Happy Canada Day!

My website doesn’t look much different than it did when I posted a (somewhat premature) announcement called WEBSITE UDPATE. But since then, I’ve taken a Gale Course on Intermediate WordPess Website building and totally upgraded the back end of my site. I’m now working hard on things like “keyword mapping” and “search engine optimization”. In […]

All the Impossible Things

Title: All the Impossible Things Author: Lindsay Lackey Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1-250-20286-4 I have no idea what one *should* read during a pandemic. But I do know this: falling in love with a book can make the weight of the world a tiny bit lighter.  All the Impossible Things opens with […]

Broken Strings

Title:¬†Broken Strings Author: Eric Walters & Kathy Kacer Publisher: Puffing Canada Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-0-7352-6624-7 In my last post of the decade (!) I want to do a quick shout out to a great 2019 title by two Canadian kid-lit super powers. Broken Strings is a Holocaust lesson wrapped up in a story about […]

Under Pressure

Title: Under Pressure:The Science of Stress Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi Publisher: Kids Can Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1-5253-0007-3 I usually limit my reviews to middle grade fiction. But I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately, partly in preparation for the release of my non-fiction title on gene editing next year. Under Pressure caught […]

Focused

Title:¬†Focused Author: Alyson Gerber Publisher: Scholastic Press Reviewer: Yolanda Ridge ISBN: 978-1338185973 Clea really tries to do well in middle school and meet her parent’s expectations by being organized and on time. Trouble is, she’s constantly distracted. Pretty much the only thing she’s able to focus on is chess. But her position on the chess […]

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