Quick Search

Advanced Search


Clear Filters

Review Search Results

There are 201 results matching your search criteria.

The Sword of Demelza

When Erik and Emma, two young marsupials, befriend an orphaned red fox named Devon, it’s a very odd friendship to say the least. Normally these two different animals would be enemies, but because of the devastation caused by the evil king,...

5 Stars

PathFinder - TodHunter Moon, #1 / World of Septimus Heap

There comes a time when you read a series (like The Selection by Keira Cass & Harry Potter) and then that series ends and your life is over. When the last book came out of Septimus Heap, I read it. I think I was in a dark place for a little...

5 Stars

Frostborn - Thrones and Bones, #1

This fantasy story shows a friendship between two completely opposite people. However, they forge a strong bond and use each other’s strengths to their advantage. This story wields dragons, swords, undead minions, giants and trolls. There i...

4 Stars

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1, is a successful adaption by P. Craig Russell of Neil Gaiman's Newbery Medal-winning novel. Its 200 pages, divided into 5 chapters (with an interlude), where each portion is illustrated by a differ...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Supernatural, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The Scavengers

Scavengers, by Michael Perry, is a titillating novel. ‘Ford Falcon’ is a favorite character of mine. It’s amazing how this young adult copes with the things going on in her life. Survival is a hot topic these days and this depiction of life...

5 Stars

P.K. Pinkerton and the Pistol-Packing Widows

This Wild West story is very entertaining. It is very well-written and hooks readers because you never know what P.K. will get into next. Everybody knows that P.K. Pinkerton is a good detective, but only a few seem to know his big secret. A...

4 Stars
  • Author: Caroline Lawrence
  • Review by: TrinaC
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Historical Fiction, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Andi Under Pressure - An Andi Boggs Novel

In the first book in this series twelve year old Andi Boggs and her older sister are sent to live with their eccentric aunt after their parents die. In this second book Andi is settling in to her new life. She and her best friend Colin Cart...

4 Stars

The Gollywhopper Games - The New Champion

The Gollywhopper Games: The New Champion, written by Jody Feldman is the second installment of the Gollywhopper games. Cameron Schein and his older brother Spencer scored two of the highly sought after slots in the regional round of the Gol...

4 Stars

The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez

The Life and Times of Benny Alvarez by Peter Johnson is the moving story of a junior high student learning to confront life, love, death and poetry. Caught up in a battle of the sexes over poetry, of all things, his opponent's dog dies and...

4 Stars

The Tomb of Shadows - Seven Wonders, #3

"Seven Wonders: The Tomb Of Shadows" is by far the best book I've read this year. And it is the best book of the Seven Wonders series as of yet. Aly, Cass & Jack are truly put through the ringer in this next adventure. And some HUGE secrets...

5 Stars

The Seven Swords - Otherworld Chronicles #2

The Seven Swords grabbed my attention at the beginning of this story; however, it got monotonous in the middle with all the emotionally intense and colorful fighting sequences that occurred one after each other. Also unlike the first book,...

3 Stars

The Cabinet of Curiosities - 36 Tales Brief & Sinister

Ok what to say about The Cabinet of Curiosities. It is a pretty thick book of 36 tales that are set for the Middle School crowd. However, I wouldn't allow my middle school kids to read this one as it would give them nightmares. It would be...

3 Stars
  • Authors: Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire Legrand, Emma Trevayne
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Kids: Children's, * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Itch Rocks - The Further Adventures of an Element Hunter,#2

I have to say that this is one book that everyone would love. I really want a TV show made of this one!! Hey CW, are you hearing this?! This one is right up your ally! Ok so both myself and my now 10 year old (her bday was back on the 2nd)...

5 Stars

The Glass Sentence - The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1

The Glass Sentence is a truly fascinating story. The premise of a world fractured into different times is an exciting one. The book is the beginning of a series aimed at middle school aged kids. I did have my 12 year old read it to get a ki...

Stars

Under Wildwood - The Wildwood Chronicles, Book II

Under Wildwood is the second book in the New York Times bestselling adventure series the Wildwood Chronicles from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis. This is the second novel in the Wildwood Chronicles. Reading the story with my 10 year old daugh...

Stars

John Muir - America's First Environmentalist

If you are looking for a general introduction to the life of John Muir and the environmental movement which he sparked, this is an excellent place to start. The author focuses on Muir’s childhood and early years that laid the groundwork for...

4 Stars

The Select and The Orphan - Seven Wonders Journals

The two novellas in the Seven Wonders Journals collection were both nice continuations of two stories that aren't fully explained or understood in the Seven Wonders world. So it was fun to go back in time and live through legends, and past...

