Who Was Queen Victoria by Jim Gigliotti

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Queen Victoria’s life was a hard one, from the time she was born. Her father died suddenly when she was quite young, and though her mother never remarried, she befriended a man to help take care of the house. He and Victoria’s mother were power hungry, and did everything they could to make VictoriaContinue reading “Who Was Queen Victoria by Jim Gigliotti”

Who Was Jane Austen by Sarah Fabiny

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Jane Austen was born in 1775 to a reverend and his wife. Though women of the time were meant to be raised as good wives, Jane’s family valued education, and from a young age she and her older sister Cassandra were allowed to rea. The two of them even went to school for aContinue reading “Who Was Jane Austen by Sarah Fabiny”

Who Was Florence Nightingale by Kitson Jazynka

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Florence was born into a well off family in 1820. From a young age she was fascinated with the world, not afraid to ask questions and search for answers. She loved animals from a young age as well, which led to her love of helping the sick and in need. Thanks to her father,Continue reading “Who Was Florence Nightingale by Kitson Jazynka”

Who Was Amelia Earhart by Kate Boehm Jerome

⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book chronicles Amelia Earhart’s life from childhood to her final flight. Beginning in 1897, Amelia was born in her grandmother’s house. Though Amelia’s grandparents were well off financially wise, Amelia’s father had difficulty keeping a job. This led to the family splitting up in Amelia’s teenage years, with her, her mother, and herContinue reading “Who Was Amelia Earhart by Kate Boehm Jerome”

When Sadness is At Your Door by Eva Eland

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is an amazing introduction to depression and how to handle it. It follows a boy who is visited by the sad emotion, which is illustrated to be a semi-see through blue blob. The book shows how sadness can feel, like being unable to breath or feeling like your emotions take over you,Continue reading “When Sadness is At Your Door by Eva Eland”

The Proper Way To Meet a Hedgehog by Paul Janeczko

⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is a series of poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko. Each poem has a different author, but they all rhyme in a wonderful limerick way. The poems themselves are whimsical, and cover topics such as scaring monsters away, taking care of trees, and of course, properly meeting hedgehogs. Each poem is matchedContinue reading “The Proper Way To Meet a Hedgehog by Paul Janeczko”

Summer Green to Autumn Gold by Mia Posada

⭐⭐⭐⭐ This wonderfully colorful book depicted the life cycle of the leaves in the trees. It explained what cells and chloroplasts are, and even chlorophyll. It went on to describe the life cycle of the leaves and how when it becomes fall, the chlorophyll stops producing, since the tree’s life cycle is ending. The leavesContinue reading “Summer Green to Autumn Gold by Mia Posada”

Sad Underwear: And Other Complications by Judith Viorst

⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is broken up into sections, and each section has poems about it. For example, there is a section about moms and dad’s that reflect the day-to-day life of living with adults, and there is a section about questions, where the poems are about questions children may ask. The author did an excellentContinue reading “Sad Underwear: And Other Complications by Judith Viorst”

Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ These series of poems follow the main character, Runny Babbit, through his life in the woods with his family. They talk about all his adventures, from needing a new coat, to hugging and kissing a hedgehog. Each line has two words that have switched the first few letters, making the poems difficult but funContinue reading “Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein”