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…

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 #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.…

Book Review #7: Ivy and Bean 🍩

Title: Ivy and Bean (BOOK 1)    Author: Annie Barrows Rating: 🍩 (45/50) Age range: 1st-3rd     AR: 3.2     Lexile: 580 Why I decided to review this book I LOVED these books when I was younger. They were my complete obsession all throughout 2nd grade. I was cleaning through my room and…

Book Review #1: Savvy 🍩

Book: Savvy     Author: Ingrid Law Rating: 🍩 (44/50) Age Range: 4th-6th graders Summary Mibs Beaumont, a shy 12-year old girl  breaks out of her shell in this exciting coming of age novel. Mibs is often teased by her classmates.  Lucky for Mibs, she has her thirteenth birthday  in a couple of days and an…