Lost in the Pacific, 1942

LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 TOD OLSON DECEMBER 27, 2018 PUBLISHED BY: Scholastic Nonfiction October 25, 2016 PAGE NUMBER: 176 GENRE: Non-fiction BUY ON: Amazon and Goodreads MY BOOK REPORT Stranded in the middle of the ocean, battling sharks, hunger, thirst, and hallucination. These scenarios frame Tod Olson’s Lost in the Pacific, 1942: “the incredibleContinue reading “Lost in the Pacific, 1942”

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Lose Learn by John C. Maxwell Age Range: 18 and up Grade Level: Adults Pages: 256 Published by Center Street: Reprint edition (September 1, 2015) Genre: Non-fiction, Information Buy on Amazon Goodreads “What if losing wasn’t considered losing anymore? What if losing was changed to learning? John C. Maxwell writes,Continue reading “Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn”

Adversity Advantage

The Adversity Advantage by Erik Weihenmayer and Paul G. Stolitz Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: Junior High and High School Pages: 256 Published by Touchstone; Reissue edition (August 10, 2010) Genre: Non-fiction, Biography, Motivational Buy on Amazon  Goodreads    “After becoming blind while in high school, Erik Wehenmay quickly learned to overcome  adversity. He started rock climbing andContinue reading “Adversity Advantage”

Failure is Not An Option

Failure is Not An Option Age Range: Adults Grade Level: N/A Pages: 416 Published by Simon & Schuster (June 23, 2009) Genre: Non-fiction, Biography Memoir Buy on Amazon  Goodreads    “Gene Kranz, a flight director in NASA’s Mission control and a key planer in the space program for three decades shares his experience in helping the United States win theContinue reading “Failure is Not An Option”

Crippled America

Crippled America by Donald J. Trump Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: Junior High and High School Pages: 193 Published by Threshold Editions (2015) Genre: Non-fiction, Information, Political Buy on Amazon  Goodreads    “Many people only hear the bad in Donald Trump-from people that don’t like him-but what they don’t hear is Donald Trump’s side of it. A lot ofContinue reading “Crippled America”

Whatever the Cost

Whatever the Cost by David and Jason Benham Age Range: 12 and up Grade Level: 7 – 12 Pages: 240   Published by Thomas Nelson (June 28, 2016) Genre: Non-fiction, Information, Biography Buy on Amazon  Goodreads  Whatever the Cost   “David and Jason Benham are identical twins who grew up in East Texas. In the spring of 2014, the brother’s new show FlippingContinue reading “Whatever the Cost”


Unbroken by Laura Hildenbrand Age Range: High School and Up Grade Level: 9-12 Pages: 528 Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (July 29, 2014) Genre: Non-fiction, Biography Buy on Amazon  Goodreads   “Olympic running, stranded on a raft battling angry sharks in the middle of the ocean, being tortured by vicious Japanese-these scenarios frame Laura Hildenbrand’s intriguing WorldContinue reading “Unbroken”