cheese, transition, moving

Who Moved My Cheese?

Having experienced many transitions living abroad, my family knew what it was like to have our cheese moved. . . . Moving, transitions, and more…

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The Testament

Review by: Levi, 6th grade This book called The Testament is about an ultra millionaire named Troy Phelan who dies.  Troy leaves all of his money to a missionary in the middle of nowhere.  And it’s up to Nate O’Riley to find her.   In order to do that, Nate has to journey up the crocodile-infested…

Each Little Bird that Sings

by Deborah Wiles Review by: Raquel 8th grade From the author of the award-winning book, Love, Ruby Lavender, comes a beautiful story of hope, sadness and a whole lot of sweet tea!  The story begins with a death in Comfort Snowberger’s family.  They all gather together.  They call friends and relatives.  But they do not…

When the Last Leaf Falls

by Bill Myers (A book review by Jake Ryan, age 13.) When the last leaf on that tree falls, I’ll be dead.”  These are the angered words of Ally Newcombe, the strong-willed teenage daughter of Paul Newcombe, the pastor who thinks he has all the answers.  As Ally must go through life-threatening bone cancer, the…

Whole-Brain Approaches to Note-Taking

Authored by Bobbi Deporter and Mike Hernacki Review by RS Jacobs, at age 15 Whole-Brain Approaches to Note-Taking, of the Quantum Booklet series, is a marvelously written work showing how to take notes with your entire brain, rather than the dominant half. It introduces such methods as the famous Mind Map style of Tony Buzan,…