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The Giver (The Giver, #1)
4.11
Wow, that was a compelling & quick read! Of course, this popular, award-winning book was excellent. I was seriously sucked in right from this firs ...more
Aug 29, 2014
Jun 04, 2014
 
Son (The Giver Quartet, #4)
3.96
**spoiler alert** Overall, I was really impressed by the entire Giver quartet. And I’m glad I was late to jump onto this series so I got to read all 4 ...more
Sep 16, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
 
Gathering Blue (The Giver, #2)
3.78
I wasn't sucked into Gathering Blue quite as quickly as I was with The Giver, but ultimately I ended up really enjoying this one as well. I do think i ...more
Sep 11, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
 
The Summer Birds (Aviary Hall, #1)
4.08
Wow. What a great book. It had a lot more to it than I expected. For me, it all started with "Charlotte Sometimes," Farmer's third book in this series ...more
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
 
A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1)
3.97
I originally read this novel about (gasp) a decade ago when I was in community college. The course I read it for was called Mysticism, Meditation & ...more
Jun 29, 2011
Jun 28, 2011
 
Everett Anderson's Goodbye
3.84
Most. Depressing. Picture. Book. Ever. I think I can say this is the first time a picture book every made me cry! I don't think any child should ever ...more
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
 
Messenger (The Giver, #3)
3.88
Spoilers!
Was really excited on the first page to realize this was Matty's story. Really adored him in Gathering Blue. Was fascinated to see a third co
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Sep 14, 2014
Sep 14, 2014
 
The Great Gilly Hopkins
3.82
Assigned this to my Children's Lit class. What a great read! First of all, off the top of my head, I can't think of the last novel I read that wasn't ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 31, 2011
 
Blueberry Girl
4.16
I added this book to my Amazon wishlist last year and forgot about it. Last week a friend highly recommended it to me. I picked it up from the library ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
Goodbye Mousie
3.40
At first, I thought this was a really great book. I could definitely relate - I had my share of small pets with short lives when I little. I don't rem ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Rose Blanche
4.16
**spoiler alert** Another banned book. This one is about a young German girl during WWII. She starts sneaking food to people in a concentration camp. ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
When People Die
5.00
This picture-photo book is a great book to broach the topic of death with children. It's too complex for smaller children, but has a great discussion ...more
Jan 24, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
 
You're Only Old Once!
4.11
I watched an interview with Dr. Suess's widow, and she mentioned this little-known book of his. It wasn't quite what I expected. The Goodreads descrip ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
The Story of Babar
4.06
Another banned book. Poor little Babar. His mom is shot and killed while he's riding on her back! Not a cheery way to kick of a children's picture boo ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Amazing Bone
3.96
This book has made it onto banned book lists, and for once I can actually see why. I still don't agree with banning books, but I was actually surprise ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.39
I've decided it's time to re-read this series!! Well, actually, I'm listening to it. There's no one like Jim Dale! His narration is so wonderful.
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Mar 31, 2014
Apr 21, 2008
 
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
4.11
Beautiful illustrations!! A depiction of the infamous Philippe Petit's walk between the Two Towers (as seen in documentary Man on Wire). A couple of t ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Sep 24, 2011
 
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
4.02
Beautifully illustrated rendition of Little Red Riding Hood. Here, the wolf attempts to devour three very cunning siblings. I enjoyed this version, es ...more
Mar 03, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
 
Just the Way You Are
4.45
Really sweet story about a king who's going to adopt 5 orphans. The story focuses on the youngest girl, who fears she has no talent and can make no gi ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
The Tiny Seed
4.12
My children's lit class is reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar next week. Today I lectured on Eric Carle. So much fun stuff!! Just an amazing author a ...more
Oct 20, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
In the Night Kitchen
4.08
One of the Banned books we looked at in my children's lit class today. It was banned for nudity. Ridiculous. It's a fun, children's appropriate drawin ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.39
Wow, now I know why this book has gripped the nation! I listened to the unabridged audio version and really enjoyed the production. I feel like Katnis ...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
Emma's Turtle
3.81
Didn't read this one for my children's lit class, but just because it caught my eye. I love turtles! This colorful picture book is a really cute story ...more
Jan 26, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
 
Smoky Night
3.87
Another banned book. Why? Violence. The illustrations are perfectly appropriate though. It depicts the LA riots in 1992 (which I realized is when many ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles
3.60
I don't think I'm a very big fan of classic rhymes and American jingles. And I'm really not sure how much modern children will enjoyed them and/or und ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
 
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
4.14
Another unnecessarily banned book. This fable is the story of a donkey with a magic pebble. He finds himself in quite the unfortunate position when he ...more
Feb 03, 2011
Feb 03, 2011
 
The Composer Is Dead
4.16
Just catching up on my Snicket reading. ;) This is a pretty funny picture book about the inspector interrogating all the different instruments in an o ...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 06, 2011
 
Number the Stars
4.08
Very moving, excellently written book. This is the story of a young girl and her Danish family. She is close friends with a Jewish girl, and soon they ...more
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
 
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
4.30
Another children's book looking at death, but this one was much better than Everett Anderson's Goodbye. Tommy has a great relationship with his grandm ...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
The Random House Book of Mother Goose
3.80
This is a fun version of mother goose. Brought back that feeling of childhood. :) I really enjoyed the illustrations, though they aren't super colorfu ...more
Feb 13, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
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