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The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)
4.20
More like 3.5 stars. I liked it, but this series does not suck me in like Percy does - I suppose it's because I prefer Greek mythology. Also, I have a ...more
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Dec 01, 2011
 
Fly by Night (Fly By Night, #1)
3.75
Although this is technically labeled as children's literature it is more deep than that and I can't imagine my eldest getting all the nuances of polit ...more
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Nov 08, 2011
 
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, #1)
3.97
I loved this book. It was witty and moving and that's not something that you generally find in a children's novel. It was reminiscent of Alice in Wond ...more
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Oct 24, 2011
 
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1)
4.29
There were definitely some gaps, but I loved the quirky humor and atmosphere of the book.
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Jan 19, 2011
 
The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)
3.92
A cute series. Good for any kids that enjoy magical series, especially boys.
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Oct 24, 2011
 
Fly Trap (Fly By Night, #2)
4.30
I liked this one even better than the first. Really creative!
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Nov 08, 2011
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.19
Maybe not perfect, but what a fun read.
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Mar 22, 2010
 
The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)
3.80
I discovered these books because I saw the ads for the movies and if it's a children's story then I have to read it. I have enjoyed them so far. They ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 20, 2008
 
Memories of Summer
3.97
I really like Ruth White. This book though had a more sobering theme and was in general darker than her other books. It's the story of two sisters - o ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles, #1)
3.96
I will read the rest of this series. It was well written and intriguing. I liked the characters and it was creative. It was definitely written for chi ...more
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Feb 20, 2011
 
The Thief Lord
3.93
I tried this book once and got bored. I thought I would give it another chance and really enjoyed it this time - so it must have been a bad mood on my ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
Down the Rabbit Hole (Echo Falls, #1)
3.78
This is a well written mystery, which is supposed to be for children, but I'm not sure I would put it in that category. I found that the language was ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)
3.84
I like the idea of being able to read characters out of a book. I like the idea that you can read with such force and will, such beauty and poetry, th ...more
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Mar 20, 2008
 
The Drift House: The First Voyage
3.62
A very creative book about time, pirates, mermaids, etc. I got tired of the bickering kids at times, but it was very true to how kids really act and t ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
4.05
I know it's probably a sin to say this, but I think I prefer the movie. Mostly because Mary in the book seems to be more grumpy and vain than she is i ...more
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Feb 11, 2008
 
Good Night, Mr. Tom
4.25
This is a wonderful book. Although it's a children's book technically there is nothing childish about it. From the first moment the story began I was ...more
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Jul 12, 2008
 
Into the Woods
3.93
The story of three sisters who have to battle a Pied Piper of sorts and who come across all sorts of fairy tale creatures. It sets normal fairy tales ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos (Theodosia Throckmorton, #1)
3.86
I always like books where the protagonists can take care of him/herself. Theodosia has to deal with the curses of Egypt, but also deal with adults who ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
Tales From the Hood (The Sisters Grimm, #6)
4.28
I am always pleased with this series and Buckley always comes up with something very clever every time he writes. However, I am beginning to wish that ...more
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Jul 12, 2008
 
The Complete Fairy Tales
4.28
After having grown accustomed to the modern take on fairy tales it's fun to read the originals. They don't have the moral or happily ever after that i ...more
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Mar 05, 2008
 
Coraline
3.99
This is slightly twisted and spooky in a very good sort of way. The protagonist is easy to love and root for. It's also a commentary on being careful ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
Ruby Holler
3.99
This is a cute story. It involves the redemption of two twin orphans being labeled trouble to finding acceptance through the love and caring of a reti ...more
Mar 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (Lewis Barnavelt, #1)
4.05
Well-written, but I didn't like the protagonist. I thought he was slightly snivelling. I suppose that he demonstrated some character growth, but not a ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 05, 2008
 
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles
4.25
The children in the book have to use observation and imagination to find an imaginary animal that no longer exists. I like this story because it expec ...more
Oct 2007
Feb 11, 2008
 
The Wind in the Willows
3.96
I will buy this book. All the tales of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger. The immagery is amazing and the characters seem so real. I can't wait to read this ...more
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Mar 05, 2008
 
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain #1)
4.00
The Chronicles of Prydain are a series of books like "Lord of the Rings" for kids. They are well written and fun adventure stories. I recommend them f ...more
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Jan 10, 2008
 
Maddigan's Fantasia
3.65
It was a good book, but started to drag a little towards the middle and ending. I don't know if it was the book or if I was just burned out, but I'll ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
 
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
3.97
This Newbery is great. It's a great way to introduce children to poetry. There's nothing intimidating about it and because the subject is insects - ki ...more
Feb 2006
Feb 11, 2008
 
Harriet the Spy (Harriet the Spy #1)
3.97
So-so. This book is supposed to be great children's fiction and it's generally well written, but for whatever reason I didn't really connect well with ...more
Feb 2006
Jan 25, 2008
 
The Jungle Books
3.98
This is not Disney. These stories include the story of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and stories of eskimoes and seals along with the Mowgli stories one would expe ...more
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Feb 11, 2008
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