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…

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…

Book Review #22: The Giver 🍦

Title: The Giver     Author: Louis Lowry Rating: 🍦(48/50) Recommended for: 5th-7th graders     AR: 5.7     Lexile: 760 Summary Jonas's world is perfect.  Everything is under control. There is no war, fear, or pain. Everyone is assigned a special role in the Community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out…

Book Review #8: The Girl Who Drank the Moon 🍦

Title: The Girl Who Drank the Moon     Author: Kelly Barnhill Rating: 🍦(48/50) Age range: 4th-6th grade Summary Every year, the overly paranoid people of the Protectorate Village leave a baby as "sacrifice" to the witch in the nearby forest, hoping she won't terrioze their town. But, the witch in the forest, Xan is kind.…