Title: Out of My Mind Author: Sharon M. Draper Publisher: Atheneum AR Level: 4.3 Lexile Level: 700 Order it on Amazon Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video-camera that's always recording. Always. And there is no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school but NOBODY knows it. Most … Continue reading Book Review #34: Out of My Mind
Title: The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories, 1) Author: Chris Colfer Publisher: Little Brown & Scholastic AR: 5.0 Lexile: 720 Age: 3rd-5th grade Ever since, twins Alex and Connor Bailey's father died, their lives have been miserable. Their mother is working double-time, well into the night just … Continue reading Book Review #33: The Wishing Spell
It's 1935, and 12 year old Moose and his family just moved to Alcatraz Island, home to many criminals, including Al Capone. Moose doesn't actually get to meet the cons, but he does meet Piper, the warden's daughter, who comes up with so many schemes she might as well be a criminal!
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 🍩
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: 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
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.
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 🍉