Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia By Lina Maslo

Back of Book: As a child, Clive Staples Lewis imagined many things . . . heroic animals and knights in armor and a faraway land called Boxen. He even thought of a new name for himself—at four years old, he decided he was more of a Jack. As he grew up, though, Jack found thatContinue reading “Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia By Lina Maslo”

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer By Marcie Wessels & Beatriz Castro

Back of Book: Today, the video game industry keeps growing, with ever more platforms available to fans. But how did the very first system come about? This picture-book biography of Ralph Baer, whose family fled Nazi Germany for the US, introduces kids to a great inventor AND the birth of the first home console. UsingContinue reading “The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer By Marcie Wessels & Beatriz Castro”

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks By Suzanne Slade & Cozbi A. Cabrera

Back of Book:Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) is known for her poems about “real life.” She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty—showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age. This picture-book biographyContinue reading “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks By Suzanne Slade & Cozbi A. Cabrera”

Rosie: Stronger than Steel written and illustrated By Lindsay Ward

Back of Book: Built by women in the United States and sent to England to dig and plow alongside female farmers during World War II, Rosie the tractor does whatever is needed to support the war effort. She works day and night to help grow crops for the troops…even when she has to hide inContinue reading “Rosie: Stronger than Steel written and illustrated By Lindsay Ward”

Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski, Queen of Mathematics By Laurie Wallmark & Yevgenia Nayberg

Back of Book:Sophie Kowalevski was both a brilliant mathematician and a talented writer. Creative work nurtured her mathematical research, giving her a flexibility of thought she treasured. A wonderful STEAM figure, she not only did mathematical research, but she also created many literary works. This inspiring title tells the story of Sophie’s journey as theContinue reading “Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski, Queen of Mathematics By Laurie Wallmark & Yevgenia Nayberg”

Madame Saqui: Revolutionary Rope Dancer By Lisa Robinson & Rebecca Green

Back of Book: In revolutionary France, a girl named Marguerite Lalanne longed to perform above large crowds on a tightrope, just like her acrobatic parents. Sneaking off to the fairgrounds for secret tightrope walking lessons, Marguerite finessed her performance skills, ultimately performing for crowds as a young rope dancer. And eventually, Marguerite would perform asContinue reading “Madame Saqui: Revolutionary Rope Dancer By Lisa Robinson & Rebecca Green”