Why Do We Fight? Conflict, War and Peace by Niki Walker

Stars: ***** OwlKids Books (September 2013) Children’s Nonfiction Ages 10-14 80 Pages Summary: Types of conflict including battles, protests, standoffs and strikes, how they start, why they start and different ways people deal (or don’t deal) with conflict. War is definitely not a favourite subject of mine. I’m not a history buff, especially when it… Read More »

The Butt Book and Poopendous! by Artie Bennett

  Appealing to your preschooler/primary grader, Artie Bennet takes subjects normally taboo for a book and put’s it out there for children to learn and have fun. Stars for Both: ★★★★★                     The Butt Book The Butt Book was published in 2010 and teaches children the… Read More »

Everyone’s Birthday: A Kid’s Adventure in Thailand by Marc Kielburger

Stars: ★★★★★ Me to We (2012)Children’s Nonfiction Summary: Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We has written his first children’s book based on his first overseas trip to Thailand when he was young and he shares the story of a special birthday celebration that changed his life. First let me just… Read More »

The World In Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods by Claire Eamer

Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012) Summary: Explore a week of lunches—from apples to pizza—by taking a romp through thousands of years of extraordinary events. Some are amusing, like the accidental invention of potato chips. Others are tragic, such as the Spice Wars, which killed thousands of people. – source This book is an interesting take… Read More »