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…

Harry Potter Houses

Hello! In this post, I will explain the Hogwarts Houses to non-potterheads or people who would like to learn a little bit more about Harry Potter. In another post, I'll do the Illvermorny Houses (The American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) ←←←←←HOGWARTS→→→→→ Hogwarts History: This widely known and well-respected school, located in the Highlands of Scotland…

Book Review #22: The Giver 🍦

Title: The Giver     Author: Louis Lowry Rating: 🍦(48/50) Recommended for: 5th-7th graders     AR: 5.7     Lexile: 760 Summary Jonas's world is perfect.  Everything is under control. There is no war, fear, or pain. Everyone is assigned a special role in the Community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out…

Book Review #20: Scat 🍉

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…