Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Review - The Haunting of Grade Three by Grace Maccarone

*Note:1/20/20 - The Haunting of Grade by Grace Maccarone is one of my favorite books from my childhood. I made a mistake of letting a relative borrow most of my books and, sadly, I never got them back. I was lucky enough to have found not just one but two copies of The Haunting of Grade Three at a thrift store. One of these days when I have more time, I'll have to reread the book and write a better review for it.

The Elmwood Elementary was overcrowded and the 3rd grade had to move into the old Blackwell mansion.

The teacher, Mr. Jenkins, announced that they would be putting together a newspaper. The students would be put into groups. Norma, Adam, Chick, Debbie, Joey and Dan were picked for the psychic investigation committee.

They would investigate the strange things that were happening in the school. Supplies were going missing, pencils were falling off desks, dark shadows were seen, and strange noises were heard.

This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. I had lost the book years ago but I found a new copy at a thrift shop recently. This is a wonderful book about friendship. If you can find a copy, buy it!

Review - Ann M. Martin: The Story of the Author of The Baby-sitters Club

*Note: 1/20/20 - This was my very first post and you can clearly tell I had no clue how to write a blog entry, let alone a a review. I no longer own this biography or any of The Babysitter Club books. Don't get me wrong, these are great books for children but my reading tastes have changed over the years so I donated all the books to Salvation Army.

I was lucky to find this out-of-print book at a thrift store. This is a wonderful autobiography that I would recommend to all Ann Martin fans and to all children book writers.

From Ann Martin’s early days in diapers to her teaching days. You will learn how she became an editor at a publishing house and eventually became a bestselling children book authors.