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Drama
4.14
it was amazing
Raina Telgemeier does it again. She has a knack for telling a serious yet humorous story with colorful, fun artwork. I loved her main character Callie ...more
Jun 09, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
When I Was the Greatest
3.92
really liked it
I first want to address the cover. I have read and heard teachers/reviewers mention that this cover is inappropriate for schools (and also that it is ...more
Mar 12, 2015
Jan 02, 2015
 
Moo
3.91
it was amazing
It all revolves around a cow. An ornery, wonderful cow that helps a girl find home, a woman find closure, a boy share a passion, and a family settle d ...more
Jun 27, 2016
Jun 24, 2016
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)
4.34
it was amazing
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1222

So beautifully written. One of those books that you want to tell everyone to read because it i
...more
Mar 29, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
See You at Harry's
4.11
it was amazing
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Author interview:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

I have read a couple of books recently
...more
Mar 27, 2012
Dec 04, 2011
 
Fish in a Tree
4.28
it was amazing
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=5674

5 stars times 100. I adore so much about this book.
Ally is so many students that I have had o
...more
Jan 02, 2015
Sep 13, 2014
 
Parallel Journeys
3.94
really liked it
If you follow my reviews, you probably know that I lack in my history education. However, I have been fascinated (and appalled) by the history of Worl ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 15, 2011
 
The Hate U Give
4.62
it was amazing
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

I'd give this book as many stars as I could. So important and heart breaking
...more
May 23, 2017
May 08, 2017
 
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom (The League of Princes, #1)
4.04
really liked it
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

I LOVE retellings of fairy tales and this one is no exception. And what is even better about this
...more
May 02, 2012
May 01, 2012
 
Hades: Lord of the Dead (Olympians, #4)
4.17
it was amazing
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Summary: In O'Connor's fourth installment of the Olympians graphic novel series starts with the j
...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 30, 2011
 
The Watch That Ends the Night
4.12
it was amazing
Complete review at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

Told from 24 different perspectives in multiple genres such as verse, letters, undertaker'
...more
Aug 17, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
4.08
it was amazing
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1592

During World War II, Hitler controlled more than just the military; he controlled the entire c
...more
May 03, 2010
Aug 04, 2009
 
Wonder
4.43
it was amazing
Summary: August, Auggie, has never been to school. It isn't because he never wanted to, it was because he never could. After being born with an almost ...more
Mar 02, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
 
Half Brother
4.04
it was amazing
Ben is introduced to Zan when he is 8 days old. Zan is his new baby brother. At first Ben is resistant to loving Zan, but that changes as he gets to k ...more
Aug 25, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
Brown Girl Dreaming
4.11
it was amazing
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=3980

Wow. I often worry about reading a book that has a lot of hype around it because I fear that I
...more
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
 
Mockingbird
4.18
it was amazing
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2011/...

This was one of those books that I never wanted to end. I got to where I was reading so fast, tha
...more
Mar 20, 2011
Oct 13, 2010
 
Paths & Portals (Secret Coders, #2)
3.87
really liked it
*There are many things I really like about this series:
1) It is smart.
2) It is written for kids who are coders or noncoders.
3) It is interactive.
4
...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 24, 2016
 
Star-Crossed
4.35
really liked it
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

I really, really, really enjoyed this book. First, it made me like Shakespear
...more
Feb 15, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
 
The Infects
3.44
really liked it
Reviewed at: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Sean Beaudoin definitely has a unique style that you cannot confuse with anyone else. It is like
...more
Oct 06, 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
4.12
it was amazing
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

I was a junior in high school at a fine arts school of choice when Matthew Shepard was murdered.
...more
Sep 29, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
 
Every Thing on It
4.39
liked it
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I agonized about how to rate this book. I love Shel S
...more
Feb 10, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
 
Posted
4.27
it was amazing
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

First, I must start with stating my awe with Mr. Anderson. I have read four o
...more
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 08, 2017
 
A Child of Books
4.07
it was amazing
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

Oliver Jeffers has a way of writing such thought-provoking books with beautif
...more
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016
 
Battle Bunny
4.11
really liked it
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=2447

This picture book would be so much fun as a read aloud (original story than the modified one).
...more
Dec 15, 2013
Dec 15, 2013
 
Still a Work in Progress
4.04
it was amazing
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

What I am always amazed by when I read a book by Jo Knowles is her ability to
...more
Jul 14, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
 
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
4.30
it was amazing
I loved Beekle before I even knew him (I mean, who couldn't love him by just looking at that cover), but I love him even more now that I know his stor ...more
Apr 03, 2015
May 12, 2014
 
Hundred Percent
3.58
liked it
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...
The blurbs for Hundred Percent state that the book delves into the true emoti
...more
Nov 27, 2016
Nov 27, 2016
 
A Monster Calls
4.36
it was amazing
Reviewed at:
http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/...

After reading this book, the 5 stars of other books just don't seem justified. This little book i
...more
Jul 02, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
Eleanor & Park
4.11
it was amazing
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=642

Marinating on this one.
Many thoughts.
Specifically on the ending.
Need to put into words.

I lo
...more
Jun 25, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Crenshaw
3.96
it was amazing
Full review at: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=7857

It is not fair to compare this book to The One and Only Ivan. The only similarity is that they
...more
Sep 19, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
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