“Gracie and the Radar Girls,” written by Karen J. Moore and illustrated by Lyn Meredith, is the story of Grace Hudlow and her experience during WWII as a Radar Girl. The story tells about the pivotal role of the WARD (Women’s Air Raid Defense) in the war efforts. Gracie was only 16 years old the day she learned Pearl Harbor was under attack. When President Roosevelt declared war, everyone was called to do their part. After graduation, Gracie heard of efforts recruiting women to assist with vital top-secret jobs in the Hawaiian Islands. Gracie was interviewed and investigated by the FBI and accepted for the job! She became part of the Women’s Air Raid Defense, and she and the other women recruited worked in an underground bomb-proof tunnel that was code named LIZARD! The training was intense, and the women had to learn a new technology: RADAR: Radio Air Detection and Ranging. Known as Shuffleboard Pilots, the women of WARD played an essential role for the United States and were respected and celebrated when they returned home after the war ended.
I love to read a book that is well written, fun, enchanting, and has a purpose for being written. In her first book, Natacha Belair has successfully given me all of these reasons to read, plus some, and I am thrilled. In “A Stellar Purpose,” we are introduced to Avery, who is a normal 15-year-old with all the normal problems and enjoyable moments. Avery has a boyfriend she adores but cannot quite figure out why he is with her, a best friend who she adores but finds out cannot always be trusted, a great family with an annoying younger sister, and a love for animals which leads her to a wonderful job – or so she thought. In addition to all of this, each time that Avery falls asleep she is led to an alternate dimension on earth where she finds out there is a whole group of people, her grandmother who passed away years ago included, whose goal is to save the planet. Avery finds herself among them and learns that her purpose in this life is to protect animals.
"Let's Celebrate Being Different" by Lainey Dee, illustrated by Dhiraj Navlakhi, is an endearing and encouraging children's book about recognizing and loving the differences you find in yourself and others.
"This is the Sun" by Elizabeth Everett, illustrated by Evellyn Andrya, is a delightful and educational children's book that puts the sun and the cycle of life in the spotlight. This author takes her experience as a teacher and parent, and weaves it into a story about science, nature, and how living things depend on one another and the sun to survive.
Take a well-known fairy tale, mix in some paranormal activity, set it in current times, and you have the basic foundation for “Potion.” This type of format can be so much fun to read, especially for the Young Adult age group, which this book is geared toward.
“Boy at the Crossroads,” is the biographical fiction story of Conley Ford, as written by his wife, Mary Ford.
"The Legend of Crocknest Island" by Alice James is an awesome book! Crocknest Island is a place where the animals go when they become extinct or are close to being extinct on earth. It’s a magical island!
Guinevere: At the Dawn of LegendCheryl CarpinelloBublish, Incorporated (2017)ISBN  9781946229441 Reviewed by Alyvia (11) for Reader Views Kids (10/19) After […]
The Greatest ColorPoopak RaadCreateSpace (2018)ISBN 9781718915879Reviewed by Lydia Dehning (age 6) for Reader View Kids (9/19) “The Greatest Color” by […]
OUR SUPER SOLAR SYSTEMCamden Short and Michael ShortIndependently Published (2019)ISBN: 9781797989877Reviewed by Lydia Dehning (age 5) for Reader View Kids […]
Hoo Hoo Who? Mary Maier and Lauren HortonBuilding Block Press (2018)ISBN 9781944201142Reviewed by Lydia Dehning (age 5) for Readers Views […]
Animal Mash-Up Jean Kingston Sword & Spoon Group (2018) ISBN 9781732019607 Reviewed by Eliana (8) Serenity (6) and Noelle (big […]
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