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Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

This book takes reading a comic book to a much higher level. It’s creative and imaginative with characters. Talking pigs and elves help in the battle between two mad scientists battling between good and evil. The illustrations are outstandi...

4 Stars
  • Author: DanTDM
  • Review by: Terri
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade, Debut Title, * Fantasy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Thornghost

“Thornghost” was a fun, imaginative and amazing story. It pulls you in and takes you through a world seen through a young boy's eyes and unfolds a fantasy type world full of trolls, nightmares and talking animals. It reminded me a bit of Th...

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The Box and the Dragonfly - The Keepers #1

This is another book that is great for boys and girls. In this series starter we follow along while our MC Horace (love the name btw). He sees a sign for the bus and well everything changes for him in that moment. This is a very fast paced...

5 Stars

The Harp and the Ravenvine - The Keepers #2

So shortly after finishing this book I found my 11 year old was online looking up books from this author. She was thrilled to find out that I already had book two in this series. I haven't seen her this happy about a book in a while. So off...

5 Stars

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

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

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

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 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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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

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

Star Wars Episodes I-VI: The Skywalker Saga Poster-A-Page

This book was a big hit at my house. Having two boys this caught my eye and I was not disappointed. It covers events in episodes I-IV. Each page is full color and tells highlights of the stories over the years. There are 9 larger, pull out...

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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 Copernicus Legacy - The Serpent's Curse, #2

I love this book! I started The Copernicus Legacy as soon as I finished book one. It was 1am in the morning, but I had to go continue the series. I devoured both the first and second books. I can hardly wait to get the next one. The Coperni...

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

DreamWorks' Dragons - Riders of Berk - Dragon Down

“DreamWorks Dragons, Riders of Berk: Dragon Down” by Simon Furman et al. is a very cute comic book featuring the characters from the animated movie, “How to Train Your Dragon”. It includes an introduction of the various characters and their...

4 Stars

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

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

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...

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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

The GHOST Group Book One

I thought this was a fun paranormal children’s story that I think kids would really enjoy reading out loud or having it read to them. We are taken on a ghostly adventure with the GHOST Group that consists of five 11-year-olds named Jesse, J...

4 Stars

The Lying Carpet

No doubt you have heard the expression “lie like a rug” but this book gives an entirely new meaning to the old cliché. This graphic short story opens in the room of a gloomy mansion where the statue of a young girl shares the space with a l...

5 Stars

Ancient Ruins At The Depths Of The Bermuda Triangle - Portal Keys, #2

Ms. Joines has outdone herself with this sequel to her Portal Key Quest series. I enjoyed seeing Lauren and her family go on another exciting adventure and this time it even included her twin sister, Lainey, who was recently rescued by her...

5 Stars

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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The Inquisitor's Apprentice

Sacha Kessler is basically an ordinary Jewish boy, in a typical Jewish immigrant family, growing up in an extraordinary turn of the century New York, where magic is practiced by every housewife and baker, for every potential need. Sacha doe...

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The Hidden Chamber Beneath the Great Sphinx - Portal Keys, #1

Fourteen-year-old Lauren Wilkins is constantly wishing her life would be different. She's been living with a foster family for the past year and they really aren't taking care of her as best they could. All Lauren hopes is that one day her...

5 Stars

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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