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Friday, October 31, 2014

Review: Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum

Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum.

Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum

National Geographic Kids
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9781426314865

Review: Do you like Dogs? Well do you also like history, and conflict? ? If so Stubby the War Dog by Ann Bausum is the book for you.

The book all starts with a little puppy lost in the streets of Connecticut until a soldier going to war picked him up, trains him, and brings him to camp. He even learns how to salute to his general. Then went on the cruiser to Europe to fight in WWI (even though dogs are not allowed.) when they get there he is appointed mascot of the legion. He is so brave he even kills rival soldiers. He gets shot in no mans land and waits patiently, but will Stubby heal?

Stubby the War Dog is very interesting and action packed. I recommend this book to readers from the age of 10 to 13. The characters were explained enough to understand their personality and actions. Even if you don't like history you will like Stubby. The book gets a 5 star rating because I like history and I like fast moving action packed books. With a mixture of history, conflict, and cuteness I was amazed how a dog from 100 years ago is still getting written about today, this is the book for you.

I highly recommend this book for people age 10-13. But I think that anyone can be satisfied while reading this book.

Review written by Eric (6th grade student).

We would like to thank National Geographic Kids for providing a copy of Stubby the War Dog for this review.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Review: The Day the Stones Walked by T. A. Barron

The Day the Stones Walked by T. A. Barron.

The Day the Stones Walked by T. A. Barron

Philomel Books
Publication Date: May 2007
List Price: $16.99
ISBN-13: 9780399242632

Review: Can you imagine rocks that could walk or even move? Do you like short and entertaining stories? Then The Day the Stones Walked by T.A Barron is a book for you! The day the Stones Walked is a book about a young a young Native American boy in Hawaii. His name is Pico. His father has told him stories about stones walking but Pico doesn't believe his father. One day a great wave comes by and wipes out Pico. Will he ever get back to shore? Are there really rocks that can walk?

I recommend this to readers who are around the age of 8-10 years old. The Day The Stones Walked is an entertaining story. T.A Barron is one of my personal favorite authors for this type of genre. I'd say my favorite part is when the stone saves Pico from drowning after being wiped out by the ÒGreat WaveÓ. The overall plot of the story is well developed along with the characters they are well described. T.A Barron has made a lot of other books for example the Merlin series, The Hero's Trail, and Child of the Dark Prophecy to name just a few. I personally give this book a rating of 7 out of 10. Overall this book is great! The story is very entertaining. I really enjoyed it, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Review written by Aaron (6th grade student).

We would like to thank T. A. Barron for providing a copy of The Day the Stones Walked for this review.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Zoom In! Visual Illusions and Guessing Games by Ticktock

Zoom In! Visual Illusions and Guessing Games by Ticktock.

Zoom In! Visual Illusions and Guessing Games by Ticktock

Ticktock Publishing
Publication Date: October 2014
List Price: $9.99
ISBN-13: 9781783251629

Review: Have you ever wondered what a butterfly would look like close up? Then Zoom In by TickTock is the perfect book for you because it shows you that and more.

In this book it brings the camera extremely close to something, and you get to guess what it is! Don't worry, it tells you the answer so you can see if you got it right.

Zoom In is a good book. It's fun to guess and also teaches you interesting facts. On the page after the close-up image it tells you what it is and information about the object. I also really like the close up pictures because they are challenging and can be really hard to guess. This book is good if your looking for something fun to do on a rainy day. Also, this book is best for you if you like interesting facts. Some of them I didn't even know so a lot of little kids probably won't know them either. Finally, Zoom In is best for children ages 6-8 because it would be fun for little kids to guess what the pictures are, and they would like to read the interesting facts because the facts would probably surprise them.

Review written by Alex (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Ticktock for providing a copy of Zoom In! Visual Illusions and Guessing Games for this review.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Review: Oliver and His Egg by Paul Schmid

Oliver and His Egg by Paul Schmid. An Oliver Book.

Oliver and His Egg by Paul Schmid

Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: July 2014
List Price: $15.99
ISBN-13: 9781423175735

Review: Have you ever wished for a friend who would go on adventures with you? If so then you can relate to the book Oliver and His Egg by Paul Shmid. It's a good book to read to a child who is six or seven years old.

Oliver imagines this egg will hatch and grow into his best friend. He believes that they will go on adventures to places. But then, he realizes he needs his other friends too. So he adds them in his imagination and they all go on exciting adventures together.

This is a great book for kids six or seven because it's not very hard to read. It uses basic words that a six or seven year old can read. Even a boy or girl can enjoy this book. They'll love the fact that this boy has an active imagination.

Review written by Isabella (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Disney Publishing Worldwide for providing a copy of Oliver and His Egg for this review.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Review: National Geeographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets by National Geographic Kids

National Geeographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets by National Geographic Kids.

National Geeographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets by National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $12.99
ISBN-13: 9781426314599

Review: Do you like amazing animal stories? Well, then 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets is the book for you! This book is filled with exciting facts about some of the most unusual pets.

125 True Stories of Amazing Pets will blow your mind. This book proves that there are more animals that are amazing yet to be seen. This book has many subheadings that you can get the general idea what the stories are about. But the stories will yet amaze you. One of the stories had a bunny that was 4 feet tall. That's almost as tall as me!

This book would be great for 5-12 year olds. There may be a few hard words every now and then but it's not a big deal. It is a fascinating book so it won't creep them out or anything. Even if you don't like animals that much, you will like this. I recommend this book to everybody in the world because who doesn't find amazing things amazing?

Review written by Dye (6th grade student).

We would like to thank National Geographic Kids for providing a copy of National Geeographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets for this review.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor

The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor.

The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor

National Geographic Kids
Publication Date: April 2014
List Price: $18.99
ISBN-13: 9781426311086

Review: Ancient Greeks believed in mythical creatures. One of the most fascinating is the griffin. Even though it's a myth, could it be linked to reality? Could there be griffins watching over us, flying high in the sky. Adrienne Mayor pursues the interesting topic in the book, The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson.

Adrienne Mayor has always been fascinated by the outdoors. The griffin also fascinated her. When Adrienne goes to Greece, she finds out the truth.

This book is perfect for 11-12 year olds. It has an interesting plot that develops in an interesting way. Younger readers may not find it pleasing because of its factual format and some of the vocabulary. This book is strongly recommended and is a great read for people who enjoy Greek mythology.

Review written by Michael (6th grade student).

We would like to thank National Geographic for providing a copy of The Griffin and the Dinosaur for this review.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review: Why There is Always Room for Dessert? by Lynn Fielding

Why There is Always Room for Dessert? by Lynn Fielding.

Why There is Always Room for Dessert? by Lynn Fielding

The New Foundation Press
Publication Date: March 2014
List Price: $14.99
ISBN-13: 9780966687545

Review: If you've ever been full of dinner but always have room for dessert, you'll want to read Why There is Always Room for Dessert by Lynn Fielding which will answer this age old question.

This book is about two kids who are complaining about being full of vegetables but have plenty of room for dessert and don't know why. So they ask their mom and she doesn't know, so they ask their dad and he tells them a story about why there is always room for dessert.

This is a perfect book for kids ages 3-6 because they will find it very interesting. Parents might even enjoy it! After all, doesn't everyone have room for dessert? Lynn Fielding is a great children's book writer. Why There is Always Room for Dessert will fill the young readers minds with imagination as to why they always have room for dessert.

Review written by Max (6th grade student).

We would like to thank New Foundations Press for providing a copy of Why There is Always Room for Dessert? for this review.

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