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The Sun Is Also a Star
4.14
it was amazing
South Korea meets Jamaica via NYC in this love story. Taking place during one fate-filled day, this novel interweaves scientific concepts, hip music, ...more
Mar 20, 2017
not set
not set
Mar 22, 2017
 
21
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
3.99
really liked it
I probably won't read this cover to cover because I've already been exposed to a lot of it in undergrad and grad school. It's amazing how much of the ...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
24
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
4.23
really liked it
Good companion book to Eggers "What is the What?"
Jan 2014
Sep 15, 2016
 
22
Art Across the Ages: Ancient Egypt Level 1
3.80
really liked it
I'm sorry to see that Kelly Campbell Hinshaw only did Egypt and Mexico for this series, because it's a perfect, pint-sized intro to ancient art. She g ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Nov 22, 2009
 
2
Mama, Do You Love Me?
4.19
it was amazing
Actually, I read the pic book version, not the board book, but perhaps they are the same. In musical prose, has a child asking if her mother will stil ...more
not set
Apr 06, 2008
 
20
Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles (Madame Pamplemousse, #1)
3.93
really liked it
We're more than half way through this charming book (reading aloud to 6-year-old); I explain some of the funny bits, mostly by translating the quirky ...more
Oct 25, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
14
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus
4.09
really liked it
Great as the first book to introduce Greek mythology. Has map in the front, the creation myth, and then a double page spread on each of the 12 gods en ...more
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 26, 2009
 
8
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
3.96
liked it
An Irish expat friend from Kenya recommended this book to me as a relatively accurate portrayal of African expat life. She knew this family distantly ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2008
 
13
Linnea in Monet's Garden
4.15
really liked it
contains photos of Monet, his family, his paintings, and his home and and gardens, as well as drawings of the fictional narrator, a little girl who ta ...more
Sep 19, 2009
Aug 15, 2009
 
18
How Children Lived
4.15
really liked it
Two-page spreads on fictional children from different historical periods, with a map at the front. I'd planned to use it for the Ancient Greek charact ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
7
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency  (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #1)
3.75
it was ok
People rave about this book, so I read it because McCall Smith is coming to town. But I was not at all captivated. It wasn't beautifully written or li ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2008
 
3
First Book of Sushi
4.21
really liked it
This board-book series introduces world food with words from the appropriate language in a rollicking, rhyming text. Pictures are paper collages. Nice ...more
not set
May 03, 2008
 
23
A Street Through Time
4.42
it was amazing
This book shows the same street over a 12,000 year time period--from the stone age hunters through the invaders that sacked the Roman Empire through t ...more
not set
Jan 02, 2010
 
6
What Is the What
4.16
it was ok
I was ignorant about Sudan, so now I know more, but I just couldn't finish this. I felt the same about "Staggering Work of Heartbreaking Genius" so ma ...more
Sep 2008
Jul 31, 2008
 
19
The Concise History Encyclopedia
3.50
really liked it
Kingfisher and Usborne both publish great history encyclopedias with two-page spreads for each time period. I chose this one simply because I found it ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2009
 
15
Greek Myths
3.89
really liked it
Engaging color illustrations on every page. Appropriate for 5/6 year olds. But no pronunciation guide or map.
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 20, 2009
 
16
Ancient Greece and the Olympics (Magic Tree House Research Guide, #10)
4.06
really liked it
Interesting and accessible book about Ancient Greece for the chapter book set.
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
5
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
3.98
it was ok
provocative but very full of dates, names, and footnotes that were a snore
May 08, 2008
May 01, 2008
 
9
Caramelo
3.87
None
Oct 19, 2008
Sep 27, 2008
 
11
The Birchbark House
3.92
None
not set
Oct 24, 2008
 
10
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.22
it was ok
None
Dec 13, 2008
Oct 05, 2008
 
12
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard
3.43
it was ok
None
Feb 05, 2009
Dec 13, 2008
 
4
Say Hola to Spanish
3.89
really liked it
None
not set
May 03, 2008
 
17
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
4.40
None
Sep 15, 2016
Oct 19, 2009
 
25
Number the Stars
4.11
it was amazing
None
Jan 2014
Sep 15, 2016
 
1
Gifts
4.18
really liked it
None
not set
Apr 06, 2008