Series Review: Dinosaur Cove

| July 21, 2013

When looking for a beginning chapter book to read at bedtime, I first turned to Roald Dahl. Many of Dahl’s shorter books have pictures on nearly every page, which can keep those who are used to picture books fully engaged. Unfortunately, Dahl only has a finite number of books, so I eventually needed to look elsewhere. […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Never Girls #1 – In a Blink

| June 12, 2013

The Never Girls #1: In a Blink is about four girls (Gabby, Mia, Lainey, and Kate) getting accidentally transported to Never Land by a fairy named Prilla. They find themselves in Pixie Hollow, where all the fairies live. By the way, these are the Disney Tinkerbell Fairies – you know the ones. In this book the girls […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Sideways Stories from Wayside School

| May 21, 2013

Sideways Stories from Wayside School is a book of silly stories. Each chapter is a story. Each story is about a different person at Wayside School. Some chapters are about teachers at Wayside School. Some chapters are about students at Wayside School. My favorite chapter is called Mrs. Jewls . I also really liked reading the […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Magic Puppy #1 – A New Beginning

| April 15, 2013

Hi, this is Greek Girl speaking. I’d like to share with you my new post! The characters in A New Beginning, the first book in the Magic Puppy series, are Storm (a wolf in disguise as a puppy) and a girl named Lily. Lily is a pony-loving girl. And Storm, well, as I said, he’s […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Amelia Bedelia Means Business

| March 14, 2013

In Amelia Bedelia Means Business, Amelia Bedelia is a really funny. Oh, just so you know-she’s a girl. Amelia Bedelia really wants a new bike, but her parents say she has to buy half of it, but she doesn’t have enough money. She asks, “Which half costs more? The front half or the back half?” So she tries […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Critter Club #2 – All About Ellie

| February 23, 2013

You might have read my other Critter Club series post about Amy and the Missing Puppy. If you did, you might like this post because it is about a book in the same series. All About Ellie is about Ellie getting ready for a school play. But as she keeps practicing she spends less and […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Critter Club #1 – Amy and the Missing Puppy

| February 19, 2013

Amy and the Missing Puppy by Callie Barkley is a really good book. It is the first book in a new series called The Critter Club. It is about four eight-year-old girls named Amy, Marion, Ellie, and Liz. Amy’s mother owns a vet clinic. One day Ms. Sullivan (who every one thinks is mean or […]

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Series Review: Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?

| February 1, 2013

First off, the legalese: yes, the main character of this series and I share a common cognomen. I still believe the following review to be fairly objective and objectively fair. Having cleared that up, let me say, that Lin Oliver’s 11-year-old Daniel Funk is a pretty accurate depiction of a California boy living in a house with 6 […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Sky the Unwanted Kitten

| January 26, 2013

Sky the Unwanted Kitten by Holly Webb is about a kitten named Sky. Lucy had always wanted a kitten. When her family moved to a new house, her parents got her one. Lucy thought that her parents got it for her so she would forget about moving because she was really sad to move. Lucy pretended that […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Ivy and Bean Make the Rules

| January 17, 2013

Ivy and Bean Make the Rules is about two girls named Ivy and Bean. This is the 9th book in the Ivy and Bean series by Annie Barrows. In this book, Bean’s older sister goes to a spring break camp. Bean wants to go, too. So Bean and her friend Ivy make up a camp […]

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