Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

The Amulet of Samarkand (book review)

Apr 29th, 2016 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Book #1) by Jonathan Stroud I really liked Stroud’s Lockwood and Co’s series, so I started picking up his older series. The Bartimaeus trilogy is pretty well known, I just hadn’t gotten around to it yet, and I didn’t used to be such a big fan of fantasy. But with his vivid language, great interplay between characters and strong sense…

The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson

The Great Trouble (book review)

Mar 12th, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

To read more 2017 Caudill reviews click here. The Great Trouble is a historical fiction novel set in 1854 London during the cholera epidemic. Back then, people didn’t really know what cholera was. They just knew that if someone got it, they most likely died within one or two days. The residents at Broad Street believed it was the bad air the surrounded their dirty…

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloane

Counting By 7s (book review)

Jul 13th, 2015 Book Reviews, Contests Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Read more 2016 Caudill reviews. Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan. Read by Robin Miles. 7.25 hrs. CD. Dreamscape Media, 2013. (9781624069024). Willow Chance is 12. She is also a weirdo and a genius. She only dresses in earth tones because she wants to have camouflage. She is obsessed with plants, and she counts by 7s to calm herself. Willow’s parents give her a…

The Night Gardener (book review)

May 11th, 2015 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Night Gardener. By Jonathan Auxier. Read by Beverly Crick. 9 hrs. CD. Recorded Books, 2014. 9781490658780. Grades 5-8.   Kip and Molly are orphans in England who came to Ireland during the potato famine (or at least one of the potato famines) and lost their parents along the way. Hungry and afraid of going back to the orphanage in town, they are by someone…