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Al Capone Shines My Shoes (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #2)
This is a great example of an interesting atypical work of historical fiction. Moose lives on Alcatraz Island. This provides a unique setting. I reall ...more
Nov 14, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
Plot synopses are easy to come by, so let me just explain Countdown (a great children's book) in ten words or less: Franny is 12 in 1962, changes are ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 13, 2011
Falling In
In a classic childen's fantasy set-up, Isbaelle Bean falls into another world by opening a door. She's cute, quirky, and lacks friends in her real wor ...more
Sep 04, 2010
Oct 16, 2010
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
This is a well-done children's biography on the Darwin family. Though the focus is primarily on Charles Darwin, his wife Emma gets a large section of ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Nov 25, 2010
The Long-Distance Dispatch Between Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang
Julie and Lydia are best friends who about to enter middle school, and they are determined to enter the year strong and be POPULAR. But when Lydia is ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 21, 2011
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is a cute, quick, doodle-heavy read that is great for the eight to twelve range. Origami Yoda may give great advice, ...more
Apr 15, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
Two sassy teens with snappy dialogue are descended from the Egyptians Pharaohs and end up getting possessed by the Egyptian pantheon (which leads to a ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 21, 2010
The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne Saves the Day (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels, #3)
I loved the series as a child, and thought I would give the new graphic novels a try. It's very similar to the actual books, but the comic drawings gi ...more
Nov 22, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
This book was so engaging! It covers a ten-year-old girl with Asperger's who just can't connect to other people. Her older brother used to help her le ...more
Nov 27, 2010
Nov 27, 2010
Cuando Tía Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse
How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay is the story of ten-year-old Miguel Guzman. Stuck in Vermont with no friends after his parents divorce, Miguel is unha ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Fever Crumb (Fever Crumb, #1)
Fever Crumb is set in a teen book futuristic world where resources and technology is scarce. So I am already predisposed to liking it! I really liked ...more
Dec 05, 2010
May 30, 2010
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