Monday, November 29, 2010
From time to time I read a book that completely blows my mind. This is one of those books. Harvey is a children's graphic novel which deals with the subject of the death of a close family member through the eyes of a child. The brown pencil illustrations are the perfect compliment to the text, which resonates with the voice of a young boy in the playful endeavours of childhood. At the end of this story one is faced with a tremendous sense of loss and pain. This book speaks to young and old alike and will resonate clearly with anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Harvey is not to be missed.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Alexandria of Africa is a book about life changing lessons, exploring beyond your comfort zone & not to take anything for granted. This book is a great read for anyone who wants to try different genres, that is a big fan of Eric Walters books or anyone who just wants a page turner with lots of exciting reading events. The main character, Alexandria Hyatt, who shoplifted, but didn't want to go to jail, will take you through her journey of stretching out of her Beverly Hills prime time mansion, into a scenery with lions, elephants & people she would never thought of meeting. I liked that this book is exciting at the beginning, & won't stop you from placing your bookmark at anytime. I recommend this book to anyone in the intermediate grades, but the 5's and 6's will enjoy as well!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Mickey Mouse and Becca-Boo have signed in
Mickey Mouse: Hey Rebecca, WAZ UP????
Becca-Boo: Hey Michaela.
Mickey Mouse: Man, I am so bored these days. I need something new 2 read.
Becca-Boo: Have you read the AWESOME book called TTYL?
Mickey Mouse: No. Tell me about it!!!!!! :O
Becca-Boo: It’s about 3 girlz and their rollercoaster, which is 10th grade!
Mickey Mouse: Uh, that’s a very VAUGE description. Tell me more or ima LEAVING!
Becca-Boo: Okay, okay already! It’s about 3 girls who just start 10th grade (p.s. they're BFFs by the way) and they talk about all of their problems in school. Oh, and its all done on a chat, just like we are doing now!
Mickey Mouse: Cool! Where can I find it?
Becca-Boo: Well, you can find it at our F.M. Library or (I’m SURE) at a bookstore.
Mickey Mouse: Is there, uh, any foul language in it (cute little girl face)????
Becca-Boo: Yes, there is. I REALLY wouldn’t recommend this book for people under the age of 13.
Mickey Mouse: ‘Kay, thanks 4 the tip!
Becca-Boo: No problem!;)
Mickey Mouse: g2g, my moms calling me. TTYL!
By: Rebecca S. and Michaela C.