Stars

Below the Surface - A Code of Silence Novel

Ok so this was even better than the others and I am so sad to see the series end. I hope that the author gets a new contract and we get to see more of these guys. We finally get out onto the Getaway! Yup that boat in book one! It has been r...

5 Stars
  • Author: Tim Shoemaker
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

A World Without Princes - The School for Good and Evil #2

This is the second book of The School for Good and Evil. It picks up a few months after the ending of book one and it was AMAZING! I really want book three now! The setting is just as good as it was in book one. We are wished back in to the...

5 Stars

A Secret in Time - Big Honey Dog Mysteries #2

When Olivia, Honey the Great Dane’s owner, is asked to be the official photographer for The Royal Dog Show, they’re both excited. When they arrive at the show, Honey is greeted by all her old pals from the neighborhood. As they settle in an...

5 Stars

The Last Wild

The Last Wild should be used in schools! YES! It was so good. I didn't know what to expect going in. But I am very happy that I got a chance to read it. The book is split into a 6 part adventure which works so well. It has people who stutte...

5 Stars

Treasure from the Past - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Easter Special Edition

When Honey the Great Dane and her canine friends go on an Easter picnic with their owners, they never think that they might all be involved in an Easter mystery. Not too far away from all the fun and Easter festivities, Honey and her crew s...

5 Stars
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna

Vero Rising - An Ether Novel, #1

The author of this tale has created a good beginning to a series of books, yet it does have a major drawback to it. The pacing of this tale drags this story down to a walking pace and takes forever to get going. Even when you get to the act...

3 Stars

Storm - The SYLO Chronicles #2

The second book in a trilogy normally suffers and falls short of a great read. But Storm was a cut above the rest. I was just as sucked in as I was with book one. I love what the author did with the issues of loyalty and trust as the story...

4 Stars

Remnants of Tomorrow

Wren and Pace were free of the dome and the conforming lifestyle that it held. They were well on their way to making a new life outside the dome with their new airship friends and the few that had escaped the dome with them. But Wren knew t...

5 Stars
  • Author: Kassy Tayler
  • Review by: Cute Writer
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Science Fiction, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Boy on the Porch

Sometimes, the most unexpected of events can happen that change someone’s life in such a dramatic way. Something like waking up one morning and finding a little boy sleeping on the porch, for example. This is what happened one day to John a...

4 Stars

The Blood Guard - The Blood Guard Series, #1

The Blood Guard by Carter Roy is an adventure novel about a boy by the Ronan Truelove whose mother is a member of an ancient order of knights called the Blood Guard. This secret society is sworn to protect the Pure made up of thirty six nob...

Stars

The Broken Window - The Threshold Series, #3

The Broken Window is the third novel in a Christian-based series for young adults. Ms. Kinde does an excellent job of creating an intriguing story without talking down her audience. Also included in back of this novel is a Glossary and seri...

4 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: Kittybooboo13
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Sports Illustrated Kids The TOP 10 of Everything in SPORTS

This book was great for me. I do not follow sports, and I learned a lot with this book. I liked the format and that it is easy to read. I was even able to quiz my husband! I would love to use this book as a trivia resource during parties. T...

5 Stars

The Well's End

When I first started reading this book, I admit, I expected something else. What I expected was something similar to the movie Red Dawn. What I got was something uniquely and refreshingly different. The novel has a very strong plotline, and...

5 Stars
  • Author: Seth Fishman
  • Review by: Hitherandthee
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Romantic Elements, Kids: Middle Grade, Supernatural, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

The Garden Gate - The Threshold Series, #4

The Garden Gate is the fourth and final book in the Threshold series. I haven't been able to read the first 3 books yet, but I was able to read the prequel :). So when I first started the book it was a little confusing, but I picked up. Onc...

5 Stars
  • Author: Christa J. Kinde
  • Review by: CrossroadReview
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Zondervan

Magic Marks the Spot - The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1

Hilary Westfield is the daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral, a man who would like nothing more than to rid Augusta of pirates forever. That is too bad, because young Hilary wants nothing more than to be a pirate. The Very Nearly Honorable Leag...

5 Stars

Secrets of the Book

This one my kid and I really enjoyed! I love books that will get everyone to read including the elusive boy! This book is filled with best friends, a great dog, and magic all rolled into one. I loved Gregor and Spencer's friendship. Gregor...

