About Tanya D. Auger

Tanya D. Auger is a former middle school teacher with a master’s degree in learning and teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Review of I Don’t Like Koala

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I Don’t Like Koala by Sean Ferrell; illus. by Charles Santoso Preschool, Primary   Atheneum   40 pp. 4/15   978-1-4814-0068-8   17.99   g e-book ed. 978-1-4814-0069-5   $12.99 Picture this front-matter illustration: a boxed gift neatly tied up with red ribbon. An eager little boy with arms outstretched. It’s a perfect Kodak (ahem, make that smart-phone) moment. But when […]

Review of Mysterious Patterns

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Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell; photos 
by Sarah C. Campbell and 
Richard P. Campbell Primary    Boyds Mills    32 pp. 4/14    978-1-62091-627-8    $16.95 Bring up the math term fractals in a roomful of adults, and it’s likely quite a few eyes will glaze over. Yet wife-and-husband team Sarah and Richard Campbell […]

Review of The True Meaning of Smekday

The True Meaning of Smekday

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex ; illus. by the author Intermediate Hyperion 426 pp. 10/07 ISBN 978-0-7868-4900-0 $16.99 What’s an eleven-year-old girl to do when the same aliens—the Boov—who sucked up her mom “like soda” into their spaceship announce (after conquering the whole planet) that all Americans must relocate to Florida? Go […]

Review of The True Meaning of Smekday

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The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex; illus. by the author Intermediate     Hyperion     426 pp. 10/07     978-0-7868-4900-0     $16.99 What’s an eleven-year-old girl to do when the same aliens — the Boov — who sucked up her mom “like soda” into their spaceship announce (after conquering the whole planet) that all […]