Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 2,648)

Falling Into the Dragon's Mouth

Jason Parker is an American foreigner in sixth-grade attending a Japanese public school. Despite the advice of his parents to keep his head held high, Jason keeps his head low to avoid detection and constant harassment at his local middle school in Japan. He finds himself in a culture that condones corporal punishment and turns a blind eye to bullying, and the locals find every...

Measure It!: Fun with Length & Distance

Length is the measurement of how long something is. Distance tells us how far apart things are. Most countries use the metric system (centimeter, meter), but the United States uses the standard system (inch, foot). Rulers are used to measure things, but you can also use your hand or a book!

Liars,Inc.

During their senior year in high school, Max, Preston, and Parvati, decide to make a little money at school by forging signatures, creating alibis, and assisting cheaters. It starts off really well and they make good money. One night, Preston asks Max to pretend to go camping with him so he can go visit a girl he has been talking to online, but afterwards Preston goes missing...

Scholastic Discover More: Birds

Readers will learn more than they ever knew about birds in Scholastic Discover More: Birds. Children can easily access the information about birds in this book by using the table of contents, glossary, and index. They will learn how different birds have different purposes for feathers, including camouflage, warmth, changing direction in flight, and showing off to female birds...

Beautiful Idols #2: Blacklist

Although Layla, Aster, and Tommy’s lives have taken different turns after the nightclub competition, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Curiously, each of them shares a connection with the rich and powerful Ira Redman: he is Tommy’s father, he gives Layla a good job she isn’t qualified for, and he gets Aster out of prison for a crime she didn’t commit. But how is Ira...

Animal Rescue Center: The Injured Fox Kit

Ella and her family run the Animal Magic Rescue Center that takes in all sorts of animals in need, including a stubborn and ornery goat named Gordon. When young Ella goes to check the gate before closing the rescue center for the night, she hears a faint animal cry from the forest. She finds an injured fox kit who they take back to the rescue center and nurse back to health. As...

Desert Food Webs in Action

Despite how barren the desert may appear on the surface, there are many plants and animals who live there and go unnoticed. These plants and animals rely on each other for food in the desert. Deserts do not have much water, so the plants and animals that live there must learn how to adapt. Desert plants get energy from the sun and adapt to store water. Herbivores get energy and...

Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

James Naismith takes over a rowdy gym class that has already made two teachers quit. He tries to play football and soccer with them, but the kids keep getting hurt. One night he stays up trying to think of a game to play with them where they couldn't run with the ball (to prevent tackling). He remembers a game he played as a kid called Duck on a Rock that he adapts into...

Maybe a Fox

Jules and Sylvie have been each other’s rock since their mother died. Behind their home in the forests of Vermont runs a river that disappears into the Slip and reappears a short walk away. It’s here that Jules and Sylvie throw their wish rocks despite the rule to never go there. When Sylvie runs down to the Slip to throw a wish rock but fails to return, Jules and her father are...

Fablehaven: Dragonwatch

Dragonwatch is the first novel in the second Fablehaven series. The story continues just a couple months after the finale of the previous series. Kendra and Seth Sorensen are on their grandparent's magical preserve during the summer, but trouble soon takes them to Wyrmroost, a magical preserve for dragons. Kendra and Seth's powers make them the only eligible candidates as the new...

Yellow Animals

There are yellow animals in the air, on the land, and in the water. Yellow is a primary color, that means you can't make yellow by mixing other colors. Read and learn about all different types of beautiful yellow animals in ABDO Kid's Animal Colors series.

Cloudwish

Van Uoc Phan makes a wish that her long time crush, Billy Gardiner, would notice her for once. She didn’t think her wish would come true, but it does! As Van Uoc gets to know Billy better she starts to discover things about herself. She doesn't want to be what everyone expects her to be. She wants to be an artist and a normal girl with a cute boyfriend; she wants to have parents...

Bel the Weather Girl: The Sky Stirs Up Trouble: Tornadoes

When a tornado warning goes off, Bel and her cousin Dylan have to go to the basement. Dylan is scared, but Bel knows that weather isn't so scary once you understand it. Bel tells Dylan that tornadoes are made when warm air, cold air, water, and wind are all combined in a funnel. A tornado won't form unless all the right ingredients are there. Just like the tornado cake they made...

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

Standing tall at seven foot four, Andre "The Giant" Rousimoff was a Frenchman known for his WWE wrestling career, but more recently identified by his role as Fezzik the giant in Rob Reiner's film The Princess Bride. Those who knew him personally often referred to to him as the "gentle giant." While Andre did have considerable success in the limelight, his feats also caused him...

Map My Home

A little boy learns about fire drills in school. He makes a map that shows the exits for his house and where his family meeting spot is in case of a fire. He labels all the rooms in his house. The map also has a key and compass rose to help people read the map.

The Glittering Court

The young Countess of Rothford does not want to marry her distant cousin. So when handsome Cedric Thorn arrives on her doorstep pitching a glamorous life in the Glittering Court to her lady’s maid, the countess takes her maid’s place as Adelaide Bailey. Adelaide travels to a country cottage with the other recruited girls to learn to become a lady. Adelaide does her best to fit in...

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Giraffe is so bored that he decides to do something about it. Pelican is starting a new mail service, so Giraffe decides to write a letter to whomever it reaches on the other side of the horizon. Pelican delivers the letter to Seal, who then delivers the letter to Penguin. Even though Giraffe does not know what Penguin looks like and Penguin doesn’t know what Giraffe looks like...

Michael Vey #6: Fall of Hades

Michael and his friends are to capture the Joule to cut off the Elgen’s money and power. Michael and the Electroclan go to Taiwan to rescue Hatch’s ex-right-hand man, Welch, who has extensive knowledge of Elgen protocol. They also rescue Tara, Torstyn, and Quentin, three of Hatch’s rogue electric children. Michael and the crew head to Hades, a newly rechristened island that hosts...

Brain Game Treasure Hunts: Jungle Puzzles

Imagine you are walking on the Inca Trail on your way to Machu Pichu when you fall and find yourself trapped in a clearing with an ancient temple! Unable to find a way back to the trail, you enter the temple. You have to solve puzzles as you make your way through the temple. After you finally make your way through the temple, you wake up mysteriously back on the Inca Trail.