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The Book Worm

The best way to learn science? ‘Ask a Science Teacher’

The Book Worm: “Ask a Science Teacher” is perfect for curious kids ages 12 and older, and might just help a baffled parent, too. Comment.

Dive into ‘Splash, Anna Hibiscus!’

The Book Worm: “Splash, Anna Hibiscus!” by Atinuke is a delightful book about hitting a beach in Africa for parents and kids, ages 3 to 7, who will read it again and again. Comment.

Gotta sing and dance? Gotta read this book!

The Book Worm: If your child is between the ages of 8 and 12 and loves to sing and dance, she’ll love “Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker,” by Patricia Hruby Powell. Comment.

Affairs to remember: A romantic look at the lives of historical figures

The Book Worm: Teens 15 and older — and some adults — are likely to love all the salacious surprises in “Historical Heartthrobs” by Kelly Murphy and Hallie Fryd. Comment.

A great read for outdoorsmen and dog lovers

The Book Worm: If you have a teen who loves the outdoors and his pooch, “The Dogs and I” by Kenny Salwey is the perfect read. Comment.

‘Don’t Push the Button!’ a fun and silly read

The Book Worm: Meet Larry, a purple monster, in Bill Cotter’s “Don’t Push the Button!” Comment.

Help your future rock star dream on

The Book Worm: Do you have a hopeful future “American Idol” winner in your house? Teach her it’s going to take a bit of practice to reach her dreams, with “Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars” by Ricky Martin. Comment.

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