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Book Review:  Kindness

Book Review: Kindness

Kindness (238 words) By Jonathan Wolff Kindness is one in a series of resource and activity books for parents and teachers of children ages three to nine years old. This series was inspired by and developed as an extension of “The Virtues Project.” The author, Jon Wolff, well-known in the Montessori community around the world, […]

Book Review:  Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth

Book Review: Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth

By Debbi Michiko Florence Illustrated by Elizabeth Vukovic Here is another good reading series. The print is a bit smaller than in the Jada Jones books and there are still quite a lot of illustrations to keep the confident reader engaged. Each book in this series has a Table of Contents, and there is often […]

Book Review:  Jada Jones: Sleepover Scientist 

Book Review: Jada Jones: Sleepover Scientist 

By Kelly Starling Lyons Illustrated by Nneka Myers This is one in a series of Jada Jones early readers. The print is quite large and the illustrations are fun! This series is a great way to bridge the gap between easy readers to confident readers. The stories are engaging and relatable. This book is about […]

Book Review:  The Little Montessori Me Picture Book 

Book Review: The Little Montessori Me Picture Book 

The Little Montessori Me Picture Book By Inez Bunclark This is an interesting book for children whose parents choose to create a Montessori-inspired home. In it, the author takes the young child through his day at home. She includes many Practical Life activities, such as food prep, helping with the laundry, gardening, and more. She […]

Book Review:  A Wish In The Dark

Book Review: A Wish In The Dark

A Wish in the Dark By Christina Soontornvat A Wish in the Dark is this year’s winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award – from the Jane Addams Peace Association – www.janeaddamschildrensbookaward.org. This novel was a page-turner novel for me. There is adventure, suspense, mystery, and magic along with friendship, injustice, and mind-changing experiences […]

Book Review:  Our Peaceful Classroom

Book Review: Our Peaceful Classroom

  Written by Aline D. Wolf Illustrated by Children from Montessori schools worldwide This book is not new. It has been around for years because it is a classic book about Mon­tessori early childhood class­rooms around the world, told and illustrated by the children who attend them. It is an all-time favorite book because it […]

Book Review:  Five Total Strangers

Book Review: Five Total Strangers

Written by Natalie D. Richards Mira is traveling home to Pittsburgh to see her mother on the holidays Since her Aunt Phoebe passed away, her mother has been trying to keep herself together, and Mira knows she needs her now more than ever. But there’s been an unexpected setback. Her plane lands due to turbulence […]

Book Review:  Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth

Book Review: Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth

Written by Debbi Michiko Florence Illustrated by Elizabeth Vukovic Here is another good reading series. The print is a bit smaller than in the Jada Jones books but there are a lot of illustrations to keep the con­fident reader engaged. Each book in this series has a Table of Contents, and there is often a […]

Book Review:  A is for Alphabet

Book Review: A is for Alphabet

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation A New Alphabet for Humanity Written by Leesa McGregorIllustrated by Daniela Sosa This is a very well-done children’s book. It includes not only content that is so greatly needed for our world today, it shows realistic illustrations of a diverse range of children […]

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Book Review:  Finish Strong

Book Review: Finish Strong

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation Finish Strong: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days Written by Dave McGillivray with Nancy Feehrerllustrated by Shululu This book is categorized as a children’s non-fiction, biography for ages 7-10 years old. I think many children as young as five years old would enjoy […]

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Book Review:  The Earth | The Stars | The Sun | The Moon

Book Review: The Earth | The Stars | The Sun | The Moon

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation Picture Book Science Series: The Earth, The Stars, The Sun, The Moon Written by Laura Perdewllustrated by Li Hui This series seems like it would be suited to and appeal to lower elementary students. There is quite a bit of text for students […]

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Book Review: Seeds and Trees

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation Seeds and Trees Written by Brandon Waldenllustrated by Kristen& Kevin Howdeshell I have to admit when I read the “Letter From the Author,” I became a little skeptical about whether or not this would be a well written book. Luckily, it turns out […]

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