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Atlantis Lost - Atlantis Saga, #3

“Atlantis Lost” by T.A. Barron provides an imaginative journey that blends fact and myth, with a different look at some familiar figures. It took me a bit of time to get into the story so I think it would be better to read the first two boo...

4 Stars
  • Author: T. A. Barron
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Fantasy, * Young Adult, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: Philomel Books

The Titanic Mission - Flashback Four #2

This is the second book in a fantastic time travel series for older elementary school age children; or middle school children. This book brings historical events to life and lets the reader live in a time that they probably don’t understand...

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The Great Big Boom - Hilo Book 3

“Hilo: The Great Big Boom” by Judd Winick is a fun graphic book for children that is full of creativity and imaginative situations. The friendship between Hilo, D.J., and Gina is beautiful to see, and Hilo’s unexpected attributes and drawba...

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Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong - Hamstersaurus Rex, #2

"Hamstersaurus Rex vs. Squirrel Kong" is just as good if not better than the others in this series. These stories are some of the best children's books my daughter and I have read together. I am so over joyed that she loves them. These book...

5 Stars

Stick Cat: Cats in the City

"Stick Cat" is at it again and this adventure is like no other. It's full of cats and we're in the city! We love how the author draws and tells these stories. Little kids and older kids and well I have to say even adults will have fun with...

5 Stars

The Summer of Bad Ideas

Review by Endy (12 years old) “The Summer of Bad Ideas” is pretty cute and I really thought it was interesting that they were going to Florida. I live there. I think that kids my age should know that some of the ideas in this book can get y...

3 Stars

Apartment 1986

This is Endy, Jessica’s daughter! I enjoy reviewing the middle grade books. This book has a lot of really sad things! I really liked how Callie kept going always trying to see the good things around her. I try to do the same thing. This is...

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Chester and Gus

This was one of the best children's books I've read in awhile. Chester longs to be a service dog but he failed his service dog training due to his fear of loud noises. He ends up getting adopted by a family with an autistic son, Gus. Cheste...

5 Stars

No Fear! - King of the Bench, #1

At first, this book moved way to slow for my liking. So I put it down and came back to it with my daughter. We decided to read it together and I’m glad we did. This book had us laughing at moments and had us pulled in pretty quickly. I thin...

4 Stars

Hello, Universe

“Hello, Universe” is a great book. It’s sweet and about friendship. I really liked this one and I don't like many middle grade stories anymore. “Hello, Universe” is a great book and should be added to the school library shelves. It’s about...

5 Stars

The Initiation - Lock and Key, #1

“Lock and Key: The Initiation” is an enjoyable read from the beginning till the end. Readers will be drawn into the story with the very interesting take on Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes. The story is told from Moria Moriarty's POV. We get to...

4 Stars

More Than Magic

Ryder Holmsby was the inspiration for a cartoon character, Rory, created by her mom and dad. Unfortunately, her mom passed away two years ago. Ryder and her dad have been adjusting to life without her. Ryder’s dad suddenly starts acting dif...

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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

Fablehaven Book of Imagination

This book isn't just for Fablehaven fans nor for children. Anyone can have fun coloring, solving the riddles and so much more. It's an entertaining adventure. You can spend hours in the magical pages of this book. If you like recipes, there...

4 Stars

Foxheart

Personally I had a hard time with this book. I so wanted to love “Foxheart” as I've heard great things about this book and author. However, this wasn't the case for me. While the story and concept were great, I felt a bit confused early on...

3 Stars

Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby

In the final installment of the Nightmares! series you are introduced to new characters, get to learn more about some old characters and get some closure on Charlie and his family. This was just as highly enjoyable as the first book and I d...

4 Stars

The Changer's Key - A Riddle in Ruby, #2

Hi this is Endy here! I was so happy when I found out this book was on its way! I dived into it as soon as it came and I finished it in two days. “The Changer's Key” is even better than the first Riddle in Ruby title. This second book picke...

