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 #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 #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…