Silver Birch Express readers 2018-2019

If you chose to read Silver Birch Express you will be posting your ratings and recommendations below in the comments section of this page ONLY. 

Remember your key areas to consider when rating (1 so-so, 2 okay, 3 good, 4 great) and recommending (for readers younger, the same age or older):

Fiction books in Express use these guidelines:
  • characters: their development and relationships from beginning to end
  • plot: rising and falling action, problems, solutions, twists and turns, mystery, suspense, general interest factor, flow, etc.
  • settings: where, why chosen, do they make sense and times of the stories: past, present, future, do they fit together and make sense 
Non-fiction books in Express use these guidelines, pick 3 or more on which to comment:
  •  What was the author’s purpose in writing the book? 
  • Did the author accomplish that purpose?
  •   Who is the target audience for the book? 
  •  What do you think is the book’s greatest value?
  •  What makes it special or worthwhile?
  •   Are the facts shared accurate?
  •   Is the book interesting and hold your attention?
  •  Would it be a useful addition to a school or public library? 
  •  If the book is a biography or autobiography, how sympathetic is the subject?
  •  Is it easy to understand the ideas? 
  •  Are there extra features that add to the enjoyment of the book, such as maps, indexes, glossaries, or other materials?
  •   Are the illustrations helpful?