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Houghton Launching New Version of its Curious World Website

From the Sunday Boston Globe article:

This fall, Houghton launches a new version of its Curious World website and app, in which parents of young kids can pay $10 a month for access to educational games, videos, and e-books. 57 more words


Book review: Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans, by Don Brown

Brown, Don. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans. Houghton. 2015. $18.99. 96p. 978-0-544-15777-4. Ages 8-12. P8Q10

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina killed almost 1,500 people in New Orleans through ignorance and stupidity and almost 80 percent of the city flooded. 312 more words

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Book review: Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat, by Kay Frydenborg

Frydenborg, Kay. Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat. Houghton. 2015. $18.99. 252p. 978-0-544-17566-2. Ages 12+.  P5Q9

From stories about one of the world’s favorite foods 15,000 years ago to current businesses, including replenishment of the cacao trees and replacement of rainforests, Frydenborg covers history, art, culture, economics, science, environmentalism, and social issues that swirl around chocolate’s discovery, ascendance in Europe, decline, and rebound. 152 more words

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Book review: Terrible Typhoid Mary, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America. Houghton. 2015. $17.99. 229p. 978-0-544-31367-5. Ages 10-13. P8Q8

The story of a woman who stayed healthy but killed others with the typhoid fever bacteria carried within her body has long fascinated people. 248 more words

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2015 Reading Challenge: July and August

Here it is! The final installment of ridiculous haiku book reviews to chronicle my epic reading quest. I wasn’t able to write up each of the 52 books because sometimes I like to leave my house, but I am looking forward to reading what I want at my own pace. 297 more words

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