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1. Katie John (Hardcover)
    Author: Mary Calhoun
    Publisher: Harper
N/A 1/2/2015
Allison said: Growing up, I mostly read children’s classics. At the same time, I also often browsed bookshelves for other interesting selections. During one such time in elementary school, I came across a book wh...more
17 Reviews  
2. Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (Hardcover)
    Author: Judy Blume
    Publisher: Atheneum Richard Jackson Books
Ages 9-12 1/2/2015
Allison said: When I decided in December to review favorite books, I tried to choose ones that were lesser known. And yet I’ve picked the book that launched Judy Blume’s career: Are You There God? It’s Margar...more
7,340 Reviews  
3. Mine for Keeps (Hardcover)
    Author: Jean Little
    Illustrator: Lewis K. Parker
    Publisher: Little Brown and Company
N/A 1/2/2015
Allison said: Mine for Keeps by Jean Little is a long-time favorite book of mine. Little so perfectly captures the emotions of her characters that all readers will relate to them, whether they’re the intended aud...more
26 Reviews  
4. Ozma of Oz (Hardcover)
    Author: L. Frank Baum
    Illustrator: John R Neill
    Publisher: HarperCollins
Ages 9-12 1/2/2015
Allison said: After reading Ozma of Oz by Frank Baum years ago in fifth grade, I knew that I wanted all of the Oz books. What appealed to me about that particular title? To be honest, I don’t know if I have an an...more
676 Reviews  
5. Solace of the Road (Hardcover)
    Author: Siobhan Dowd
    Publisher: David Fickling Books
Young Adults 1/2/2015
Allison said: Solace of the Road is the second novel I’ve read by Irish author, Siobhan Dowd. In telling the story of a foster kid, Dowd in many way ways treads on familiar ground. At the same time, Dowd has inco...more
220 Reviews  
6. Lassie Come-Home (Hardcover)
    Author: Eric Knight
    Illustrator: Marguerite Kirmse
    Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Ages 9-12 12/12/2014
Allison said: This past week I rediscovered Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight. In doing so, I realized it held even more depth to it than my childhood reading of it had revealed. For example, this beloved classic dog...more
124 Reviews  
7. Rotten Ralph Book and CD (Read Along Book & CD) (Paperback)
    Author: Jack Gantos
    Illustrator: Nicole Rubel
    Publisher: Sandpiper
Ages 4-8 10/27/2014
Allison said: How could I have taken so long to discover Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos? In 2006, Rotten Ralph celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. To date, there are at least nineteen books about Rotten Ralph. Moreo...more
70 Reviews  
8. Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby) (Hardcover)
    Author: Rosemary Wells
    Illustrator: Rosemary Wells
    Publisher: Viking Books
Baby to Pre-K 10/27/2014
Allison said: Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells is a sweet and entertaining entry in the Max and Ruby series. In this simple story for young readers, Ruby attempts to bake a cake and Max tries to shop for the needed in...more
168 Reviews  
9. Moon Over Manifest (Hardcover)
    Author: Clare Vanderpool
    Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Ages 9-12 2/15/2014
Allison said: The first thing that I realized about Moon Over Manifestby Clare Vanderpool is that it’s not the type of book one should fit into a busy schedule. The second thing that happened is I found myself se...more
4,762 Reviews  
10. Little Fish: A Memoir (Hardcover)
    Author: Ramsey Beyer
    Publisher: Zest Books
Young Adults 9/21/2013
Allison said: Beyer is marketing Little Fish towards college students, but I could see it having many other audiences. High school English teachers could supplement lessons about “I Am From” poems and other sim...more
271 Reviews  
11. Sorta Like a Rock Star (Hardcover)
    Author: Matthew Quick
    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
N/A 6/1/2013
Allison said: From the title, you might not guess the topic of Sort of Like a Rock Star. I thought it would be about a band, but music is a relatively small part of Amber’s life. She uses it to teach English to s...more
2 Reviews
12. Regine's Book: A Teen Girl's Last Words (True Stories) (Hardcover)
    Author: Regine Stokke
    Publisher: Zest Books
Young Adults 5/26/2013
Allison said: After I received Regine's Book from Zest Books, I began to have doubts about my choice. How many true stories are well written? Moreover, are interesting memoirs by teens an exception rather than the ...more
142 Reviews  
13. Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F. (True Stories) (Paperback)
    Author: Christiane F
    Publisher: Zest Books
Young Adults 5/26/2013
Allison said: My reaction to a book or movie featuring drugs, alcohol, violence, and sex depends on how they are handled. When it comes to Zoo Station, the story of Christiane F, I'm conflicted because it is foremo...more
