Monthly Archives: September 2012

Animal Babies

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Animal Babies Author: Dandi Daley Mackall  Illustrator: Jill Newton Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, republished in 2003 ISBN-13: 978-1569873366 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1569873364 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0806643854 (Board book) ISBN-10: 0806643854 (Board book) Related website: http://www.dandibooks.com (author) Language … Continue reading

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Pinky Pye

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Pinky Pye Author: Eleanor Estes Illustrator: Edward Ardizzone Publisher: Odyssey Harcourt Young Classics, republished in 2000 ISBN-13: 978-0-15-202565-6 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0-15-202559-6 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0-15-202565-0 (Paperback) Related website: http://www.harcourt.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common … Continue reading

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Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin Author: Mike Yorkey Publisher: Zondervan, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-310-32068-5 Related website: http://www.zondervan.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or profanity; 4=a … Continue reading

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Chequebook of the Bank of Faith: Daily Readings

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Cheque Book of the Bank of Faith: Daily Readings Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon Publisher: Christian Heritage, republished in 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-84550-070-2 (Tan/Green) ISBN-13: 978-1-84550-071-9 (Tan/Burgundy) Related website: http://www.christianfocus.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common … Continue reading

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The Sneetches and Other Stories

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Sneetches and Other Stories Author and Illustrator: Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel) Publisher: Random House, 1961 ISBN-13: 978-0394800899 ISBN-10: 0394800893 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or … Continue reading

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The Martyr of the Catacombs: A Tale of Ancient Rome

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Martyr of the Catacombs: A Tale of Ancient Rome Author: James De Mille Publisher: Kregel Publications, republished in 1990 ISBN-13: 978-0-8254-2143-3 Related website: http://www.kregel.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood Author: Jeff Kinney Publisher: Amulet Books, revised in 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-4197-0642-4 Related website: http://www.amuletbooks.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang … Continue reading

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D. W. the Picky Eater

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: D. W. the Picky Eater Author and Illustrator: Marc Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, reprinted in 1997 ISBN-13: 978-0613024358 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0613024354 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0316110488 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0316110485 (Paperback) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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Blast to the Past: Washington's War

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Blast to the Past: Washington’s War Authors: Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon Illustrator: Guy Francis Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1-4169-3390-8 Related website: http://www.SimonSaysKids.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang … Continue reading

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A Crazy Day with Cobras

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Crazy Day with Cobras Author: Mary Pope Osborne Illustrator: Sal Murdocca Publisher: Random House, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-375-86823-8 Related websites: http://www.MagicTreeHouse.com (series), http://www.randomhouse.com/kids (publisher) Language level: 1 (the word “heck” is used once) (1=nothing objectionable; … Continue reading

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