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  • Did Fleming Rescue Churchill? Research, Anyone?

    James Cross Giblin has written about fifth-grader Jason and how he proceeded with his assignment, a three-page report on Sir Alexander Fleming. Trouble was, Jason didn't think Fleming was all that exciting, even if he did discover penicillin. His teacher suggested Jason look for an interesting story...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-22-2008
  • More Pilgrims?

    With Thanksgiving on the way, it's a good time to consider the definition of a Pilgrim. Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen does just that. When Molly explains to her mother what her teacher told her about why the Pilgrims came to America, Molly's mother thinks it describes why their family...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-19-2008
  • How Long Could YOU Keep From Talking?

    Dave was normally a pretty noisy 5th-grader. In fact, maybe he was a loudmouth. But after reading about Gandhi, and how for many years he spent one day a week not talking at all, Dave thought it was worth finding out what it would be like to keep silent. After about a half day of trying silence on his...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 11-13-2008
  • The Bus for Us

    "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" That's the question Tess asks on every other page of this book, while they wait to go to school. Big brother Gus answers with varying degrees of patience. Meanwhile more kids keep lining up to ride too, and their wordless activities are worth watching. And...
    Posted to Kids Blog (Weblog) by UndergroundLibrarian@evpl on 08-25-2008
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