Category Archives: 2011

Student Saturday: Positively – Courtney Sheinmel

The opinions expressed here are those of my student Samantha. This book was very good!  It was like a T.V. show in your head.  I loved it!  Every student who loves sad stories, love, and friendship books should read it … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: Trackers – Patrick Carman

Publisher:  Scholastic Press Pages:  224 Pages Genre:  Middle Grade, Science Fiction My student reviewer today is Alex The book I read was Trackers by Patrick Carman.  There was Adam, a boy who made many inventions and the leader of the … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: The Family Under the Bridge – Natalie Savage Carlso

Publisher:  HarperCollinsPages:  128Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction This review is by my student Evan.  These are his words so please be kind. In Paris, France in abut the 1930’s it was all normal for Armand Pouly until he found 3 … Continue reading

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Hunger – Michael Grant

This review is by Niraj a sixth grader who regularly borrows books from me.  He is a mature and prolific reader.  I let him read this series before I had a chance to and decided I needed to read it … Continue reading

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All Different Kinds of Free – Jessica McCann

Publisher: Bell Bridge BooksPages: 274Genre: Historical FictionSource: Received a copy from publisher through NetGalley I love history.  I am always amazed when an author can bring something new to the table to make me say, “wait a minute, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Save Me – Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: St. Martin’s PressPages: 384Genre: Adult Realistic FictionSource: Received a copy from LibraryThing If faced with an event where you were given the choice of saving your own child or the children in front of you, what would you do?  … Continue reading

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Angel Burn – L.A. Weatherly

Publisher: CandlewickPages: 464Genre: YA, FantasySource: I received a review galley from the publisher through NetGalley This is not your typical heavenly angel type story.  In this book we find a group of “angels” that suck the life right out of … Continue reading

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Princess Academy – Shannon Hale

This student Saturday is brought to you by my students Marquia.  She read a book that I have considered among my favorites.  Enjoy her review. Princess Academy is about a girl named Miri.  She lives on Mount Eskel with her … Continue reading

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The First Escape – G.P. Taylor

Publisher:  TyndalePages:  288Genre:  Young Adult, Graphic AdventureSource:  Review Copy from Publisher through NetGalley This is the first book in the Dopple Ganger series by G.P. Taylor.  The main characters are twins Saskia and Sadie Dopple and Erik Morrisey Ganger.  They … Continue reading

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The Great Mogul Diamond – G.P. Taylor

Publisher: TyndalePages: 304Genre: Young Adult Graphic AdventureSource: Review Copy from Publisher In this third book in the Dopple Ganger Series we find Saskia and Sadie living with Muzz Elliott.  After over- hearing a phone conversation they determine that someone is … Continue reading

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