Monthly Archives: January 2011

"Bambi: A Life in the Woods"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Bambi: A Life in the Woods Author: Felix Salten Illustrator: Barbara Cooney Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks, republished in 2002 ISBN-13: 978-0-671-66607-1 ISBN-10: 0-671-66607-X Related website: http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-12 … Continue reading

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Little Tyke: The True Story of a Gentle Vegetarian Lion

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Little Tyke: The True Story of a Gentle Vegetarian Lion Author: George Westbeau Publisher: Quest Books, republished in 1995 ISBN-10: 0835606058 ISBN-13: 978-0835606059 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable that I recall) Reading level: Ages 12 … Continue reading

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"The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Diamond of Darkhold: The Fourth Book of Ember Author: Jeanne DuPrau Illustrator: Chris Riely Publisher: Yearling, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0-395-85571-9 (hardback) ISBN-13: 978-0-375-95571-6 (library binding) ISBN-13: 978-0-375-85572-6 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-0-375-89244-8 (e-book) Related websites: http://www.booksofember.com (series), … Continue reading

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"Caddie Woodlawn"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Caddie Woodlawn Author: Carol Ryrie Brink Cover illustrator: Sean Beavers Publisher: Aladdin, republished in 2006 ISBN-10: 1416940286 ISBN-13: 978-1416940289 Related website: http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (a common euphemism) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 5 … Continue reading

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"Lincoln: A Photobiography"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Lincoln, A Photobiography Author and Illustrator: Russell Freedman Publisher: Sandpiper, republished in 1989 ISBN-13: 978-0395518489 ISBN-10: 0395518482 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker … Continue reading

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"A Horse to Love"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Horse to Love Author: Nancy Springer Publisher: HarperCollins, 1987 ISBN-13: 9780060258252 (library binding) ISBN: 006025825X (library binding) ISBN-13: 9780060258245 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 0060258241 (hardcover) Language level: 2 (a lot of euphemisms and childish slang) Reading … Continue reading

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"New England's Stormalong: A Tall Tale"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: New England’s Stormalong: A Tall Tale Author: Louis Arthur Norton Illustrator: Kurt Jones Publisher: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-60696-005-9 Related website: http://www.tatepublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-10 Rating: … Continue reading

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