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Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)
3.99
really liked it
I was cruising through Ollie's Bargain Outlet back in January, looking for some good deals on books, when I came across Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatric ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
 
Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom
3.90
really liked it
Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom
or, just adopt me (come on George, I know you would love a 28 year old daughter)....but seriously, how can you
...more
Feb 25, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
 
Library Mouse (Library Mouse #1)
4.18
it was amazing
This was a super cute picture book that I read aloud to 3rd grade groups during inclusion time (thanks to Mrs. R for choosing such a great book!).

Here
...more
not set
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Tiger Rising
3.79
liked it
For me, Kate DiCamillo is hit or miss. I love love love The Tale of Despereaux and her Mercy Watson series. I couldn't even finish The Miraculous Jour ...more
Nov 30, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
 
Rhiannon
3.39
really liked it
The sinking of the White Ship wiped out an entire generation of British aristocracy, including the crown prince William. But, how would have happened ...more
Nov 24, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
Cleopatra Confesses
3.63
really liked it
For you, Kristina! This doesn't even go up on the blog until tomorrow (Monday)

Everyone thinks they know the story of Cleopatra, right? Or at least the
...more
May 10, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite
3.88
liked it
**spoiler alert** As the introduction by P.C. Cast stated, the market is awash with vampire books, many good any many not so good. While vampire stori ...more
Dec 16, 2010
Nov 30, 2010
 
Star of Stone
3.95
liked it
I find it hard to believe that four 13 year olds can solve the clues put forth in the book when I (at 28) have trouble following the logic. But that b ...more
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
 
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
3.80
liked it
Not a fan of Patricia Polacco. I felt that this was rushed, there was no build up, little characterization, and a lackluster ending. But, I can see ho ...more
not set
Sep 16, 2011
 
Clatter Bash!: A Day of the Dead Celebration
3.68
really liked it
A very easy picture book about El Dia de Los Muertos. The back matter includes more information about the holiday, it's traditions and celebrations.
Oct 26, 2011
Oct 26, 2011
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.33
it was amazing
Sometime in the future, the US as we know it has been destroyed. It's now divided into 12 poor districts and a gleaming capital. People are poor and s ...more
Dec 11, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
 
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
4.52
it was amazing
One of the best "teacher" books I've ever read. I thrive on practical knowledge----give me something I can use in my classroom the next day---and I'll ...more
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
Ring of Fire
3.77
really liked it
Its like "The DaVinci Code" for upper elementary / middle school students! The plot centers around 4 children, all of whom are born on the same day. T ...more
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Friendship Matchmaker
3.58
Could not finish (not did not finish, could not finish)
Jul 28, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
 
Gone With The Wand
3.60
it was amazing
What's a fairy godmother to do when she can't be a fairy godmother anymore? Bernice Sparkelstein, the world's best fairy godmother was having a "bad w ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2011
 
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus, #1)
4.35
it was amazing
I should start this by saying that I loved the Percy Jackson series. I loved how Rick Riordan incorporated all the Greek Mythology into an action pack ...more
Jan 09, 2011
Nov 22, 2010
 
Annie and Helen
4.10
liked it
3.5
Aug 06, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
 
The Memory Bank
3.54
really liked it
Very cute early chapter book (with lots of pictures) about a girl who loses her sister (really, her parents dumped the sister out of th car and told h ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
We the Children (Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School, #1)
3.72
liked it
3.5 really. The book started out good, the mystery was good, I liked the characters, but it just stopped at the end. I realize it's a series, so the s ...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The White Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #2)
3.91
liked it
Not my favorite Phillipa Gregory book, but certainly not her worst.
I found the subject interesting (Elizabeth woodville, wife of Edward IV), but felt
...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 18, 2010
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.52
it was ok
In my opinion, this is the worst book in the series. I don't like all that teenage angst and drama in real life (and being a teacher, I see it enough) ...more
not set
Nov 22, 2010
 
Bink & Gollie (Bink & Gollie, #1)
4.08
really liked it
Very cute easy reader. The chapters are shorter, similar to Frog and Toad. Much like Frog and Toad, Bink and Gollie are a pair of friends, one a littl ...more
Aug 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
 
Where Things Come Back
3.81
liked it
I guess it's a good thing I'm not on any ALA committees. This was a really hard book for me to get into, it moved slow, and I really just didn't care ...more
May 15, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
Gingersnap
3.47
liked it
Very short, felt like it just skimmed the surface--had all the makings for a great story but just didn't delve deep enough in any part (the war, Rob, ...more
Jun 14, 2013
Jun 13, 2013
 
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea
3.93
liked it
A bit jumpy/ hard to follow. Didn't really sympathize with characters (especially Mellie, who just couldn't get that dang build it yourself kite to wo ...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
 
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea (Templeton Twins, #1)
3.69
liked it
3.5 really,
I found it to be hilarious, but I didn't really like how the narrator kept interrupting the story to add his own comments. Kids will find
...more
Aug 10, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
 
The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall
3.99
really liked it
This book would have s a red the pee out of me when I was in 4th grade. It's kind of scares me now! Mary Downing Hahn never fails to conjure up scary ...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, #1)
3.70
liked it
I won't say I liked this book, but it was interesting. It was written like a biography, which was interesting, with "photographs" to support the autho ...more
May 28, 2012
May 27, 2012
 
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
Harry Potter fans, don't hate, but I think I liked this better than Harry Potter #1. While I don't appreciate when film directors differ from the book ...more
not set
Nov 22, 2010
 
The Boy Who Cried Ninja
3.77
really liked it
Poor Tim, he gets in trouble when he tells the truth and he gets in trouble when he lies. Finally, he thinks up an ingenious plan to get his family to ...more
not set
Jun 08, 2014
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