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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers
3.94
it was ok
Why does this Turabian lady get to say how I document and cite my history papers and why, why, why can't English, History, and Education people just g ...more
not set
Apr 16, 2009
 
Snowflakes Fall
3.94
it was amazing
This book is a beautiful collaboration between MacLachlan and Kellogg written to honor the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. I had wondered how this ...more
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 11, 2013
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.82
liked it
Inferno was entertaining enough. I do love Robert Langdon and it was fun to kick around Italy with him a bit. The amnesia/nothing-is-as-it-seems twist ...more
Aug 17, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
Falling Home
3.93
liked it
Well, I think I guessed on page one how this book was going to end. I also guessed the big mystery pretty early on... Still fun. Who doesn't like a li ...more
Feb 04, 2015
Feb 05, 2015
 
Airs Above the Ground
4.02
really liked it
Sometimes it's really fun to just have a fun novel for book club. That's what this was. A little intrigue, some great travel, endearing characters, ch ...more
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
 
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
4.19
it was amazing
What a great tribute to some of our nation's greatest pioneers. Written by Barack Obama as a letter to his daughters about their potential and possibi ...more
Mar 17, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
 
The Sisterhood: Inside the Lives of Mormon Women
2.76
did not like it
I admire what the author claimed she was trying to do but I don't think she succeeded. I wish she would have collaborated with someone a little bit mo ...more
not set
May 03, 2009
 
Miss You Most of All
3.59
really liked it
*spoiler (kinda) alert* Well, if I check out a book called "Miss You Most of All" I only have myself to blame, really. You can pretty much guess, by t ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2011
 
Blackout
4.14
it was amazing
This book beautifully illustrates my often-made point: Bag the goal to read all the national award winners. Resolve instead to read all the also-rans ...more
May 02, 2014
May 02, 2014
 
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
4.38
it was amazing
Told from a very religious viewpoint, this story nevertheless is the most accurate retelling I have found on this subject. The pictures and story are ...more
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
 
Son (The Giver, #4)
3.98
really liked it
I'm seeing all the negative reviews and am a bit confused by them. This was, by far, my favorite of Lowry's dystopic quartet. I loved revisiting the m ...more
May 18, 2014
May 20, 2014
 
Otter in Space
4.13
it was amazing
Otter is just the cutest and cleverest little character I have encountered in very long time.This second book is as much fun as the first one. The ill ...more
Sep 30, 2015
May 15, 2015
 
Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp
4.14
it was amazing
Anyone bummed out by Grapes of Wrath and the plight of the displaced "Okies" during the dust bowl and subsequent California migration should pick up t ...more
not set
Mar 16, 2009
 
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards (Dear America)
3.93
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It's hard to believe the author was only 14. It made a perfect companion for Out of the Dust--which is what I was hoping f ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 13, 2009
 
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother
4.29
really liked it
So cute and relate-able for any child who's ever had a sibling. Trisha and her brother, Richie, are forever in competition with each other. Trisha is ...more
Aug 28, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Ant and Grasshopper
3.66
really liked it
This retelling of the classic tale adds a gentle twist with a few extra months in the story as Ant takes Grasshopper in and shares his store while Gra ...more
Feb 08, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
 
Sequoia
4.04
really liked it
Sparsely written, beautifully illustrated. I really loved this book but the best part (as, I am discovering, in most children's "story" books about no ...more
Mar 06, 2015
Mar 06, 2015
 
And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends
4.15
really liked it
"For music is magic, it soothes and it mends." Sweet little book that starts with a mended quarrel within a family and slowly spreads all over the ear ...more
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
 
This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration
4.18
it was amazing
Well, it's Jacqueline Woodson... If there's one thing I've learned in my very brief tenure as a children's librarian it's that this woman's writing, a ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
 
Hill Country: A Novel
3.95
really liked it
I probably actually loved this book 5-stars worth but I have recently adopted my mom's system of awarding all 5 to only books I would read again. (Thi ...more
Feb 13, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
3.80
liked it
A clear-eyed view of the brutality of the Civil War. This book is very well-done and Mrs. Polacco offers notes at the end to clarify the few creative ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
4.28
it was amazing
Beautifully told. There were some really poignant lines and some surprisingly funny ones as well. I should not have been surprised by this. It's Lauri ...more
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
Rapunzel
4.00
it was amazing
I had forgotten how scandalous the real story of Rapunzel was! This version is not all-that-beautifully retold but Oh! the illustrations are gorgeous!
Mar 03, 2014
Mar 03, 2014
 
Nightsong
4.02
really liked it
Wouldn't really be much of a story--it's OKAY, but only--but the pictures are adorable and make this book much more than it is.
Sep 25, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Locomotive
4.12
it was amazing
An award winner for clearly obvious reasons! Beautifully written (literally--the fonts are varied and beautiful) this lovely, lyrical story is bound t ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
 
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
4.15
really liked it
Fascinating biography of an intriguing man. I wish I could have shared the planet with him. Would have loved to meet him.
Dec 17, 2014
Dec 17, 2014
 
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
3.90
really liked it
This was an interesting contrast to "Escape". While the time overlaps a bit, the circumstances are creepily similar. It's frustrating to hear the two ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2008
 
Welcome Comfort
4.23
it was amazing
Delightful, festive fantasy. Welcome finds a place where he belongs in life and with it receives a new calling.
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
While We're Far Apart
4.15
liked it
I liked this book. The beginning was awkward and made me uncomfortable since it was told from the POV of the backwards, awkward protagonist. Then as s ...more
not set
Jul 29, 2011
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
4.54
it was amazing
Dear rest of the world,
Yeah. I get it now. Can someone please tell my where my number 5 is? Quick?
Jun 16, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
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