Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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Santa's Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Santa’s Short Suit Shrunk and Other Christmas Tongue Twisters Author: Nola Buck Illustrator: Sue Truesdell Publisher: Econo-Clad Books, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0613120661 ISBN-10: 0613120663 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang … Continue reading

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Popcorn

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Popcorn Author: Alex Moran  Illustrator: Betsy Everitt Publisher: Perfection Learning/Sandpiper, 2003 ISBN-13: 978-0780799301 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0780799305 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0152048617 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0152048618 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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Disciplines of a Godly Young Man

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Disciplines of a Godly Young Man Authors: R. Kent Hughes and Carey Hughes Cover Illustrator: Erik Maldre Publisher: Crossway, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-2602-2 ISBN-10: 1-4335-2602-6 Related websites: http://www.GodlyYoungMan.org (book), http://www.crossway.org (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; … Continue reading

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Hi, Clouds

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Hi, Clouds Author: Carol Greene  Illustrator: Gene Sharp Publisher: Children’s Press, 1983 ISBN-13: 978-0756913243 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0756913241 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0516420363 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0516420364 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Cats!

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Cats! Author: Larry Dane Brimner  Illustrator: Tom Payne Publisher: Children’s Press, 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0516220109 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0516220101 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0516270753 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0516270753 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; … Continue reading

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Summer of the Wolves

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Summer of the Wolves Author: Polly Carlson-Voiles Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-547-74591-6 Related website: http://www.hmhbooks.com (publisher) 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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