The Shaaras

Jun 18, 2012 by

Michael and Jeff Shaara write excellent historical fiction. The Killer Angels takes you into the heart of the Civil War. Gone For Soldiers shows the prelude to it in the Mexican-American War, and Rise To Rebellion is the first half of the American Revolution. These books get into the hearts of the characters and take their readers right into the mess of war, politics, and the struggles of leadership.

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Theoni Pappas

Apr 1, 2012 by

Theoni Pappas writes hilarious, engaging math books. Check out The Joy of Mathematics and The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat.

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Patricia MacLachlan

Feb 15, 2012 by

All The Places To Love by Patricia MacLachlan is a precious story of a family’s love and birthing baby Sylvie at home on their farm. Love it!

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Ralph Moody

Feb 15, 2012 by

Reading about Ralph Moody’s adventures as he grows into manhood is such a treat. Our favorite book in the series is Man Of The Family.

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Jean Craighead George

Feb 14, 2012 by

How we love Jean Craighead George. Her love of animals and the natural world comes through in each of her books.

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Robert E. Wells

Feb 7, 2012 by

Robert E. Wells is one of my favorite math and science authors. He writes hilarious books in easy-to-understand language so each member of your house can grasp concepts like speed, size, time, infinity, levers & pulleys, and much more. Our favorites are Is A Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There Is?, Can You Count To A Googol?, How Do You Lift A Lion?, What’s Faster Than A Speeding Cheetah?, and What’s Smaller Than A Pygmy Shrew?

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Rafe Esquith

Jan 23, 2012 by

Rafe Esquith is my go-to-guy when I need some fuel in my teaching fire. He is an inner-city teacher who creates magic in his classroom by passionately sharing himself with his students. Classtime in his room is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is jam-packed with Shakespeare, chess, math club, guitar lessons, and pretty much anything else you can think of. If you need some inspiration in your life, check out Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire and There Are No Shortcuts.

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Diane Stanley

Jan 9, 2012 by

Diane Stanley is one of our favorite history writers. Her illustrations and storytelling bring each character to life. Our favorites are Joan of Arc, Leonardo Da Vinci, Saladin, Good Queen Bess, and The Last Princess.

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Marilyn Burns

Dec 21, 2011 by

Marilyn Burns is THE guru of mathematics literature. She has written or contributed to hundreds of books for children and adults, all with the purpose of inspiring people of all ages to LOVE math and to understand it. We love Spaghetti and Meatballs For All, The Greedy Triangle, and The I Hate Mathematics! Book.

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