BOOK REVIEW: Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition

BOOK REVIEW: Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition

[amazon_link asins=’0142414123′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b18b80ad-e383-11e7-9280-050600f6c943′] Three Cups of Tea: Young Reader’s Edition by Greg Mortenson My rating: 4 of 5 stars My kids and I (age 9 boy, 14 girl) really enjoyed this book. I know there’s a lot of controversy around it and the lies the author has told and mismanagement of funds…but it doesn’t detract from what […]

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller

BOOK REVIEW: Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller

[amazon_link asins=’0590486780′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’d01a1df0-e384-11e7-b0d3-1bc94e105388′] Dear Dr. Bell…Your Friend, Helen Keller by Judith St. George My rating: 4 of 5 stars Wow. This is a fascinating book! I had NO idea Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller were such good friends…or friends at all! And everyone I’ve talked to about this book was surprised as well! My kids and […]

BOOK REVIEW: Who Was Amelia Earhart?

BOOK REVIEW: Who Was Amelia Earhart?

[amazon_link asins=’0448428563′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8968606e-e3a4-11e7-b9d9-1b179a6f03f1′] Who Was Amelia Earhart? by Kate Boehm Jerome My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an excellent intro to Amelia Earhart! It made us (myself and my 14 and 9yr old) fascinated by this young woman’s life! Now I need to find a good documentary to supplement this book! This book was well […]

BOOK REVIEW: Lives of the Scientists

BOOK REVIEW: Lives of the Scientists

[amazon_link asins=’0544810872′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4ef21b38-e3b3-11e7-9192-79c83aaf7e60′] This is an excellent children’s nonfiction book that shares short info on the lives of a selection of scientists throughout history. It is sort of a picture book, in the sense that it has a picture on nearly every page, but much more words that you’d normally see in a picture book. The scientists […]

BOOK SERIES REVIEW: Great world cultures book series: A Child’s Day

[amazon_link asins=’1847801994′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’fresnofamilyc-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ec895c55-e3b5-11e7-ac3a-1739a47a9fd5′]Found this book at the library while researching books on China to use with this idea of Homeschooling with The Amazing Race, as discussed in our podcast episode #19.   This series is full of beautifully done photo picture books depicting a child from a foreign (as in, non-American) city/village. Each book is a different […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Dust Bowl Through the Lens

I just finished reading this book cover to cover. I never really knew about The Dust Bowl and all that happened. Stumbled upon this book in the children’s nonfiction section at the library and found it absolutely fascinating! It really made it very clear to me about this period of history and the “Okies.” (My husband’s grandparents were self proclaimed […]

BOOK REVIEW: The Buffalo are Back

This book is just stunning. Stunning pictures, stunning story. It is just beautiful overall! This is a fabulous nonfiction picture book that has gorgeous pictures and tells the tale of the American buffalo. It tells how life was before the Europeans arrive, when they lived in harmony with the natives of this land…to how their lives and numbers changed after […]