Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos

Double Cheeseburgers, Quiche, and Vegetarian Burritos: American Cooking From the 1920s Through Today by Loretta Frances Ichord Stars: *** Millbrook Press (2007) Cooking/American History/Children’s Nonfiction 63 pages Summary: A history of 20th century American food describes innovative foods and technologies that changed the market, explains the cultural significance of food, and provides recipes for traditional American… Read More »

Keep the Buttered Side Up

Keep the Buttered Side Up: Food Superstition From Around the World by Kathlyn Gay Stars: *** Walker Publishing Company AND Thomas Allen & Sons (1995) Children’s Nonfiction – Food/Folklore 102 pages Summary: Keep the Buttered Side Up is packed with morsels of information about multicultural food customs, beliefs and superstitions, their origins, and carryover practices… Read More »

50 Body Questions by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

50 Body Questions: A Book That Spills Its Guts by Tanya Lloyd Kyi Stars: **** Annick Press (2014) Human Biology 103 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our… Read More »

All The Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg Stars: ***** Annick Press (2016) History/Science 104 pages Summary: All the Dirt is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of personal hygiene. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author gives a quick overview of the topic. Throughout most of history, people… Read More »

From The Heart of Africa Collected by Eric Walters

From The Heart of Africa: a Book of Wisdom Collected by Eric Walters Stars: **** Penguin Random House (Tundra) 2018 Juvenile Nonfiction Summary: Aphorisms are universal. They give guidance, context and instruction for life’s issues, and they help us understand each other and the world around us. We use them every day, yet never think… Read More »

Before the World Was Ready by Claire Eamer

Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science by Claire Eamer Stars: ***** Annick Press (2018) Juvenile/Science/Biography 128 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary:  Earth revolves around the sun. Washing hands helps stop the spread of disease.… Read More »

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children by Mary Ellen Ellsworth

Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children by Mary Ellen Ellsworth Stars: **** Albert Whitman & Company (1997) Biography (designed for children) Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a post on another blog but I decided to write a review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: As a child, Gertrude… Read More »