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Same Sun Here
3.90
Meena and River are pen pals from New York and Kentucky respectively. Meena and her family are immigrants from India that are studying to become citiz...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
Wonder
4.42
An excellent book. Not your typical new kid to the school book either. Auggie has had multiple surgeries to correct a facial abnormality that he was b...more
Mar 02, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
 
The Lions of Little Rock
4.15
This book was definitely better than I expected. This has been the best civil rights related book that I have read so far this year. Marlee is in juni...more
Mar 17, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Crocodile's Tears
3.28
Crocodile tears was a fairly depressing look at endangered animals in Africa. Crocodile is crying and Rhino and Tickbird try to find out why by asking...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
One for the Murphys
4.28
A good solid book, but I was a little disappointed with the ending. I didn't think the state should have let her back with her mother after everything...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
 
Otto the Book Bear
4.05
Otto the book bear is a character in a book who comes to life when no one is looking. One day, his book is transported away when his family moves. Ott...more
Feb 16, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
 
A Diamond in the Desert
3.74
A great historical fiction sports novel. Could be used in classroom in connection to the WWII mandate that Japanese Americans enter internment camps....more
May 23, 2012
May 23, 2012
 
Another Brother
3.93

A good book for the right person. Davy is a sheep and he has 12 younger brothers. They copy everything he does and he is very annoyed. Then they do no

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Feb 22, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
 
Crafty Chloe
4.11
Chloe likes to make things but when her friend's birthday rolls around she wants to buy her a cool doll. Another friend buys the doll and Chloe can't...more
Mar 06, 2012
Mar 05, 2012
 
Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella
3.95
A Cinderella story set in the Jazz Age of the Roaring Twenties. Ella Cinders and her father are dressmakers with a gray cat and a hired boy called But...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
About Average
3.56
An excellent book about a girl who feels like she is okay at most things but really wants to be really good at something. A lot of fourth, fifth, and...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
Kepler's Dream
3.68
A refreshing mystery. My only problem was that the main character totally sounded like a boy to me when I was reading it and it took me a while to be...more
Jun 02, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
 
Wodney Wat's Wobot
3.43
Rodney is hindered by a speech impediment in which all of his "R's" come out sounding like "W's." His friends buy him a talking robot which corrects h...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
 
The Boy on Cinnamon Street
3.73
While I did like this novel, it didn't rate as high as I was hoping. There were too many references that I wasn't familiar with (kids right now probab...more
Mar 21, 2012
Mar 21, 2012
 
The White Zone
3.55
**spoiler alert** A very realistic portrayal of the Iraqi civil war. Two cousins, one Shiite, and one half Sunni, half Shiite get caught up in the ste...more
May 11, 2012
May 11, 2012
 
Small Acts of Amazing Courage
3.65
An excellent story written with wonderful language. It takes true courage to do the things that Rosalind accomplished and luck that she did not get hu...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
 
Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella
4.06
A wonderful whirlwind tour of the many versions of the Cinderella story. Each sentence features a different country's culture as it tells it's Cindere...more
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
The Castle Behind Thorns
3.99
This is my type of book--fantasy but not high fantasy, castles, a princess, a commoner. The kids are strong and capable. They represent good role mode...more
Jul 21, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
 
The Wild Book
3.64
The verse is good, but I didn't feel a connection to it. I didn't feel like I was there and I didn't feel like I was going through what the main chara...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
 
Chained
4.22
A great book about a boy who will sacrifice himself so that his mother is not mistreated. A sad book in that the boy is promised to work for a year an...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
4.20
An excellent book that I could not put down. It is action packed, but the characters are deep too. Readers really learn to understand why the characte...more
Aug 08, 2012
Aug 08, 2012
 
Get Happy
3.57
Two word phrases give kids hints on how to be happier. Each negative phrase saying not to do something is paired with a positive one, such as "Grumble...more
Jan 12, 2012
Jan 13, 2012
 
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
4.09
A good book that profiles four young people in the struggle for civil rights in Birmingham and their roles in the Children's March. A book that makes...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 06, 2012
 
Zorro Gets an Outfit
4.12
Adorable! The picture of Zorro when he first gets his outfit on is so cute. A good, honest look at what dogs really feel if we put them in silly outfi...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
The Year of the Book
3.81
A great book, especially for those of us that love books. Solid writing. Good development of characters and true middle school friendships.
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
Summer of the Gypsy Moths
3.89
A well written book about two girls thrown together in unusual circumstances when something more unusual happens. Their caregiver, Stells's great aunt...more
Jul 26, 2012
Jun 29, 2012
 
Winterling (Winterling, #1)
3.89
I wanted to really like this story, but something about it felt a little too...something. Like, why didn't Fer looking through the seeing circle until...more
Feb 23, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
 
Go Away, Big Green Monster!
4.18
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Dec 08, 2011
 
Llama Llama Red Pajama
4.25
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Dec 07, 2011
 
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
4.26
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Dec 07, 2011
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