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    1. The End (A Series of Unfortunate
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    2. Mommy?
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    3. The Beatrice Letters (A Series
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    4. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective
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    5. The Complete Wreck (A Series of
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    6. Is There Really a Human Race?
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    7. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
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    8. The Giver
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    9. Whoopi's Big Book of Manners
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    10. The Horrendous Heap (A Series
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    12. Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's
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    13. Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic
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    14. Guess How Much I Love You
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    15. The Penultimate Peril (A Series
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    20. Diary of a Spider

    1. The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13)
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (13 October, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 5
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great ending!!!!!!!!!
    This book was absouluely wonderful and a great ending!!!!!!!! What else can I say??? I loved it! READ IT

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Fitting End!
    As I read this, I could tell this was an entirely different chapter in the Baudelaire's lives than we'd previously been exposed to. Lemony Snicket made it rather clear that the questions we wanted answered wouldn't be answered and it would do no good to answer them. Though slightly disappointing, I think we're better off for it. This book drives the message of the entire series home, and is in so many ways an allegory to what we experience every day. I thought this book was more emotional and better written than all of the other books combined, and was pleased with the couple of things we DID find out, even though there are a million other questions left unanswered. To answer these questions would be to ruin this series and the entire point of these books, and though we thirst for answers, the truth is that answers to these questions would be disappointing and more mysterious than what we're left with.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The perfect ending to this series

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    2. Mommy?
    by Michael di Capua Books / Scholastic
    Hardcover (26 September, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A young lad on a fearless journey in search of his mother
    Maurice Sendak's "Mommy?" is an interesting pop-up book which deals with a young lad dressed in blue and red attire who encounters some strange creatures in search of his mother. Among the creatures that this lad encounters as he enters a haunted house, we have a wolf-man, a Frankenstein's monster, a Bride of Frankenstein, a mummy, and a goblin. Each of these individuals are addressed the following question, "Mommy?" Some of the monsters try to scare and impale the lad, but not only is the lad not scared, he pulls some rather amusing jokes, mostly consisting of the disfiguring of their protective coverings.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
    I've been a Sendak junkie since I was a kid. His books have always been among my vary favorites, and I'm happy to say they're among my kids' favorites as well. I also love pop-ups, so I was really escited to learn about this book. And I must say, my expectations have been surpassed.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!Amazingly intricate Pop-up Book.
    My kids and I love pop-up books, and I love paper engineering and building castles and palaces out of paper.When I read this book, I was amazed at how intricate the pop-ups were.Whereas most pop-up books may have 5 or so different pieces of paper on each page, this book has what looks to be 3 to 5 times that number of different small pieces of paper that all interconnect and make an amazing picture.I can't believe they were able to produce this book for the retail price!Surely it can't be by machine?Anyways, your kids will love it, although younger ones will need help closing the pages so that the pieces don't get mangled.I might buy 2 - one for the kids to read and probably destroy, and 1 for my collection.Highly recommended if you love pop-up books! ... Read more

