Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Powerful Story for Children


This is a powerful story for children and even adults.  It looks at the plight of refugees from both a current and historical perspective, and it does it in an action packed narrative that will have readers on the edge of their seats.  When kids wonder why we study history, we tell them we are doomed to repeat it if…

Book About Friendship and Inclusion


Today I have a book about friendship and inclusion.  It is hard enough to manage through the middle school years, now imagine having to do that as a Muslim girl.  This book does a lovely job of sharing the difficulties of being a tween while weaving in the religious and cultural challenges as a Pakastani-American. Don’t forget to follow One…

Book That Makes Science Fun


I can always go for a book that makes science fun.  Today I have a collaboration with Bill Nye that informs kids about global warming, Antartica and density.  There are even some experiments in the back to try if you are so inclined.  The best part is that they have not sacrificed the story in the name of science so…

Sad and Happy Combined for Kids


Today I have a book with elements of sad and happy combined for kids.  I know that my daughter loves books with a few tears but that also represent the joy and resilience of life and this story is right up her alley. I adored Stevie and while she certainly has her share of tough breaks, she is also able…

Silly Book for Kids


Do not get this story unless you want a silly book for kids!  Written by an English author, his books are finally making the trek to the US where they just may usher in an era of excessive frivolity.  Badgers posing as lemurs, a never ending song about jam, and the evil mustache are just the tip of the iceberg…

Mystery Wrapped in Magic


The book I am sharing today is a mystery wrapped in magic.  This one sucked me in right away and I was completely drawn into the puzzle of Emily’s disappearance.  The main character Raine is dealing with bullies and issues of growing up, but this book is also steeped in adventure and edge of your seat moments so it isn’t…

Book to Encourage Summer Entrepreneurs


Now who doesn’t want a book to encourage summer entrepreneurs?  Why not get your kids off their phones and computers and have them hit the streets to set up a lemonade stand.  Warren Buffet used to have his own lemonade business as a kid, and his new worth didn’t turn out to be too shabby.  So get your kids reading…

Illustrated Novel with Heart and Baseball


Today I have an illustrated novel with heart and baseball.  When your position on the team is bench warmer, you have to posses a certain realistic attitude about life.  Steve is self effacing and funny and the bumbling antics of the adults around him only add to the fun.  Some slapstick and some honest analysis make this a book with…