Bookstorms - Bookology Magazine Children's Literature Mon, 06 May 2019 18:28:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69996714 Bookstorm™: Just Like Rube Goldberg Wed, 13 Mar 2019 17:36:56 +0000

Educators across the country have been inspired by Rube Goldberg’s intricate, clever, engineering-based, but unlikely-to-be-made-in-real-life cartoons. Students are gathering to create their own Rube Goldberg machines, using everyday objects in fun and innovative ways to accomplish simple tasks with fun results. Just Like Rube Goldberg inspires all its readers with the details about Rube’s childhood and his trip into adulthood.… more ]]> 0 19169
Bookstorm™: The Stuff of Stars Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:24:09 +0000

Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was … nothing. But then … BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies.… more ]]> 0 16902
Bookstorm™: Giant Pumpkin Suite Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:02:55 +0000

Competition is a part of young people’s lives: art, sports, music, dance, science, cup-stacking … many children spend a good part of their day practicing, learning, and striving to do their best. Giant Pumpkin Suite is about two types of competitions, a Bach Cello Suites Competition and a giant pumpkin growing competition. Rose and Thomas Brutigan are twelve-year-old twins … but their personalities and interests are quite different.… more ]]> 3 12293
Bookstorm™: Creekfinding Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:35 +0000

We were very excited to read Creekfinding: a True Story because it tells the story of restoring a long-ago creek in an Iowa prairie setting. Just imagine: bringing back the burbling waters, the fish, the insects, the grasses … everything that makes up the health and character of the land. It took bulldozers and determination, partners and imagination, but it was a project that brought ecological success!… more ]]> 0 11113
Bookstorm™: Giant Squid Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:00:59 +0000

Giant Squid provides an excellent opportunity to teach about one of the most mythical, unknown, and yet real creatures on earth, the Giant Squid. The incredible illustrations by Eric Rohmann help the reader’s perception of how large this deep sea creature is and how mysterious. Found so deep within the sea, there is very little light.… more ]]> 0 10623