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    3. The Beatrice Letters (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0060586583
    Sales Rank: 86
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Looking forward to the next one...
    There are some very interesting tidbits in this volume that clearly affect how I look at parts of the series and how the final book will turn out.This book made me look forward to the next one in the series.In the meantime I got two books in a new series - Why Some Cats are Rascals.Great reading!.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Collector's item or valuable clues?
    If there's anyone on your gift list unlucky enough to own the entire series of unfortunate events, you may wish to inflict further adversity upon them by purchasing this additional volume for their collection.Not so much a book as a mystery contained between hard covers, this most attractively presented publication contains two folders, one with a large two-sided poster filled with clues, and a notebook containing correspondence exchanged between a guy named Lemony Snicket and what seems to be two people named Beatrice Baudelaire, one of whom claims to be a fourth Baudelaire sibling.The letters begin before The Bad Beginning and end sometime after The End.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Uh huh, Foggy Bottom used to refer to the State Dept.
    Can this book be used as evidence in a court of law? IMO thats where this book is headed. The lawsuits are about to fly, the schism is expanding and soon there will be a lot of wealthy writers and entertainment stars weeping.
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    4. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
    by Fireside
    Paperback (09 October, 1998)
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    Isbn: 0684856093
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars busy, wordy and uninspiring
    I got this book for my foster teens but tossed it in the recycling bin instead. The book is full of chatter; the authors never get to the point.Plus all the illustrations, boxes and fonts, which I guess are supposed to be hip, give you a headache. I did plog through this quagmire long enough to confirm the authors weren't saying anything that would inspire a kid, so it's just as well they slathered it with window dressing. The book dies have a catchy cover, which I assume is designed to attract parents, not kids.Heck, I bought it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars bit much for my 12 year old
    My 12 year old got bored with it, she's probably too young for this book.I am hoping she will pick it up in a year or so. I thought it was interesting and usefull.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The 7 HABITS of Highly Effective TEENS
    This book: The 7 HABITS of Highly Effective TEENS, included many wonderful/helpful ideas, wich i used and enjoyed on my own. This book is what i call a guidance book. That helps in my eyes young teens who have problems in highly effective areas. This book basically shows you how to develope good habbits, it makes you become a better person, working on your personality and bad habits. the author gave you his fathers seven habbits to success in all parts of life. The author Sean Covey, put it in a fun and easy way to understand the point of this wonderful book.This book was actually a slight help to both me and my mother. I learned to work things out with her, and agree on things easier.
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    5. The Complete Wreck (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-13)
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (13 October, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0061119067
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    Subjects:  1. Action & Adventure - General    2. Brothers and sisters    3. Children's All Ages - Fiction - General    4. Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction    5. Children: Grades 4-6    6. Family - Orphans & Foster Homes    7. Fiction    8. Humorous Stories    9. Juvenile Fiction    10. Orphans    11. Juvenile Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes   


    6. Is There Really a Human Race?
    by Joanna Cotler
    Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0060753463
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Can you say Caldecott?
    This book doesn't need my review -- it's brilliant and it's time this duo won a Caldecott for their conribution to children's books.It doesn't get much better than this.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Curtis hits a homerun
    I had the opportunity to read this delightful little book while waiting for my wife and step son.It is nice in its simplicity.The book is written for children, very young children, struggling with things that only young children think of.Because of that it was worth reading.If you are expecting it to be more than helpful for children that might be a stretch but it is defiinitely something to read to a child and then discuss.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Spectacular!
    This book is all about those crazy questions that only a child can come up with...but that are plaintive and need a response...in this book we see the wild imaginings of a child and all of his fears and dreams of what it means to be in the human race!What can I say but WOW...there is a lot going on in this book and the question is silly, yet serious...just the kind of question a kid would ask and the message itself (as written by Curtis) is priceless! I'm constantly trying to encourage without making things into a competition...stressing that just trying one's hardest/best is what counts, that life is really more about the journey not the destination.The illustrations and the rhyming poems are of the same quality as the other books I've read by Curtis and Cornell...and I think that's part of what makes this book work so well...the illustrations are a chaotic symphony...so much to see, so many little details for young minds to love and the play between what the words mean literally and what they mean figuratively is absolutely perfect for pulling in both children and adults!This is really a wonderful book for all ages and as with others by this author, its best as a read aloud...the larger the group the more interesting the story telling discussion afterwards...and believe me, there will be plenty!!Simply a spectacular way to introduce some complex ideas to younger readers!I'll definitely be adding this to my permanent collection! A+!! ... Read more

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    7. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
    by Aladdin
    Paperback (15 July, 1987)
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    "I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there'sgum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped onthe skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sinkwhile the water was running and I could tell it was going to be aterrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars my own bad day
    I grew up with this book and today, at the age of 22, I was cheered up with just the thought of it while having my own horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book
    I thought this book was great - it was really colorful. The overall feel reminded me of the book "Now I Know the Ten Commandments". I recommend it to anyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars an old favourite
    My children grew up with this book and loved it. Now I've bought it for my [...] grandchild. It's a timeless, gentle, wonderful little story about how sometimes life just isn't what we want it to be. ... Read more

