“Wild, Wild Voices” by Amy Lou Miller

WILD, WILD VOICES Amy Lou Miller Second Swan Press (2017) ISBN 9780692836293 Reviewed by Willow Cramer (age 8) for Reader Views (2/18) “Wild, Wild Voices” is a book of poems by Amy Lou Miller.  These poems talk about wild things like wild voices, wild rocks, wild caterpillars, wild butterflies, wild girls, and wild boys.  There was also a [...]

“Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag” by Carole P. Roman

OH SUSANNAH: IT’S IN THE BAG Carole P. Roman CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781543034615 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views (2/18) “Oh Susannah: It’s in the Bag” by Carole P. Roman, it’s a story of a blond, curly-haired, freckled third grader, who is having a bad day. One morning Susannah shuts off her clock and [...]

“Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom” by David Neilsen

DR. FELL AND THE PLAYGROUND OF DOOM David Neilsen Yearling Mystery (2017) ISBN 9781101935811 Reviewed by Autumn Stout (age 12) for Reader Views (02/18) “Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom” by David Neilsen is seriously creepy fun. The children on Hardscrabble Street are in for a spooky surprise when Dr. Fell moves into the abandoned house [...]

“Nickerbacher” by Terry John Barto

NICKERBACHER Terry John Barto TJB Kids 2016 ISBN 9781944878276 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) For Reader Views (2/18) “Nickerbacher” by Terry John Barto is the story of a dragon whose job was to protect the life of the princess, like every dragon. But Nickerbacher was different than all the other dragons around. He was very friendly [...]

“Pirates Attack: A Knookerdoodle Adventure” by Laura Henderson

PIRATES ATTACK: A KNOOKERDOODLE ADVENTURE Laura Henderson 1105 West House (2017) ISBN 9780997617221 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 10) for Reader Views (2/18) “Pirates Attack: A Knookerdoodle Adventure” by Laura Henderson is a great story full of excitement for kids of all ages. It was almost time for the fair that was every Fall in the town [...]

“The Great Sugar War” by Benjamin Ellefson

THE GREAT SUGAR WAR Benjamin Ellefson Beaver’s Pond Press (2016) ISBN 9781592986323 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 13) for Reader Views (1/18) “The Great Sugar War” by Benjamin Ellefson is the story of 12-year-old Otto who got lost at sea and rescued a Colonel named Droww. Otto brought Colonel Droww back to his home in the Kingdom [...]

“Shimji: The Channel Island Vixen” by Christina Steiner

SHIMJI: THE CHANNEL ISLAND VIXEN Christina Steiner Outskirts Press (2017) ISBN 9781478787082 Reviewed by Rose Whitacre (age 7) for Reader Views Kids “Shimji: The Channel Island Vixen” by Christina Steiner is a really fun book. It’s about a Channel Island vixen, which is a female fox from the Channel Islands, off the coast of California. This book [...]

“The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee” by Erin Petti

THE PECULIAR HAUNTING OF THELMA BEE Erin Petti Mighty Media Junior Readers (2016) ISBN 9781938063725 Reviewed by Ciara Stout (age 10) for Reader Views (11/17) “The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee” by Erin Petti is about an 11-year-old girl Thelma Bee and her best friend Alexander, who join up with Riverfish Valley Paranormal Society after a ghost [...]

“Neuron Galaxy” by Jay Leibold

NEURON GALAXY Jay Leibold Morphonix LLC (2016) ISBN 9780692747667 Reviewed by Rose Whitacre (age 7) for Reader Views (11/17) “Neuron Galaxy” by Jay Leibold is a brainy book that was really, really fun to read. The author’s goal was to excite kids about their brains and help them to understand how wonderful their brain is. I think [...]

“The Frog Who Was Blue” by Faiz Kermani

THE FROG WHO WAS BLUE Faiz Kermani Troubador Publishing (2017) ISBN 9781785899959 Reviewed by Willow Cramer (Age 8) for Reader Views Kids (10/17) “The Frog Who Was Blue” by Faiz Kermani is about a frog named Biriwita who is blue.  He goes to Croak College and no one else likes him because they’re all green. The green [...]

“Queen Vernita Journeys on an Old-Fashioned Paddleboat” by Dr. Dawn Menge

QUEEN VERNITA JOURNEYS ON AN OLD-FASHIONED PADDLEBOAT Dr. Dawn Menge Dr. Dawn Menge (2017) ISBN 9780998097800 Reviewed by Willow Cramer (Age 8) for Reader Views Kids (8/17) “Queen Vernita Journeys on an Old-Fashioned Paddleboat” by Dr. Dawn Menge is about Queen Vernita’s adventures to other areas in 365 days on a paddleboat. At each of these places, [...]

“The Portal: The CORT Chronicles Book 1” by David D. Bernstein

THE PORTAL: THE CORT CHRONICLES BOOK 1 David D. Bernstein Outskirts Press (2017) ISBN 9781478783107 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (09/17) “The Portal: The CORT Chronicles Book 1” by David D. Bernstein, is a book about a 13-year-old boy named Zack, who tries to find his 11-year-old brother Andy, who disappeared [...]