Children's Book and Media Review

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List of Papers (Total 3,096)

Edward the Emu

Edward is an emu in the zoo. He is not satisfied with his lot and thinks it would be better if he were one of the other animals. At night he moves to different cages and tries to act like the animal he is with. He "becomes

Drones and Flying Robots

Drones will never be able to take the place of human beings because they do not have thoughts and feelings. But drones have proven themselves to be able to do things that not even people can do. Behind every drone is the mind of a scientist. It takes knowledge in engineering, programming, electronics, and much more to be able to understand the inner workings of a drone. This book...

Disney Kingdoms #5: The Haunted Mansion

Danny Crowe has watched the haunted mansion on the hill for years. His grandpa promised they would explore it one day. But when Danny's grandfather is killed in a freak accident, will he be brave enough to enter the mansion on his own? Ghosts from the mansion visit Danny one day and tell him that they need his help. Danny is recruited to help save the ghosts at the mansion from a...

Discovering Fossils

Discovering Fossils is all about learning the history about fossils! The book progresses through history and shows when the first fossil was discovered and how much has changed in our understanding of our world due to the nature of fossils. People used to think that fossils were of mythical beasts, the bones of dragons and monsters, but then when the belief in those beasts faded...

Class in America: The Future of Work in America

What will careers look like in 2050? Harris winds her way through the past to unravel the economic trends of today to predict the future work infrastructure. The middle class, made possible by the industrial revolution and several wars in the past two centuries, erodes quickly in the face of the technological revolution, globalization, and rise of the gig economy. Generation...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket, a poor child who barely has enough to eat, is one of five lucky children who get to visit Willy Wonka’s mysterious candy factory. Inside, Charlie sees strange beings, incredible inventions, and delicious candies of all shapes and sizes. As the children make their way around the factory, they start disappearing when they decide not to listen to Wonka’s directions...

Case File 13: Zombie Kid

Angelo, Nick, and Carter are best friends who love monsters and Halloween. This Halloween is different though; at the last minute, Nick’s great-aunt passes away and Nick must go with his parents to the funeral in Louisiana. While in Louisiana, Nick finds an amulet that is cursed and decides to bring it home. Once at home, Nick notices many changes: he begins to reek of a horrible...

Back of the Bus

What starts out as a regular commute for a mother and son duo becomes a memorable event when Mrs. Parks from the tailor shop refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man. The boy and his mother witness this historic event in civil rights history as the brave Rosa Parks is escorted out of the bus by a police officer. As the boy sees her bravery and history is made, he goes from...

Archie Sloth to the Rescue!

Archie is not like other sloths. He doesn’t like to rest. He prefers to dance, swing, jump, and juggle. His friends are unenthusiastic about his playfulness and tell him to take his energy elsewhere. Traveling into the jungle, Archie finds other animals who are also different from their herds. He learns from them that it’s not a bad thing to be different. As he heads back to...

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller

Annie Sullivan grew up a visually impaired, lonely orphan. But that didn’t stop her from changing the life of Helen Keller, or changing the world. Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller is a graphic novel by Joseph Lambert that explores the life of the famed teacher and her relationship with Helen. Through illustrated panels, we learn of Annie’s winding road that brought...

Anna at the Art Museum

Anna is bored. She can't roar at the lion or touch anything or even eat a snack on the floor. Why? Because these things aren't allowed in the Metropolitan Musem of Art! This is not the place for an active, rambunctious little girl like Anna. Then, just as Anna is about to violate another rule (a "Do Not Enter" sign), the museum attendant thinks he might be able to let her in...

Animals Illustrated: Arctic Wolf

Arctic wolves live far north, in places like Greenland, Alaska, and Canada. They usually live in packs. They are carnivores and tend to eat every piece of the animals they eat, including their bones! They have smaller noses and shorter muzzles, which help them conserve body heat in the winter. Arctic wolves can travel far and fast, but they tend to stay in a certain territory...

A Court of Thorns and Roses #1: A Court of Thorns and Roses

When Feyre shoots a wolf in the forest, her life is changed forever. The wolf is a faery sentry sent out to the border between the human and faery worlds. Tamlin, a fierce faery high lord, shows up and demands that Feyre accompany him back to the immortal faery realm as payment for this murder. Feyre returns with him and slowly learns of the political intrigue and magic of the...

