Category Archives: Books for Children

Lucy and Andy and the Neanderthal***

This comic book style novel is directed at readers aged 8-12. It attempts to teach them about the beginning of our civilization in the Stone Age, using science and a story line which should encourage interest in further learning. The … Continue reading

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Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

This is the loveliest story about the most unlovely subject. Why is this book designated for grades seven and up? The message is more profound than what is perceived initially on its surface. This is a tale about evil that … Continue reading

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Looking Like Me, Walter Dean Myers

Just 32 pages long, this brief, little picture book would be a welcome read for children of all ages, adults too, because of the message of self-esteem it imparts. I enjoyed listening to it and am sorry I did not … Continue reading

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Nightbird, Alice Hoffman

The author has perfectly captured the mood and voice of 12 year old Twig (Teresa Jane Fowler), who has recently moved with her mother, from New York City to Sidwell, MA, her mother’s childhood home, leaving her father behind. It … Continue reading

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Looking Like Me, Walter Dean Myers

Just 32 pages long, this brief, little picture book would be a welcome read for children of all ages, adults too, because of the message of self-esteem it imparts. I enjoyed listening to it and am sorry I did not … Continue reading

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If You Give a Mouse an iPhone: A Cautionary Tail, Ann Droyd

This is a clever and subtle message to parents and children about how much life they will miss out on if they keep their eyes on their devices and not on the world around them! Our technological devices sometimes block … Continue reading

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Before We Were Free, Julia Alvarez

 This book is historic fiction for the middle grade student. The story takes place in 1961, during a time of great unrest in the Dominican Republic. Rafael Trujillo was the brutal dictator who had ruled with an iron thumb for … Continue reading

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