Outer Space – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

Outer Space Junior Genius Guide series by Ken Jennings Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book was about things in space that most people wouldn’t know, like that Mars has a volcano bigger than Arizona. I like that there was a quiz/test at the end of the book to test your knowledge about what you just learned. I like the theming of a day in…

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Short & Skinny – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli Biography Graphic Novel Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Short & Skinny” is about a boy named Mark Tatulli who is short and skinny. When he watches Star Wars, he wants to make a funny version of it called “Starbores.” I think it is a good, funny book.

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Upstairs Room – Read It and Rate It

June 29, 2019

The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Annie was eight years old when the Germans invaded Holland. She had to be separated from her family and go into hiding because she was Jewish. For two years she hid with her sister Sini in an upstairs room and had to avoid searches by hiding in a little room inside a closet. When…

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What Is the Story of Hello Kitty? – Read It and Rate It

June 29, 2019

What Is the Story of Hello Kitty? by Kirsten Anderson Non-fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book has told the story of Hello Kitty from 1974 when Hello Kitty was first designed by Sanrio (3-River) and her first appearance on a coin purse. It told her story from when her family was introduced, she became the children’s ambassador for UNICEF, her movie, Hello Kitty theme parks,…

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Sisters – Read It and Rate It

June 15, 2019

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Graphic Novel Non-fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) 2 sisters, 1 car. One week to go. They fight and they don’t get along. It’s hot. They are going to Colorado, but it takes a week. Will they survive each other? Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) This is a good book. I think this because it is kind of like my family….

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Cat Encyclopedia for Kids – Read It and Rate It

June 12, 2019

The Cat Encyclopedia for Kids by Joanne Mattern Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This was a great book. It had many juicy details and great steps for taking care of lovely cats and kittens. I would recommend this book for anyone that is going to get a cat or kitten or is in love with (or liking) cats or kitten.

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Welcome, Wombat – book review

December 5, 2018

Welcome, Wombat True Tales of Rescue series by Kama Einhorn Juvenile/Tween Nonfiction Wombats Animal Rescue * * * * Stars (Great!) Chance, the wombat, narrates a welcome to newly rescued “pinky” Panzer and shares wombat facts and information about the sanctuary and humans who have taken them in to raise and keep safe until such a time comes when they can return to the wild.  Details about wombat nature and…

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Smile – Read It and Rate It

April 3, 2018

Smile by Raina Telgemeier Graphic novel Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Very captivating.  Love the pictures.  The story is so believable.  I can so relate to her getting braces.  Her whole family is pretty much EXACTLY like mine.  CREEPY. Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked “Smile” because the girl in “Smile” Raina had a lot of things happen to her teeth. She…

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I Have Lived a Thousand Years

December 20, 2017

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton Jackson Non-Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book was about a young Jewish girl trying to survive the Holocaust.  It tells of the horrors that went on and gives a first-person, inside view of everything that went on while she was there with her mother.  This book reminds us of how horrible man can be.

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