Monthly Archives: April 2011

"Prayers for a Small Child"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Prayers for a Small Child Author and Illustrator: Eloise Wilkin Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers, 1995 ISBN-13: 978-0679866565 ISBN-10: 0679866566 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) … Continue reading

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"Coco the Koala"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Coco the Koala Author and Illustrator: Vera De Backker Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2000 ISBN-13: 9780836827293 ISBN-10: 0836827295 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne S. … Continue reading

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"Roar!: A Noisy Counting Book"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Roar!: A Noisy Counting Book Author: Pamela Duncan Edwards  Illustrator: Henry Cole Publisher: Scholastic, republished in 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0060283841 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 006028384X (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0439286930 (paperback) ISBN-10: 043928693X (paperback) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading … Continue reading

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"Dancing in Cadillac Light"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Dancing in Cadillac Light Author: Kimberly Willis Holt Publisher: Puffin, republished in 2002 ISBN-13: 978-0698119703 ISBN-10: 0698119703 Language level: 3 (one curse word) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by Wayne S. … Continue reading

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"The Last Olympian"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Last Olympian Author: Rick Riordan Cover Illustrator: John Rocco Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books, reprinted in 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-4231-0150-5 Related website: http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com (series), http://www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (no outright cursing or profanity, but some … Continue reading

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"The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill, Case #2: Mineral Mischief"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Adventures of Joe-Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill, Case #2: Mineral Mischief Author: Renee Hand Illustrator: Jake Karwoski Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud Inc., 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-87839-415-9 ISBN-10: 0-87839-415-X Related websites: http://www.reneehand.com (author), … Continue reading

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"Dollars and Cents for Harriet"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Dollars and Cents for Harriet Author: Betsy Maestro  Illustrator: Giulio Maestro Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1988 ISBN-13: 978-0517569580 ISBN-10: 0517569582 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 3-7 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) … Continue reading

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"The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphs Author and Illustrator: Tamara Bower  Publisher: Atheneum, 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0689830464 ISBN-10: 0689830467 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 6-10 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"Let's Find Out About Halloween"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Let’s Find Out About Halloween Author: Paulette Cooper Illustrator: Errol Le Cain Publisher: Reader’s Digest Services; second printing edition, 1974 ISBN-13: 978-0531000755 ISBN-10: 0531000753 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 4 … Continue reading

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"Halloween Day"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Halloween Day Author: Anne Rockwell  Illustrator: Lizzy Rockwell Publisher: HarperCollins, republished in 1999 ISBN-13: 978-0060275679 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 0060275677 (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0064435895 (paperback) ISBN-10: 006443589X (paperback) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: … Continue reading

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