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The Last Time I Saw You
3.30
liked it
So it was very easy to read. But I have to tell you that if I ever read that book before attending any of my reunions, I would have been scared to go! ...more
Jul 02, 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy, #2)
4.09
really liked it
What a powerful story. I was eleven in 1964 and lived in Southern California. I feel like I lived a sheltered life compared to Sunny, the main charact ...more
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 12, 2014
 
Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-On Guide
4.14
it was amazing
Loved this book. Very practical ideas for honing the art of haiku. I did my own book study this summer with it. Reflected on my reading each week at C ...more
Aug 2009
Sep 06, 2009
 
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Philadelphia Selection:book 1
3.79
liked it
I was a little burned out of the memoir genre when I read this.
Apr 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
The Year of Magical Thinking
3.86
really liked it
Wow. I had a different picture about this book before I began reading. I knew that it was about the death of her husband. But I thought it was about h ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 06, 2007
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
really liked it
Loved Jacob and was hoping for a different outcome. But then we wouldn't have two more books to read, would we? Great fun for summer reading. On to fi ...more
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 12, 2009
 
Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope
3.67
liked it
I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when HarperCollins sent Ana's Story by Jenna Bush for review. I took it with me to read at the annual co ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 06, 2007
 
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
3.97
really liked it
Another Allen book that I consumed in a day. Ia great book for taking a break from reading heavier tomes.
not set
Jun 24, 2012
 
Boys without Names
3.92
really liked it
I love books about children in other cultures tbat show perseverance. I could barely put it down.
not set
Aug 25, 2013
 
The Help
4.45
liked it
It was good. I wonder how the story would have read if actually written by on of the help.
Apr 2010
Jun 21, 2010
 
Firefly Lane (Firefly Lane, #1)
4.04
liked it
The decades, the music and looking at the longevity of friendships made it a great beach read. Good summer escape.
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
 
Operation Yes
3.77
it was amazing
I cannot wait to tell teachers about this book. What a great way to begin a school year!
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 19, 2009
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.57
liked it
I loved that it takes place in the PNW. Fun, easy read.
May 2008
Sep 07, 2009
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)
3.80
it was amazing
A favorite childhood book.
not set
Feb 14, 2012
 
Double Identity
4.01
really liked it
Fifth graders at my school have eaten up Haddix's "Among the..." series. I believe this will be a hit for them as well. Bethany is approaching thirtee ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 03, 2007
 
The Thirteenth Tale
3.95
really liked it
Fabulous read. Could barely put it down.
not set
Aug 03, 2009
 
A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray
4.18
really liked it
I put off reading this book for a long time. I have a difficult time reading animal stories. And the premise of this book seemd so sad.
Martin has done
...more
Sep 2007
Aug 23, 2007
 
Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)
4.01
really liked it
This is on our readers' choice contest lists. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Loved the idea of the 'quarry talk" and that education was important.also ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 23, 2007
 
The Glass Castle
4.23
really liked it
I started this book last winter on the recommendation of my daughter. I put it down. So depressing. Then towrd the end of school, two of my colleagues ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 07, 2007
 
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, #1)
4.00
liked it
Anyone who loves fairy tales is going to love this book. I really liked the appendix in the back, the author's note, and loads of resources. I probabl ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
Whales on Stilts: M. T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales
3.62
liked it
What a zany sense of humor. A fourth grade teacher tried reading it aloud but found the class had a hard time following. It seems to be a better read ...more
Apr 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew--Three Women Search for Understanding
3.75
really liked it
Loved this book.
Jan 11, 2014
Dec 17, 2013
 
Chicken Boy
3.62
really liked it
While I have two of her other books, this is the first book of Frances O'Roark Dowell that I have read. It was a page turner and I think my fifth grad ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
The Year of Billy Miller
3.78
really liked it
I lobed Billy and his family. I hope Henkes will be adding on to this character with more adventures.
Aug 17, 2014
Aug 17, 2014
 
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out
4.04
really liked it
I found this book at a New AGe bookstore of all places. I like the "secret tools" that Fletcher talks about in this book. It will be useful with my po ...more
Jul 2007
Aug 07, 2007
 
Stumptown Kid
3.97
really liked it
Should make a great read a loud. A glimpse into the past about race relations, baseball, and prejudice. It seems that there is much to discuss.
Nov 2007
Nov 07, 2007
 
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time, #1)
3.81
really liked it
Wow. Take a step back into time. I was there through reading this book. On the OERCA (Our Evergreen Readers' Choice Award) list for 2008.
May 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
3.82
it was amazing
What a great read. I was taken back to high school with Brande's book. I cannot wait to see the darwin exhibit this weekend n Chicago.
Sep 2007
Sep 12, 2007
 
The Story of Ferdinand
4.35
it was amazing
I read this for the Jump Start Day activities. Kids liked it. Can talk about it is okay to be different than the rest.
Sep 2007
Oct 01, 2007
 
Listening for Lions
4.02
it was amazing
On the OERCA (Our Evergreen Readers' Choice Award) list for 2008. didn't think I woudl like it but ending up loving it.
Jun 2007
Jul 31, 2007
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