All The Crooked Saints

Everyone wants a miracle, but not everyone is willing to pay the price for one. For generations, the Soria family has provided miracles for those who seek them out in their desert town of Bicho Raro, but the miracles require a person’s inner darkness to take a physical form. The Soria family cannot help any pilgrims lest their own darkness take form—and the darkness of a Soria is...

A Season of Daring Greatly

Jill Cafferty is about to graduate from high school and embark on a journey as the Major League Baseball's first female recruit. As she navigates the tangled minority world, being the only girl among her teammates, coaches, and in the entire profession, Jill sarcastically deals with surmounting pressures. The glamour of professional sports is scratched away as Jill constantly...

A Little Princess Story: I Want a Friend!

The Little Princess is upset that her brother won’t play with her. Her mother reminds her that she will have the chance to make friends at school, which starts tomorrow. The next day, the Little Princess hangs up her coat and crown and attempts to make friends on the playground, but no one wants to play with her. The Little Princess finds other children who have no one to play...

When Paul Met Artie: The Story of Simon & Garfunkel

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grow up in Queens just a few blocks from one another and go to the same schools. They meet in sixth grade in the cast of their school play, Alice in Wonderland. Artie has perfect pitch and a beautiful voice, and Paul plays guitar and masters his own voice. Together, Paul and Artie explore the world of music and find a perfect harmonic blend for their...

Waiting for Sophie

Liam is ready to be a big brother, but waiting for Sophie to be born seems to drag on forever. Nana-Downstairs finds ways to help the waiting go by quickly. She and Liam have a lot of fun going to the store in their pajamas and watching movies, but Liam still has to do a lot of waiting. Eventually Sophie is born, and Liam thinks that the waiting is over. He quickly finds out that...

Today I'm a Race Car Driver

Today I'm a Race Car Driver follows Leo through all the work that goes into being a race car driver. From Monday's car wash to Sunday's big race, there is something important every day that needs to be done so that the car and the driver are ready for competition. On Wednesday, the gear is checked to make sure it will all keep the driver safe, and on Thursday the car is inspected...

To Kill a Kingdom

In this retelling of The Little Mermaid, Princess Lira is the most feared siren in the kingdom under the sea. But when she kills a mermaid, her mother, the Sea Queen, turns Lira into a human. Now Lira must bring the Sea Queen the heart of Prince Elian, the captain of a ship of siren killers. When Lira joins Elian’s crew, she discovers that the prince has set out to discover an...

The Wild Robot #2: The Wild Robot Escapes

Robot Roz is no ordinary robot. She learned to survive on an island and now has to learn to survive on a farm. However, Roz has left her son back on the island and desperately wants to make it back to him. She tells every animal she can about her son Brightbill back home. The rumors spread and soon Brightbill hears the story his mother is telling everyone. Brightbill decides to...

The Weather Girls

The weather girls take readers on an adventure through the seasons, changing their clothes and activities as they go. Starting with the swimming and playing of summer, the girls continue on, teaching about the apples and sweaters of fall, snowmen, snowflakes and mountains of winter, and finally the breezes and colors of spring. All these adventures culminate in a summary of each...

The Theory of Hummingbirds

Sixth-grader Alba was born with a foot that points inwards, and has never felt like she fits in. She spends her time on the side of the track timing the runners and wishing she could be one of them. On top of her physical handicap, she struggles to handle all the other craziness that sixth grade entails. When she receives her final surgery, she sees it as a chance to finally be...

The Serpent King

Unfortunately, Dill Early has the same name as his father. Dill lives in a small town, and his father is well-known as the head of a religious congregation that dabbles in snakes and poisons, as well as prayer. But Dillard Early, Sr. was sent to jail for possessing child pornography. With that reputation following him, Dill can’t help but feel trapped. While his best friend Lydia...

The Selection #5: The Crown

Twenty years after her parents find love through The Selection, Eadlyn is having complications going through the process herself. She has narrowed her suitors down to an elite group, but making the final decision is turning out to be more difficult than anticipated. Eadlyn is forced to balance her fierce independence, newfound desire for love, duty as future queen, and unrest...