Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Author and Illustrator: William Steig  Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, republished in 2005 ISBN-13: 978-1416902065 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1416902066 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0671662691 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0671662694 (Paperback) Language level: … Continue reading

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Guess How Much I Love You

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Guess How Much I Love You Author: Sam McBratney  Illustrator: Anita Jeram Publisher: Candlewick Press, republished in 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0763641757 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0763641758 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0763642648 (Board book) ISBN-10: 0763642649 (Board book) ISBN-13: 978-0763653781 (Pop-up … Continue reading

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Arthur and the Minimoys

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Arthur and the Minimoys Author: Luc Besson Publisher: Harper Trophy, first American edition published in 2006 ISBN-13: 978-0-06-059625-5 ISBN-10: 0-06-059625-2 Related websites: http://www.arthur-lelivre.com (book), http://www.harperchildrens.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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Swallows and Amazons

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Swallows and Amazons Author and Illustrator: Arthur Ransome Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher, republished in 1985 ISBN-13: 978-1567924206 ISBN-10: 1567924204 Related website: http://www.godine.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (the euphemistic phrase “by gum” is used once) … Continue reading

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It's Too Windy!

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: It’s Too Windy! Author and Illustrator: Hans Wilhelm  Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0439108492 ISBN-10: 0439108497 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing … Continue reading

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Alexander, Spy Catcher

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Alexander, Spy Catcher Author: Diane Stormer Publisher: iUniverse, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-4697-3445-3 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1-4697-3445-9 (Softcover) ISBN-13: 978-1-4697-3445-0 (E-book) Related website: http://www.iuniverse.com (publisher) Language level: I’ll give it a 1 (the euphemism “heck” appears once) (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Piglet Feels Small

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Piglet Feels Small Author: Jennifer Liberts Illustrator: Josie Yee Publisher: RH/Disney, 2002 ISBN-13: 978-0736480031 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 073648003X (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0736412261 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0736412263 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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