Book Review: Spud by Jon van de Ruit

Tweet Young John Milton (aka Spud) lives with his family in South Africa during the days before apartheid ends. He’s landed a scholarship to a prestigious boy’s boarding school and takes up residence in a house with a group of … Continue reading

Book Review: The Truth About My Unbelievable Summer by Davide Cali and Benjamin Chaud

Tweet When a teacher asks a little boy what he did over the summer, he spins an elaborate tale that starts with him finding a treasure map in a bottle at the beach and gets ever more outrageous as he … Continue reading

Book Review: Upside Down Magic: Sticks & Stones by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins

Tweet Nory has trouble controlling her magic. She can transform into a kitten, but she can’t hold the shape, so she ends up with the head of a goat, which makes her a koat. What she has is called upside … Continue reading

Book Review: Camp Rolling Hills by Stacy Davidowitz

Tweet Slimey loves everything about Camp Rolling Hills, and she can’t wait to spend her summer there. Robert, aka, Smelly, is a first timer, and he would surely be at baseball camp if his parents hadn’t made him go to … Continue reading

Book Review: Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg

Tweet The last thing Terpsichore (pronounced terp-sick-oh-ree) Johnson wants to do is move to Alaska, leaving her best friend and life in Wisconsin behind. But it’s the 1930s and times are tough. Her dad lost his job, and he thinks … Continue reading

Book Review: How to Stop Your Grownup From Making Bad Decisions by Judy Balan

Tweet There are so many things twelve-year-old Nina doesn’t understand about grown ups. Like why do they ask you questions if they don’t want honest answers, and if adults can stop kids from doing things, then why can’t kids stop … Continue reading

Book Review: Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World by Georgia Pritchett

Tweet Wilf is a worrier. He is afraid of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of his mouth and wigs and roller skates and elevators and twirly mustaches and many more things. But when evil lunatic Alan moves in … Continue reading

Book Review: The Trouble With Ants by Claudia Mills

Tweet Nora Alpers likes making observations and collecting facts, particularly about the ants in her ant farm. As a budding scientist, she knows that facts can be used to draw logical conclusions. Nora is happy to help her friends take … Continue reading

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