Monthly Archives: March 2011

Review: The Lemonade Crime

Davies, Jacqueline. The Lemonade Crime. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2011. (Grades 3-5) Jessie and her older brother Evan came to terms with gifted Jessie skipping third grade and joining Evan in the school’s only fourth grade class, but it took … Continue reading

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Review: Puppet Play

Schoenbrun, Diana. Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. Riverside, NJ: Andrews McMeel, 2011. (Grades 4-Adult) Schoenbrun is an accomplished puppeteer as well as an author and illustrator. Detailed illustrations, color photographs, patterns, and … Continue reading

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Review: The Birthday Ball

Lowry, Lois. The Birthday Ball. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2010. (Grades 3-6) Young readers will be enchanted with Princess Patricia Priscilla, who is to become betrothed at her 16th birthday ball. But Patricia Priscilla is no docile darling to be … Continue reading

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Review: Okay for Now

Schmidt, Gary. Okay for Now. New York: Clarion, 2011. (Grades 6-9) Doug Swieteck has a lot of hurdles to clear if he’s to succeed in 1970’s Marysville, his new home. His father and older brother are abusive, another brother is … Continue reading

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