Read Like an Astronaut

So you want to be an astronaut? You know it’s not really like Armageddon, right? (And you really hope it’s not like The Martian.) Because in real life, it’s a lot more like the movie Apollo 13. Speaking of Apollo missions, Apollo 8 was the first time humans went to the moon and back. They…
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Read Like a Wicked Queen

Everyone knows your standard princess tale, but each wicked queen has her own story to tell. Is she evil or misunderstood? What spurs an evil queen to act? Check out these titles for queens who may or may not be evil, depending on how you look at it. Heartless starts at the beginning, before the…
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Read Like a Zombie

Need help recommending books to your zombie friends? I visited with one recently and have some tips to share.  Zombies like brains. They find them delicious. In a zombie's personal library, you'll often find an entire shelf devoted to the subject, including such mouth-watering recent examples as Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains…
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Read Like A Mermaid

The end of summer always sneaks up on me, and this year it caused a slight panic about all the time I hadn't spent at the beach and in the water. So for the past few weeks, I've made it my goal to spend as much time as possible enjoying the waters of Lake Michigan…
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Read Like a Dinosaur

There was a time, way in the past, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. They filled the land and the air, spending their days roaring loudly at each other and devouring food with their pointy teeth. It would be amazing to go back to that time and see live dinosaurs, but since no one has invented…
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Read Like A Princess

Many little girls want to grow up to be a princess. My two daughters certainly did. (They’re on to mermaids now.) If you've ever wanted to be a princess, you may have wondered—what sort of books would a princess read? There are all sorts of princesses out there and it turns out there are just…
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