The Magic Thief: Found By Sarah Prineas

The Magic Thief: Found Sarah Prineas HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780061375934 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 11) for Reader Views (02/10) “The Magic Thief: Found” by Sarah Prineas was the story of Conn, once a gutter boy and then a wizard’s apprentice.  Now exiled from his city for supposed crimes, it was too dangerous for him [...]

The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2 By Tiffany Turner

The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2 (The Crystal Keeper Chronicles) Tiffany Turner Trafford Publishing (2009) ISBN 9781426921575 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 8) for Reader Views (08/10) “The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2” by Tiffany Turner is an AWESOME book!  This book is about two girls who go into [...]

The Last Guardian and the Reject Bike By Darren Simon

The Last Guardian and the Reject Bike: The Gateway Chronicles Book One Darren Simon iUniverse (2009) ISBN 9781440155857 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (06/10) “The Last Guardian and the Reject Bike” by Darren Simon is the story of thirteen-year-old Chuck who is trying to understand why his dad moved them from [...]

Short Circus By Stephen V. Masse

Short Circus Stephen V. Masse Good Harbor Press (2010) ISBN 9780615320571 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 11) for Reader Views (02/10) “Short Circus” by Stephen V. Masse is the story of twelve-year-old Jem Lockwood and what he and his highly adventurous friends did one year. When Jem’s mother feels like Jem might be having problems [...]

Seekers #4: The Last Wilderness By Erin Hunter

Seekers #4: The Last Wilderness Erin Hunter HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780060871314 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 11) for Reader Views (02/10) “Seekers #4: The Last Wilderness” by Erin Hunter is the story of four bears, Toklo, a grizzly bear; Kallik, a polar bear; Lusa, a black bear; and Ujurak, a shape-shifter whose natural shape is [...]

Scary Spring: Our Polio Fright of 1955 By C. A. Hartnell

Scary Spring: Our Polio Fright of 1955 C. A. Hartnell Bethany Press International (2010) ISBN 9781936119196 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 8) for Reader Views (10/10) “Scary Spring: Our Polio Fright of 1955” by C. A. Hartnell is the retelling of some of the author’s experiences in 1955, especially her memories about people being afraid [...]

Rosetta Stones By Catherine Parra Dix

Rosetta Stones Catherine Parra Dix Central Ave. Press (2009) ISBN 9780979845222 Reviewed by Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson for Reader Views (04/10) “Rosetta Stones” by Catherine Parra Dix is an excellent example of the truly relevant young adult fiction available to the readers nowadays, and it makes me realize how far this genre has come since the days [...]

Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer By Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades

Queen Vernita Meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades Outskirts Press (2010) ISBN 9781432731205 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 9.5) for Reader Views (11/10) This book is about Queen Vernita meeting Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer and Cora the Teacher. Queen Vernita sends all her friends invitations to visit for each month of [...]

Please Explain “Anxiety” to Me! By Laurie Zelinger, PhD, and Jordan Zelinger

Please Explain “Anxiety” to Me! Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents Laurie Zelinger, PhD, and Jordan Zelinger Loving Healing Press (2010) ISBN 9781615990290 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 8) for Reader Views (08/10) “Please Explain ‘Anxiety’ to Me! Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and Parents” by Laurie Zelinger, PhD, and Jordan Zelinger [...]

Penguins (Smithsonian) By Seymour Simon

Penguins (Smithsonian) Seymour Simon HarperCollins (2009) ISBN 9780064462211 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 8.5) for Reader Views (02/10) In this interesting, easy-to-understand book you can learn many facts about penguins and how they live. This book is full of cool penguin photographs. My favorite picture is all the baby penguins huddled together. I think this [...]

One Crazy Summer By Rita Williams-Garcia

One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780060760885 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 9) for Reader Views (05/10) This is a story about three young girls that will make you laugh and cry. Their names are Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern. They live in Brooklyn, New York. Delphine is the oldest followed by Vonetta and [...]

My Sparkling Misfortune By Laura Lond

My Sparkling Misfortune Laura Lond Dream Books (2010) ISBN 9781616580834 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 8) for Reader Views (10/10) “My Sparkling Misfortune” by Laura Lond is a great book. The story is told by the main character, an evil villain named Lord Arkus of the Blackriver Castle. The book opens with an amusing discussion [...]