Science Comics Skyscrapers, The Heights of Engineering

Written and Illustrated by John Kerschbaum I was prepared to “endure” this graphic novel about the science behind skyscrapers, but ended up truly enjoying it! John Kerschbaum has definitely done his research and strikes a great balance between entertaining and educating in this book. He includes kid-friendly, but not condescending, definitions within the book for …

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From a Small Seed: The Story of Eliza Hamilton

Written by Camille Andros, Illustrated by Tessa Blackham A charming picture book biography of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. The soft illustrations and simple story give a brief glimpse into the life of Eliza, from small seed to a strong rooted tree. As a child she loved to climb hills that left most breathless, hop fences for …

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Hair Love

Written by Matthew A. Cherry, Illustrated by Vashti Harrison This is a heartwarming book. It shows the love between a father and daughter as the father tries to help his daughter style her hair for a special day. The digitally created illustrations are lovely and colors are pleasing to the eye. This book is based …

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The Blackbird Girls

Written by Anne Blankman One morning, neighbors Valentina and Oksana wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work–Chernobyl–has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who’ve always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina’s grandmother. In their …

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