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    8. The Giver
    by Laurel Leaf
    Mass Market Paperback (10 September, 2002)
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    In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Memories
    I enjoyed the book The Giver By: Lois Lowry. The Giver is about a boy named Jonas who lives in a community that everything is the same. Jonas is selected to be the new reciever of memories, which is an extremely important job. The receiver of memories holds all of the memories of the past so the community doesn't have to bear them. As Jonas takes on these memories the excitement begins. I enjoyed the characters in the Giver because they were different and interesting. I loved the plot because it was exciting and suspenceful. The Giver is one of a triolgy of books. The second is called Gathering Blue and the last is The Messenger, they are all relitivily related.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Giver
    Lois Lowry's eye opening novel, The Giver, really does make you think, ''Is the grass greener on the other side?''
    5-0 out of 5 stars VHS Class Giver Review- Benton Wilson
    The Giver, by Lois Lowry, is an excellent work of literature. It presents a stunning example of a futuristic, dystopian society where all facets of life are controlled by various rules and regulations in an easily readable format. Jonas, the novel's protagonist, is chosen by the council to become the successor to the Giver, a man whose job is to mentally store the collective memories of society. The book focuses on situations such as a society without individuality, the importance of choice, and how people react to finding out that the accepted truths of their world were at one point not the case. Ms. Lowry uses chilling imagery, such as the lack of color, the inability of most people to love, and the unemotional "release" of those who don't fit into the government's carefully laid out plans for a perfect society to establish a mood that, while somewhat bleak, is not entirely without hope. The story picks up as it progresses, shifting to a more tense, but still equally atmospheric, form. This tension is skillfully maintained until the story's conclusion. I would heartily recommend this story to all those who enjoy fictional works that focus on either individualism vs. society or potential visions of the future.
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    9. Whoopi's Big Book of Manners
    by Jump At The Sun
    Hardcover (01 October, 2006)
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    10. The Horrendous Heap (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-12)
    by Harpercollins Children's Books
    Hardcover (18 October, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0061119830
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Series of Unfortunate Events
    The Books a Series of Unfortunate Events are fun books to read. Even though they have sad things happen in them, I like to read them because they are adventurous and you never know what will happen next. An example of how I never know what will happen next is in the Austere Academy. I couldn't find out what Olaf's plan was until it happened. Lemony Snicket writes the Series of Unfortunate Events. The main characters are Violet, Klaus, Sunny, and Count Olaf. In the books a Series of Unfortunate Events Violet, Klaus, and Sunny's home has burned down killing their parents. Now Count Olaf is trying to steal the children's enormous fortune but luckily he always fails. So, if you are looking for adventurous books to read, The Series of Unfortunate Events is right for you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Series of Unfortunate Events
    A series of Unfortunate Events, by Lemony Snicket, is about 3 orphans living in a mischief life with a tragedy story of bad luck in thier lives. It begins with a story that the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, that will never forget forever. While these children are at the beach, a friend of there's, Mr. Poe, comes to tell the Unfortunate news, their parent died in a fire. As Mr. Poe found a distance family, he found a strange , cruel, tall Count Olaf. And the Unfortunate begins.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Series
    This is a must buy for any lover of the Lemony Snickett series. A terrific set of books, and much cheaper to buy as the "Horrendous Heap" then individually! ... Read more

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    11. Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog
    by Dutton Juvenile
    Hardcover (21 September, 2006)
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    Sales Rank: 919
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Kudos to Max.
    I love this book ! As a dog lover of mixed breeds for 30 years and a purveyor of fresh children's books too,this book is perfect !The story is charming and the illustrations are whimsical ! Children will apply this story to "bi-peds" (people) too. It is obvious that Joy loves dogs and understands them.Thanks Joy ! ... Read more

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    12. Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion (Ologies)
    by Candlewick
    Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars For Elementary School Kids and their Grandpa's
    This book is said to be suitable for ages 8 (3rd Grade) and up. It's also extremely suited for grandparents. It combines an interesting story line, Captain Lubber is sailing the world searching for the vicious female pirate Arabella Drummond. The book purports to be his journal or log of the trip and what he learned along the way. It is printed on a heavy parchment paper, and filled with activities requiring that you look at a little book glued onto a page, or tie knots with the strings on another page.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Kids
    While this is graded for ages 3 and older, it's reviewed here so that all ages will see it, as nobody with an interest in pirates will want to miss the captivating, gorgeous PIRATEOLOGY: A PIRATE HUNTER'S COMPANION. Here is the journal of Captain William Lubber, who sailed in search of female pirate Arabella Drummond. Dugald Steer edits an account which is vivid, packed with photos and illustration, and holds pockets of 'letters' throughout, along with a compass embedded in its cover. Maps and drawings are excellent and entire families will appreciate the coverage; not just kids~

