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Getting Back to Normal

Vannie Taylor, a sixth-grader, is dealing with quite a bit right now. Not only is she still grieving over the death of her mother, but also her father can’t seem to be able to continue living in their house because everywhere he turns, it r...

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DK Adventures: Horse Club

I really enjoyed this juvenile novel because of all the horse content. In this story, we’re introduced to two sisters, Amanda and Emma, who work at their family’s bakery, Sweet Dreams, whenever they can. Both sisters love horses so much tha...

4 Stars

Turn Left at the Cow

In this children’s adventure, we meet Trav, a thirteen-year-old, who is curious about finding out some information about his dad, who died before Trav was born. He decides to travel from California to his grandmother’s house in Minnesota an...

4 Stars

My Weird Writing Tips

Mr. Gutman has written another book in his series, My Weird School!, that I really enjoyed because of his funny sense of humor. In this special edition, he presents some excellent writing tips for children ages 8-12. What I really love abou...

5 Stars

Big Nate Flips Out

Big Nate is one of those comic strips that appeals to children and adults alike. The daily comic strip is one of the first read in the newspaper in my house and anytime a new Big Nate book come home, there's bickering galore over who gets t...

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The Northern Frights - Scary School #3

In this children’s book, we’re told the story of how Charles “New Kid” Nukid and several other students had been chosen to partake in Scream Academy – the scariest monster school around. If you can survive through your training, everyone wi...

5 Stars

How to Read Literature Like a Professor - For Kids

This was such a cute looking book. However, it says that it is geared toward ages 8-12 yet it talks about books like The Odyssey that are geared for kids in high school. This book although a great idea, didn't work completely. It really was...

3 Stars

The Book of Lost Things - Mister Max 1

Ms. Voigt penned a fun, clever children’s mystery that kicks off a new series. In this story, we’re introduced to Max Starling and we’re told of the adventure he starts on when he goes looking for his parents, who were supposed to go on a t...

4 Stars

Forest Food Webs in Action

In this fun children’s science book, the author explains what a forest food web is. It’s where producers like the sun help grown trees to help feed the animals. The animals then consume trees, berries, nuts etc. (which are considered things...

4 Stars

Bad Girls - Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other Female Villains

Cleopatra, Jezebel, and Bloody Mary...were they really bad queens? And what about Elizabeth Bathory, Mata Hari, and Virginia Hill? Were these women really bad girls or misunderstood, misinterpreted, and sometimes even heroines? For example,...

5 Stars

Wrestling with Tom Sawyer - The Enchanted Attic Series

I really liked Wrestling with Tom Sawyer. Not only did the kids get to meet Tom Sawyer, but they also used magic to bring him to the present. I thought that it was funny how stuff had changed. Tom did not know a lot of the inventions and Op...

5 Stars

Elvis and the Underdogs

This delightful children’s tale addresses an amazing number of serious issues in such a lighthearted manner that one doesn’t get bogged down in depression but rather celebrates the way this amazing family handles their obstacles. This is a...

5 Stars

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

“The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle” is the second in a delightfully whimsical series by Christopher Healy. He’s taken the traditional fairytale stories, with their princes, princesses, dwarfs, trolls, and villains galore, and turned t...

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How to Make Friends and Monsters - Howard Boward

I would not want to be this kid (Howard Boward) and I don’t understand why people name their kids the way they do. We have Apple and 4-Real I mean what is up with that? Poor Howard Boward is called How-lame and How-weird and it’s just not r...

4 Stars

The Girl from Felony Bay

Young readers grades 5 and up will enjoy the Girl from Felony Bay! This one is filled with a thrilling adventure set in our world! The story blends friendship with mystery and is easy to understand for our young readers! I found this book j...

4 Stars

The Boy's Book of Adventure - The Little Guidebook for Smart and Resourceful Boys

This adventure book is jam packed with plenty of ideas for young boys to read and learn from. There are many creative things the kids can make and the authors provide an abundance of information for boys to learn from while they’re flipping...

5 Stars

Stick Dog

I thought this was a good book at times, but other times I found it a task to get through so I could review it. Stick dog is a cute, simple drawing of a stick dog that is on a mission to steal hamburgers from a family who is picnicking in t...

