Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 2,648)

Who's for Dinner? Predators and Prey

If you've ever wondered how predators use teamwork, teach their young to hunt, or trick and trap prey then you should read this book! There are three different sections that are about predators, prey, and animal eating habits. Each is full of fun and interesting facts about a wide variety of animals.

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

Entrepreneur. Rule-breaker. Designer. Inventor. While other authors have attempted to create a biography about the man behind Apple appropriate for children, this is the first biography, presented as a graphic novel, written and drawn from the perspective and level of a sixth grader. The life of Steve Jobs is a story of revolutionary change; a man who significantly affected how...

FUNdamental Experiments: Color

Sunlight is made up of a bunch of colors all mixed together, but when sunlight passes through water it separates and we can see all the colors of the rainbow! Lots of colors are made the same way, and you can discover what colors are used in your markers by doing an experiment with just water and a paper towel. Darker colors absorb light and lighter colors reflect light, so...

The Magician's Bird

Bud and Laurie soon find themselves fighting to save their school, Tuckernuck Hall, from closing down. This time, Walker LeFranco, former school board president, claims that that the founder of the school is a murderer. Bud and Laurie stumble upon a secret room in the school and find the Marchetti’s bird, the only proof that could save the school’s reputation. Walker LeFranco...

Bomb: The Race to Build-And Steal-The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon takes young adult readers through the years leading up to the first use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan in World War II. Bombreads like a thriller as you follow the story lines about the scientists in the United States trying to build a functional bomb, their counterparts in Great Britain...

Crown of Three #3: A Kingdom Rises

While Elodie is imprisoned by Lord Vicerin, she uses her powers to summon the dead warriors Vicerin had killed. With the dead’s help, Elodie and her friends escape and fight their way to Melchior and the troops loyal to the triplets. Meanwhile, Gulph wakes up from his fatal jump into the chasm fully healed by Celestis’s waters. Returning to Celestis, Gulph overthrows Lady Redina...

Flashfall

Set in a futuristic, dystopian society, Flashfall is an adventurous, fast-paced read telling the story of two oppressed teens, Orion and Dram, who rebel against their overlords and change the course of their world in the process. Orion and Dram are Subpars, assigned to mine a precious element called Cirium, which the central government collects—they are told—to create a barrier...

Baking with Dad

Baking with dad is awesome! Make sure to pick the right ingredients, like sugar, and not the wrong ingredients, like spiders! This little girl and her dad have fun and make a mess! They wait patiently as their creation bakes and then carefully decorate it once it cools. Their cake is done just in time for the birthday party!

Brain Benders: Think Outside the Box

This book challenges you to solve many different kinds of puzzles with just the power of your mind. It includes many games, anything from mazes to solo versions of Tic-Tac-Toe and Battleship! Some puzzles are about perception: In one challenge you have to figure out how to make 3D objects with certain pieces, and another game teaches you to write so you can read through a mirror!

Blackhearts #2: Blacksouls

Finally reaching Nassau, Anne and her friends, Cara and Coyle Flynn, seek out their uncle, Alastair Flynn, for work and safety. Meanwhile, Teach’s ship, the Deliverance, is attacked by pirates. The captain refuses to fight and is killed, causing Teach to take command. Teach and the crew are arrested for mutiny in Nassau by Governor Webb. Webb releases Teach but holds the crew...

Flat Stanley: On Ice

On a cold winter day, Stanley Lambchop and his brother, Arthur, decide to play in the snow. Arthur wants to make snow angels with his brother, but ever since his brother was flattened, Stanley can't making snow angels. They decide to go ice-skating on the frozen lake instead. Stanley doesn't need skates because his flat feet glide perfectly across the ice. As it begins to get...

Lucy's Lovey

Lucy loves all of her baby dolls, but she loves Smelly Baby the most. Lucy does everything with Smelly Baby, but this makes Smelly Baby very...smelly! Lucy holds Smelly Baby out the car window after her family complains about her smelling, but Smelly Baby's arm rips off and Smelly Baby is lost! They stop the car, but no one can find Smelly Baby. A few days later, a package...

Wolfie and Fly

Renata has the nickname Wolfie because she's a lone wolf who is more interested in nonfiction books than she is in people. Friends just get in the way of what she wants to do! One afternoon while she is building a submarine out of an old refrigerator box, a neighbor boy nicknamed Flu (he always buzzes around annoying people) knocks on her door. Together they go on an amazing...

