Month: September 2019

You Can’t Dance to These Rhythms: What Are Algorithms?

Coding Is CATegorical Series Written by Brian P. Cleary, Illustrated by Martin Goneau This is a cute, easy-to-read story about the definitions and examples of algorithms,even giving examples of recipes and self-driven cars. Who knew? The illustrations are delightful and clever, but they are very helpful to further educate the reader regarding algorithms. This will …

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Smell the Daisies

Big Words, Small Stories, #3 Written by Judith Henderson, Illustrated by T. L. McBeth This book is written as short stories, which makes it easier for kids to reach a stopping point while reading. The author uses comedy to introduce big words. The illustrations are engaging and humorous. Each short story is filled with little …

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Billie Jean!

How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports Written by Mara Rockliff, Illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley This is an easy-to-read nonfiction picture book about the accomplishments of tennis star Billie Jean King. Beginning with her energetic childhood, the book shows how Billie Jean ran fast, played hard, and put everything she had into her …

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Predator and Prey

A Conversation in Verse Written by Susannah Buhrman-Deever, Illustrated by Bert Kitchen I absolutely loved this book and easily gave it 5 stars! I shared it with my family and my teen children were even interested in it. Great educational poetry book that can be read with two voices. It had many fascinating animal behavior …

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Fantastic Fist/MowTown

Midnight Arcade: A Play-Your-Way Adventure Written by Gabe Soria, Illustrated by Kendall Hale Gabe Soria has found a fun way to combine gaming with reading. The adventure begins when you take a subway to the end of the line and that’s when things get a bit bizarre. Soon you find yourself in the dark, creepy …

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The Moon Within

Written by Aida Salazar 11-year-old Celi Rivera’s body is quickly changing and with it, the promise of a period. For Celi, this means a moon ceremony to celebrate her transition from girl to young woman. Celi, however, doesn’t want to share the things happening to her body with other people. Celi also finds herself torn …

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