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Hamstersaurus Rex - Hamstersaurus Rex, #1

Awesome Annie and Jessica here for another kids books review. We have been reading “Hamstersaurus Rex” for a few days and are so in love!!! Between the pages of this book is such a cute story about a hamster on the loose. Even though this b...

5 Stars

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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Eleven and Holding

“eleven and holding” by Mary Penney is a wonderfully deceptive story that starts with a simple premise and slowly becomes increasingly more poignant and emotional. I love the way the author invested me with Macy’s perspective and the reason...

5 Stars
  • Author: Mary Penney
  • Review by: ELF
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

Song of the Deep

This was a creative story about a young girl who grows up hearing her father's tales about the ocean. He's a fisherman and when one day he doesn't come home, Merryn builds a submarine and goes in search of him. Along the way she encounters...

4 Stars

Argos - The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog

I absolutely loved this book. I will admit at first it was strange reading from a dogs POV, but once I started getting further into the book the more and more I enjoyed it. I actually found myself looking up some of the gods online to see w...

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Five Times Revenge

Adam and Perk are tired of their middle school principal and his son Hill who is a bully. The last straw is when Hill locks Perk's developmentally disabled brother in a supply closet and leaves him there scared and crying. Adam and Perk dec...

4 Stars

Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket - Ivy Pocket, #2

Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket, by Caleb Krisp, is wonderful. It is the perfect complement to the first Ivy Pocket book. She is such a delightful character who I love to read about. Her adventures are hilarious and her sense of humor is great. He...

5 Stars

License to Thrill - The Genius Files #5

I am a fan of this author and his other series "My Weirder School". He has a way with words that captures a child's attention and keeps them hooked from page to page. They plot is fun and mysterious, yet educational. I LOVED this book. My n...

5 Stars

Spy to the Rescue - Bridget Wilder, #2

This was even better than book one. There is more action, more at stake, and more people that know Bridget's secret. I also enjoyed that the geek had such a big role in this book. That brings me to the gadgets. They were my favorite part of...

5 Stars

Spy-in-Training - Bridget Wilder, #1

This is a great story and series for young girls. I liked the way the author described what was going on. I could see the granola flakes in her hair. There is also common school issues in the book for readers to relate to, like popularity a...

4 Stars

The Fog Diver - Fog Diver, #1

My twelve year old, Endy, read this book and this is what she says. I have been a fan of Terminator forever, thanks to my mom and dad. This book is a lot like that series. The world is covered in fog and these nanobyte things that were set...

5 Stars

The Lost Compass - Fog Diver, #2

My twelve year old daughter took over the review for this book :). It’s me again! Endy! I reviewed the first book in the Fog Diver series for my mom and now I’m reviewing book two, “The Lost Compass”. I picked this book up right after finis...

5 Stars

The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge - The Ghost Whisperer Series Book 2

"The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge" by Linda Covella is a young adult story that continues the ‘Ghost Whisperer’ series which centers around Kayanne (Pepper) Connelly’s experiences at the aforementioned lodge. The thirteen-year-old not only...

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Return to the Isle of the Lost - The Descendants, #2

“Return to the Isle of the Lost” was such a great surprise. So many book two’s have issues, but I'm glad to say this one didn't. This at heart is an adventure book. The kids sneak out to return to the isle of the lost after getting letters...

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Willie & Me - Baseball Card Adventures

“Willie & Me” by Dan Gutman is a fun imaginative children’s story that presents a lot of baseball history and lore in a fun fashion. The great breezy style that gives a young boy’s perspective on both baseball and life is combined with the...

4 Stars

Cryptogram Chaos - A Virtual Reality Adventure

"Cryptogram Chaos: A Virtual Reality Adventure" by Linda Covella is a middle grade contemporary adventure and fantasy story that features a trio of ninth graders who learn to see beyond the cliques that have formed and work together. Cody R...

5 Stars

Almost a Winner - Teddy Mars, #2

This is the second book about Teddy and his love of world records. As with the first book, this book has world records scattered throughout the book giving you interesting bits of information. And, though, the first book is referenced, you...

