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

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, TV shows, Hello Kitty being … Read more

Sisters – Read It and Rate It

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel Nonfiction 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. It is like … Read more

Welcome, Wombat – book review

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 habits is imparted in a … Read more

Smile – Read It and Rate It

Smile by Raina Telgemeier Autobiography Biography 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 knocked her adult … Read more

I Have Lived a Thousand Years – Read It and Rate It

I Have Lived a Thousand Years by Livia Bitton Jackson Biography Nonfiction 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 – book review

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda (w/Liz Welch) Autobiography Biography Memoir Nonfiction * * * * 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 miles between them … Read more

Crossing Niagara – Read It and Rate It

Crossing Niagara by Matt Tavares Biography Nonfiction Picture book 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 Rosa Parks? – Read It and Rate It

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 was put in jail not … Read more