The Book That Made Me

A Collection of 32 Personal Stories

Written by Judith Ridge


I really liked the idea behind this book but was a little disappointed that I did not recognize many of the authors in this collection. The essays are interesting but without being able to connect with the authors work I don’t see many students being interested in this. The essays also are a little mature for an elementary audience.

Review by Jessica Riggs, Robert Frost Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★✩✩ (3 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 6-10

The Book That Made Me
Written by Judith Ridge
Candlewick Press
242 pages
Release Date: March 14, 2017 (USA)
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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3 thoughts on “The Book That Made Me”

  1. Thanks for the review to make us aware. I looked this book up and most of the authors are from Australia and New Zealand. Probably not a good fit for my elementary school. But I love the cover and that wonderful “book tree!!”

  2. Thanks for the review Jessica. I also saw the book and the cute cover and wondered about purchasing it, but now I don’t think I will.

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