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review 2017-06-27 03:27
Dia de los Muertos
Ghosts - Raina Telgemeier,Raina Telgemeier

 

 

This is a cute graphic novel by the same author who brought us Sisters, Smile, and Drama.

 

The students in our Elementary school library love Telgemeier's books. This book brings up some serious issues including childhood cystic fibrosis, death, and fear. But the tone of the story isn't too serious.

 

Cat is upset about moving and worried about her younger sister Maya. But at the same time, Cat wants to be able to do her own thing without feeling guilty. Cat is sad about leaving her friends and moving to a new place and then she finds out the new town is filled with ghosts. She is angry and terrified at the same time. Celebrating the Day of the Dead helps Cat get more in touch with her feelings and her Mexican heritage.

 

This is a cute story with bright, colorful illustrations. It is aimed at the middle-grade student, probably 3rd thru 8th grade, depending on reading level. I like the way Telgemeier approaches serious issues in a way that kids understand and enjoy.

 

I read this book for my Graphic Novels class. :)

 

 

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review 2017-05-05 02:53
Cute Chapter Book for Kids
Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure - Dave Coverly,Dave Coverly

 

 

 

This is a cute book that kids are sure to love. It is a 2017-18 Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (SSYRA) nominated book for grades 3-5. I'm sure even our most reluctant readers will read this one. We ask our students in grades 4 and 5 to read at least three nominated books each year. Then they are able to vote for their favorite.

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review 2017-02-10 20:52
The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Review
The Girl Who Drank the Moon - Kelly Barnhill

This is an odd little book and I can't decide if I liked it or not. Very different and very unique, if anything its worth checking out just because it is different. I read it since it recently won an award....

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review 2017-02-06 21:31
Ghost Book Review
Ghost (Track) - Jason Reynolds

The audio book for this is so flipping good, easy to see why it won the Odyssey. It gives great characterization for the story, I don't think I would have enjoyed this as much if I'd just simply read it. 

 

Castle Ghost has always been made fun of because of his first name, so he goes by Ghost. He lives in a rough neighbor and is afraid to tell his classmates. His coach gives him a second chance when he retaliates once again in school by having him join the track team. Little does Ghost know, its about to open a ton of new opportunities for him.

 

What a great theme. Ghost is such a relatable character to kids now a days, growing up in a rough neighborhood, having a weird name, having trouble in school, etc. etc. Reynolds is a master at children's literature and I fully enjoyed listening to this one. 

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review 2017-02-05 19:13
Short Book Review
Short - Holly Goldberg Sloan

Short is a super cute children's book that I think a lot of kids can relate too. Its funny, has a great theme and perfect for theater kids. The main character, Julia is very short and starts to get mad at the world, especially when her mom makes her try out for the Wizard of Oz and she's cast as a munchkin. Soon Julia realizes how much she can do no matter her size. A quick and enjoyable read.

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