Reading Ahead - Bookology Magazine Children's Literature Wed, 04 Mar 2020 15:29:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69996714 Bedtime for Sweet Creatures Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:00:07 +0000

Such a charming book! From Nikki Grimes, we hear the story of a young boy stalling his bedtime, all the while collecting a menagerie of imaginary creatures. This is a child who has well-practiced ploys for avoiding bedtime. His parents respond with playfulness and good humor. Mom and dad are patient but, finally, the child is too sleepy to stay awake.… more ]]> 0 20773
Equality’s Call Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:00:10 +0000

Written by Deborah Diesen in readable-out-loud verse with a refrain that reflects the cumulative action in the preceding pages, this picture book traces the diligent efforts of those who worked for decades to make America’s voting rights more inclusive. There is history here for everyone to know. The illustrations add passion and understanding to the text, helping us with more information.… more ]]> 0 20765
Under Threat Tue, 31 Dec 2019 14:05:35 +0000

This oversized book is unforgettable. Both the art and the text are strong testaments about animals that are "threatened with extinction: critically endangered (the most threatened), endangered, and vulnerable (the least threatened)."]]> 2 20738
A to Zåäö Tue, 17 Dec 2019 13:00:33 +0000

A to Zåäö is an alphabet book, a museum exhibit catalog, an introduction to the Swedish language, and a picture book illustrated  by a mother's watercolors and her son's pen-and-ink drawings.]]> 3 20622
Humanimal Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:10:31 +0000

This book is a page-turner in all of the right ways. It's an immensely readable nonfiction book that delivers memorable information. Best of all, I believe it will change hearts and minds about our relationship to animals, a necessary step in our evolution if we're engaged in saving our planet.]]> 0 20541