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Blu's Hanging
3.87
liked it
Blu’s Hanging by Lois-Ann Yamanaka tells the story of the Ogatas, a struggling family living in Kaunakakai, Moloka‘i. Ivah, the oldest sister, must ca ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 10, 2009
 
The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2)
3.70
really liked it
I read the first volume of Octavian Nothing, the Pox Party, so quickly, that I was surprised at how long it took me to get through this second volume. ...more
Feb 2009
Nov 14, 2008
 
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
3.19
it was amazing
I really loved this book. Strange, sad, haunting and beautiful in a quiet way. The reviews seem to be mixed, and I don't think everyone will love this ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 01, 2010
 
Palestine
4.20
really liked it
Joe Sacco traveled to Palestine in 1991 and 1992 and he shares what he witnessed and learned there through the medium of the graphic-novel. It was dif ...more
Jan 26, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
 
Skellig (Skellig, #1)
3.78
really liked it
"I thought he was dead. He was sitting with his legs stretched out and his head tipped back against the wall. He was covered with dust and webs like e ...more
May 2008
May 22, 2008
 
The Secret River
4.00
it was amazing
best picture book i've read this year. this re-interpretation of the 1956 Newbery Honor by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is illustrated so beautifully by L ...more
Apr 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
The Cabinet of Wonders (The Kronos Chronicles, #1)
3.95
liked it
Petra's father builds the world's finest astronomical clock for the prince of Bohemia, and in return, the evil prince steals his eyes. Petra and her p ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
A Fish Out of Water
4.21
it was amazing
I loved loved loved this book when I was a wee child. A boy feeds his pet goldfish too much and it grows to an unmanageably large size. Recently donat ...more
not set
Nov 30, 2012
 
Wonder
4.45
really liked it
this is one of the best books i've read so far this year and i can't wait to recommend it to kids. it's an inspiring story that makes me want to to st ...more
Aug 2012
Aug 23, 2012
 
It's a Book
4.33
really liked it
A story of the printed book vs. technology, this picture book seems to be more for the grown-ups than the kids.

I loved the illustrations and the story
...more
Jan 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Not a Box
4.28
really liked it
Great read-aloud for preschool/Kindergarten - they can participate and yell "It's not a box" along with the bunny, who imagines that his simple box is ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure
4.02
it was amazing
Best soup recipes ever!!! Every soup I have made in this book is delicious. All the recipes are vegetarian and will make a huge pot of soup, perfect f ...more
Jan 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
Tender Morsels
3.57
really liked it
A re-telling/ re-imagining of the Snow White, Rose Red folktale. This book is found in the YA section of the library, and I would recommend it for old ...more
Sep 2009
May 26, 2009
 
The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments
4.18
really liked it
I made the oatmeal raisin ice cream and it was delicious! I wish I didn't have to return this book to the library so I could try out more recipes.
Feb 2009
Feb 20, 2009
 
How to Steal a Dog
3.91
liked it
Georgina and her mom and younger brother are living out of their car, causing Georgina to hatch a plan to steal a dog for the reward money. 4th-6th gr ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 02, 2011
 
Feed
3.54
really liked it
In M.T. Anderson's vision of the future, we will have chips implanted into our brains that send us a constant "feed" of commercials, television shows, ...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
 
Stranger Things Happen
3.84
liked it
Surreal, odd short stories that reminded me of The Twilight Zone...My favorite was the second one, Water Off A Black Dog's Back.
Jan 2010
Jan 10, 2010
 
Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
4.15
really liked it
Wonderful short non-fiction essays about a variety of subjects. My favorites were on ice cream, coffee, and staying up late.
Sep 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
Running with the Reservoir Pups (Eddie and the Gang with No Name)
3.28
liked it
Eddie's parents have split up and his mother has moved him into the city--where it isn't hard for him to find trouble. Eddie gets mixed up with the Re ...more
May 2008
Jun 03, 2008
 
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
4.29
really liked it
This series has me hooked! I can't believe I have to wait for the next one to come out.....
Sep 2009
Sep 11, 2009
 
Willful Creatures
3.98
really liked it
I am on an Aimee Bender kick! I can't get enough of her bizarre and beautiful stories.
Oct 2010
Oct 26, 2010
 
The Game of Sunken Places (Norumbegan Quartet, #1)
3.41
liked it
My quest to read the complete works of M.T. Anderson continues...
Mar 2009
Mar 28, 2009
 
Night Fisher
3.05
liked it
How crystal-meth / "ice" affects the life of a teen living on Maui
Oct 2009
Oct 05, 2009
 
Mele the Crab Finds the Way Out
3.86
Rhyming text/Engages children; Predictable text/K-2
Jan 2011
Jan 21, 2011
 
The Hungry Pua'a and the Sweet Sweet Potato
4.11
really liked it
Great read-aloud/repetitive phrases/Prek/K/Hawaiian words
not set
Jan 21, 2011
 
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
4.30
it was amazing
the best advice columnist ever.
Jan 2013
Jan 23, 2013
 
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
4.41
it was amazing
a hit with the preschool crowd!
not set
Oct 05, 2012
 
The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution
4.06
really liked it
Really great chocolate cake recipe.
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
And the Pursuit of Happiness
4.29
it was amazing
love love love maira kalman.
Apr 2011
Apr 25, 2011
 
Kekoa and the Egg Mystery
3.67
really liked it
Great read-aloud for K-3
Jan 2011
Jan 21, 2011
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