Monthly Archives: February 2011

Nory Ryan’s Song

I loved this book, by Patricia Reilly Giff. It had strong plot and characters, was written wonderfully, and just plain drew me in. I remember how I found it on my shelf. It was the day before Dr. Seuss’s birthday, … Continue reading

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Moon Over Manifest

Who hasn’t heard of this book, the Newbery medal winner of 2011, by Clare Vanderpool? That should be enough to convince you to read it. But just in case, here’s a little something to get you started. Abilene Tucker is … Continue reading

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The Ghost, The White House, and Me

In the patriotic spirit of it being the day after President’s Day, I’ve an especially patriotic book to review. It’s written by Judith St. George. Let’s get started, shall we? Ahem. Wouldn’t it be awesome to live in the White … Continue reading

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NERDS Video

For everyone who, like me, loves the Sisters Grimm book series by Michael Buckley, here’s the author talking about his new series: NERDS.

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

I think I tried to read this book in 2nd Grade. Truthfully, I understood maybe half of what I read, and I stopped in the middle. A year later, I tried again. I got through the whole thing. Hurrah! And … Continue reading

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Millicent Min, Girl Genius

My best friend begged me to read this for months, and I finally did. And guess what? I WAITED TOO LONG. Lisa Yee is a wonderful author, and has created a very unique, funny, absorbing, and altogether great book. Millicent … Continue reading

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The Dragonfly Pool

Ever heard of Eva Ibbotson? Which Witch? The Island of the Aunts? Well, even if you haven’t, you sure are going to now. The Dragonfly Pool shows you the world of Tally, the girl with a loving father and many … Continue reading

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