We love getting book reviews from young readers! Here are some new titles recommended by some of our younger reviewers. The future of reading is in good hands.
Do you think stealing is an art? Can you imagine going to school to study how to steal instead of how to do math? If you like topsy turvy tales, this is the book for you. Things go completely backwards in the book Pilfer Academy and just maybe everyone will get their things back. But first George and his friend have to learn all kinds of things they never expected and then put it to use. Lasers, spaghetti and the unusual dean of the school are just a few of the highlights! Whirlyblerg!
This book is pretty funny, and very enjoyable. Its about a girl that finds chickens that were left behind by her great Uncle Jim. She soon discovers they aren't your everyday ordinary chickens, and is led on many adventures. I strongly recommend this book.
Lily Wright, Grade 2
I would give this book 4.5 stars. It kept me engaged throughout the whole book. I liked how loyal Greta is to her younger brother, Hans, and how she is willing to do anything for him. All along, she is learning how important friendship and trust is with her new half-horse half-human hybrid friend, Dalen. I also liked how the author, MarcyKate Connolly, included a child-eating witch in a walking chicken house in this one-of-a-kind, amazing, fantasy story!
Sophie’s parents own a bookstore with a hidden shop underneath where they collect and sell bottled dreams. One day, Sophie secretly drinks a dream and figures out that she can make dreams become real. From the drink, she ends up with a pet monster with six tentacles who can talk. She decides to call him Monster. But then her parents and all the dreams in the shop disappear. Sophie, Monster, and a few other friends try to figure out who took them, and it leads to some really spooky adventures.
This book was even better than Harry Potter (even though I’m obsessed with Harry)! I recommend it to people who are into magic and like adventures and scary stories.
Amanda Selin, Age 9
Freya is a Valkyrie. Valkyrie’s are soul collectors, and Freya secretly leaves Valhalla (the place where Valkyries live) on a mission to save a family from harm. While she is trying to find the family, she becomes friends with a boy named Archie. But Orien (ruler of Valhalla) soon finds out that Freya went into the human world, and he is bubbling with anger! When Orien sends out dark searchers, it is up to Freya and Archie to escape!
I LOVED this book! I stayed up all night and read it (secretly) when I wasn’t supposed to. The characters were really good, and the story was very creative.
Lauren Selin, age 9
I loved Little Cat's Luck by Marion Dane Bauer so much that I read the whole book the day I got it. It's sort of written in poetry form and sometimes you can't read it left to right or top to bottom. Little Cat's Luck is about Patches, a cat who has never gone outside her house until one day she chases a golden leaf outside the front window and busts out the window screen (the glass part was open) chasing the golden leaf, but Patches did not know the adventure that awaited her to find a special place just for her, and nobody else. I think everybody should read this book. DO NOT MISS!!!!!
Reviewed by Svea Bengtsson