Monthly Archives: February 2011

"Caddie Woodlawn's Family" or "Magical Melons"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Caddie Woodlawn’s Family, or Magical Melons Author: Carol Ryrie Brink Illustrator: Marguerite Davis Publisher: Aladdin, republished in 1990 ISBN-10: 0689714165 ISBN-13: 978-0689714160 Related website: http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (one common euphemism used several times) … Continue reading

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"Time for Bed, Elmo"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Time for Bed, Elmo Author: Sarah Albee Illustrator: Maggie Swanson Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, 2000 ISBN-13: 9780375803222 ISBN-10: 037580322X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 5 to 8 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) … Continue reading

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"Sergio and the Hurricane"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sergio and the Hurricane Author and Illustrator: Alexandra Wallner Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks, republished in 2006 ISBN-13: 978-0805079845 ISBN-10: 080507984X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 5 stars … Continue reading

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"The Place Called Attar"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Place Called Attar: A Loving Story of the Earth and One Family Who Lived in Harmony with Her Author: Jerry D. Belanger Publisher: Countryside Publications Ltd., second printing in 1992 ASIN: B000GDDJ7C ASIN: B001ACWGPE … Continue reading

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"Frederico, the Mouse Violinist"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Frederico, the Mouse Violinist Author: Mayra Calvani Illustrator: K.C. Snider Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Inc., 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1-61633-113-9 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1-61633-114-6 (Paperback) ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-125-2 (eBook) Related websites: http://www.MayrasSecretBookcase.com (author), http://www.kcsniderart.com (illustrator), http://www.GuardianAngelPublishing.com (publisher) Language … Continue reading

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"James and the Giant Peach"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: James and the Giant Peach: A Children’s Story Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Lane Smith Publisher: Puffin, republished in 2007 ISBN-13: 978-0142410363 ISBN-10: 0142410365 Language level: 2 (a few euphemisms) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 3 … Continue reading

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"Chris Mouse and the Promise"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Chris Mouse and the Promise Author: Tina J. Lackey Adams Illustrator: Pamela Hopkins Publisher: Outskirts Press, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1-4327-4959-0 Related websites: http://www.chrismouseandthepromise.com (author), http://www.outskirtspress.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Children of any … Continue reading

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"Profiles in Courage"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Profiles in Courage Author: John F. Kennedy Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, republished in 2006 ISBN-13: 9780060854935 ISBN-10: 0060854936 Language level: 3 (some cursing) Reading level: Older teens and adults Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed … Continue reading

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