Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Annabeth, Piper, Jason and Leo are four friends. Together they must complete a quest. Each friend has his or her own story and secret as the reasons they want to go on the quest.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We LOVED the book Dear Hound by Jill Murphy. Alfie, a very big, caring, friendly deerhound who could communicate with his ears, is afraid of lightning and is the main character of the story. Alfie, lives with a boy named Charlie, his mom and cat named Florence. Charlie and his mom went to a wedding, and Alfie went to the dog sitter's house near the woods. Alfie was so nervous Charlie was giving him away. ZING! Alfie jumps over the fence and tries to run home to safety. He ran into the dark, thick scary woods. Along the way he met foxes, hunters and lightning...
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Evie is a young girl who lives with her grandfather, friends and neighbors in a small village called Mundley. Evie is a very intelligent woman who wants to be a doctor more than anything, and is studying to become one. During the village festival Evie buys three gypsy charms, that later will bring much help and luck to her and everyone around her. When the king arrives for the festive feast, one of his men becomes very ill. Evie, uses her medical skills to help the man get better. During the king's visit, Evie is given a scholarship to study at one of the king's universities. Evie's grandfather sends Aidan, one of Evie's best friends, on the journey with her to the university. On their way to the university, highway thieves, rob Evie's carriage, and kill the driver. Aidan and Evie go through a long journey to finally reach the school. Before the two reach the big city, they board a ship. The ship is about to sink and everyone is about to die. No one dies, however, because they are saved by Evie's leviathan, a snake protector, which she discovers that she has had since the day she was born. During the ship accident, Evie's loses her scholarship papers. When she goes to the king to get her papers replaced, Princess, soon to be Queen Annalise sees Evie and takes her under her wing, eventually sharing with Evie that she too has a leviathan. Annalise teaches Evie much of what she needs to know about having a leviathan. Strangely, duringher stay at the castle, Evie sees one of the highway thieves frequently there.
Why is the highway thief there? What happens to him? Does Evie end up falling in love with Aidan? What happens to Evie's leviathan? does anyone end up finding out about her snake? Do the charms Evie bought from the gypsies work?
I absolutely loved this book. I thought it had a great story line, twists in the plot and ending. I also loved how it was both fantasy and magic. I think it was a great book.
I asked Julie Berry a few questions, check back soon for the answers.
Millie was no ordinary princess because she had magical powers which allowed her to turn into a dragon. She lived with her father, the King, and her mother, Queen Emma, who was the Green Witch in charge of magical issues in Greater Greensward. Millie was about to marry the love of her life Audun, who was a dragon that could turn into a human. One day when Emma was summoned to help with a problem, she left Millie in charge of the magical issues and to take care of her brother, Felix. A little while after Emma left, Felix went missing. Gone, vanished....KIDNAPPED. Millie was beside herself. Everyone in the castle went searching for him. When no one found him, Millie new exactly what to do. She and Audun turned into dragons and went searching high and low for Felix. When they were unsuccessful, Millie went to seek the help of three witches. With the help of the witches, Millie and Audun were able to find the kidnapper, who had done something strange to Felix. That was bad news for Millie. With her mother, father and great-aunt and great-uncle nowhere to be found, Millie and Audun first had to find them. With some great difficulty, her family was found.
Who took Felix? Why did he steal Felix? What strange thing had happened to Felix? Was it revenge? How is Felix fixed? Do Millie and Audun get married in the end?
Read this great book to find out!!!!!
I recommend this book to kids in 3rd or 4th grade. I think they will like it because it is fantasy, mystery and a great book. I interviewed E.D. Baker, so check back in a little while to see the questions and answers.
Got to go and read another book,
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I also got a preview of his newest book "The Lost Hero" which won't be out until after the summer. So check back to see a review later.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Book Seat is this really cool beanbag pillow that has a plastic band at the bottom so your arms don't hurt when you read. I think it is great! I have been using it since Book Expo America (BEA). It holds thin books, text books and anything in between. It is very comfortable and doesn't hurt no matter how heavy the book is. Anyone who loves to read but is tired of their arms hurting should get this pillow. It comes in many different colors: blue, purple, red, brown and more. I love it. You can learn more about these really cool and comfortable pillows at http://www.thebookseat.com/.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This cook book is very unique. I like the way the illustrator, Collen Mcintyre, illustrated all of the pictures with different animals and colors. My favorite pictures and animals were the pink flamingos and the green turtle. I thought they were well drawn and had such cool colors. This book contains fun facts, tips and words to help children learn to cook. Baking with Friends comes with a DVD read aloud by my friend Pam Atherton. Since I am a lover of chocolate my favorite recipes were "Hot Fudge Pudding Cake" and "Fudge Brownies". One thing I loved more than baking these delicious chocolate treats, I loved eating them so much more. This is a great book for any aged child to learn how to bake. Once you have baked something, make sure you fill out the really pretty certificate in the back of the book. Make sure to read some of the really cool quotes written by different people on the back of the book. (They are really interesting too!).