I’m thirty years old, but I read at the thirty-four-year-old level.
-- Dana Carvey (1955 - )


Welcome to "Mr. Flores Reads!", a website dedicated to my students, past and present, and readers everywhere! Here you will find my reviews of "all the books I've ever read", as well as articles about teaching, reading, and movies made from children's books! If you want a break from reading, check out a few games. You can also find out more about e-books (electronic books), find out more about me, or contact me about a particular book. You can search for books using the search box above or browse by tags. When you find a book you like, you can click on the "Find more books" image (like the one at left) to find more books similar to the one you like!  I'm adding reviews all the time, so be sure to check back often. I hope you enjoy my site! 
Mr. Flores
9 stars My Pig Amarillo by Satomi Ichikawa
"How do you say goodbye to a special friend? If that friend is a pig in Guatemala, there is a special way on a special day. Pablito got a pet pig from his grandfather, and he grew to love this pig very much. But one day when Pablito returns home, the pig is gone. How would you feel if this happened…"

8 stars Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen by Marissa Moss
"Jackie was playing baseball ever since she can remember. When she turns seventeen, she is given a chance…"
8 stars Joe Cinders by Marianne Mitchell
"With a main character named Cinders and three lazy step-siblings, I am sure you can guess what will happen…"
9 stars Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert
"You may already know this story from some dude named Aesop, but you have never heard it told this way. This…"
10 stars The End by David LaRochelle
"Most fairy tales end with some kind of "they lived happily ever after", but not this book. This…"