Index of Book Reviews





* All reviews are the opinions of Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Haight, and no compensation has been rendered on their part.  







Middle Grade Book Reviews (Ages 9-13) 
Lizzy's Book Review

25 Roses/ Stephanie Faris  (Author Interview) 
43 Old Cemetery Road/  Kate Klise (Author Interview)
100 Cupboards/ N.D. Wilson
A Handful of Stars/ Cynthia Lord
A Snicker of Magic/ Natalie Lloyd (Author Interview
A Diamond in the Desert by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
Al Capone Does My Shirts/ Gennifer Choldenko (Author Interview)  
Alligators Overhead/ C. Lee Mckenzie (Author Interview)
Almost Home/ Joan Bauer
Among the Hidden/ Margaret Haddix (Author Interview
Anansi and Company/ Bish Denham (Author Interview)
Anything But Typical/ Nora Raleigh Baskin (Author Interview)
Aquamarine/ Alice Hoffman
Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories/ R.J. Palacio (Author Interview)
Bad Kitty/ Nick Bruel  (Author Interview) 
Ballpark Mysteries/ David A. Kelly (Author Interview
Because of Mr.Terupt/ Rob Buyea (Author Interview)
Beedle the Bard/ J.K. Rowling
Behind the Attic Wall/ Sylvia Cassedy 
Beneath the Slashings/ Michelle Isenhoff (Author Interview)
Belle Teal/ Ann M. Martin (Author Interview)
Blood on the River: James Town 1607/ Elisa Carbone (Author Interview)
Breadcrumbs/ Anne Ursu (Author Interview)
Breathing Room/ Marsha Hayles (Author Interview
Bud, Not BuddyChristopher Paul Curtis
Circus Mirandus/ Cassie Beasley
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/ Roald Dahl 
Chasing Vermeer/ Blue Balliett
Closed for the Season/ Mary Downing Hahn
Deep and Dark and Dangerous/ Mary Downing Hahn
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Double Identity/ Margaret Peterson Haddix (Author Interview
Double Vision: Code Name 711/ F.T. Bradley (Author Interview)
Double Vision: The Alias Man/ F.T. Bradley  (Author Interview)
Dragon Rider/ Corneila Funke (Author Interview)
Dragons and Other Fabulous Beasts/ Richard Blythe
Ellen Tebbits/ Beverly Clearly
Esperanza Rising/ Pam Munoz Ryan
Elvis and the Underdogs/Jenny Lee
Eye of the Warlock/ P.W. Catanese 
Eragon/ Christopher Paolini
Fablehaven/ Brandon Mull
Finding Zasha/ Randi Barrow (Author Interview
Flipped/ Wendelin Van Draanen
FloorsPatrick Carman
Found/ Margaret Peterson Haddix  (Author Interview
Freedom Crossing/ Margaret Goff Clark
Frindle/ Andrew Clements
Gingersnap/ Patricia Reilly Giff
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup/ Sharon Creech (Author Interview
Gregor the Overlander/ Suzanne Collins
Half a Chance/ Cynthia Lord  (Author Interview
Hana's Suitcase/ Karen Levine
Harry Potter/ J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets/ J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban/ J.K. Rowling
HatchetGary Paulsen (Author Interview)
Heirs of Prophecy/ Michael A. Rothman (Author Interview
Henry Hubble's Book of Troubles/ Andy Myer (Author Interview
Holes/ Louis Sachar
Hoot/ Carl Hiaasen
Hugo Cabret/ Brian Selznick
Inkheart/ Cornelia Funke (Author Interview
Inkspell/ Cornelia Funke
Inside Out and Back Again/ Thanhha Lai (Author Interview)
Island of the Blue Dolphins/ Scott O'Dell
Jack Templar Monster Hunter/ Jeff Gunhus (Author Interview)
Joshua and the Lightning Road/ Donna Galanti (Author Interview
Joshua and the Arrow Realm/ Donna Galanti
Joshua Dread / Lee Bacon (Author Interview
Joshua's Song/ Joan Hiatt Harlow (Author Interview
Just a Dream/ Chris Van Allsburg
Juniper BerryM.P. Kozlowsky (Author Interview)
King of the Mound/ Wes Tooke
Liar and Spy/ Rebecca Stead
Liesl and Po/ Lauren Oliver
Little Orchid's Sea Monster Trouble/ Claudine Gueh (Author Interview)
Love, Aubrey/ Suzanne LaFleur (Author Interview)
Loser/ Jerry Spinelli (Author Interview)
Made You Look/ Diane Roberts
Matilda/ Roald Dahl
Masterminds/ Gordon Korman
Mick Harte Was Here/ Barbara Park
Midnight for Charlie Bone/ Jenny Nimmo
Millicent Marie is Not My Name/ Karen Pokras Toz (Author Interview)
Misfortune Cookie/ Sara Linton
MockingbirdKathryn Erskine (Author Interview)
Mr. Lemoncello's Library/ Chris Grabenstein (Author Interview) 
Nate Rocks the City/ Karen Pokras Toz (Author Interview)
Nate Rocks the School/ Karen Pokras Toz  (Author Interview)
Nate Rocks the World/ Karen Pokras Toz (Author Interview)
Nightbird/ Alice Hoffman 
No Passengers Beyond This Point/ Gennifer Choldenko (Author Interview
Number the Stars/ Lois Lowry
Olive’s Ocean/ Kevin Henkes
One Crazy Summer/ Rita Williams-Garcia
Order of the Crystal Lion/ Gregory Slomba  (Author Interview)
Out of My Mind/ Sharon Draper (Author Interview
Out of the Dust/ Karen Hesse (Author Interview)  
Pie/ Sarah Weeks (Author Interview)
Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas/ Karen Pokras Toz (Author Interview)
