Monthly Archives: July 2014

Timothy of the Cay

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Timothy of the Cay Author: Theodore Taylor Cover designer: April Ward Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers, reissued in 2007 ISBN-13: 978-1435249295 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 1435249291 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0152063207 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 015206320X (Paperback) Related website: http://www.HarcourtBooks.comContinue reading

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A Peep Behind the Scenes

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: A Peep Behind the Scenes Author: Mrs. O. F. (Amy Catherine) Walton Cover llustrator: Jennifer L. Hamby Publisher: Lamplighter Publishing, republished in 1997 ISBN-13: 978-1584740032 ISBN-10: 1584740035 Related website: http://www.lamplighterpublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in This Lifetime

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in This Lifetime Author: Kristan Hawkins Publisher: Students for Life of America, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1481171717 ISBN-10: 1481171712 Related websites: http://courageousthebook.com/ (book), http://studentsforlife.org/ (publisher) Language level: 2 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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Memo: To Myself When I Have a Teenage Kid

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Memo: To Myself When I Have a Teenage Kid Author: Carol Synder Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group, republished in 1988 ISBN-13: 978-0698205888 (Hardcover) ISBN-10: 069820588X (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0425099674 (Paperback) ISBN-10: 0425099679 (Paperback) Language level: 3 (1=nothing … Continue reading

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Rani in Search of a Rainbow

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Rani in Search of a Rainbow Author: Shaila Abdullah Illustrator: Bijan Samaddar Publisher: Loving Healing Press, 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1-61599-241-6 (Hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-1-61599-242-3 (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-61599-243-0 (Ebook) Related websites: http://shailaabdullah.com/rani-in-search-of-rainbow/ (author), http://www.LHPress.com (publisher) Language level: 1 … Continue reading

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Tom, The Bootblack or, The Road to Success

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Tom, The Bootblack or, The Road to Success Author: Horatio Alger Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, republished in 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1499557190 ISBN-10: 1499557191 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some … Continue reading

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He Heard America Sing: The Story of Stephen Foster

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: He Heard America Sing: The Story of Stephen Foster Author: Claire Lee Purdy Illustrator: Dorothea Cooke Publisher: Julian Messner, 1940 ASIN: B000JD4P9K ASIN: B00982VQBI ASIN: B001JY6S8O ASIN: B00199L1Z4 ASIN: B000O5TRWI ASIN: B002C1664O ASIN: B000J0E8KO ASIN: … Continue reading

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