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Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, #1)
I learned very quickly that I have a great deal in common with Tacy. I'm extremely curious how her character will progress through the rest of the ser...more
Oct 03, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
The One and Only Ivan
When I saw The One and Only Ivan at another blog with high praise, and the fact that it's narrated by a gorilla, I knew it was a book I wanted to read...more
Jan 10, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Green Philanthropy for Families: 160 Simple Earth Honoring Gifts, Actions, Activities and Projects
There is a wealth of information in Green Philantrophy for Families! I highly recommend it for all families! It is full of helpful website addresses,...more
Aug 09, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
The Storyteller
This book is told in comic book style. I’m not typically a comic book reading kind of person, but something about this one pulled my interest. It’s ap...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 10, 2013
My knowledge of Columbus wasn't very great before reading this book. It's been a few years since I've been in school, to say the least. I learned more...more
Feb 20, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
I think this is the most unique reading experience I've ever had. Wonderstruck is just a lovely book!

I was debating whether or not to review this boo...more
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Amazing Adventures, Creative Connections, and Daring Deeds: 40 Ideas That Put Feet to Your Family's Faith
I’m so glad that I got to review this book, because this is definitely one that will be used in our family in the years to come!
I think it would be g...more
Jul 08, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
Stella is a 12 year old girl living with her aunt, Louise. Her mother is off "finding herself", and doesn't have time to raise her little girl. Living...more
not set
Jul 11, 2012
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
**spoiler alert** Sideways Stories from Wayside School has to be the biggest bunch of nonsense I think I've ever read! I really liked this series as a...more
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
The Gospel Story Bible
I really feel like the author has taken great care in summarizing the Bible stories without adding, taking away, or changing important details. I won'...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 27, 2012
Me and the Pumpkin Queen
I think it was an attempt to hang on to the last of Fall(read in November). Doesn't that cover just look Fall-y? And, I've grown to think very highly...more
Nov 19, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
Triple Dog Dare: One Year of Dynamic Devotions for Boys
I think Triple Dog Dare is a really cute devotional book! Now, if the intended audience for it were to read the word "cute", they'd probably pass righ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 05, 2011
101 Bible Adventures: The Ultimate Quest for Truth!
101 Bible Adventures is a bit different than what I expected, but I don't guess that's a bad thing. I thought there to be "adventures" with the devoti...more
Feb 03, 2012
Feb 03, 2012
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3)
When I first started reading Voyage of the Dawn Treader, it wasn't looking very promising. I was a little bored. Sorry!! ;) It did pick up, though, an...more
Jul 25, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 The Fire Horse Girl
I'm not the best at reading descriptions before I pick up a book. I judged this one based on its cover, which isn't unusual for me, sadly! I thought i...more
Jan 26, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
This was a really cute little mystery! There's even a pie recipe at the beginning of each chapter, which had me wanting to make pies the whole time I...more
not set
Dec 11, 2012
The Hunter's Moon (The Chronicles of Faerie, #1)
Positives: This story is set in Ireland, so there’s lots of new words. There’s a dictionary in the back of the book, though, so that definitely helps....more
not set
Jun 05, 2010
Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)
Harriet Manners is a fifteen year old genius....otherwise known as a "geek". She knows all sorts of useless information, and uses them as "comebacks"...more
Feb 04, 2013
Jan 25, 2013
The Friendship Doll
This book is based on actual events and people. Most of it is purely fiction, though. I think Amazon's description sums the story up pretty well:

"I a...more
Jun 07, 2011
May 26, 2011
The Action Bible Devotional: 52 Weeks of God-Inspired Adventure
Let me just tell you right off the bat that I loved these books so much, I've already ordered The Action Bible! My hands are just itching in excitemen...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
Tuesdays at the Castle (Castle Glower #1)
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed when I realized this was a young reader's book. I know that I should have known from the cover, but I just th...more
Oct 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana
**I read the first 2 books before writing any of my thoughts down, so I decided to just do a combination post for both of them. My thoughts were prett...more
May 2013
May 23, 2013
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Great Bear Rainforest
**I read the first two books before writing any of my thoughts down, so I decided to just do a combination post for both of them. My thoughts were pre...more
May 2013
May 23, 2013
Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy, #2)
Betsy-Tacy and Tib is by far my favorite of the first three books! There were two stories in this book that really made me laugh! They were just so in...more
Oct 09, 2011
Oct 19, 2011
Under a Fairy Moon
Addy is a fourteen year old girl who thinks her neighbor, Mrs. Tavish, might be a witch. Despite this, she enjoys spending time in Mrs. Tavish's garde...more
Aug 06, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
How to Catch a Bogle (Bogle #1)
Quick Thoughts: A big dose of Ghostbusters + little dose of Sherlock Holmes + 1870s London, England = one of my favorite books of the year!

Full Thoug...more
Oct 13, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
The Vine Basket
Mehrigul is a Uyghur(WEEgur) girl. She lives in a place where young girls are sent to work in factories if they don't attend school. When those girls...more
May 12, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls, #1)
I think it's great that middle grade readers have the opportunity to get in on the dystopian craze like everyone else. I had fun reading this book. It...more
not set
Dec 11, 2012
The Fellowship for Alien Detection
3.5 stars

I found The Fellowship for Alien Detection to be an enjoyable read! In all of my reading through the years I can't remember one of them being...more
Jun 17, 2013
May 18, 2013
Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic, #3)
These books are just precious! They are amongst the cutest books I've ever read!

I didn't realize until I was well into the first book that these are...more
Aug 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
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