Ostriches The Superpower Field Guide written by Rachel Poliquin illustrated by Nicholas John Frith Juvenile Non-fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ostriches really are remarkable animals, and this energetic and engaging field guide is sure to excite and educate readers about all of their “superpowers.” Tall, fast, fierce, powerful, ostriches have evolved to survive in the African savannah, which can be hot, dry, and unforgiving (as well as being the home to a number … Read more
Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost Adventure Fantasy Funny Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is my new favorite DIY guide to writing comics. A snarky Magic Cartooning Elf encourages a not-so-artistic princess to follow her dreams and make a comic book of her own, along the way offering helpful suggestions and tips about design and storytelling. The … Read more
Outer Space Junior Genius Guide series by Ken Jennings Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book was about things in space that most people wouldn’t know, like that Mars has a volcano bigger than Arizona. I like that there was a quiz/test at the end of the book to test your knowledge about what you just learned. I like the theming of a day in class because it had chapters … Read more
The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Annie was eight years old when the Germans invaded Holland. She had to be separated from her family and go into hiding because she was Jewish. For two years she hid with her sister Sini in an upstairs room and had to avoid searches by hiding in a little room inside a closet. When Holland was finally liberated, it … Read more
What Is the Story of Hello Kitty? by Kirsten Anderson Non-fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book has told the story of Hello Kitty from 1974 when Hello Kitty was first designed by Sanrio (3-River) and her first appearance on a coin purse. It told her story from when her family was introduced, she became the children’s ambassador for UNICEF, her movie, Hello Kitty theme parks, TV shows, Hello Kitty being … Read more
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Non-fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) 2 sisters, 1 car. One week to go. They fight and they don’t get along. It’s hot. They are going to Colorado, but it takes a week. Will they survive each other? Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) This is a good book. I think this because it is kind of like my family. It is like my family … Read more
The Cat Encyclopedia for Kids by Joanne Mattern Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This was a great book. It had many juicy details and great steps for taking care of lovely cats and kittens. I would recommend this book for anyone that is going to get a cat or kitten or is in love with (or liking) cats or kitten.
Welcome, Wombat True Tales of Rescue series by Kama Einhorn Juvenile/Tween Nonfiction Wombats Animal Rescue * * * * Stars (Great!) Chance, the wombat, narrates a welcome to newly rescued “pinky” Panzer and shares wombat facts and information about the sanctuary and humans who have taken them in to raise and keep safe until such a time comes when they can return to the wild. Details about wombat nature and habits is imparted in a … Read more