Science fair projects stump students
Anna and her friends find a practical use for their research.
Rush Limbaugh’s book for kids sells 200,000 in first week
But is his version of early American history worth the hype?
Do children still use their imagination?
An Australian Children's Book Council winner.
The Only Author to Win Both a Newbery and Newbery Honor in the Same Year
An off-beat story about friendship, loyalty and respect.
One for the boys
Friendship, growing up, danger, peer pressure, Shakespeare, humour, remorse… and the meaning of life.
Improving a child’s ability (& desire) to learn
Build skills and excite interests that will stay with a child for life.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand…Songs?
A delightful new character has entered the world of picture books.
Parents of avid young readers often ask me for new titles of basic chapter books.
Elliot Sutton is a bullied schoolboy who tries to reinvent himself when he moves to a new school in a new area.
The Harry Potter Series
Tim Golden weighs in on this exceptionally popular series.
Word After Word After Word
Lucy and her classmates discover the writer inside of them when a guest visits their class.
The Demon Headmaster
All children like to think that they have a demon headmaster, and this story gives you one.
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|highly recommended: you must read this!
recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
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