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The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window
4.21
really liked it
Anne Frank's story has been captured by many authors even in picture book formats. Jeff Gottesfeld has a unique take on the story by telling the story ...more
Mar 26, 2016
Mar 26, 2016
 
Liar & Spy
3.81
it was amazing
If you follow my blog, you know I rarely give a book five stars. Liar & Spy blew me away. It is not only the best book I've read so far this year. ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
 
Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug
3.72
liked it
Minimal words with extra captions, Hank's Big Day tells the tale of a pill bug going through his day. Some good adjective samples to point out in capt ...more
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
Full of Beans
4.06
really liked it
Jennifer Holm is one of my favorite authors for intermediate grade readers. Her Newbery Honor books speak to the quality of her writing and storytelli ...more
Mar 02, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother
3.43
liked it
I really liked Olson's first Ninja Bunny book since the main character needs to read a book to learn how to be a good ninja. It also had a good univer ...more
Mar 05, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
 
The Forever Garden
4.26
really liked it
beautifully written book about a cross generational friendship between a young girl and her older neighbor Honey. The friendship "blossoms" as the you ...more
May 14, 2017
May 15, 2017
 
The War that Saved My Life (The War That Saved My Life #1)
4.42
really liked it
This Newbery honor was proclaimed by one fifth grade boy who devoured it in a single night, the best book he had ever read. Bradley chooses England pr ...more
May 10, 2016
Apr 29, 2016
 
Ninja Bunny
3.61
really liked it
I loved Ninja Bunny because it features a central character who uses reading to to learn how to be an awesome ninja. The book is formatted primarily a ...more
Jun 19, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
 
Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book
4.08
liked it
Format will make Tree a unique addition to the collection since cut outs on pages will capture young readers' attention but again a narrative story ab ...more
Mar 24, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
 
My Pet Book
3.90
really liked it
Bob Staake's geometric style that was so memorable in the wordless picture book Bluebird returns to tell the story of a young boy who opts for a book ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
 
Paperboy
3.94
it was amazing
Sometimes you read a book that seems almost flawless. Paperboy is a 2014 Newbery Honor and IRA Intermediate Fiction Award Winner written by longtime n ...more
Aug 15, 2014
May 11, 2014
 
Eat, Sleep, Poop
3.73
it was ok
Not sure we need another poop book but as an at home read aloud it might be ok. Minimal words so it will be easy for an emergent reader to pick up and ...more
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 11, 2017
 
Wonder
4.42
it was amazing
Well I finally read the book others have been raving about. We were hoping that Wonder would show up as a nominee for our IRA awards, but it didn't ev ...more
Jan 31, 2013
Nov 27, 2012
 
Boxers (Boxers & Saints, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Boxers is the other half of the dual volume graphic novel set Boxers and Saints which was a National Book Award nominee and received a lot of attentio ...more
Mar 07, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
 
Fish in a Tree
4.27
liked it
How do you hide your inability to read throughout school, by compensating in so many other ways. Fish In Tree is a great book for looking at strugglin ...more
Sep 19, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
 
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)
4.21
it was ok
Maybe the seventh one has jumped the shark a bit. The first date is always good fodder but not realized as well in this volume. For a better treatment ...more
Dec 02, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
Vote (Liar, Liar, #4)
3.63
liked it
I like this series of slim novels by Paulsen that feature Kevin and his friends. Having loved Crush that explores passion using principles of scientif ...more
May 25, 2013
May 22, 2013
 
Lady Liberty's Holiday
3.82
really liked it
Perfect book for the Fourth of July. Lady Liberty decides she has stood guard long enough and is ready for a vacation. She takes off to see the sites ...more
Jul 04, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
 
Scarlet Ice: The Story of Minnesota High School Hockey Player John Janavaras and the Team He Loved
3.89
really liked it
The author Roger Dier was my son's hockey coach at a time in which hockey played a critical role in keeping my son on track. This story about high sch ...more
Mar 30, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
Written in Stone
3.64
really liked it
I loved Roseanne Parry's first novel Heart of a Shepherd that was a beautifully written novel about a young boy discovering his religious calling -- a ...more
Oct 24, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
Hermelin: The Detective Mouse
3.99
it was amazing
Mini Grey has been such a clever author/illustrator through the years. In Hermelin, she breaks from her often fractured fairy tales and adventure tale ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 01, 2014
 
One Came Home
3.83
really liked it
One Came Home is Amy Timberlake's 2014 Newbery Honor Title. Local teachers will like the fact this historical novel is set in the past 1871 in a ficti ...more
Jul 04, 2014
Jul 08, 2014
 
March: Book Three (March, #3)
4.73
it was amazing
March Book Three deserves all the awards and accolades it has received this year. The third volume in a graphic novel trilogy documented the Civil Rig ...more
Mar 05, 2017
Mar 05, 2017
 
My Weird Writing Tips
4.09
liked it
Gutman is a popular intermediate grades writer. His transitional books can help kids move from picture books to chapter books. In a very clever volume ...more
Sep 22, 2013
Sep 19, 2013
 
Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus
3.91
it was ok
**spoiler alert** In a mix of Missing May and The Little Mermaid, Tozier creates the first book in a proposed fantasy series featuring a young girl wh ...more
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
 
Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing
4.26
really liked it
With the popularity of Hidden Figures, more unknown stories of the unsung people behind the space exploration efforts may be of interest to readers. M ...more
May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017
 
Chasing Secrets
3.81
liked it
Having enjoyed Gennifer Choldenko's award winning Al Capone trilogy, I took her newest book Chasing Secrets: Deadly Surprise in a City of Lies along o ...more
Jan 08, 2016
Jan 14, 2016
 
Bunny's Book Club
4.28
it was amazing
I love books that feature characters that sell the urgency of being readers. Bunny's Book Club is my latest favorite. Bunny falls in loves with books ...more
Dec 30, 2016
Mar 02, 2017
 
Dead End in Norvelt
3.71
really liked it
I think some of the early descriptions of this 2012 Newbery award winning novel have not done it justice. They seem to describe it as a complex mixtur ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
3.92
liked it
It's a bit amazing that ASCD's latest book club offering is Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by ther ...more
Jan 28, 2016
Jan 29, 2016
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