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Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats
Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King
Black Wind by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
The Boggart by Susan Cooper
Cat Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins
Catch that Cat by Monika Beisner
Dandelion by Don Freeman
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
In Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk
Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill
Ladybug Girl by David Soman
The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell
Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor
Sorcerers & Secretaries, Volume 1 by Amy Kim Ganter
Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin
Sticks & Scones by Diane Mott Davidson
Stitch Head by Guy Bass
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
Winter Study by Nevada Barr
Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your... Brains by Ryan Mecum

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


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August in Review: 08/31/13

    Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Beekeeping for Beginners by Laurie R. King
  2. The Boggart by Susan Cooper
  3. Catch that Cat by Monika Beisner
  4. Doll Bones by Holly Black
  5. Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  6. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  7. In Lucia's Neighborhood by Pat Shewchuk
  8. Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Salley Mavor
  9. Sorcerers & Secretaries, Volume 1 by Amy Kim Ganter
  10. Sticks & Scones by Diane Mott Davidson
  11. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
  12. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

    Four Stars (Good but flawed)

  1. Cat Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins
  2. Dandelion by Don Freeman
  3. The Emperor's Code by Gordon Korman
  4. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
  5. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
  6. Lizard by Banana Yoshimoto
  7. Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell
  8. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
  9. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  10. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Viorst
  11. Winter Study by Nevada Barr
  12. Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your... Brains by Ryan Mecum

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats
  2. Black Wind by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
  3. Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis
  4. Stitch Head by Guy Bass
  5. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema

    Two Stars (Finished but it was a chore to read)

  1. Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen by Marilyn Chin

    One Star (Didn't finish)

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Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Can You Count to a Googol? by Robert E. Wells
  2. The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels
  3. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  4. The Dead of Night (audio) by Peter Lerangis
  5. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
  6. The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina by Mike Padilla
  7. Images of Nature: The Photographs of Thomas D. Mangelsen by Charles Craighead
  8. The Library by Sarah Stewart
  9. Nine Lives Last Forever by Rebecca M. Hale
  10. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  11. The Return of the Player by Michael Tolkin
  12. The Sacramento, River of Gold by Julian Dana
  13. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  14. Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg
    Library book
  1. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
  2. 101 Things I Hate About Your House by James Swan
  3. And the Tide Comes In...: Exploring a Georgia Salt Marsh by Merryl Alber
  4. Bat and Rat by Patrick Jennings
  5. Calvin Coconut: Rocket Ride by Graham Salisbury
  6. Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black
  7. The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes
  8. The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine
  9. Hippopposites by Janik Coat
  10. I Want a Hamster by Kimberly M. Hutmacher
  11. It's My School by Sally Grindley
  12. The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle
  13. Magic Thinks Big by Elisha Cooper
  14. Mits, Wits and Logic by Lillian R. Lieber
  15. Monster High by Lisi Harrison
  16. New American Poetry by Richard Monaco
  17. Photography: The Groundbreaking Moments by Florian Heine
  18. Photography of Natural Things: A Nature and Environment Workshop for Film and Digital Photography by Freeman Patterson
  19. Shattered Silk by Barbara Michaels
  20. Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors
  21. Splat and the Cool School Trip by Rob Scotton
  22. The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
    Review copy
  1. Bad Houses by Sara Ryan
  2. Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones
  3. Doon by Carey Corp
  4. The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina by Mike Padilla
  5. The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series Book 1: Air by Michael Dante DiMartino
  6. Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year by Ramsey Beyer
  7. The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson

5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / August 2013

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