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My Top Nonfiction Read in 2018

I don’t often get around to writing full-on reviews of the nonfiction I read, especially if it’s for adults.  Here’s a selection of my favorites from last year, handily separated into knitting and non-knitting books.   Faerie Knitting by Alice … Continue reading

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3 Fun Early Chapter Books

Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth by Debbi Michiko Florence. Pictures by Elizabet Vuković. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017. I’d been wanting to read the new Jasmine Toguchi series, especially because I have a Japanese-American niece who’ll be needing some early chapter books … Continue reading

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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate

I first became acquainted with Calpurnia Tate back in 2009 with The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, which it looks like I never reviewed.  Nevertheless, I was eager to read more about her. The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline … Continue reading

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The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook

This is one that my husband found. It’s a graphic novel featuring extra-geeky science kids – what could be better? The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook by Eleanor Davis. Julian Calendar is a brainy geek, and he knows … Continue reading

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It’s KidLit Blog Hop Day! Please hop on over and take a look at all the other wonderful things up on other blogs. Primates: the Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas. by Jim Ottaviani and Maris … Continue reading

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How to Fake a Moon Landing

How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham. This is a collection of linked graphic essays. Cunningham delves into the science and history of a number of current controversies, with the comic book … Continue reading

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The Microscope

I just counted. Right now, I have seven library books at home waiting to be read, six reviews waiting to be written, and six books on hold. I hope they won’t all come in at once, though the pile at … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I finally got around to reading this book, with the reluctance that I seem to reserve for bestsellers, once two close friends recommended it. And I have to admit, it is a good book. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks … Continue reading

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Dignifying Science

Dignifying Science: Stories about Women Scientists by Jim Ottaviani et al Oh my goodness – a man writing about women’s history! OK, now that we’re over the shock, let’s move on. Jim Ottaviani is a very nice local comic book … Continue reading

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