Anastasia Suen

Developmental Editor

Category: middle grade (Page 1 of 29)

Garbage in Space

Garbage in Space
by Margaret J. Goldstein (Author)

Booktalk: Did you know that companies and governments send more than one hundred satellites into space every year? And that most of those satellites continue to orbit Earth–even after they have stopped working? More than 500,000 old satellites, pieces of metal, and other bits of junk currently pollute Earth’s orbit. And that number is growing.

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Prince

Prince: The Man, The Symbol, The Music
by Eric Braun (Author)

Booktalk: Prince Rogers Nelson wrote his first song at age seven, and soon taught himself to play the piano, drums, and guitar. In the early 1980s, Prince wondered how to make his music–a mix of pop, funk, soul, and R&B–more appealing to an audience that loved more mainstream rock shows. He ended up making Purple Rain, the hit movie and soundtrack that turned him into a megastar.

Snippet: From an early age, Prince was tuned into music. His mother said that when he was three years old, he would slip away from her in department stores to find the musical instruments. He would play the piano, the organ, or any instrument he could find in the store. “I’d have to hunt for him,” his mother said, “and that’s where he would be–in the music department.”

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The Big Book of Canada

The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories (Updated Edition)
by Christopher Moore (Author) and Bill Slavin (Illustrator)

Booktalk: From Nunavut’s Barren Lands to the Torngat Mountains of Newfoundland, from Quebec’s Saguenay Fjord to the pingos of the Northwest Territories, explore the many fascinating places that make up this vast land. (Updated for Canada’s Sesquicentennial–150th birthday!)

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SABLE ISLAND
For five hundred years, Sable Island has been both feared as a risk to ships and admired for its wild beauty. It’s best-known residents are herds of wild horses that have made the island home for hundreds of years.

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