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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Night – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

Night by Elie Wiesel Biography Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This tells the story of survival during a time of despair. This book represents the horrors that were subjected upon so many innocent lives during the Holocaust.

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Boys in the Boat – Read It and Rate It

August 15, 2019

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book tells the story of how a group of boys ended up winning the Berlin Olympics. I liked this book because it was really interesting.

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Harry Potter Page to Screen – Read It and Rate It

August 2, 2019

Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey by Bob McCabe Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Page to Screen tells the entire story of the Harry Potter films, from the first time the story caught a producer’s eye, to the last day of filming. It features interviews with cast members, producers, directors, and J.K. Rowling herself.

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Paper Crafts: A Maker’s Guide – Read It and Rate It

August 2, 2019

Paper Crafts: A Maker’s Guide Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Paper Crafts has a variety of crafts with step-by-step instructions and templates to guide the process. There are 15 projects with a range of difficulties for both beginning and advanced paper crafters. I enjoyed the easy-to-follow instructions and the history of each craft style (included before each craft).

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Tuesdays with Morrie – Read It and Rate It

July 19, 2019

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Tuesdays with Morrie” tells the story of Morrie Schwartz’s last weeks of life as he slowly loses his life to ALS. It teaches lessons on how to live life to the fullest through acceptance of death. I liked this book because it taught lessons that can be applied to anyone’s life. Review #2 *…

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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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New Jim Crow – Read It and Rate It

June 19, 2019

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The New Jim Crow” is about how the US’s system of mass incarceration is a new form of a racial caste system similar to that of Jim Crow. It explains all aspects of the system from the war on Drugs, unfair policies, sentencing and plea bargains, the experience of jail, and most importantly…

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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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