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Love You Forever
Okay, I realize I'm in the minority here, and I will admit that the first time I read it I went, "Aww... she loves her baby." But then I actually thou ...more
not set
Feb 23, 2008
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2)
I don't get it. I just don't really like this series. My two kids would argue to the death with me about them, and I don't know why I don't like them, ...more
Apr 25, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
The Appeal
This book has made me angrier than any I've read in years.

Okay, first off --what is with the absolutely horrid neon orange color of the jacket back? W
Feb 05, 2008
Jan 28, 2008
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
This is the kind of book that reminds me why I am not a middle school or high school librarian. I need to be able to choose two-and-a-half stars. Ther ...more
Mar 07, 2008
Feb 28, 2008
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
When I walked into the theater to see the movie "Secretariat", I already knew Secretariat had won the Triple Crown. Still, my anxiety (and my pulse) i ...more
Jan 15, 2012
Nov 16, 2011
The Rainbow Fish
I'm all into sharing and stuff, but this little guy was basically told that he had to give away everything that made him special just so other fish wo ...more
not set
Mar 17, 2008
The Associate
**spoiler alert** I enjoyed this one quite a bit, but....

I got into the intrigue, especially once Kyle started attempting to turn the tables on Bennie
Feb 18, 2009
Jan 30, 2009
Inside Out & Back Again
Read this straight through in one evening. It repeatedly put me in mind of an outstanding teacher at my school, whose family immigrated to the United ...more
Jun 11, 2011
Mar 07, 2011
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
If you're going to read this, don't stop there. Go online and read Bill Petersen's account as well. It's only fair. And after all, "fair" is what this ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 23, 2007
I Want My Hat Back
Every once in a while I come across a new picture book that I love so much that I carry it around with me and make random people read it. I Want My Ha ...more
Nov 04, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
**spoiler alert** I don't usually read this type of book but it was Amazon's free download of the day, so I gave it a shot. It was...okay.

Summary: Ken
Jun 05, 2012
Jun 06, 2012
Each Little Bird That Sings
Can I just say how much I lovedlovedloved this book? Incredible characterization. Quirky, unique names. Heart-wrenching speeches. Wow.

Deborah Wiles ha
Jan 2005
Aug 15, 2007
Llama Llama Time to Share
Okay, here's the thing I really love about Anna Dewdney. She gets meter. She really gets it. She doesn't try to leave a syllable out or cram an extra ...more
Sep 04, 2012
Sep 05, 2012
**spoiler alert** Hmmm.... Clearly, I am in the minority where this book is concerned. And I am wondering if it's because I didn't read it with my eye ...more
not set
Sep 17, 2008
Chu's Day (Chu, #1)
Well, call me short-sighted, or ignorant, or just say I don't appreciate quality literature. Say whatever you want to, but I read this book and though ...more
Jan 20, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Reconstructing Amelia
Intriguing premise, but ultimately, I just didn't like it very much.


This portrait of Amelia was painted--and we were supposed to comp
Jun 03, 2013
Jun 05, 2013
Theodore Boone: The Abduction (Theodore Boone, #2)
Grisham is making me crazy with this book. It's like he decided to write for kids, but he doesn't actually know any kids and he just doesn't know how ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
The Hueys in the New Sweater
I am trying to figure out what I think about this one. Here's sort of the thought process I went through reading it....

Thought #1: This is like the Sn
May 29, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Big Plans
This is one ornery kid. Check out that opening spread. He's the last one in the classroom, apparently working off some after-school detention time. Hi ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2008
The timeline of a dangerous storm is depicted in illustrations that are accompanied not by a story, but only by the time of day each picture represent ...more
Sep 29, 2013
Sep 28, 2013
The Sandwich Swap
I was very pleasantly surprised by this one, as celebrity authors generally do not put out amazing literature, and Rania Al-Abdullah is, in fact, Quee ...more
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 02, 2010
A House in the Woods
This book made me happy, happy, happy. I would hand it to people then stand and wait for them to reach the page where the pigs, the moose, and the bea ...more
Jan 05, 2012
Jan 03, 2012
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Molly Lou Melon is the cutest little eensy-weensy girl you've ever seen. She needs a ladder to climb up onto her bed. Her self-confidence, however, is ...more
Jan 2003
Jan 04, 2008
Secrets at Sea
It pains me to give a book by Richard Peck only 2 stars. I think he's a wonderful writer. His Grandma Dowdel books are absolutely hilarious. So 2 star ...more
Aug 05, 2012
Jul 25, 2012
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Yes, I just read this 100-year-old story for the first time today. And:

1. Twinkleberry is a good name for a squirrel. So is Nutkin, but I was unprepar
Feb 12, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
The Bears On Hemlock Mountain
I'm trying to figure out why this won a 1953 Newbery Honor. At first I thought that 1952 must have been a very unexceptional year for children's liter ...more
May 28, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
Clementine's Letter (Clementine, #3)
You just cannot go wrong with Clementine. She is sweet, thoughtful, smart, funny (mostly without meaning to be), and thoroughly entertaining in every ...more
Apr 21, 2008
Feb 23, 2008
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever
Kids will like this one. Adults, eh. Not so much. Which is fine, because it isn't for adults, after all. But even conceding that point, there are stil ...more
not set
Nov 18, 2008
Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond between a Soldier and his Service Dog
This is an excellent book about the life of a soldier with post traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury and how his service dog helps h ...more
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
Clementine, Friend of the Week (Clementine, #4)
I. Love. Clementine.

The End.

Okay, here's a little more: Clementine is chosen as her classroom's Friend of the Week, which means her classmates are go
Aug 16, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
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