The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch
Author: Patrick Skene Catling
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 0062283618
ISBN 13: 9780062283610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chocolate Touch Book Review:

In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate! Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out…. The Chocolate Touch has remained a favorite for millions of kids, teachers, and parents for several generations. It's an enjoyable story that pulls in even reluctant readers.

The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch
Author: Laura Florand
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 0758286325
ISBN 13: 9780758286321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chocolate Touch Book Review:

After spending days enjoying treats in a Paris chocolaterie, Jaime gets the best treat of all: Dominique, the man behind the counter.

Chocolate Fever

Chocolate Fever
Author: Robert Kimmel Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2009-01-19
ISBN 10: 9781439590010
ISBN 13: 143959001X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolate Fever Book Review:

A young boy who loves to eat chocolate all day develops a disease called Chocolate Fever and decides to run away.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Author: Judy Blume
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN 10: 1447280385
ISBN 13: 9781447280385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Book Review:

Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.

The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War
Author: Robert Cormier
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0375829873
ISBN 13: 9780375829871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chocolate War Book Review:

A high-school freshman who refuses to participate in the annual fund-raising chocolate sale is forced to defend his convictions.

Missing Mike

Missing Mike
Author: Shari Green
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-05-11
ISBN 10: 1772780456
ISBN 13: 9781772780451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missing Mike Book Review:

He's a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there's a little golden retriever in him, although he's not exactly pretty. He's had a run-in with coyotes and he's missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan's dog, and they love each other absolutely. Usually her pet follows Cara everywhere, but on the day the family first smells smoke in the air, Mike becomes anxious. Pine Grove is in the path of a wildfire, and the family is ordered to evacuate. In the ensuing chaos, Mike runs off. And then the unthinkable happens; there is no time to search for Mike. They are forced to leave him behind. Shocked and devastated, Cara watches helplessly as the family drives through a nightmare, with burning debris falling from the sky and wild animals fleeing for their lives. Once in the city far from the burn zone, the Donovans are housed with a volunteer host family. Jewel, the hosts' daughter, is nice, but Cara can only think about what she may have lost. What will happen if nothing is left? But as she reflects on what "home" means to her, Cara knows only one thing. She is not going to lose Mike. She will do what it takes to find him, even if it means going back to Pine Grove on her own. With her signature style combining simplicity and lyricism, the author of Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess tells an uplifting story of love and loss. And she shows how one girl’s stressful journey eventually leads her to an unexpected place, and a new definition of home.

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot
Author: Margot Theis Raven
Publsiher: Sleeping Bear Press
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1627531262
ISBN 13: 9781627531269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot Book Review:

A True Story of the Berlin Airlift and the Candy that Dropped from the Sky. Life was grim in 1948 West Berlin, Germany. Josef Stalin blockaded all ground routes coming in and out of Berlin to cut off West Berliners from all food and essential supplies. Without outside help, over 2.2 million people would die. Thus began the Berlin Airlift, a humanitarian rescue mission that utilized British and American airplanes and pilots to fly in needed supplies. As one of the American pilots participating in the Airlift mission, Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen helped to provide not only nourishment to the children but also gave them a reason to hope for a better world. From one thoughtful, generous act came a lifelong relationship between Lt. Gail and the children of Berlin. This is the true story of a seven-year-old girl named Mercedes who lived in West Berlin during the Airlift and of the American who came to be known as the Chocolate Pilot. Artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen's evocative paintings illuminate Margot Theis Raven's powerful story of hope, friendship and remembrance. About the Author: Margot Theis Raven has been a professional writer working in the fields of radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and children's books for thirty years. She has won five national awards, including an IRA Teacher's Choice award. Ms. Raven earned her degree in English from Rosemont College and attended Villanova University for theater study, and Kent State University for German language. Ms. Raven splits her time living in Concord, MA, Charleston, SC and West Chesterfield, NH. About the Illustrator: Born in the Netherlands, Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in Holland. He immigrated to the United States in 1976, and years later he became a children's book illustrator. Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot is Nick's ninth children's book with Sleeping Bear Press.

