Ordinary Hazards: A Memoir

Written by Nikki Grimes In this memoir, Nikki Grimes talks about her childhood and how while growing up she used writing to help her cope with difficult situations. Her mother suffered from schizophrenia and Grimes was eventually placed in foster care. She goes through childhood separated from her sister but realizes the magic of writing. …

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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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2019 Beehive Challenge: Graphic Novels & Poetry Winners

Every year, we hold a Beehive Reading Challenge for all of our elementary school libraries. In the fall, each school receives the longlists for the Beehive Book Awards and are challenged to read and review as many titles as they can over the next four months. This year, we made the challenge a little bit …

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