Monthly Archives: December 2011

Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature

Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature by George Sullivan is a biography of a dwarf who grew up as part of P.T. Barnum’s freak show, yet managed to achieve wealth and fame on his own … Continue reading

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STEM Friday Roundup and Star of the Sea

Welcome to the December 9, 2011 edition of STEM Friday. Are you looking for Science, Technology, Engineering or Math children’s books? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some of our favorites here today. For our contribution, we … Continue reading

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Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas

Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas by Jeanette Larson and Adrienne Yorinks with illustrations by Adrienne Yorinks, is a blend of past and present that combines factual information with ancient wisdom of pourquoi tales. Splash in fabric art illustrations … Continue reading

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Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World

Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Schools Around the World by Susan Hughes takes a peek into unusual classrooms in this testament to the amazing resiliency of both education and children around the globe. This book has been nominated for … Continue reading

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Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations

Africans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations by Bathseba Opini and Richard B. Lee is an overview of the interesting, useful, lively and even fun innovations developed by Africans, ranging from aloe vera to the xylophone. The book is part of … Continue reading

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