Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Book Review: Pip Bartlett&#..

Book Review: Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training

  Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training is the second book in the series and follows Pip to The Triple Trident – a showcase of magical creatures. Tomas comes along as well, even with all his allergies to magical creatures. To their surprise, they find that Regent Maximus, a unicorn afraid of everything, is being shown by his owner. They try to help him, so he won’t be sold because of bad showing, but then unicorns start having their tails cut and together they must find who is doing it before another tail is lost. I just love the humor […]

Posted March 12, 2017
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Book Review: Saving Zasha

Book Review: Saving Zasha

Saving Zasha was another whimsical audiobook read. I must have been out of credits on audible and saw this one at the library. I had been meaning to read it because I cannot resist dog books this year. Adding in a historical setting had me hooked and I found I was not disappointed. Mikhail found a wounded man and his dog, but a German dog, which they decided to keep but hidden so it would not be killed. Living in Russia after WWII, the dogs that were German were shot on sight. His father has been MIA for over a […]

Posted December 7, 2014
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Book View: City of the Dead

Book View: City of the Dead

City of the Dead was a whimsical audiobook I tried because I needed something for the car that was only a couple hours long. What I found was that this book was messed up creeptastic. At the beginning of the book, Derek, his brother Ronny and father are in a terrible train accident, leaving Derek as the only one left in his family. He lives with his uncle and then miraculously Ronny shows back up, but he seems off and acts strange. Derek must figure out what is going on. City of the Dead had a good amount of creepy […]

Posted December 4, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Siste..

Graphic Novel Review: Sisters

Sisters is another autobiographical story by Raina Telgemeier, in which Raina takes a road trip with her mom and younger siblings. The story mostly follows the two sisters and how they have a lot in common but rarely get along. I love Raina’s illustrations in the book and her story is one that reminds me of my own sister and our road trips when we were younger. We never got along and really didn’t settle our differences until we were adults. Since I was more of the Amara character, I felt like this book gave me an insight into how […]

Posted October 26, 2014
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Book Review: Thirteenth Chi..

Book Review: Thirteenth Child

Thirteenth Child is a book about Eff, a girl who thinks she’s been cursed from birth because of her extended family’s belief that the number 13 is unlucky. Set in a world of magic, but mixed with the feeling of pioneer times and frontiers being developed, I found myself easily pulled into the story. It’s a slow book, without much action, but lots of family drama and ideas on magic versus not using magic. Eff’s family moves away from their family home so that her father can teach at a college and she gets a fresh start. She’s shy at […]

Posted September 14, 2014
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Book View: Amber House

Book View: Amber House

I had heard of Amber House before, but randomly downloaded it from Audible when they were having a 2 for 1 sale. The narration was well done and I felt myself pulled into the story. I was slightly disappointed when there wasn’t really any ghosts or hauntings, just visions from the past. Also, the two love interests were fairly similar in that I liked them both for different reasons. We had the usual brooding in Jackson, the mixed heritage boy whose family is tied to Amber House from back when they were slaves. Richard is the good-looking son of a […]

Posted August 9, 2014
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Book View: Missing May

Book View: Missing May

Missing May is the story of a girl named Summer who after her parents passed away did not find a real home where she felt loved until her Aunt May and Uncle Ob took her. May was a big woman full of love and at the beginning of the story she has died, leaving Ob and May on their own. With the help of her odd classmate Cletus, May tries to help Ob keep going, as May was his whole life. I really loved the story and the way that May realizes the boy who annoyed her for so long […]

Posted July 18, 2014
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Book Review: In the Shadows

Book Review: In the Shadows

I have always enjoyed mixed media books, so when I picked up In the Shadows, I was excited to see a mix of actual text chapters and graphic novel format. The book is about two sets of siblings and another young man who lives with the set of sisters. Set in the past, the young men Thomas and Charles end up staying at a boarding house, where they are to be entertained by the sisters. Charles is the youngest and his health is waning so the girls do their best to have adventures while not overtaxing Charles. Cora is the […]

Posted June 28, 2014
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