Monthly Archives: November 2011

"Pumpkin Jack"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Pumpkin Jack Author and Illustrator: Will Hubbell Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company, 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0807566664 ISBN-10: 0807566667 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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"A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Wish to Be a Christmas Tree Author: Colleen Monroe¬† Illustrator: Michael Glenn Monroe Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press, 2000 ISBN-13: 978-1585360024 ISBN-10: 1585360023 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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"Coco Makes Music"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Coco Makes Music Author: Karen van Holst Pellekaan Illustrator: Vera de Backker Publisher: Coco Color Publishing, republished in 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0836827309 ISBN-10: 0836827309 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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"Meet Me in St. Louis"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Meet Me in St. Louis Author: Sally Benson Publisher: Virginia Publishing Co., republished in 2004 ISBN-13: 978-1891442261 ISBN-10: 1891442260 Related website: http://www.stl-books.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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"A Year Without Autumn"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Year Without Autumn Author: Liz Kessler Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0763655952 ISBN-10: 0763655953 Related website: http://www.candlewick.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a … Continue reading

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"The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog: A Christmas Story"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog: A Christmas Story Author: Jan Britland Illustrator: Mike Swaim Publisher: CreateSpace, 2011 ISBN-13: 987-1463737122 ISBN-10: 1463737122 Related websites: http://www.rodgerdodgerdog.com (author), http://www.swaimart.com (illustrator) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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"Runt the Brave"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Runt the Brave Author: Daniel Schwabauer Publisher: Clear Water Press, 2004 ISBN-13: 978-0-9742972-1-7 ISBN-10: 0-9742972-1-6 Related websites: http://www.tiranor.com (series), http://www.clearwaterpress.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or … Continue reading

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"Outlaw"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Outlaw Author: Stephen Davies Publisher: Clarion Books, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0547390178 ISBN-10: 0547390173 Related websites: http://www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk (author), http://www.hmhbooks.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot … Continue reading

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"Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes Author: Edith Hamilton Illustrator: Steele Savage Publisher: Back Bay Books, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0316341516 ISBN-10: 0316341517 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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"Seagull by the Shore"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Seagull by the Shore: The Story of a Herring Gull Author: Vanessa Giancamilli Birch Illustrator: Alton Langford Publisher: Soundprints, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-60727-160-4 (paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-60727-108-6 (micro book with toy) Related website: http://www.soundprints.com (publisher) Language level: … Continue reading

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