When I took my 12-year-old son to the sports medicine doctor for a check-up on his broken ankle, Max was told he had to continue to wear the boot another 10 days. On the car ride home, my son said “Mom, why didn’t you schedule the appointment with a woman doctor? Women doctors seem to know more. That guy doesn’t know that my ankle is healed and I don’t need to wear the boot anymore.” I smiled at him with agreement and said “Yes! Sometimes women do know more than men.” In honor of Women’s History Month, here are several books about women in science that will inspire the children in your life.
When I was a sixth grade teacher, one thing I always wanted more of were good books that opened up a dialogue with students about a variety of historical topics. I wanted more… Continue reading
With the first snowfall upon us this year it’s hard not to revert back to those days as a child- bouncing up and down, excited to get outside and jump into new piles… Continue reading
Feelings can be very confusing to young children, and some of the best ways to teach about them are with picture books. These new titles are fun for teaching lessons about emotions and… Continue reading
We’ve already mentioned several Titanic books in this blog (see Kristin’s post on the 99th anniversary of the Titanic disaster and my review of The Watch That Ends the Night). But so many… Continue reading
When my younger son, Nathan, was 3, I realized that not all alphabet books were alike. While browsing in the library, we found The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin. The great thing about… Continue reading
America’s bloodiest war began 150 years ago Tuesday when Confederate forces attacked the U.S. militia at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Ending with the abolishment of slavery and a death toll that exceeds… Continue reading