For a great introduction to an unsung hero, read Fiona Robinson's The Bluest of Blues: Anna Atkins and the First Book of Photographs. Like Mary Anning and many other female … Continue reading Fiona Robinson’s The Bluest of Blues[Book Review]
Grandparents play an important role. At times, they have been primary caretakers of their grandchildren. In Simu Liu's book, We Were Dreamers, he explains that his parents left him in … Continue reading Grandparents’ Day!
More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies
Costanza, Stephen. King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin. King of Ragtime profiles the legendary ragtime musician in a way that inspires the youngest readers. Hinrichs, Alexanra. The Traveling … Continue reading More Inspiring Picture Book Biographies
Best Picture Book Biographies
Redding, Anna Crowley. The Gravity Tree. Freeman, Anna Harber. Shaped By Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez. Leung, Julie. Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee. Nickel, Sandra. The Stuff Between The … Continue reading Best Picture Book Biographies
Book Review: Through the Narrow Gate by Karen Armstrong.
Through The Narrow Gate is an intriguing memoir by a woman who spent seven years in a convent and who later became a pre-eminent writer and speaker on religous topics. Determined to find God, Armstrong … Continue reading Book Review: Through the Narrow Gate by Karen Armstrong.
Reading is a Superpower
Children's Book Week is May 3-9, 2021. This year's poster was illustrated by Bryan Collier who illustrated Trombone Shorty and Dave the Potter. Here are a selection of children's biographies … Continue reading Reading is a Superpower
Book Review: Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
Robinson who has written other books about autism has a difficult start in life. He grew up feeling different and not knowing why or how to label it. He was frequently … Continue reading Book Review: Look Me In the Eye by John Elder Robison
February is Black History Month
Look for these juvenile biographies of exceptional black Americans in the children's department of Rockwall County Library. Bridges, Ruby. This is Your Time. Harrison, Vashti. Little Legends: Exceptional Men in … Continue reading February is Black History Month
Cummings, Elijah. We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy. Lawson, Shayla. This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. Obama, Barack. … Continue reading New Biographies