The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail by Michael P. Spradlin

The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail Michael P. Spradlin Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399247637 Reviewed by Ben Weldon (age 10) for Reader Views (11/08)   “The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail” by Michael P. Spradlin is the story of Tristan, an orphan who lived all his life at St. Alban’s abbey in England [...]

The Knaveheart’s Curse: A Vampire Island Book by Adele Griffin

The Knaveheart's Curse: A Vampire Island Book Adele Griffin Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399250644 Reviewed by Neha Kashmiri (age 13) for Reader Views (7/08)   Fans waiting for a sequel to the first VampireIsland book will not be disappointed by the second installment in the series, “The Knaveheart’s Curse.” Maddy and her family are fruit-bat [...]

The Fisherman and His Wife by Rachel Isadora

The Fisherman and His Wife Rachel Isadora Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399247712 Reviewed by Matthew Feliciano (age 8) for Reader Views (5/08)   The theme of “The Fisherman and His Wife” is “I want more!”  There was a fisherman who lived in a pigsty with his wife.  One day he went fishing and caught an [...]

Peeled by Joan Bauer

Peeled Joan Bauer Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399234750 Reviewed by Avery Largent (9) for Reader Views (5/08)   “Peeled” by Joan Bauer is an enjoyable tale of a high-school girl who is trying to solve a ghostly mystery in her hometown.  The main character, Hildy Biddle, is a newspaper writer in her school assigned to [...]

Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2) by D. M. Cornish

Lamplighter (Monster Blood Tattoo, Book 2) D. M. Cornish Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399246395 Reviewed by Maya Landers (age 10) for Reader Views (5/08) “Lamplighter,” book two in the Monster Blood Tattoo series, by D.M. Cornish, was not one of my favorite books because at some points the story moved very slowly, while at other [...]

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex

Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody Michael Rex Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399245343 Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for                                             Reader Views (11/08) “Goodnight Goon” is written in [...]

Geek Magnet by Kieran Scott

Geek Magnet Kieran Scott Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399247606 Reviewed by Spencer Zaborowski (age 13) for Reader Views (5/08) “Geek Magnet” by Kieran Scott is a very funny book about a girl named KJ Miller, geeks named Fred Frontz, Glenn Marlowe, and Andy Terrero, a high-school Hottie, named Cameron Richardson, and the most popular Tama [...]

Chalice by Robin McKinley

Chalice Robin McKinley Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399246760 Reviewed by Neha Kashmiri (age 14) for Reader Views (8/08) Born and raised as a beekeeper and a woodskeeper, Mirasol is surprised when the rods chose her as the new Chalice. As Chalice she is the second most important member after the Master. The new Master of [...]

A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers by Gail Gauthier

A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers Gail Gauthier Putnam Juvenile (2008) ISBN 9780399246906 Reviewed by Madeline McElroy (age 7.75) for Reader Views (3/09)   This is a story about a girl name Hannah and her best friend Brandon. They visit each other every day after school. They both love to pretend they’re on adventures all the time. [...]