Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s ApprenticeJim Henry and Jimmy PattersonIllustrated by: Marjorie van HeerdenWilly Nilly Stories LLC (2019)ISBN 9781939368232Reviewed by Alyvia (age 11) for Reader Views Kids (8/19) “Tales from Hoop ’n’ Holler: The Wizard’s Apprentice” is the first book in a new series by Jim Henry and Jimmy Patterson. In the beginning [...]
This is the story of a little girl named Amanda who is at school in first grade. Amanda likes to play with her friends outside at recess, they like to pretend like they are horses. One day at recess, Amanda rolls down a hill and hits her head on a rock.
Animal SkinsMary HollandArbordale Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781643513393Reviewed by Lydia (age 6) for Reader Views Kids (03/20) “Animal Skins” by Mary Holland is about lots of animals and how their skin protects them or does something for them. Animals in this book include the butterfly/moth, cicada, porcupine, skunk, fawn, bird, frog, salamander, toad, snake, and turtle. For [...]
I love fantasy stories, so I was excited to read, “Dangerous Doorways are for Elfling Princes” by H.M. Forrest. The book is a collection of stories about elves and is divided into three parts, each part with stories about something specific of the elf world.
I was pleasantly surprised how the author turned an affliction into a super hero power. “Episode,” by Tracey Morait gives the reader a glimpse at what it means to have epilepsy, but instead of writing the story about how hard this can be for someone’s day-to-day life, the author creates this world where it is a gift and not a curse.
“Below the Moon”, the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination. However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, “Above the Star” to truly appreciate the story.
Michael J. Bowler’s “I Know When You’re Going To Die” follows sixteen-year-old Leonardo Cantrell. One night, while volunteering at a local homeless shelter, Leo has a mysterious encounter with one of the shelter’s residents that will change his life forever.
“Daniel: Picking Up the Pieces” by Peter Pactor is a historical fiction novel set in 1929 after the Great Stock Market Crash, entering into the Great Depression.
“Aline and the Blue Bottle” by Carolina Ugaz-Morán is a wonderful magical story of a girl named Aline who just wants to be like everyone else, normal. In an instant her life changes and she finds out her past is anything but normal.
“What I Tell Myself First” by Michael A. Brown is a much-needed tool for educators and parents trying to promote the development of self-esteem in their students and children.
“Britfield and The Lost Crown” is the first book in the Britfield Series by C.R. Stewart. I literally just finished the book and was so excited about it, I had to write my review right away. The story was everything the cover promised. I felt like I was in a kid’s version of Mission Impossible. I was on the edge of my seat with narrow escapes, daring plans and unexpected adversaries.
Interview with Author - Maria L. Ray about her new book, "From God to Us"