Category Archives: children

Book Review: Marco Polo, by Demi

In this children’s book entitled Marco Polo, Demi presents beautifully “gilded” illustrations and a captivating 50-page biography of Marco Polo’s 24 years of world travel and unbelievable adventure.   Polo begins his travels as a teenager, setting out with his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Daddy Adventure Day, by Dave Keane

Do you remember your first baseball game?  In Daddy Adventure Day by Dave Keane, a young boy attends his first baseball game with his dad.  Many memorable things happen on their Daddy Adventure Day, a distinct day just for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Princess Who Had No Kingdom, by Ursula Jones

In the amusing children’s picture book, The Princess Who Had No Kingdom, award-winning author Ursula Jones delivers a delightful tale of a solitary princess who is searching for her kingdom.  While traveling here and there, she drove her horse, Pretty, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: “The Crossover,” and Other Verse Novels

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander is an energetic, engaging and emotional novel written in verse about basketball, family, and adolescent relationships.  The story centers on twins Josh and JB’s life as they prepare to compete in the middle school basketball championship. … Continue reading

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Mysteries for Tweens

Sometimes a good mystery is hard to find, particularly for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Here are three, fairly recently published, that are smart, engaging and sure to be a hit. Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.  Money is … Continue reading

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