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Let It Snow
This is a cupcake made from a boxed mix: it's light and fluffy and sweet, and tastes so delicious when you're eating it that it's not until you swallo...more
Jan 2010
Jan 14, 2010
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
Totally worth the buzz. A little irked that I can't go right into the next book (boring logistics with ipods, days off, and traveling) because I'm com...more
Dec 2010
Nov 30, 2010
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
[June 2012]
I remember this being more exciting, more gripping, more ... compelling, maybe. Instead it's another round of Whiny Katniss with her backup...more
Aug 2010
Jan 07, 2010
Anax is standing before a panel of examiners, the three people who will decide her fate: will she be admitted to the Academy? Is her knowledge and und...more
Jan 2010
Jan 04, 2010
Right From Birth: Building Your Child's Foundation For Life
There isn't going to be a single parenting book I find that lights my world on fire.

This one has a lot of good information about shaping your kid's s...more
May 2010
May 17, 2010
I'm a sucker for dystopian lit, even though stand-outs are few and far between. At some level, so many of them are the same. As I read through this on...more
Jun 2010
Jun 09, 2010
Vixen (Flappers, #1)
17-year-old Gloria has it all: she's a wealthy Chicago socialite engaged to Harvard-graduate and most-eligible-bachelor Sebastian, despite their impen...more
Dec 2010
Dec 09, 2010
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't As Scary
Sometimes a collection of short stories is all over the place: fantasy butting up against realistic fiction rubbing elbows with mysteries. This collec...more
Jan 2010
Jan 03, 2010
Your Baby's First Year: Week By Week (Your Pregnancy Series)
A lot of broad information with some specifics of what's going on, developmentally, each week, which can be useful when you're watching the baby thras...more
Jan 2010
May 17, 2010
Dunces Anonymous
Josh has a big problem: the election for Class President is tomorrow, and he's all but guaranteed to win. His mom would be thrilled, but there's not m...more
Jan 2010
Jan 29, 2010
The Middle of Everywhere
Noah has recently moved from Montreal to George River, in Quebec's Far North, to spend a school term with his father in the isolated Inuit community....more
Jan 2010
Jan 24, 2010
An Off Year
After years of good grades and preparation, Cecily stands outside the door to her freshman dorm room--and promptly turns around to go home. What happe...more
Jan 2010
Jan 28, 2010
This Means War!
Fifth-graders Juliet and Lowell have been best friends for years--but suddenly he'd rather hang out with the guys and pretend Juliet doesn't exist. Ju...more
Nov 2010
Nov 04, 2010
The Dragon Players (Knights Of The Lunch Table, #2)
Artie and his friends are back for a second adventure in the halls of Camelot Middle School! This time, Dragon Day is upon them, with its charity auct...more
Jan 2010
Jan 19, 2010
Monkeys and Dog Days
Pete and Max want a dog, so their parents bring home a book about the work involved in owning a pet. After considering all the chores a puppy brings,...more
Apr 2010
Apr 05, 2010
Baby-led Weaning: Helping Your Baby to Love Good Food
The puree ship had already sailed by the time I got this book , but it still has a lot of useful information to it about starting solids, how babies t...more
Oct 2010
Oct 13, 2010
No rating because my reaction is... complicated.

I've never read Sarah Dessen before, and I'm impressed with so much of this book. I like that what see...more
Nov 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Guess Again!

In this hilariously demented picture book, Barnett presents a series of rhymes encouraging children to guess who or what is hiding behind Rex's illust...more
Apr 2010
May 01, 2010
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
Scott Hudson has it all--as long as "all" includes bullies, a ton of homework, too many extra-curriculars, a crush on a girl who barely notices him, a...more
Aug 2010
Aug 03, 2010
Probably Hartnett's best to date. Her usual lyricism is well-demonstrated here, but more than just her beautiful writing style, her main character, Pl...more
Aug 2010
Aug 26, 2010
Honey Bees: Letters From the Hive
Far more than "bee vomit," honey secured its place in human history very early on. From prehistoric cave paintings depicting honey-gathering straight...more
Aug 2010
Aug 17, 2010
Bunny Drop 1 (Bunny Drop, #1)
When Daikichi takes some time away from his desk-jockey sales job to attend his grandfather's funeral, the last thing he expects to come home with is...more
Aug 2010
Aug 17, 2010
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay (Bloody Jack, #8)
I'm giving this 4 stars because I do still love this series, and I love Jacky as a character--she's impulsive, and her adventures are exciting, often-...more
Sep 2010
Sep 13, 2010
Going Bovine
I gotta say, I don't entirely know why more people don't absolutely love this book. And I really don't understand the people who say it's boring. It's...more
Jan 2010
Jan 18, 2010
Food Fight: A Graphic Guide Adventure (Graphic Guides)
I'm totally in love with this series from Orca. Educational without being didactic--the explanations are organic to the plot and flow seamlessly in th...more
Sep 2010
Sep 02, 2010
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin
Outsider kid goes to a new school, reluctantly makes friends with another outsider kid, gets picked on by popular kids, popular kid dies on a field tr...more
Jun 2010
Jul 16, 2010
Beatle Meets Destiny
Australian high school senior Beatle (real name: John Lennon. Really.) is superstitious enough that he heads for home early on Friday the 13th--taking...more
Aug 2010
Aug 02, 2010
With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child (With the Light, #7)
Still loving this heartfelt series. Hikaru is in junior high now and hitting puberty--leading to more, uh, "learning opportunities" for his mother to...more
Dec 2010
Dec 11, 2010
The Unnamed
Tim walks. For no discernible reason, he walks. He's taken by the compulsion to walk, to keep going, to not break stride for any reason--it doesn't ma...more
Nov 2010
Nov 21, 2010
The Girl in the Arena
I'm halfway through this and I've been reading it forever. For something that so clearly wants to be the next Hunger Games, it's horribly slow and un-...more
Apr 2010
Apr 15, 2010
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