Book Review #33: The Wishing Spell

Title: The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, 1)     Author: Chris Colfer      Publisher: Little Brown & Scholastic AR: 5.0     Lexile: 720     Age: 3rd-5th grade Ever since, twins Alex and Connor Bailey’s father died, their lives have been miserable. Their mother is working double-time, well into the night just…

Book Review #31: Remarkable

Everyone in Remarkable is Remarkable. Everyone except Jane, that is. While the rest of the town is being talented, Jane’s been nothing but ordinary. But when Jane finds herself in a new school with the mischevious Grimlet twins and befriends a Pirate Captain.

100 Things That Make Me Happy

Spending time with Family and Friends  Books Chocolate Covered Bananas   Blogging  Slippers   Sunshine   Italian Food Dance Parties  Christmas Carols  Improv Acting         The Sound of Sizzling Bacon   Being Spontaneous   New notebooks    Unicorns   Sushi Karaoke    Movies    The Chicken Dance   Impressions   Kittens   Pumpkin Pie…

Book Review #30: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2 out of 7 in the Harry Potter Series)     Author: J.K. Rowling Rating: 🍩 (45/50) Recommended for: Grades 4th-6th     AR: 6.7     Lexile: 940 Harry Potter is thrilled to begin year two at Hogwarts, and see his two best friends, Ron Weasley…

Book Review #29: A Monster Calls 🍩

Title: A Monster Calls     Author: Patrick Ness Rating: 🍩 (44/50) Recommended for: Grades 5th-7th     AR: 4.8     Lexile: 730 The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since…

Book Review #27: The Tail of Emily Windsnap 🍩

Title: The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Book 1)     Author: Liz Kessler Rating: Recommended for: Grades 3rd-5th     AR: 3.8     Lexile: 540 For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a house boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep her…

Book Review #26: Keeper 🍩

Title: Keeper     Author: Kathi Appelt Rating:  🍩 (43/50) Recomeneded for: Kids in grades 3rd-5th     AR: 5.0     Lexile: 770 To 10-year old keeper, the moon is her chance to fix everything that has gone wrong…. and so much has gone wrong. Good thing she knows who can make things right again:…

Book Review #25: Chomp

Title: Chomp     Author: Carl Hiaasen Rating: 🍉 (36/50) Recommended for: 3rd-5th graders     AR: 5.2     Lexile: 800 Wahoo Cray’s family is broke. And there’s not a lot they can do about it because of Mickey Cray, a professional animal wrangler just got a severe concussion from a dead iguana that fell…

Book Review #24: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff 🍩

Title: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff       Author: Robert Paul Weston      Rating: 🍉 (37/50) Recommended for 2nd-4th graders     AR: 4.3     Lexile: ? Unknown First of all, Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful Dads out there who make everyone’s lives better. You guys…

Harry Potter Houses

Hello! In this post, I will explain the Hogwarts Houses to non-potterheads or people who would like to learn a little bit more about Harry Potter. In another post, I’ll do the Illvermorny Houses (The American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) ←←←←←HOGWARTS→→→→→ Hogwarts History: This widely known and well-respected school, located in the Highlands of Scotland…

Book Review #20: Scat 🍉

Title: Scat     Author: Carl Hiaasen Rating: 🍉 Water-melohn! (38/50) Recommended for 4th-6th graders     AR: 5.5     Lexile: 810 Summary Bunny Starch, the world’s most feared biology teacher, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to the Black Vine Swamp. And to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved. But…