3 Stars

The Hidden Deep - Threshold Series, #2

THE HIDDEN DEEP is the second book of the Threshold series. Ms. Kinde does not fail. She wrote a very descriptive sequel. You get to know the characters from the first book so much better. I liked this book more so than the first. It has mo...

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

The Colossus Rises - Seven Wonders, #1

"Seven Wonders The Colossus Rises" is an epic adventurous tale that spans many countries and continents. "The Select"'are a group kids that hold the secrets to finding The Seven Wonders of the world, but there is a time limit you see. Becau...

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Summerkin - Winterling

I have read Sarah Prineas’ first book, Winterling, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to review the next book in this series, Summerkin. What a fantastic story it was! Full of adventure, mystery, magic and excitement, I found this book to...

5 Stars

Itch - The Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter, #1

The main character, Itch, is a fourteen year old kid. He's lost. He's socially awkward. Needless to say he's relatable for a lot of us, especially the younger generation. There was loads of action, but there was also a lot of description th...

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House of Secrets

It will certainly come as no shock to anyone that one of the most adventurous, exciting and imaginative literary creations of 2013, has come from the minds of a legendary director and an author who is tops in his genre. Hollywood director C...

4 Stars

The School for Good and Evil - The School for Good and Evil #1

The School for Good and Evil is so 5 stars! I started the book not knowing it was for Middle School kids. But that doesn't take anything away from this 488 page book of Good vs. Evil! In this wonderful world that Soman Chainani has created...

5 Stars

Brick City - Global Icons to Make from LEGO

Reading Brick City by Warren Elsmore was like revisiting my childhood to a time when I had such fun creating with LEGOs. For some, building with LEGOs is a fun distraction and something to keep a child occupied on a rainy day. But for other...

5 Stars

Twerp

I almost stopped reading this book after the first chapter. It wasn’t what I expected at all. In fact, it greatly reminded me of those books I was forced to read while in school. Plus, I thought I was reading a contemporary story, not the d...

3 Stars
  • Author: Mark Goldblatt
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Random House

Blue Autumn Cruise - Sisters in All Seasons

I had to snag books one and two from the used bookstore! You do not want to read this unless you have read those first! I loved meeting the other family members. This book and series would be a great read for those in the middle to the lowe...

4 Stars

Choke

Choke is an oddly refreshing gem with a message. The characters were younger than I'm used to, but they were very friendly and, by the end, are great influences to children and teens. The story talks about the choking game, a game that I ha...

4 Stars
  • Author: Diana Lopez
  • Review by: Mmperkins
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Point

Saving Moby Dick - The Enchanted Attic, #2

Saving Moby Dick was a good story with a good pace. How the twins and Walter deal with Captain Ahab, how the characters develop and interact with the people around them really makes the story work well. Having read Facing the Hunchback of N...

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Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff

Prince Puggly of Spud and the Kingdom of Spiff is the third novel by the talented Robert Paul Weston. This story, about the importance of fashion, reminds me of a twist on tale of the Emperor’s New Clothes. Prince Puggly of Spud and Princes...

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  • Author: Robert Paul Weston
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, * Fantasy, Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: Razorbill

Reality Bites-Tales of a Half-Vampire - Tales of a Half-Vampire

Reality Bites- Tales of a Half-Vampire is another Fang-tastic book. While a quick read I couldn’t stop reading once I had started. This book reminded me of the Vladimir Todd series in the fact that the main charter is a half vampire trying...

4 Stars

Brain Quest Grade 7, revised 4th edition - 1,500 Questions and Answers to Challenge the Mind

This is a thought-provoking collection of questions on a myriad of subjects conveyed in a fun quiz show format. I admit that it has been some time since I was in 7th grade so I am not entirely sure whether all of the questions are at the ap...

5 Stars

Star Gazer

This young adult story about a horse-mad young girl is an entertaining read which provides a painless education about some aspects of owning large draft horses and the importance of properly researching a subject and logically evaluating it...

4 Stars

False Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #2

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to sit down with False Covenant! I thoroughly enjoyed Thief’s Covenant so I immediately sat down and got reacquainted with Widdershins and the goings on in Davillion. Widdershins is trying hard to live a...

