Anastasia Suen

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The Sphinx

The Sphinx: A 4,000-Year-Old Riddle
by Ruth Owen (Author)

Booktalk: Overlooking the River Nile and guarding the Giza pyramids is one of the world’s oldest and largest statues–the Sphinx. Carved from the bedrock beneath the desert, the half-lion, half-human creature has watched over the desert for thousands of years. But who built the giant statue, and why? After centuries of exploration and investigation, which of the Sphinx’s secrets have been uncovered and which still remain a riddle?

Snippet: The ancient Egyptians thought of the west as the land of the dead. This is because they saw the sun set, or die, in the west at night. Along with the huge statue, they built tombs and cemeteries in the desert west of the Nile River.

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Goldie Blox and the Three Dares

Goldie Blox and the Three Dares
by Stacy McAnulty (Author), Grace Mills (Illustrator), and Alan Batson (Illustrator)

Booktalk: When Goldie finds her beloved Gran’s book of 100 dares, she is determined to complete the last three challenges–before Gran’s 77th birthday. With the clock ticking, Goldie and her friends, the Gearheads, must use all their smarts and creativity to finish the dares and make Gran proud. (This 128-page early chapter book is perfect for future engineers ages 6 to 9.)

Snippet: Nacho, Goldie’s friendly bassett hound, greeted the Gearheads with doggy kisses when they returned to the BloxShop.

Goldie put her skateboard on a workbench in the middle of the room. This was her favorite place on earth. The BoxShop was an engineering workshop filled with tools and recycled materials. All of her best ideas were born here. And most of her not-so-good-ideas, too.

“I just need to rewire the skateboard,” she said.

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Hero Law Enforcement Dogs

Hero Law Enforcement Dogs
by Jennifer Boothroyd (Author)

Booktalk: What kind of dog works with the police? Sniffs for explosives? Keeps us safe when we travel? Law enforcement dogs! K-9 law enforcement dogs play an important role in communities everywhere. These furry friends can learn how to sniff out evidence and catch criminals. Find out what these four-legged officers do to help keep us safe!


It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

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