Matilda by Roald Dahl

Stars: **** This book is being counted towards the Herding Cats challenge and Book to Movie Challenge.Although I hadn’t read the book before, I’ve seen the movie and I loved it. Of the Roald Dahl books I’ve read so far, I’ve liked some and not liked others but this is still one of my favourite… Read More »

The Ark, The Reed, & The Fire Cloud by Jenny L. Cote

Stars: ****1/2 I received this book for review from the author. I’ve already blogged about this book/author here and here. That first link also provides a full description of the book. If you aren’t Christian, I want to warn you that you will see words such as Biblical and Noah’s Ark but let me just… Read More »

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Stars: ****This book is being counted towards the Newbery Project, Initials Reading Challenge, Unread Authors Challenge, Book Awards Challenge, and Young Adult Challenge.Summary: When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere — to a place that is comfortable, beautiful,… Read More »

Dear Toni by Cyndi Sand-Eveland

Stars: **** I received this book for review from Tundra Books. I read it during the Read-a-Thon. I’m also counting it towards the 2nd Canadian Book Challenge. Summary: When sixth-grader Gene Tucks moves south, she dreads being the new kid at school and almost everything else about her life as a “nobody.” But what she… Read More »

African Psycho by Alain Mabanckou

Stars: **** I received this book for review from the author to use for the African Reading Challenge. I’m also counting it towards the Book Around the World Challenge, Unfread Authors and ARC Challenge. This book was written and published in Africa in 2003 and Soft Skull Press (click link for more info) published an… Read More »

The Most Valuable Treasure by Sally H Taylor

Stars: **** I was given a copy of this book to review from the author. This book is about what really matters in life, basically that friends are more important than money. Outskirts Press published the book. The fact that it is an old lady that learns this lesson as opposed to a child makes… Read More »

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Stars: **** This book was read for the Numbers Challenge and Newbery Project. Walk Two Moons won the 1995 Newbery Medal. Summary: “As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe’s outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold – the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.”… Read More »