Category Archives: Scholastic

Review: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Age Range: 8 – 12 years (3-7th grade) Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: GRAPHIX (August 26, 2014) ISBN: 9780545540605 Source: Publisher Raina wanted nothing more in the world than to have a little sister. When her wish is finally granted and her sister Amara is born, life isn’t exactly what she thought it would be. Amara makes it pretty obvious that […]

Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Reading level: Ages 14 and up Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: The Chicken House (November 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0545317681 Source: Publisher Tom was an pretty unremarkable teen, just another individual to blend into the crowd. Growing up in the Crows, a gang-infested South London housing project, one did what they could just to survive, to remain anonymous, not to be […]

Review: The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Reading level: Ages 12 and up Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0545290147 Source: Big Honcho Media Some time in the past, the United States went to war with China and its allies, using militarized weapons like nuclear bombs.  China responded with P11H3, a strengthened version of the flu.  It was referred to […]

Review: Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover:368 pages Publisher:Arthur A. Levine Books (August 1, 2011) ISBN-10: 0545221307 Source: Publisher Cleopatra VIII Selene, Princess of Egypt, is the only daughter of Cleopatra VII and Marcus Antonius. She’s grown up in luxury in the regal city of Alexandria.  However, when Egypt goes to war with Rome, her entire world and […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk by Dav Pilkey

Ook & Gluk are two cavemen who live in a town called Caveland, OH. It is the year 500,0001 BC.  They are normal boys who get in trouble, especially with Big Chief Goppernopper.  One day, an evil corporation lead by J.P. Goppernopper (the Chief’s relative from the future) is discovered trying to steal Caveland’s important […]

Review: Guardians of Ga’hoole: The Capture by Kathryn Lasky

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (August 1, 2010) ISBN-10: 0545253063 Source: Big Honcho Media Soren is a young barn owl who lives with his family in the kingdom of Tyto experiencing the typical barn owl life.  He learns about the legends of mighty owls called the Guardians of Ga’Hoole through […]