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Book Review: The Secret Life of Flies by Erica McAlister

In his vibrant ‘social history’ of the Natural History Museum Dry Store Room Number 1, Richard Fortey gives the reader a glimpse into the more obscure corners of the museum. 736 more words

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Essential Science

I love this science book by Schofield and Sims , such a good idea, one page text and the facing page has the text in picture format. 7 more words

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Junior Reference Library

The MacDonald Junior reference library series was wonderful, every topic you can imagine covered perfectly for the 10 – 12 year old. From Fuel to Fishes!

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Book review: Astronauts, by Margaret J. Goldstein

Goldstein, Margaret J. Astronauts.  (Space Discovery Guide series) Lerner Publications, 2017. $30.42. ISBN 9781512425888. 48 pages. Includes glossary, selected bibliography, further reading and websites, and index. 110 more words

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Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

I am a quiet person. I’m an introvert. I get frustrated with people who mistake quiet for shy. Some people assume that everyone who is quiet is a wannabe extrovert who’s just too afraid to be loud. 914 more words


The "Hole" in KidLit

For years I worked as an anthology editor for McGraw-Hill and other educational publishing houses. My job was choosing literature for elementary schools, pairing fiction with nonfiction, commissioning new pieces to work with published works, and balancing a very long list of authors and illustrators to ensure that we had even numbers between sexes and ethnicities. 307 more words