Powerless/ Matthew Cody (Author Interview)
Regarding the Fountain/ Kate Klise (Author Interview)
Romeo Blue/ Phoebe Stone  (Author Interview
Ruby Holler/ Sharon Creech (Author Interview
Rules by Cynthia Lord (Author Interview
Running Out of Time/ Margaret Peterson Haddix   (Author Interview
St. Louis Armstrong Beach/ Brenda Woods 
Saving Armpit/ Natalie Hyde (Author Interview)
Saving LillyPeg Kehret (Author Interview)
Savvy/ Ingrid Law (Author Interview)
Scary School/ Derek the Ghost (Author Interview)
Sea Cutter/ Timothy Davis (Author Interview) 
Seaside/ Wylde Scott  (Author Interview) 
Shakespeare's Secret/ Elise Broach (Author Interview)
Sign of the Green Dragon/ C. Lee Mckenzie
Signal/ Cynthia DeFelice (Author Interview)
Skeleton Man/ Joseph Bruchac
Sleuth or Dare/ Kim Harrington (Author Interview
Spy School/ Stuart Gibbs (Author Interview)
Stolen Children/ Peg Kehret (Author Interview)
Takeoffs and Landings/ Margaret Peterson Haddix (Author Interview
Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing/ Judy Blume
Thank You, Mr. Falker/ Patricia Polacco (Author Interview
The Alchemyst/ Michael Scott
The Art of Miss Chew/ Patricia Polacco (Author Interview)
The BFG/ Roald Dahl
The Black Shard/ Victoria Simcox (Author Interview
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond/ Brenda Woods
The Books of Elsewhere/ Jacqueline West 
The City of Ember/ Jeanne DuPrau (Author Interview
The Delieverers: Sharky and the Jewel/ Gregory Slomba (Author Interview
The Deliverers/ Gregory Slomba (Narrator Interview) 
The Eighth Day/ Diane K. Salerney
The Fellowship for Alien Detection/ Kevin Emerson (Author Interview)
The Homework Machine/ Dan Gutman  (Author Interview
The Giver/ Lois Lowry
The Great Timelock Disaster/ C. Lee Mckenzie (Author Interview
The Golden Dragon of Ang/ Gregory Slomba  (Author Interview)
The Ghost of Fossil Glen/ Cynthia DeFelice  (Author Interview)
The Gollywhopper Games/ Jody Feldman
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu/ Wendy Wan-Long Shang  (Author Interview)
The Graveyard Book/ Neil Gaiman
The Grimm Legacy/ Polly Shulman (Author Interview)
The Hunger Games/ Suzanne Collins ** Young Adult (ages 14-18 ) **
The Junkyard Wonders/ Patricia Polacco (Author Interview
The Key to Rondo/ Emily Rodda
The Klipfish Code/ Mary Casanova (Author Interview)
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles/ Julie Andrews
The Lemonade War/ Jacqueline Davies
The Lightning Thief/ Rick Riordan
The Lions of Little Rock/ Kristin Levine (Author Interview)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe/ C.S. Lewis 
The Lost Hero/ Rick Riordan
The Magic Warble/ Victoria Simcox (Author Interview)
The Mapmaker's Sons/ V.L. Burgess (Author Interview)
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues, Book 1)/ Rick Riordan
The Million Dollar Shot/ Dan Gutman (Author Interview
The Mirror's Tale/ P.W. Catanese 
The Monsters of Morley Manor Bruce Coville
The Mysterious Benedict Society/ Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Four/ Dan Poblocki
The One and Only Ivan/ Katherine Applegate (Author Interview)
The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff
The Other SlipperKenechi Udogu (Author Interview)
The Real Boy/ Anne Ursu (Author Interview)
The Romeo and Juliet Code/ by Phoebe Stone (Author Interview
The Secret Garden/ Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secrets of Droon/ Tony Abbott
The Secret Tree/ Natalie Standiford (Author Interview)
The Sisters Grimm Book 1: The Fairy Tale Detectives/ Michael Buckley 
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide/ Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
The Thing About Georgie/ Lisa graff (Author Interview)
The Thief and the Beanstalk/ P.W Catanese 
The War That Saved My Life/ Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Witch of Blackbird Pond/ Elizabeth George Speare
The Unwanteds/ Lisa McMann 
The Yeti Files: Meet the Bigfeet/ Kevin Sherry (Author Interview)
Three Times Lucky/ Sheila Turnage (Author Interview)
Thunder from the Sea / Joan Hiatt Harlow (Author Interview
Truth Teller/ Kurt Chamber  (Author Interview)
Turtle in Paradise/ by Jennifer L. Holm 
Tuesdays at the Castle/ Jessica Day George (Author Interview)
Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues/ Harriette Gillem Robinet
Walls Within Walls/ Maureen Sherry  (Author Interview
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon/ Grace Lin (Author Interview)
When You Reach Me/ Rebecca Stead
White Fur Flying/ Patricia MacLachlan
Winterling/ Sarah Prineas 
Wish on a Unicorn/ Karen Hesse (Author Interview)
Wish You Weren't/ Sherrie Petersen (Author Interview)
Wonder/ R.J. Palacio (Author Interview)
Wonderstruck/ Brian Selznick
Wraith of the Siren/ Kurt Chambers (Author Interview

