Kyrana Jones

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Smashwords book reviews by Kyrana Jones

  • Arlo's Epiphany on Jan. 13, 2013
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    Arlo's Epiphany by Jane Oldaker is a fun story about the imaginary adventures of a barn cat and his encounter with a local bully. Readers of all ages can connect with the characters as they grapple with the consequences of this event. This book is a great tool for initiating a discussion with children about responding to bullying.
  • Arlo's Epiphany on Jan. 13, 2013

    Arlo's Epiphany by Jane Oldaker is a fun story about the imaginary adventures of a barn cat and his encounter with a local bully. Readers of all ages can connect with the characters as they grapple with the consequences of this event. This book is a great tool for initiating a discussion with children about responding to bullying.
  • The Adventures of Riley Raccoon on March 24, 2013

    The Adventures of Riley Raccoon by William Trelawny is a book for young readers with a good vocabulary. The story describes the relationship between a bully and a future friend in new surroundings. It also shows several potential consequences and dangers of making wrong choices in order to please others. This book is a useful tool for parents in that it allows for a discussion about safe limits in relationships. It is also a good choice for elementary and middle school readers in a supervised classroom setting where bullying can be discussed in a non-confrontational manner.
  • Who Tells the Moon to Sleep? on March 24, 2013

    Who Tells The Moon to Sleep? Written by Haley Whitehall, this book is a fictional portrayal of a little girl who lived as a slave on a tobacco farm. The story is told from the child’s perspective as she begins to notice that not everyone is treated the same. Sad and thought provoking, this is an excellent read-a-loud book for early readers. The book is also suitable as a resource in the classroom to support discussions about slavery and treating others equally.
  • Confessions From a Moving Van on March 25, 2013

    “Confessions from a Moving Van” by Amy Neftzger is an interesting take on the interconnectedness of our lives. Narrated from the moving van’s perspective, these short stories provide a snap shot of the lives of several families in season s of transition. As we follow along it becomes apparent that the lives we are viewing have a connection to the choices others have made. In retrospect on wonders about the road not taken as if that were possible.
  • Identity on April 10, 2013

    Identity by Ted Dekker is a fast moving story filled with twists and turns and unexpected outcomes. Book One of four in the Eyes Wide Open series captures the reader right at the start and sets the stage for book two "Mirrors." The characters are both fragile and winsome and as their fates unfold leaving the reader wanting more in this television-like series. This book is a delightful, unpredictable read for any evening.