“Veronica and the Volcano” by Geoffrey Cook

VERONICA AND THE VOLCANO Geoffrey Cook Violet Moon LLC (2017) ISBN 9780692892008 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (07/17) In “Veronica and the Volcano” by Geoffrey Cook, you will enjoy a handful of experiences that will blow your imagination as you go through their journey to “Mount Mystery.” Veronica is a normal ten-year-old girl [...]

“The Seasons of a Giant” by Pamela Hartley

THE SEASONS OF A GIANT Pamela Hartley CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781542385831 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (7/17) “The Seasons of a Giant” by Pamela Hartley is a book about 13-year-old Izzy, who chased a Giant she thought was eating her family’s cows. She followed him into the siloport and was teleported into the [...]

“Sammy and The Headless Horseman” by Rona Arato

SAMMY AND THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN Rona Arato Fitzhenry & Whiteside ISBN 9781554552696 Reviewed by Jordan Willis (age 16) for Reader Reviews (6/17) “Sammy and the Headless Horseman” by Rona Arato is a youth book about an eleven-year-old boy from Poland named Sammy, and his adventures at the Pine Grove hotel in the Catskill Mountains of [...]

“Rogue Wolf” by Robin Mason

ROGUE WOLF Robin Mason Tricklewood Press (2017) ISBN 9780994837165 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 15) for Reader Views (05/17) “Rogue Wolf” by Robin Mason is a book about seventh-grader Jackson and his friend Sarah. All is well in the magical glen that grants Jackson and Sarah the ability to speak with animals, until a pack [...]

“Stories of the Aurora” by Joan Marie Galat

STORIES OF THE AURORA Joan Marie Galat Whitecap Books Ltd. (2016) ISBN 9781770502109 Reviewed by Willow Cramer (age 7) for Reader Views Kids (5/17) “Stories of the Aurora” by Joan Marie Galat explains what an aurora is, the science of the aurora, and then lots of stories about legends from around the world about auroras. [...]

Interview with Pat Frayne, Author of “Topaz and the Green Fairies”

TOPAZ AND THE GREEN FAIRIES Pat Frayne CreateSpace (2015) ISBN 9781518621154 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (age 15) for Reader Views (2/17) Award-winning children's author Pat Frayne is the creator of Topaz the Conjure Cat books. These fast-paced adventure fantasies about Topaz, a large cat descended from a breed endowed with unique magical abilities, will thrill [...]

“The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing” by George Chiang

THE RAILROAD ADVENTURES OF CHEN SING George Chiang FriesenPress (2017) ISBN 9781460299401 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (04/17) “The Railroad Adventures of Chen Sing” by George Chiang, is a story of a boy named Chen Sing who lived in a farming village in China. He had lost both parents and now [...]

“If You Were Me and Lived in…Poland” by Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…POLAND Carole P. Roman Create Space (2016) ISBN 9781537045108 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (Age 9) for reader Views (02/17) “If You Were Me And Lived in…Poland” by Carole P. Roman was a lot of fun to read. I learned that one of my favorite things to eat, Pierogi, is [...]

“If You Were Me and Lived in…Viking Europe” by Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…VIKING EUROPE Carole P. Roman CreateSpace (2015) ISBN 9781532875304 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (Age 9) for Reader Views (02/17) “If You Were Me and Lived in…Viking Europe” by Carole P. Roman is another book by my favorite series and author! On this one, I learned about the Vikings who [...]

“Topaz and The Green Fairies” by Pat Frayne

TOPAZ AND THE GREEN FAIRIES Pat Frayne CreateSpace (2015) ISBN 9781518621154 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (age 15) for Reader Views (2/17) “Topaz and The Green Fairies” by Pat Frayne takes place in a magical world of green fairies, lovable animals, and a strong King Conjure Cat ruling over the desired land Knownotten. Bozel, a young [...]

“If You Were Me and Lived in…Renaissance Italy” by Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…RENAISSANCE ITALY Carole P. Roman CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781523234271 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17) “If You Were Me and Lived in… Renaissance Italy” by Carole P. Roman will take you back five hundred years ago, to Tuscany (Tus-ca-nee) outside of Florence, governed by the [...]

“If You Were Me and Lived in…Italy” by Carole P. Roman

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN…ITALY Carole P. Roman CreateSpace (2015) ISBN 9781519241412 Reviewed by Paola Belloso (age 9) for Reader Views (01/17) “If You Were Me and Lived in… Italy” by Carole P. Roman, is about a country located in the southern part of Europe, also called lo Stivale (lo stee-val-e) or “the [...]