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pirateology
    Absolutely for all who have any interest in pirates.Beautifully presented and full of interesting information. ... Read more

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    13. Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)
    by Random House Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (22 January, 1990)
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    Inspirational yet honest, and always rhythmically rollicking, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter and I never got tired of reading this book
    When she was young, this was one of my favorite books that I read to my daughter. I never got tired of telling her how great she would be when she got older. She also loved hearing it, the rhythm of the words never failed to keep her attention. I read her the entire collection of Dr. Seuss books in the local public library, and this was without question one of her three favorites. As I watch her go through life, I can't help but believe that some of the optimism for success that she possesses is a residual of hearing the words in this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oh, the places you'll go
    Great Book for any child, young adult, and even grownups!

    5-0 out of 5 stars So creative
    We love all our Dr. Seuss books.This one is so creative and fun.The wording is clever and cute, and the creativity is fantastic! ... Read more

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    14. Guess How Much I Love You
    by Candlewick
    Board book (06 March, 1996)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars love the story
    This story is adorable.I can finally read it to my daughter without crying.The only thing I didn't realize when I placed my order was that this was such a small book.I would have ordered a larger book had I known.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book to read aloud to your little one
    This book was my favorite bedtime story when my kids were younger.We had fun going back and forth telling each how much we love each other.The illustrations are also really nice for little ones.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Must buyfor every new baby..
    This book is going to be a classic for all small children.
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    15. The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12)
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (18 October, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars THE END IS NEAR! BE PREPARED!
    Ahem. Has anyone noticed that one of the one-star reviews for this book burns Lemony Snicket and William Shakespeare at the same time? If I was you, L.S., be honored! "Oh, gee, you're categorizing me in the same place as one of the most revered and adored authors of all time?!! I think I'll take that as a compliment!" This book is the second best in the series so far, after The Slippery Slope.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Penultimate Peril
    The Penultimate Peril
    1-0 out of 5 stars They stole a cab!
    Yep, thats what they did. The only noble person in the story, and they kicked him to the curb.
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    16. The Book Thief
    by Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Hardcover (14 March, 2006)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 0375831002
    Sales Rank: 543
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Book of All Time
    Wow. Where do I begin?
    5-0 out of 5 stars A rich, complex and vastly entertaining read
    My college-age cousin told me about this book back in the summer as I was visting during vacation. I had a few books in my car (and some I told her about), but she insisted: this was an extraordinary read. That I simply had to put everything else aside and read it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars THE BOOK THIEF
    Liesel Meminger, a German girl in the 1940's, survives the vicissitudes of war through two forces: the power of love and the power of words. At her younger brother's funeral, she steals The Gravedigger's Handbook as a remembrance of him. Her foster father quells her nightmares by teaching her to read, and she soon discovers that books soothe the soul. When her family hides a Jew in their basement, the young man writes to survive, often aiming his words directly at Leisel.Ultimately, it is the strength of her relationships and the reading and writing they inspire that save her life, spiritually and literally.
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    17. Princess Academy (Newbery Honor Book)
    by Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
    Hardcover (16 June, 2005)
    list price: $16.95 -- our price: $11.53
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    Isbn: 1582349932
    Sales Rank: 1450
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVED this book!
    I thought that this book was one of the best i have ever read. It is good for all ages. I couldn't put this book down- it got you hooked- and after you were done i wanted to read other books by Shannon Hale. I love the action and romance in Princess Academy. Another great book of her's is Goose Girl.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cute book for it's intended audience and others as well
    I plan on purchasing this book some day. I think it will be a fun book for my daughter(s) to read when they're a little older (my oldest girl is three). The book is fun, easy to read and very enjoyable. This book contains everything, action, innocent teenage romance, drama and intrigue.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    This book was awesome! I read it in one day and it was very meaningful. It was also suspenseful, and fun to read. I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to read more of Shannon Hale's books. ... Read more

