Gyroscope of Life

A book review of The Gyroscope of Life: Understanding Balances (and Imbalances) in Nature by David Parrish Stars: *** Pocohontas Press (2020)Biology/Ecology294 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: A love song to the field of biology written by an Appalachian… Read More »

CRISPR – Changing DNA

A book review of CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA by Yolanda Ridge Stars: ***** Annick Press (2020)Children’s Nonfiction/DNA116 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it… Read More »

The True Nature of the Cat

A book review of The True Nature of the Cat by John Bradshaw Stars: *** Boxtree Limited (1993)Pets>Cats224 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: John Bradshaw, Britain’s most foremost expert on pet behaviour, separates the facts from popular myths and misconceptions, allowing the dedicated cat lover to understand what it is like to… Read More »

Stories of Elders

A book review of Stories of Elders: What the Greatest Generation Knows About Technology That You Don’t by Veronica Kirin Stars: ***** Identity Publications (2018)Cultural Anthropology320 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: In 2015, Millennial author and cultural anthropologist Veronica… Read More »

Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice?

A book review of Why Don’t Cars Run on Apple Juice? Real Science Questions from Real Kids by Kira Vermond Stars: *** Annick Press (2019)Children’s Nonfiction88 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: What keeps the stars from falling from the… Read More »

Running Wild

A book review of Running Wild: Animals in Motion by Galadriel Watson Stars: **** Annick Press (2020)Children’s Nonfiction68 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Summary: A squid jets through the ocean like a rocket. A cheetah races after a zig-zagging gazelle. A fishing… Read More »

Wired

A book review of Wired by Anastasia Suen Stars: *** Charlesbridge (2007)Children’s Nonfiction, Electricity32 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Humming, thrumming, power’s coming. From the power plant to your house, electricity is on the move. In rhythmic text, Anastasia Suen breaks down the complex subject of electricity to its essential parts. Paul… Read More »