Do Not Lick This Book | by Idan Ben-Barak

Do Not Lick this Book by Idan Ben-Barak My rating: 4 of 5 stars Note: Review of Advance Reader’s Edition | Book Releases 6/2018 WARNING...Do not lick this book: It’s full of germs. Well, the title effectively grossed me out, so I therefore know that my students will love this book. In it, they will... Continue Reading →


Clayton Byrd Goes Underground | by Rita Williams-Garcia

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia My rating: 4 of 5 stars What I liked most about this book was the relationship between Clayton and his grandfather. Cool Papa Byrd was Clayton's best friend, "even with nearly six decades between the two Byrds, Clayton and Cool Papa had what Cool Papa called "harmony." The... Continue Reading →

Lion Lessons | by Jon Agee

Lion Lessons by Jon Agee My rating: 3 of 5 stars Earning a diploma is certainly an accomplishment worth celebrating, especially if that diploma happens to be a lion diploma. It certainly is no easy feat. There are seven steps that one must learn. From looking fierce and perfecting your roar, to pouncing and protecting... Continue Reading →

Winterhouse | by Ben Guterson

Winterhouse by Ben Guterson My rating: 3 of 5 stars Elizabeth Somers is an orphan. How she became orphaned is itself a mystery considering that the facts as told by her aunt and uncle are rather questionable. Rather suddenly one day, they come upon the means to send Elizabeth away for Christmas to the Winterhouse... Continue Reading →

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