48 posts tagged Reviews

Review: Middleworld

Middleworld by Jon Voelkel This book is a spot-on middle-grade story that does a fantastic job incorporating action, adventure, and mythology. I could definitely read it again and get even more out of it.Middleworld follows the life of Max Murphy, a typical fourteen-year-old who would rather be in front of his electronics all day than have to squint in the sunlight. But his ideal sit-on-the-couch life is made difficult by the fact that his parents are archaeologists and do nothing but go on ...

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Review: The Moon Coin

The Moon Coin by Richard Due My rating: 4 of 5 stars I give 4 stars to books I enjoyed while reading and would probably read again. I think The Moon Coin has enough flavor and depth that I can read it again and get more out of it.For a feel of the beginning of The Moon Coin, picture what might come into being if you took C.S. Lewis and Dr. Seuss and locked them in a room until they wrote a book together. Got that? And then Dr. Seuss gets kicked out and the whole thing takes a rather J.R.R. ...

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Review: The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis by Sharon Ledwith My rating: 3 of 5 stars I give three stars to books I enjoyed while reading but think I got everything from them in the first read. A 3-1/2 star rating would be more accurate for me on this book.The Arch of Atlantis is targeted at 12–14 year old readers and follows eighth-grader Amanda Sault and her schoolmates from a disastrous school food fight (and fighting with each other) to an abrupt time-travel mission where they have to ...

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Reviewed by Kids Comic #3

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Tony Title: A Light in the Attic Author: Shel Silverstein Rating: 5 stars This book is a book of poems. I have always liked three that I am going to tell you about. The name of my first poem is “The Sitter”. I like how it says she ...

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Reviewed by Kids Fantasy #8

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer:  Hunter Title:  The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher Author: Beatrix Potter Rating: 2 stars I like the book The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. At fist fishing was slow, but then the bobber water underwater and then he set the hook. He caught ...

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Reviewed by Kids Realistic Fiction #7

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Tyler Title: Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl Author: Barbara Parks Rating: 5 stars I read Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl. It’s Junie B’s birthday. Junie B. got presents. She turned six years old. Junie B. went back to ...

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Review: The Savage Fortress

The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda My rating: 3 of 5 stars The book wasn't quite what I was expecting from reading the back cover, but I think 3 stars sums it up: it was a fine one-timer, but I probably won't read it again.The Savage Fortress is an action book about 13-year-old Ash Mistry and his 10-year-old sister Lucky, who are on a holiday with their aunt and uncle in India. The kids are used to a life of plenty in their regular home in London, and Ash is quickly getting tired of the dust ...

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The Lowdown on Book Reviews

Book reviews. Authors crave them, readers refer to them, magazines flaunt them. They’re necessary. And that’s that. Right? I guess not! Turns out that’s NOT all there is to it. Have you ever read a book that got great professional reviews but you hated it? Ever had friends tell you that a certain book is terrible, only when you ignore them and secretly check it out, you find out that you really enjoy it? How can this be? Are reviews not all they’re cracked up to be? review: (v.) to ...

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Reviewed by Kids Non Fiction #1

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Coco Title:  After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival Author:  Robin Gaby Fisher Rating:  5 stars This is a really good book. It is the story of the pain, accomplishments, and baby steps of recovery of burns. There are ...

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Reviewed by Kids Fantasy #7

Rating Guide 5 stars - You have to read this!           4 stars - You should read this! 3 stars - You might like this.        2 stars - You probably won't like this. 1 star - This will make you want to bang your head on a wall! Reviewer: Rhys Title: Bearwalker Author: Joseph Bruchac Rating: 2 stars Bearwalker is a book about this Indian man that changes into a bear and hunts people. A kid named Baron is going on a field trip with his class to a little camp back in the ...

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