Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Mary’s Monster – Book Recommendation

Title: Mary’s Monster-Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created FRANKENSTEIN Author & Illustrator: Lita Judge Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Ages: 12+ Genre: Graphic novel in verse/biography Themes: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Pierce B Shelley, Lord Byron, female authors, gothic literature, feminism, catharsis, … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation – Mary Anning’s Curiosity

Title: Mary Anning’s Curiosity Author: Monica Kulling Illustraions by: Melissa Castrillon Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2017 Ages: 7-11+ Themes: fossils, paleontology, scientific discovery, mighty girls         Opening: Long Ago in Lyme Regis More than two hundred years ago, a traveling fair … Continue reading

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Somewhere Among – Diverse Children’s Books & GIVEAWAY

Title: Somewhere Among Author: Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu Publisher: Athenium Books for Young Readers, 2016 Ages: 8-12 Themes: Japanese/American, biculturism, 2001, new baby, 9/11, terrorism, bullying I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review Opening: PREPARING MYSELF … Continue reading

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