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The Question of Miracles by Elana K. Arnold


Goodreads: The Question of Miracles
Series: None
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Published: February 3, 2015

Official Summary

Following the death of her best friend, Iris and her family move to Oregon for a fresh start in this middle-grade story of miracles, magic, rain, hope, and a hairless cat named Charles. 630 more words

Middle Grade

AFTER BIRTH: A New Narrative of Parenthood

After Birth by Elisa Albert
Reviewed by Katie Presley

My favorite book of the year arrived in the form of Elisa Albert’s vital new novel… 421 more words

A Place to Call Home

It occurred to me recently that some of my favorite children’s books are the ones that explore the idea of home and finding a sense of belonging. 433 more words


Review: Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

 From HMH Books:

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death.

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Book review: The Next Wave

Rusch, Elizabeth. The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Ocean. . Houghton Mifflin. 2014. $18.99. 79p. 978-0-544-09999-9. Ages 12-15:

Following two engineers trying to capture the energy from ocean waves and currents—“the earth’s biggest batteries”—for electric power. 160 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: Creature Features

Jenkins, Steve & Robin Page. Creature Features. Ill. Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin. 2014. $17.99. unp. 978-0-544-23351-1. Ages 6-9:

In their fourteenth collaboration, the husband and wife pair uses humor to present information about 25 unusual animals by having each one explain the reason for its unusual features. 102 more words

Book Reviews

Accessible High School Science

I have to admit that science isn’t my favorite subject and it definitely wasn’t when I was in high school either. But, I do enjoy learning more about what makes the world work when it is presented in a highly accessible way, either with pictures or if the text is written in an uncomplicated, even humorous way. 490 more words

High School