Entries Tagged as 'Books'

Stef Soto, Taco Queen

January 5th, 2019 · 2 Comments · Books

My 9-year old daughter and I really enjoyed reading the novel Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres together. Stef is in middle school and is the child of immigrant parents. Throughout the book, she comes to terms with her feelings about her family’s very visible business as owners of a run-down taco truck named […]

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Not a Purse

January 3rd, 2019 · 3 Comments · Books

Stephanie Dreyer, the author of 2015’s Not A Nugget, has a worthy follow-up in Not A Purse. The book continues the same child-friendly and informative format along with adorable and empathetic illustrations from Jack Veda. While Not A Nugget emphasizes that animals are our friends, not food, Not A Purse focuses on the ways our […]

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Baby Loves Green Energy!

December 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Books

We love the “Baby Loves” series from Ruth Spiro, illustrated by Irene Chan. It covers complicated scientific topics including thermodynamics (!) and structural engineering in simple yet accurate detail. The books are aimed at babies through three years, and the expressive illustrations and child-friendly language are perfect for children to admire on their own or […]

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Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree in the World

December 13th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Books

STRETCH TO THE SUN, written by Carrie A. Pearson and illustrated by Susan Swan, follows the life span of a giant redwood tree. It is a gorgeous and informative story of nature’s cycles, both the beautiful and the dangerous. It begins with the death of one giant tree which falls to the ground, and it […]

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