Excellence in Education

The Secret Subway

The Secret Subway

From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known—and true!—story of New York City’s first subway. New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely(…)

The Rock Maiden – A Chinese Tale

The Rock Maiden – A Chinese Tale

When her fisherman husband fails to come home after a storm at sea, the beautiful maiden Ling Yee is heartbroken. Every morning, she puts her baby on her back and clambers to the top of a cliff looking for any signs of his return. But day after day, she is disappointed. The villagers try to(…)

How parents can get back in to education

How parents can get back in to education

Adults often feel the need to re-enter education, for several reasons. Often it is to complete an unfinished degree, or to top up existing education to advance career prospects. Many adults have no formal education and feel that they can improve their lives by enrolling in a program that builds their intellectual capabilities, understanding of(…)

Steve Jobs – Insanely Great

Steve Jobs – Insanely Great

I love reading books but recently I have come to really enjoy graphic novels and biographies. One that caught my eye was “Steve Jobs – Insanely Great” by Jessie Hartland.  This is a fantastic book meant for teens but adults alike will enjoy it.  My passion is STEM and this book hits a home run(…)

Teach Children About Cultures Around the World

Teach Children About Cultures Around the World

We have shared with you in the past about a wonderful author, Carole P. Roman, and her books. Today we bring you more in her series, “If You Were Me and Lived In…” This series is an easy way to introduce your children to cultures around the world. Former social studies teacher Carole P. Roman(…)

Easter Basket Books for Toddlers and Pre-K

Easter Basket Books for Toddlers and Pre-K

We think one of the best things to include in an Easter Basket is a book. Here are some of our favorites from Flying Eye Books. Safe & Sound Young chipmunks live underground, while kangaroo joeys need a pouch, and crocodile hatchlings hide in their mother’s mouths. And so baby animals are safe and sound(…)