Monthly Archives: May 2010

"Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era Author: Sterling North Illustrator: John Schoenherr Publisher: Penguin Group USA, reissued in 1990 ISBN-13: 9780140344455 ISBN-10: 0140344454 Language level: 3 (a couple of curse words) Reading level: Ages … Continue reading

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"The Littles"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Littles Author: John Peterson Illustrator: Roberta Carter Clark Publisher: Scholastic Inc., reissued in 1993 ISBN-13: 9780590462259 ISBN-10: 0590462253 Language level: 2 (some common euphemisms) Reading level: Ages 8-10 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"The Sign of the Beaver"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Sign of the Beaver Author: Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, reprinted in 1994 ISBN-13: 9780440479000 ISBN-10: 0440479002 Language level: 2 (some common euphemisms and veiled “cursing”) Reading level: Grades 5-7 Rating: … Continue reading

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"Dinosaurs Before Dark," Magic Tree House #1

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Dinosaurs Before Dark, Magic Tree House #1 Author: Mary Pope Osborne Illustrator: Salvatore Murdocca Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, 1992 ISBN-13: 9780679824114 ISBN-10: 0679824111 Language level: 2 (a few euphemisms such as “gosh” and “golly”) … Continue reading

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"The Cat Chronicles"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Cat Chronicles Author and Illustrator: Michael Anthony Kelly Publisher: PublishAmerica, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1-4489-5482-7 Related website: http://catchroniclesbook.blogspot.com/ (book), http://www.publishamerica.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"Cam Jansen and The Mystery at the Haunted House," #13

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Cam Jansen and the Mystery at the Haunted House, #13 Author: David A. Adler Illustrator: Susanna Natti Publisher: Penguin Group USA, reprinted in 2004 ISBN-13: 9780142402108 ISBN-10: 0142402109 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: … Continue reading

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"Earth to Matthew"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Earth to Matthew Author: Paula Danziger Publisher: Penguin Group USA, reprinted in 1998 ISBN-13: 9780698116924 ISBN-10: 0698116925 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 11-13 Rating: 2 stars (POOR) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker … Continue reading

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