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The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook: From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory--More Than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike
To be fair ... I did actually read/skim over this cookbook WANTING to love it. And I still love the idea of it. But I didn't actually try cooking any ...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 14, 2011
Skink--No Surrender
I didn't love this one as much as his other titles aimed at younger readers. I guess maybe because this one is NOT for the same readers as Hoot and Fl ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Great writing. Just ... not much of a story. Does that make sense?

By great writing I mean like the following (page 18 and 19):
"There are many ways to
Jul 05, 2010
Jul 05, 2010
The Scary Places Map Book: Seven Terrifying Tours
Look for Kellee's review. She was much more thorough than I would ever be ... and I really liked her classroom connections. As I was going through it ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
The Forbidden Library (The Forbidden Library, #1)
This one kept me reading, that's for sure.

When I'm not on my phone I'll add a little more. For now? Of course this is #1 in a series. Ends with more q
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Rocket's Mighty Words
(early e-ARC preview from Edelweiss)

We LOVE Rocket at our school ... both of the first two.
This one continues the tradition of super cute illustratio
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
Bog Child
1)I think a better understanding of the political turmoil in Ireland's history would have improved appreciation of this one. Sometimes I was just gues ...more
not set
Sep 06, 2009
Say What You Will
I can't remember why I requested this one from the library ... if I heard about it somewhere (and then completely forgot about it) or just saw it on t ...more
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave
Stories like this ... it's like something you WISH was just on a TV show. It seems to awful to think it could really happen ... and yet it did. And it ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
Aaaarrgghh! Spider!
This is an older favorite that had disappeared off the library shelves. I was so glad to find a copy in the bargain bin this summer.

A big fat hairy sp
not set
Oct 28, 2010
My Mommy Hung the Moon: A Love Story
I like JLC's books (and I rarely say that about "celebrity authors"). This one is cute enough. Puts some big pressure on a mom. Rhymes didn't feel sup ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 01, 2011
Duck & Goose Go to the Beach
Too cute. I love the illustrations and the idea of two friends going on an adventure. Not a picture book but it kind of reminded me of Avi's The End o ...more
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
Angry Birds Playground: Animals: Join the Angry Birds on a 'Round the World Habitat Adventure in Search of Their Stolen Eggs
Is this a completely comprehensive title? No. But those Angry Birds will draw on reluctant readers and the animals it does cover (along with the habit ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Real Revision: Authors' Strategies to Share with Student Writers
Wow. I have always considered a reader and not a writer. I still remember as a kid the AGONY of this weekly show we would watch at school. It was some ...more
Oct 25, 2011
May 18, 2011
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
Wow. Thank you, Mrs. Park, for sharing Salva's story with us. Of course I had heard of the problems in the Sudan ... but this really humanized it for ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Nov 27, 2010
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
I love the folk art style of the paintings.

The biography is told as a story (ie beautifully written but no table of contents or index, which can be he
Mar 21, 2011
Oct 16, 2010
It Happened on a Train (Brixton Brothers, #3)
I'm not done yet ... but I already like this one. It's utterly ridiculous (the discussion on whether or not they should climb on top of the train, for ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 14, 2012
Northward to the Moon (My One Hundred Adventures #2)
Maybe three and a half, even, just for the lovely, lovely description.

This book continues the story of Jane (My One Hundred Adventures) and her family
Aug 02, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
Keys to the Demon Prison (Fablehaven, #5)
Great ending to a fun series.

A couple of quotes I liked:

"Making mistakes is part of learning to choose well. No way around it. Choices are thrust upon
Aug 08, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
Me and the Pumpkin Queen
What a cute little book. Picked it up because it's on our Battle of the Books list.

It's not the loveliest line in the story. But it made me laugh. "A
Jul 26, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
Rodeo Queen
Seriously. How cute is this? I am not one to go for the sparkly pink titles (though I know my students TOTALLY do!) and I still enjoyed this beginning ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
The Little Bit Scary People
Such a great intro to not judging people by the way they look. Of course I then had a bunch of little ones tell me "my mom tells me not to talk to str ...more
Nov 2011
Nov 01, 2011
Cold Case
I love a good murder mystery, so when I was offered this one for review (THANK YOU) I of course said sure.

Things I Liked:
1)The relationships around Oz
Oct 08, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
What I Saw and How I Lied
Hmmm. I must not have refined enough taste. I read this book over spring break and didn't like it ... never even remembered to post it here. I'm not s ...more
not set
Mar 27, 2009
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes (Alvin Ho, #3)
Drat. Book one was funny and book two was even funnier. Book three ... meh. Almost didn't laugh out loud at all (and for an Alvin Ho book you know tha ...more
Jul 06, 2010
Jul 06, 2010
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
So I didn't keep track of any more quotes But I'm so glad I finally read this one (it's actually been on my bookshelves for ... well, I don't know how ...more
Jul 15, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
As I was reading this I would go back and forth between loving the story and then thinking "This is a little strange/boring and what student would I e ...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure
I can think of several kids at my school that would love this story. It was a little hard for me to follow but that was just a factor of the way it wa ...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 21, 2011
Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh (Theodosia Throckmorton, #4)
OK. What do I say without giving too much away.

1) SO fun. On a day I was stuck at home fighting nasty allergies I distracted myself for several hours
Jan 07, 2011
Jan 03, 2011
Bear Feels Scared
I would have totally thought I'd already put this on Goodreads. But lo and behold when it showed up on one of my friend's feeds I didn't have anything ...more
May 12, 2011
May 17, 2011
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