Read On!

Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for September, 2018

Jane Austen

September28

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire. J. K. Rowling Children’s picture book biographies are often a fine way to get the basic information about a person. The genre can be enjoyed by all ages. I often feature a picture book biography as a recommended book because authors and illustrators have […]

Coral Reefs

September21

Coral reefs around the world are dying. In the Caribbean alone, there is less than half the coral that was there in the 1970s. Scientists believe that there are a number of factors that are contributing to the loss of the coral: global warming, diseases, over fishing, and pollution. In The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the […]

Temple Grandin

September14

Dr. Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University, and her specialty is the humane treatment of animal livestock. More importantly, she is internationally known for sharing her personal experiences with autism. Born in 1947, Temple clearly behaved very differently from other babies and young children. Because of little medical understanding of her condition […]

MCBA

September7

Once again, we will be promoting the nominees for the Massachusetts Children’s Book Awards (MACBA) during the 2018-2019 school year at DCD. Even though I’ve written about this program before, I would like to explain it to parents who have never had a fourth, fifth, or sixth grader before now. This voluntary reading incentive program has become […]


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