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Aleene's Procelainizing Silk Flowers for All Occasions (A Creative Living Book #14-509)
Review Date: 4/28/2007


Beautiful silk flowers can be transformed to look like porcelain without the weight and delicate-ness. Lovely for personalizing events such as weddings. Both color and black-and-white pictures are available to aid in the visualization process.


Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Author: Ian McEwan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 177
Review Date: 7/12/2009
Helpful Score: 2


Amsterdam is a quick read; not quite a novel. I felt that the characters were not entirely developed before the story ended. The abrupt ending was a bit disappointing.


Animals in Action (Child's First Library of Learning)
Animals in Action (Child's First Library of Learning)
Author: C. E. Berry
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/14/2007


An adorably illustrated book on Moths/Butterflies, Dragonflies, Crickets, Spiders, Starfish, Brids, Beavers, Hares, Deer, Sea Anemones, Salmon, Eels, etc.


Bazaar Bestsellers/Number 7
Bazaar Bestsellers/Number 7
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/28/2007


Adorable, pretty little items with lace. Baby dolls, bunnies, and other stuffed items along with wall decorations. Great how-to instructions with visuals.


Big Bird's Busy Book (Sesame Street)
Review Date: 4/22/2007


Colorful booklet of stories and activities of the Sesame Street crew.


Bird (Eyewitness Books)
Bird (Eyewitness Books)
Author: David Burne
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 7
Review Date: 4/14/2007


All about birds: their lifestyle, behaviors, feather differences, nests, etc. Many, many clear photos with descriptions.


California Politics and Government
California Politics and Government
Author: Larry N. Gerston, Terry Christensen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/22/2007


Introduces the complexity and history of the government of California, the historical politics and people in 150 pages. Published in 1999.


A Celebration of Crochet (Article J12 Book 381)
A Celebration of Crochet (Article J12 Book 381)
Author: Southmaid
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/28/2007


A beautiful crochet pattern book of doilies:
1. Special Moments
2. Dinner at Eight
3. Festive Occasion
4. Diamond Anniversary
5. Pineapple Party
6. Diamante


Computer Age (Understanding Science  Nature)
Computer Age (Understanding Science Nature)
Author: Time Life Books
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/14/2007


A lovely photo-filled book on the History of Computers, the Modern Computer (integrated circuits, binary code, supercomputers, the accessories), Software (languages, algorithms), Computer Graphics, Robots, Networks, Models, Satellites, etc.


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Author: Gregory Maguire
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/3/2009


Somewhat entertaining. I didn't fully get into it, but finished it in a few hours. Quick read, but I'm not very impressed. It doesn't make me want to read any others.


Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books)
Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books)
Author: David Norman, Angela C. Milner
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 4/14/2007


A photo-filled, detailed book on all types of dinosaurs and their lifestyles.


Do Me a Favor
Do Me a Favor
Author: Linda Leader
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/28/2007


Pretty, simple, quick wedding and shower favors/centerpieces. Step-by-step instructions with pictures are given. Color and black-and-white photos aid in the visualization of the process.


Doilies, Dolls & Pretty Things (HOTP 223)
Doilies, Dolls & Pretty Things (HOTP 223)
Author: Marilyn Gossett, Shea Szachara
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/28/2007


How-to book on making dolls, lace items and other cute items. A good amount of lace is used. Great visual instructions.


Enchanted Christmas : 16 Ornaments to crochet (Article J12 Book 357)
Review Date: 4/28/2007


A beautiful pattern book of intricate and detailed crochet ornaments for the holiday season. The angels are lovely.


Fantastic Alice: New Stories from Wonderland
Fantastic Alice: New Stories from Wonderland
Author: Margaret Weis (Editor)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/19/2009


All of these stories contain characters from the original two Alice stories. Some of the stories are only minimally associated to the originals, some parallel or continue the originals and several are just very enjoyable.


Geography (A Child's First Library of Learning, Vol. 21)
Geography (A Child's First Library of Learning, Vol. 21)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 4/14/2007


An adorable, picture-filled childrens' book on Geography. It covers questions like: Why does Australia have so many sheep? Why are maps rectangular? What is a capital? Do hurricanes rage everywhere? Does all rice grow the same way? etc.


Heaven
Heaven
Author: Al Young
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 4/14/2007


A collection of Al Young's Poems from 1956-1990. They're easy to read, down to earth, and the subjects are day-to-day items.


How Things Work (A Child's First Library of Learning)
How Things Work (A Child's First Library of Learning)
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 4/14/2007


An illustrations-filled book on How Things Work. This includes Rubber Balls, Yo-Yos, Batteries, Engines, Vacuum Cleaners, X-Rays, Airplanes, Neon Signs, Fireworks, etc.


Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/15/2008


This is the story that inspired the Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli) film.

Magical characters: witches, wizards, talking fire demon, scarecrow, and an assortment of characters on an adventure will make you want to keep reading until the end.


Human Body (Understanding Science and Nature)
Human Body (Understanding Science and Nature)
Author: Time-Life Books
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/14/2007
Helpful Score: 3


A picture-filled book on the Human Body. The images seem to be similar to a basic biology book. It covers DNA, Cells, Bone structure, Respiration, Circulation, Digestion, Nervous System, Disease, Immunity, etc


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