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The Dragon's Descent - An Ether Novel, #3

This is a wonderful middle grade book that is part of a series of books that tells the story of a young guardian angel named Vero. We first met Vero in Laurice E. Molinari’s first book in the series called The Ether: Vero’s Rising. It tells...

5 Stars

Benjamin Franklin - Huge Pain in my...

This irreverent children’s book gives a remarkable glimpse of the events of colonial America, contrasted with a humorous look at the angst and challenges of being a boy dealing with peer pressure, a blended family, and the blush of first ro...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Adam Mansbach, Alan Zweibel
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Hyperion

Henry Cicada's Extraordinary Elktonium Escapade

This was a big hit with the kids in my household. Henry is the son of inventors and his mother has created a substance called Elktonium. It's in various places in their home including the dog house. One day a trip inside leads to Henry bein...

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Machines and Mechanisms - The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Vol. 1

This is a great idea book for older lego fans. There is very little writing in it but there are lots of pictures showing ways of using different building principles. This book is divided into 2 sections: Basic Mechanisms and Arms, Wings and...

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  • Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Technology, Toys & Games
  • Publisher: No Starch Press

Cars and Contraptions - The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Vol. 2

Ever wanted to make a car or some other type of moveable contraption using Legos? This book will spark your imagination and give you plenty of ideas of how to do it. Broke down into 3 sections: Vehicles, Moving without Tires and Special Mec...

5 Stars
  • Author: Yoshihito Isogawa
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Technology, Toys & Games
  • Publisher: No Starch Press

A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic

This book was the Lake House - for kids! Just like in that book, the two people are from two different times and, in this story, two different places. It was a great story about magic, friendship, and adventure. Without giving too much away...

5 Stars

The Terror of the Southlands - Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates

This is a fun second installement of this series. Hilary is now an official pirate but she's in a slump and hasn't had anything exciting to do in awhile. A missing Enchantress changes that and she and her crew head out on another adventure...

4 Stars

The Buccaneers' Code - Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates

In this third and final book we see Ms. Pimm decide to retire and she asks Hilary to take over her position. This leads to another battle with Captain Blacktooth in a quest to lead the Very Honorable League of Pirates. Hilary has her crew a...

4 Stars

The Doldrums

This is a wonderful, adventurous story that keeps you on your toes. The characters are fully formed and brilliant each having their own voice. You fall in love with them and can't help rooting for them. This book is definitely a keeper with...

5 Stars

Zombies of the Caribbean - The Zombie Chasers #6

The adventure continues for Zack, Zoe, Madison, Rice and Ozzie. They are now off to the Caribbean. Still on the hunt for a zombie cure, they travel to a place where they can experiment with their new antidote formula. Looking for help from...

4 Stars

Fartasaurus Rex - Fart Squad #2

The Fart Squad is back with their smelly but effective farts. This story is cute and will have elementary school children wanting to see if they get magical power by farting, especially after eating burritos. Even the dinosaur farts in this...

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Connect the Stars

Connect the Stars brings us a great middle grade book about learning your strengths and how to overcome your weaknesses. I loved the setting of this book. Setting it in a desert survival camp was genus! It worked to the books advantage and...

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A Riddle in Ruby - Riddle in Ruby, #1

A Riddle in Ruby is the first in the Riddle in Ruby series. This book is a magical middle grade fantasy title and I enjoyed it! I fell in love with the world the author created. The action is nonstop and the mystery and suspense made it eve...

5 Stars

The LEGO Architect

This book was amazing! There are some great photos of architecture from all over the world and these really cool step-by-step instructions on how to build some of them. From a prairie house to a sky traffic control tower this book brings Le...

5 Stars

Andi Unstoppable - An Andi Boggs Novel

This is a fun third installment to the Andi Boggs series. In this story Andi and Collin are participating in their school's birding group. While trying to be the first student in class to spot the elusive Kirtland warbler Andi instead spots...

4 Stars

The Shrunken Head - Curiosity House, #1

There is a bit of an information drop. It's like, in parts of this book the reader gets way too much information about everything before finally getting back into the story. I think if the author would have just stuck with what the characte...

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  • Authors: Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester
  • Review by: ErinP
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Unfriended

I love Rachel Vail. I really do. Unfriended is awesome. I think all, middle schooler and older alike can totally relate to the storytelling of this book. Rachel captivates her readers with an intricate telling of what it's like to be the ou...

