Monthly Archives: March 2011

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

How can I even describe such an amazing book? I’m sure plenty of you have heard of this one: The real-life diary of a teenager called Anne Frank who hid for two years from the Nazis ages ago. Now if … Continue reading

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The Year of the Dog

Here is another book by the talented Grace Lin. Some of you may remember I’ve reviewed one of her books before. This book tells the story of Pacy/Grace Lin. (Sound familiar?) Partially fiction, partially not, The Year of the Dog … Continue reading

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Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief

This book by Wendelin Van Draanen is a must for any reader of mysteries. And if you’re not sure if you’re a snoop fan or not, try it. I am so glad I discovered the tales of Sammy Keyes. This … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Saw Lions

I just finished this book, yesterday in fact, and decided it would be best if I wrote a review for it while it was still fresh in my mind. The Girl Who Saw Lions, by Berlie Doherty, is a very … Continue reading

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Author Tidbits: Clare Vanderpool

For those of you who have forgotten, Clare Vanderpool is the fabulous author of the 2011 Newbery Medal book, Moon Over Manifest. Since I’ve already written a post on the award-winning book, who says I can’t write one about the … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Truth

There is one thing you need to know about this book: It is original. Yes, in the content, but also in its format. Just so you know. The entire book is composed of conversations, notes, and articles. It’s a documentary! … Continue reading

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A Pot O’Gold

LOVE this book. I’m all for learning more about my heritage and the places I come from. One of those places is Ireland, the world of Leprechauns, Fairies, and a country that (as I’m told) loves its words. For anyone … Continue reading

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