Author: nancyboflood

Notable Books for a Global Society

A Sweet List Of “well written books…bringing stories that are engaging and compelling,” sometimes startling. The Notable Books for a Global Society (NBGS) is a relatively new list.  Many may ask, why do we need another list? First a quote:…

THIS THING CALLED the FUTURE

THIS THING CALLED THE FUTURE  by J.L. Powers Look for a full review in the Horn Book Magazine, July/August 2011 This magical novel looks closely at life in the contemporary shantytowns of modern South Africa.  Witches live there.  Romance happens…

SHAUN TAN

  Courage, audacity, wonder – Treat your eyes to surrealistic images, your brain to ideas, and your heart, be ready to hold your heart. Three delights are waiting within the cover of one collection: LOST & FOUND THE RED TREE…

WORDS in the DUST

                  AFGHANISTAN,  is a country about which we know little, a conflict which has continued for years, an entire lifetime for many children who live there.  War in this country has now…

STAR REVIEW for STAR

For middle-grade and high school readers, STAR IN THE FOREST by Laura Resau is a contemporary novel that catches your heart in the first chapter. One day Papa is pulled over for speeding.  Mama cries again and again to family,…