Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers

When I saw Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke, I knew my family would be interested. Ever since we had read about the development of the oddly named but fascinating Electronic Sackbut, we … Continue reading

The Elephant Scientist

The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell and Donna M. Jackson with photographs by the first author and her husband, Timothy Rodwell Series: Scientists in the Field Reading level: Middle grade, 9-12 Summary:  Have you ever wondered what it would be … Continue reading

Autism Spectrum Disorders: A New Book By Ana María Rodríguez

“Every year, one out of every 100 children in the United States—or six out of every 1,000 young people worldwide—is diagnosed with autism.” Autism Spectrum Disorders by Ana María Rodríguez is a timely young adult book that explores case studies, … Continue reading

Silk and Venom

Silk & Venom: Searching for a Dangerous Spider by Kathryn Lasky and her husband, photographer Christopher G. Knight is a new biography of arachnologist, Greta Binford. For the spider squeamish and spider enthusiast both:  Yes, this book is filled with … Continue reading