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The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
4.16
it was amazing
Oh my! Can I give a book 10 stars?? I loved this one! More even than Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit, I think, and that's saying a lot. This is the tru ...more
Jul 2011
Jul 15, 2011
 
I Am David
3.97
it was ok
A young boy escapes from a concentration camp somewhere in "eastern Europe" and walks and hitchhikes his way to Denmark. He's lived his whole life in ...more
Jan 2009
Aug 30, 2010
 
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
4.23
it was amazing
Can I give it SIX stars?? I really really love this book! It's like watching a silent movie, in book form. It's a mysterious, heartwarming tale about ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 29, 2007
 
The Demon King (Seven Realms, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
Can I give a book six stars?? I LOVED this! First book in a new series, set in a country where the Clans (artisan and warrior tribes who live in harmo ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
Aftermath (Star Wars: Aftermath, #1)
3.15
really liked it
I had to take a break from reading only teen literature and children's biographies, to finally dive into a Star Wars novel. (I have several older SW b ...more
Sep 06, 2015
Sep 06, 2015
 
The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4)
4.48
it was amazing
Oh how I hate to see this series end! :-( Once again Chima delivers an action-packed romantic magical book, continuing the adventures and star-crossed ...more
Jan 2013
Oct 04, 2011
 
Flamecaster (Shattered Realms, #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Wow! Another wonderful book by this masterful fantasy author. No spoilers here; in general terms, great new settings and characters. Much of the actio ...more
Dec 23, 2015
Dec 19, 2015
 
Lost Stars (Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens)
4.25
it was amazing
What a terrific Star Wars novel!! Romance! Danger! Adventure! Heartbreak! Loyalties questioned, and true love tested! Epic galactic scope! And such a ...more
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 07, 2015
 
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)
4.29
it was amazing
Shusterman hits another home run with this dark, detailed, action-packed, thought-provoking dystopian set in a world where death has been eliminated. ...more
Nov 16, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
 
Orbiting Jupiter
4.25
it was amazing
My initial reaction: I can't write a coherent review of this book, I just finished it, and I am crying.

A few months later: okay, now I can write about
...more
Mar 17, 2016
Mar 17, 2016
 
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg
4.04
it was amazing
An excellent biography of the diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish lives in Budapest during World War II. I had heard of him before but I had no ide ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Counting by 7s
4.16
really liked it
Good story about finding family in unexpected places. Twelve year old Willow is a solitary girl because of her OCD-like behaviors, genius-level IQ and ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2014
 
Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors
3.87
it was amazing
I LOVE Bow-Wow! Ever since Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug won the Buckeye Children's Book Award, putting it on my radar, I've been wanting more Bow-Wow. (I only r ...more
Dec 2014
Jan 06, 2015
 
The Book with No Pictures
4.34
it was amazing
This book is HILARIOUS! Especially if read aloud to a child, which is its intended purpose. There really are no pictures, but it's in the format of a ...more
Oct 2014
Nov 03, 2014
 
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
3.84
really liked it
A dark and action-packed variation on The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Must Die has a heroine from the trailer park who gets more than she bargained for when ...more
Mar 11, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
Pax
4.05
it was amazing
Marvelous story of a boy's friendship with his pet fox, and the lengths he goes to in order to be reunited with him. But it's also the story of the fo ...more
Mar 04, 2016
Mar 06, 2016
 
The Passion of Dolssa
3.96
really liked it
A fascinating historical novel set in a time and place that I really didn't know much about: the Inquisition of 1241, France. It was a little hard to ...more
Feb 10, 2017
Mar 02, 2017
 
Sci-Fi Chronicles: A Visual History of the Galaxy's Greatest Science Fiction
4.11
Must. Own. This. Book.
not set
Feb 04, 2015
 
Sleeper (DJ #2)
3.97
really liked it
I haven't yet read the whole Seven Series, but I have read the first one, Between Heaven and Earth and when I saw there was a sequel to it I thought I ...more
Sep 2014
Sep 16, 2014
 
Things Hoped For (Things, #2)
3.85
liked it
I didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one, Things Not Seen. In the first book the invisible boy is the main character; in this one, it's all a ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 11, 2007
 
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
4.49
really liked it
I loved this biography of the South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, for its humor, its heart, and the many fascinating (and heartbreaking ...more
Nov 27, 2016
Nov 24, 2016
 
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
4.13
really liked it
Very nice book describing the work of a pioneering children's librarian, Anne Carroll Moore. She created children's rooms in New York libraries, encou ...more
Jan 2013
Apr 01, 2013
 
Gracefully Grayson
4.17
really liked it
A sweet book about a boy who feels he's been born a girl, but can't tell anyone. Grayson yearns to wear frilly dresses and pink sequined shirts, but h ...more
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 27, 2014
 
The Compound (The Compound, #1)
3.87
really liked it
This is a creepy, tense thriller, that starts out slow and builds to a very exciting conclusion. 15 year old Eli has been living with his mother, fath ...more
Apr 2015
May 19, 2015
 
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
4.24
really liked it
A very entertaining dystopian read, for those who liked The Hunger Games. In this future society, everyone lives in Factions, kind of like cults, base ...more
May 2012
Feb 27, 2012
 
Jump Into the Sky
3.83
really liked it
Another winner from author Shelley Pearsall. It's 1945, and 13 year old Levi, after living three years in Chicago with his aunt, is suddenly sent away ...more
Dec 2012
Oct 17, 2012
 
Girl, Stolen (Girl, Stolen #1)
3.99
it was amazing
A great fast-paced suspenseful story! Starts off right away with the action: Cheyenne is lying in the backseat of her car, sick with pneumonia, waitin ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 15, 2012
 
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
4.35
it was amazing
This picture book biography of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova is beautiful in every way-- from the delicate fine-line illustrations in pinks and brown ...more
Sep 28, 2015
Sep 28, 2015
 
The Case of the Team Spirit (Bad Machinery, #1)
3.83
it was ok
A British webcomic compiled into a graphic novel. It's set in a fictional English town, and involves 6 friends at the junior high (?or high school? I ...more
Oct 2014
Jan 06, 2015
 
War Dogs: Churchill & Rufus
3.71
liked it
Picture book about Winston Churchill's stewardship of the war from his bunker in London and his relationship with his brown miniature poodle Rufus. Co ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 17, 2013
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