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Being Frank
Teaches a good lesson, that it isn't always necessary to speak your every thought.
Dec 2013
Dec 01, 2013
Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
This is the fifth and last book in the Parasol Protectorate series. I would have to say that this one is my favorite next to Soulless, the first book. ...more
Mar 31, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Ghost Story (The Dresden Files,  #13)
(spoiler alert) Those of us following the Harry Dresden series knew he couldn't REALLY be dead. Well, not for long. We love him too much, right? And h ...more
Oct 23, 2011
Nov 03, 2011
Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)
MUCH better than the last three or four of these have been! This episode hearkens back to the first few books, with funnier vignettes of Burg life. Ev ...more
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
Secrets at Sea
Absolutely delightful. This new book by Richard Peck, which I have read before, is wonderfully written and illustrated. The language is so descriptive ...more
Nov 27, 2011
Nov 27, 2011
The Grand Tour (Cecilia and Kate, #2)
The sequel to Sorcery and Cecilia, this book takes place after the weddings of the characters in the last book, and occurs as they unravel a mystery o ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Zombies Hate Stuff
This adult comedy book is basically a picture book of single-page drawings. The selection of things zombies hate is fairly random, which adds to the h ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
A Season of Gifts (A Long Way from Chicago, #3)
This book is a "companion book" to A Year Down Yonder and A Long Way From Chicago, which won a Newbery and a Newbery Honor. A Season of Gifts takes pl ...more
Nov 26, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1)
This is a great book. I think this book has quite a few elements that would appeal to both boys and girls, and also to reluctant readers. The book is ...more
Dec 23, 2011
Dec 23, 2011
Once Upon a Banana
This is a literal picture book with no text at all. The pictures are delightful, following the exploits of a little monkey, and the chain of events he ...more
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 16, 2012
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)
After reading Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest series, I was eager to see what else she had written, and this book did not disappoint. In fact, it co ...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #4)
This last book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles is as delightful as the others. I love the cranky fire witch, Shiara, but my favorite character is S ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Dec 26, 2011
Clever, surprising, often laugh-out-loud funny -this book is an absolute must-read for fans of the original Star Trek series. The title is a reference ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #2)
The second book in the Enchanted Forest series by Patricia Wrede is nearly as good as the first. Cimorene reappears, as does the King of the Enchanted ...more
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Dec 01, 2011
The Mislaid Magician: or Ten Years After (Cecelia and Kate, #3)
Third and last in the series, The Mislaid Magician revisits Kate and Thomas, and Cecy and James, ten years after their honeymoon journey. Add to the o ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
The Fault in Our Stars
I was prepared to hate this book. It's about a girl who has cancer - it has to be horrible, right? Our library does a Mock Prinz award, and this was o ...more
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Decided I wanted to read this book before I saw the movie(which is based on the stage play, which is based on the book.)The book is really, really fun ...more
Jul 22, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
The Recently Deflowered Girl
Okay, really - four stars because of the title, which is awesome in its inappropriateness. I wanted to read this book because it was illustrated by Ed ...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Cold Cereal
Cold cereal is filled with action, puzzles, mythical creatures, and humor. What's not to love about an evil breakfast cereal company trying to take ov ...more
Sep 21, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Richard Peck's newest is delightful. I loved the time period (Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee). One of the things I like most about Peck's writing is ...more
Jul 24, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Fancy Nancy
Loved this book! Fancy Nancy has two things going for it: the main character, Nancy herself, is delightful. She is someone many little girls (and thei ...more
Dec 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Parts of this book were absolutely, laugh-out-loud funny. I enjoyed the book, but I felt cast adrift at the end - there didn't really seem to be any c ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Calling on Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, #3)
I didn't feel the story was quite as good as the story in the first two books, but on the other hand, Morwen's cats play a prominent role, and there's ...more
Dec 08, 2011
Dec 09, 2011
Prudence Wants a Pet
Prudence wants a pet is very clever. Prudence's parents have reasons why they don't want a pet, so Prudence makes do with a string of "pets". The illu ...more
Jun 07, 2012
Jun 07, 2012
Zombie Baseball Beatdown
I love this author, and I really enjoyed this book, but I didn't find it quite as compelling as Ship Breaker or The Drowned Cities. I think the reason ...more
Sep 16, 2013
Sep 18, 2013
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Although Mo Willems' illustrations are as delightful as ever in this book, I didn't think the prose was as good as in the Bus, Hot Dog, Puppy and Stay ...more
Jun 28, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Cherise the Niece
Cherise the Niece reminded me of Edward Gorey. This is a picture book for adults, with illustrations that are both dark and hilarious. The author/illu ...more
Sep 07, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Monsters Eat Whiny Children
I do so love a cautionary tale. This is a good one, wherein two whiny children are taken away by monsters but manage to escape in the end. The picture ...more
Jul 12, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
The Treble Wore Trouble
If you haven't read any of the liturgical mysteries by Mark Schweizer, you are in for a treat. They are really funny, and contain wonderful portrayals ...more
Jul 03, 2013
Jul 05, 2013
Chloe and the Lion
A clever, unexpected story has the author and illustrator interacting with both the reader and their own main character. This book is quirky and unusu ...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
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