JAMES RHODES PLAYLIST: THE REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARIES OF SOUND, Illustrated by Martin O’Neill,

Out October 2019 72 Pages Approx. MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Kids today are online at a very young age. With so much information at their supervised fingertips, there is such a wealth of learning materials for the searching. James Rhodes does a fantastic job by creating an … Continue reading JAMES RHODES PLAYLIST: THE REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARIES OF SOUND, Illustrated by Martin O’Neill,

THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, by Ruth Sepetys, Philomel Books, Penguin Random House

A portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, … Continue reading THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE, by Ruth Sepetys, Philomel Books, Penguin Random House

THE SHAKESPEARE CONSPIRACY, A CLAYTON LOVELL STONE ADVENTURE, by Bruce Hutchison, William Hill Press

  A gripping, historical fiction, murder mystery. When Clayton Lovell Stone’s estranged girlfriend, Tracy Griffith, ends up murdered -- two men bludgeoned to death in the process -- and Stone receives a belated bloodied postcard with a manuscript page attached, he follows the trail of her killers and unearths a conspiracy hatched four hundred years … Continue reading THE SHAKESPEARE CONSPIRACY, A CLAYTON LOVELL STONE ADVENTURE, by Bruce Hutchison, William Hill Press

THE MOSQUITO, A HUMAN HISTORY OF OUR DEADLIEST PREDATOR, by Timothy C. Winegard, Allen Lane, Penguin Canada

A pioneering and ground-breaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity's fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks … Continue reading THE MOSQUITO, A HUMAN HISTORY OF OUR DEADLIEST PREDATOR, by Timothy C. Winegard, Allen Lane, Penguin Canada

QUEEN OF THE SEA, by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

Cult graphic novelist Dylan Meconis offers a rich reimagining of history in this hybrid novel loosely based on the exile of Queen Elizabeth I by her sister, Queen Mary. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of … Continue reading QUEEN OF THE SEA, by Dylan Meconis, Walker Books, Candlewick Press

WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE, by Amanda Dykes, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for … Continue reading WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE, by Amanda Dykes, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

DESTINATION MOON: THE REMARKABLE AND IMPROBABLE VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11, by Richard Maurer, Roaring Brook Press

The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative. Only now, it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was. At its height, it employed almost half a million people, many working seven days a week and each determined that “it will not fail because … Continue reading DESTINATION MOON: THE REMARKABLE AND IMPROBABLE VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11, by Richard Maurer, Roaring Brook Press

SECRET SOLDIERS: HOW THE U.S. TWENTY-THIRD SPECIAL TROOPS FOOLED THE NAZIS, by Paul B. Janeczko, Candlewick Press

What do set design, sound effects, and showmanship have to do with winning World War II? Meet the Ghost Army that played a surprising role in helping to deceive -- and defeat -- the Nazis. In his third book about deception during war, Paul B. Janeczko focuses his lens on World War II and the … Continue reading SECRET SOLDIERS: HOW THE U.S. TWENTY-THIRD SPECIAL TROOPS FOOLED THE NAZIS, by Paul B. Janeczko, Candlewick Press

INDIGENOUS WRITES, A GUIDE TO FIRST NATIONS, METIS & INUIT ISSUES IN CANADA, by Chelsea Vowel, Highwater Press

Delgamuukw. Sixties Scoop. Bill C-31. Blood quantum. Appropriation. Two-Spirit. Tsilhqot’in. Status. TRC. RCAP. FNPOA. Pass and permit. Numbered Treaties. Terra nullius. The Great Peace… Are you familiar with the terms listed above? In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel, legal scholar, teacher, and intellectual, opens an important dialogue about these (and more) concepts and the wider social … Continue reading INDIGENOUS WRITES, A GUIDE TO FIRST NATIONS, METIS & INUIT ISSUES IN CANADA, by Chelsea Vowel, Highwater Press

BETWEEN TWO SHORES, By Jocelyn Green, Bethany House, Graf-Martin

The daughter of a Mohawk mother and French father in 1759 Montreal, Catherine Duval finds it is easier to remain neutral in a world that is tearing itself apart. Content to trade with both the French and the British, Catherine is pulled into the fray against her wishes when her British ex-fiance, Samuel Crane, is … Continue reading BETWEEN TWO SHORES, By Jocelyn Green, Bethany House, Graf-Martin