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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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses by Vladimir Radunsky & Chris Raschka

Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses by Vladimir Radunsky & Chris Raschka.

Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses by Vladimir Radunsky & Chris Raschka

The New York Review Children's Collection
Publication Date: October 2014
List Price: $19.95
ISBN-13: 9781590178171

Review: Alphabetabum? I know what your thinking, 'What kind of title is that?' However, as soon as you open the first page in this unusual book you'll see why!

The book Alphabetabum by (Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raskaca) create a book full of historical photographs with poems to follow how the child appears in the photo. Through the use of poetic of techniques, they both find a fun and creative why to amuse readers. This book is also a great way to learn about the fashion of the 19th century, so not only are you giggling at the rhymes, but also you are getting a history lesson. What a plus! I recommend this book for the ages of 12-13 since the sophisticated wording throughout this book may be challenging for younger children.

Review written by Arsima (6th grade student).

We would like to thank The New York Review Children's Collection for providing a copy of Alphabetabum: An Album of Rare Photographs and Medium Verses for this review.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: Make Me A Princess by Nicola Baxter

Make Me A Princess by Nicola Baxter.

Make Me A Princess by Nicola Baxter

Ticktock Publishing
Publication Date: June 2014
List Price: $12.99
ISBN-13: 9781783250851

Review: Have you ever wondered why you see little girls running around in princess costumes on Halloween? Well, the best ones get their stylish look from the book Make Me A Princess by Ticktock. Make Me A Princess will leave little girls everywhere looking pretty as a princess, and it is perfect for the little princess in your life!

Make Me a Princess is a Do-It-Yourself book with tips on hairstyles, fashion, and many more tips that will leave your little girl as polite and pretty as a real princess. It includes hair treatments, styles for all seasons, and party tips. It even shows your little princess how to throw a party and always look her very best. So let your little girl be polite and pretty. She (and you) will be the envy of the neighborhood!

I think Make Me A Princess is a perfect book for princesses of all ages, but some younger readers might need help because the vocabulary is a bit advanced for younger readers. It has every princess tip a girl could ask for, and more! Mothers, Older Sisters, Aunts, and Grandmas, you may even get good fashion choices and advice from this book! Does she need help with manners? No problem! Fashion? Helps with that. Long story short, Make Me A Princess has it all! Little girls will love this book of pink, sparkles, and fashion! It will help your little princess with all her fashion needs.

This book is a good book for young girls. I think they will find it interesting because it is about things like fashion, palaces, carriages, and all things princess. It is also helpful for moms because it has easy 5- minute hairstyles for when you are running late. Parents could get great tips and tricks from this book for throwing the perfect princess party. It can also help young girls change their ÒGIMME THAT!Ó to ÒMay I please have that?Ó because it shows little princesses the magic words - please and thank you. In conclusion, this book is perfect for your little princess and you should buy it today!

Review written by Alison (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Ticktock Publishing for providing a copy of Make Me A Princess for this review.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Everything Mythology by Blake Hoena

Everything Mythology by Blake Hoena.

Everything Mythology by Blake Hoena

National Geographic Kids
Publication Date: March 2014
List Price: $12.99
ISBN-13: 9781426314988

Review: From the Cyclops to Poseidon, learn about all the beasts, gods, and goddesses of the ancient world. Surprises abound in this book, Everything Mythology, by Blake Hoena.

Everything Mythology includes many stories such as the battle of Ragnarok, in which the Norse gods fight their final battle. Learn about Arachne and how exactly she got turned into a spider. You'll also be able to find out where old temples for the gods were located as well as what people used for sacrifice. In Greek myths, you'll learn about the ups and down inside this big family including beasts and tricksters such as Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to give to the suffering humans down on earth.

There are also a lot more mythological creatures, such as Satyrs and Garuda, a god and a bird! Some, like the Pegasus, even fly! There is so much more to learn in Everything Mythology, but I won't give it away!

I love this book because it tells about some of the biggest gods and goddesses from around the world, and even some you may not even know! My favorite is Garuda, the bird-like god. Also, I think that some people would like to read myths from foreign countries, such as the Anansi the spider, who tricks the sun god Nyame, into giving rain to the people down earth, which we can all be grateful for, especially in the summer! I recommend this book to 7-12 year olds and to anybody interested in mythology. I hope you enjoy!

Review written by Athira (6th grade student).

We would like to thank National Geographic for providing a copy of Everything Mythology for this review.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Review: Fashion Style Book by Bonnie Marcus

Fashion Style Book by Bonnie Marcus. A Bonnie Marcus Book.

Fashion Style Book by Bonnie Marcus

Parragon
Publication Date: March 2014
List Price: $8.99
ISBN-13: 9781472338839

Review: Are you the kind of person who can't wait to choose your next outfit? Then Fashion Style Book by Robyn Newton, Gillian Henney, and Amy Marks is the perfect book for you. In this book you will travel through the wonderful world of fashion. You will learn about famous designers, fashion through times, and learn about key fashion must-haves.

In Fashion Style Book you will learn all about fashion in a few short chapters. The first chapter is about famous designers like Channel. Not only do you learn about how the designers became famous, you learn a short summery on there life before fame. The next chapter is about fashion through time. Do you ever wonder what people wore in the 1990's? You will find out that information and more in this book. You can travel through the greatest fashion times in history. The next chapter is about fashion must-haves and the different types of them. For example there is more than one type of denim jeans. Fashion Style Book will teach you the main types if denim jeans and what looks best with them. The next and last chapter has heaps of activities. There are two main activities. One is a quiz. The quizzes will help you find your inner fashion sense. The other main activity is creating your own designs. This chapter is great because you have 4 pages to place pictures that you have printed or cut out from a magazine. That is called a mood board. At the end of the book there is a fashion dictionary. That part of the book is there so you can fully understand what the world of fashion is talking about.

I recommend this book for girls ages 10-14. I chose that age range because of the vocabulary. This book has a high reading level. So it would not be good for younger kids because they might not be able to understand the vocabulary. They also may not be as interested in fashion as older girls are. I liked this book because it taught me how to look great while feeling comfortable. I also was also able to learn about designers I admire. This book would be great to read with friends. I think that Fashion Style Book is such a great book because you can be up to date with the latest fashion trends. Robyn Newton, Gillian Henney, and Amy Marks are amazing authors. I have never heard of these three authors but after they wrote this book, I will definitely look into more books written by any of them.

Review written by Kyra (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Parragon for providing a copy of Fashion Style Book for this review.

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