The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

“I prefer not too!” is Margaret’s response to her camp director and counselor when asked why she won’t participate in any camp activities.  Margaret is sent to camp while her parents travel in Peru.  Because Margaret refuses to participate and is being teased by other campers, her two uncles pick her up from camp. Margaret… Continue reading The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

The Worst Best Halloween Ever

The Worst Best Halloween Ever is Barbara Robinson’s sequel to the popular The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  In this Halloween adventure, the Herdmans are back for disaster. Mr. Crabtree, the principal of Woodrow Wilson, cancels Halloween.  No trick or treating, no activities and certainly, no fun! The cancellation is due to “misconduct” of a few students whom everyone knows… Continue reading The Worst Best Halloween Ever

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society is written by Trenton Lee Stewart and published in 2007.  I had seen the book prominently featured in book stores and just recently picked it up to read.   The Mysterious Benedict Society is a great children’s book, mainly because Stewart creates a world that is easy to get lost in. Also, I love when… Continue reading The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Lemonade War

Two siblings at an entrepreneurial  war over selling lemonade is the basis of  Davies’ novel, The Lemonade War.   Evan and Jessie are brother and sister.  They are equally smart; however, Jessie will be entering fourth grade with her brother.  Evan isn’t happy about the transition and their summer turns into a business war. They pair off… Continue reading The Lemonade War