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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
3.85
did not like it
Well this book was misleading. I thought it was the story of Dewey, the cat that lived in the library (as the title leads you to believe). This is mos ...more
Feb 2009
Sep 25, 2008
 
The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir
4.05
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This is one of the best books I've read all year. I didn't want to put it down and read it every waking minute I could.

I first learn
...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
Wishful Drinking
3.69
really liked it
Hilarious. That's the one word I would use to describe this book. I've been on a kick within the last year or so of reading biographies and I'm so gla ...more
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
 
Young Zeus
3.70
liked it
This is a great book for fans of mythology. I can see little kids seeing their older siblings reading The Lightning Thief series and wanting to read s ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work
3.72
really liked it
This book just convinced me even more that I need to be Tim Gunn's best friend. Need.

Fabulous book. I bought it without reading it first, and I'm so g
...more
Sep 23, 2010
Sep 19, 2010
 
How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations
3.63
really liked it
This book is hilarious, yet filled with TONS of helpful information! I've watched enough "I Shouldn't Be Alive" to know what NOT to do in certain situ ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 17, 2011
 
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
3.80
really liked it
I can't help it. My guilty pleasure when it comes to books are celebrity biographies and memoirs. And this was the perfect book in that category. It w ...more
Sep 20, 2009
Sep 17, 2009
 
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World
3.67
really liked it
I loved how simple this book was, but still very informative. Anyone who is a fan of pirates will love reading this book. Each chapter describes a dif ...more
Oct 08, 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat: History's Strangest Cures
4.05
A very interesting nonfiction picture book about different myths and cures that doctors used throughout history.

Not a huge fan of the art work, but th
...more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 04, 2011
 
Now, Discover Your Strengths
3.95
liked it
I enjoyed this book. I read it with my boss and we had a mini book club with it. There were parts that weren't completely relevant for me at my curren ...more
Dec 02, 2008
Sep 01, 2008
 
You Don't Look Like a Librarian: Shattering Stereotypes and Creating Positive New Images in the Internet Age
3.10
it was ok
I picked this up because I read a review about it. It was pretty dry and not really all that interesting. I found a few good blogs to read from it and ...more
Jan 10, 2010
Jan 12, 2010
 
The Oxford Project
4.15
liked it
This was very interesting. Feldstein took pictures of all the residents of a small town in Iowa in 1984. He took more pictures almost 25 years later. ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
 
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
3.84
it was amazing
Hilarious! While I was reading this in the staff room at work on my lunch break I had to try really hard not to laugh out loud like a crazy person. Th ...more
Dec 14, 2011
Mar 21, 2011
 
I Brake for Yard Sales: High Style - Low Budget
3.44
liked it
I really enjoyed seeing all the design choices Lara made in this book. I also liked all the tips she gave for haggling, flea market shopping, and just ...more
Jun 09, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember
4.00
really liked it
This is a short nonfiction book, great for elementary school, that reveals some very dangerous animals. Did you know there is a species of caterpillar ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Dear Author: Letters of Hope (Top Young Adult Authors Respond to Kids' Toughest Issues)
3.69
it was ok
I gave this book so few stars just because I couldn't relate to it. I love the concept of the book, showcasing letters that teenagers have written to ...more
Mar 23, 2009
May 13, 2008
 
King of the Mild Frontier
3.96
really liked it
Crutcher narrates his autobiography very well. He tells stories from his life that include tales from his childhood and experiences from working with ...more
May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009
 
Harry, a History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
4.09
liked it
I was surprised by this book. I didn't really think I would like it, but I got sucked in. It's nonfiction (tell the story of the Harry Potter phenomen ...more
Jan 14, 2009
Dec 30, 2008
 
Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
4.01
liked it
This was an interesting read, but it wasn't something that I'll rave about. It's nonfiction, which isn't my cup of tea, yet I was still intrigued and ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When It Monsoons: The World on One Cartoon a Day
3.73
liked it
I love Mo Willems, but this just wasn't up to par. I might not have liked it as much because his other books are definitely aimed at a different audie ...more
Apr 03, 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
Orangutans Are Ticklish: Fun Facts from an Animal Photographer
3.88
really liked it
A really cool way to give interesting and brief animal facts. And it was a different and unique perspective to hear from the animal photographer and h ...more
Sep 28, 2010
Sep 28, 2010
 
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum
3.89
it was ok
Eye catching premise, limited information, but a good nonfiction book for struggling readers. There is more detailed information in the back.
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
 
Trapped
3.55
liked it
This book was extremely well done. It's perfect for 5th-8th graders and it's great that the subject matter is something that was so recently in the ne ...more
Dec 17, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
Hot Diggity Dog: the History of the Hot Dog
3.59
liked it
A fun read on the history of the hot dog. It made me hungry!

Great nonfiction for booktalking
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
it was amazing
Hilarious. I laughed throughout this whole book. I also forced anyone around me to listen to it while I read the funniest passages out loud. Definitel ...more
Jul 17, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
The Last Lecture
4.25
really liked it
This book was moving and heartbreaking. There are times when Randy's life advice became a bit preachy, but I let it pass because what he was trying to ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Oct 06, 2008
 
Coming to America
3.79
liked it
I was assigned to read this for my multicultural children's lit class. It tells the story of a Muslim family who has moved to America from Egypt. The ...more
not set
Oct 17, 2008
 
Stitches
4.03
really liked it
I didn't put this on my YA bookshelf because it was written for adults, but is getting very popular with teens and is a bit of a crossover.

I really lo
...more
Jan 05, 2010
Jan 03, 2010
 
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
3.92
really liked it
A great true story to tell!
May 13, 2012
May 13, 2012
 
Children's Literature Gems: Choosing and Using Them in Your Library Career
3.93
it was ok
I liked this book and could find it helpful in the future, but it didn't bowl me over. Maybe I was just in the wrong mood to be reading it.
Nov 19, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
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