Category Archives: early chapter book

How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills

Oliver Olson is nine and lives with his parents in Colorado. Because he was sick before he started school, Oliver is only a third grader.  Oliver’s class is learning about the solar system and manned space craft.  When Mrs. O’Neill assigns them a solar … Continue reading

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Roscoe Riley Rules #7 by Katherine Applegate

I’ve read the first Roscoe Riley book and the seventh Roscoe Riley book.  Poor Roscoe, in both books he’s started off in the time-out corner and in both books (and presumably the five in between) he spends the rest of … Continue reading

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I Judge You

… well maybe not you.  But I am an official judge for the 2009 Cybils, Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books category.  I look forward to reading the 10 final books (5 for Easy readers and 5 for Short Chapter books) … Continue reading

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The Mammoth Academy in Trouble by Neal Layton

All excited about the first day of the term, Mammoth Academy students are excited for the plans for the end of term Founder’s Fiesta.  Plans change when they see graffiti scrawled all over the walls of their school: “We is gonna git you!”  Oscar, … Continue reading

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Snake and Lizard by Joy Cowley

Snake and Lizard live in the desert and they both love to bathe in the sun. One day, while Lizard is trying to find a warm place to sun, Snake is in his way. When Snake moves her tail to … Continue reading

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary things

 Alvin Ho is allergic to everything, mostly because he is afraid of everything. The thing he is most allergic to is school. Alvin is so allergic to school that he can’t speak in school.  It’s hard to make friends when you … Continue reading

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