Kid Review: I’m A Dirty Dinosaur

I'm A Dirty DinosaurJaneen Brian and Ann JamesChildren's LiteratureKane MillerHardcover

Stomp, splash, slide, dive … This little dinosaur just loves mud! What does a cheeky little dinosaur with a dirty snout do? Why stomp about getting dirtier and dirtier, of course!Children will delight in this dirty dinosaur’s playful antics and just may want to join in with the sniffing, snuffing, shaking, tapping, stamping, splashing and sliding, not to mention the mud!A celebration of messiness and an irresistible read-aloud!

In my class this month, we are learning all about dinosaurs. I love having a dinosaur theme in the classroom because kids just really love dinosaurs. My kids are pretty passionate about all things dinosaur and it's so interesting to watch them want to learn more.

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Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Title: The ImmortalistsAuthor: Chloe BenjaminGenre: Adult FictionPublisher: G.P. Putnam's SonsRelease Date: January 9, 2018ePages: 352 

If you were told the date of your death, how would it shape your present?

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.

Their prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in '80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11, hoping to control fate; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.

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