Eat up! Infographic Exploration of Food

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food by Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer Stars: **** Annick Press (2017) Children’s Nonfiction/Food 72 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many… Read More »

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart Stars: **** Harper Perennial (2015) Memoir 288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white… Read More »

Follow Your Stuff

Follow Your Stuff: Who Makes It, Where Does it Come From, How Does it Get To You? by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka Stars: **** Annick Press (2019) Children’s Nonfiction/Money 100 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Our cellphones, our clothes,… Read More »

DIY Henna Tattoos

DIY Henna Tattoos: Learn Decorative Patterns, Draw Modern Designs and Create Everyday Body Art by Aroosa Shahid Stars: **** Ulysses Press (2018) Henna/Tattoos 128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photo graphs in DIY… Read More »

Clothing by Michele Saracino

Clothing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living by Michele Saracino Stars: **** Fortress Press (2012) Religion/Ethics 124 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Reinhold Niebuhr argued that one of the fundamental challenges to human existence is the anxiety caused by our desire to be perfect and godlike while knowing we are limited and mortal. This book… Read More »

Funny You Don’t Look Autistic

Funny You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary Stars: **** Annick Press (2019) Teen Nonfiction/Autism 176 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael… Read More »

Lovey by Mary MacCracken

Lovey by Mary MacCracken Stars: **** Harper Collins UK (2014) (Reprint from 1974) Memoirs/Special Education/Child Abuse 256 pages This post contains affiliate links. Summary: This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher… Read More »