Food Fight! A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages

This review practically wrote itself. This is a perfect go along to any history or geographical study that you may have going on this year. The best part? It has recipes for those adventurous eaters that are everywhere but at my house and unless you go through all of human history in one year, you can get multiple school years out of it. I could also see people with a Coop making a history of food type class with this. 

From caveman snacks, right on up to foods you can eat in Outer Space this book covers all the major civilizations. You get history, pictures (that Nat Geo is known for) and recipes. Each chapter includes common foods eaten at the time, sample menus, table manners and usually a day in the life and a fun quiz. 

There are fifteen chapters and bonus food timeline and recipe index. We had a great time reading tidbits to each other for a few nights while I was cooking dinner. Kids and adults ages 4 and up will learn something from this for sure.

Please note that I received a free advance ARC of this book from Nat Geo without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

Nat Geo Kids- Food Fight! by Tanya Steel

September 11, 2018

Kids Awesome Activity Book

Mike Lowery is one of a family's favorite activity book creators. We are big fans of fill in the blank drawings, hilarious puzzles, and mazes. I planned on saving our copy for our July road trip, but we ended up cracking into it already. 

Prompts like what is this unicorn dreaming about? and drawing the best ice cream sundae ever is just too much fun to delay. For more summer fun pick up some of Mike's other books from the Doodle Adventure Series, I've linked to them on my Amazon list.

Please note that I received a free advance ARC of this book from Workman Publishing without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

Verdict- Buy

June 12, 2018

Kids Awesome Activity Book by Mike Lowry

The Space Adventurers Guide: Your Passport to the Coolest Things to See and Do in the Universe

Do you have a future astronaut in your life? This guide is just what they need. There are more ways to get to space than ever before. It's not only NASA anymore. This nonfiction book has photos, graphs, drawings and plenty of information on everything from the different types of spacecraft to living on Mars. It covers training to go, life in space and gives information about the planets all in the form of a travel guide. I liked it so much I'm going to buy it and use it a spine for our Astronomy study next Fall.

Verdict- Buy

Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from NetGalley without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.

The Space Adventurers Guide By Peter McMahon May 1, 2018

Comment

Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.

Hot on the Trail of Ancient Egypt

I guess this is a sort of re-release of an older book? We must have missed the previous edition. Anyhow, the Binkerton kids enter the mysterious Good Times Travel Agency, and when they open a travel guide, they are whisked back in time. The only way to return home is to read through the entire guide to the end. Of course, it's not that easy as they have a few adventures along the way.  I liked the fact that this graphic novel was filled with legit info about Ancient Egypt- it matched up perfectly with our ancient history curriculum and hit all the essential themes of ancient Egyptian culture: politics and government, philosophy, women's roles, activities of daily life and celebrations. I happened to receive the digital galley just after we had finished reading about Egypt and it was a fun way to wrap up that part of the study.

Hot on the Trail of Ancient Egypt By Linda Bailey

May 1, 2018