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The Brixen Witch
3.79
This well-paced, well-written fantasy/adventure, with plot twists and a brave young hero, will charm readers of all ages.
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Jul 07, 2012
 
Little Blue Truck
4.35
Love it! A perfect marriage of superb rhyme and adorable illustrations!
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Jan 06, 2009
 
Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves
3.21
Behan presents some fascinating theories about how the group mind of Dog works and how a dog's behavior reflects the deepest desires and fears/unresol...more
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Jan 20, 2013
 
Chicken Boy
3.63
Not only did I love Tobin McCauley, I loved everything else about this story of an unlikely friendship between two boys engaged in a chicken-raising e...more
Jul 22, 2008
Jul 22, 2008
 
Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog
3.69
I'm a sucker for a dog story, and this one is delightfully unusual.
Four paws up for this wonderful first-time author who pulled off a
tale of talking a...more
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Jul 06, 2009
 
Let the Dogs Speak
5.00
It's hilarious, it's bittersweet, it's heartfelt, and all of the author's proceeds go to Canine Companions for Independence. Sit. Stay. Read.
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Feb 22, 2013
 
Starlight (Horses Of Half Moon Ranch)
2.00
**spoiler alert** This story has more holes in it than Heinz has pickles.
The author has obviously never been outdoors during a snowstorm.
Pictures show...more
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Jan 22, 2009
 
Chandi
5.00
This book is about love. And how one skilled and patient handler and one extraordinary blue merle border collie used their talents and the bond betwee...more
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Mar 29, 2014
 
A Big Little Life:  A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
4.18
Dean Koontz has donated a bundle of money to Canine Companions for Independence. The campus in Oceanside, CA is dedicated to Koontz, his wife and gold...more
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Dec 15, 2009
 
Chancey of the Maury River
4.32
Told by an albino Appaloosa in a formal first-person voice, this story is in many ways reminiscent of Black Beauty. The style is sentimental, borderin...more
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Feb 12, 2009
 
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
3.50
What fun this is, from the fantastic first line to the end!
A boys' lighthearted adventure story, with some unique elements, and nosy, irritating Viola...more
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Nov 04, 2012
 
The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis
3.65
Barbara O'Connor clearly remembers what it's like to be a kid looking for friendship and adventure in a small town where nothing exciting ever happens...more
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May 10, 2010
 
Ugly Pie
3.80
Ol' Bear is itchin' for some pie -- not just any pie, Ugly Pie.
How he gets some beautiful Ugly Pie makes for a thoroughly charming story, with just-ri...more
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Aug 23, 2010
 
Someone Else's Love Story
3.70
Not for everyone but I loved all the plot twists and various unforeseen connections between the characters. A few plot points seemed contrived, but th...more
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Jan 19, 2014
 
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
4.25
Like Oprah, I never thought I'd rave about a 973 page book about cathedral building in 12th century England, but her interview with Ken Follett sent m...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jul 04, 2008
 
Why We Broke Up
3.52
I can't say that I love too many YA novels, but this one held me spellbound. The high school jocks vs. the arty crowd, first love, loss of virginity,...more
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Apr 08, 2012
 
Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems
3.75
a perfect marriage of poetry and art, with nonfiction sidebars that reveal fascinating information about elephants. Zimmer's passion for the gentle gi...more
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May 02, 2011
 
Eye of the Storm
4.02
Although I'm not a fan of futuristic fiction, I found this story enthralling. Strong, suspenseful writing pits a smart, engaging heroine against storm...more
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Apr 29, 2012
 
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
3.97
Of the over 100 books I've read since last July 1 (not counting picture books), this novel makes my top five. The writing is flawless, completely unse...more
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Jun 26, 2009
 
The Island Horse
3.95
What a lovely chapter book for second to fourth graders! Simply but eloquently written, it blends action with emotional substance and is loaded with i...more
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Mar 31, 2012
 
George Washington's Teeth
3.95
Fresh and funny, and filled with interesting facts about Washington's life as well as the times in which he lived. All in excellent rhyme, with illust...more
Apr 10, 2009
Apr 10, 2009
 
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
3.82
This is a clever, intelligent book with a unique premise and memorable characters. Three cheers for a gutsy teenage girl who doesn't allow her relatio...more
May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
Three Good Deeds
3.43
When Howard steals goose eggs, an old witch teaches him a lesson by turning him into a goose. In order to resume his human shape, Howard must perform...more
Jul 15, 2008
Jul 15, 2008
 
Until The Real Thing Comes Along
3.54
Every time I read an Elizabeth Berg novel, I think, "This one's my
favorite." This one really is my favorite, so far. Or is "The
Pull of the Moon"?
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Sep 25, 2010
 
Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me
4.04
Impossible to choose a favorite Katz book, but this touching tale of a border collie with a gift for hospice work deserves five stars.
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem
4.11
Charming, hilarious, and worth reading just to get to the page where Chico Bon Bon finds out what's clogging his laundry chute.
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May 22, 2009
 
Mario Makes a Move
3.42
A charming book for all ages, with a perfect marriage of text and illustration -- an "amazingly amazing" little piece of theatre!
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Apr 30, 2013
 
My Baseball Journey: A Broadcaster's Memoir
3.25
You don't have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the behind-the-scenes stories of this veteran broadcaster for the Houston Astros.
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Aug 12, 2012
 
Steady Hands: Poems About Work
4.00
Lovely lyrics, awesome art!
A must-have for middle school libraries
as well as a wonderful gift book.
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Feb 02, 2009
 
Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True
4.08
One of the best books on writing I've ever read.
She even advocates self-rewarding with chocolate.
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Sep 08, 2010
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