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The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
The Masterpiece
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Five Presidents by Clint Hill
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The book itself was a 5 for me, but I have to give the audio version a 4 for the mispronunciations. I can't believe the finished product would not catch such things as
-(Wally) Schirra
-Minot, ND (really, it was pronounced as "minute"?)
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Not So Different by Shane Burcaw
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Great idea for a book. My only wish-- that it had included even more information. I realize that this is for younger kids, but wanted to know even more. For instance, how old was Shane when this book was published? I ended up doing some research, and ...more
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This is My Book! by Mark Pett
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I decided to pick this up after seeing that it won the YHBA for primary. I can just imagine the students' reaction when hearing/seeing this. Unfortunately, the pull tab was torn by the time I got it from the library. Fun idea, maybe not totally origi ...more
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Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
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This mystery seemed unfortunately realistic to me, although there were some parts that were a bit too convoluted. The pacing could be improved a bit: a lot was wrapped up in a short time at the end. Note to self: in a mystery, every murder matters!
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The Secret Life of Pronouns by James W. Pennebaker
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Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby
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Fig (given name Finola) and her father Tim live along the coast in New Jersey. Her father was an up and coming composer and performer before Fig's birth, but after her arrival, her mother left and her father struggled with..." Read more of this review »
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The Bad Seed by Jory John
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I understand what this story is trying to do, to convince kids that they can change, but I found it a bit formulaic. It was the illustrations that earned it an extra star. It would have been nice if some other being/seed had shown an interest, or we ...more
The Bad Seed by Jory John
"12/25/2018 ~ A book that will spark conversations about shifting one's reputation from the "bad" kid to a kid who sometimes makes bad choices.

I did wish that there had been some attention given to why the seed suddenly decided to be "good." The s..." Read more of this review »
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Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! by Jean Fritz
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Third book I read about TR in same day-- preparing to go to a Teddy Roosevelt Society meeting. This was the best of the three. It would take a lot of planning (and editing) to condense such a complicated life into a chapter book for students like thi ...more
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