Monthly Archives: July 2010

"Shiloh Season"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Shiloh Season Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Illustrator: Barry Moser Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, reprinted in 1998 ISBN-13: 9780689806469 ISBN-10: 0689806469 Language level: 2 (juvenile language) Reading level: For ages 8-12 but I would … Continue reading

Posted in general youth fiction | Leave a comment

"A Dangerous Promise"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Dangerous Promise Author: Joan Lowery Nixon Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, 1995 ISBN-13: 9780440219651 ISBN-10: 0440219655 Language level: 3 (a couple of instances of cursing) Reading level: Appropriate for ages 12 and above Rating: … Continue reading

Posted in historical fiction | Leave a comment

"George B. McClellan: The Disposable Patriot"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: George B. McClellan: The Disposable Patriot Author: Michael McHugh Publisher: Christian Liberty Press, 1998 ISBN-13: 9781930092150 ISBN-10: 1930092156 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Grades 4 and up Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by … Continue reading

Posted in biography | Leave a comment

"God King: A Story in the Days of Hezekiah"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: God King: A Story in the Days of Hezekiah Author: Joanne Williamson Publisher: Bethlehem Books, republished in 2002 ISBN-13: 9781883937737 ISBN-10: 1883937736 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Independent reading ages 10 and above … Continue reading

Posted in historical fiction | Leave a comment

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: To Kill a Mockingbird Author: Harper Lee Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, reissued in 1988 ISBN-13: 9780446310789 ISBN-10: 0446310786 Language level: 3 (cursing, profanity, and a little vulgarity) Reading level: Not less than age 16 Rating: … Continue reading

Posted in historical fiction | Leave a comment

"Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Elizabeth Blackwell: The First Woman Doctor Author: Francene Sabin Illustrator: Ann Toulmin-Rothe Publisher: Troll Communications LLC, 1982 ISBN-13: 9780893757564 ISBN-10: 089375756X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 9-11 but appropriate for all Rating: … Continue reading

Posted in biography | Leave a comment

"The History of Submarines"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The History of Submarines Author: Jeffrey J. Tall Publisher: Barron’s Juveniles, 1998 ISBN-10: 0764105361 ISBN-13: 978-0764105364 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Independent reading level ages 8 and above Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed … Continue reading

Posted in youth nonfiction | Leave a comment

"Will Gets a Haircut"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Will Gets a Haircut Authors and Illustrators: Olof and Lena Landstrom Publisher: R & S Books, reprinted in 2000 ISBN-13: 9789129648751 ISBN-10: 9129648750 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 5-7 Rating: 4 stars … Continue reading

Posted in childrens books | Leave a comment

"Batman Beyond: No Place Like Home"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Batman Beyond: No Place Like Home Author: Sholly Fisch Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, 2000 ISBN-13: 9780375806520 ISBN-10: 0375806520 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable, maybe an occasional euphemism) Reading level: Ages 4-10 Rating: 3 stars … Continue reading

Posted in childrens books | Leave a comment

"Tanglewood Tales"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Tanglewood Tales Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Illustrator: Virginia Frances Sterrett Publisher: Mediamorphosis, reprinted in 2010 ISBN-13: 9786069225332 ISBN-10: 6069225333 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Independent reading level grades 6 and up Rating: 4 stars … Continue reading

Posted in folklore | Leave a comment