Book Review: Boy by Roald Dahl

Tweet My daughter Catherine wrote this review of Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl; it’s one of her favorite books. I recommend this book for all ages and girls, boys, women and men. In short, it should be a … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet Moose Flanagan left his home, his school and his baseball team behind when his dad was hired as a guard on Alcatraz Island in 1935, prompting a move for the whole family. Moose’s older sister, Natalie, is severely autistic, … Continue reading

Book Review: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Tweet Here’s my review of A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. While this is a sequel to A Long Way from Chicago, it can easily be read and enjoyed on its own. Richard Peck writes the adventures of Mary … Continue reading

Book Review: A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck

Tweet Grandma Dowdel’s back, only this time she’s known as Mrs. Dowdel to the Methodist preacher’s family that just moved in next door. The family, which includes three children, has been relocated from Terre Haute, Indiana to take over what … Continue reading

Book Review: Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

Tweet It’s 1935 on Alcatraz Island. Al Capone is The Rock’s most famous prisoner among a number of notorious criminals. He’s also a constant fascination for the families of the guards, who live in houses on the island next door … Continue reading

Book Review: Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon

Tweet I don’t usually review books for the not-quite-ready-for-bookclub age group, but I was presented with the opportunity to read three of the new Horrid Henry books and give them away to a reader. I’ve been hearing about how popular … Continue reading

Book Review: Becoming a Superhero by William Smith

Tweet Becoming a Superhero by William D. Smith is an endearing tale that is a semi-autobiographical account of a young boy who dreams of being a superhero, and discovers a lot about himself along the way. We meet Billy Smith, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis

Tweet Be sure you have plenty of time when you start to read The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis—you might not be able to stop turning pages to see what happens next. On the other hand, Davis’s clever … Continue reading

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