Posted in Middle Grade Mondays

Cape

By Kate Hannigan

Book Source: library

Book Status: available

I don’t remember who but one of my author friends was talking about how good this book was. When we saw it on library shelf, we grabbed it.

1. Superheroes are real. Oh and the girls are the superheroes.

2. It has graphic novel images mixed through out the book.

3. You learn about WW2 and the secret home jobs people held.

4. You learn about how people were discriminated based on where they were from. Kind of sad we still act this way.

5. There is a lot of adventure.

6. Their super powers are so cool. I don’t know which one I would want to be

7. A very diverse base of characters

8. If you like puzzles they are mixed into the book.

9. And Kate Hannigan has said she turned in book 2, so there is more to come.

10. This is the longest list I have written about a book. There is something in this book for everyone

Posted in Book Review

Books about real people

Book source: provided by Media Masters Publicity for review purposes

Book Status: Queens Nov 12;. Kings Nov 12; American Indians Nov 12

These three books are all about real people. One is about Queens, which is really women who succeeded at things. Kings is about men who have been successful. You learn about people like The Rock, John Cena, The Queen of England and Beyonce. It explains what they did to be successful.

The book covers well known people but also the hidden people who have changed our world. This would be very interesting to kids.

The Encyclopedia of Americans Indians goes into details about each tribe. There is a page for each tribe and it explains about who they are and what made their tribe unique. It was interesting to see how many tribes there are. You don’t hear about the different tribes so kids think all Americans Indians are the same. They are not.

My great-great-great grandmother was from the Micmac tribe. I read that page first and want to read more.

All three books would be good additions for kids to learn more about real people. These are great starts to help kids find out there is more than just what you hear about. These help point them in the right direction to find details.