September 20, 2019

Book Review: Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow

This retelling by Robert D. San Souci of the traditional British ballad tells of a trick played on the Sheriff of Nottingham by Robin and his Merry Men. [Read more...]

Book Review: The Odious Ogre

Norton Juster’s tale of an angry ogre features whimsical watercolor illustrations of an old-world village setting. [Read more...]

Edible Schoolyard: A Book Review

This review is for the title Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea, by Alice Waters. [Read more...]

Stick Man: A Winter Holiday Book Review

Stick Man, a new release by Scholastic, is out this season for holiday enjoyment. [Read more...]

Truce: A Book Review

Jim Murphy and Scholastic have teamed up to provide an engaging historical Christmas narrative for intermediate level readers. Teachers of nine-twelve year olds looking to incorporate a real life holiday story with their studies of World War I may want to take a look. Read on. [Read more...]

Crow Call: A Book Review

Two time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry takes her first stab at a picture book in Crow Call, published by Scholastic. [Read more...]

Walt Whitman: Words for America

Written by Barbara Kerley. Illustrated by Caldecott honor artist Brian Selznick. Published by Scholastic Press.

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Pancakes for Supper: A Book Review

Written by Caldecott honor book author Anne Isaacs, this pioneer themed tale is set in the American wilderness. This Scholastic Press title is boldly illustrated by Mark Teague. [Read more...]

Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream

This true story of the Mercury 13 Women, written by Tanya Lee Stone, chronicles the trials and tribulations of these remarkable women who stepped up to the space challenge. [Read more...]

Wall-E: A Movie Review

A futuristic movie portraying just how Earth could end up if the rate of consumption and trash production doesn’t slow down. Cleverly done, as a single robot character on his own is able to carry the entire first portion of the film. [Read more...]