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Review: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira January 24, 2015
Review: Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

by First Mate Keira Title: Dragon Slippers Author: Jessica Day George Format: Hardback Page Count: 321 Grade Reading Level: 6-8 Grades Summary: Creel Carlbrun is going to be sacrificed to a dragon. Her foolish aunt hopes this will put her in the path of a wealthy knight and result in marriage and the rising of […]

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Review: I Learned a New Word Today… Genocide by Elizabeth Hankins

by First Mate Keira January 23, 2015
Review: I Learned a New Word Today… Genocide by Elizabeth Hankins

by First Mate Keira, guest reviewer Title: I Learned a New Word Today… Genocide Author: Elizabeth Hankins Format: Paperback # of Pages: 150 pages Grade Reading Level: 5th – 8th grade Summary: Javier Mendoza is a 5th grade student at Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary. As part of an assignment for social studies he must keep […]

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Review: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

by CaptainYarr January 6, 2015
Review: The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: The Homework Machine Author: Dan Gutman Page Count: 146 Format: Hard cover Grade Reading Level: 3rd-5th Summary: Brenton, Snik, Kelsey, and Judy are in 5th grade and have only thing in common. Can you guess what it is? They all hate homework! Brenton, however, has a secret homework machine that […]

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Review: 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison

by First Mate Keira December 21, 2014
Review: 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison

by First Mate Keira Title: 13 Treasures Author: Michelle Harrison Format: Hardback Page Count: 355 Grade Reading Level: Grade 5–8 Summary: Tanya knows that at age 13 she can no longer get away with talking to faeries or about them in front of others as both adults and kids couldn’t see them. Only her. She’d […]

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Review: Mission (Un)Popular by Anna Humphrey

by First Mate Keira December 21, 2014
Review: Mission (Un)Popular by Anna Humphrey

by First Mate Keira Title: Mission (Un)Popular Author: Anna Humphrey Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 416 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 6-9 Summary: Margot Button doesn’t worry about New Year Resolutions. She worries about School Year Resolutions. Unfortunately they all seem to be collapsing before 7th grade even starts. Her best friend is sent to […]

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Review: Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

by CaptainYarr December 20, 2014
Review: Ida B by Katherine Hannigan

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Ida B Author:Katherine Hannigan Format: Paperback # of pages: 246 Grade Reading Level: 5th grade, Ages 9-12 Summary: When Ida B Applewood’s mother gets cancer she is forced to go to public school (she was homeschooled before.) She arrives with a bad attitude because she chooses not to enjoy it […]

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