# Youth

Reviews of books

Did you know that a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one line of symmetry? This quadrilateral is also known as a trapezium in Canadian English. So, how many lines of symmetry does a trapezoid have? Find out below! And remember, if you’re unsure of the answer, you can always go to a math teacher for a help! If you look at the picture below, you’ll see that a trapezoid has two lines of reflectional symmetry. This means that the trapezoid has two lines of symmetry when you draw it from A to B. On the other hand, a trapezoid that is symmetrical along one line has no line of reflectional symmetry and only has one line of rotational symmetry. When you fold a trapezoid over, the parts on either side of the line are the same. The shape will be symmetrical if the parts on either side of the line have the same area. So, a trapezoid with one line of symmetry is called an isoscles trapezoid. So, if you’re interested in learning more about geometry, this lesson is for you. So, now that you know what line of symmetry is, you can apply it in your math classes and [...]
Fri, Apr 22, 2022, Continue reading at the source
A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides. In American English, this quadrilateral is called a trapezoid, while its Canadian equivalent is called a trapezium. If a square is symmetrical, it is also called a trapezium. But why is it called a trapezoid? Here’s a brief explanation. The base angles of a trapezoid are equal in length. Every trapezoid has two pairs of equal-length base angles. Diagonals AC and BD are equal in length. They also divide into identical-length segments. The height of the trapezoid is also equal to its base angles. The angles AC and BD are adjacent, while angles A and B are adjacent on the same base. The area of a trapezoid is equal to the sum of its parallel sides. The area of a trapezoid is equal to x(AB+CD)xAE. Its line of symmetry is x(AB+CD+AE). What is a Trapezoid? The lines of symmetry are only possible for specific shapes. They must match two vertices on one side with two vertices on the other side. The lines must also pass through two vertices. Only the shapes in pictures have these properties. There are other shapes that do not share these properties. If you want to learn [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2022, Continue reading at the source
Before I get to Perfect Picture Book Friday I’d like to tell you that Felicia and I have the latest episode of The Write Chat up! In this episode we hunt track down and interview award-winning author/illustrator MATT PHELAN! CLICK on over to –~Watch me make a fool of myself Witness the mayhem that occurs when Erik & Felicia forget to book their guest.~Find out what Mr. Phelan would do with Jeanne Birdsall’s shopping list.~Find out what the set rules are to make a graphic novel.~PLUS we have a fun quiz where you can win prizes. Sign up for our newsletter to be informed of when our monthly Vlog goes live and stay up to date on our future guests.On the website you can submit your own questions to ask our upcoming guest. They include; New York Times award-winning author, Chris Grabenstein; Amazon best-selling author, Bart King; Jennifer Lynn Alvarez, author of the awesome new series The Guardian Herd, Tara Lazar author of The Monstore, mastermind and  head honcho of PiBoIdMo; and award-winning author/illustrator (and all around very cool guy) Tom Angleberger !WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!? CLICK HERE – NO WAIT!!! First read my Perfect Picture Book Friday post – Susanna Leonard Hill [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it has a really good message with a different take on the anti-bullying story. Mister Cool CHECK LATEST PRICE By: Birdy JonesIllustrated by: Tara D LynchPages: 32 pages – ages 6+Published by: POW! on January 6, 2015Theme/Topic: Anti-bullyingGenre: Self-helpOpening and Synopsis: Opening: “Don’t know if you heard… but I’m Mister Cool.”Synopsis (publisher’s description): “The clever tactics of Mister Cool, who faces down the mean kids at school with confidence, show elementary-school-age kids how to deflect bullying with humor and create friendships through kindness.” Mister Cool - Our ReviewWhy I liked this book- I think that this book is a marvelous story about how to be yourself, and how to use your talents to take away a bullies’ power. It’s great how Mister Cool seems like he’s perfect at whatever he does, and while that may be true, he still gets bullied. It shows that anyone can get bullied.And using what they can do, and [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Happy Friday!Before I get to my Perfect Picture Book Pick, I wanted to ask that, after you are done here, click on over to The Write Chat, the Vlog that Felicia (kid author and creator of the Stanley and Katrina blog) and I started. We are interviewing – the Uber-Author CHRIS GRABENSTEIN!!!Now back to your regularly scheduled review.Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it uniquely encourages imagination and creation! The Stick CHECK LATEST PRICE By: Clay RicePages: 32 pages – ages 4+Published by: Familius on September 20, 2014Theme/Topic:Genre: Fiction/ImaginationOpening and Synopsis:Opening: “Once there was a boy who had no toys to play with. The other children had lots of toys. Every afternoon, the boy would go to the park, sit under a big tree, and watch the other children play. Sometimes they let the boy play with their toys. Sometimes not.”Synopsis: From the inside jacket: When a young boy finds a stick on the ground, and reads the inspiring [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a fun story about two things I like (tea and partying), and how they can go incredibly wrong! How to Behave at a Tea Party CHECK LATEST PRICE Illustrated by: Heather RossPages: 32 pages – ages 4+Published by: Katherine Tegen Books on September 9, 2014Theme/Topic: Being flexible /Genre: FictionOpening and Synopsis:Opening: First, you open the invitation.Synopsis: All Julia wants is to have a fancy tea party. What’s so hard about that? Just add in a playful little brother, a hungry dog, an unlucky frog, and two young rough-housing neighbors. Easy tea party, right? How to Behave at a Tea Party - Our ReviewWhy I liked this book- Ms. Rosenberg has written a marvelous picture book about a young girl who wants to throw a “fancy” tea party but all she has is not so fancy guests. The book has a subtle, but great, message – be flexible – improvise! [...]
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, Continue reading at the source