“Tata’s Earrings” by Desiree Calderon de Fawaz

TATA’S EARRINGS Desiree Calderon de Fawaz Yogi Impressions Books Pvt. Ltd. (2017) ISBN 9789382742609 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views (7/18) “Tata’s Earrings” by Desiree Calderon de Fawaz is a beautiful story of a girl named Maya and her grandmother, Tata. Like many grandmothers, Tata is very special. She can do many things such […]

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“The Christmas Wind” by Stephanie Simpson McLellan

THE CHRISTMAS WIND Stephanie Simpson McLellan Red Deer Press (2017) ISBN 9780889955349 Reviewed by Alyvia Stout (age 10) for Reader Views Kids (05/18) “The Christmas Wind” by Stephanie Simpson McLellan is a heartwarming story of a girl’s desperate journey to save her mother and baby brother on Christmas Eve. Jo is traveling with her sick mother and […]

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Interview with George Chiang, Author of “The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing”

THE RAILROAD ADVENTURES OF CHEN SING George Chiang FriesenPress (2017) ISBN 9781460299401 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (04/17) Interview by Sheri Hoyte (4/18) George Chiang journeyed deep into the mountains in the Pacific Northwest to uncover the long-lost stories of Chen Sing.  George wrote and composed the award-winning musical, Golden Lotus.  Also an […]

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Interview with Geoffrey Cook, Author of “Veronica and the Volcano”

Veronica and the Volcano Geoffrey Cook Violet Moon LLC (2017) ISBN 9780692892008 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (07/17) Interview by Sheri Hoyte (3/18) Geoffrey Cook started telling Veronica and the Volcano stories to pass the time with his daughter Madeline on the twenty-five-minute drive to school every morning. She enjoyed his stories, and so he wrote […]

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“Beyond the Doors” by David Neilsen

BEYOND THE DOORS David Neilsen Crown Books for Young Readers (2017) ISBN 9781101935828 Reviewed by Avery Stout (age 14) for Reader Views (03/18) “Beyond the Doors” by David Neilsen really puts your imagination to the test, with doors that open to people’s memories, and turn into horrible nightmares if you visit the memory too many […]

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