Boosting Brain Power by Jill Stamm

Boosting Brain Power

May 27th, 2016 Book Reviews, Early Literacy Skills, Nonfiction, Professional Development Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Boosting Brain Power: 52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us ISBN: 978-0-87659-359-2 Pages: 126 Publisher: Gryphon House Published: 05/01/16 Boosting Brain Power is a nonfiction book aimed at parents to teach them research-backed reasons and activities for brain building, bonding, and communicating with their 0-3 year-old to build early literacy and strengthen brain connections. A lot of the information and research will be familiar…

Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin

The Port Chicago 50 (book review)

Apr 28th, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews, Nonfiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin I’m going to add the summary from Goodreads because it sounds a lot better than mine: “On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and…

Tooth by Tooth by Sara Levine

Tooth by Tooth (review)

Apr 10th, 2016 Nonfiction Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers by Sara Levine (Author), T.S Spookytooth (Illustrator). Millbrook Press. March 1, 2016. Science, Children’s Nonfiction, (K-3) Animals have differently shaped teeth for a reason and vet and biologist Levine shows children through a goofy question and answer on the page turn why. Omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores are discussed (a Next Gen Science Standard as well as animal adaptations). The interest…