts some poker games and gets a percentage for setting up the games. Then he expands to making munchies to sell. He …

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Dinkin Dings and the Double From Dimension 9

Dinkin Dings is afraid of everything, except for two ghouls that live under his bed. One day as he is looking in the mirror his double from Dimension 9 comes through. The double’s name is Danger Dings and is the exact opposite in temperament than Dinkin. Danger is always in trouble and since everyone thinks …

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