Monthly Archives: May 2011

"On to Oregon," or "Seven Alone"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: On to Oregon, or Seven Alone Author: Honore Willsie Morrow Publisher: HarperCollins, republished in 1991 ISBN-13: 978-0688104948 ISBN-10: 0688604940 Language level: 2 (some euphemisms and veiled profanities) Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) … Continue reading

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"Johnny Texas on the San Antonio Road"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Johnny Texas on the San Antonio Road Author: Carol Hoff Illustrator: Earl Sherwan Publisher: Hendrick-Long Publishing Company, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0937460993 ISBN-10: 0937460-99-0 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-11 Rating: 5 … Continue reading

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"Hooray, A Pinata!"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Hooray, a Pinata! Author and Illustrator: Elisa Kleven Publisher: Puffin, republished in 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0140567649 ISBN-10: 014056764X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 3-8 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker … Continue reading

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"The Girl Who Owned a City"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Girl Who Owned a City Author: O. T. Nelson Publisher: First Avenue Editions, republished in 1995 ISBN-13: 978-0822596707 ISBN-10: 0-440-92893-1 Language level: 3 (barely; one curse word) Reading level: Ages 10-14 Rating: 4 stars … Continue reading

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"The Secret of Rover"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Secret of Rover Author: Rachel Wildavsky Illustrator: Antonio Caparo Publisher: Amulet Books, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-8109-9710-3 Related website: http://www.thesecretofrover.com (book), http://www.amuletbooks.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (a few common euphemisms and childish slang plus one “OMG”) … Continue reading

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"The Story of the Dalmatian"

  HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Story of the Dalmatian Author and Illustrator: Jennifer Quasha Publisher: PowerKids Press, republished in 2003 ISBN-13: 978-0823955152 ISBN-10: 082395515X Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed … Continue reading

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"Pepito the Brave"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Pepito the Brave Author and Illustrator: Scott Beck Publisher: Dutton Juvenile, 2001 ISBN-13: 978-0525465249 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 0525465243 (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0439324823 (paperback) ISBN-10: 0439324823 (paperback) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 4-8 Rating: 5 … Continue reading

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"Hitty, Her First Hundred Years"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years Author: Rachel Field Illustrator: Dorothy P. Lathrop Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0-689-82284-1 ISBN-10: 0-689-82284-7 Related website: http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-12 … Continue reading

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"Habitat Spy"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Habitat Spy Author: Cynthia Kieber-King Illustrator: Christina Wald Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-60718-122-4 (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1-60718-132-3 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-60718-142-2 (English eBook) Related website: http://www.christinawald.com/ (illustrator), http://www.SylvanDellPublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading … Continue reading

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"First Friends"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: First Friends Author: Lenore Blegvad  Illustrator: Erik Blegvad Publisher: HarperFestival, 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0694012732 ISBN-10: 0694012734 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 3 to 8 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker … Continue reading

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