Non-fiction


The futility of war

Jane Fagan | 20 October 2014
The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII.

Do we expect more from technology and less from each other?

Jennifer Minicus | 01 November 2013
Sherry Turkle believes we do.

Improving a child’s ability (& desire) to learn

Clare Cannon | 17 May 2013
Build skills and excite interests that will stay with a child for life.

Video Review 1: Don’t Judge These Books By Their Covers

Clare Cannon | 04 March 2012
First video review from the Good Reading Guide - tell us what you think!
 

Reading Matters is MercatorNet’s blog about children’s literature. Our goal is to enable parents and educators to find quality books for young people. For an explanation of our evaluation system, click here. We welcome reader input and new reviewers. We love comments on the book reviews. Write to us at jennifer.minicus@mercatornet.com.


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