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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.23
it was amazing
For being over 500 pages, this was about a 1 1/2 to 2 hour read, because there is a balance between words, and also full-paged pictures.
You can't tal
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Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright: My History of the Second World War 1939-1945
4.40
it was amazing
This was a fictional diary made by a girl named Flossie Albright, and it takes place during WW2 in England. I loved the fold-out letters, and the form ...more
Mar 23, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
 
Archie's War
3.94
liked it
The book starts just before WWI, and goes, diary style, right up to Armistace day, and details what is going on in Archie's life and also the world ar ...more
Feb 22, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
 
Hello, Red Fox
3.90
liked it
This was one I was thinking of using for my final storytelling set, but it would not have worked at all.

The story is a simple and repetitive one. A bo
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May 22, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Shakespeare's Secret
3.87
liked it
This was an okay book.
It's about a girl named Hero, named after a character from Much Ado About Nothing, who has moved to a new town again, and has to
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Aug 2007
Jul 27, 2007
 
The Great Good Thing
3.88
really liked it
A princess named Sylvie lives in a book that hasn't been read in many years. She has become very bored with her same old boring plot. Suddenly, though ...more
Nov 28, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
The Giant's Toe
3.84
liked it
This is another one for my storytelling class that I did perform.

It's about a giant who accidentally cuts off his toe, and the toe turns into a littl
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May 14, 2009
May 15, 2009
 
The Lion and the Little Red Bird
4.51
really liked it
I read this for my storytelling class, and did end up...performing it...I guess would be the correct terminology.

It's a cute story, and I loved the m
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May 09, 2009
May 15, 2009
 
The Castle Corona
3.53
liked it
This book confused me in a way. This is because I could not figure out the recommended age of the reader: it was a very simple and childlike story, de ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 08, 2008
 
The Lost Files of Nancy Drew
4.25
liked it
I loved Nancy Drew books when I was younger, so I had high hopes for this.

This book goes book by book, for several of the earliest Nancy Drew books, a
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Dec 2007
Dec 20, 2007
 
Peiling and the Chicken-Fried Christmas
3.28
liked it
Peiling is the only one in her class who does not celebrate Christmas, since her family immigrated to America from Taiwan, and they instead celebrate ...more
Feb 04, 2008
Dec 19, 2007
 
The Door to Time (Ulysses Moore, #1)
3.91
liked it
This book wasn't anything groundbreaking, and the whole of it felt like the lead up to what the series is really about, but it was adventurous, and fo ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
3.62
really liked it
This is another Newbery Medal winner. Thankfully I liked it a lot better than Whittington.

It's a collection of poems that are good to read aloud, or
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Apr 21, 2008
Jan 31, 2008
 
Whittington
3.55
it was ok
Well, I usually agree with the Newberry Award Winners, but I felt this one missed the mark by a mile.

The information inside the cover said that it wa
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Mar 14, 2008
Nov 05, 2007
 
Coraline
4.02
really liked it
This was a really quick creepy read!

I do have 2 picky points, as I always have, but other than these, I really enjoyed this book!

Picky point #1: If I
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Jan 16, 2011
Jul 24, 2009
 
Love, Ruby Lavender
4.05
it was amazing
I reread this book, because I enjoyed it so much when it was read aloud at the beginning of each class, a chapter a day, by the Professor of a childre ...more
Dec 2007
Oct 15, 2007
 
A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver
3.84
really liked it
Eleanor of Aquitane is waiting for her second husband to ascend to heaven, and to help her pass the time, since she is rather impatient, three people ...more
Feb 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
The View From Saturday
3.74
did not like it
A group of four sixth grade classmates, with inexplicible ties between them, form a group they call The Souls, for inexplicable reasons. Then they are ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 11, 2014
 
The Long-Lost Map (Ulysses Moore #2)
3.97
really liked it
This book was better than the first in the series. That one all felt like a gearing up to this one.

At the end of the last book, twins Julia and Jason,
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Jan 30, 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
Understood Betsy
4.11
liked it
Hmmm...this was Montessori propaganda masquerading as children's literature. If you can get over that fact, it's a cute story, and anyway, I don't thi ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 02, 2007
 
Hate That Cat (Jack, #2)
3.89
really liked it
This was a sequel to Love that Dog, where it is the same student writing poetry for class. It took me awhile to get into it, so at first I was thinkin ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
The Midwife's Apprentice
3.71
really liked it
A girl, who has never known a home or family, is taken in by a not very nice midwife, and expected to work to earn her keep. The girl ends up really l ...more
not set
Sep 13, 2007
 
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page
3.84
it was amazing
This was a very nice book that takes the form of a year in the life of an 11 year old page in a castle during the 1200's.
It was actually really infor
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May 27, 2008
May 27, 2008
 
Help! It's Parents Day at DSA (Dragon Slayer's Academy, #10)
4.04
liked it
I bought this book when I was getting my El Ed Certification. I haven't read any of the previous books in the series, which wasn't much of a problem, ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 20, 2007
 
Alchemy and Meggy Swann
3.56
liked it
It was a cute tale if you stuck it out, but the first 50 pages were dead dull, and Meggy Swann's crabbiness definitely takes some getting used to. I f ...more
Oct 30, 2010
Oct 27, 2010
 
Love That Dog (Jack, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Love dogs? Love poetry? You'll love this book.

It's written entirely in poems, and it's about a boy who hates his class assignment on
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Jul 07, 2008
Jul 08, 2008
 
Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1
4.19
liked it
Very cute, sweet, and true to what kittens are really like. The baby talk bugs me a bit though, but not enough to stop reading the series.
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
 
Scarlette Beane
3.69
really liked it
I did the most actual memorization for this storytelling (and Micah jumped into my lap 1/2 way through recording!)

Anyway, Scarlette has a magical gre
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May 28, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
The Wolf's Chicken Stew
4.09
really liked it
This is one I bought when I was in the el ed teaching program. It's a funny story, but didn't work so well for storytelling, as it's quite repetitive, ...more
May 17, 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 2
4.32
really liked it
Also very cute. I like the black cat :)
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
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