Architecture According to Pigeons By Speck Lee Tailfeather

There are not many books around about architecture for children. I have a few that were printed pre-1960, but they tend to be a little dry. When I saw this publication come up in my searches I quickly bookmarked it, and I’m glad I did! ‘Architecture According to Pigeons’, is an excellent book for children… Continue reading Architecture According to Pigeons By Speck Lee Tailfeather

Listening For Lions By Gloria Whelan

It is 1918 and Rachel lives in a mission hospital in Kenya. Her parents are hardworking, sacrificial English missionaries, dedicated to helping the sick and illiterate. Rachel has never known any other life and she loves Africa. She loves the mission where she helps and loves the tribal people, the terrain, and most of all,… Continue reading Listening For Lions By Gloria Whelan

The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley

I personally think rats are disgusting, vile creatures. They are large, smelly and hard to exterminate. Some people enjoy them as pets, but I would be happy to never see one again. According to the main character in this book, Spinnaker, (father of four 'ratlets' and devoted husband to Restina), I am a ‘humming bean… Continue reading The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley

Will’s Words How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe

I don’t think any child is too young to be introduced to the great playwright, William Shakespeare. They may not necessarily read his writings at age six, but they can definitely hear the plays in story form and read simple books about the man himself. This publication, “Will’s Words” by Jane Sutcliffe is an excellent book… Continue reading Will’s Words How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe

Exploring Soils by Samantha Grover

  Samantha Grover loves soil. She loves soil so much she is a soil scientist. Inspired by her work, Samantha has written this exciting book introducing the fascinating world of mud and dirt to children. How can learning about soil be interesting for children (except for making mud pies) you may ask? Samantha is passionate about her… Continue reading Exploring Soils by Samantha Grover

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

When standing in the shower I noticed there are six taps of running water in my bathroom. The water that comes out is clear and clean, and it even comes in two temperatures - hot and cold! This observation might seem trivial, but when you read, "A Long Walk to Water", you will understand why… Continue reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park