Monthly Archives: December 2013

Special Delivery Symphony

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Special Delivery Symphony Author: Stephanie Hill Illustrators: Guy and Mary Gilchrist Publisher: Astor Books Audio, 1993 ISBN-13: 978-0943351582 ISBN-10: 0943351588 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Earthquakes and Volcanoes Author: David Lambert Illustrator: Mark Lamberi Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing, republished in 1986 ISBN-13: 9780531180587 (library binding) ISBN-10: 0531180581 (library binding) ISBN-13: 978-0850785692 (hard cover) ISBN-10: 0850785693 (hard cover) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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The Midwife’s Apprentice

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Midwife’s Apprentice Author: Karen Cushman Cover Illustrator: Brian Leister Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, reprinted in 2012 ISBN-13: 978-0613001854 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0613001850 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0547722177 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0547722176 (Paperback) Language level: 3 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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A Time of Angels

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Time of Angels Author: Karen Hesse Illustrator: Michelle Barnes Publisher: Disney-Hyperion, republished in 1997 ISBN-13: 978-0786806218 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0786806214 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0786812097 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0786812095 (Paperback) Related website: http://www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Out to Canaan: The Mitford Years, Book 4 Author: Jan Karon Illustrator: Hal Just Publisher: Penguin Books, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 978-0670874859 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 067087485X (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0140265682 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0140265686 (Paperback) Related website: http://www.penguinputnam.comContinue reading

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Jonathan Park: A Startling Discovery

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Jonathan Park: A Startling Discovery Author: John J. Horn with Pat and Sandy Roy Cover Illustrator: Daniel Prislovsky Publisher: Vision Forum, 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1937460594 ISBN-10: 1937460592 Related websites: http://www.jonathanpark.com (series), http://www.visionforum.org (publisher) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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West of the Scioto: The Wilderness Opens to a New Nation

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: West of the Scioto: The Wilderness Opens to a New Nation Author: Robert G. Lowe Illustrator: Robert E. Tojet Publisher: Markas Publishing, 1992 ISBN-13: 978-1878455055 ISBN-10: 1878455052 Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon Author: Janet Stevens Illustrator: Susan Stevens Crummel Publisher: Scholastic, republished in 2002 ISBN-13: 978-0152022983 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0152022988 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0439390132 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0439390133 (Paperback) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sophie’s Masterpiece: A Spider’s Tale Author: Eileen Spinelli Illustrator: Jane Dyer Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, reprinted in 2004 ISBN-13: 978-0689801129 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0689801122 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0689866807 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0689866801 (Paperback) Language … Continue reading

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Piranhas: Remarkable Animals

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Piranhas: Remarkable Animals Author: Susan M. Grossman Publisher: Silver Burdett Press, republished in 1996 ISBN-13: 978-0875185934 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 0875185932 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0382394829 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0382394828 (Paperback) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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