by Bethany R. Gratitude can be a difficult topic, as this past year has been difficult for a lot of us. Many of us realize that there is less around … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude
Book Review: The Dark Side of Innocence
Terri Lynn was popular--she was a cheerleader and a Mauna Loa, a popular girls' group. She sat by the tiger--her school had a statue of a tiger where the popular … Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Side of Innocence
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Brina, Elizabeth Miki. Speak, Okinawa: a Memoir. Brina struggles to understand her parents and her unique heritage. Brina is a Japanese-American writer who currently lives and teaches in New Orleans. … Continue reading May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.
Earth Day Reads
Celebrate Earth Day with these reads! Bratskeir, Kate. A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Food Shopping (2020). Brockovich, Erin. Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis (2020). The Best American Science … Continue reading Earth Day Reads
Book Review: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
Sy Montgomery a naturalist who writes for children and adults alike explores the minds of invertebrates in The Soul of an Octopus. Montgomery writes that Octopuses are highly intelligent and curious creatures, … Continue reading Book Review: The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery.
Courage and Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson
On April 9, 1940, the Nazis invaded Denmark. Unlike surrounding occupied countries, Denmark rescued ninety percent of its Jewish population. In October 1943, fishermen ferried seven thousands Danish Jews to … Continue reading Courage and Defiance by Deborah Hopkinson
Saddle Up! Pioneer Day is Saturday, February 3
Experience life with the Ingalls on the prairie through stories, skits, and hands-on activities. Sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 7412 and the Rockwall County Library, this is a come-and-go event … Continue reading Saddle Up! Pioneer Day is Saturday, February 3
Texas Bluebonnet Books
If you're new to Texas, you may wonder what your kids are talking about when they come home with news of "Bluebonnet" books they've been encouraged to read. "'Bluebonnet' books? … Continue reading Texas Bluebonnet Books