Thursday, December 13, 2018

Atlas of Adventures: Wonders of the World



This is exactly the kind of book that grabs my attention: a clear title (with a gorgeous font), and a beautiful visual sampling of what the reader will find inside the book.  After perusing the cover, the delight continues with a beautiful world map with representative illustrations of animals or landmarks of each continent. The table of contents is divided into Continents and their respective wonders.  A great complement to any world history or geography study.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The President and Me: John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead





Ava and her stepbrother J.P. are on their way to the wedding of Ava's aunt. It's hard enough having to share your mom with a new-to-you sibling but to share the fun of a wedding seems wholly unfair. But at least Ava can spend time with her Grandpa Ed (even if J.P. has to tag along). Grandpa has plans to show them the highlights of Boston. First stop is John Adams house where J.P. buys a bobblehead with unique properties--like talking!