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The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
**spoiler alert** Where do I begin? Let's start with the characters...

Sookie, if I met you in real life, here's what I would be thinking: You're 60 ye
Jan 03, 2014
Dec 31, 2013
Why Isn't My Brain Working?
I am very interested in alternative medicines for treating the body and the mind. This is definitely worth reading if you are feeling mentally and phy ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 28, 2013
Beautiful, simple illustrations with a nice narrated text that encourages audience participation to go on the journey with the boy through rivers, ove ...more
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Mar 17, 2014
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
This book could have been presented better. The original folk tale is great at depicting the journey of illegal immigrants and the artwork is beautifu ...more
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Oct 18, 2013
Notes from a Liar and Her Dog
**spoiler alert** Ant MacPherson just knows she doesn't belong in her family. She fantasizes about her real mom and dad saving her from Mr. and Mrs. M ...more
Jun 10, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
Technically speaking as far as graphic novels are concerned, this book deserves 5 stars. The illustrations are perfect. For me, an excellent graphic n ...more
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex: How Changing Your Everyday Habits Will Make You Hot for Each Other All Over Again
This book was an amusing read. Even though it was probably supposed to be more of a self-help type book, you may find it funny it you don't really nee ...more
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Jan 12, 2011
Me Before You
This is one of those stories that will stay with you long after you finish the last sentence. I expect I will think about this story often. I really l ...more
Feb 26, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)
This book is not for the sappy romance fan and I don't know if it is for hard core erotica fans either. I thought I would be more shocked by the conte ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days
A good health/fitness book will provide resources to further investigate claims made by the author. A good health/fitness book explains in simple term ...more
Jan 27, 2013
Jan 27, 2013
Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
Every once in a while, I like to read a book from past to see if the views still hold true to the present. While some of this seems downright silly fo ...more
Jul 25, 2013
May 29, 2013
Pass the Poetry, Please!
This is a great book for anyone wishing to explore why poetry is so important in children's lives. Lee Bennett Hopkins (an amazing poet if I may say s ...more
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Mar 25, 2011
Teens will love, love, love this book! It has everything a coming of age teen book should have: a shy, good girl trying to behave how her mother wants ...more
Jul 25, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
The Reapers are the Angels (Reapers, #1)
• The protagonist (Temple) is a teenage, zombie-slaying machine. She travels across the country to complete a mission while spilling “slug” blood alon ...more
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Nov 06, 2010
Decision Points
Presidential memoir/autobiography

Summary: Separate chapters summarize the major issues facing Americans during the Bush Administration and how Bush ca
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
The Marriage Plot
1st 12 pages: "Oh, I think I'm gonna like this book."
Next 200 pages: "Oh, I think I'm gonna kill myself."
Next 180 pages: "Oh, okay...I'm starting to g
May 02, 2012
May 01, 2012
The Song Remains the Same
A woman wakes up and she's in a hospital bed. She doesn't know what happened or who the people surrounding her are. She soon learns her identity and t ...more
Apr 05, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Chilled to the Bone (Officer Gunnhilder #3)
Here are some of the elements of the story in case you're interested in checking out this might be for you if you like any of the following ...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Red, White, and Boom!
I think the cut paper illustrations are gorgeous. I would recommend this to teachers who would like a 4th of July read aloud for K-2 that ties in with ...more
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Jun 15, 2013
Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans
A call to arms for secular americans to "come out of the closet" and stand up for a nonreligious government. As a Republican, I'm not sure if this was ...more
Sep 11, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Summer House with Swimming Pool
Main Characters...
Schlosser Family - Husband (a doctor), wife, preteen daughter, teenage daughter
Meier Family - Husband (an actor), wife, preteen son,
Jul 18, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
Apocalypse 2012: A Scientific Investigation into Civilization's End
Wow! I started reading this book primarily because I was curious about the 2012 Mayan prophecies...and with the new movie coming out, I thought I bett ...more
Oct 23, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers
This full-color guide with lots of photographs, sketches, and lesson plans to creating a school garden is great. I would have given it 4 stars, but so ...more
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Mar 25, 2011
1-2-3 Magic for Teachers: Effective Classroom Discipline Pre-K through Grade 8
Do you feel like you're at your wits end with your uncontrollable classroom? If the answer is yes, then this is definitely worth reading. The authors ...more
Mar 31, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Action Strategies For Deepening Comprehension: Role Plays, Text-Structure Tableaux, Talking Statues, and Other Enactment Techniques That Engage Students with Text
The focus of this reading is using "Enactments" to deepen comprehension of texts for students. Jeffrey Wilhelm draws from Lev Vygotsky's social learni ...more
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Mar 30, 2011
The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail
Books on this topic are hard to come by and often not that great. I was surprised by the ease with which this picture book explores the topic of havin ...more
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May 10, 2012
Froggy Gets a Doggy
Nearly every time I read a new "froggy" book, I'm like..."'s alright." This time, I was pleasantly surprised. I think this will make for a fun ...more
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May 15, 2014
45 Pounds (More or Less)
I loved this novel. Barson's characters are so real and the writing is so well done that you can imagine sitting down with the people in the book. She ...more
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
The Girl from the Tar Paper School: Barbara Rose Johns and the Advent of the Civil Rights Movement
In Prince Edward County in 1951 the school board was delaying progress on building a new school for black students. Tired of the inequalities between ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Everybody Marries the Wrong Person: From Infatuation and Disenchantment to Mature Love
This book is incredibly insightful. Anyone who is waiting for Mr./Mrs. Right to come along should definitely read this book. Also, those of us who thi ...more
Dec 21, 2011
Dec 20, 2011
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