Children - Social Studies

Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton by Sherri Duskey Rinker - Book Review

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By Sherri Duskey Rinker, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544715578
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Delightful fiction telling of how some of Virginia Lee Burton’s classic tales, such as Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and Choo Choo, came to be. Also highlights of her life are beautifully shown in illustrations reminiscent of Burton’s own making this well on its way to becoming a classic, too. A mini-biography has been included as well. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Ugly by Robert Hoge - Book Review

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780425287774
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Published: Puffin Books - February 7th, 2017

This is a true story about a boy who was born with a disfigured face. For those who read Wonder, this is a must read. We can all learn so much from Robert about overcoming adversity. The ending will surprise you! ~ Reviewed by Fran Tobia


Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780544319592
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

An utterly charming account of E.B. White and his life. Punctuated by Sweet’s charming illustrations along with photographs, letters and quotes, this volume illuminates the formative years of one of the most beloved writers of our time. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


A Celebration of Beatrix Potter - Book Review

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780241249437
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Published: Warne - November 1st, 2016

A lovely tribute by 32 contemporary illustrators celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth. Inspired by their favorite tales and characters, these notable and award-winning artists relate to us how her work inspired them as they reinterpret her world. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark - Book Review

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By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Spunky Ruth grew up when girls did not do “man things” (become educated, get jobs outside the home, fight injustices). But Ruth and her mother felt different and this attitude (and gumption) carried her right up to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark - Book Review

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By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

A captivating story of Ginsburg's climb to the Supreme Court. I love her dissents showing her boldness and grit that started when she was a girl. A brilliant biography with dynamic illustrations. Go RBG! ~ Reviewed by Martha Cornwell


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