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I loved this book. I loved August’s strength. I loved his sister’s honesty, even if not spoken directly to August. I loved his friends and their suppo ...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
I have read several biographies on Frederick Douglass before. I have always been fascinated with his life story. However, I have never read a kid’s bo ...more
Apr 12, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
Librarian's Night Before Christmas
Truly amazing! Great humor and very entertaining. I believe being a librarian myself enhanced my enjoyment of this book; however any book lover will e ...more
Dec 24, 2013
Dec 30, 2013
The Mostly True Story of Jack
This book is for fans of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Tweens will be attracted to the premise of Jack’s story because it is mysterious and the k ...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1)
This book was recommended to me by a co-worker after hearing how much I loved Unwind by Neal Shusterman. I agree that this is a great version for youn ...more
not set
Jan 14, 2014
Little House in the Big Woods (Little House, #1)
This is one of those series that every little girl is supposed to read (and love) during their childhood. I never did! So I decided I should see what ...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 05, 2014
Scary Stories: The Complete 3-book Audio Collection
I expected much better. Schwartz is very well known for his Scary Stories Collection, but I am not sure why they are so popular. I realize they are wr ...more
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 20, 2014
Battling Boy
This is not my type of graphic novel. I will admit that I have been enjoying them more than before, however like books a reader must find their genre. ...more
Mar 05, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
Dead End in Norvelt
I am still reading (listening) to this book. So far I a enjoying it. I am at the beginning of CD 4 out of 6. It is the first audiobook I have listened ...more
May 17, 2012
May 09, 2012
Odd and the Frost Giants
I have learned that I either love or hate Gaiman's stories. The ones that are all fantasy I can't get into as much as I would like. My favorites of hi ...more
Oct 03, 2014
Oct 02, 2014
Anne Frank
I have been into reading biographical graphic novels, so I was excited when I saw this one come across my desk. I loved the Diary of Anne Frank and th ...more
Apr 04, 2014
Apr 04, 2014
The Graveyard Book
This book more than deserved the Newbery Award. I have learned in my library classes and through working as a librarian that many Newbery winners go u ...more
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 12, 2013
I think this is one of those books that needs to be read when you are the same age as the protagonists. While I do remember the drama of my own junior ...more
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013
And Tango Makes Three
I did enjoy this book and read it with my 5 year old son. The whole idea of the male penguins being gay went over his head. He did understand that the ...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 21, 2012
This coming-of-age YA graphic novel is based off of the author’s 6th grade experience when she had to get braces. It is a terrifically illustrated and ...more
May 2013
May 04, 2013
The Summer I Learned to Fly
A coming-of-age story that is truly remarkable, funny and sad at the same time. Drew doesn’t have many friends, but she does have three names, a pet r ...more
Oct 16, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Saving Sky
This futurist post-911 story is powerful and unbelievably realistic that you will want to stock up your shelves with food and water. For Sky, her fami ...more
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Same Sun Here
Told completely through an exchange of letters between a boy from Kentucky and an Indian immigrant living in New York City, this story will have you l ...more
Nov 13, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Out of My Mind
4.5 stars

Having Cerebral Palsy (CP) myself (although very minor – nothing like Melody) I have always enjoyed books about CP and other physical disabil
May 07, 2014
Mar 28, 2012
Although very well written, I felt the story was a little boring and would not hold the interest of the intended age group. I did enjoy the historical ...more
Jan 10, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Walk Two Moons
Salamanca “Sal” Tree Hiddle travels with her grandparents from Ohio to Idaho to visit her mother’s grave. Throughout her journey, she learns a lot abo ...more
Nov 13, 2014
Sep 17, 2011
Less Than Half, More Than Whole
This book was just OK. I think it has the potential of confusing kids even more on the concept of partial races. One example is there are 3 boys and i ...more
May 02, 2012
May 02, 2012
The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman
This was a cute story about a special homework assignment, a secret in a teacher’s past, and a school music competition. This book has just enough ang ...more
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
The Courage of Sarah Noble
An 8 year old girl travels with her dad to build a house for the family. She is brought along to cook for him, but left alone all day. Then when he go ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 25, 2012
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
This story is narrated by a 13 year old boy, Steven, during the period of time when his family discovers that his 4 year old cuter than cute brother, ...more
Jan 09, 2014
Dec 13, 2013
Here Lies the Librarian
This book was a disappointment - I did not find the characters quirky or the story an offbeat, deliciously wicked comedy as stated in the summary. I a ...more
Jan 16, 2014
Dec 30, 2013
The Three Pigs
Obviously, David Wiesner is a true illustrator and author. I especially throughly enjoyed this book because I have always been fond of stories that in ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
This book is amazing and since it happened in 1974 it could have been written before Sept. 11. I am surprised it was not and perhaps another story of ...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 05, 2012
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
3.5 stars

This was a reread from my childhood. I didn't remember much about the story, but I know I enjoyed it. I love the idea of running away and sta
May 24, 2014
Sep 25, 2011
Redneck Night Before Christmas
I did not enjoy this storybook as much as Librarian's Night before Christmas (although I may be a bit biased). I expected this one to be a lot funnier ...more
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Dec 30, 2013
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