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StorySnoops Featured Children's Book Reviews of the Week Our topicial selection of featured book reviews of the week http://www.storysnoops.com/booksotw.php#2016-11-16 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:41:06 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2-ppt (info@mypapit.net) Thankful for friendship, family, memorable characters, stories, books and authors... http://www.storysnoops.com/booksotw.php <div style='margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'> <a href='http://www.storysnoops.com/detail.php?id=1048'><img border='0' src='http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0761356045.01._PA00,10,10,10_BO30,225,225,225_SCLZZZZZZZ_SL130_.jpg' alt='book cover'><br />I, Emma Freke</a> <br /> <div style='width:500px; margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'>Emma wishes her mother would have said her name out loud before she named her, because Emma Freke, pronounced "freak," certainly feels like one. She doesn't look like anyone in her family, and at twelve years old, is almost six feet tall. School is painful and lonely and when she is given the opportunity to be homeschooled, she takes it. Her mother is young, eccentric, and irresponsible and she doesn't even know who her father is. When she gets an invitation to the Freke Family Reunion, she decides it is time for her to see who her people are and see if maybe with the Frekes, she belongs.</div><br /><br /></div> <div style='margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'> <a href='http://www.storysnoops.com/detail.php?id=743'><img border='0' src='http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0380709163.01._PA00,10,10,10_BO30,225,225,225_SCLZZZZZZZ_SL130_.jpg' alt='book cover'><br />Ramona and Her Father</a> <br /> <div style='width:500px; margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'>Ramona is in second grade when her father loses his job and things change in the Quimby household. Mrs. Quimby ups her hours at work from part-time to full-time and Mr. Quimby is the one at home after school with the girls. Ramona is up to her usual tricks, crowning herself with burrs, clomping through the neighborhood on tin-can stilts singing 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, longing to be in a TV commercial, starring as a sheep in the Navitity play at church and waging an anti-smoking campaign against her father.</div><br /><br /></div> <div style='margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'> <a href='http://www.storysnoops.com/detail.php?id=811'><img border='0' src='http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0316043524.01._PA00,10,10,10_BO30,225,225,225_SCLZZZZZZZ_SL130_.jpg' alt='book cover'><br />Sorta Like A Rock Star</a> <br /> <div style='width:500px; margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'>Perpetually optimistic and hopeful, seventeen-year-old Amber is living a rather strange existence. Amber, her dog, and her alcoholic mother are homeless and live on the school bus her mother drives. Her best friends are an oddball mix of outcasts (Franks Freak Force Federation), she teaches English to the "Korean Divas for Christ," visits and trades insults with a particularly cranky old lady in a nursing home, and trades haiku poems with a Vietnam vet. When Amber has cause to question everything she believes and starts to lose all hope, the eccentric and eclectic community she has built around herself rallies together to see her through.</div><br /><br /></div> <div style='margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'> <a href='http://www.storysnoops.com/detail.php?id=1294'><img border='0' src='http://images.amazon.com/images/P/006201451X.01._PA00,10,10,10_BO30,225,225,225_SCLZZZZZZZ_SL130_.jpg' alt='book cover'><br />Liesl and Po</a> <br /> <div style='width:500px; margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'>Her father has passed away and Liesl has been locked in the attic at the hand of her evil stepmother for a long thirteen months. Outside, the sun has stopped shining and has not come out in over a thousand days. When Liesl encounters a friendly ghost named Po, she gets a message from her dead father that sends her on a journey to return his ashes to a special place. Will is an indentured servant, slaving away for the alchemist. He accidentally switches the delivery of a box full of powerful magic with a box that happens to hold Liesl's father's ashes. Liesl and Po meet up with Will and join forces on an extraordinary journey.</div><br /><br /></div> <div style='margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'> <a href='http://www.storysnoops.com/detail.php?id=1375'><img border='0' src='http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0375869026.01._PA00,10,10,10_BO30,225,225,225_SCLZZZZZZZ_SL130_.jpg' alt='book cover'><br />Wonder</a> <br /> <div style='width:500px; margin:0; padding:0; text-align:left;'>Ten-year-old Auggie is just a normal kid--on the inside. As for the outside, well, that is a different story. August was born with an extreme facial abnormality and was not even expected to survive. Homeschooled his whole life by his nurturing and loving family, August's life changes as he bravely enters fifth grade at a private school in Manhattan. Will his new classmates see beyond Auggie's unique exterior and discover the terrific kid inside, or will they shun him, like so many kids have before?</div><br /><br /></div> editor@storysnoops.com (StorySnoops Editor) http://www.storysnoops.com/booksotw.php#2016-11-16