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…

Lifecycle of a Teacher Book Bag

Dec 28th, 2015 School & Public Library Collaboration Rachel Reinwald 9 min read

I figured I’d start adding more posts than just book reviews and storytime plans. I am the school services librarian at our public library. It is rather small but our local school district only has one district librarian and 4 schools and I cover additional schools on top of that. What are Classroom Connections? So we have a teacher book bag which is called our…

The Boys in the Boat (book review)

Nov 16th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Edition) by Daniel James Brown Joe Rantz is a teenager who has had a bad life. His mom died when he was 4-years-old. Then Joe got Scarlet Fever and was relegated to an aunt’s attic while his father remarried a new woman who wanted nothing to do with Joe and eventually kicked him out of the family. On…