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March 29, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Unique

An imaginative story with a unique world. The Story: Sable is a witch who harbors fate inside her and does his bidding - which usually means hunting criminals and hanging them. Until fate decides she must save the prince’s life. After reading...

February 16, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Such a cute story!

The story: After living in foster care since the death of her mother, Edie finally has a home-- though not one she's excited about. Taken in by her mother's estranged sister and thrown into a life of wealth where private schools were...

February 14, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
A Cute Story

The Story: Addie has an obsession with British rocker Jude, but it's just a fan thing. She's never supposed to actually meet him. When he shows up at a concert that isn't his in her small town, she catches his eye and...

February 14, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
A wonderful peek into the sea.

This book doesn't meet the expectations of most kid's books about the ocean with their bright and colorful pictures depicting the beautiful dolphins and sea turtles of the world. No, this tells a different story of the sea, one much darker and deeper and...

February 14, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
A great look into a great man.

John Glenn is unlike any other public figure before or after him. His story isn't simply a man rising through the ranks to eventually leave the earth behind. It's a love story at its simplest roots. A love for flying. A love for his country....

February 14, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
A fun books for kids.

The first time my niece saw me do a yoga video, she was obsessed. She's five years old and it made me realize how fascinating yoga is to kids. There are plenty of kid-friendly yoga videos online. I've been forced to sit through many of them now, but few make...

February 14, 2020
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Kids Nonfiction
An adorable crafty book.

We all know crafting stuff can be expensive and when it comes to kid's crafts, it creates more waste than we'd like at times. So, why not use the items you already have lying around the house? Items you'd throw away anyway. That's where this book comes in....

February 13, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
A sweet read.

Reviewed for YA Books Central A heartwarming love story. The Story: Tommy is struggling. After losing his best friend, Chase, in an accident he blames himself for, he has little left except a mom who is working...

February 07, 2020
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Must-Read

Reviewed for YA Books Central A book that should be on every teen's shelf. The story: In the year after 9/11 Shirin must navigate being the new kid--again-- in a small town high school. Her parent's...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Adorable

An adorable children's story about an important subject. The story: Max and Lila are celebrating Chanukah with their family at Chanu-con. They watch skits, play games, make crafts, and eat food all while learning--or rather teaching the reader-- more about Chanukah. ...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Beautiful

A wonderful representation of the world for teaching kids to love the earth they live on. With bright, beautiful images and well-crafted maps, it's sure to draw them in. It had never been more important for people of all ages to know the world...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Brilliant

Brilliant. This was the perfect book to read with my five year old niece. It's every bit as adorable as the other Amelia Bedelia books and then some. Amelia's school is turning a century old and to celebrate, they're unearthing a time capsule. It's...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
So cute!

Cute and Fun There's no end to the adorableness of Amelia Bedelia and this book is no different. Amelia and her friends are at school on recess when they hear a cat stuck up in a tree and must figure out a way to help it. ...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
4.0
Cute and Well Done

A cute way for kids to learn how to draw. This book takes kids through a step by step process to draw many different kinds of aliens, allowing them to hone their creative skills in a structured setting. The steps are easy to do,...

December 13, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
A Unique Story

The story: Tyson Trice has not had it easy in life. Months after he is shot and almost dies he’s forced to move in with a family in the upscale Pacific Hills community. He barely knows them and hasn’t seen them in 10 years. Nandy hates the idea of...

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