If you have a teen or tween science-fiction fan in the house, you should check out Jen Robinson's Book Page for her comprehensive review of The Web of Titan: A Galahad Book. It is the second in the series by Dom Testa which began with The Comet's Curse.
I touched upon linking poetry and the science of growing things in my previous post and low and behold, I'm treated to a wonderful book, courtesy of Anastasia Suen's Blog - Picture Book of the Day. She has a thoughtful review of Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature written by Sarah C. Campbell plus some great lesson ideas for the classroom.
Here is the answer to Friday's Famous First: "It was hot." Dreams by Caldecott winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.