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Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King (National Geographic World History Biographies)
Hatshepsut is an Eyptian princess who eventually became pharaoh. This children's book is pretty packed with information about her and about Egypt and ...more
Jul 17, 2010
Jul 17, 2010
The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story
Lemony Snicket's witty voice tells the story of a latke that couldn't stop screaming. It runs down the street, encountering Christmasy things (a candy ...more
Dec 02, 2009
Dec 02, 2009
If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all.

So let me say something good first. The main character has geeky tendencies.

Of cours
Sep 07, 2010
Sep 07, 2010
The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm, #8)
I started reading this series and now I'm so far into it, that I'm stuck until it ends. (Please tell me it's going to end!)

Unfortunately, with the lat
May 22, 2010
May 21, 2010
White Crane (Samurai Kids, #1)
I was a little uncertain how seriously I was supposed to take it. It wasn't historical fiction, but it wasn't straight-up fantasy either. How accurate ...more
Aug 27, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Booty: Girl Pirates on the High Seas
(Goodreads is showing me a Target ad I can't get rid of. This is a change I disapprove of!!)

So this is a children's book about girl pirates. Arr!

It co
Aug 14, 2010
Aug 16, 2010
Gregor the Overlander (Underland Chronicles, #1)
This was written by the author of The Hunger Games series, which is the only reason I read it. It's probably what you'd call a middle grade book. Twee ...more
Sep 05, 2010
Sep 06, 2010
Princess Charming (Princess School, #5)
So in book 5 of this series about fairy tale princesses going to school together, Rapunzel has decided to show her best friend, Val, that she can jous ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
The Curse of Snake Island (Pirate School, #1)
This was an ebook title that intrigued me on the library site, and wasn't checked out like all the other ones were!

Unfortunately, it's only mediocre.
Jan 2001
Dec 31, 2010
Princess School: Let Down Your Hair
This is the third book in the series. And was not so easy to track down. Fantastic Fiction listed 1-2 and 4-7 and confused the heck out of me.

In this
Oct 15, 2010
Oct 15, 2010
Thorn in Her Side (The Princess School, #7)
**spoiler alert** Sad to say, I think these books went downhill. There was something lacking in this one. An acting troupe comes to town and the schoo ...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
Apple-y Ever After (Princess School, #6)
**spoiler alert** I wasn't really engaged with this one. Not even on the level of being really, really annoyed by the message it was sending (as in Le ...more
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
Who's The Fairest?
I'm a little disappointed in this one. The games turn out to be less like the hunger games or the triwizard tournament and more like field day at elem ...more
Oct 07, 2010
Oct 08, 2010
Beauty Is a Beast (The Princess School, #4)
**spoiler alert** This is the fourth book in the series. It can be tricky to tell with this series, but it does have a little 4 on the spine. It does ...more
Oct 17, 2010
Oct 17, 2010
If the Shoe Fits (The Princess School, #1)
I liked this better than I thought I would. I have a thing against princesses. But I love school stories.

Main premise is that Cinderella, Snow White,
Oct 05, 2010
Oct 06, 2010
The Boy in the Dress
I found this in the YA section, but it reads more like a tween or even younger book to me. Perhaps slightly aided by the illustrations, which are remi ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 22, 2011
Imagine You're a Mermaid
I didn't like this one as well as the wizard and pirate ones I just read. Mermaids like to make themselves look beautiful and throw parties. And, um, ...more
Mar 04, 2010
Mar 04, 2010
Imagine You're a Knight!: Lady Megavere, Lucy D'Ancealot
Eh. Knights are brave and go on quests and stuff. I'm not sure what else I would've added to the book, but I know I wouldn't have suggested that knigh ...more
Mar 08, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
Imagine You're a Ballerina
Now, this one just strikes me as very odd right from the start. All of the other books were historical and/or fantasy themed. I can easily categorize ...more
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 25, 2010
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (Theodosia Throckmorton, #1)
The premise is good. A smart girl in the early 1900's who basically lives in a London museum. She can sense curses and knows a lot about Egyptian ones ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
Singing Hands
Well, it was good in that there were a lot of deaf characters. More than two! It takes place in the 50's and we get a glimpse of how it was harder to ...more
Oct 26, 2009
Oct 16, 2009
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)
Unfair of me to give it 4 stars when my child self may've given it 5. But oh well. When she shows up and tells me to change it, I will. Right after I ...more
Dec 2010
Dec 05, 2010
No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure
The stories of 7 women who disguised themselves as men, told in graphic novel format.

There were stories in here I hadn't heard before. Of course I kne
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
In Our Mothers' House
It's a picturebook, but the style of the language is such that it's not for little kids. It's more than just that there's a lot of words, which there ...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone
A book that actually makes me think it was written by a 10 year old. One with a lot of energy and trouble focusing her thoughts. It was a little frust ...more
Jul 03, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
Discovering Friendship
Given that this was written by a 6th grader, it's.. okay. It's about a girl who becomes friends with the new girl in school, who happens to be deaf.

Jan 17, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, #7)
This series has its good points -- female protagonists, some cool characters, humor. And its bad points -- too much action, too many characters, uncer ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 31, 2009
Imagine You're a Fairy!
Better than the Mermaid one, but again, very gendered. And it diverted from fairies to talk about 'types' of fairies. Which I will buy includes browni ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Mar 05, 2010
The Incredible Book Eating Boy
This crossed my desk, so I read it.

The boy eats lots and lots of books and it makes him smarter. That part was good.

But then he starts getting sick fr
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
A Carp for Kimiko
Kimiko wants a carp banner flown for her on Children's Day. After all, it's Children's Day and no longer Boys' Day. Her family says no. She points out ...more
Mar 09, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
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