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Monthly Archives: January 2017
There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t hear about the push for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In this age of technological advancement, it’s no surprise that it has become an integral part of our society. While the support for STEM is undoubtedly positive and necessary, it often leaves out something […] Continue reading
It’s hard not to be cliché on Trendy Tuesday, but I couldn’t resist reviewing this classic picture book. If You Give A Mouse A Cookie is the first book of Laura Numeroff’s If You Give… series and was illustrated by Felicia Bond. The storyline (if by chance you’ve never read it or have forgotten over […] Continue reading
This is a completely new stuff to me. Before this, I only knew 12 zodiacs, the result of early astronomers dividing the celestial sphere into 12 divisions and calling them 12 signs of zodiacs based on the brightest constellations in the sky at that particular time. Nowadays, people always associate zodiacs to astrology, the field of … Continue reading The 13th ZodiacContinue reading → Continue reading
A dramatic and flawed protagonist who likes to faint. Monsters coming to life by stolen body parts and undefined science. Strange murders that happen in a heat of passion. Extremely unreliable narration. Of course, these are just some of the aspects that define Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, Frankenstein as a Gothic novel or modernly known […] Continue reading
We Found a Hat Author: Jon Klassen Illustrated by: Jon Klassen When I heard that Jon Klassen had finally written the conclusion to the “Hat,” trilogy, partner to I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat, I jumped at the chance to review it. I was not disappointed. We Found a Hat stays true to […] Continue reading
The Dark Author: Lemony Snicket Illustrated by: Jon Klassen As a child, the first chapter books I ever read were A Series of Unfortunate Events. When I found out that Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler also wrote a children’s book called The Dark, I immediately was intrigued. Did you know that Lemony Snicket is Daniel […] Continue reading
No, David! Author & Illustrator: David Shannon No, David! always has been one of my favorite childhood bedtime stories. The story is written with very few words, which makes it easy for readers to follow along and even memorize the words. This repetitive story can be read aloud using different humorous voices to represent the […] Continue reading