Children’s Magazine(s): Girls’ Life vs. Boys’ Life

Bokram, K. (Publisher and Founding Editor). (2017, April/May). Girls' Life. Wilmington, DE: Girls' Life Acquisition Corp. Girls' Life Website Young, J. W. (Publisher Emeritus). (2017, February). Boys' Life. New York, NY: National Publisher Services, LLC. Boys' Life Website SUMMARY:   Girls' Life This issue of Girls' Life boasts articles that assist readers with spring style, beauty … Continue reading Children’s Magazine(s): Girls’ Life vs. Boys’ Life

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Children’s Librarian Blog: Abby the Librarian

Johnson, A. (2007-2017). Abby the Librarian. Powered by Blogger. Retrieved from http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/ SUMMARY:   Abby the Librarian covers all things youth librarian, including children's and young adults novels to read, as well as a "Day in the Life of" section that is helpful for anyone considering the profession or relatable for those already a part of … Continue reading Children’s Librarian Blog: Abby the Librarian

Children’s Easy Reader: Cynthia Rylant’s and Arthur Howard’s Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

Rylant, C. (Author) & Howard, A. (Illustrator). (2015, November). Mr. Putter & Tabby turn the page. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. SUMMARY:   In another tale of Mr. Putter's and Tabby's adventures, Mr. Putter signs the two up for a story time with pets at the local library, which, of course encourages Mrs. … Continue reading Children’s Easy Reader: Cynthia Rylant’s and Arthur Howard’s Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page

Children’s Audiobook: Pam Munoz Ryan’s Echo

Ryan, P. M. (2015, April). Echo [Audiobook]. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc. Available from www.audible.com. Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, Andrews MacLeod and Rebecca Soler Print Version                    Audiobook Version SUMMARY:   Ryan's Echo weaves a thread between the lives of four main protagonists through their shared passion for music … Continue reading Children’s Audiobook: Pam Munoz Ryan’s Echo

Children’s Graphic Novel: George O’Connor’s Olympians Series, Zeus: King of the Gods

O'Connor, G. (2010). Olympians, Zeus: King of the Gods. New York, NY: First Second. SUMMARY:   O'Connor's first installment of the Olympians series entitled "Zeus: King of the Gods" starts at the beginning with Kaos and the introduction of Gaea, or Mother Earth. It takes readers through the reign of the Titan gods and goddesses to the … Continue reading Children’s Graphic Novel: George O’Connor’s Olympians Series, Zeus: King of the Gods

Children’s Picturebook: Duncan Tonatiuh’s Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Tonatiuh, D. (2015). Funny bones: Posada and his day of the dead calaveras. New York, NY: Abrams Books for Young Readers. SUMMARY:   Funny Bones is the story of a lesser-known artist, Jose Guadalupe Posada whose artwork, specifically his hilarious and sometimes questionable calaveras or skeleton drawings, has become a staple of Hispanic heritage and celebrations of … Continue reading Children’s Picturebook: Duncan Tonatiuh’s Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Children’s Nonfiction: Russell Freedman’s We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler

Freedman, R.  (2016).  We will not be silent: The white rose student resistance movement that defied Adolf Hitler.  New York, NY: Clarion Books. SUMMARY:   We Will Not Be Silent covers the Scholl siblings, primarily Hans and Sophie, and their peers as they change from devoted Hitler Youth members and leaders into leaders of a literary … Continue reading Children’s Nonfiction: Russell Freedman’s We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler

Children’s Fiction: Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest

Vanderpool, C.  (2010).  Moon over Manifest.  New York, NY:  Random House, Inc. SUMMARY:   Abilene Tucker's inherent need to understand her father, Gideon by glimpsing his past leads her down some unexpectedly adventurous paths of her own.  Why did he send her to Manifest, Kansas?  Is he coming back for her?  Who are these people … Continue reading Children’s Fiction: Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest