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Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl
Just as fabulous as the first one. Quick, enjoyable read, that I completely related to.

Middle school was so awful! The memories...
Sep 14, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
I fell completely head over heels for Sway, Amber McRee Turner's writing, Casstanea, the Nordenhauers, MB McClean, and the heartbreaking, wondrous, an ...more
Jan 22, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
This is the first book I read aloud to my students every year, and every year they get hooked on reading. This is such a great book. It will never get ...more
Sep 16, 2011
Nov 06, 2009
I adored Owen. I absolutely loved his voice and honesty and the twists threaded throughout the plot. Not just a fun story, but also leaves a few subtl ...more
Apr 28, 2012
Nov 14, 2010
Liar & Spy
I really, really enjoyed this book.

First of all, Georges' voice is powerful. He is such a solid character that I feel like he is a student of mine, m
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 21, 2012
We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I love how it is told by the point of view of the snake and how it adds lots of factual information about the ...more
May 29, 2011
May 28, 2011
The Loser List

So with all they hype of the Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries books it's hard to sell me on unoriginal "copies" of the originals.

The Loser List is jus
Apr 06, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
Wow. I absolutely loved this book. To be able to get inside the mind of someone that most of society doesn't seem to understand helps me not only as a ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Storm Runners
I'm really hoping that this might be good enough to be a new read aloud. Night of the Twisters has always been a class favorite, but I could use a rep ...more
Apr 08, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
Man, I don't even know where to begin with this book. I can't tell you how many times my heart squeezed in pain for Auggie. But not only him. Because ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book (Origami Yoda #2)
Really enjoyed the first book, and this one was not a let down. The characters are still the same quirky ones, but are faced with Darth Paper trying t ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Sep 01, 2011
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)
Okay, so I had a fabulous student bring me 2 copies of this bok to add to my classroom library, and I just HAD to read it before I added both in.

I hav
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010
Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #6)
I almost hate to admit it, but I just love these books! Jeff Kinney did a good job keeping the momentum running on the series, and came up with some g ...more
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Each Little Bird that Sings
I thought that this was a sweet story with very strong writing in it. I have several students that I think will love this book. I really enjoyed the m ...more
Jan 16, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star (Dork Diaries, #3)
This series is such a fun one, very reminiscent of my middle school years which is why I think I enjoy reading them so much! And I know a few girls in ...more
Oct 02, 2011
Oct 02, 2011
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1)
I REALLY enjoyed this book! It was a lot of fun and I could totally picture some of these goofy boys acting like that!

I have quite a few boys I hope
Aug 22, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)
Okay, so I have finally joined the ranks of the I-read-the-Wimpy-Kid-series. I have to say that I enjoyed the first book the most, mainly because of t ...more
Aug 02, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
Meh. It was okay, but not the best out of the series.
Aug 2010
Jul 31, 2010
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries, #1)
Totally loved this book.

And not because I felt like I was reliving some of my worst nightmares (AKA middle school) all over again.



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Sep 08, 2010
The Willoughbys

I heart Lois Lowry. For so many reasons. She is such an inspiration and amazing writer.

And this book is SO far from her other books it makes me
Feb 09, 2011
Nov 06, 2009
Dork Diaries (Dork Diaries, #1)
This book was super cute. I really enjoyed it. I was afraid that it was going to have a rip-off feel to it from being too much like Diary of a Wimpy K ...more
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl (Dork Diaries, #2)
This was a great sequel to the first one. I honestly love the voice this character has and the author continued to give me horrific flashbacks to my j ...more
Sep 15, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
How to Eat Fried Worms
This is a fun book that I used to read as a read aloud, but now use in small groups with my students as a novel study/lit circle book. The kids really ...more
May 27, 2011
Nov 06, 2009
Wild Things
This was a good book, the main character, Zoe is likeable and extremely witty. The story moved along a little slow at times and so I don't think I am ...more
Nov 03, 2010
Dec 28, 2009
The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester
This is a cute/sweet MG story with a fairly simple plot. I have a few students I would definitely recommend this book to - probably some of my more re ...more
Apr 03, 2011
Jan 19, 2011
Out of My Mind
I absolutely adored this book. From the words, the writing, to Melody. I savored every second of it. Beautiful in every sense of what writing should b ...more
Feb 14, 2011
Jul 09, 2010
The SOS File
These are cute short stories that would be great to read at the beginning of the year to the kiddos to show them what a great personal narrative sound ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jul 05, 2010
The 6th grade nickname game
Cute book in which I think I will have some boys that will enjoy reading. Quick fun read.
Jan 26, 2011
Jul 05, 2010
The One and Only Ivan
I loved every second of this book! Review to come...
Apr 26, 2012
Jan 28, 2012
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
Dec 29, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
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