Monthly Archives: December 2009

"Friend Or Foe" (Misadventures of Willie Plummet #16)

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Friend Or Foe (Misadventures Of Willie Plummet #16) Authors: Paul Buchanan and Rod Randall Publisher: Concordia Publishing House, 1999 ISBN-10: 0-570-07005-8 ISBN-13: 978-0570070054 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-12 (grades 3-6) Rating: … Continue reading

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"The Mystery at the Kentucky Derby"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Mystery at the Kentucky Derby Author: Carole Marsh Publisher: Gallopade International, 2006 ISBN-10: 0-635-0239-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-635-02393-3 Related website: http://www.carolemarshmysteries.com Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: grades 3-5 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"Little Bit and Big Byte: A Day at the Beach"

HOME SCHOOL CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW Book: Little Bit and Big Byte: A Day at the Beach Author: Craig T. Feigh Illustrator: Patrick Carlson Publisher: LifeVest Publishing Inc. (2008) ISBN-10: 1-59879-617-X (PB) ISBN-10: 1-59879-616-X (HC) Related websites: http://www.craigfeigh.com (author) http://www.lifevestbooks.com (publisher) … Continue reading

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"Jason's Adventures"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW BOOK: Jason’s Adventures Author: Barbara Stephens Publisher: Lulu, 2008 Lulu ID: 2244167 Related website: http://www.Lulu.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 7-11 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker Stephens, Barbara. … Continue reading

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"Fiscal Pear and Shimmer in the Call of River Whale"

  HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Fiscal Pear and Shimmer in the Call of River Whale Author: Olivia Brooks-Scrivanich Illustrator: Phillipe Jacinto Velazquez Publisher:  Booksurge Publishing, 2008 ISBN-10: 1-4196-9589-4 ISBN-13: 9781419695896 Related websites: http://fiscalpear.net Language level: 2 (common euphemisms and … Continue reading

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"Rebel Stone and the Ghost Whisperers"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Rebel Stone and the Ghost Whisperers Author: Walter Rouzer Publisher: iUniverse, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0-595-52313-9 (sc) ISBN-13: 978-0-595-51192-1 (dj) ISBN-13: 978-0-595-62368-6 (eb) Related website: http://www.iuniverse.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (common euphemisms and slang “bathroom” terms) Reading … Continue reading

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"Starr Light and the Christmas Story"

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"Fire Fish: Fins Refined by Fire"

    HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Fire Fish: Fins Refined by Fire Author and Illustrator: Davy Liu Publisher:  Kendu Films Inc. (2008) ISBN-13: 978-0-615-19233-8 Related websites: http://www.thefirefish.com (book), http://www.kendufilms.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-12 … Continue reading

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"Watch Out for the Elephants!"

  HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Watch Out for the Elephants! Authors: C. Angela Todd and C. Ann Todd Publisher: Leathers Publishing, 2004 ISBN-10: 1-58597-294-0 Related website: http://www.wofte.com Language level:  1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: aimed at grades 3-8 (ages … Continue reading

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"I'm Not a Brat!: Poems for the Kid in All of Us"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: I’m Not a Brat!: Poems for the Kid in All of Us Author: Arnot Ross McCallum Illustrator: Glen Girard Publisher:  Primrose Publishing, 1997/1998 ISBN-10:  0-9683178-0-4 Related website: http://www.notabrat.com Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: … Continue reading

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