Bossypants
3.95
liked it
3.5 stars. Pretty entertaining, and also includes some good rants about females in the media and in real life.
Mar 03, 2016
Feb 26, 2016
 
What the World Eats
4.29
it was amazing
I enjoyed this book immensely. It is from the authors of the book Material World--where people around the world remove all their possessions and place ...more
Apr 03, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
 
Superman Versus The Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate
3.63
really liked it
I had no idea that Superman was so political! I delved into the research a bit...and I'm amazed that Superman has taken a stand on the side of what's ...more
not set
Apr 20, 2013
 
El Deafo
4.16
really liked it
Graphic Novel. Great autobiographical story by Cece Bell about her childhood as a hearing impaired child. The book has everything that makes graphic n ...more
not set
Nov 06, 2014
 
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child
3.97
really liked it
I love this biography for kids. The art work is great, the story is easy to follow and understand, and I especially like the way the author used the b ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2015
 
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
4.35
it was amazing
Probably the best holiday cookbook I've ever seen, hands down. It contains all of the current American classics with a few southern and English things ...more
not set
Dec 07, 2014
 
Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food
3.75
really liked it
Great young reader's adaptation of Fast Food Nation. Does a great job relating the fast food industry to the lives of tweens and teens. Although it ge ...more
not set
Nov 23, 2014
 
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
3.90
liked it
So I read this book at the urging of another friend. And although there were parts so hysterical I nearly pulled muscles laughing, the book became too ...more
not set
Oct 11, 2014
 
1968
3.95
really liked it
I think the reason I like this book so much is that I see it as firmly YA, and I believe that it is a fantastic overview of 1968 for a young adult aud ...more
not set
Apr 21, 2016
 
Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space
3.80
really liked it
Love, love, love these poems about space intertwined with facts. (I love George's Secret Key to the Universe, too....nothing like teaching us literary ...more
not set
Oct 19, 2013
 
My Life in France
4.16
it was amazing
Oh, how I loved this memoir of Julia Child's life. It's just the way a memoir should be written--full of sensory details that take you there. With inf ...more
Jan 19, 2016
Jan 08, 2016
 
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini
3.57
really liked it
Love this "readable" biography about Houdini's life. It's a nice departure in non fiction...readable biographies for the tween and teen set. The "youn ...more
not set
Oct 06, 2010
 
Missouri Gardener's Guide
3.50
really liked it
This is a great gardener's guide for Missouri...and the color photographs make it easy to read and understand. I'm a newbie gardener, and I found the ...more
May 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
4.21
really liked it
Show Me Readers Nominee 2014-5. Excellent introduction to the life of Helen Keller for younger students. Although somewhat difficult to read aloud (th ...more
not set
Mar 09, 2015
 
Tv Takeover: Questioning Television
3.00
liked it
3 1/2 stars..

One of the books I'm using to teach media literacy...the whole series is a good one for familiarizing upper intermediate and middle schoo
...more
not set
Oct 07, 2010
 
All Around the World Cookbook
3.61
liked it
I really like this cookbook for the anecdotes about the around-the-world travels. However, in terms of recipes, there are only a few I use because the ...more
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Apr 04, 2009
 
The Best Flowers for Midwest Gardens: The Plants You Need to Create Spectacular Low-Maintenance Gardens That Bloom with the Seasons Year After Year
3.54
liked it
The illustrations in the book are frustrating...I own a book with color photographs, which seems to make all the difference in identifying plants. How ...more
May 26, 2009
Jul 26, 2009
 
Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith
3.68
liked it
Actually 3.5 stars...
If I had read this before I read the True Adventures of Charley Darwin, I probably would've been more likely to give it 4 stars.
...more
Oct 07, 2010
Aug 25, 2010
 
Tricky Video (Klutz)
4.07
really liked it
This one I'm using for my film festival...it has some great ideas for cheap and easy ways to help kids make their movies more interesting. The website ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2011
 
Great Good Food: Luscious Lower-Fat Cooking
3.70
really liked it
Of all of the cookbooks I own, this is one of the ones I use the most. I love the fact that these are not fat free or low fat recipes--many of them ar ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2009
 
South Africa: The Culture
3.67
really liked it
These "trade books" make the perfect textbooks for social studies units. They are easy to read and understand, the topics and sections are short and s ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2011
 
Savvy Chic: The Art of More for Less
3.71
liked it
Fun book; I found some sections more relevant than others. The entertaining guest section, for instance, wasn't as helpful as the clothing and decorat ...more
not set
Oct 10, 2014
 
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything (Young Adult)
4.22
really liked it
I love this kids' version of the book--it covers most of what we teach in sixth grade social studies and science all in one book! It's kind of like a ...more
not set
Oct 30, 2011
 
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing; Log Cabin Building; Mountain Crafts and Foods; Planting by the Signs; Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing
4.33
it was amazing
Such a groundbreaking book that is enormously enjoyable to read. It's a shame EW's conviction had to taint the project. But a remarkable undertaking; ...more
not set
Apr 07, 2015
 
Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food
3.89
liked it
I like some of the teachings in the book, and I especially like the versions that includes a CD of exercises. However, I feel that if I did not have a ...more
Sep 24, 2014
Sep 15, 2014
 
Every Day's a Party: Louisiana Recipes For Celebrating With Family And Friends
3.74
really liked it
I love to look at this book and read the stories and anecdotes--it tells a lot about celebrations in and around Louisiana. The recipes are good, too.. ...more
not set
Apr 04, 2009
 
Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America
3.69
really liked it
Excellent example of well-written non fiction for the middle grades. Enthralling look at Typhoid Mary that lends a more well-rounded look at her. Addi ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2016
 
Fiesta at Rick's: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends
4.03
really liked it
Got this book at a Bayless event--watched him prepare two of the recipes and then tried them at a formal demonstration. Good book with techniques...an ...more
not set
Sep 05, 2010
 
Attack of the Killer Video Book: Tips and Tricks for Young Directors
3.90
really liked it
Love, love, love this simple guide to film making that has quickly become the text for my school's film festival. The information is important, easy-t ...more
not set
Oct 09, 2011
 
Homes Around the World
4.00
really liked it
This one is a good choice, although there are other good books on the subject. Nice for little ones to get some perspective and overview of what life ...more
not set
Oct 31, 2011
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