4 Stars

Hunt for the Pyxis - The Galaxy Pirates, #1

Get ready for adventure. This is an awesome story that will have children wanting to read on. The main characters are children who discover a whole new world. Emma and Herbie go from their boring, normal lives to ones with pirates, secrets...

5 Stars

Sadie's Story - Backyard Witch, #1

This was a charming story of a little girl and the friendships that she has and the friendships that she makes. Sadie is disappointed because her two best friends have left on a vacation without her. One day she looks out to see smoke comin...

4 Stars

Friend or Foe - The Gollywhopper Games

I think that a good children’s book is one that tells an engaging story while encouraging creativity and mental exercise and this book definitely does both. It was entertaining to solve puzzles right along with Zane, and a relief that one c...

5 Stars

The Legend of Ghost Dog Island

I loved this story and couldn’t put it down. Poor ten-year-old Nikki Landry had a tough time keeping friends because her family constantly moved around the bayou in order for her father to be able to crab in the most ideal spots. In doing t...

5 Stars

Drawing Animals Shape by Shape

This is a super cute book that helps kids and adults learn to draw with very basic shapes as a starting point. The characters you and your kids can learn to draw range from cats and dogs to farm animals, woodland creatures all the way to di...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christopher Hart
  • Review by: Tamazon
  • Genre: Art & Coloring
  • Tags: Arts, Crafts & Supplies, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Drawing, Painting, Learning Art
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring

Into the Dorkness - Galaxy's Most Wanted #2

This second book continues the story of Kevin and his friends from the first book. The kids may have defeated the last bad guy but now they have a new problem to solve. They must save the world from two evil aliens trying to take over the w...

4 Stars

Twintuition: Double Vision

I remember watching these authors on television when I was younger. I liked their show and thought that it was funny. This book is no exception. There were times where I thought that something was going to happen, only to have something els...

4 Stars

Galaxy's Most Wanted - Galaxy's Most Wanted #1

Kevin and his friends at camp all want to win an invention contest at the camp called Invention Convention. As good as their team and their invention may be the kids must deal with the rival team that is made up of bullies. They build a dev...

4 Stars

Resonance - Dissonance, #3

Why do all the good series have to end? This sequel to the best book ever - Dissonance was epic! This one picks up shortly after book one ends. I think it would have been a little better if it had been like a year or something. Since, of co...

5 Stars

The Fire Children

The overall plot/storyline for The Fire Children was okay. All of the before the dark times came was awesome. We learn a lot about the world these people live in as well as about the fire children themselves. Things started to fall apart af...

3 Stars

Archie Greene and the Magician's Secret

Archie Greene is an average boy who is being raised by his grandmother. Upon his twelth birthday a book arrives and his adventure begins. His grandmother tells him that he is part of a magical family and she sends him to a bookstore in Oxfo...

4 Stars

Red Cloud's War - Brave Eagle's Account of the Fetterman Fight

I looked at the description of this book and the cover and thought young kids. It’s not. At least not what I would consider appropriate for young children (3rd grade and under). However, for older elementary school children and above, inclu...

5 Stars
  • Author: Paul Goble
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Diverse Books, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Wisdom Tales

The Key - Seven Wonders Journals

This was the first companion novella I have read in any series. I really enjoyed the journal aspect to this one and it had some great background into the Seven Wonders. Will have to pick up the other novellas in this series to add to my col...

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Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome

Kid President's Guide to Being Awesome by Brad Montague and Robby Novak is jam packed with character building fun. This sturdy hardcover book has 238 pages. Even though 58 pages of the book are used for front matter and extras, that still l...

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The Curse of the King - Seven Wonders, #4

I absolutely loved this book. It didn't leave the reader hanging and wondering where the book would leave off, and the story was absolutely phenomenal! I was especially pleased that this didn't fall flat like so many other books in other se...

4 Stars

Fork-Tongue Charmers - The Luck Uglies #2

This story is the second book in The Luck Uglies fantasy series. In this episode Rye O'Chanter is forced by a new constable to flee her town and go to the remote Isle of Pest while her father and the other Luck Uglies' battle their rivals,...