4 Stars

Lost Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #3

After the events in False Covenant, Widdershins fled Davillon, desperate to escape the pain of losing so many people she cares for. While out and about she travels to Lourveaux and discovers a plot to ruin the last of the Delacroix family,...

Stars

The Case of the Disappearing Corpse - A Chiana Ryan Mystery

Twelve year old Chiana Ryan wants to be a writer. She plans to enter a contest for writers in a kid’s magazine. She thanks her lucky stars when she hears that a dead body turns up in a pansy bed at the home of her former baby sitter, Patsy....

Stars

Lost in Babylon - Seven Wonders, #2

The adventure continues in "Seven Wonders: Lost In Babylon" by Peter Lerangis. Let me start off by saying this is book two in a series and these books cannot be read out of order. Now for my thoughts on this new installation in the Seven Wo...

Stars

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

My 9 year old daughter loved this book so much she asked if I could donate it to her class. Which we did. She loved that the book was written on lined paper like the Dork Diaries and others of its kind. Which made it very easy to follow. We...

5 Stars

Fortunately, the Milk

If you want a fun and inventive story of a father’s determination to get Milk to his kids for breakfast then this is the book for you! Fortunately, the Milk is filled with everything from Pirates to Dino Time Travelers. With cute line drawi...

5 Stars

Exile - Keeper of the Lost Cities, #2

In this second installment, we find Sophie settling more into her new home and life as being a new member of the lost cities. This time around though, she’s away from the school setting and we’re taken on the adventures she faces in her new...

5 Stars

Super Scratch Programming Adventure! (Covers Version 2) - Learn to Program by Making Cool Games

Scratch is a fun and popular educational program teaching children how to use program language to make their own games. It’s used in the classroom and at home worldwide. As in the instructions, all the child has to do is drag together color...

4 Stars

P.S. Be Eleven

I loved One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, so I was excited to learn that her sequel, P.S. Be Eleven, was available for review. This story picks up where One Crazy Summer left off, with the three sisters – Delphine, Vonetta and Fern...

5 Stars

The Great Unexpected

When I started reading The Great Unexpected I ended up starting it over twice. There are sections that I don't think the age group this book was written for will understand. They will end up putting the book down. Which I almost did. The on...

3 Stars

Rain of the Ghosts - A Rain of the Ghosts Novel, #1

Rain of the Ghosts is what I call an OK read! It seems that the person telling the story is not a person at all! But you don’t find this out until you are well into the book. I think it would have make the book better if we had been told so...

Stars

Message in a Bauble - Big Honey Dog Mysteries Christmas Special Edition

When Honey, her canine friends and all their owners come together to help decorate the school hall for the upcoming Christmas Fair, they all lend a hand in helping out. While the owners are decorating, Honey finds a mysterious note hidden i...

5 Stars
  • Author: H.Y. Hanna
  • Review by: Diana Coyle
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Seasonal / Holiday, Kids: Middle Grade, Suspense: Mystery, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna

Andi Unexpected - An Andi Boggs Novel, #1

Andi Unexpected, written by Amanda Flower, is the first in a new middle-grade mystery series. In Andi Unexpected, twelve-year-old Andi Boggs discovers evidence of her forgotten namesake, a missing relative, which leads her into a family mys...

Stars

Warriors The Ultimate Guide

Warriors -The Ultimate Guide showed up and this is what happened. It was sitting on my desk and my 9 year old daughter came in saw it and away the book went. I didn't see it again for three days! I eventually had to snag it back so I could...

Stars

LEGO Space - Building the Future

In this book, LEGO fans get to enjoy all new creations set in futuristic space. A whole new universe is unveiled in which the authors tell the story of what futuristic space will be like and they clearly illustrate it by showing futuristic...

5 Stars

Lenore - Purple Nurples Vol.5

Roman Dirge's Lenore is one of my favorite little girls of all time. That fact that she's been dead for decades is no reason not love her. The world she lives in is creepy, dark, delightful odd, and filled with the magic that only the young...

5 Stars

Curse of the Scarab - Big Honey Dog Mysteries #1

In this story, we’re introduced to Olivia and her lovable Great Dane, Honey. When Olivia has to leave on a business trip, Honey has a petsitter stay with her in her house. Aside from having to deal with Olivia going away for business, Honey...

5 Stars

The Girl's Book of Adventure - The Little Guidebook for Smart and Resourceful Girls

The Girl's Book of Adventure written by Celia Gallais, Clemence Roux De Luze and Michele Lecreux is an amazing compilation of crafts and activities for girls who enjoy the outdoors and nature. It's full of color illustrations, things to mak...

Stars

There are 201 results matching your search criteria.