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Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

by cookcutlery July 30, 2014
Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney

by Pirate Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Pages: 216 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Greg Heffley is in his second year of Middle School. Pretty much, his brother Rodrick, can get Greg to do anything Rodrick wants because Rodrick has some blackmail […]

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Review: The Bad Beginning (Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

by cookcutlery June 4, 2014
Review: The Bad Beginning (Book 1) by Lemony Snicket

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: The Bad Beginning (Book 1) Series of Unfortunate Events Author: Lemony Snicket Illustrator: Brett Helquist Format: Hardback Page Count: 162 Grade Reading Level: Ages 10+ Summary: Violet, Kluas and Sunny Bauldilair were at the beach when Mr. Poe comes and tell them that their parents had died in a […]

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Review: The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

by cookcutlery May 18, 2014
Review: The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors

Reviewed by Cook Cutlery Title: The Sweetest Spell Author: Suzanne Selfors Format: Trade paperback Page Count: 401 pages Grade Reading Level: Summary: Emmeline Thistle was born with a curled foot and subsequently was left in the forest to die because her family only wanted children who could become strong. She doesn’t die because four cows […]

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Movie Review: Ballet Shoes directed by Sandra Goldbacher

by cookcutlery April 29, 2014
Movie Review: Ballet Shoes directed by Sandra Goldbacher

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: Ballet Shoes Director: Sandra Goldbacher Format: DVD Time: 84 minutes (1 hour 24 min) Summary: Three orphan girls are raised up like sisters Pauline, Petrova, and Posy and adopt the last name Fossil. Times are tough and money is tight when Gum (Great-Uncle-Matthew) disappears during an exploration. They are […]

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Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

by cookcutlery March 20, 2014
Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Format: Hardcover # of pages: 108 pages Grade Reading Level: 8.7 Summary: Elie Wiesel is a young 14 year old Jewish Orthodox boy. He’s 15 at the end. He lived during the time that Adolf Hitler rose to power. He was one of very few […]

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Review: George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

by cookcutlery March 4, 2014
Review: George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: George’s Secret Key to the Universe Author: Lucy and Stephen Hawking Format: Paperback # of pages: 295 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: It all starts one day when George was going to feed his pet pig, Freddy, that he got on Christmas one year and found that Freddy […]

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