Welcome to our blog.

This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Mom and I read this book several years ago.   To this day, it is still one of my favorite books.  This is a MUST READ for everyone.  I just found out that my 5th grade teacher STILL reads this book to her students each year.  A copy of the book was graciously given to her by the authors, thank you so much Jessica and Stephanie.   

Mom and I have decided to host a giveaway after the book is published.  I feel so strongly about this book, we will offer a copy when it becomes available.  

Jessica and Stephanie, if there is anything we can do to get the word out about your wonderful book, we would be more than happy to help.

So readers, stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

My reading update

Hello everyone.
I've been busy memorizing the Periodic chart (love chemistry!!!) but I wish to update everyone with my reading list.   We continue to read a new book every 21 days in my English class.  I have a great teacher, and he lets me pick out the books I like.  I've been spending a lot of time with science books.   My current favorite author is Brian Greene,  

not only did I read this book for English, but we are now covering the info in my science class.   Love it when my classes crisscross.

I also read

Wasn't going to cause any potential problems by reading this for school, but I'm always looking for other viewpoints.  Enjoyed this book even though I may not agree with everything presented.

Next book on my list is:

talk to you soon!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Summer Reading

Hi Everyone.  I haven't been here much over the summer.  Enjoyed my short summer.  

But I did read over the summer.   I read the 7 Harry Potter books, no I haven't read them before, and I read a great book for my summer reading project.

My summer reading book was Michio Kaku's Physics of the Future.  Amazing book!  Loved it!  

We read a new book in English class every 21 days.  My first book for this is

as you can tell, I wasn't kiddding when I said I love science.  I can combine two favorite things by reading science books.  


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nick and Tesla are back!

Bright siblings--and amateur inventors--Nick and Tesla Holt are back in this fourth installment of their whiz-bang middle-grade series. This time, the twins are out to save science itself, as they race against the clock to figure out why a robotic assortment of history's greatest scientists and inventors keeps going haywire. Is this sabotage, robo-geddon...or something more sinister? To unravel the mystery, they'll have to keep adding all-new gadgets to their cyborg glove as they stay one step ahead of a hidden adversary. Together with zany scientist Uncle Newt and their friends Silas and DeMarco, Nick and Tesla won't give up until an answer is found...but can they do it before time runs out? In this book, readers will learn how to construct a super-cyborg gadget glove that has four incredible functions: LED signal light, ultra-loud emergency alarm, handy sound recorder, and UV secret message revealer. Science and electronics have never been so much fun!

our thoughts
What a fantastic book. I love the ongoing adventures of Nick and Tesla, along with friends Silas and DeMarco. This adventure has the kids in a museum. They were originally involved in an audio animatronic exhibit but....become involved in something far more interesting.

Book is full of science ideas and instructions to build a gadget glove. (Adult supervision in needed). If your kids love science they will love these stories. This one is the best yet! Sister and brother team ensure that if your child is either a boy or a girl, the child can relate to one the kids in the stories, personally, my favorite is Uncle Newt- he's a hoot!

Each installment in this series is better than the previous stories. Each adventure, more daring. All around fun!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cheetahs! Fun Facts by Emma Child...free on Amazon

(from Amazon)

Publication Date: June 7, 2014 | Age Level: 6 - 12 | Grade Level: K - 6
- What’s the only kind of big cat in the world that can’t roar? 
- What’s the fastest land animal on Earth? 
- What animal is easily mistaken for a honey badger when it’s a baby, lives only in parts of Asia and Africa, and has between 2,000 and 3,000 spots on its body? 

Give up? The answer to all of those questions is the same: It’s the cheetah! 

Get ready to explore the amazing world of one our all-time favorite members of the cat family. Find out where cheetahs live, how they survive in the wild, and what they like to eat! Go along with a super-speedy cheetah as he hunts for his prey. Take a sneak peek into the quiet, shady spot where a mother cheetah has decided to give birth to her adorable cubs. Learn about rare kinds of cheetahs, the life span of the cheetah, how cheetahs communicate, and the games baby cheetahs enjoy playing! 

CHEETAHS: Fun Facts and Amazing Photos of Animals in Nature can be enjoyed by young readers and even adults, as they read to toddlers, and Kindergarteners. Not only is it an exciting and entertaining book, but it is also designed especially for the beginning readers. In this amazing kids book, you will find that the sentence structure is well designed for young children. It's short paragraphs and easy to read words makes this book an wonderful story for children, parents and even primary school teachers. 

In this fun-filled, information-loaded book written just for kids, the world of the cheetah comes magically to life right before your eyes. Peppered with humor and complete with an eye-popping bunch of fun facts at the end, this is one amazing animal report that you wouldn’t want to miss! 

Scroll up, GRAB A COPY TODAY and curl up with a good story and your child today! Don't miss out on an opportunity to fortify your child's mind as well as their hearts.

CHEETAHS: Fun Facts and Amazing Photos of Animals in Nature is on Amazon's free promotion from June 10, 2014 to June 12, 2014.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fun Fun Book

The Alliday Poem Book of Silly Celebrations features themes from the amusingly mundane to the severely bizarre. Flip to any date, and in addition to the varied and clever poetry, you might find fun facts, though-provoking quotes, or captivating bios on major historical figures born that day. Readers will become more familiar with heroes from Feng-Shan Ho to Florence Nightingale. Teens, tweens, daydreamers, lovers of learning, and the young-at-heart will appreciate this book. Among the poetic forms included are rondeau, terza rima, limerick, tetractys, cinquain, pantoum, enclosed rhyme, haiku, double dactyl, and epigram. Alliday is a useful tool for learning about the intricacies of poetry, but more than that, it’s flat-out family-friendly fun! Every day is a chance to celebrate. Let Alliday be your guide!

my thoughts (Donna/Mom)
What a fun book!  You will never get tired of reading the entertaining bits and pieces from this book. There are many quotes that are indeed 'thought provoking' but for the most part, this book is just plain fun to read.  Do you know that June 1st is Dinosaur Day?  Neither did I.  June 1st is also National Go Barefoot Day, flip a coin day and National Hazelnut cake day.  (June 1st has no special significance, just picked this day because my kid loves dinosaurs). There are plenty of cute short poems for each day.  You are certain to get a chuckle while reading this book.  I looked up my birthday to find The Universal Postal Union was established in 1874.  Not only are fun things included, but you will learn interesting facts (my birthday is also  Fire Prevention Day).

5 stars