Subterranea: Discovering the Earth’s Extraordinary Hidden Depth

★★★★ Chris Fitch's Subterranea: Discovering the Earth's Extraordinary Hidden Depth is a deeper look at the Earth beneath the surface. From recreational to geographical and scientific exploration, Fitch explains underground wonders. With full color photographs and detailed diagrams, the book is visually appealing while simultaneously providing a plethora of accurate information for the casually interested.... Continue Reading →

The Moose Fairy

★★★★ Moose has always wanted to be a fairy, and when he comes across a flyer for The Secret Fairy Club, he is very excited. He tries on all manner of potential fairy outfits until he has the perfect one. He then shows up at the specified time and place, only to find out that... Continue Reading →


★★★★ If you need one reason to check out Kate Allen Fox's Pando, it should be because of Turine Tran's gorgeous illustrations. The book is beautiful, with full color illustrations. Really, that alone would be worth reading the book. However, Fox also adds in plenty of scientific information for budding young scientists and their grown... Continue Reading →

All That’s Left in the World

★★★★★ It's the end of the world as we know it. We may have gotten through Covid, but the latest pandemic decimates the human and many animal populations. Andrew is on his own when he stumbles into a bear trap. After screaming and crying in pain for a few hours, he manages to pry the... Continue Reading →

Donut Worry

★★★★ Donut feels anxious....about a lot of things. A lot of her friends and family keep telling her not to worry, but that doesn't help someone who is feeling anxious. Then she meets Cookie, who tells Donut that she also becomes anxious but has learned ways to cope with the anxiety. This is a great... Continue Reading →

Not Here to Be Liked

★★★★ Eliza Quan is set to be editor in chief of her school newspaper. She has the experience, the knowledge, and the desire. At the last minute Len DiMartile decides to run against her and wins on his smile and charm. Venting her frustration in an opinion piece she never meant for anyone to see,... Continue Reading →

Notable Native People

★★★★★ Notable Native People is not just a book about 50 Indigenous people. This is a book about representation. Included are "artists, activists, scientists, athletes, and other changemakers." There are people from many different Indigenous nations, there are women, there are are Black Indigenous people, and there are LGBTQ+ people. Most importantly, this isn't just... Continue Reading →

What’s In Your Pocket?

★★★★★ If you have a young child in your life, pick up a copy of Heather L. Montgomery's (Amazon affiliate link) What's in Your Pocket? This is an absolutely wonderful book. While many books tackle the topic of scientists after they have already made their discoveries, What's in Your Pocket? begins their stories when they... Continue Reading →

Just a Thought

★★★★ In Jason Gruhl's (Amazon affiliate link) Just a Thought, many ideas are going through our young characters' mind. Some of the thoughts are good, some are not so good, and many are random. The book seems to have a very targeted audience - children between 4 and 8 who are struggling with some of... Continue Reading →

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