#Cybils: Four Chick(en) Lit Books for Kids

Chickens are fascinating animals and with the resurgence of interest in keeping them, more children have or know someone who has a few chickens. Having spent last week watching my niece’s and nephew’s hilarious home videos of farmyard chickens walking … Continue reading

Promoting STEM and Writing With The Trouble With Ants

Are you looking for a middle-grade realistic fiction title that promotes STEM?  The Nora Notebooks, Book 1: The Trouble with Ants by Claudia Mills and illustrated by Katie Kath is a complex, multi-layered story that encourages children – particularly girls … Continue reading

Something Stinks: STEM Can Be Fiction, Too

When we think of promoting STEM books for kids, we usually think of nonfiction. Fiction can play a role as well, however, especially for the middle-grade reader. In the middle-grade novel Something Stinks! by Gail Hedrick the main character, Emily, … Continue reading

Beach Book Week: Beach Reads for Older Kids

Looking for beach-themed books, either to prepare children for a trip to the beach or for reading during down time at the seashore? Join us throughout the week as we celebrate sand between our toes with a series of posts … Continue reading