Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne.  The Hunger Games. 374 p. Scholastic. 2008.  ISBN 978-0-545-31058-1. Have you ever really wanted to read a book because so many people you knew said it was really great? That happened to me with The Hunger Games by … Continue reading

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Trial By Journal

Klise, Kate. Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise. Trial by Journal. 238 p. Harper Collins. 2001. ISBN 978-0-380-97880-9.  Do you like reading books with some drawings, and other visual items?  So do I!  Trial By Journal by Kate Klise, illustrated by … Continue reading

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Technically It’s Not My Fault: Concrete Poems by John Grandits

Technically It’s Not My Fault: Concrete Poemsby John Grandits, 2004. ISBN 978-0618503612, 48 p.The book is a series of hilarious concrete poems. Oh no, I said, poems, didn’t I?  Ew, I don’t like poetry!  Do you like poetry? Ok, I have to … Continue reading

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Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice

Hoose, Phillip M. Claudette Colvin:  Twice Towards Justice. 133 p. Melanie Kroupa Books. 2009. ISBN 978-0-374-31322-7. How many of you have heard of Rosa Parks?  How many of you have heard of Claudette Colvin?  That’s what I thought.  Rosa Parks, … Continue reading

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Cool Stuff and How It Works

Woodford, Chris and Luke Collins, Clint Witchalls, Ben Morgan, James Flint. Cool Stuff and How it Works. 256 p. DK Publishing. 2005. ISBN 978-0-7566-5834-2.Whether you are a boy or girl, tech savvy or not, Cool Stuff and How It Works … Continue reading

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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

Compestine, Ying Chang. Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party. 249 p. Holt. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8050-8207-4.  Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine, is based on the author’s childhood growing up in China.  It’s hard to imagine having … Continue reading

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Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

Petey. By Ben Mikaelsen.  1998. Hyperion Publishing.  ISBN 978-078681336-0. I’m sure you have had the unfortunate experience of someone being mean to you.  It feels horrible, doesn’t it? This book is very special to me.  Petey by Ben Mikaelsen, is … Continue reading

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