Posts Tagged ‘Chapter Book’

Poached – Book Review

Poached by Stuart Gibbs Reviewed by Daughter, age 10       About the book, Poached: It all started when Vance Jessup bullied Teddy Fitzroy into dropping an arm and foot (from a mannequin) into the shark tank at FunJungle. When he was being chased by security guards, Teddy escaped by hiding in the koala…

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Fortunately, The Milk

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman Guest Reviewer — Reviewed by Daughter, age 9   The setting of the book is in the main characters’ house, outside on the street, and in a lot of other places, all over. The main characters in this book are:  the children, their father, and Professor Steg.  The backup…

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International Talk Like A Pirate Day

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – September 19 Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.  Recent dinner conversations in our home have been peppered with silly pirate talk like, “Avast ye scurvy dogs!” and “Shiver me timbers!”  and “Arrr!” What is International Talk Like A Pirate Day?  and what is the point?  Well. …

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Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013

Roald Dahl Day September 13, 2013 Some of our long-time family favorite books are those written by Roald Dahl.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Giraffe the Pelly and Me, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Danny Champion of the World.  These books tend to have unlikely heroes, involve creative solutions to problems, fantastical…

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Toys Go Out

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky According to the subtitle, this book is “…the adventures of a knowledgeable stingray, a toughy little buffalo, and someone called Plastic.” The three main characters, StingRay, Lumphy, and Plastic, are toys who live in a house with the Little Girl and her parents.  When…

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Jack Plank Tells Tales

Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbitt Jack Plank was a pirate, but he wasn’t very good at it.  Oh, he enjoyed sailing on the ocean, and the camaraderie of the pirates on the ship the Avarice.  But, he wasn’t good at plundering. This was fine until tough times (even for the pirates) forced the…

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Igraine the Brave

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke Today Bookworm Bear is the Guest Reviewer at Mother Daughter and Son Book Reviews!  We’re excited about reviewing one of our favorite books on this great blog. This is a parent and child book review – staring Mama Bear, and Son (age 11), and Daughter (age 9).  We had…

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Understood Betsy

Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher, illlustrations by Kimberly Bulcken Root When readers first meet the main character, they see a timid, worried Elizabeth Ann, who lives with her Aunt Harriet and Aunt Frances in a city.  Elizabeth Ann is in the third grade at the big, local school.  Aunt Frances devotes herself to taking…

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For Gifted Young Readers

I’m adding a new page on Bookworm Bear – Young Gifted Readers – a page for those who learn to read very well at an early age.  It is very exciting to have a strong, young reader.  As a parent, you try to help him or her find books that are fun to read, and…

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Wednesdays in the Tower

Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George This is the sequel to one of our favorite chapter books, Tuesdays in the Castle. We return to magical Castle Glower, and to Celie (a strong and resourceful young princess) and her family.  Castle Glower is behaving strangely.  Oh, it still is creating new rooms, or moving…

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