“The Adventures of the Rabbits in the Most Magical Place on Earth” by Austin and Tyler Reich

THE ADVENTURES OF THE RABBITS IN THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH Austin Reich and Tyler Reich Momosa Publishing LLC (2017) ISBN 9780997080889 Reviewed by Charlotte Stone (age 9) for Reader Views (8/18) “The Adventures of the Rabbits in the Most Magical Place on Earth” by Austin and Tyler Reich tells the story of animals who live in an [...]

“Smiley: A Journey of Love” by Joanne George

SMILEY: A JOURNEY OF LOVE Joanne George Fitzhenry and Whiteside (2017) ISBN 9781554554126 Reviewed by Scout Stone (age 11) for Readers Views (8/18) “Smiley: A Journey of Love” by Joanne George is a great book for children ages six through ten. They can learn so much from this book. I have learned that even if you aren’t [...]

“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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

“Sienna the Cowgirl Fairy: Trying to Make it Rain” by Alayne Kay Christian

SIENNA THE COWGIRL FAIRY: TRYING TO MAKE IT RAIN Alayne Kay Christian Spork (2017) ISBN 9781946101051 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views (2/18) “Sienna the Cowgirl Fairy: Trying to Make it Rain” by Alayne Kay Christian, is the story of a girl named Sienna who lives in Grayson County, Texas. Her mom is a [...]

“The Light Dweller” by Miguel Lopez de Leon

THE LIGHT DWELLER Miguel Lopez de Leon Galadria Worldwide (2017) ISBN 97806928885832 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (Age 16) for Reader Views (2/18) Imagine an underground world so unique from our current perceptions of science fiction rules, where a dragon ruler uses her wings to swim rather than fly and a whole species of mind reading mushroom-like species [...]

“If You Were Me and Lived in…the Mayan Empire” by Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…THE MAYAN EMPIRE Carole P. Roman CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781535046213 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views (2/18) “If You Were Me and Lived in…the Mayan Empire” by Carole P. Roman will take you back in time to 1800 BC to a Mayan city, imagining you were an indigenous [...]

“If You Were Me and Lived in…the Ancient Mali Empire” by Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…THE ANCIENT MALI EMPIRE Carole P. Roman CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781540337276 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views “If You Were Me and Lived in…the Ancient Mali Empire” by Carole P. Roman, you would be living in the West African continent in the capital city of Niani (Nee-an-ee), which [...]

“Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump” by Carole P. Roman

OH SUSANNAH: THINGS THAT GO BUMP Carole P. Roman Chelshire (2017) ISBN 9781947188136 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views (02/18) “Oh Susannah: Things That Go Bump” by Carole P. Roman, is the second book of her new series. In it you will continue the wonderful adventures of a third grader who encounters serious situations [...]