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Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (Mercy Watson #2)
One of the best aspects of the Mercy Watson books are the illustrations and the clipped sentences. The combination makes these books hilarious! In one...more
Apr 03, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Margaret Rose, shocked at having been sent away to summer camp, discovers the reason that her parents and her favorite uncles have been distant from h...more
Jul 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Moon Over Manifest
While this isn't exactly the caliber that I would generally expect from a Newbery book (especially given the number of twists that could be detected f...more
Mar 02, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, #1)
I will grant that this wasn't the most stimulating title I have read this year, but hey--it's not supposed to be! My real concern is whether or not it...more
Mar 27, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Fortunately, the Milk
What a hoot and a half this book is--a story, concocted by a father, explaining to his two young children why it took him so long to get a bottle of m...more
Apr 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1)
On Sidnie's recommendation...

So a precocious girl (Cass) and her social misfit friend (Max-Earnest) embark on an adventure to figure out an artifact f...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Harris and Me
This book rather splits the line between juveniile and YA. (Will a juvenile know what puberty is? Will a YA think it's too little kid when they make f...more
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Flat Stanley (Flat Stanley, #1)
I have to confess: I don't get the big deal. I like it because it makes AJ laugh in some spots and he wants to read it over and over, and that's fine,...more
May 21, 2014
May 22, 2014
Princess in Disguise (Mercy Watson #4)
Another giggle-your-way-through-it adventure for Mercy Watson, this time in a Halloween costume, trick-or-treating and, of course, driving Eugenia Lin...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
The Teachers Funeral
It's hard to say the age group that this is most suited for--I found it to be often funny, but I am certain that lots of kids would miss some of the h...more
May 28, 2014
May 19, 2014
Nate the Great Goes Undercover
Back to Nate's adventures, but this time, the added element of a nighttime investigation and a new sidekick: a dog named Sludge, fellow pancake addict...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
We are in a Book!
I love Mo Willems. Do I really need to say more than that? Okay, in this case, probably.
In this Elephant and Piggie book, the 4th wall is crashed as E...more
May 16, 2014
May 22, 2014
The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants, #1)
I will admit--my inner-child is amused. Especially during the comic book sequences, such as when the Inedible Hunk eats 20 folding chairs and the gym...more
Jun 18, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Mercy Watson Fights Crime (Mercy Watson #3)
I positively love this book. Mercy, ever on the quest for food, accidentally catches a wannabe-cowboy burgler when he makes the mistake of trying to s...more
Apr 07, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson #1)
Outstanding fun, Mercy has one mode: happy. The world can literally fall apart around her, but she continues to focus on the good stuff (like toast wi...more
Mar 31, 2014
Apr 01, 2014
Nate the Great
Evoking the most hard-boiled noir detective you can imagine in the second grade, this book is a riot! AJ giggles when I read it in my Guy Noir voice a...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
When You Reach Me
As unexpectedly awesome as can possibly be!

I was putting nothing together in this book until all of a sudden the end came, and all the pieces tied in...more
Jan 2010
Jan 12, 2011
Island of the Blue Dolphins (Island of the Blue Dolphins, #1)
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Nov 03, 2011
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