100 Things That Make Me Happy

Spending time with Family and Friends  Books Chocolate Covered Bananas   Blogging  Slippers   Sunshine   Italian Food Dance Parties  Christmas Carols  Improv Acting         The Sound of Sizzling Bacon   Being Spontaneous   New notebooks    Unicorns   Sushi Karaoke    Movies    The Chicken Dance   Impressions   Kittens   Pumpkin Pie…

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…

Book Review #27: The Tail of Emily Windsnap 🍩

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…

Book Review #23: Holes 🍩

Title: Holes     Author: Louis Sachar  Rating: 🍩 (44/50) Recommended for grades 3rd-5th     AR: 4.6     Lexile: 660 Summary Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake. The…