Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillo Read by Tara Sands 3 Stars Flora lives with her mother. Which is sometimes a bit frustrating for Flora, seeing how her mother doesn’t approve of her reading comic books, seems strangely attached to a lamp, and despises anything that isn’t normal. So when the next door neighbor runs over…

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy J. Cavanaugh

This Journal Belongs to Ratchet Nancy J. Cavanaugh Sourcebooks, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4022-8106-8 FORMAT: Writing Journal, Realistic Fiction AGES: Elementary School, Middle School 4 Stars Ratchet lives with her dad, Mr. Vance. Her dad is pretty eccentric. He wears t-shirts with odd sayings on them. They live in a house that was boarded up before they…

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic by Mark Tatulli

Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic Mark Tatulli Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-4494-3548-6 FORMAT: Realistic Fiction, Comedy, Illustrated Fiction AGES: Juvenile 4 Stars Publication Date: 10/1/2013 Desmond Pucket has a thing for monsters. He loves them and loves doing practical jokes to bring out the monster thrill in everyone. Only, not everyone is all…

Crocodile Encounters! by Brady Barr

Crocodile Encounters! And More True Stories of Adventures with Animals Brady Barr with Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld National Geographic, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4263-1028-7 FORMAT: Non-Fiction AGES: Elementary School, Middle School 3.5 Stars So crocodiles are a little scary. And some of the things that people do to get close to these powerful reptiles are even scarier. I…