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The Hidden Oracle - The Trials of Apollo, #1

Alright, so I should have known that this was another spin off. Ya - shoot me. This is the first book in The Trials of Apollo series, but it doesn’t stand alone. So luckily my 11 year old had already read the other books by Rick Riordan and...

5 Stars

Almost a World Record Breaker - Teddy Mars, #1

What a fun children’s book. The characters are all very different and unique. Each brings something special to this story from the main character, Teddy, who wants nothing more than to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records to his...

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Johnny Hangtime

Dan Gutman, what a great author! He has come up with great ideas for children that do not like typical children's books. My niece and I have read some of his books and we love them a lot. I saw “Johnny Hangtime” and thought it would be grea...

4 Stars

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties

Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties is just adorable on over load!! You think you love Stick Dog? Well he needs to move over and make way for Stick Cat!! My daughter and I really hope this author makes more stick animal stories because these t...

5 Stars

The Pages Between Us - Pages Between Us, #1

The Pages Between Us is filled with a really fun idea and concept of sharing based on artsy type of things like blogging and writing letters. I would have loved having someone to share with like this. I thought that it was a fun way to get...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Lindsey Leavitt, Robin Mellom
  • Review by: Deal Sharing Aunt
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Kids: Children's, Kids: Middle Grade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

All Together Now - Picture Perfect #5

There are so many books today for kids that include electronics. I was really happy that this book was about a family vacation and the main problem was that the family was spending too much time together. I come from a large Italian family...

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Rise of the Ragged Clover - The Luck Uglies #3

This is the third and final book in the Luck Uglies series. In this action packed story, Rye's is headed back to the village of Drowning to try and rescue her father. The town is filled with Bog Noblins and people are afraid to venture out...

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Cici Reno: MiddleSchoolMatchmaker - Yoga Girls

Cici is the one with all the answers! When her friends have issues it’s her they go to. So when her friend Aggie comes back from a trip with two new friend’s boys won't leave her alone. So it’s Cici to the rescue. In this short very cute st...

5 Stars

World Zombination - The Zombie Chasers #7

Can 6 kids and a dog save the world? In this final installment of the 'Zombie Chasers' series, the group is sent off to Madagascar to find an important item to help scientists create a cure for the zombie virus. More things are needed and t...

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Amelia Bedelia on the Job - Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book #9

Amelia Bedelia’s class is learning about jobs in this funny book about a girl who looks at life a bit differently than anyone else. Amelia Bedelia is sure her father is a coach as he uses words like slam dunk and slides. And a friend is sur...

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Forest of Wonders - Wing & Claw, #1

This book is for children 8 to 12 so I expected a fairly simple story which is not what I got at all. Instead, I found a story that is very complex with multiple characters and inventive locations. I quickly found myself unable to put this...

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The Lincoln Project - Flashback Four #1

This is the first book in a new time travel series for older elementary school/middle school children. In incorporates futuristic technologies with current ones to allow restrictive time travel. Those traveling aren’t adults but young teens...

4 Stars

The Promise - Seven Wonders Journals

My daughter who is eleven is a diehard fan of this series. She devoured this as soon as she got home. She said that she loves how these journals are released right before the next book comes out. It helps to refresh her mind on what happene...

5 Stars

The Legend of the Rift - Seven Wonders, #5

This review is from my eleven year old as she loves this series. ----- ADDICTED!! I’M ADDICTED, I NEED MORE!! The ending to this one was so amazing and surprising. I so didn’t see it coming. I really was hoping that someone messed up since...

5 Stars

Well of Witches - The Thickety, #3

This is the third but not final book in The Thickety series. It’s amazing! This book is just over 500 pages and well it was really good. If you loved the other books you will die hard love this one. For me it was the best in the series so f...

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20,000 Nerds Under the Sea - The Nerdy Dozen #3

Another really enjoyable book in the Nerdy Dozen series. In this installment Neil and his group of video game playing friends are off on another adventure. They have gotten together at the Reboot Robiski's video-game convention to try out a...

4 Stars

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