“Wishapick” by M.M. Allen

WISHAPICK M. M. Allen CreateSpace (2015) ISBN 9781508437178 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 13) for Reader Views (10/15) “Wishapick” by M. M. Allen is a book about Jack and his younger sister Lilly. After their father dies, Jack becomes obsessed with finding out what is in the black trunk that his father left behind. When [...]

Micropolis – The Adventure of Johnny Redblood by Cory Mertes

MICROPOLIS – THE ADVENTURE OF JOHNNY REDBLOOD Cory Mertes Outskirts Press (2014) ISBN 9781432750886 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 10) for Reader Views (9/15) “Micropolis – The Adventure of Johnny Redblood” by Cory Mertes is about the battle that ensued in 10-year-old Sarah’s body because she stepped on a sea urchin that had a virus [...]

Interview with PapGino, Author of “The Legend of Moon Mountain”

PapaGino caught the writing bug at age nine when his Sunday school teacher, Lucille, gave him a copy of “Moby Dick.” Most of Melville’s novel was beyond his grasp, but he was able to wrap his mind around enough of it to be hooked on the notion of becoming a writer. His literary ambitions, however, [...]

Interview with Theresa Ann Fraser, Author of “Billy Had To Move”

Theresa Ann Fraser is a mother, foster parent, Child and Youth Worker, Educator and Play Therapist. Her bibliotherapy book, “Billy Had To Move,” is based on the children she has known after working in Children's Mental Health over the last twenty-five years.   Tyler: Welcome, Theresa. I’m happy you could join me today. To begin, [...]

Curious Critters By David FitzSimmons

Curious Critters David FitzSimmons Wild Iris Publishing (2011) ISBN 9781936607693 Reviewed by Sophia McElroy (age 8.5) for Reader Views (11/11) This book, “Curious Critters,” is about learning new things about animals and having fun while doing it! Some animals you may not even have heard of or seen yet. My favorite animal in the book [...]

Crimilia By Meredith Leigh Burton

Crimilia Meredith Leigh Burton Tate Publishing (2011) ISBN 9781617399817 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 10) for Reader Views (5/11) Young, blind Hannah Welkins is taking the bus home with her friend Brandon, who has a broken leg, when a deer runs in front of the bus and they find themselves in world unknown to anyone. [...]

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale By Jewel Kats

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale Jewel Kats Loving Healing Press (2011) ISBN 9781615991129 Reviewed by Madeline (age 10) & Sophia (age 8) McElroy for Reader Views (9/11) Madeline: This is another Cinderella story with something added! In this book, Cinderella is in a wheelchair. It may sound like a weird story, but it [...]

Chromatics Attack (Kindle Edition) By Karen Carr

Chromatics Attack (Kindle Edition) Karen Carr Mule Town Press (2011) ASIN B004LDL8WG Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 9.5) for Reader Views (3/11) When Emison’s mom turns into a shadow and warns her about ‘The Chromatics’ and then disappears, she must get back her mom before it’s too late. About one week after her mom was [...]

Big Nate On A Roll By Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate On A Roll Lincoln Peirce HarperCollins (2011) ISBN 9780061944383 Reviewed by Lauren Rock (age 8) for Reader Views (7/11) Big Nate is a ten-year-old kid who does not understand teachers and adults.  He gets in trouble a lot and has a lot of bad luck.  In school, he gets a lot of detentions.  [...]

Big Nate Boredom Buster By Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate Boredom Buster: Super Scribbles, Cool Comix, and Lots of Laughs Lincoln Peirce HarperCollins (2011) ISBN 9780062060945 Reviewed by Lauren (age 8) and Sean (age 12) Rock for Reader Views (7/11) This book is filled with lots of games and puzzles. It is not a chapter book like the rest of the Big Nate [...]

Believe: A Tale of Faye By Allyson L. Giles

Believe: A Tale of Faye Allyson L. Giles Strategic Book Group (2010) ISBN 9781609118983 Reviewed by Madeline (age 10) and Sophia (age 8.5) McElroy for Reader Views (8/11) Madeline: Young Deliah’s life is hard; her dad has died and she lives with her grandma. One day while going to the lake, she saw a bright [...]

A Little House Traveler By Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Little House Traveler: Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Journeys Across America Laura Ingalls Wilder HarperCollins (2011) ISBN 9780060724924 Reviewed by Sophia (age 8) and Madeline (age 10) McElroy for Reader Views (6/11) Sophia: My Mom and sister didn’t like it very much, but I thought it was interesting and only a little boring. This [...]