Sewing a Friendship by Natalie Tinti

Stars: *** Summary: Four best of friends are super excited about the start of summer! Their adventure begins with getting out of school and talking about a pink sleepover.   But things do not run smoothly when Kiki Shaver gets in the way. Then they found an invitation for a fashion show! Will the girls still… Read More »

Hailey Twitch is Not a Snitch by Lauren Barnholdt

Stars: *** Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (May 2010)Children’s Chapter Book160 pages Summary: Hailey has a secret friend named Maybelle, a sprite that only she can see and that has a problem. She tries to have fun but keeps getting Hailey into trouble. Will Hailey tell on Maybelle or will she keep the secret? Although I do review… Read More »

Horrid Henry’s Joke Book by Francesca Simon

This review is part of a Horrid Henry Joke Book Tour through Sourcebooks Stars: ***1/2 Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (2010)Children’s Fiction Ages 7-12 Summary: Horrid Henry’s Joke Book features chapters dedicated to jokes much too rude for Mom, jokes not to tell your teacher, wisecracks for your baby-sitter (just make sure you can make a quick getaway!),… Read More »

My Story: The Great Plague: A London Girl’s Diary 1665-1666 by Pamela Oldfield

Stars: **** Scholastic Canada (2001)Children’s Historical Fiction156 pagesAges 9-12 Summary: It’s 1665 and Alice is looking forward to being back in London. But the plague is spreading quickly, and as each day passes more red crosses appear on doors. When her own aunt is struck down with the disease, Alice is forced to make a… Read More »

Outgrageously Alice by Phillis Reynolds Naylor

Stars: **** This was one of my picks for Freedom to Read Week. For some reason I was thinking both my books were challenged because of Lesbianism but I was wrong. I was close though. Here’s the offical listing on the Freedom to Read Website: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Outrageously Alice.2000—A patron of the Toronto Public… Read More »

Red in the Flower Bed by Andrea Napa

Subtitle: An Illustrated Children’s Story about Interracial Adoption Stars: **** Summary: A poppy drops a seed which is carried in the wind to a new place where it grows in to a poppy of it’s own with some other flowers and together they all make something beautiful. Tribute Books (2009)Children’s FictionAges 9-12 (according to amazon…… Read More »

Mrs. Claus Explains It All by Elsbeth Claus

Stars: **** Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (November 2008)Children’s Fiction – Picture book Summary: Millions of letters pour into the North Pole every year. Amid the requests for presents are questions from curious children who want to know more about Santa, the elves and the reindeer. For the first time ever, Mrs. Elsbeth Claus takes time out of… Read More »