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This is a book about creative Lego sculptures and art made by...

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 10:36am


This is a book about creative Lego sculptures and art made by the author.

I thought the book was amazing!  The author is a Lego master builder and a creative genius.  The sculptures truly are fantastic.  The book makes me want to build tons of Legos.  It gave me a lot of ideas!

Reviewed by Alex.

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This is a book that tells the tale of Priyanka, a girl who was...

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:26am


This is a book that tells the tale of Priyanka, a girl who was bullied.  She found a pashmina.  It took her to wonderful places and then went to the real version and it was nothing like where the pashmina took her.

A tale that in every way is magical and amazing because you can see how to change your life.

Reviewed by Jenna

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Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life is not easy.  Her father was shot...

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 6:20pm


Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life is not easy.  Her father was shot before she was born and now her mother is in jail for a crime she did not commit.  Now she has to stay with her aunt who has secrets of her own.

I loved this book.  I loved it because it was about a girl who was not afraid to be different.  She always thought of others before herself.  She watched out for herself and the people she loved.  That is what a girl is:  strong and brave.

Reviewed by Ava

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A girl named Ella moves next to an abandoned orphanage and...

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:59pm


A girl named Ella moves next to an abandoned orphanage and discovers it’s haunted by a ghost - Mary - who died there years before.  The reader slowly discovers what happened to Mary.

The writing was so well done - you can feel the fear of Mary at the orphanage.  I thought the ending was lame, though.  The book kept me hooked but I was disappointed in the ending.  Drawings and diary entries were engaging and well designed.  

Reviewed by Heather

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Margaret has always loved snakes and insects.  They fascinate...

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 11:17am


Margaret has always loved snakes and insects.  They fascinate her.  She is positive that will be her life… until she discovers photography.

I loved this book because it was about a woman who found her way into a man’s world.  She was independent and relied on no one.  She did what she wanted even when she was told no.

Reviewed by Ava

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The retelling of the discovery of flight through the eyes of...

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:00am


The retelling of the discovery of flight through the eyes of Katherine Wright.

This book was very well written and researched.  The parts that explain the science behind flight are a great idea, but the drawings and descriptions are not kid-friendly.  They are quite confusing.

Reviewed by Heather

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The 1st floor pets battle the 2nd floor pets of a school.  GW...

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 8:58am


The 1st floor pets battle the 2nd floor pets of a school.  GW longs to make something to show his human friend he cares for her.  

This was a cute quick read that is about friendship.

Reviewed by Heather

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