3rd Grade Editorial: Pegasus #1 – The Flame of Olympus

| March 24, 2014

Hi, everybody! Greek Girl is back! Today I’m going to share a post about Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn! This is book is about a girl named Emily who lives in New York City. One night, while her Dad (who, by the way, is a policeman) was still at work there was […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Doll Shop Downstairs

| June 10, 2013

The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis McDonough is about a girl named Anna. Her family owns a doll repair shop. This book starts before World War I. They get all their materials from Germany, so when World War I starts, they can no longer get the materials they need to repair dolls. They are […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Emily Windsnap #1 – The Tail of Emily Windsnap

| June 4, 2013

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler is about a girl named Emily Windsnap. Emily lives on a houseboat with her mom. Her mom has never let her go in the water, even though they live on a houseboat! How crazy is that?!? When she’s 12 years old, after all the begging and pleading […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: My Epic Fairy Tale Fail

| May 29, 2013

My Epic Fairy Tale Fail is by Anna Staniszewski. And by the way, it is in the same series as My Very UnFairy Tale Life. I wrote a post about that one, too. If you haven’t already read it, the link’s back there. Alright, well, anyways, the character in this book, of course, is Jenny the Adventurer, […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: My Very UnFairy Tale Life

| May 20, 2013

Have you ever read the book My Very UnFairy Tale Life by Anna Staniszewski? I have. Well that is what this post is about, right? Anyway, the main character in this book is 12-year-old girl named Jenny. Jenny is an adventurer. She runs around different magical worlds defeating bad guys and helping creatures that live in those […]

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Chapter Book Review: Gustav Gloom (#1) and the People Taker

| April 3, 2013

I haven’t had as much fun reading a book to the whole family since Nanny Piggins. And that’s saying a lot. Gustav Gloom and the People Taker is a cross-generational spectacle of entertainment. In the world of Gustav Gloom, shadows rule, completely shrouding Gustav’s house, yard, and everything that appears behind his home’s fence. Fernie What (that’s right, […]

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Book Review: D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

| January 24, 2013

With the popularity of Greek Mythology rising (see Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Goddess Girls, Underworlds, … I could go on), it’s almost imperative that kids have a basic understanding of the original Greek tales. It’s much more exciting to read Percy Jackson retracing the steps of Jason and Heracles if you’re actually familiar with […]

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Series Review: The Sisters 8

| January 22, 2013

The Sisters 8 is a quirky, humorous, and exciting series. And frankly, it’s pretty awesome. The series was written by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, along with her husband, Greg, and daughter, Jackie (I believe she was about 8 when they started writing the series). In short, the series revolves around 8 octuplet sisters (Annie, Durinda, Georgia, Jackie, Marcia, Petal, Rebecca, Zinnia). They […]

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Chapter Book Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

| January 10, 2013

First, let me say, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a pretty emotional book. Kate DiCamillo tells the story of an inanimate China rabbit doll who takes being loved for granted. The journey begins in a comfortable home with a little girl who loves him, but soon Edward is lost. Over the course of days, weeks, months, […]

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Chapter Book Review: Nanny Piggins #2 – Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan

| January 6, 2013

R.A. Spratt’s Nanny Piggins series is definitively the funniest children’s chapter book series I’ve read to my kids. If you haven’t read the series’ first installment, The Adventures of Nanny Piggins, you’re truly missing out. A quick recap: Nanny Piggins (a talking pig) becomes the Nanny for Derrick, Samantha, and Michael, who are without a mother. Their […]

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