America Is Under Attack

America is Under Attack is a picture book about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In this book, Don Brown portrays the ordinary day on which these terrible events occurred and the ordinary, innocent people that were affected. Readers will get an inside look of this day in the life of a firefighter, a worker in the world trade center, and an army officer at the Pentagon...

Magonia #2: Aerie

Aza Ray is on earth living a normal life for the first time. Her boyfriend, Jason, and her family are happy to have her back, but part of Aza still wants to be involved in the amazing invisible world of Magonia in the sky. When Jason's worry about protecting Aza causes him to accidentally give the enemy exactly what they need to control Aza, she becomes a fugitive in Magonia and...

The Bear Who Wasn't There

Bear doesn’t show up for the book about him! But Duck is there to suggest you read the book about him anyway. The other animals in the book suggest some places that you could look for Bear. Bear is not there, but Duck is. Where is Bear? Even the author can’t find Bear! Finally, some muddy paw prints lead to Bear!

Assassin's Heart #2: Thief's Cunning

Thief's Cunning by Sarah Ahiers is the companion novel to Assassin's Heart, set eighteen years later. Allegra is raised by Lea Saldana, her aunt, as an assassin. Feeling caged in, Allegra is excited to go to Lovero, where Lea was raised. Lovero is exciting and everyone revels at night, however, Allegra learns of her true heritage while there: she is a Da Via. She is half Saldana...

Magnificent Macaws

This short book introduces readers to Macaw basics and interesting facts about Macaws. Readers learn about Macaw size and diet and their physical and mental abilities. The second portion of the book has a short fictional story about a macaw in a pet store that escapes, goes on adventures exploring, and ultimately finds a friendly little boy that will provide the macaw with a...

Cleonardo The Little InventorOutstanding, Primary, Mary GrandPre, Inventor, Girl

Geonardo is an inventor like his parents and his ancestors before him. He lives in a house on a hill with his father and his daughter, Cleonardo Wren. Cleonardo is always in her father’s workshop helping him. As Geonardo is preparing for the town’s festival of inventions, Cleo Wren helps her father by handing him all sorts of sticky vines and treasures from the forest to help...

The House Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams

Jane Addams was a wealthy young woman who dreamed of making a difference in the lives of impoverished people in her hometown of Chicago. She opened a settlement house called the Hull House in a poor part of town. She opened Hull House doors to anyone and everyone. Jane taught skills, held clubs, instructed classes, and fed those in need. Later, when people needed a public bath...

Daughter of the Pirate King

When Alosa, daughter of the famed pirate king, is captured by a group of enemies she's not worried. After all, she planned her own capture so that she could find a legendary treasure map that her father desperately wants to uncover an incredible treasure. She uses this opportunity to search her captors

That's NOT how you do it!

Lucy knows how to do everything right. She knows how to eat with a fork and a spoon, how to build a tall tower, and how to fold a perfect star. Then Toshi arrives. He doesn't eat with a spoon or fork, or build towers like Lucy. He can't even fold a paper star! Lucy can't take it anymore and tell him, "That's not how you do it!" Toshi gives her a paper crane he made and Lucy...

They Both Die at the End

Mateo and Rufus are two ordinary teenagers and total strangers with nothing in common . . . except that they’re both destined to die in the next twenty-four hours. They Both Die in the End is set in an alternate version of our world where science has cracked the code to predict death. A company called Death-Cast calls individuals destined to die within the next twenty-four hours...

Buster the Very Shy Dog in the Great Bone Game

Phoebe had all the bones for herself before Buster arrived, and she still wants all the bones even though he is here. When Buster follows Phoebe outside, he returns to find his bones gone! Phoebe helps him to train his bones to stay, but she is actually trying to get more of his bones. The dog next door has a ginormous bone and Phoebe wants his bone too! She tells Buster to make...

Red Queen

Mare is a Red in a world where silver-colored blood marks citizens of Norta with superhuman abilities (controlling fire, water, minds, etc.) and red blood marks the ungifted, lower class. Mare tries to rob a young man named Cal after learning that her best friend is going to be conscripted unless they find money to pay off a group of Red rebels called the Scarlet Guard. Cal...