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Drama
4.03
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Raina Telgemeier does it again. She has a knack for telling a serious yet humorous story with col...more
Jun 09, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
4.27
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1222

So beautifully written. One of those books that you want to tell everyone to read because it i...more
Mar 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
4.14
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1592

During World War II, Hitler controlled more than just the military; he controlled the entire c...more
May 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
 
Parallel Journeys
3.95
If you follow my reviews, you probably know that I lack in my history education. However, I have been fascinated (and appalled) by the history of Worl...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
Mockingbird
4.16
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

This was one of those books that I never wanted to end. I got to where I was reading so fast, tha...more
Mar 20, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
 
Wonder
4.42
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Summary: August, Auggie, has never been to school. It isn't because he never wanted to, it was be...more
Mar 02, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
The Watch That Ends the Night
4.13
Complete review at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

Told from 24 different perspectives in multiple genres such as verse, letters, undertaker'...more
Aug 17, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Half Brother
4.06
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Ben is introduced to Zan when he is 8 days old. Zan is his new baby brother. At first Ben is resi...more
Aug 25, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
See You at Harry's
4.06
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Author interview:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

I have read a couple of books recently...more
Mar 27, 2012
Dec 04, 2011
 
The Infects
3.35
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Sean Beaudoin definitely has a unique style that you cannot confuse with anyone else. It is like...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
A Monster Calls
4.27
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

After reading this book, the 5 stars of other books just don't seem justified. This little book i...more
Jul 02, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
Fangirl
4.22
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=2499

You know a book is good when in the first 5 pages you already know and feel for you main chara...more
Dec 27, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
 
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography
4.04
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

I've been sitting here for a while and I just don't know where to begin. This is a precious book...more
Aug 05, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
Now Is the Time for Running
3.98
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Summary: In a dusty field in the province of Mosvingo in Zimbabwe, Deo plays soccer with his frie...more
Dec 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
 
Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians, #4)
4.13
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Summary: In O'Connor's fourth installment of the Olympians graphic novel series starts with the j...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
 
Marty McGuire Digs Worms!
4.15
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Marty McGuire is one of my favorite protagonists ever. I don't know if it is because she reminds...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
 
Battle Bunny
4.12
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=2447

This picture book would be so much fun as a read aloud (original story than the modified one)....more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
 
Code Name Verity
4.12
I am fighting inside about how to rate this one. This book is loved by many, many people who I respect and this is one of the times where I felt a bit...more
Apr 27, 2013
Dec 26, 2012
 
Every Thing on It
4.39
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I agonized about how to rate this book. I love Shel S...more
Feb 10, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
 
The Last Dragon
3.69
Jane Yolen weaves a beautiful retelling of the hero's journey where the hero is a liar and his mentor is *gasp* a girl. Yolen's story is accompanied b...more
Jul 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Breadcrumbs
3.75
Complete review at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

I was enchanted with this book from the opening pages when the descriptive language grabbe...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
 
The Last Free Cat
3.69
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2013/...

This book is such a compelling read and a great addition to the dystopian subgenre.
When I start...more
Dec 26, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
 
Spellbound (Spellbound, #1)
3.92
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

In the world of paranormal romance, Spellbound is a book full of cliches, but fights them and act...more
Jul 19, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 
The Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying Tours
3.30
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1904

This book tells you seven stories through an interactive tour of a map. Each map has a differe...more
Aug 04, 2012
Aug 04, 2012
 
Alice Bliss
3.81
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

4.5 stars

I went back and forth between a 4 and a 5 for this book, but overall the story won me ov...more
Sep 28, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
 
The Outside of a Horse
4.21
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=2248

Author interview:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Ginny Rorby writes books about anima...more
May 16, 2010
Feb 14, 2010
 
The Book Thief
4.37
*Death narrates this beautiful tale of Liesel, a young girl, who has lost everything, but finds a home in a small community on Himmel Street with her...more
Feb 04, 2011
Jan 24, 2009
 
Ashfall (Ashfall, #1)
3.94
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

In my review for Susan Beth Pfeffer's apocalyptic novel, I said, "This is the first book I've eve...more
Jul 03, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
 
The Year of the Beasts
3.51
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

4.5 stars
Such an interesting novel that will definitely get a second read. Told in a dual format...more
Nov 11, 2012
Apr 25, 2012
 
Ask the Passengers
3.92
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1222

This is beautifully written, about prejudice but not in a didactical sense, and truly is a gre...more
May 06, 2013
Nov 30, 2012
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