Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ambition's Not an Awful Word

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Ambition’s Not an Awful Word Author: Zack Zage Illustrator: Adam Watkins Publisher: Ivy Court Press, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-9836078-2-3 ISBN-10: 0-9836078-2-6 Related website: http://www.ivycourtpress.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Home to Holly Springs

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Home to Holly Springs Author: Jan Karon Publisher: Penguin Books, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-0-670-01825-3 (hard cover) ISBN-13: 978-0-13-311329-0 (paperback) Related websites: http://www.mitfordbooks.com (series), http://www.penguin.com (publisher) Language level: 5 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Jo MacDonald Had a Garden

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Jo MacDonald Had a Garden Author: Mary Quattlebaum Illustrator: Laura J. Bryant Publisher: Dawn Publications, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-58469-164-8 (Hardback) ISBN-13: 978-1-58469-165-5 (Paperback) Related websites: http://www.maryquattlebaum.com (author), http://www.laurabryant.com (illustrator), http://www.dawnpub.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; … Continue reading

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Avenger of Blood

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Avenger of Blood Author: Casey Head Cover Illustrator: Amanda MacEachcron Waters Publisher: Silver Falls Publishing, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9832597-7-0 Related website: http://www.silverfallspublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing … Continue reading

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Molly's Organic Garden

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Molly’s Organic Farm Authors: Carol L. Malnor and Trina L. Hunner Illustrator: Trina L. Hunner Publisher: Dawn Publications, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-58469-166-2 (hardback) ISBN-13: 978-1-58469-167-9 (paperback) Related websites: http://www.dawnpub.com (publisher), http://www.naturebooksforkids.com (author) Language level: 1 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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The Rogue Crew

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Rogue Crew Author: Brian Jacques Illustrator: Sean Rubin Publisher: Philomel Books, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-399-25416-1 Related website: http://www.redwall.org (series), http://www.penguin.com/youngreaders (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or … Continue reading

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Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek Author: Marianne Berkes Illustrator: Jill Durban Publisher: Dawn Publications, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-58469-162-4 (hardback) ISBN-10: 1-58469-162-4 (hardback) ISBN-13: 978-1-58469-163-1 (paperback) ISBN-10: 1-58469-163-1 (paperback) Related websites: http://www.dawnpub.com (publisher), … Continue reading

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The Carrot King

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Carrot King Author and Illustrator: Sally O. Lee Publisher: Sally Lee Books, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-1466469839 ISBN-10: 1-1466469838 Related website: http://www.sallyleebooks.com (author and publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Then Sings My Soul

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Then Sings My Soul Authors: George Beverly Shea with Fred Bauer Publisher: F. H. Revell, republished in 1971 ASIN: B000GM0UPC ASIN: B0019BLB7U ASIN: B0007FNH6M ASIN: B001FB0QAM Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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Strega Nona Takes a Vacation

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Strega Nona Takes a Vacation Author and Illustrator: Tomie dePaola  Publisher: Puffin, republished in 2003 ISBN-13: 978-0756914691 (Hardcover ISBN-10: 0756914698 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0142500767 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0142500763 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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