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Kids' Book Reviews

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The Case of the Snowman

A Jigsaw Jones Mystery: The Case of the Christmas Snowman by James Preller

reviewed by Lauren, age 8

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This book is about Jigsaw and his mystery to retrieve a valuable nickel and give it back to Lucy Hiller. He happened to have a talent show in his class. The day of the talent show Jigsaw found the valuable nickel. So for his talent he made Lucy Hiller jump and scream like crazy. I like this book because mystery books are my favourite type of books and it kind of surprises you because you might think they found the answer to the mystery, but they really didn't. You'll usually find out why they do that in the end.

No Talking

No Talking by Andrew Clements

reviewed by Max, age 10

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This book is about a bet Dave and Lynsey made together. Dave thinks girls talk more than boys, but Lynsey believes the opposite. So they made a deal: Two whole days of no talking, boys against girls. Only three words every few seconds. I like this book because I thought it was interesting how kids thought of the idea of this contest of not talking. I thought the teachers will enjoy the silents, but to my surprise, they didn't. I also liked this story because I think it was funny Dave managed to get the teachers to join this contest in the end.

Fairy Dust

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg by Gail Carson Levine

reviewed by Jadine, age 8

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This book is about a fairy named Prilla who was the only one in Pixie Hollow that didn't know her talent. But she helped save NeverLand and Mother Dove and her egg. I like this book because Prilla was brave. Queen Clarion chose her as one of the questers to save Mother Dove's egg when it cracked during the thunderstorm. Rani sacrificed her wings to get a mermaid comb. In the end, they convinced the dragon Kyoto to fix Mother Dove's egg. But he spoiled it, and Prilla got children to clap for Mother Dove, and the egg was fixed and Prilla found her talent.

Into the Woods

How I Survived Middle School: Into the Woods by Nancy Krulik

reviewed by Joanne, age 10

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This book is about how a girl named Jenny goes on a field trip of Science Camp. She is really excited at first but when she has to share a bunk with the "Pops" her trip might not turn out so good after all. I like this book because it teaches you a lesson of how you are supposed to stand up for yourself when you are bullied. This book also showed me how camping can be so fun! It is also very adventurous to read and exciting. This is because in every book of this series it always turns out to be a fight and disaster with the Pops.

Greek and Roman Mythology

Greek and Roman Mythology Vol. 3 by Cirro Oh

reviewed by Angela, age 10

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This book is about Greek and Roman mythology. There are many interesting myths like: Love and Soul, Dionysus, God of Wine, Bausis and Philemon, Athena and Arachne, and King Midas. The myths tell us how the river Pactolus was rich in gold or teach us lessons. I like this boko because when I started reading it, I knew it was a book I couldn't put down, even though I've read it about ten times. My favourite myth was King Midas because once when the god Apollo got mad at him and Apollo pulled King Midas's ears. King Midas's ears grew to be as long as a donkey's ears. While I was reading this book, it seems as if the book brought the Green and Roman gods to life.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

reviewed by Mitch, age 9

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This book is about a kid who tries to survive middle school and not to get pummeled by older kids who are already shaving. There is a sequel called "Rodrick Rules." I like this book because it has a sense of humor and silly narration. What I think would be better is to make it less fast paced and make it more realistic. It would be really hard to picture some of the events in the book happening in real life. Maybe this is why it is so funny.

Horror at Camp Jellyjam

Goosebumps: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by R.L. Stine

reviewed by Eugene, age 11

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This book is about taking a ride in a trailer up the mountains, suddenly unhitching and crashing into Camp Jellyjam. Wendy noticed that the campers and counselers kept on repeating "Only the Best." After the Winner's Walk Parade the winners disappear. I like this book because it talks about how winning isn't everything. I also like this book because it relates to me being lost in the Sunshine Coast on an Echo.

Double Trouble

Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Double Trouble by Franklin W. Dixon

reviewed by John-Paul, age 11

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This book is about Frank and Joe Hardy who are part of the A.T.A.C. (American Teens Against Crime). Their mission in this book is to find out if teen superstar Justin Carraway is in danger, due to threatening letters. They must identify the stalker and protect Justin. I like and do not like this book because, like all Hardy Boys books, it has suspense filled events, thrilling action, and anticipating cliff-hangers. I especially liked this book because the answer to the movie didn't come out easily compared to other books. What I didn't like about the book was how it ended like it was unfinished. They do it to a lot of books but this story needed more suspense in the end.


Superfudge by Judy Blume

reviewed by Michael, age 10

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This book is about a boy named Farley Drexle Hatcher A.K.A. Fudge. His older brother, Peter Hatcher, thinks Fudge is a chaos creator (a big pain). Soon Peter reveals a new set of problems: (1) he is moving to New Jersey for a whole year and (2) his mother is pregnant. What if the baby is another copy of fudge?!? (Gasp!) I like this book because it was really fun to hear about how this boy survives living with two crazy siblings and to move for a whole year. I erased the half of the star because the story has bad examples and mean characters. I think Judy Blume should change the characters' attitude and their language such as "Shut up, stupid dog."

Up, Up, Up!

Up, Up, Up! It's Apple-Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro

reviewed by Angus, age 6

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This book is about picking apples and smelling it is fresh. I like this book because it tells you how to make baked apples.

Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut

Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut by Paul Feig

reviewed by David, age 11

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This book is about Iggy MacFarland, a mistreated boy who dreams of living on another planet with alien friends. But when an explosive rocket experiment takes a wrong turn, Iggy finds his dream is coming true, in a bad way. I like this book because this book was amazing and was written by a genius (compliments to Mr. Feig). This book is excellent in a different variety of genres. Sci-fi, fantasy, comedy. It also has an original version of fighting. It's rich in characters but not those badly developed characters in some books. I'm already waiting for the sequel!

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Anne Mazer

reviewed by Jashanpreet, age 10

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This book is about Abby losing her best friend for three months. Abby's best friend Jessica has to leave Abby for 3 months to visit her father and her step-mother & step-sisters. Abby has to try living without Jessica but she still has Natalie. I like this book because lots of my friends had to leave and some had to move, so reading this book helped me a lot. It reminded me that I have other friends too, to keep me company. Now I have fun with my other friends and send her mail. I also liked this book because I really liked all the parts in this book. I loved this book. My rating of out 10 would be 10.


Puppy Place: Patches by Ellen Miles

reviewed by Asmaa, age 10

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This book is about a little puppy named Patches. His owners aren't giving him everything a puppy needs. Sam and his friend are quick to notice. They spy and do whatever it took to give the pup what it needed and that included a new owner. I like this book because it lets you see what's happening in the story from the dog's eye view. The story itself was great. The part at the ened when they find an owner for him was such a relief. All in all it was a great book and animal lovers would enjoy as much as I did.


Gandhi by Demi

reviewed by Jasmeen, age 12

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This book is about Gandhi and all his adventures through his life, starting from birth to death. This amazing book tells young children all the wonderful and powerful things Gandhi did. There are many wonderful life lessons to learn from this book. I like this book because the author, Demi, has included many wonderful and fine details, which creates a vivid picture in your head and it seems like you are actually present at that time. This book is so powerful because when I read this book, I thought about all the times when I see children being made fun of, but maybe those same children that were made fun of will have a wonderful job when they grow up.

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