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Tuck Everlasting
3.83
I marked this book with two stars, but did consider one star. I don't know why, but I really didn't like it very much. I think I gave it two stars bec ...more
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Nov 09, 2008
 
Niagara Falls, Or Does It? (Hank Zipzer, #1)
3.83
I gave this book the ranking of "It was amazing," not because it was the greatest piece of literature I have ever read, but because of what it does fo ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
A Mezuzah on the Door
3.77
This is a beautiful story about a boy leaving his home in the city and moving to the suburbs. He feels homesick and alone without all the noise and fr ...more
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Oct 09, 2008
 
Ellis Island Interviews: In Their Own Words
4.04
This book is an amazing history of Ellis Island and the experience of those who worked there and those who entered "the golden door." This book would ...more
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Nov 16, 2008
 
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
4.27
I was intrigued by this book when I saw that Laurie Halse Anderson wrote it. I never knew of Sarah Josepha Hale before, though I should have because, ...more
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Nov 16, 2008
 
Saving Shiloh
3.98
This is the final book to the Shiloh trilogy. I have been listening to it in my car. I found it to be very exciting. I would recommend listening to th ...more
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Nov 12, 2008
 
Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government
3.45
I was both fascinated and horrified by this book. The only reason I didn't star, "it was amazing" was because the book was very difficult to listen to ...more
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Dec 07, 2009
 
The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition
3.65
The author wrote that she first encountered this Jewish version of the Cinderella tale in the classic collection "Yiddish Folktales." I was interested ...more
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Oct 15, 2008
 
My Great-Aunt Arizona
4.31
Charming story for elementary school students about Arizona Hughes, an amazing educator who, I felt, prepared her students, from a small town in the B ...more
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Nov 16, 2008
 
Lost!
3.83
I enjoyed this book greatly, in part because I have been to Boston and could relate to the places the boy and bear travel. One of the things I love ab ...more
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Oct 09, 2008
 
Letters from Rifka
3.88
This story made me think of my own family's experiences coming to America, especially on my Mother's side. Her father left Odessa, Russia to avoid hav ...more
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Nov 05, 2008
 
The Little House
4.28
This book was originally published in 1942. I remember my Mom reading this book to my sister and me when we were growing up (many years after the orig ...more
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Oct 09, 2008
 
Daddy, Will You Miss Me?
4.50
In a day and age when some of our students are separated from a parent through business travel, serving in the armed forces, or other reasons, this st ...more
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Oct 09, 2008
 
Morning Girl
3.29
This story is told in alternating chapters by twelve year old Morning Girl and her younger brother, Star Boy. They are Tanio and live on a Bahamian is ...more
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Nov 06, 2008
 
Whatever Happened to Janie
3.64
The sequel to "The Face on the Milk Carton" was another terrific book. It could be used with students to show how to portray different views on the sa ...more
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Oct 22, 2008
 
Little Blue and Little Yellow
4.08
This book was actually originally published in 1959. When I saw the "first published date" I knew something was wrong since this was a favorite of min ...more
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Sep 26, 2008
 
Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House, #13)
3.92
I think the Magic Tree House series is great for getting students interested in reading and to learn about history and science. The stories show the i ...more
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Nov 11, 2008
 
The Day We Walked on the Moon
3.89
Well written book with many photos and copies of front pages of newspaper which highlight the space program through 1990. I would use this with upper ...more
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Nov 16, 2008
 
The Emperor's Egg: Read and Wonder
4.08
This book would be a great read aloud for younger children about the part of the life cycle of Emperor Penguins. Students will be intrigued by the fac ...more
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Nov 16, 2008
 
The Sign of the Beaver
3.70
I wrote a review about this book before our class discussion. Even though this book won both the John Newberry Medal and The Scott O'Dell Historical F ...more
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Nov 06, 2008
 
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
3.92
From the very first page, the reader feels a part of the Watson family. Christopher Paul Curtis painted such beautiful word pictures. I felt the cold ...more
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Nov 05, 2008
 
The Borrowers (The Borrowers, #1)
4.01
This book was so much fun to read. It is a true classic because it withstands the test of time. It was originally written in 1953. It is so creative i ...more
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Nov 12, 2008
 
Shiloh
3.87
I can't believe I haven't read "Shiloh" before. I think it is a great book to use with students in the upper elementary and possibly middle school gra ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
Hometown for an Hour: Poems
3.57
I feel this book would be good to use with high school students. The entire book is made up of a series of poems created as postcards from around the ...more
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Oct 19, 2008
 
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
4.13
This is a favorite book from childhood. My mother read it to my sister and me when we were younger. We all fell in love with it. Who hasn't imagined b ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
I have loved this book since I was a child. I shared it with my first and second grade students when I had a classroom. Prior to reading the book to t ...more
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Sep 26, 2008
 
Both Sides of Time
3.90
I found this book to be an enjoyable read. It is aimed at the middle school and high school level. The one thing that surprised me is that this book i ...more
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Nov 11, 2008
 
Thank You, Mr. Falker
4.50
This book is so wonderful and touching. I can see using it as part of a unit on learning differences with students. The picture of Trisha crying as th ...more
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Oct 30, 2008
 
Harry S. Truman: Thirty-Third President 1945-1953
3.89
Good biography for younger students about Harry S. Truman. Well written and engaging. I could see using this with students in elementary school for a ...more
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Nov 16, 2008
 
Tikvah Means Hope
4.15
Once again, Patricia Polacco writes a touching and beautiful story which crosses over ethnic and generational lines and embraces community. The story ...more
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Nov 05, 2008
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