Sweet Home Alaska

Sweet Home Alaska

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a pioneer?  Twelve year-old Terpsichore Johnson thinks it would be a grand adventure.  And that is a good thing because her family is moving to Alaska to a farm settlement as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s...
Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

Meet Alan the alligator!  He’s big with razor-sharp teeth and scaring is what he does best. Alan starts his day by sharpening his nails and brushing his big, scary teeth and then spends his day frightening the other animals in the jungle.  But Alan has a secret...
Listen to the Moon

Listen to the Moon

It is May 1915 and Alfie, a young British boy, and his father discover a girl on a small deserted island near their home.  The girl is injured and does not speak except to utter a word that sounds like “Lucy.”  Determined to help, Alfie’s family...
Ida, Always

Ida, Always

        Some subjects are difficult to discuss. Grief, loss and death, while a fact of life, can be particularly difficult to discuss with children.  A sensitive book that addresses this subject is welcome and Ida, Always fits well here. Ida and...