Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories Author: Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) Illustrator: Alan James Robinson Publisher: Filter Press, republished in 1965 ISBN-13: 978-0895774156 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0895774151 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0910584029 (Paperback) … Continue reading

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Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sir Silly: The World Where Words Play Author: David Dayan Fisher Illustrator: Patricia Krebs Publisher: Sunnyfields Publishing, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1484962145 ISBN-10: 1484962141 Related Websites: http://www.sirsilly.com (book), http://www.davidfisherart.com (author) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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Snoopy’s Facts and Fun Book About Seasons

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Snoopy’s Facts and Fun Book About Seasons Author: Terry Flanagan Illustrator: Charles M. Schulz Publisher: Scholastic Book Services, reprinted in 1983 ISBN-13: 978-0394941738 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 039494173X (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0590319584 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0590319582 (Paperback) Language level: … Continue reading

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Homesick: My Own Story

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Homesick: My Own Story Author: Jean Fritz Illustrator: Margot Tomes Publisher: Puffin, reissued in 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1435286214 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1435286219 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0142407615 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0142407615 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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The Cloud

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Cloud Author and Illustrator: Deborah Kogan Ray Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1984 ISBN-13: 978-0060248468 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0060248483 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0060248475 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0060248475 (Paperback) Related website: http://www.dkray.com/books/ (author) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common … Continue reading

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Great Shark Escape: The Magic School Bus Chapter Book, No. 7

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Great Shark Escape: The Magic School Bus Chapter Book, No. 7 Author: Jennifer Johnston Illustrator: Ted Enik Publisher: Scholastic, 2001 ISBN-13: 978-0756911232 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0756911230 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0439204217 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0439204216 (Paperback) Language level: … Continue reading

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A Day in the Deep

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Day in the Deep Author: Kevin Kurtz Illustrator: Erin E. Hunter Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1607186175 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1607186179 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1607186298 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 1607186292 (Paperback) Related websites: http://kevinkurtz.homestead.com (author), http://eehunteer.com (illustrator), … Continue reading

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Look Closer: Tide Pool

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Look Closer: Tide Pool Author: Christiane Gunzi Photographer: Frank Greenaway Publisher: DK Children, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-1564581310 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1564581314 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0789429728 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0789429721 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms … Continue reading

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Norwegian Troll Tales

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Norwegian Troll Tales Author: Joanne Asala Illustrator: Theodor Kittelsen Publisher: Penfield Books, 2005 ISBN-13: 978-1932043105 ISBN-10: 1932043101 Related website: http://www.penfieldbooks.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing or … Continue reading

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Young Thomas Edison

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Young Thomas Edison Author: Sterling North Cover Illustrator: Bill Sanderson Publisher: Puffin, reissued in 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0142412107 ISBN-10: 0142412104 Related website: http://www.penguin.com/youngreaders (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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