Keagan’s Review of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry

My twelve-year-old son wrote this for his homeschool book club, and gave me permission to share it. The Giver is a science fiction book written by Lois Lowry. It’s intended for middle-grade readers. The story’s setting is a future version of Earth where there’s no starvation, but the government strictly controls everything. Jonas is a typicalContinue reading “Keagan’s Review of “The Giver” by Lois Lowry”

Moonbeam Award

Yesterday, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards announced the medalists in their 2019 contest, and Snow Globe Travelers was awarded the silver medal in the Pre-Teen Fiction Ebook category! I’m humbled and overwhelmed by gratitude. There’s so many thing swirling around in my head, but words seem impossible just now. None of this would be possible withoutContinue reading “Moonbeam Award”

A Unit Study Inspired by “The Boy From Earth”

A unit study inspired by Darrell Pitt’s “The Boy From Earth.” Topics include NASA, Space Exploration, and Space Camp. Suitable for students in 3rd through 6th grade. The Boy From Earth Unit Study (on TpT)Topics: Space Exploration, NASA, and Space Camp Supplement the unit study with a list of discussion question from BookRiot.com. If you’dContinue reading “A Unit Study Inspired by “The Boy From Earth””

A Review of “Minecraft: The Island”

“Minecraft: The Island” by Max Brooks is the first book in an official Minecraft, multi-author, multi-adventure series aimed at middle-grade readers. Imagine playing Minecraft in survival mode for the first time. You don’t know how anything works, and, in this scenario, no one is there to help you. No gamer guides. No online communities. JustContinue reading “A Review of “Minecraft: The Island””

New Release: Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book

A lot of research went into writing the first Snow Globe Travelers book and, as a homeschool mom, I wanted to share some of that research in a way that was accessible to kids. So, today, I’m excited to celebrate the release of the activity book companion to the first story! The activity book isContinue reading “New Release: Snow Globe Travelers Activity Book”