Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Dog Show

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Dog Show Author and Illustrator: Sally O. Lee Publisher: CreateSpace, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1477697665 ISBN-10: 1477697665 Related website: http://www.sallyleebooks.com (author), http://www.createspace.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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The Magic Christmas Carpet: 25th Anniversary Edition

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Magic Christmas Carpet: 25th Anniversary Edition Author: K. K. Corner Illustrator: Sharon L. Richert Publisher: Tex Ware Publishing, republished in 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1478349815 ISBN-10: 1478349816 Related website: http://www.tex-ware.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; … Continue reading

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When School Bells Call, A True Story: Farm Life Series, Book 2

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: When School Bells Call, A True Story: Farm Life Series, Book 2 Author and Illustrator: Elva Hurst Publisher: Silver Line Publishing and Bindery, 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0981520513 ISBN-10: 0981520510 Related website: http://www.elvaschalkart.com (author) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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Good News

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Good News  Author: Barbara Brenner Illustrator: Kate Duke Publisher: Gareth Stevens, republished in 1999 ISBN-13: 978-0836817751 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0836817753 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0553352092 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0553352091 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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The Cats of Roxville Station

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Cats of Roxville Station Author: Jean Craighead George  Illustrator: Tom Pohrt Publisher: Puffin Books, republished in 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0525421405 ISBN-10: 0525421408 Related websites: http://www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com (author), http://www.penguin.com/youngreaders (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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Sounder

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sounder Author: William H. Armstrong Illustrator: James Barkley Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, republished in 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0-06-440020-6 ISBN-10: 0-06-440020-4 Related website: http://www.harperchildrens.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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Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places Author: Tony Kriz Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0-8499-4739-1 Related websites: http://tonykriz.com/ (author), http://www.thomasnelson.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common … Continue reading

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The Black Pearl

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Black Pearl Author: Scott O’Dell Illustrator: Milton Johnson Publisher: Sandpiper, 2010 ISBN-13: 978-0-395-06961-5 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0-547-33400-4 (Paperback) Related website: http://www.hmhbooks.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing … Continue reading

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Azima and the Magic Jungle: Second Edition

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Azima and the Magic Jungle: Second Edition Author: Michael Phillips Publisher: Lighthouse Christian Publishing, second edition published in 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1-470008222 ISBN-10: 1047000822X Related website: http://www.lighthousechristianpublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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Where Land Meets Sea

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Where Land Meets Sea Author: Allan Fowler Publisher: Children’s Press, 1997 ISBN-13: 978-0516203225 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0516203223 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0516261553 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 051626155X (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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