Monthly Archives: February 2015

Super Shark Encyclopedia by DK Books

Super Shark Encyclopedia truly lives up to its name – beautifully presented, mountains of facts, and information intelligently ordered to make this a book children can grow with – from basic information suitable for grade school interspersed with more detailed … Continue reading

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Artful Rainwater Design by Eliza Pennypacker, Stuart Echols

Artful Rainwater Design is beautifully illustrated yet extremely informative and well presented. It lives up to the title, thoughtfully educating on the various ways that rainwater is collected, showcased, stored, and disseminated. From watersheds to storm drainage, nature preserves to … Continue reading

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How Your Child to Thrive by Liane Brouilette

Help Your Child To Thrive is a treatise explorating the issues of the public school system in the United States and how it affects children. Problems such as belonging, bullying, and other soft issues are discussed through other writing and … Continue reading

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The 20/20 Diet by Dr. Phil McGraw

The 20/20 diet book by Dr. Phil is a brief but easy to follow motivational and eating/exercise plan with the goal of health and weight loss. Although the diet is surprisingly restrictive (just 20 foods), it is smartly tailored to … Continue reading

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Honey Girl by Lisa Freeman

Honey Girl is an engrossing coming-of-age story set in early 1970s Santa Monica, California. Navigating the beach culture, adhering to strict unwritten rules for girls, and coming to understand her own self are at the heart of 15 year-old half … Continue reading

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Class Dismissed by Allan Woodrow

Class Dismissed is an engaging elementary/middle school read about a class of students who find themselves without a teacher – and then try to hide that situation from school, other classmates, and parents so they can have a long school … Continue reading

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In Search of Lost Dragons by √Člian Black’mor, M Carine, Jezequel, Hannah Gorfinkel-Elder

In Search of Lost Dragons is an exquisitely illustrated faux travel diary of a reporter/illustrator’s adventure as he explores dragons. There are sketches, illustrations, and many sketched/drawn paraphernalia such as train tickets, posters of dragon shows, etc. While cleverly done, … Continue reading

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