Princesses Can Fix It! By Tracy Marchini & Illustrated By Julia Christians

Back of Book: The castle is crawling with wayward alligators, and the clueless king doesn’t know how to fix it. Lila, Margaret, and Harriet have lots of ideas, but their father won’t listen! According to him, the Princesses should be focusing on proper pursuits like drawing, jewelry, and music. When the three girls start falling asleep duringContinue reading “Princesses Can Fix It! By Tracy Marchini & Illustrated By Julia Christians”

Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever By Ruth Spiro Illustrated By Holly Hatam

Back of Book:After sketching and plotting and planting, Maxine and Leo know they’ve made The Greatest Garden Ever! But they’re not the only ones who think so. Soon, all sorts of animals make their way in, munching on carrots and knocking over pots. When Leo and Maxine can’t agree on a way to deter theseContinue reading “Maxine and the Greatest Garden Ever By Ruth Spiro Illustrated By Holly Hatam”

Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark Illustrated By Brooke Smart

Back of Book:In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizabeth Friedman (1892&;1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA’s first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners withContinue reading “Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizebeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars By Laurie Wallmark Illustrated By Brooke Smart”

Beatrix Potter, Scientist (She Made History) By Lindsay H. Metcalf Illustrated By Junyi Wu

Back of Book:Everyone knows Beatrix Potter as the creator of the Peter Rabbit stories. But before that, she was a girl of science. As a child, Beatrix collected nature specimens; as a young adult, she was an amateur mycologist presenting her research on mushrooms and other fungi to England’s foremost experts. Like many women ofContinue reading “Beatrix Potter, Scientist (She Made History) By Lindsay H. Metcalf Illustrated By Junyi Wu”

Libby Loves Science By Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes & Joelle Murray

Back of Book: Libby and her friends use teamwork, creativity, and just a bit of chemistry to turn things around and prove that science is for everyone. Perfect for aspiring scientists, storytimes, classrooms, home-schooling, and fans of Andrea Beaty’s Ada Twist, Scientist. Includes a glossary and four super-fun experiments to try at home! My Review: IContinue reading “Libby Loves Science By Kimberly Derting, Shelli R. Johannes & Joelle Murray”

Invent-a-Pet By Vicky Fang & Tidawan Thaipinnarong

Katie is an ordinary girl who longs for an extraordinary pet—something more spectacular than a simple goldfish. Then one day Katie comes home to find a gift from her mother: a mysterious machine designed to help her create that one-of-a-kind creature. Each time she feeds different items into the machine, out comes a marvelously colorfulContinue reading “Invent-a-Pet By Vicky Fang & Tidawan Thaipinnarong”

The Princess and the Petri Dish By Sue Fliess & Petros Bouloubasis

Back of Book:Pippa isn’t your usual princess. She prefers Petri dishes to perfecting her curtseying. And when she realizes that she doesn’t like peas, she gets a bright idea that consumes her and almost the whole kingdom. My Review:I received a copy of this picture book from Albert Whitman Publishing in exchange for an honestContinue reading “The Princess and the Petri Dish By Sue Fliess & Petros Bouloubasis”

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”

Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism By Jen Malia & Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Back Of Book:Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experience is making slime, she’s worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism and doesn’t like anything sticky! With help from family and her teacher,Continue reading “Too Sticky!: Sensory Issues with Autism By Jen Malia & Joanne Lew-Vriethoff”

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”