4 Stars

The Pirate Who's Afraid of Everything - Shivers!, #1

This story is just a bit silly and a bit ridiculous but it’s definitely a book that many children will enjoy. While Shivers is scared of everything, his new friend Margo is not. The contrast is interesting and the characters play off of eac...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Annabeth Bondor-Stone, Connor White
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Blackbird Fly

Blackbird Fly is a powerful story that I liked very much. The main character Apple is sure to be a character that many pre-teen girls will relate to. This story made me feel many different things while I was reading Apple's story. The plot...

4 Stars

The Legends Begin - Darkmouth #1

This book was amazing. I loved how the cover just makes you want to read this. The story teaches you about family, destiny, courage, and how to stand up for yourself and for those you love. This one really reminded me of Harry Potter where...

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Anyone but Ivy Pocket

Ivy Pocket is the epitome of great characters. She is wacky and crazy positive about everything around her. Her interactions with others are hilarious. I had so much fun reading about her and predicting how she would react to each situation...

5 Stars

Edison's Alley - The Accelerati Trilogy, #2

Edison's Alley was a fresh and interesting story with a cast of amazingly unique characters. Even the villains of this story added to an already refreshing story. I have never read anything quite like this before. My favorite character was...

4 Stars

The Isle of the Lost - The Descendants, #1

So I started this book not knowing that it was a prequel to a new Disney to TV movie. Well I shortly found out when my 10 year old was reading behind my back and all of a sudden screamed in my ear and ripped the book away. She then went to...

5 Stars

Mars Evacuees

Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall is a novel about Alice Dare, the daughter of a flying ace in the war against an alien race called the Morrors. They are a cold loving race whose home planet has been destroyed. When they help humanity overc...

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Curse of the Iris - The Jupiter Pirates #2

Jupiter Pirates: Curse of the Iris by Jason Fry is a story of Tycho and his siblings who are on the search for an ancient treasure. Tycho holds a secret deal with a security agent who wants something from the treasure. To keep the deal that...

4 Stars

Roller Girl

When her mom takes her and best friend, Nicole, to roller derby, Astrid falls in love. She immediately signs up for roller derby camp and is very disappointed when Nicole doesn’t join her. This graphic novel follows Astrid through her tough...

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The ThicketyThe Whispering Trees - The Thickety, #2

The Thickety picks up where book one left off! I will warn you this does not have a good solid story ending. You will get a CLIFFHANGER!!! And yes it will kill you. This was an amazing book two!!! I cannot believe that this was so good. It...

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Hunt for the Hydra - The Jupiter Pirates #1

Hunt for the Hydra was a very good read. My daughter thought there were a few boring parts scattered throughout the book yet she still claims it was an awesome read. There was mystery, action, adventure and lots of characters with amusing n...

4 Stars

Pillars of Fire - An Ether Novel, #2

I liked Pillars of Fire so much that I am giving it a four out of five due to the fact that it kept me interested in the storyline. And, I liked that the story itself flew from beginning to end with no slow parts in the middle that could ha...

4 Stars

Nothing Left to Ooze - The Zombie Chasers #5

Nothing Left To Ooze will surprise you with its unexpected storyline and you’ll have a fun time seeing the five main characters go through their crazy adventure. The journey is quick paced and definitely an engaging read that would appeal t...

4 Stars

Covenant's End - A Widdershins Adventure, #4

It was hard to sit down and start Covenant’s End, knowing it would be the last adventure of Widdershins and Olgun. How do you say goodbye to a character like Widdershins? When you are Ari Marmell, you do it the hard way, no corners cut, no...

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Double Vision - The Alias Men, #3

A fast-paced, action-packed spy story. Linc thinks his days as an agent for the top secret agency, Pandora, are over. He's spending his days studying and traveling with his family. When another agent is out of town, Linc gets called back in...

4 Stars

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book (Full Color) - A Beginner's Guide to Building and Programming Robots

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery book (Full Color) – A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Programming Robots is a great book on Lego Robotics. I have zero experience building these myself but I have two sons, both young teens, which have joi...

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Stick Dog Chases a Pizza

My girls have been a fan of Stick Dog since we received Stick Dog wants a hot dog. Now every time I get one they devour it within a few minutes. The girls grabbed some pizza and we all started reading. We love to be narrator in these books....

5 Stars

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