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
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: 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: Brown Girl Dreaming Author: Jacqueline Woodson Rating: 🍦(46/50) Age range: 5th-7th graders Summary Based on author Jacqueline Woodson's childhood, this book is a soulful memoir told in poems. In vivid free verse, Jaqueline shares her stories, opinions, and experiences. She shares with us her dreams of becoming a writer, her first best friend, and … Continue reading Book Review #13: Brown Girl Dreaming 🍦