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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix directed by David Yates

by CaptainYarr August 28, 2014
Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix directed by David Yates

Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix Director: David Yates Run Time: 139 minutes Rated: PG-13 Summary: When Harry discovers that Hogwarts’ new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher won’t teach them¬† how to defend themselves he is determined to take over instead… secretly of course.¬† As Harry’s students […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

by CaptainYarr August 26, 2014
Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Paperback Pages: 309 Grade Reading Level: 5.3, Ages 9+ Summary: An 11 year old boy, living with his Aunt and Uncle in Surrey,England, finds out that he is a wizard. Not only is he a wizard but he is […]

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Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

by CaptainYarr August 23, 2014
Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Author: J.K. Rowling Format: Hardcover # of pages: 341 Grade Reading Level: 4-8 Grade Summary: It is Harry Potter’s second year at Hogwarts of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Dark omens are rising even before he sets foot on the school train. A little […]

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Review: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

by CaptainYarr August 22, 2014
Review: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: North of Beautiful Author: Justina Chen Headley Format: Hardcover Page Count: 384 Grade Reading Level: Grades 8-12 Summary: North of Beautiful is about a girl with a port-wine stain on her face. A port-wine stain is basically a big red birthmark. Tera faces many challenges, such as hiding port-wine stain […]

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Review: Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

by CaptainYarr August 20, 2014
Review: Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Bras and Broomsticks Author: Sarah Mlynowski Narrator: Ariadne Meyers Format: Audio Book # CDs + Minutes: 7 CDs (8 hours, 11 minutes) Grade Reading Level: Ages 12-17 Summary: Rachel discovers that her little sister, Miri, is a witch and that her mom is also! Her dad is about to remarry. […]

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6 Ways to Encourage Children to Read

by CaptainYarr August 12, 2014
6 Ways to Encourage Children to Read

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Most grownups want to see their child reading not because of a homework assignment or whatnot but for the pure pleasure of it, but they don’t know how they can encourage their child to read. As a kid who likes to read here’s what I’ve come up with: Talk to your […]

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