Monthly Archives: March 2010

"Ellis Island Days": Book #4 in the "Hitty's Travels" Series

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Ellis Island Days: Book #3 in the “Hitty’s Travels” Series Author: Ellen Weiss Illustrator: Betina Ogden Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2002 ISBN-13: 9780689849459 ISBN-10: 0689849451 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages … Continue reading

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"Out of the Blue": Book #4 in the "High Hurdles" Series

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Out of the Blue: Book #4 in the “High Hurdles” Series Author: Lauraine Snelling Publisher: Bethany House, 1996 ISBN-13: 9781556615085 ISBN-10: 1556615086 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Young adult; the series is said … Continue reading

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"Trouble–of the Northwest Territory"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Trouble – of the Northwest Territory Author: Katherine Greegor Illustrator: Lisa Cummins Publisher: Promised Land Publishers, 1992 ISBN-13: 9780963309174 ISBN-10: 096330917X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 12 and up Rating: 5 stars … Continue reading

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"Louisiana Purchase"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Louisana Purchase Authors: Peter and Connie Roop Illustrator: Sally Wern Comport Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2004 ISBN-13: 9780689864438 ISBN: 0689864434 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 7-10 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) … Continue reading

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"When Hugo Went to School"

  HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: When Hugo Went to School Author: Anne F. Rockwell Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, reprinted in 1991 ISBN-10: 0027773051 ISBN-13: 978-0027773057 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 4 stars … Continue reading

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"The Dark Bride"

  HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Dark Bride Author: Laura Restrepo Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers, reprinted in 2003 ISBN-13: 9780641911248 ISBN-10: 0641911246 Language level: I didn’t read very much, so I don’t know and frankly don’t care; it certainly … Continue reading

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"The Cool Ghoul Mystery"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Cool Ghoul Mystery Author: Elizabeth Levy Illustrator: Mordecai Gerstein Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2003 ISBN-13: 9780689861598 ISBN-10: 0689861591 Language level: I’d give it a 2 (use of the word “butt” to refer … Continue reading

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"Adventure at Lookout Farm"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Adventure at Lookout Farm Author: Naida Kirkpatrick Cover illustrator: Jacqueline Blake Publisher: Royal Fireworks Press, 1996 ISBN-13: 9780880922814 ISBN-10: 0-88092-281-8 (paperback) ISBN-10: 0-88092-282-6 (library binding) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 9-11 Rating: … Continue reading

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"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Author: Mark Haddon Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, reprinted in 2004 ISBN-13: 9781400032716 ISBN-10: 1400032717 Language level: 5 (obscenity and vulgarity) Reading level: ADULTS ONLY … Continue reading

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"Honey for a Teen's Heart"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Honey for a Teen’s Heart Author: Gladys Hunt and Barbara Hampton Publisher: Zondervan, revised edition in 2002 ISBN-13: 9780310242604 ISBN: 0310242606 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: For parents in choosing good reading material … Continue reading

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