* Audio book



Children's Picture Books
Margo's Musings

A New World in My Room/ Dee Dee Colabella   (Author Interview)
A Thirst for Home/ Christine Ieronimo  (Author Interview)
Babushka’s Doll/ Patricia Polacco   (Author Interview
Bella and Stella Come Home/ Anika Denise (Author/ Illustrator Interview)
Brightness Sailors: Bit by Bit/ Gueh Yanting, Claudine (Author Interview)
Bye, Bye Balloon/ Ryan SanAngelo (Author Interview
Corduroy/ Don Freeman
Daughter of Earth/ illustrated by Gerald McDermott
Dubs Goes to Washington/ Dick Morris  (Author Interview)
Fartiste by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer (Author Interview)
Flora's Very Windy Day/ Jeanne Birdsall 
Frederick/ Leo Lionni
Grandma Says...Dream Green/ Nancy-jo Funaro  (Author Interview)
I Love you, Mr. Hatch/ Eileen Spinelli 
Leave Your Sleep/ Natalie Merchant  (Illustrator Interview)
Library Lion/ Michelle Knudsen (Author Interview
Llama Llama: Time to Share/ Anna Dewdney (Author Interview)
Lulu and the Duck in the Park/ Hilary McKay
Mad Scientist Academy:The Dinosaur Disaster by Matthew McElligott  
Make Way For Duckling/ Robert McCloskey
Martin's Big Words/ Doreen Rappaport & Bryan Collier
May the Best Dog Win/ Kelly Hashway (Author Interview)
Miracle Mud/ David A. Kelly   
My Clearest Me/ Gueh Yanting, Claudine (Author Interview)
My New Granny/ Elisabeth Steinkellner 
My Pet Book/ Bob Staake
Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes 
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch/ Eileen Spinelli
Sparkle's Song/ Samantha Hale (Author Interview)
Stars/ Mary Lyn Ray
Thank You, Mr. Falker/ Patricia Polacco
This is Not My Hat/ Jon Klassen
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous/ Leslea Newman (Author Interview)
The Fearsome Beastie/ Giles Paley-Philips (Author Interview)
The Great Trouble/ Deborah Hopkinson
The Lemonman Series/ Natasha Ferrill (Author Interview)
The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble/ Angela Mitchell (Author Interview)
The Most Magnificent Thing/ Ashley Spires (Author Interview)
The Polar Express/ Chris Van Allsburg
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs/ Jon Scieszka      
The Snowy Day/ Ezra Jack Keats
The Witches' Supermarket/ Susan Meddaugh
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
The Velveteen Rabbit/ Margery Willams      


Awesome Independent Bookstores
Village Story Peddlers

Books on the Common/ Ridgefield, CT
Byrd's Books/ Bethel, CT
Linda's Story Time/ Monroe, CT
Nantucket Bookworks/ Nantucket, MA


Movie Reviews
It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
The Last Unicorn- Run away with the magic ~
The Polar Express- Capture the Holiday Spirit :)
Watcher in the Woods- Scary!

Mr. Morrow's Cookbook Review
The Recipe Hacker/ Diana Keuilian (Author Interview)