Archive | December 2015

Review! The Good Dinosaur

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Pre-Thoughts:

I felt like there really wasn’t a lot of marketing for this movie. I figure that this movie is about a dinosaur and a human that learn to become friends and eventually learn to become a family. Honestly, from the trailers it looks like a pretty standard film, and if it weren’t for the fact that it was Pixar I don’t know if I would be that interested in seeing it.

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Review! The Naughty List

zNaughty List CoverAuthors: Michael Fry and Bradley Jackson

240 pages—Ages 8 to 12 (and up)

Published by: HarperCollins on September 22, 2015

Summary (from harpercollins.com):

When Bobbie’s hilariously bumbling efforts to save her brother’s Christmas actually land him on Santa’s Naughty List, she must travel to the North Pole to make things right again and save Christmas. Bobbie suddenly finds herself on an epic holiday adventure complete with rogue elves, dysfunctional reindeer, a lazy Santa, and more.

Fans of the Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will love this laugh-out-loud funny Christmas adventure packed with comic illustrations.

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Review! Disney Fairies: The Trouble with Tink (#1)

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Author: Kiki Thorpe (author) and Judith Holmes Clarke (illustrator)

129 pages–Ages 6 to 9 (and up)

Published By: Random House on January 10, 2006

Summary (from amazon.com): 

Tinker Bell is supposed to be the best there is at fixing pots and pans, but when she loses her hammer, her talent goes with it. Tink is desperate to reclaim her skill. But does she have the courage to face up to her past?

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Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure (Book #1)

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368 Pages–Ages 8 and up

Published by: Orchard Books on October 1, 2004

Summary (amazon.com): 

Meet John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who one day discover themselves to be descended from a long line of djinn. All of a sudden, they have the power to grant wishes, travel to extraordinary places (and not necessarily on public transportation), and make people and objects disappear. Luckily (and luck does have something to do with it), the twins are introduced to their eccentric djinn-Uncle Nimrod, who will teach them how to harness their newly found power. And not a moment too soon!

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