Charlie The Tramp (Review) 

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Charlie the Beaver wants to be a tramp when he grows up. “Tramps don’t have to learn how to chop down trees and how to roll logs and how to build dams. Tramps just tramp around and have a good time. Tramps carry sticks with little bundles tied to them. They sleep in a field when the weather is nice, and when it rains they sleep in a barn.” Charlie sets off with his bundle. But when he hears water trickling, he can’t get to sleep. Will he be able to resist the urge to make it stop? As Grandfather Beaver says, “You never know when a tramp will turn out to be a beaver.”

An American classic is back in a special 50th anniversary hardcover edition.

Winner of the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award, 1968.


Russell Hoban (1925-2011) first became famous…

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Review: The Stars Never Rise & The Flame Never Dies

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Hello everyone, happy Monday, Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends, I am so thankful to have this day off. To me it should be mandatory that we have a three day weekend every month. Anyways today I’m going to be reviewing The Stars Never RiseThe Flame Never Dies by Rachel Vincent.

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Book Review: Wonder


Wonder, R.J. Palacio
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“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”

Don’t we always say: don’t judge a book by its cover?

Well let’s say that it is more simple said than done.

Auggie, a 10 year-old boy, has been judged by his face for his whole life.

So going to school with hundreds of other kids?

A new step that will change him forever.

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I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

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11277218I Am Half-Sick of Shadows
A Flavia de Luce Novel
Alan Bradley
Delacorte Press, 2011
From the back of the book, “It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village of Bishop’s Lacey gathers at Buckshaw to watch Wyvern perform, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce…

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

We are looking forward to seeing this in the theater when it comes out, but I will always maintain, the book is always and always will be better than the movie.

Review,The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan.

Review: Burning

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A book that sears through you and leaves a mark on you forever. That’s how I describe Burning by Danielle Rollins. This book is a mix of Orange is the New Black and sci-fi. The story follows Angela who is at a corrections facility and is trying to be on her best behaviour so she can be there for her younger brother. But the unexpected arrival of a young girl named Jessica and Dr Gruen gets in her way. There’s something strange about Jessica, the doctor and the latter’s elusive SciGirls, and they put Angela in a sticky position, leading to a road filled with danger and loyalty tests, and tying her to the prison more than she likes.

The strong points of Burning are the characters. Angela is snarky and so real, Dr Gruen gets under your skin, Mateo makes you melt and Jessica prickles your skin with goosebumps…

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – Book Review

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Lady Midnight

By: Cassandra Clare

Rating: 4/5

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And…

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret is one of the most incredible books I’ve ever read. Brian Selznick seamlessly combines drawings, writing and adventure in a completely unique novel. He works with the history of film to create an entrancing story filled with clockwork and mystery.

The book first caught my eye because of the numerous drawings. I was skeptical as to whether or not it was possible to tell a story through pictures, but Selznick was able to capture my attention right away.

The story starts off with Hugo Cabret, who is a young orphaned boy living in a Paris train station. His father was killed by a fire before the story. Hugo is taken in by his alcoholic uncle, who winds the clocks in the busy train station. Unfortunately, Hugo’s uncle mysteriously disappears, and the task of winding the clocks falls on Hugo’s shoulders.

“If you’ve ever wondered…

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BOOK REVIEW: You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

Title: You Know Me Well

Author/s: David Levithan and Nina LaCour

Publication Date: June 07, 2016

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Format: Kindle

Number of Pages: 256

SynopsisWho knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. See Goodreads’ Blurb

My thoughtsI don’t usually give 2 stars or below. but…

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