The Power of Architecture

The Power of Architecture

I have discovered a new-to-me nonfiction author and illustrator and I am a fan girl! This folio-sized book is inspiring, absorbing, and a call-out to think and dream with innovation and confidence.

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Garvey in the Dark

Garvey in the Dark

With her usual positive and hopeful storytelling, Nikki Grimes reminds us that lives changed during the Covid pandemic, affecting many people in many different ways. Garvey’s story will resonate deeply with readers of all ages.

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Charlie & Frog

Charlie & Frog

Charlie Tickler is a boy with parents who don’t listen. They leave him with grandparents who don’t listen while they travel the world. And Charlie falls into a mystery he’s determined to solve with the help of his new friend Frog.

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Concrete from the Ground Up

Concrete from the Ground Up

Fascinating on every page! I learned so much about concrete because the presentation is concise, packed with information, but flowing and moving with narrative ease. 

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Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen

Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen

I don’t recall reading a book in which the main character is being “kept back” a year in school. Maple Mehta-Cohen is told by her fifth grade teacher that she will repeat fifth grade because she’s not reading at grade level.

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We Belong

We Belong

I’ve seen many questions on social media, asking which books teachers will read aloud to their classroom during the first week of school. I don’t teach in a classroom but I’ve thought about this question anyway.

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The Library of Ever

The Library of Ever

It is no secret that I have a passion for libraries. Here is an author who shares that passion in a glorious, inventive, and enthusiastic story!

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How to Build a Human

How to Build a Human

This book about evolution is so interesting that I recommend it as a read-aloud in middle grade and high school classes and certainly at home. Perfect for a car trip.

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Hero for the Hungry

Hero for the Hungry

No matter the reader’s familiarity with agriculture Borlaug’s story is exciting. He affected the entire world with his dedication to changing world Hunger. And he did it!

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