Book Reviews

“CeeGee’s Gift” by Joy H. Selak

CeeGee has a gift, she can see things before they happen. She feels as if this gift is a curse, one that she has no control over. Until she meets Mr. Tindale who she confides her “knowings” to. Together they try and use her gift to help people better their lives, no matter how hopeless they seem.

“Poetic Science of Water” by A.C. Lemonwood

“Poetic Science of Water” by A.C. Lemonwood is a children’s book all about water. The book teaches the reader things about water that has to do with biology, earth science, chemistry, and environmental science.

“Two Dark Moons” by Avi Silver

Imagine being stuck in a world rigid in rituals – a place where being different means you’re an outcast and individuality is discouraged. That’s what life is like for Sohmeng Par.

“From God to Us” by Maria L. Ray

: “From God to Us” has a wonderful message for people of all ages to learn and/or be reminded of. I loved how the message empowers people to realize their uniqueness and how, because of this, we truly are special because our actions and contributions are up to us since there is no other us around to do it.

“The Orangutan Rescue Gang” by Joyce Major The Orangutan Rescue GangJoyce MajorAlegro Publishing (2019)ISBN 9780578438313Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) "The Orangutan Rescue Gang" is a story about Jaylynn, an eleven-year-old girl who moves to Sumatra with her father. She misses her friends and soccer and all the fun things she used to do as a normal [...]

“Oak Street Treehouse: The Day They Messaged God” by Dick Daniels

Oak Street Treehouse: The Day They Messaged GodDick DanielsIndependently Published (2018-2019)ISBN 9780578449500Reviewed by Lydia (age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “Oak Street Treehouse: The Day They Messaged God” by Dick Daniels is the story of a bunch of kids and how they get to talk to God on their tablet. The Oak Street Treehouse [...]

“Rowdy Randy” by Casey Day Rislov

Rowdy RandyCasey Day RislovCasey Rislov Books (2019)ISBN 9780578429458Reviewed by Lydia (age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “Rowdy Randy” by Casey Day Rislov is the story about a horsefly named “Rowdy Randy” who likes to annoy other animals in the wild west. The story starts with Randy flying around, looking for an animal to bother. [...]

“David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon David’s ADHDSherrill S. CannonStrategic Book Publishing and Rights Co. (2019)ISBN 9781950860432Reviewed by Lydia (Age 5) for Reader Views Kids (1/2020) “David’s ADHD” by Sherrill S. Cannon is about a little boy named David who has trouble focusing and paying attention at school. The beginning of the book describes what David does or doesn’t do [...]

8 Days in DUMBO by Margaret J. McMaster 8 Days in DUMBOMargaret J. McMasterMansbridge Dunn Publishers (2019)ISBN 9781999114404Reviewed by Maddie (age 12) for Reader Views Kids (12/19) “8 Days in DUMBO” by Margaret J. McMaster is a story about a girl named Phoebe and a mystery that takes place in DUMBO.  When I saw the title I was curious about what DUMBO [...]