Julie Armstrong Tag

Best Historical Fiction for Tween Readers By: Julie Armstrong I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction. I often feel sadness as I read about the injustices of our past.  Every once in a while, however, a book comes across my desk that I find fascinating, and...

How to Throw an Epic Dragon Party! By: Julie Armstrong If you have kids-or you’re a kid at heart-it’s possible that you’ve heard of those magical, beautiful creatures called DRAGONS! With the release of the new movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, it’s also...

Fun with Snowflakes By: Julie Armstrong There is just something magical about a snowflake. From the delicate design of each individual flake to the beauty of hundreds floating down on a cold winter day, snowflakes captivate us. Children especially love them, and for good reason! Here are some...

Great Adoption Books for all Ages By: Julie Armstrong Having adopted two of my children, this topic holds a special place in my heart. Here are some of my family’s favorite books about adoption. A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza is a delightful picture book about a...

Libraries: A Homeschoolers Best Friend By: Julie Armstrong If you’ve homeschooled for any amount of time you know that libraries can be a homeschoolers best friend for one obvious reason-stacks and stacks of books. Our shelves are packed with interesting and informative books to help with science,...

Welcome to TrueFlix! By: Julie Armstrong Non-fiction books often get overlooked when we talk about reading. Everyone wants to tell you about the last good mystery or adventure book that they read, but what about the last book on colonizing Mars or about habitat loss for the...

Let’s Turn STEAM Into STREAM with some Great Picture Books By: Julie Armstrong Picture books are beautiful, vibrant glimpses into the world around us. Snuggling up with a small child to read a favorite picture book is a magical experience filled with exploration and wonder.  But as...

Fish Girl By: David Wiesenthal & Donna Jo Napoli Neptune, God of the seas and storms, now lives on land and has opened "Ocean Wonders," an aquarium with amazing underwater creatures. Among those creatures is Fish Girl, the last mermaid of her kind. Neptune hides Fish Girl...

The Warden's Daughter By: Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli Cammie O'Reilly, aka Cannonball or the Little Warden, lives with her father, the Warden, above the county jail.  While her best friend has discovered lipstick and American Bandstand, Cammie just wants to play baseball with the boys.  She spends...

Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet By: Buzz Aldrin with Marianne J. Dyson Ever wondered what forging a life on Mars would be like. How will you get the oxygen you need to breathe? How can you grow your own food? Where will you...