Monthly Archives: September 2010

"Knights of the Kitchen Table," "Time Warp Trio" Series #1

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Knights of the Kitchen Table, “Time Warp Trio” Series #1 Author: Jon Scieszka Illustrator: Lane Smith Publisher: Penguin Group USA, reissued in 2004 ISBN-13: 9780142400432 ISBN-10: 0142400432 Language level: 2 (some juvenile slang) Reading level: … Continue reading

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"To Be a Slave"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: To Be A Slave Author: Julius Lester Illustrator: Tom Feelings Publisher: Penguin Group USA, reissued in 2005 ISBN-13: 9780142403860 ISBN-10: 0142403865 Language level: 3 (a curse word) Reading level: Probably not appropriate as independent reading … Continue reading

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"The Happy Hollisters at Mystery Mountain"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Happy Hollisters at Mystery Mountain Author: Jerry West Illustrator: Helen S. Hamilton Publisher: Doubleday, 1954 ASIN: B002COO6OI ASIN: B000X9WH5Y ASIN: B000K7WOQG ASIN: B0019N11LO Language level: 2 (a few euphemisms) Reading level: Anyone can enjoy … Continue reading

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"The Great Genghis Khan Look-Alike Contest"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Great Genghis Khan Look-Alike Contest Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat Illustrator: Mitchell Rigie Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, 1993 ISBN-13: 9780679850021 ISBN-10: 0679850023 Language level: nothing objectionable. Reading level: Ages 8-10 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) … Continue reading

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"The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts Who Just Turned 12 on Monday"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Great Green Notebook of Katie Roberts Who Just Turned 12 on Monday Author: Amy Hest Illustrator: Sonja Lamut Publisher: Candlewick Press, 1998 ISBN-13: 9780763604646 ISBN-10: 076360464X Language level: 2 (some euphemisms) Reading level: Intended … Continue reading

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"Trapped in Transylvania," #1 of the "Cracked Classics"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Trapped in Transylvania, #1 of the “Cracked Classics” Author: Tony Abbot Illustrator: Gris Grimley Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children, 2002 ISBN-13: 9780786813247 ISBN-10: 0786813245 Language level: 2 (some euphemisms) Reading level: Intended for ages 9-12, … Continue reading

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"Beyond the Desert Gate"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Beyond the Desert Gate Author: Mary Ray Cover Illustrator: Gino d’Achille Publisher: Bethlehem Books, republished in 2001 ISBN-13: 978-1-883937-54-6 ISBN-10: 188393754X Related website: http://www.bethlehembooks.com (publisher Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 14 and … Continue reading

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"One Dog Too Many"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: One Dog Too Many Author: Virginia Vail Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 1990 ISBN-13: 9780590428002 ISBN-10: 0590428004 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 10-14 Rating: 3 stars (FAIR) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker For more … Continue reading

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"The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11 Author: Amy Hest Illustrator: Sonja Lamut Publisher: Candlewick Press, reprinted in 1996 ISBN-13: 9781564028594 ISBN-10: 1564028593 Language level: 2 (a few euphemisms) Reading level: Probably intended for … Continue reading

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"We Are the Word People"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: We Are The Word People Author: Edith Reynolds Publisher: Aventine Press, republished in 2003 ISBN-13: 9781593300920 ISBN-10: 1593300921 Related website: http://www.aventinepress.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Teenagers, probably ages 15+ Rating: 3 … Continue reading

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