Book Review #31: Remarkable

Title: Remarkable     Author: Lizzie K. Foley Publisher: Puffin Books Recommended for: Grades 4th-6th AR: 3.9     Lexile: 6.0  Everyone in Remarkable is Remarkable. Everyone except Jane, that is. While the rest of the town of Remarkable is busy being talented, gifted, or just plain extraordinary, she's never been anything but ordinary. But when…

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 #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 #28: Wonder 🍦

Title: Wonder     Author: R.J. Palacio Rating: 🍦 (48/50) Recommended for: Grades 4th-6th     AR: 4.8     Lexile: 790 Ten-year-old August (Auggie) Pullman was born with an extreme facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start 5th grade at private middle school Beecher Prep. Auggie…

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:…

Movie Review #1: Wonder Woman 🍦

Title: Wonder Woman     Director: Patty Jenkins Rating: 🍦Soft Serve! (48/50)    11+ Cast: Gal Gadot, (Wonder Woman/Diana Prince) Chris Pine, (Steve Trevor) David Thewlis, (God of Truth) Elena Anaya, (Doctor Poison) Robin Wright (Antiope) Diana, Princess of the Amazons, is trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise with little worries she and her…