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 🍩
Auggie Pullman was born with a extreme facial deformity that prevented his from going to school-until now. He's about to start 5th grade at Breecher Prep. Auggie endures taunts and struggles to be seen as just another student. The thing is, Auggie's just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face-can he convince his classmates he's just like him, despite appearance?
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 … Continue reading Book Review #27: The Tail of Emily Windsnap 🍩
Title: Chomp Author: Carl Hiaasen Rating: 🍉 (36/50) Recommended for: 3rd-5th graders AR: 5.2 Lexile: 800 Wahoo Cray's family is broke. And there's not a lot they can do about it because of Mickey Cray, a professional animal wrangler just got a severe concussion from a dead iguana that fell … Continue reading Book Review #25: Chomp
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 🍩
Stanley Yelants is under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of the Yelnats. Now Stanley has unjustly been sent to a boy's detention center, Camp Green Lake. The boys spend all day, everyday, digging holes. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake...
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war, fear, or pain. Everyone is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from the Giver. The Giver alone holds the true pains and pleasures of life. Now it's time for Jonas to learn the truth. There is no turning back.