Category Archives: History

Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Cars by Elliot Kruszynski

Professor Wooford McPaw’s History of Cars by Elliot Kruszynski. Cicada Books, 2021. 9781908714954 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review)  3 Format:  Hardcover What did you like about the book:  The first in a new series to … Continue reading

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What Is Congress? by Jill Abramson, illustrated by David Malan

What Is Congress? by Jill Abramson, illustrated by David Malan. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9780593223703 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback What did you like about the book? The development of the United States … Continue reading

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When Can We Go Back to America?: Voices of Japanese Incarceration During World War II by Susan H. Kamei

When Can We Go Back to America?: Voices of Japanese Incarceration During World War II by Susan H. Kamei. Simon and Schuster, 2021. 9781481401449 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  What did you like … Continue reading

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Who Was Juliette Gordon Low? by Dana Meachen Rau

Who Was Juliette Gordon Low? by Dana Meachen Rau. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9781101995563 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Paperback  Genre: Biography What did you like about the book? This in-depth biography of the … Continue reading

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The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege

The Other Talk: Reckoning With Our White Privilege  by Brendan Kiely. Antheneum, Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534494046 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  This frank and … Continue reading

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The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. Simon & Schuster, 2021. 9781534449299 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  What did you like about … Continue reading

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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste,  illustrated by Hillary D. Wilson

African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History by Tracey Baptiste,  illustrated by Hillary D. Wilson. Algonquin Young Readers, 2021. 9781616209001 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC (publication date: 10/19/21) What did you like … Continue reading

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What Is the Story of the Mummy? by Sheila Keenan,  illustrated by Carlos Basabe

What Is the Story of the Mummy? by Sheila Keenan,  illustrated by Carlos Basabe. Penguin Workshop, 2021. 9781524788483 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: Paperback What did you like about the book?  Another entry … Continue reading

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Listified: Britannica’s 300 Lists That Will Blow Your Mind by Andrew Pettie, illustrated by Andrés Lozano

Listified: Britannica’s 300 Lists That Will Blow Your Mind by Andrew Pettie, illustrated by Andrés Lozano. Britannica, 2021. 9781912920754 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  Remember … Continue reading

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I Am Smoke by Henry Herz, illustrated by Mercè López

I Am Smoke by Henry Herz, illustrated by Mercè López. Tilbury House, 2021. 9780884487883 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book?  In this free-verse, nonfiction picture book, … Continue reading

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