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Wonder
4.43
it was ok
August, or Auggie as his friends and family call him, has a facial deformity (think The Elephant Man or Eric Stolz in Mask). His mom has home-schooled ...more
Jun 30, 2012
Jun 30, 2012
 
Wild Girl
3.80
liked it
**spoiler alert** Giff succintly and simply tells the story of Lidie, a 12-year-old girl who moves from her home in Brazil to live with her horse-trai ...more
Mar 21, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
Luv Ya Bunches (Flower Power, #1)
4.06
liked it
Luv Ya Bunches is the first book in a new series by Lauren Myracle. Myracle is no stranger to controversy and Luv Ya Bunches has a few elements that a ...more
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
 
Balarama: A Royal Elephant
3.54
really liked it
Authors Ted and Betsy Lewin recount their trip to India to see Balarama, the elephant chosen to lead the procession in the Mysore Dasara, a Hindu fest ...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
 
The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children
3.41
it was ok
This modern day retelling of Hansel and Gretel finds siblings Sol and Connie moving to a new town with their father and stepmother. There, they meet F ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story
3.78
it was amazing
Nelson's book recounts the encampment and slaughter of Native Americans by the Wasichu, or White People. Told in first-person, Nelson does a beautiful ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
 
Inside Out & Back Again
4.09
really liked it
Written in verse, Inside Out & Back Again tells the story of Ha, a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl whose family is forced to leave her home country du ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
Turtle in Paradise
3.93
liked it
This book will be a winner with boys and girls alike. I loved the inclusion of the online a print resources the author used, which may interest motiva ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
 
The Duchess of Whimsy
4.01
it was amazing
The Duchess of Whimsy is fabulous and everyone, especially the Earl of Norm, knows it. The Earl is hopelessly in love with the Duchess, but she won't ...more
Mar 12, 2011
Mar 12, 2011
 
Jefferson's Sons
4.03
really liked it
Jefferson's Sons is a thoughtful and delicate book about tough subject matter. The book follows the family of Sally Hemings, thought by most to be Tho ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
 
Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet
3.54
really liked it
What a cute book! Calvin Coconut lives in Hawaii with his mom and younger sister (his father left when he was 5 to become a semi-famous singer in Las ...more
Feb 03, 2010
Feb 02, 2010
 
Umbrella Summer
4.04
really liked it
After the sudden death of her older brother, Annie becomes a worrier - she worries about bicycle accidents, food poisoning, and contracting rare disea ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
Home of the Brave
4.22
really liked it
Kek, a Sudanese boy, has arrived in Minneapolis to live with his aunt and cousin. His father and brother were both killed and he became separated from ...more
Jan 31, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems
4.13
it was amazing
Singer's book of verse in reverse is quite amazing. Every poem is printed and then reprinted in reverse-both giving a different perspective on the sam ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
Amazing Faces
3.85
it was amazing
Hopkins has compiled a stellar collection of poetry celebrating the many different faces of America. Many of the poets are well-known (Yolen, Hughes, ...more
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 14, 2011
 
Okay for Now
4.19
it was amazing
Schmidt has once again written a novel that stretches far beyond it's "young adult" label. As a companion piece to The Wednesday Wars, "Okay for Now" ...more
Jun 20, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Smile
4.20
really liked it
I really, really enjoyed this book. Any woman in her thirties will totally relate to Raina as she goes through the awkwardness of her tween/teen years ...more
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 10, 2010
 
Dying to Meet You (43 Old Cemetery Road, #1)
4.01
liked it
This was just alright for
me. I enjoyed the letter format of the book, but I felt the whole purpose of the book was to set up the rest of the series an
...more
Feb 05, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
 
The Storm in the Barn
3.71
liked it
I love Matt Phelan's illustrations and was thrilled to see that he had penned his own novel. After being inspired by photographs and a documentary Phe ...more
Apr 28, 2010
not set
Apr 28, 2010
 
Out of My Mind
4.37
really liked it
Fifth-grader Melody has a photographic memory. She remembers everything she has ever seen, heard, or read. Melody also has cerebral palsy and is unabl ...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
When You Reach Me
4.08
it was amazing
Did I love this book or what? Part science fiction, part mystery, part fantasy, and part historical fiction, "When You Reach Me" is very worthy of the ...more
Feb 27, 2010
Dec 18, 2009
 
Moon Over Manifest
4.02
it was ok
I wish I could be more positive about this book, but it just didn't live up to the expectations I had. Whle I appreciate the subject-matter and the th ...more
Jun 22, 2011
Jan 16, 2011
 
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda, #1)
3.90
really liked it
None
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
 
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
3.98
liked it
None
Jun 05, 2010
Apr 28, 2010
 
Louisa: The Life of Louisa May Alcott
3.75
really liked it
None
Apr 02, 2011
Apr 02, 2011
 
Anything But Typical
3.87
really liked it
None
Apr 28, 2010
Apr 01, 2010
 
Every Soul a Star
4.10
liked it
None
Apr 27, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
None
Dec 24, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
 
Flying the Dragon
4.00
liked it
None
not set
Dec 20, 2012
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