Book Reviews

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4 — Dog Days — Book Review and Summary

May 4, 2011

The Meaning of the Book’s Title: Dog Days In this fourth addition of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the phrase “dog days” refers to two things. First, it identifies the time frame during which this book occurs, which is during the “dog days” of summer. Secondly, it refers to the subject of family […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 3 – The Last Straw – Book Review and Summary

February 27, 2011
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In this third installment of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley continues his wimpiness–which should come as no surprise to fans. But this time, Greg’s father starts to seriously ponder how he can un-wimpify his son. One thing that makes the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books so interesting is author Jeff […]

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Top 6 Amazon Kindle eBooks and Magazines – Especially for Moms

February 14, 2011

Top Picks for Kindle eBooks 1. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan – eBook This book is not only popular – it looks as though it could be quite interesting. This is the story of how the Central Asia Institute built schools in northern Afghanistan – and the frequently warm […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 2 – Rockerick Rules – Review

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The second installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kids series is called Roderick Rules. Here, we start off with Greg Heffley informing us that this is the beginning of his second journal–which his mother apparently bought for him because she was proud of herself for making him write so much the previous year. Greg […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 – Where a Boy Calls His Secret Diary a Journal – BOOK REVIEW

December 11, 2010
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The first novel in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, written by author Jeff Kinney, was first published in 2007. Since then, it has become one of the most popular series for kids ages 9-12, and has appeared on the New York Times bestsellers lists for 99 weeks now. With such lauded popularity, the […]

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I, Emma Freke – Book Review

December 7, 2010
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I, Emma Freke is a middle-grade novel by author Elizabeth Atkinson. It was released in August 2010 by Carolrhoda Books, an imprint of Lerner Publishing. Summary Smart, shy, and nearly six feet tall, Emma Freke is only 12 years old. She hates her appearance, and she hates not fitting in at school—so her mother’s idea […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5 – The Ugly Truth – Review

December 1, 2010
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I have read all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books thus far written by Jeff Kinney. The Ugly Truth is the fifth book in the series, and was released November 9, 2010. Once again, the line-drawn Greg Heffley amuses with his unique perspective on the world. Adults reading this book may recognize parts […]

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