Thursday, July 16, 2009

Book Review - Run-Away Roley



Title: Run-Away Roley (Bob The Builder)
Author: Alison Inches
Genre: Children’s
Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, The Year Of Readers – 2009, Pages Read Challenge, Young Reader's Challenge 2009, Read a Book a Month Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009, Summer Reading Challenge 2009

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 24
Published: 2002

From the back: Roley is sleep-rolling his way through town! Can Bob and the machines get him home safely?

Mine: My youngest nephew is sorting through his early books. He’s going to donate them to the local used book store, but in the mean time we are going to try to read them before they go. I love reading with my nephews

Roley is sleep-rolling (walking) through town – every comes to the rescue to make sure Roley doesn’t hurt himself. He’s already knocked down mailboxes, garbage cans, signs. Will he ever wake up?

When he does everyone else is exhausted from trying to keep other things out of harms way.

Book Review - Fall Leaf Project



Title: Fall Leaf Project (Robin Hill School)
Author: Margaret McNamara
Genre: Children’s
Challenges: PB & J Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, The Year Of Readers – 2009, Pages Read Challenge, Young Reader's Challenge 2009, Read a Book a Month Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009, Summer Reading Challenge 2009

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 32
Published: 2006
From the back: The First-graders of Robin Hill School love to look at all the different fall leaves. When they hear that in some states the leaves don’t change color; they come up with a plan to share fall with other first-graders.

Mine: My youngest nephew is sorting through his early books. He’s going to donate them to the local used book store, but in the mean time we are going to try to read them before they go. I love reading with my nephews

What a cute story about sharing with others that don’t have the same things as you. The teacher in the story is also trying to teach the children about other states, so there is geography involved. It’s also about the seasons of the year (Fall).

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Challenges Signing Up For

I'm signing up for the followng new challenges and will have my pages up shortly:

the Summer Reading Challenge 2009 Sponsored by A Southern Daydreamer Reads

The August Reading Challenge Sponsored by Pizza's Book Discussion

Popular Penguins Reading Challenge Sponsored by Reading Upside Down

Mailbox Monday 7/13/09



These are the books I've received this last week.



About the book:
Turnings by Donald Fletcher
ISBN: 9781432738495
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: March 13, 2009
Pages: 262



About the book:
Lizzi & Fredl by Dr. William Stanford
ISBN: 978-0595433117
Publisher: iUniverse
Date of publish: April 2008
Pages: 440



About the book:
Hunter by Campbell Jefferys
ISBN: 978-1845493332
Publisher: Swirl, an imprint of Arima Publishing
Date of publish: Jan 2009
Pages: 264

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Book Review - Candytuft's Enchanting Treats



#21
Title: Candytuft’s Enchanging Treats (Flower Fairy Friends)
Author: Kay Woodward
Genre: Young Adult
Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Series Challenge Season 3, A to Z Reading Challenge (Author), 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, 2009 Second Chances, Pages Read Challenge, 2009 YA Challenge, the confuzzled Faerie Book Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009, The Four Month Challenge

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 80
Published:
From the back: It’s Fairy Friendship Week and Candytuft wants to make delicious sweets for all the Flower Fairies. But someone is up to no good and seems determined to spoil the special week for everyone……..
Can Candytuft make a new batch of enchanted treats and save Fairy Friendship Week?

Mine: This is actually a fun series and I ho9pe to be able to read all of them. Each Flower Fairy has a special skill. Candytuft’s is making sweets – the only problem is that her recipe book was washed and now there are no recipes.

Candytuft must learn to make some new treats, but she must also figure out how all the good deeds have turned bad. Each fairy is getting mad and blaming the others for the misdeeds that are to happy during Fairy Friendship Week.

Candytuft discovers that there are several elves pretending to do good things while making everyone miserable.