Robert Ripley was one of those people with “true star quality.” Everybody, it seemed, knew who he was, and they all loved him — maybe because he had a “multitude of dazzling achievements” that he enjoyed sharing with the world. Readers can see some of the items he might have gathered in the book “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!”
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From its beginnings as a poem written from author Shane Koyczan’s experiences, to a song, then to a video created with the help of 86 animators, “To This Day” is filled with some of the most powerful words you may ever read.
Malik didn’t do it. Janae knew that her son was innocent. He was just 15 years old, a good-enough student, her baby. She’d raised him right and Malik wasn’t capable of killing.
Your parents are lucky to have you around.
Want a book with a chunk of controversy between its pages? Of course you do, which is why you want “A Most Imperfect Union.”
You’ll make new friends at school, maybe even a new best friend, but be careful what you ask for. In the new book “First Day at Zoo School” by Sarah Dillard, Alfred’s new BFF is B-A-D.
Running when you shouldn’t, could get you lost – but in the new book “Dozer’s Run” by Debbie Levy with Rosana Panza, illustrated by David Opie, it all turned out OK.
You want your child to keep reading between semesters, but nobody said it had to be boring, a good reason to find “Why Spacemen Can’t Burp” and “Poo! What Is That Smell?”
After grad school, Joel Christian Gill did a series of paintings that he says “freed” him from the racism that his father and grandfather endured. But something was missing. That’s when he turned to comics to tell stories of “obscure black history.”
You can stop groaning now, because what you’ll find in “Cool Science Tricks” isn’t like what you’d find in school. These science activities are actually fun to do.
You don’t have a lot of high school left. You’ve got some decisions to make, but you feel stuck. So read “Undecided: Navigating Life and Learning after High School” by Genevieve Morgan, and see if it doesn’t help.
Imagine what life was like a thousand years ago. As with Grandpa’s “good old days,” you wouldn’t want to go back there – and in “Off with Their Heads!” by Martin Oliver, illustrated by Andrew Pinder, you’ll find out why.
Twenty-six semesters, four proms, countless teachers, and you’ve graduated high school, but you’re still not done with school. Much as you wish you were, it’ll be awhile before you get your hands on your next diploma. But don’t be too eager. The secondary-education years are time to prepare and explore and, says Hailey Bondy, there are still “77 Things You Absolutely Have to Do Before You Finish College.”
Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed.
Making a scene. Making a mess. Playing outside. Brushing those wobbly little baby teeth. Yep, your preschooler will find out who else does those things when you read “Even Monsters…” together.
You’ve probably done some wild things in the name of love, but one boy wins the contest. In the new book “Noggin” by John Corey Whaley, Travis lost his head.
You turned around, turned back, and it was done. Finished. You missed the best part, so keep your eyes peeled when you watch the horse races this spring. And in order to know what you’re watching, read the new book “D is for Derby: A Kentucky Derby Alphabet,” written by Helen L. Wilbur and illustrated by Jaime Corum.
So what would you like for dinner tonight?
Any child who has “The Ultimate Book of Vehicles From Around the World” by his side can pretend to drive, dig or haul right now, no driver’s license required.
If you lived in the White House, you’d change those things your parents grumble about. And in the new book, “The White House for Kids,” you’ll see what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Anna Hibiscus from the children’s picture book ““Splash, Anna Hibiscus!” by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia” watched the ocean waves as they splashed and laughed. She wanted so much to splash, too, and she wanted everyone else to come with her!
Yep, taking things apart is fun, even though it might make your parents or teachers a little crazy. So maybe you need to read “Ask a Science Teacher” by Larry Scheckel instead. That might be somewhat safer.
Sometimes, even the best intentions get out of hand, as you’ll see in the new novel “Charly’s Epic Fiascos: Beware of Boys” by Kelli London.
Taken to Camp O’Donnell in the Philippines, nurses saved as many American lives as they could with the scant resources they had — despite that the nurses themselves suffered terribly from disease and starvation in the POW camps.
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