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A Snicker of Magic
4.09
it was amazing
This book kept calling to me so much that I just had to read it. I read it in one sitting and found myself wanting to underline whole paragraphs on va ...more
Nov 30, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
 
Rain Reign
4.20
it was amazing
I finally get to share my book love for this one. Some books you get to the end and you just want to hug the book. It leaves you feeling like you don' ...more
Oct 15, 2014
Feb 02, 2015
 
Circus Mirandus
4.11
it was amazing
When I started reading this book, I felt a kinship between Circus Mirandus and the Night Circus. Both books - though different - touched me in a simil ...more
Mar 21, 2015
Jul 23, 2015
 
Fortunately, the Milk
4.04
really liked it
I listened to this as an audiobook since @neilhimself narrated it. Imagine if Doctor Who was your father and went out to get the milk for your breakfa ...more
Oct 31, 2013
Oct 31, 2013
 
Liar & Spy
3.81
really liked it
Wow! I will need to take a break before picking up another book. This is one of those books that leaves an emotional imprint on you that you just want ...more
Jul 15, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space, #1)
4.05
Sometimes the teacher in me comes out while I am reading. Can't help it! Where I can appreciate the beautifully illustrated graphic novel and the sens ...more
May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (The Penderwicks #1)
4.12
really liked it
I read this recently with a group of almost 4th grade girls. It was interesting to see their reactions. Though they either liked it or seemed neutral ...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jun 19, 2010
 
Escape from Lucien (Amulet, #6)
4.37
it was amazing
At some point, I need to go back and read these straight through. I always feel like I miss something when I start the new book and it takes me awhile ...more
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 29, 2014
 
Nightingale's Nest
3.90
it was amazing
Within a few pages of this book, I could feel the emotion of the story. There are some books that you just know will touch you and will make you feel. ...more
Jun 25, 2014
May 26, 2014
 
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
3.73
really liked it
In 5th grade Louisa May Alcott was probably my favorite author. I read every book of hers that I could get my hands on. So it was fun as an adult to g ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 02, 2012
 
The Mighty Miss Malone
4.08
really liked it
If anyone ever says that Historical fiction is dry and boring, then they haven't read Christopher Paul Curtis and they haven't met Deza Malone. Curtis ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
 
Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog
3.59
really liked it
An entertaining history of the hot dog. Lots of neat facts are embedded along the sides of the pages. Fun cartoon type illustrations highlight the tex ...more
Jul 20, 2010
Jul 20, 2010
 
The One and Only Ivan
4.23
it was amazing
Simply a beautifully told story about a silverback gorilla and a young elephant. Students are going to love this book.
Jan 28, 2012
Nov 12, 2011
 
Rules
3.96
it was amazing
When we think about children with special needs we often think about how they may struggle or how hard it is for them. We often think how hard it is f ...more
Aug 04, 2013
Oct 30, 2010
 
Juniper Berry
3.74
really liked it
Sometimes the key to writing something scary is to simply write the truth. M. P. Kozlowsky in his debut middle grade novel Juniper Berry combines just ...more
May 10, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Alchemy and Meggy Swann
3.56
really liked it
I had originally looked at this in print form but when I discovered that Katherine Kellegren narrated the audiobook then I just had to listen to it. T ...more
Dec 27, 2011
Mar 26, 2010
 
French Ducks in Venice
3.34
liked it
I am really not sure what to make of this book. It really isn't a picture book for young children. It is quite long and at times seemed to be a bit sl ...more
Jan 07, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
 
Our Only May Amelia (May Amelia, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
Jenni Holm does a great job in writing girl characters that are spunky, funny, and able to win you over. I loved this story about a young girl in 1899 ...more
Dec 04, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
 
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America's First Black Paratroopers
3.98
it was amazing
I had looked through the book but hadn't read it yet. A friend recommended the audiobook and I listened to it during a car ride. The narrator brought ...more
Nov 26, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
 
Princeless, Vol. 1: Save Yourself
4.07
it was amazing
I love the strong female heroine in this story and that she is also a character of color. We have so few if any stories out there like this that for t ...more
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
 
Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (Olympians, #2)
4.15
really liked it
This would be a nice compliment to the Percy Jackson Series for kids/teens wanting a little more information about the Gods. I found the stories about ...more
Dec 18, 2010
Nov 28, 2010
 
Jack's Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy (Big Words)
4.17
really liked it
I love Doreen Rappaport's biographical picture books and this is no exception. Definitely worth adding to the collection.
Dec 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
 
The Marvels
3.92
it was amazing
Wow oh wow oh wow! Selznick is such as amazing storyteller and have tissues on hand.
Jul 06, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
 
Maybe a Fox
4.04
really liked it
Have tissues ready - beautifully written
Mar 14, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
 
The Kneebone Boy
3.93
it was amazing
When I began this book I wasn't exactly sure what to expect of it. The story begins in a very different voice and style from other Ellen Potter novels ...more
Jul 05, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.23
it was amazing
This is one of those books that for whatever reason I kept avoiding. Not sure if the cover didn't catch my eye or if I had a completely different impr ...more
Dec 14, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
Sonia Sotomayor (Women Who Broke the Rules)
3.98
really liked it
The first book in a new series "Women Who Broke the Rules" by Kathleen Krull - this one focuses on Sonia Sotomayor. Since I had an advanced copy, the ...more
Feb 14, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
Out of My Mind
4.37
it was amazing
Wow! What a powerful book. Definitely stands a chance of being nominated for a Schneider Family Awards/ALA 2011 for a MG novel with a character with a ...more
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book)
4.06
it was amazing
Caldecott Honor 2008 - I had to go back and see what won the Caldecott this year because after reading The Wall I was only able to say Wow! over and o ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
 
Jeremy Bender vs. the Cupcake Cadets
3.76
really liked it
When I read this, I couldn't stop myself from comparing Jeremy & his buddy Slater to Lucy & Ethel (I LOVE LUCY). After damaging his father's b ...more
May 08, 2011
May 03, 2011
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