Tag: Mark Twain award

2013 Truman Possibility 17: H..

Posted November 24, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

This was a cute story.  I don’t know that it is the best choice for the Truman list for next year.  I think it might actually be a better choice for the Mark Twain award which is the younger award.  Yes, the kids in the book are junior high age, which is the age of […]

Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson..

Posted August 25, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Well, I posted this as a Waiting on Wednesday, last week I think, and then it was actually already out I saw the next night when I went into work at the bookstore. So, I checked it out. In this storyline, we rejoin Jonah and Katherine, siblings, Jonah one of the kids that had been […]

Waiting on Wednesday – S..

Posted August 18, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can’t wait for! Got to busy with back to school meetings last year and didn’t get a blog for this done. But this week, I’m excited for another book that comes […]

The Diamond of Darkhold by Jea..

Posted May 18, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’ve actually had this book sitting in the bathroom in my 2nd bedroom since shortly after it was published about 2 years ago. This is the fourth book in the City of Ember series. It was about as good as the other ones. I think that maybe I’ve been reading a lot more teen as […]

Book Review 50: Bringing the B..

Posted November 18, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Finally I am done with the Mark Twain nominees. This was an interesting change from the other books. The main character is Tirio, who is from an unknown tribe in the Amazon called the Takunami tribe. This is pretty much all fiction, the author says she made most of it up, only the fact that […]

Twilight series thoughts

Posted November 13, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

As I’m waiting on the last book on my Mark Twain list to either show up in the library, where I’m 2nd on the list, or else I ordered it into the store I work at, I went ahead and dove back into New Moon in preparation for the movie release next week. Of course, […]

Book Review 49: thank you, Lu..

Posted November 4, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was a pretty good book about girls and their friendships. I have to admit at first the whole, Lucky Stars, being capitalized and said constantly was kind of annoying. But I got used to it. I also at first had trouble because the girls were so young to me, 5th grade, and totally behaved […]

Book Review 48: Keeping Score..

Posted November 2, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was a major tear jerker. And to think the fact that it was a sports themed book made me not want to read it. And again, as I commented on another book from the Truman list I believe, some of the “accents” were a bit annoying. This is about a family from Brooklyn. The […]

Book Review 47: Stolen Childr..

Posted October 31, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Peg Kehret’s books seem to always be on the Mark Twain list like every year, kind of like Mary Downing Hahn’s books do. While they’ve not been my favorites in the past, and I alwasy feel they tend to have some similar trends in them, I decided this was a really good book. The main […]

Book Review 46: School Spirit..

Posted October 31, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is also part of what I assume to be a newer series, this one called Suddenly Supernatural. My assumption is that the series will follow a 7th grader named Kat as she comes to realize she can see and talk to ghosts just like her mother. And her friend named Jac, who is a […]