Buzz Books and Origin Stories; Recent NetGalley Requests

I have a bit of a weakness for the chapter samplers that buzz books puts out. Granted, a lot of the books included are ones that I won't end up reading, but the nice thing about them is that I always manage to find a few that I'm interested in and might never have found…

The Element in the Room [Mike Barfield]

I really wanted to enjoy The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield and illustrated by Lauren Humphrey, especially as I believe it's exceedingly important to teach children about science early on. But as someone who hated science as a child, I can tell you without question that this is not the book you want to get if…

Squirrel, Rats, and the Arctic; Recent NetGalley Requests

The squirrel story looked cute, okay? I couldn't help it! Honestly, these two books seem so adorable and funny and I really just want a chance to read them. So, there you go. A hawk kidnapped squirrel meets a bunch of rats in the city. A story about arctic animals, like Major Puff the Penguin.…