Friday, February 13, 2015

Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-PoohWinnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So funny. Great for all ages. Way better than Disney. Loved learning more about the Milne family when we studied this in our literature unit this year.

Calling Me Home

Calling Me HomeCalling Me Home by Julie Kibler
My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

I switched between the audiobook and Kindle. I thought the readers were great. I liked the format of going back and forth between the 1930s and present day. Heartbreaking story, but also kind of predictable.

Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, #1)Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic. I switched between audio and paper and both were great. This one will stay with me.

Unspoken

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was entertained, but not enough to keep going with the series.

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth GoldfishThe Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read this aloud on a long roadtrip. My family liked it more than me. The humor is good for the target age group. Good for 8+.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. FikryThe Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was the perfect book to start to my reading year. Easily read in a day, these are just great characters.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Henrietta Sees It Through

Henrietta Sees It Through: More News from the Home Front 1942-1945Henrietta Sees It Through: More News from the Home Front 1942-1945 by Joyce Dennys

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I adore Henrietta. These two epistolary wartime novels are just a treat.
Book 1: Henrietta's War

The Bronze Bow

The Bronze BowThe Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic literature complement to our history units. Interesting focus on the Roman occupation of Israel during the time of Christ. My kids (ages 8-12) all enjoyed it. The characters are YA age, but younger kids will like it too.