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Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being- By Ruth Ozeki 

Book Review: A Tale for the Time Being- By Ruth Ozeki 

A Tale for the Time Being- by Ruth Ozeki  A Tale for the Time Being plays with the idea of past and present. The characters in this book, Ruth and Nao, meet in an unlikely way; Ruth finds Nao’s diary, protected by plastic bags and a lunch box, washed up on the shore near her house. […]

Book Review: Phasma By Delliah S. Dawson

Phasma- by Delilah S. Dawson Phasma is an absolute must-read for any fan of the Star Wars franchise. An extremely well-written and engaging read, this book answers many of the burning questions relating to the titular character left unanswered in Episodes VII and VIII. A captured resistance spy tells the story of the First Order’s most […]

Book Review: Sky in the Deep- By Adrienne Young

Book Review: Sky in the Deep- By Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep- By Adrienne Young Seventeen-year-old Eelyn, part of the Viking Aska clan, has just two priorities in life: kill the enemy, Riki clan, alongside her best friend and father, and survive. The first day of the fighting season, Eelyn’s world stops when she sees her dead brother on the battlefield. (The one she […]

Book Review: That Was Then,This Is Now- By By S.E. Hinton

Book Review: That Was Then,This Is Now- By By S.E. Hinton

That Was Then, This Is Now–by By S.E. Hinton I would like to start off by admitting that I am a little biased towards S.E. Hinton. I have never read a book of hers that I did not love, my favorite being The Outsiders. Her stories of friendship, heartache, bravery, and love will leave you […]

Book Review: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters

Book Review: Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama illustrated by Loren Long This father starts the letter to his daughters by telling them what a joy they are to him. Then he moves on to encourage them about characteristics and talents that he sees in them. He highlights Americans who have also […]

Book Review: Me…Jane

Book Review: Me…Jane

Me…Jane written by Patrick McDonnell This is a great little book about Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE and her interests and dreams when she was growing up. The story shows that dreams can be made real with interest and perseverance. The illustrations are cartoon-like until the very last page where the author inserts a beautiful photo […]

Book Review: Joy Fixes for Weary Parents

Book Review: Joy Fixes for Weary Parents

Joy Fixes for Weary Parents by Erin Leyba, PhD This book is for anyone who is caring for and nurturing a family at any age along the way. It is easy to pick up and read one or more of the 101 ideas for building and sustaining relationships. Each of the ideas is two to […]

Book Review: Ice Whale

Book Review: Ice Whale

Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George Did you know that certain types of whales can live to be 200 years old? Scientists have recorded and tracked the lives of many whales and found this to be true. The Ice Whale is a wonderful story for students at the Upper Elementary level. It brings in some […]

Book Review: Henry Helps with the Laundry

Book Review: Henry Helps with the Laundry

Henry Helps with the Laundry by Beth Bracken illustrated by Ailie Busby Henry Helps with the Laundry is one in a series of books that describe how a young child can be involved in family life from laundry to planting a garden to cleaning his room and more. As you read these stories with your […]

Book Review: Turn This Book Into A Beehive!

Book Review: Turn This Book Into A Beehive!

Turn this Book into a Beehive! by Lynn Brunelle illustrated by Anna-Maria Jung Scientist, teacher, and four-time Emmy-Award-winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” author Lynn Brunelle provides “the real buzz on bees” in her latest book all about the wonderful world of bees. She brings the hidden intricacies of the often-secretive lives of […]

DEAR CATHIE

DEAR CATHIE

Dear Cathie— We are new to the Montessori philosophy and want to make the most of it in our family and our children’s lives. We have come to this a bit late, as we just moved to an area with a Montessori school. We have enrolled both of our children and are trying to learn […]

The Story behind the Tie and Scarf Project

The Story behind the Tie and Scarf Project

2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the Montessori Foundation. The organization was founded by Tim Seldin and Joyce St Giermaine. To help honor their work we wanted to created something to show them our appreciation and thus the Seldin men’s tie and St. Giermaine...