Category Archive: Book Reviews

The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable (Book Review)

Written by Paul R., Age 11, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you are the type of person that likes exciting adventures with funny parts too, then I recommend this book.

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The BFG (Book Review)

Written by April Liu, Age 11, Burnaby, BC, Canada

…will Sophie and the BFG find a way to save the day? Find out if Sophie succeeds by reading this suspenseful, heart-warming, eye-popping book

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Twilight (Book Review)

Written by Clare Thompson, Age 14, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

… the dark secret comes with consequences and before she knows it, Bella is running for her life.

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Dog Breath (Book Review)

Written by Faizan Khalid, Age 10, Edwardsville, Pennsylvania

I recommend this book to the age group of 4 to 6 and to anyone who enjoys rooting for an underdog!

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The Last Polar Bears (Book Review)

Written by Mahnoor Raza, Age 9.5, Skardu, Pakistan

It is extraordinary how the author tells the whole story only through letters.

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Walk Two Moons (Book Review)

Written by Meghna Melkote, Age 11, Moosic, Pennsylvania

This novel will make you love the characters, and develop affection for them.

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Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret (Book Review)

Written by Rylee Gavlick, Age 10, Kingston, Pennsylvania

Kessler’s books have quite a bit of suspense so they are grabbing and exciting.

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Out of My Mind (Book Review)

Written by Juan Martin Velez, Age 10, Houston, Texas

If you like books about kids overcoming big challenges … throw down other books and follow these three words: read this book.

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Year of the Rat (Book Review)

Written by Harry Varonides, Age 10, Forty Fort, Pennsylvania

I can relate to this book because my family also came from a different country and my parents have told me similar stories.

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Book Review)

Written by Camden Putnal, Age 11, Somerset, New Jersey

I would tell most people who like Bruce Colville stories to read this book.

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Julie Tells Her Story (Book Review)

Written by Julia Lombardo, Age 12, Franklin Park, New Jersey

…right when I put it down I picked it right back up and started reading again.

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Saffy’s Angel (Book Review)

Written by Rebecca Rudner, Age 11, Edison, New Jersey

I liked this story because it was adventurous, yet very calm.

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Book Review: The Sisters Grimm, Book Two: The Unusual Suspects (Book Review)

Written and Illustrated by Clare Thompson, Age 12, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

It is a little creepy in some parts. I think it was a quick read that I really liked.

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Book Review: Number the Stars

Written by Alison Jue, Age 10, Phoenix, Arizona

If you are looking for a good book about history in the 1940s, then Number the Stars is for you!

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The Sisters Grimm, Book One: The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Book Review)

Written and Illustrated by Amber Michelle Reicks, Age 10, Phoenix, Arizona

I really enjoyed reading this fairy tale/ mystery book. It is the first book in a series of four, and I can’t wait to continue reading about the “Grimm Sisters.”

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