5 Reviews  
14. Curious George and Friends: Favorite Stories by Margret and H.A. Rey (Ha...
    Author: H. A. Rey
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Ages 4-8 12/8/2012
Allison said: After rereading Curious George and Friends by Margret and H.A. Rey, I babbled on about them to my husband. My excitement surprised me because I hadn’t expected to feel so impressed by this collectio...more
9 Reviews  
15. Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles (Hardcover)
    Author: Marissa Meyer
    Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Young Adults 9/1/2012
Allison said: What I really want to tell you is: I love Cinder, the first book in The Lunar Chronicles. Oh, and Marissa Meyer rocks as an author! Yet as a reviewer, I need to back up those statements with reasons. ...more
18,754 Reviews  
16. Woodrow for President: A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections (Littl...
    Author: Cheryl Shaw Barnes
    Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Ages 4-8 8/30/2012
Allison said: One of the quirks I’ve picked up as an adult is I prefer to first look in the children’s section of the library when I want to know more about topic. Children’s books give me the basics, and the...more
1 Reviews
17. Emily of New Moon/ Emily Climbs/ Emily's Quest (3 Book Set) (Mass Market...
    Author: L. M. Montgomery
    Publisher: McClelland-Bantam, Inc.
N/A 8/4/2012
Allison said: If you want to know who I am inside, read the Emily trilogy by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Most everyone knows and loves Montgomery’s most famous creation: Anne of Green Gables. I love Anne too. Yet Montg...more
620 Reviews  
18. Flower Fables (Hardcover)
    Author: Louisa May Alcott
    Publisher: Applewood Books
Young Adults 8/4/2012
Allison said: If you are familiar with the name of Louisa May Alcott, you likely know her as the author of Little Women. You may not be aware, however, that Alcott wrote other children’s books, which eventually e...more
17 Reviews  
19. Road to Memphis Hb (New Windmill) (Hardcover)
    Author: Mildred D. Taylor
    Publisher: Heinemann Educational Secondary Division
N/A 6/30/2012
Allison said: Having now read five Logan books by Mildred Taylor, I have two favorites: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and Road to Memphis. The first is about childhood
137 Reviews  
20. Let the Circle Be Unbroken (Hardcover)
    Author: Mildred D. Taylor
    Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
Young Adults 6/30/2012
Allison said: A former librarian friend of mine used to ensure that their school library’s shelves carried multicultural books. Unfortunately, she found that very few students in her predominantly white school ch...more
219 Reviews  
21. Song of the Trees (Hardcover)
    Author: Mildred D. Taylor
    Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
    Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
Ages 9-12 6/30/2012
Allison said: Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor is an excellent example of a story that could have been composed wrongly in so many ways. It is the sign of a truly talented author that Mildred Taylor gets it righ...more
55 Reviews  
22. Watership Down: A Novel (Paperback)
    Author: Richard Adams
    Publisher: Scribner
N/A 6/2/2012
Allison said: For our family’s summer reading selection, I picked the mammoth four-hundred-page Watership Down by Richard Adams. Some novels will feel like an endurance test just four pages in. Without fail, when...more
13,376 Reviews  
23. Tales from Watership Down (Hardcover)
    Author: Richard Adams
    Illustrator: John Lawrence
    Publisher: Knopf
Ages 4-8 6/2/2012
Allison said: Twenty years after the publication of Watership Down, Adams blessed the world with nineteen more tales about his beloved rabbits. In a pocket-sized volume called Tales from Watership Down, Adams once ...more
261 Reviews  
24. Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Hardcover)
    Author: Rachel Renée Russell
    Illustrator: Rachel Renée Russell
    Publisher: Aladdin
Ages 9-12 5/23/2012
Allison said: After an intense month of reading novels with intercultural themes, I thought a break, in the form of chick lit might be warranted. Turns out, I don’t always have smart ideas. In my second week of d...more
5,178 Reviews  
25. Dear Dumb Diary Books 1-4: Let's Pretend This Never Happened/My Pants ar...
    Author: Jim Benton
    Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Ages 9-12 5/23/2012
Allison said: It’s always nice to end on a good note. Dear Dumb Diary by Jim Benton is my third and final chick lit book for the month. I’m relieved to say that this one I like. Its girl-loves-boy plot has quir...more
70 Reviews  
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