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Month in review

Reviews
All Summer Long by Hope Larson
Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
Knife Edge by Andrew Lane
Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal
Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant
You Are Light by Aaron Becker

Miscellaneous
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 01)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 08)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 15)
Looking ahead to July
March 2019 Sources
March 2019 Summary
Reading for Work
The value of ebooks
Weekends

Road Essays
FF0000: Orphans to the city by way of the interstate

CCFFFF: Siblings to Utopia by Way of the Cornfield: a reading of "Slumber Party.

CCFFCC: Siblings through the maze to utopia

CCFF99: siblings to utopia via the labyrinth

Road Narrative Update for March 2019

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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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April in Review: 04/30/19

Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. All Summer Long by Hope Larson
  2. Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
  3. Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, Volume 1 by Hinowa Kouzuki
  4. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  5. The Fire Cat by Esther Averill
  6. Heartwood Hotel 1: A True Home by Kallie George
  7. Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley
  8. An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  9. Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower
  10. Secret Coders 6: Monsters & Modules by Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes
  11. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano
  12. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
  13. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagen
  14. You Are Light by Aaron Becker

    Four Stars: (Good but flawed)

  1. Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake
  2. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles
  3. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  4. The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
  5. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  6. Skyward: The Story of Female Pilots in WWII by Sally Deng
  7. Wee Sister Strange by Holly Grant

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs
  2. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  3. Knife Edge by Andrew Lane
  4. Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  5. The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

    Two Stars: (OK)

  1. Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
  2. Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire at the Gates of Tassajara by Colleen Morton Busch
  3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

    One Star: (Did not finish)

  1. Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal

Books by Age

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Books by Age Group
Books by Format

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Imbalance, Part One by Faith Erin Hicks
  2. Bat and the End of Everything by Elana K. Arnold
  3. The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena
  4. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America by Matt Kracht
  5. Galloglass by Scarlett Thomas
  6. Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison
  7. Murders and Metaphors by Amanda Flower
  8. A Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro
  9. A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany
  10. Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan
  11. You Are Light by Aaron Becker
    Research
  1. The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
  2. The End of Oz by Danielle Paige
  3. Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June
  4. Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  5. The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee
  6. The Little Guys by Vera Brosgol
  7. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Choir by Sharon Kahn
  8. The Phantom Tower by Keir Graff
  9. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  10. Where the Heart Is by Jo Knowles
    Library book
  1. The Blue Bird's Palace by Orianne Lallemand and Carole Henáff (illustrations)
  2. To Brie or Not To Brie by Avery Aames
  3. Circle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
  4. If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur by Amy Newbold
  5. Kids Draw Dinosaurs by Christopher Hart
  6. Learn to Draw Dinosaurs by Walter Foster Creative Team
  7. Make-A-Saurus: My Life with Raptors and Other Dinosaurs by Brian Cooley
  8. Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
  9. This Is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming
  10. The Unteachables by Gordon Korman

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / August 2018
Read vs Review by Date for 2019

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