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From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World by James Rumford.     This is Beautifully painted & detailed book. The story focuses on the craft of bookmaking and the labor, materials and skill required to make a book. Gutenberg famously invented the printing press, and allowed for the mass-manufacturing of books, making them available broadly.    http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596435429/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Alddrb0SNNW54

From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World: James Rumford: 9781596435421: Amazon.com: Books

From the Good Mountain: How Guttenberg Changed the World is an interesting narrative, nonfiction picture book about how the printing press had a profound impact on the world. From the Non Fiction Detectives.

Judith Kerr, one of our very favorite authors…The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Cat, received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for services to children’s literature and Holocaust education.

Anne Judith Kerr, who received her OBE (Order of the British Empire) on January born on June in Berlin,Germany. The British writer and illustrator fled Germany with her family .

A Daughter's Tale: The Memoir of Winston Churchill's Youn...

In this charming and intimate memoir, Winston Churchill’s youngest daughter shares stories from her remarkable life—and tells of the unbreakable bond she forged with her father through some of the most tumultuous years in British history.

From Common Sense Media  Strong Female Characters in Books    "If you think "girl books" are just about princesses, romance, gossipy schoolgirls, and vampires, think again. There are plenty of great books featuring strong female main characters in compelling stories that are sure to appeal to boys as well as girls." Here's a list of 12 great books!

Books with Strong Female Characters

List of kids books with strong female characters. From a great site: Common Sense Media, which has lots of info for parents about kids media of all types

Annie and Helen

Annie and Helen

Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch http://www.amazon.com/dp/1584302755/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_JlMxvb11GNAWC -- The true story of Hiromi Suzuki, a Japanese American girl who defied tradition to train at her family’s restaurant, and who became one of the first female sushi chefs in New York.

Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch. True story of a female sushi chef in New York City (not strictly non-fiction since told in Hiromi's voice).

Johann Gutenberg by Elwyn A. Smith

Johann Gutenberg by Elwyn A.

En la Italia medieval, vivía un niño llamado Leonardo Fibonacci, que soñaba de día y de noche con los números. Cuando Leonardo creció y viajó por el mundo, descubrió que existían otras maneras de escribir los números y estudió todo lo que pudo sobre ellos.El niño del que todos se burlaban por pensar obsesivamente en los números había descubierto lo que llegó a ser conocido como la Secuencia de Fibonacci y fue uno de los mayores matemáticos de la Historia

En la Italia medieval, vivía un niño llamado Leonardo Fibonacci, que soñaba de día y de noche con los números. Cuando Leonardo creció y viajó por el mundo, descubrió que existían otras maneras de escribir los números y estudió todo lo que pudo sobre ellos.El niño del que todos se burlaban por pensar obsesivamente en los números había descubierto lo que llegó a ser conocido como la Secuencia de Fibonacci y fue uno de los mayores matemáticos de la Historia

What if there were a place where you could get magical candy? Moon rocks that made you feel weightless. Jawbreakers that made you unbreakabl...

When fifth-graders Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the new candy store in town and are given a magical candy that endows them with super powers, they find along with its benefits there are also dangerous consequences.

It's no secret that we love Emily Gravett - we told you! Little Chameleon can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the striped sock want to be friends. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him? With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations, this introduction to colors and shapes (and chameleons!) is sure to delight our youngest tots!

Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett - currently one of my younger son's favourite books.

My Name Is James Madison Hemings

My Name Is James Madison Hemings

100 Fiction chapter books for kids

100 chapter books for kids with some links to free books. The list looks good and I think I will add some more to it as well.

UNIT STUDY Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from a to Z

Ben Franklin: His Wit and Wisdom from a to Z by Alan Schroeder SCH

bubblegum princess katy

The Bubblegum Princess

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