Monthly Archives: March 2010

"Honey for a Child's Heart"

  HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Honey for a Child’s Heart Author: Gladys Hunt Publisher: Zondervan, fourth edition in 2002 ISBN-13: 9780310242468 ISBN-10: 0310242460 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: For parents in choosing reading books for children Rating: … Continue reading

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"Sailing for Gold": Book No. 1 in the "Klondike Kid" Series

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sailing for Gold, Book No. 1 in “The Klondike Kid” Series Author: Deborah Hopkinson Illustrator: Bill Farnsworth Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2004 ISBN-13: 9780689860324 ISBN: 0689860323 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: … Continue reading

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"Earthquake at Dawn"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Earthquake at Dawn Author: Kristiana Gregory Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, new edition in 2003 ISBN-13: 9780152046811 ISBN-10: 015204681X Language level: 2 (a few common euphemisms and a couple of instances of the word “God” as … Continue reading

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"Who Was King Tut?"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Who Was King Tut? Author: Roberta Edwards Illustrator: True Kelley Publisher: Penguin Group USA, 2006 ISBN-13: 9780448443607 ISBN-10: 0448443600 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages: 8-12 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by Wayne … Continue reading

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"My Brother Sam Is Dead"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: My Brother Sam Is Dead Authors: James L. and Christopher Collier Publisher: Scholastic Inc., revised in 1995 ISBN-13: 9780590427920 ISBN-10: 059042792X Language level: 4 (a lot of cursing and swearing) Reading level: I would not … Continue reading

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"Twig the Collie"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Twig the Collie Author: Craig Massey Illustrator: Alvin New Publisher: Moore Books, 1995 ISBN-13: 9781891635007 ISBN-10: 189163500X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8 – 13 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne … Continue reading

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"DragonFire"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: DragonFire, Book #4 of the “Dragon Keeper” series Author: Donita K. Paul Publisher: Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2007 ISBN-13: 9781400072514 ISBN-10: 1400072514 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: grades 4-8 (but the books say, … Continue reading

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"DragonSpell"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: DragonSpell Author: Donita K. Paul Publisher: Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2004 ISBN-13: 9781578568239 ISBN: 1578568234 Language level: Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages: grades 4-8 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne S. … Continue reading

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"The Sea of Monsters"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Sea of Monsters, Book #2 of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion/Miramax Kid, reprinted in 2007 ISBN-13: 9781423103349 ISBN-10: 1423103343 Language level: 3 (as close to taking the Lord’s name … Continue reading

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"The Lightning Thief"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Lightning Thief, Book #1 of “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Hyperion/Miramax Kid, 2006 ISBN-13: 9780786838653 ISBN-10: 0786838655 Language level: Language level: 2 (an abundance of common euphemisms) Reading level: Intended … Continue reading

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