Monthly Archives: September 2011

"The Princess Curse"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book:  The Princess Curse Author: Merrie Haskell Publisher: Harper, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-06-200813-8 (trade binding) ISBN-13: 978-0-06-200814-5 (library binding) Related website: http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; … Continue reading

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"Incident at Hawk's Hill"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Incident at Hawk’s Hill Author: Allan W. Eckert Illustrator: John Schoenherr Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, republished in 1995 ISBN-13: 978-0316209489 ISBN-10: 0316209481 Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang … Continue reading

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"The Napping House"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Napping House Author: Audrey Wood  Illustrator: Don Wood Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Big Books, republished in 1991 ISBN-13: 978-0152014179 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0152014179 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0152567118 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0152567119 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common … Continue reading

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"Ben, King of the River"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Ben, King of the River Author: David Gifaldi  Illustrator: Layne Johnson Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company, 2001 ISBN-13: 978-0807506356 ISBN-10: 0807506354 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or … Continue reading

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"Daisy the Firecow"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Daisy the Firecow Author and Illustrator: Viki Woodworth  Publisher: Boyds Mills Press, republished in 2010 ISBN-13: 978-1563979347 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1563979349 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1590788318 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 1590788311 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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"Riding the Tiger"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Riding the Tiger Author: Eve Bunting  Illustrator: David Frampton Publisher: Clarion Books, 2001 ISBN-13: 978-0395797310 ISBN-10: 0395797314 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of … Continue reading

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"The Lost World"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Lost World Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Publisher: Dover Publications, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0486400600 ISBN-10: 0486400603 Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of … Continue reading

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"Lyddie"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Lyddie Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: Puffin, republished in 2004 ISBN-13: 978-0142402542 ISBN-10: 0142402540 Related website: http://www.terabithia.com (author), http://www.penguin.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a … Continue reading

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"Wolfsong: A Natural and Fabulous History of Wolves"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Wolfsong: A Natural and Fabulous History of Wolves Author: Catherine Feher-Elston Illustrator: Lawrence Ormsby Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2004 ISBN-10: 1-58542-358-0 Related websites: http://www.ormsbythickstun.com (illustrator), http://www.penguin.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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"Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War Author: Tony Horwitz Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-8050-9153-3 Related websites: http://tonyhorwitz.com/books/midnight-rising.php (author), http://www.henryholt.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (very few instances … Continue reading

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