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    18. Monster
    by Amistad
    Paperback (08 May, 2001)
    list price: $7.99 -- our price: $7.99
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    Isbn: 0064407314
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "Monster" is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old Steve Harmon for his supposed role in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store owner. But was Steve really the lookout who gave the "all clear" to the murderer, or was he just in the wrong place at the wrong time? In this innovative novel by Walter Dean Myers, the reader becomes both juror and witness during the trial of Steve's life. To calm his nerves as he sits in the courtroom, aspiring filmmaker Steve chronicles the proceedings in movie script format.Interspersed throughout his screenplay are journal writings that provide insight into Steve's life before the murder and his feelings about being held in prison during the trial. "They take away your shoelaces and your belt so you can't kill yourself no matter how bad it is. I guess making you live is part of the punishment."Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Monster is scary, not in a great way
    I found that the story was too fast paced for something as dramatic as a 16 year old boy on trial for murder.The settings changed too quickly at the beginning, and I found the plot kind of confusing.The plot though, was believable and realistic, and there was very little profanity, if any.The language was not coated with heavy accents, the closest it got was gangsta talk. The point of view was from Steve Harmon, and there was a fair share of the plot jumping around. The characters were very real, and you could really picture it in your mind.Sadly, I could not say this for much of this book.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Is He Truly A Monster?
    I'm not going to say much about the text in the book except that it was well written and well thought out. The format of the book was nicely put, because it is easy to read when the words aren't crammed together on a small page, and I liked how it was written in a script format.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazon book review by Karen
    Monster by Walter Dean Myers was an excellent book.This book was about Steve Harmon.He was accused of being part of a robbery during which Mr. Nesbit was murdered.The book really puts the reader inside Steve's mind and emotions; the reader really hopes that Steve gets off trial and is let go without any charges.
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    19. Indigo Dreams: Meditation and Relaxation Bedtime Stories for Children, Improve Sleep, Manage Stress and Anxiety (Indigo Dreams)
    by Lori Lite
    Audio CD (29 June, 2004)
    list price: $19.99 -- our price: $13.59
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    Isbn: 0970863349
    Sales Rank: 5614
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Effective and Relaxing
    The belly breathing, affirmations, relaxation get my kids calm! The four stories are just the right length to keep their attention and get them to do actual stressmanagement techniques. The author never tells the children what to do or that they are being taught. The kids just follow the stories and characters along and learn to manage their own anxiety with actual techniques.
    1-0 out of 5 stars SAVE YOUR MONEY
    I purchased this cd for my four year old a few months ago and disliked it enough to bother to write my first review of anything i've ever ordered through the internet."Bedtime stories" is a misnomer.There is no story content. After the first few lines read by the narrator, I found that her unnaturally slow,moronic verse didn't have a relaxing or somnulent effect but did, ironically,irritate me.I sat quietly listenting to the cd until my daughter asked me to turn it off-- only a few minutes into the cd.I skipped through the cd to see if it got better-- it did not. I suppose the point is to bore the child to sleep, but neither I nor my daughter could bear to listen to the "stories."This was the first item that I've ever puchased on-line for which i felt truly RIPPED-OFF.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can't recommend highly enough
    I never take time to do these reviews as I am too
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    20. Diary of a Spider
    by Joanna Cotler
    Hardcover (26 July, 2005)
    list price: $15.99 -- our price: $10.87
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    Isbn: 0060001534
    Sales Rank: 1629
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK PROVES LEARNING NEED NOT BE PAINFUL
    This is truely a funny book.It, as the title states, a diary of a spider, a young spider.It reveal the world as might be seen through the eyes of a spider.Not only it is actually funny, it is just chucked full of very interesting facts about spiders.A child learns a lot about these little critters that are all around us and learns while enjoying a good read and some very nice art work.This books is also a fun one to read with your child.Unlike so many children's books, this one is fun for the adult too.I like the way the author has given our hero spider a rather quirky outlook on life.There are many lesson to learn from reading this book, all interesting, all of the important.I cannot recommend this one highly enough.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    My daughter just loved this book when she saw it in the library so I purchased it.This is a great little story with a mixture of humor and good information from a spider's point of view.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great kids' book
    My 7-year-old son loves to read this book by himself and with us - he thinks it's hilarious, and so do we!The humor works for both kids and adults. ... Read more

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