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate
Author: Laura Esquivel
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2002-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781400032778
ISBN 13: 1400032776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Like Water for Chocolate Book Review:

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Track the Turtle Lake Monster

Track the Turtle Lake Monster
Author: Jan Fields
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1680779850
ISBN 13: 9781680779851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Track the Turtle Lake Monster Book Review:

The Discover Cryptids filming crew heads to Canada to investigate the Turtle Lake monster which is apparently sinking boats--but when the lake front diner burns down, they begin to think that this monster may be a lot more human than cryptid.

Chocolate Politics and Peace Building

Chocolate  Politics and Peace Building
Author: Gwen Burnyeat
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2018-01-08
ISBN 10: 3319514784
ISBN 13: 9783319514789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolate Politics and Peace Building Book Review:

This book tells the story of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, an emblematic grassroots social movement of peasant farmers, who unusually declared themselves ‘neutral’ to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, in the north-west region of Urabá. It reveals two core narratives in the Community’s collective identity, which Burnyeat calls the ‘radical’ and the ‘organic’ narratives. These refer to the historically-constituted interpretative frameworks according to which they perceive respectively the Colombian state, and their relationship with their natural and social environments. Together, these two narratives form an ‘Alternative Community’ collective identity, comprising a distinctive conception of grassroots peace-building. This study, centered on the Community’s socio-economic cacao-farming project, offers an innovative way of approaching victims’ organizations and social movements through critical, post-modern politics and anthropology. It will become essential reading to Latin American ethnographers and historians, and all interested in conflict resolution and transitional justice. Read the author's blog drawing on the book here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/2018/06/07/colombias-unsung-heroes/

Chocolate Fever Lit Link Gr 4 6

Chocolate Fever Lit Link Gr  4 6
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: On The Mark Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1770722947
ISBN 13: 9781770722941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolate Fever Lit Link Gr 4 6 Book Review:

Chocolatina

Chocolatina
Author: Erik Kraft
Publsiher: Cartwheel Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780545037655
ISBN 13: 0545037654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chocolatina Book Review:

Tina eats so much chocolate that she wakes up one morning and finds that she has turned to chocolate. Includes scratch-and-sniff stickers. "Children will appreciate this story's zany humor.... Filled with exuberance from start to finish, this story will make a rousing readaloud." - School Library Journal

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 1416971718
ISBN 13: 9781416971719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of My Mind Book Review:

Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

The Crowd

The Crowd
Author: Gustave Le Bon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105004881459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crowd Book Review:

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
Author: Phyllis Haddox,Siegfried Engelmann,Elaine Bruner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1986-06-15
ISBN 10: 0671631985
ISBN 13: 9780671631987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Book Review:

A step-by-step program that shows parents, simply and clearly, how to teach their child to read in just 20 minutes a day.

The Help

The Help
Author: Kathryn Stockett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-02-10
ISBN 10: 1440697663
ISBN 13: 9781440697661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Help Book Review:

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure. Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...

The Wall of Doom Creature Campers Book 3

The Wall of Doom  Creature Campers Book 3
Author: Joe McGee
Publsiher: Creature Campers
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781524860905
ISBN 13: 1524860905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wall of Doom Creature Campers Book 3 Book Review:

In Book 3, the Creature Campers will have to work together to conquer their biggest challenge yet: the Camp Moonlight obstacle course . . . of DOOM! Norm, Oliver, Hazel, and Wisp will have to cross the monkey bars without landing in the ooey, gooey mud, crawl on their bellies through a tire tunnel, and climb a towering challenge known as The Wall--all while blindfolded! As the campers take turns leading, they learn that sometimes it's good to be small, and sometimes it's good to be tall, but it's always good to face a challenge with friends who cheer you on with every step, hop, stride, or wing flutter. And a little unexpected help when you need it most never hurts, either!

Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002-06-12
ISBN 10: 0689848072
ISBN 13: 9780689848070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among the Hidden Book Review:

In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

Candide

Candide
Author: By Voltaire
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-06-09
ISBN 10: 3736801785
ISBN 13: 9783736801783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds". Candide is characterized by its sarcastic tone, as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism. As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is arguably taught more than any other work of French literature. It was listed as one of The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.