Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rabbit Hill

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Rabbit Hill Author and Illustrator: Robert Lawson Publisher: Puffin, republished in 1977 ISBN-13: 978-0140310108 ISBN-10: 014031010X Related website: http://www.penguinputnam.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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Spider's Lunch: All About Garden Spiders

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Spider’s Lunch: All About Garden Spiders Author: Joanna Cole Illustrator: Ron Broda Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group, 1995 ISBN-13: 978-0785761624 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0785761624 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0448402239 ISBN-10: 0448402238 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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I'm a Firefighter

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: I’m a Fire Fighter Author: Mary Packard  Illustrator: Julie Durrell Publisher: Cartwheel Books, 1995 ISBN-13: 978-0613067065 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0613067061 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0590254977 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0590254979 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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American Heritage New Pictorial Encyclopedic Guide to the United States, Volume I: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book:  American Heritage New Pictorial Encyclopedic Guide to the United States, Volume I: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona Author: Oliver Jensen, editor Publisher: American Heritage, 1965 ASIN: B000K8P7PU ASIN: B000BF1T2M ASIN: B000HTKXZ6 ASIN: B00572FKJC Language level: 1 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend Author: Cheryl Carpinello Illustrator: Jodi Carpinello Publisher: Outskirts Press, 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1432737047 ISBN-10: 143273704X Related websites: http://www.beyondtodayeducator.com (author), http://www.OutskirtsPress.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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People of the Past with Lessons for Today

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: People of the Past with Lessons for Today Authors: Jon W. Quinn and Warren E. Berkley, editors Publisher: Expository Files, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1481223126 ISBN-10: 1481223127 Related website: http://www.warrenberkley.com (author) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common … Continue reading

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The Star and the Sword

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Star and the Sword Author: Pamela Melnikoff  Illustrator: Hans Schwarz Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society, republished in 1994 ISBN-13: 978-0827605282 ISBN-10: 0827605285 Language level: I’ll give it a 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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100 Cupboards

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: 100 Cupboards Author: N. D. Wilson Illustrator: Jeff Nentrup Publisher: Bluefire, reprint edition published in 2008 ISBN-13: 978-0375838828 ISBN-10: 0375838821 Related website: http://100cupboards.com (series), http://www.ndwilson.com/ (author), http://www.randomhouse.com/kids (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey: The War of 1812

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey: The War of 1812 Author: Hope Irvin Marston with Burt Phillips Illustrators: Lyrisse Castro Grube, Sonya Boushek, and Nancy Walker Morrison Publisher: CreateSpace, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0984993512 ISBN-10: 0984993517 Related website: http://www.HopeIrvinMarston.comContinue reading

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Crossroads at Gettysburg: Young Heroes of History #6

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Crossroads at Gettysburg: Young Heroes of History #6 Author: Alan N. Kay Cover Illustrator: Harry West Publisher: White Mane Kids, 2005 ISBN-13: 978-1572493599 ISBN-10: 1572493593 Related websites: http://www.youngheroesofhistory.com/ (series), http://www.whitemane.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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