Picture Books Supporting the Girl Scout Daisy Global Action Award

C has been working on earning the Global Action Award for Girl Scout Daisies, which uses the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) “to…

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One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul

All too often when I’m browsing the nonfiction children’s titles on NetGalley, I spot a book that looks like it might tie in perfectly…

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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is the main theme throughout and a good summary of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food;…

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Tino and the Pomodori by Tonya Russo Hamilton

  In Tino and the Pomodori, Tonya Russo Hamilton tells the story of her father as a young boy in Italy, anticipating his favorite…

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The Remedy by Thomas Goetz

  The Remedy takes you through medical and literary history, right around the time the foundation was laid for modern medicine. Handwashing was controversial….

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Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You by Dan Riskin

   Title: Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill YouAuthor: Dan RiskinPublisher: Touchstone Books Expected Release:March 4, 2014 Source:I received a copy of this book…

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Review: Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

   Title: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the VoidAuthor: Mary RoachPublisher: W. W. Norton & Company Released:August 2, 2010 Source:I…

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Review: The Amazing Monarch by Windle Turley

Title: The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered ButterflyAuthor: Windle TurleyPublisher: BenBella BooksReleased: October 2010Source: publisher (NetGalley) Amazon | Barnes &…

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Review: Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

A couple of months ago, I won a copy of Molly Beth Griffin’s Silhouette of a Sparrow through a giveaway hosted by Laura at…

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Because I Said So! by Ken Jennings

This was pretty much my first audiobook, with the exception of the two I half-listened to (until I fell asleep) during a cross-country drive…

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