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Book review: Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science under Glass, by Mary Kay Carson, photographs by Tom Uhlman

Carson, Mary Kay. Inside Biosphere 2: Earth Science under Glass. Photo. by Tom Uhlman. . Houghton Mifflin. 2015. $18.99. 80p. 978-0-544-41664-2. Ages 11-14. P6Q6

In 1987, a private company started building a 3.14 acre artificial ecological system north of Tucson (AZ) and named it Biosphere 2 as the second fully self-sufficient biosphere on Earth. 134 more words

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George is happily living in Africa when a man in a yellow hat captures him and takes him on a ship to a city. Sad, but also curious, George promises to be good – his curiosity, however, always prevails: attempting to fly like a seagull, he falls into the sea; intrigued by a phone, he mistakenly summons the fire department, landing him in prison; attracted by a balloon seller’s red balloon, he accidentally grabs all the balloons and soars high above the city. 689 more words

Review: Winter Bees & Dark Emperor

I am starting off my poetry month with a couple of books that contain beautiful nature-related poems.

Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night… 374 more words

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Tell the Wind and Fire

I received this ARC from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group/Clarion Books in exchange for an honest review.

I read this book at a villa overlooking the Caspian Sea and I think that definitely set the mood that had me powering through this in a day. 315 more words


A Teacher, Writer and Mother

Many well-known writers — Northwest novelist Ursula Le Guin, Native American author  Sherman Alexie and poet William Stafford, to name a few — have spoken to Clark students and faculty, thanks to the Columbia Writers Series. 672 more words



Xander planned a panda party. Yes, a dandy whoop-de-do!

But Xander was the only panda. Just one panda at the zoo.

What should Xander do? 292 more words

Undercover Education Videos Reveal 'It's never about the kids!'

Within the last week, I shared some disturbing undercover videos, concerning educational vendors, publishers and executives. Education has become a billion dollar industry, but what has that industry done to help our kids? 156 more words

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