Reviews written by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer

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Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     February 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Willa Bean is Back!

If you have a young reader who has read any of the Little Wings series, then they will be sure to love this installment. And if they haven't read any of these books, then I recommend them! In this book, Willa Bean has to learn an important lesson...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     February 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Tweet Hearts

Tweet Hearts is a cute counting book that is perfect for your little Valentine. The counting goes from 10 to 1 (counting backwards is a great skill to learn) and the rhyming text flows very easily from one page to the next. The size of this book is...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     February 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Blown Away!

Victoria Schwab captivated me with her beautiful writing in The Near Witch, so I was more than excited to read her latest, The Archived. What I loved: Everything! The story was unique and so were each of the characters. The world of The Archived jumped off the...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     February 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Vintage Charm

Lindsey Leavitt's Going Vintage was one of the first books I read this year that truly made me laugh out loud. The story is authentic and has a special charm that made me unable to put the story down once I started reading. What I loved: Mallory...

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     January 14, 2013
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Captivating

Just One Day had three of my favorite story lines, travel, friendship, and love. I loved so much about this book and it is one that I will be sure to recommend over and over. First of all, I wasn't expecting the depth that this plot would have....

Young Adult Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     January 07, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0

Kiss Me Again

Kiss Me Again is the follow-up to If We Kiss. I did not read that book but I found it easy to catch up and follow the established story line. Charlie is in quite the predicament, her crush is now her stepbrother. They must find a new...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     January 04, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Cold Weather Brings Everyone Together

Cold Snap is a story about a town in the cold winter. Every day the temperature gets colder and the townspeople are trying to stay warm. Finally, the mayor's wife plans a special event that brings the whole town together. One of my favorite parts of this...

Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     December 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

Fairy Tale Fun

In the second installment of Sarah Mlynowski's Whatever After series, siblings Abby and Jonah end up in Cinderella's story. After Cinderella breaks her foot, it is up to Abby and Jonah to figure out a way to fix the story and find a way to get themselves back home....

Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     December 20, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Another Winner

Eric Litwin has quickly become one of my favorite children's book authors. Every single one of Pete's stories have made me smile and tap my toes. In this book, Pete may have a big challenge (saving Christmas) ahead of him but with a cool, calm head and a...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     November 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Fun for All!

Monkey Play is a fun book for young readers. The text is very rich in sight words and there are many words that are repeated throughout. I think young readers will enjoy listening to this as well as using it to build confidence in their own reading skills....

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     November 26, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

In the Woods

In the Woods is a cute board book about a little boy who explores the woods with his father. Each page has just a couple of words on it and the illustrations are simple but beautifully done. If you have a young outdoor lover in your house, I...

Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     November 25, 2012
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
N/A

A Must Read

The Warrior's Heart is one of those books I consider a must read. If you decide to do nothing else once you've finished reading, it will at least make you think. Greitens draws on personal experiences to make readers think about choices and paths to take. Do you...

Kids Fiction
Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     November 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Fun For Train Lovers

Railroad Hank is full of fun for your young train lover! With the help of his friends, Hank comes up with some interesting ways to cheer up Granny Bett. The text has a fun, bouncy flow to it which I think makes it enjoyable to listen to and...

Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     November 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
4.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

Great for Math

I was so excited to receive this book and take it to my classroom. I used this book for several math mini-lessons this fall. I really liked how there were simple math concepts that flowed right along with pieces of our curriculum. Children were able to problem...

Reviewed by Claire Johnson, Staff Reviewer     November 21, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Fun and Sweet

My students were huge fans of Camilla, the Cupcake Fairy, so when I saw this book at our recent book fair, I knew I had to pick it up. I'm so glad I did. The illustrations are bright, colorful, and fun which makes it easy to engage young...

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