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Can Wild Animals Communicate with Humans? Yes, and now there is proof.

Of course many people within the animal welfare and animal rights worlds already know that animals can communicate with humans–if humans are paying attention and make the effort, that is.  57 more words

Mountain Dog

In Mountain Dog, readers are introduced to Tony, a boy who has grown up in a rough environment. His mother is being sent to prison for dog-fighting, and Tony is going to live in the mountains with an uncle he’s never met. 325 more words

Chapter Books

Marie's Reading: "Spill Simmer Falter Wither" by Sara Baume

Thanks very much to the Simply Books! book club reader who shared this one at our May meeting.  I’ll use her description, as taken down in my notes: 301 more words

Book Reviews


Duke by Kirby Larson was the winner of the 2015-2016 South Carolina Children’s Book Award.

It’s 1944, and Hobie Hanson is doing what he can for the war effort at home. 333 more words

Chapter Books

"I wanna be like you": Animal geography and 'The Jungle Book' (2016)

Kate Whiston, University of Nottingham

Last month saw the release of Disney’s live action re-make of the well-loved classic, The Jungle Book.  Directed by Jon Favreau, the much-anticipated film has enjoyed tremendous early success in both the UK and America, topping the box office charts and breaking ticket-sales records. 987 more words


Gaby, Lost and Found

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes was a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Children’s Book Award.

The past few months have not been easy for Gaby Ramirez Howard. 340 more words

Chapter Books

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

The narrator of this book is a loner, an outsider, and always has been. He lives in the house he shared with his now-deceased father, with whom he had never had much connection. 210 more words