“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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]