Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had – Will Kids Connect With This Story?

Book Review: The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had By Kristin Levine Spoiler Alert! Summary The last thing Harry “Dit” Sims expects when Emma Walker comes to town is to become friends. Proper-talking, brainy Emma doesn’t play baseball or fish … Continue reading

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The Revolving Door of Life – The Magic Formula of Our Love For Bertie

Book Review: The Revolving Door of Life A 44 Scotland Street Novel By Alexander McCall Smith Spoiler Alert! Summary Things are looking up for seven-year-old Bertie Pollock. The arrival of his spirited grandmother and the absence of his meddlesome mother … Continue reading

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Preda’s Voice – How Have E-Books Changed Our Reading Habits?

Book Review : Preda’s Voice Guardians of Vaka By Carolyn Gross Spoiler Alert! Summary Silence is only golden when it’s a reprieve from noise; when it’s forced on you by your father, who tells you your voice drove your mother … Continue reading

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Island – An Adventure Survival Series For Tweens

Book Review: Island, Book One: Shipwrecked Island, Book Two: Survival Island, Book Three: Escape By Gordon Korman Spoiler Alert! Summary Six kids. One fate. They didn’t want to be on the boat in the first place. They were sent there … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nimbus (Read on Kindle) By Austin King and B.J. Keeton Spoiler Alert! Summary Jude Finley is a new recruit aboard the Gangly Dirigible, an airship that extracts water from rainclouds. While working aboard the ship, Jude and his friends … Continue reading

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The Bands of Mourning – A Mistborn Novel

Book Review: The Bands of Mourning A Mistborn Novel By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert! Summary With The Alloy of Law and Shadows of Self, Brandon Sanderson surprised readers with a New York Times bestselling spinoff of his Mistborn books, set after … Continue reading

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UnWholly – How Do We Define Human?

Book Review: UnWholly By Neal Shusterman Spoiler Alert! Summary Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing … Continue reading

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