My Story: The Great Plague: A London Girl’s Diary 1665-1666 by Pamela Oldfield

Stars: **** Scholastic Canada (2001)Children’s Historical Fiction156 pagesAges 9-12 Summary: It’s 1665 and Alice is looking forward to being back in London. But the plague is spreading quickly, and as each day passes more red crosses appear on doors. When her own aunt is struck down with the disease, Alice is forced to make a… Read More »

Earth From Above for Young Readers by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, text by Robert Burleigh

Stars: **** Summary: Soar above the earth. Look down – what do you see? Water and land, trees and buildings, people and animals. And more, so much more. Let the remarkable aerial photographs of Yann Arthus-Bertrand take you to a whole new world of discovery and adventure. Mr. Bertrand goes up in a helicopter around… Read More »

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth by Rochelle Strauss

Stars: ***** Illustrated by: Rosemary Woods This is an awesome children’s non-fiction book about the Earth’s water. It covers such topics as how all the oceans, rivers and ponds are connected and how the water we have know is the same water that’s always been on the Earth, even billions of years ago. How water… Read More »

Smart-opedia: The Amazing Book About Everything by Maple Tree Press

Stars: ***** I won this book from 5 Minutes for Mom (5 Minutes for Books.) I also counted it towards the Canadian Book Challenge. Well I don’t know about EVERYTHING. I find it hard to believe any book could contain EVERYTHING but it does a good job of covering many aspects. The Categories are Astronomy,… Read More »

A Life Like Mine by DK Publishing

Stars: ***** This is a spectacular masterpiece from UNICEF. It not only shows life for 18 or so children from different parts of the world but give invaluable information about what children need to survive and what people are doing to ensure that all children get these needs fulfilled. The whole book is divided into… Read More »