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?


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.


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…


Smile – Read It & 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.


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.


I Will Always Write Back

November 16, 2017

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda (w/Liz Welch) Autobiography-Memoir Non-fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) When Caitlin was 12, she was given the opportunity to choose a pen pal from another country.  She picked Zimbabwe because it sounded “like the beginning of an adventure.”  She and her pen pal, Martin Ganda, began exchanging letters, and over the years became best friends despite the many…


Crossing Niagara

August 11, 2017

Crossing Niagara by Matt Tavares Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Crossing Niagara is a nonfiction story about a guy named (called) Great Blondin.  He crossed Niagara on a 3 inch wide rope and never fell.  He did many tricks, including carrying a man on his back and standing on a chair.  He finally left Niagara because he felt there was nothing left to accomplish.


Who Was Walt Disney

June 13, 2017

Who Was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Who Was Walt Disney tells about Walt Disney.  His whole life story.  Why I liked this book is because it told little facts that I had never known or heard of before.  This book tells how Walt Disney became one of the most popular companies, business, theme parks, and so much more…  …


Who Was Rosa Parks?

November 14, 2016

Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough Biography Juvenile Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Rosa Parks was an amazing woman who stood up for what she believed in.  One day when she was on a bus, the bus driver told her to move to give her seat to another man on the bus.  Rosa Parks replied, “NO.”  So the bus driver called the police.  She…