Friday, November 28, 2014

Batman The Joker's Dozen

What a fun idea! It's really for younger readers, but you might have to explain the choose your own aspect. My second grader thought the writing was too easy, but had trouble with choosing which direction to go. He kept wanting to turn the page directly and not understanding why he'd have to flip forward to another page.

There are about a dozen different choices here, which may be a bit much for this age group. Again, definitely for the younger crowd. I'd suggest first graders.

But it's still a neat and different type of book. If you have a Batman lover, or a graphic novel reader, this would be a great idea for you.

***ARC courtesy of the publisher via netgalley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Doll BonesDoll Bones by Holly Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so cool! I checked it out from my school library and I loved it. The librarian told me it would be too hard for me, but I knew I could read it. I proved her wrong and I loved this book.

To begin with, Poppy, Zach, and Alice played with dolls together. One day, Zach told them, “I am too old to play with dolls.”Then his friends were stunned that he said that. That night Poppy woke up, but she thought that she was still dreaming. She wasn’t. Then Poppy saw a doll that told her if she didn’t bury it, she and her friends would be sorry.

Secondly, Poppy told them that she had the weirdest dream ever. Then Poppy told them that a doll told her to bury her. Zach and Alice told Poppy it must have been a dream. But Poppy told them it felt like the doll was trying to tell her something.

To end with, they went into the tree house and brought the doll with them. Poppy told Alice and Zach the tale of Eleanor Keacher .Then they take the doll’s head off and look inside the doll. They found a piece of paper saying, Liverville .That is when Poppy, Alice, and Zach take an adventure across the deep blue to get to the cemetery to bury the doll so Eleanor wouldn’t haunt them.

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