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A Review and Free Books

Jenn, our children's librarian

I can’t believe its December already, wow the year has flown by. I have two special items to share with you today. The first is a review by a young man, his name is Jason. He loves science and discovered a very cool fiction series that he wants to share with all of you. The series is Nick and Tesla, they are books about a brother and sister who love science. I’ll let Jason tell you more about the first book in the series:

 nick and tesla

Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab: a Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You can Build Yourself

By “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Illustrations by Scott Garrett.

Reviewed by Jason

I would recommend Nick and Tesla’s High Voltage Danger Lab to people who like adventurous books. Without giving away the ending, in this book Nick and Tesla are two children who were going to their Uncle Newt’s house. There are two guys named Vince and Frank next door who seem…suspicious. Nick and Tesla go and make mostly electric things like a key picker upper and a robocat dog distractor.

Note: The book shows instructions to make these items.

On a scale of one to four stars, I would give this book four stars.

Four stars, I would agree. The book is fast paced, funny, and really does give you the instructions to create the gadgets that Nick and Tesla make in the story. As I say, check it out!


Part Two:

Free books! Other than the library, you don’t see that too often. Reading is Fundamental (or RIF) has partnered with ustyme (a free app platform) to offer the world a set of 50 free children’s eBooks. Just go to the website:  www.billionebookgift.org to find out how to download your free books. They want to give away a billion books, yes billion with a “B”. The books are classic children’s stories for ages 0-8. They can be downloaded onto an android or iOS phone/tablet or you can read the books on your computer through an internet connection.


Happy December and Happy Reading!