Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Flying Lessons and Other Stories Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great way to introduce readers to a variety of diverse authors! Each story was interesting and rich. Ripe for discussion. I kept having moments where I would say to myself... let me see what else this author has written... I like his/her style! A "must add" to any middle school collection!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Review: Solo

Solo Solo by Kwame Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. So many little things I loved about this book. Kwame and Mary have written a beautiful gift. From California to Ghana, filled with highs and lows and love and loss and poetry and song... each page is a journey. #solobook #kwamealexander

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Review: Two

Two Two by Kathryn Otoshi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Who knew a number book could be so interesting and fun?

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Review: One

One One by Kathryn Otoshi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've read this book several times now, and every time I am amazed at how powerful a message it packs. One person can make a difference. One person can lift another up and make them feel that they count. All this goodness... and it's also a great book to teach personification and colors too!!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: Hour of the Bees

Hour of the Bees Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a beautifully written book! I loved the elements of magical realism woven throughout the story (I'm a big fan of Alice Hoffman, so when I come across a write who is brave enough to try out this technique I get excited). The relationships between the characters are interesting and each is handled with care. I think I was an enchanted as Carol/Carolina was each time she heard... Once upon a time...

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Review: Maybe Something Beautiful

Maybe Something Beautiful Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lots of gorgeous color spills across the pages of this fantastic book. I think it was really cool to have the artist who inspired the story actually do the illustrations. Readers will finish the book feeling that we all have a little bit of artist within us.... and when we give ourselves permission to be creative, then maybe, just maybe, we can create something beautiful.

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