A First Guide to Space Creatures By Faiz Kermani

A First Guide to Space Creatures Faiz Kermani Lulu Publishing (2010) ISBN 9780557748792 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 9) for Reader Views (1/11) “A First Guide to Space Creatures” by Faiz Kermani is a humorous guide about creatures from around the galaxy that are under threat because of industrial pollution, inter-galactic travel, war, hunting, and [...]

A Farm Country Picnic By Gordon W. Fredrickson

A Farm Country Picnic Gordon W. Fredrickson Beaver’s Pond Press (2011) ISBN 9781592984121 Reviewed by Madeline (age 10) and Sophia (age 8) McElroy for Reader Views (7/11) Madeline: When the family had been working all week, Joey, Maggie and their big brother all want a break! They said they want to have a picnic down [...]

A Colonial Adventure: Fitch Tavern Tales #1 By Lea Ann Knight

A Colonial Adventure: Fitch Tavern Tales #1 Lea Ann Knight Stone Croft Press (2010) ISBN 9780982835708 Reviewed by Sophia McElroy (age 8) for Reader Views (4/11) This is a really fun book to read; every page is a new adventure! First you will get to know a ten-year-old girl named Skip. She was always getting [...]

Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path #2: A Clan in Need By Erin Hunter

Warriors: Ravenpaw’s Path #2: A Clan in Need Erin Hunter HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780061688669 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 8) for Reader Views (05/10) “Warriors Ravenpaw’s Path #2:  A Clan in Need” by Erin Hunter is terrific graphic novel, and it’s packed with action.  In the last book, Ravenpaw and Barley were attacked by rogues [...]

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3: Night Whispers By Erin Hunter

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3: Night Whispers Erin Hunter HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780061555152 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (11/10) “Warriors: Omen of the Stars #3: Night Whispers” by Erin Hunter is the story of three cats, Jayfeater, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw.  When ancient and evil cats begin to gain influence within [...]

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2: Fading Echoes By Erin Hunter

Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2: Fading Echoes Erin Hunter HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780061555138 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 11) for Reader Views (4/10) “Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2: Fading Echoes” by Erin Hunter is the story of three cats Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw, who must save the forest from the evil influence of [...]

Tween You and Me By Deb Dunham

Tween You and Me Deb Dunham Empowered Publishing (2009) ISBN 9780982051856 Reviewed by Tisha Dundee (10) for Reader Views (02/10) I really liked this book!  Deb Dunham, in "Tween You and Me" gives us information on how our bodies change when we are growing up.  She also talks about how our moods change and how [...]

The Wonder Book By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Wonder Book Amy Krouse Rosenthal HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780061429743 Reviewed by Zoltan Freedman (age 8) for Reader Views (04/10) I read “The Wonder Book” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I liked this book because some poems were funny. One of the poems I liked was called “Typical Day.” It is practically a bunch of questions [...]

The Wild Soccer Bunch: Kevin the Star Striker (Book One) By Joachim Masannek

The Wild Soccer Bunch: Kevin the Star Striker (Book One) Joachim Masannek Sole Books (2010) ISBN 9780984425709 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 9) for Reader Views (11/10) This book is about a boy named Kevin who loves to play soccer. Kevin is serious when he plays soccer, so are his teammates. Kevin is on the [...]

The Taker and the Keeper (The Red Monocle Series) By Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin

The Taker and the Keeper (The Red Monocle Series) Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin ChironBooks (2009) ISBN 9781935178033 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 11) for Reader Views (01/10) “The Taker and the Keeper” by Wim Coleman and Pat Perrin is the story of twelve-year-old Gregory Guest and his thirteen-year-old friend Yolanda Torres as they find [...]

The Shadow Hunt By Katherine Langrish

The Shadow Hunt Katherine Langrish Harper Collins (2009) ISBN 9780061116766 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 9) for Reader Views (09/10) This book is about a young boy named Wolf. In this book there are all sorts of fun stuff! Elves, wizards, kings, knights, castles and much more! When Wolf discovers a castle next to Devil's [...]

The Magic Thief: Lost By Sarah Prineas

The Magic Thief: Lost Sarah Prineas HarperCollins (2010) ISBN 9780061375927 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (06/10) “The Magic Thief: Lost” by Sarah Prineas is the story of Conn, a gutter boy who became a wizard’s apprentice.  When his locus magicalicus (a very special stone that allowed him to contact the magic) [...]