4 posts from day 02/03/2013

Review: Lawless

Lawless by Jeffrey Salane My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lawless was a fun middle-grade read that I know I can get more out of when I read it again.This action-packed "spy" book is about eleven-year-old M (yes, that's her name). We're eased into the strangeness of her life till now -- a homeschooled education in profiling people, spotting forgeries, taking in her surroundings, lying, planning escape routes -- when she's suddenly taken from her home and thrown into a dangerous full-time school dedica...

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Are some kids’ books really for grown-ups?

There are a lot of books out there labeled as “kids books,” but have you ever noticed that some of them are more like “kids books for grown-ups”? A well known example is The Golden Compass. It’s got a fun-sounding title, a colorful cover, and it’s even about a couple of kids. But the kids don’t act like any kids that age I know, and the story telling style isn’t really aimed at kids -- young adults, more like; but not the middle-graders who are offered this book. Another, much ...

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Reviewed by Kids Fantasy #8

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer:  Hunter Title:  The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Author: Beatrix Potter Rating: 2 stars I like the book The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. At fist fishing was slow, but then the bobber water underwater and then he set the hook. He caught ...

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Reviewed by Kids Realistic Fiction #7

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Tyler Title: Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl Author: Barbara Parks Rating: 5 stars I read Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl. It’s Junie B’s birthday. Junie B. got presents. She turned six years old. Junie B. went back to ...

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