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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party by Daniel James Brown (Review)


Most people in states along the old emigrant trails across the U.S. have at least heard of the Donner Party and the unfortunate events that befell them. 667 more words

Book Review

Just Read: Cannibalism - A Perfectly Natural History by Bill Schutt @draculae

I know what you’re thinking. What’s up with this girl that she chose to read a book all about Cannibalism?  Or maybe if you’re a science geek like me, you’re just as fascinated by the topic. 1,541 more words


Directed by Trey Parker
Written by Trey Parker & Matt Stone
Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar, Toddy Walters

Though their math bight be a bit off since the film was actually released in 1993, Troma is releasing the 13th (or so) Anniversary edition of CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL, the film that introduced the word “shpadoinkle” into the public consciousness. 473 more words

Movie Reviews

Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History (click image for link)


Last Thursday I attended a lecture at the American Museum of Natural History on Bill Schutt’s most recent book, Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History.  Schutt debunked some of cannibalism’s “taboos”—such as the idea that Cannibalism in humans only occurs out of necessity, when hunger is so intense we must eat one another to survive.  405 more words

Book review: To Stay Alive, by Skila Brown

Brown, Skila. To stay alive. Candlewick Press, 2016. 277 pgs. $17.99. ISBN:978-0-7636-7811-1. Gr. 8+. P8 Q8

In 1846, Mary Anne Graves, her eight siblings, and their mother and father left their farm in Illinois to go to California. 190 more words

Book Reviews

To Stay Alive by Skila Brown

To Stay Alive: Mary Ann Graves and the Tragic Journey of the Donner Party by Skila Brown. October 11, 2016. Candlewick, 304 p. ISBN: 9780763678111.  Int Lvl: 5-8; Rdg Lvl: 5.3; Lexile: 860. 669 more words


Comics in school?!?

Yes. Comics, or Graphic Novels are here to and they are here to stay. You might find it unthinkable, but the kids love them, critics (sometimes) praise them and teachers endorse them. 532 more words

Children's Books