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11 Birthdays (Willow Falls, #1)
4.15
Groundhog Day for kids, but not as well-done or philosophical. I reviewed this one for grad school, and while this review is a little more harsh than...more
Nov 30, 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
Rules
3.95
A book talk from grad school:

Twelve-year-old Catherine is full of rules for her autistic brother David to follow – rules about how to eat, how to inte...more
Nov 20, 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet
3.50
A solid start to the series, but it does like Salisbury is working too hard as he juggles the introduction of characters, setting, and multiple plotli...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)
3.91
Enjoyable fantasy with steampunky elements; I enjoyed the conceit that industry is powered by magic in the land of Wellmet, with urban decline explain...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 11, 2011
 
Well Witched
3.68
Wow. The most ambitious children's book I have read in a while, and the most successful at meeting those ambitions. Hardinge skillfully blends a sense...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
 
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles, #1)
4.08
This is the first book in ages for which I've been motivated to write a full review! First of all, I can't believe I didn't read this as a kid -- I wo...more
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
The Higher Power of Lucky (The Hard Pan Trilogy, #1)
3.54
A book talk from grad school:

Lucky Trimble has not experienced a lot of luck in her ten years. She has never met her dad, who left before she was born...more
Nov 20, 2009
Aug 15, 2011
 
Missing on Superstition Mountain (Missing on Superstition Mountain, #1)
3.47
**spoiler alert** I wanted to like this more than I did, but I did not find the setting, the characters, or the central mystery as compelling as I did...more
Aug 06, 2011
Aug 06, 2011
 
Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius
3.69
Very cute early-ish chapter book, perfect for second grade. Our narrator, Alex, is a scientific genius who has figured out how to make a spaceship out...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
 
Sugar and Ice
4.14
Claire is a 7th grader who lives in a small town on the U.S./Canada border, who seems more than usually responsible and kind, with her willingness to...more
Aug 09, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
 
Captain Nobody
3.83
Fourth grader Newt Newman has always felt like a nobody in comparison to his older brother Chris, a football hero in their small town. When Chris is i...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
 
Palace Beautiful
3.93
Sadie moves to Salt Lake City from Houston and finds a journal in the attic that belongs to Helen, a girl who lived in the same house during the flu p...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
3.58
What fun! Tia Lola, who raised Mami in the Dominican Republic, has moved to Vermont to help Mami raise Juanita and Miguel after a divorce. Tia Lola's...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
 
Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)
3.97
A great one to re-read as an adult to fully appreciate Fitzhugh's language and characterizations. I can't believe that I have to classify this as hist...more
Jan 1986
Jul 14, 2011
 
The Thing About Luck
3.64
OK, so the descriptions of how combines work and how the wheat is harvested were sometimes a little overdone, but that is a small complaint. I fell in...more
Nov 24, 2013
Nov 26, 2013
 
Anastasia Krupnik (Anastasia Krupnik, #1)
3.92
I absolutely loved Anastasia as a kid and re-reading the books as an adult is even more fun as I get some of the more sly humor. I aspire to be like A...more
Jan 1987
Jul 14, 2011
 
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
4.21
A likable main character (the orphan Sage, full of integrity and courage) and a suspenseful premise (which orphan will be chosen to impersonate the mi...more
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
 
The Night Gardener
4.09
One sentence review: A sense of menace pervades this finely composed and beautifully paced Victorian ghost story from the very first pages, when well-...more
Jun 25, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
 
West of the Moon
3.71
Preus gives the classic orphan-in-dire-straits tale a folkloric spin in mid-1800s Norway, as abandoned siblings Astri and Greta try to make their way...more
Jul 15, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
 
The Sign of the Beaver
3.69
None
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
 
Shakespeare's Secret
3.86
None
Mar 2010
Aug 06, 2011
 
Arabel and Mortimer (Arabel and Mortimer, #4-6)
4.26
None
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Reluctant Dragon
3.96
None
Aug 13, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
 
The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2)
4.00
None
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
 
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters
4.12
None
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 27, 2011
 
Sparrow Road
3.90
None
Nov 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
The Trouble with May Amelia (May Amelia, #2)
3.92
None
Nov 2011
Dec 10, 2011
 
Breadcrumbs
3.75
None
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
 
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
3.96
None
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
Pie
3.97
None
Dec 21, 2011
Feb 22, 2012
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