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Al Capone Shines My Shoes (audio) by Gennifer Choldenko
Alameda County Breeding Bird Atlas by Bob Richmond
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Born on a Blue Day (audio) by Daniel Tammet
Croak by Gina Damico
Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat by Caroline W. Smith
Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Glorious Adventures of the Sunshine Queen by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Googlization of Everything by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Ida B. (audio) by Katherine Hannigan
In Memory of the Map by Christopher Norment
The Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Lost Cities by Dale Peck
The Lowdown on Denim by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
The Mermaid's Mirror by LK Madigan
The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic ... but Didn't! by Tim Maltin
Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
Penny Dreadful by Laurel Snyder
The Pirate's Daughter by Robert Girardi
Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
Stitches by David Small
Swahili for the Broken-Hearted by Peter Moore
Swish by Joel Derfner
Twin Spica 07 by Kou Yaginuma
Where is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
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2 stars: OK
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Comments for Ida B.

Ida B.: 11/20/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan is about a girl who has to come to terms with some huge changes in her life. First and foremost, her mother has been diagnosed with cancer. Second, she can no longer be home schooled. Third, and perhaps, worst, for her, her parents have sold off a portion of their apple orchard.

Ida B. spends most of her free time in the orchard. She has names and personalities for each of the trees. Ida B. has her way of doing things. Being a precocious, only child, she has until now, gotten her way. Now, though, to her dismay, she has to adjust. It takes her nearly the full year at school to finally warm to her teacher.

I listened to the audio, a short three discs, performed by Lili Taylor. She just brought Ida B. to life. The things Ida B. goes through are just heart breaking and Taylor brings all that emotion to her performance.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 19:45:01

Shannon Clark

I loved this book as well when I read it! :)



Comment #2: Saturday, December 01, 2012 at 17:19:21

Pussreboots

It was a good but too quick audio book.