Reach & Read: Good Night, Reindeer

It’s Christmas in July! Good Night, Reindeer by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illustrated by Marco Bucci is a creative play on the classic book featuring a moon and bowl of mush. Good Night, Reindeer takes us all through the North Pole, saying good night to each of Santa’s sleigh team. Brennan-Nelson’s words and Bucci’s imaginative pictures create […]

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Reach & Read: Around the World Right Now

Around the World Right Now by Gina Cascone and Bryony Williams Sheppard The authors and illustrator, Olivia Beckman, have created a quick trip around the world, visiting twenty-four time zones in locations, one on each page each displaying a quick peak into some unique places. The locales are different, a little off the beaten path […]

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Reach & Read: Bears, Whales and All the other Noisy Animals

Three book reviews lumped into one post – made for a fun day Sunday. Want to Know. Whales by Barbara van Rheenen is a lovely book to introduce a young child to these amazing marine mammals and maybe inspire a future biologist? Geared towards older toddlers to early readers, the book is set up to be […]

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Reach & Read: Cleared for Takeoff!

Cleared for Takeoff: The Ultimate Book of Flight by Rowland White Yankee – Echo – Sierra! I recommend this book. Note that I am not an aviation expert, aficionado, hobbyist but I have flown in a few different kinds of planes, use aviation examples/learnings in my professional work with healthcare quality and safety, and appreciate a well written […]

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Reach & Read: 1492 and 40 Fun Fables

Forty Fun Fables: Tales that Trick, Tickle and Teach by Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton This is an easy to read book of re-told fables, although not ‘fun’ like I hoped given tickle in the title. Content is directed at younger readers, there are some illustrations  and each tale provides the ‘moral of the story’ (pfew!) and […]

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Reach & Read:Ticktock Banneker’s Clock

A biography of a pretty amazing man, Benjamin Banneker. Never heard of him? Me neither until I read this book with my son. Ticktock Banneker’s Clock is a illustrated children’s book telling the story of Benjamin Banneker, who all things consider, is an unlikely, but very welcome, character to be showcased for science and innovation. Benjamin, […]

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