Entries Tagged as 'Activities'

How to Heal a Broken Wing

May 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN “High above the city, no one heard the soft thud of feathers against glass.” And so begins this literary and pictorial short story for little ones. In the drab bustling city no one notices nor stops to help an injured bird, except young Will, who is partly the source of […]

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The Secret Life of Mitch Spinach

January 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By ROBYN MOORE The Secret Life of Mitch Spinach begins in the cafeteria, where Mitch’s classmates are eating the standard American diet of pizza, French fries, and chicken fingers (this is a sad commentary on our schools today, where most cafeterias serve processed junk food). Mitch pulls out his Nutripak, filled with organic fruits, […]

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The Stray Dog

October 30th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY The Stray Dog recounts a true story of rescuing a homeless dog. With a stunning backdrop of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and what I would venture to guess is Prospect Park, Marc Simont’s Caldecott Honor Book depicts a nameless family who encounter a dog while picnicking in the park. Assuming that […]

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EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN You’re a scientist on an Alpine High Mountain hiking from Base Camp to Upper Camp. No, no, wait. You’re snorkeling with a friend between fragile coral reefs, passing stingrays and moray eels on the way back to the beach. Feeling up to helping a baby elephant find his herd in the […]

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