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 … Continue reading Book Review #30: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
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 … Continue reading Book Review #29: A Monster Calls 🍩
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: … Continue reading Book Review #26: Keeper 🍩
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 … Continue reading Book Review #24: Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff 🍩
One hill, one valley, one day at a time.
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 … Continue reading Book Review #20: Scat 🍉
Title: The Tale of Despereaux Author: Kate DiCamillo Rating: 🍩 (44.5/50) 👑 (50/50) Recommended for: 3rd-5th graders AR: 4.0 Lexile: 670 Summary Despereaux Tilling is a small mouse with abnormally large ears and a knack for exploring. He loves music, stories, and a Princess named Pea. Roscuro is a rat who lives … Continue reading Book Review #18: The Tale of Despereaux 🍩/👑 (May Crown)