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The Boy Who Delivered The Wind

The Boy Who Delivered the Wind is an engaging story told from a tween boy's point of view. It gives us a little paranormal, a little suspense, and a little mystery. With two flawed, yet well-meaning boys, the story has a little more depth t...

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Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol received a lot of street creditability in promotions before it reached my hands. This graphic novel was highlighted at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con and the cover quote is from the almighty Neil Gaiman. Now it wa...

4 Stars
  • Author: Vera Brosgol
  • Review by: Jessie
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Kids: Middle Grade, * Young Adult
  • Publisher: First Second

Remarkable

Remarkable is the best word I could use to describe the book “Remarkable” by debut author Lizzie Foley. The book setting has an atmosphere that is reminiscent of Dr. Suess’ Whoville. Everyone is remarkable at something, expect Jane Doe, whi...

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Wild Horse Spring - Sisters in All Seasons

This is the second book in the Sisters of all Seasons series. While it is not necessary to read the first book to be able to follow this story, it does help support the information in the second book. Again the book reads with the sisters t...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Summer of the Wolves - Sisters in All Seasons

This is the first book in what looks like to be a new series from this author. Each chapter, which consists of a couple of pages, speaks from either Diana’s voice or Stephanie’s voice. I appreciated this style of writing because it allowed...

4 Stars
  • Author: Lisa Williams Kline
  • Review by: Isis
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz

Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Enchanted Attic, #1

L.L. Samson puts a very interesting spin on things in The Enchanted Attic: Facing the Hunchback. What I liked most about the book was the blending of different character personalities from Linus to Ophelia to Walter to Cato and, of course,...

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Cursed - Wickedly Fun Stories

I like short story anthologies, I really do. I also like paranormal and supernatural tales as well. However, these four stories didn't thrill me, nor make me laugh. They were just blah, and you could almost predict how the story was going t...

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Thief's Covenant - A Widdershins Adventure, #1

I used to read fantasy almost exclusively. I started out with Eddings and McCaffrey, moving on to Lackey and the like. I moved on to other genres as I got older. Fantasy had lost its charm for me. Then I came across the cover for Thief’s Co...

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Ghost Dog of Roanoke Island

In 1587, 117 colonists disappeared from Roanoke Island, NC, leaving behind not only unanswered questions, but a terrifying evil. Now, it's up to twelve year-old Jack Dahlgren to unravel the age-old mystery and save his family from the hatef...

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The Invisible Tower - Otherworld Chronicles #1

This was the kind of book that if you like the Percy Jackson series you will probably like this one. Artie finds that he is different and not just different but extremely special in being King Authur. Artie goes on this journey following cl...

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Sleeping Garden

Remember The Secret Garden when we were kids? This is a very good job updating the tale. One irritating part was no one spoke with any contractions. I have yet to meet a teen that doesn't use contractions constantly. I had the same irritati...

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The Yellow Rose

The Yellow Rose is a nice book that teaches about hard work, that the simple answer may be the best when all else fails, to enjoy what you do, and that hard work may bring unexpected gifts. A wonderful story for all ages, not only for the i...

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Candy Wars - The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King

When James awakens in the middle of the night and catches a glob of goo stealing his tooth-the tooth he'd set out for the tooth fairy-he chases it. The commotion awakens his sister who watches him disappear before her eyes. When she alerts...

4 Stars

Bug Island

When a cruise ship hits an underwater mine and explodes near an island that appeared from no where off the coast of South America, a handful of survivors scurry about on the beach looking for loved ones and other living people. They have so...

4 Stars

Stormy Knight - Prom Queen of the Undead

Stormy Knight is not your normal ordinary 16 year old, she just happens to be a half vampire queen. Stormy tries to live an ordinary life but it is really hard when everyday her powers get stronger. Stormy also finds herself with a crush on...

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Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings

In this tale, no pun intended, our heroine is growing up after the tragedy of losing your mother and having to endure your first period, first crush, first changing into a mermaid all with the help of your father. This is another well told...

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The Graveyard Book

Nobody Owens, or Bod for short, lives in a graveyard. This may seem odd, but other than his living situation, he's totally normal. Bod has been living there ever since his family was murdered. He's now being raised by the ghosts of the grav...

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