Book Review · Children · Holiday

Book Review: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid

Genre: Children/Holiday/Winter Number of Pages: 24 Publication Date: November 1, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 stars Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Acceptance It’s winter time and Dan wants to go out in play. At first, he was reluctant to build a snowman and the possible repercussions of neighbor Bill’s comments. However, by some winter-y magic, a newfound friend Snowman…… Continue reading Book Review: My Snowman, Paul by Yossi Lapid

Book Review · Children

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Genre: Children Number of Pages: 288 Publication Date: February 5, 2015 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Special Needs, Dyslexia, Bullying, Acceptance Sixth-grader Ally has a secret that she kept for as long as she can remember. She can use her smarts to fool everyone. Though her disruptive behavior is just a cover-up to the real problem -…… Continue reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Book Review · OnlineBookClub

That Place of Knowledge by Philip Alan Shalka

Genre: Fiction/Psychology/Autism Publication Date: August 25, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating: 4 out of 4 stars Themes: Self-Acceptance, Persistence, Finding Happiness This book has been officially reviewed for OnlineBookClub. The review below is a shorter alternate version of my official OBC one. If you’re curious, you can find my OBC official review here: That Place of Knowledge Sabre…… Continue reading That Place of Knowledge by Philip Alan Shalka

Book Review · Children · Re-read

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Genre: Children/Realistic Fiction Number of Pages: 313 Publication Date: February 14, 2012 Rating:  Themes: Acceptance, Differences, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Friendship August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that has caused much stress and frustration throughout his life. Due to many harrowing operations, he has been home-schooled by his mom. However, he is now about to start…… Continue reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio