Category Archives: Online Books

The First Thanksgiving, by Scholastic

Happy November, everybody!  What with children everywhere being in a comatose state from the Halloween sugar hangover and stores trying squeeze every Christmas spending cent out of consumers, I feel that Thanksgiving is getting a pretty bum deal these days. … Continue reading

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Ollie’s Halloween, by Olivier Dunrea

Little goslings love Halloween!  Silly costumes, yummy treats, and a whole mess of hooting, howling, and creeping around the farm make this a great holiday for these baby geese.  They have so much fun together on Halloween.  But little Ollie … Continue reading

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Starfall.com

This is another departure from my usual format, because this website, starfall.com, is really a ‘learn to read’ site, and not a simple database of stories like I usually review.  Doing a synopsis and review of one of the stories … Continue reading

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My Online Reading

For this post, I have decided to give a general review of the website myonlinereading.com, instead of focusing on a specific book like I usually do.  Mostly this is because all the books on this site are very, very short, and … Continue reading

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The Brave Monkey Pirate, by Hayes Roberts

Nobody likes getting shots, not even the infamous monkey pirate, Modi.  When he visits the doctor with his mom and hears that he has to get his scurvy immunization the next day, he is a little worried.  Luckily for him, … Continue reading

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Our New Baby, DK First Steps

When a family of 3 becomes a family of 4, there are a lot of adjustments to be made, and it’s easy for a child to become overwhelmed by the changes to their little world.  Our New Baby is a … Continue reading

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? by Janet Pascal

I’m not going to bother giving a synopsis of this book.  Its plot is pretty self-explanatory- it’s a biography of Dr. Seuss for 8-12 year olds.  I found it on We Give Books, which, I will say it again, is … Continue reading

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Llama Llama Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney

Christmas is coming soon, and it is a busy, busy time when little llama just has to hurry up and wait.  With all the shopping, baking, decorating, and present making, this little llama is overwhelmed by how much there is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Bread, by Florence Chen, The Friend Magazine

Little Ying is excited for the Thanksgiving feast at her class at school, and she can’t wait to see what kind of special bread her mother will make for her to share.  But the sight of the strange looking Chinese … Continue reading

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Pardon That Turkey, by Susan Sloate, illustrated by Christian Slade

What do a turkey and a woman name Sarah Hale have in common?  Both the turkey and the woman would probably tell you that they have no idea, if the former hadn’t been roasted up for your Thanksgiving dinner, and … Continue reading

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