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Barb Middleton
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The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel
The Boundless
by Kenneth Oppel (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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The Boundless is the largest train ever assembled at seven miles long with 1,000 cars carrying 6,500 passengers. Will Everett is traveling first-class with his father who is overseeing its first intercontinental trip. A circus troupe is aboard comple...more
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson
Boys of Blur
by N.D. Wilson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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It takes a heroic writer to pull together characters and plot filled with zombies, football heroes, sugarcane harvesting, domestic abuse and link it into a gripping story that echoes Beowulf. Then there is the fist-bump writing itself. Swollen with s...more
Barb Middleton and 10 other people liked Betsy's review of Boys of Blur:
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson
" I like a kid’s book with ambition. It’s all well and good to write one about magic candy shops or goofy uncles or simpering unicorns or what have you. The world is big and there’s room for every possible conceivable type of book for our children y... " Read more of this review »
The Far Traveler by Nancy Marie Brown
The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman
by Nancy Marie Brown (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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Nancy Marie Brown describes her adventures on an archeological dig in Glaumbaer, Iceland where she is convinced that the Viking longhouse the crew is excavating is that of Gudrid the Far-Traveler, a woman, who traveled eight times across the Atlantic...more
West of the Moon by Margi Preus
West of the Moon
by Margi Preus
read in July, 2014
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A clever mix of 19th century immigration, folktales, and folklore makes this a fascinating read. Astri, a Norwegian girl, has been sold by her aunt to a nasty neighbor, Mr. Svaalberd, to help him with his goat farm. From the time she first saw Mr. Sv...more
The Mapmaker and the Ghost by Sarvenaz Tash
The Mapmaker and the Ghost
by Sarvenaz Tash (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2012
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My husband who has taught 1st graders for 18 years used to whisper in my ear when our daughter was a hell-on-wheels three-year-old, "Barb get sad, not mad." Which of course made me so mad I wanted to rip his eyeballs out. But he was right. And I knew...more
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Half a Chance
by Cynthia Lord
read in April, 2014
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My mother-in-law's photography hobby led her to tipping a canoe in a quagmire of lilypads and sending her expensive camera to the bottom of the lake. I've had my own adventures where my scared dog tipped the canoe jumping out, then tried to drown my...more
The Qwikpick Papers by Tom Angleberger
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Give kids books on poop, gas, or burps and they laugh hysterically. Most adults scratch their heads at this scatological humor. For me, it's interesting watching nonreaders become drawn to reading as students huddle around books belly-laughing over a...more
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"Ah... I have a tendency to read too fast. Thanks for the clarification. "
Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson
Mitosis (Reckoners, #1.5)
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2014
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If you liked "Steelheart" then you'll be satisfied with this 35 page eBook that continues where book one left off with the Reckoners defeating the enemy. The city of Newcago shows citizens leery of their newfound freedom and pessimistic that another...more
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