Monthly Archives: July 2011

"Squaw Winter"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Squaw Winter Author: Violet Morgan Publisher: The Greenfield Printing and Publishing Co., 1955 ASIN: B0007DU7R6 Language level: 3 (a few euphemisms and one instance of taking the Lord’s name in vain) Reading level: For teenagers … Continue reading

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"Mary Alice in the Palace"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Mary Alice in the Palace Authors and Illustrators: Clair Helgesen, and D. Gade Finucane, Publisher: Reilly and Lee Co., 1967 ASIN: B0006BPNO6 ASIN: B00005WDU6 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 9-12 Rating: 4 … Continue reading

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"Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times–and What the Neighbors Thought"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times–and What the Neighbors Thought Author: Kathleen Krull Illustrator: Kathryn Hewitt Publisher: Sandpiper, republished in 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0152480103 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 0152480102 (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0152164362 (paperback) ISBN-10: 0152164367 (paperback) … Continue reading

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"Shane"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Shane Author: Jack Schaefer Publisher: Bantam, republished in 1983 ISBN-13: 978-0553271102 ISBN-10: 0553271105 Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or profanity; 5=obscenity … Continue reading

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"Miss Hickory"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Miss Hickory Author: Carolyn Sherwin Bailey Illustrator: Ruth Chrisman Gannett Publisher: Puffin Books, republished in 1977 ISBN-13: 978-0670479412 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 0670479403 (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0140309560 (paperback) ISBN-10: 0140309560 (paperback) Related website: http://www.penguin.com (publisher) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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"Wright on Time: South Dakota," Book 4

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Wright on Time: South Dakota, Book 4 Author: Lisa M. Cottrell-Bentley Illustrator: Tanja Bauerle Publisher: Do Life Right Inc., 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9824892-5-7 ISBN-10: 0-9824829-5-7 Related website: http://www.wrightontimebooks.com Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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"Brush, Barry, Brush"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Brush, Barry, Brush Author: Linda Valderrama Illustrator: Soudabeh (Sudi) Memarzadeh Publisher: Shirley’s Girl Publications, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0-578-06605-9 ISBN-10: 057806605X Related website: http://www.shirleysgirlpublications.com Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing … Continue reading

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"The Rabbits' Wedding"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Rabbits’ Wedding Author and Illustrator: Garth Williams  Publisher: HarperCollins, 1958 ISBN-13: 978-0060264956 ISBN-10: 0060264950 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing or … Continue reading

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"The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Carol"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Twelve Days of Christmas: A Christmas Carol Author and Illustrator: Sheilah Beckett Publisher: Western Publishing Company, republished in 1999 ISBN-13: 978-0307001498 ISBN-10: 0307001490 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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"The Christmas Bunny"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Christmas Bunny Author: Arnold Rabin Illustrator: Carolyn Ewing Publisher: Golden Books, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0307301307 ISBN-10: 0307301303 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a … Continue reading

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