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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

As a mom of a 3 year old boy I find it fascinating to watch the way he thinks and his endless energy. Robbie is so different from our neighbor's daughter who is only 9 months older. Leonard Sax, M.D., PhD. addresses gender differences in Why Gender Matters. Sax...

Shark Girl

by Kelly Bingham
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A story about a 15 year old girl (and very talented artist) that has her right arm amputated after a random shark accident. How will she get past this horrible tragedy? And if she can learn to move on forward with her life, will she ever be able to do the things she loves like cook and draw? How can she manage to stay friends with people that talk about regular things like boys and makeup when she is grieving the loss of her right arm?

A good "life" book - lots of great lines to quote. Written mainly in verse, it's a quick read. Great read for teens and adults (although some adults may find it a...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Since I'm planning a trip to Egypt in 2008, I've starting to read about it and I found a new book Mountains of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass, a top Egyptian scholar (932 Haw). It tells the story of the pyramid builders, their lives and how they built the Giza and other pyramids. Book includes information on the kings, archeology and civilization of Egypt.

Sue N., Youth Services


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