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Book review: Sally Ride: Life on a Mission

Macy, Sue. Sally Ride: Life on a Mission. Aladdin. 2014. $17.99. 152p. 978-1-4424-8854-0. Ages 10-14: After considering a life as a tennis professional or English teacher, Ride settled on being an astronaut. 100 more words

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Book review: Sequoia

Johnston, Tony. Sequoia. Il. Wendell Minor. Neal Porter/Roaring Brook. 2014. $17.99. unp. 978-1-59643-727-2. Ages 5-8: This biography of a tree comes from the giant sequoia’s perspective as Johnston humanizes it, beginning with a comparison of the tree to old man dressed in green. 60 more words

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Go Buggy for Books!

What’s the difference between a spider and a beetle? Do you know how many legs a butterfly has? How many queen bees live in one bee colony? 320 more words

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New Popular Science books

 Human Universe by Brian Cox 

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. This TV tie in book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe. 173 more words

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Five Non-Threatening Science Books

by Elaine Cotoner

Science books have always been big, fat, and intimidating. Well, at least for me. I felt like I was never smart enough to finish them. 525 more words


Dark Energy’s Influence on Life

While many people believe that there is a spiritual aspect to life, it is the scientific understanding of life that dictates how our world operates – because it informs the collective consciousness that dominates in all our political, public service, financial and business institutions worldwide. 542 more words

Dark Energy

Book Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot

My Rating: 4 Stars

When I set out to read more nonfiction this year and inquired with my friends and family which books I shouldn’t miss out on, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot was top on their list. 703 more words