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Summer Reading Inspiration Part 5! Literary Elements

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 5! Summer Reading is only a little over a month away! We are planning and plotting a really great program this summer, and to help you get excited, here is this fantastic anthology of short stories. In The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination a whole bunch of best selling authors put together hilarious, though sometimes still thoughtful and touching, stories of science run amuck....

Summer Reading Inspiration Part 4!

The Summer Reading Program is less than 2 months away.  Everyone should get their mad scientist hats on and check out yet another science related story.  This fantastic series is written by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, so you know the science is probably going to be pretty accurate. George, his friend Annie, and her dad are taken through space using a super computer named Cosmos. If you are a fan of Stephen Hawking or space in general, you need to read the fictional books he wrote with his daughter....

Fizz! Boom! Read! Summer Reading Inspiration Part #3

Summer Reading Inspiration time again!  Continuing our somewhat science theme is the middle grade fiction series Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.  Artemis is a twelve year old criminal mastermind genius, who is just young enough to believe in the possibility of fairies, but old enough to see how they might be used to his advantage.  In this series, Artemis turns from villain to hero, using his superior knowledge of science and magic to at first outwit and then assist a surprisingly advan...

Fizz! Boom! Read! Inspiration Part 2

Time for another recommendation to get everyone ready for Summer Reading!  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle started writing about forensic science before it was called forensic science.  Through the power of observation and deduction, Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr....

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Before you know it, it's going to be summer and time for our Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" So I am going to start recommending books somewhat related to the science based theme. The first book, or series is Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist by J.K. Benton. This fabulous early chapter book series is about a girl who is a mad scientist and all the problems her experiments get her and everyone around her into....

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