Kids Book Reviews

Stephens, John
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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This book had everything a good fantasy needs - magic books, time travel, and orphans - and has a crazy magician thrown in for good measure.

When Kate finds a magical book that allows you to travel through time with the help of a photograph, she and her younger siblings find themselves being abducted by an evil witch more than 30 years earlier. If you like Harry Potter, you'll love this book!

Reviewer's Name: Mary Beth
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Frazee, Marla
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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This is my daughter's new favorite! Two cute pups, a pesky squirrel, and a funny sweet reuinion. We've read it many times and still love it!

Reviewer's Name: J.F.
Sande, Warren
4 stars = Really Good
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This book was great for kids who want to learn the programming basics. I was cool to make something and very rewarding! If you are interested in computer books, this is for you!

Reviewer's Name: K.A.
Genres:
Lawrence, Caroline
1 star = Yuck!
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As the Roman Mysteries Series gets further along, it begins to be like a trashy novel--but for kids. Some of the themes and scenes disgusted me. I would give this a negative rating if I could! Do not read.

Reviewer's Name: Emma
Lawrence, Caroline
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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When Flavia's neighbor's dog is killed, she insists on finding the culprit.

She gets help from her neighbor, Jonathan; freed slave, Nubia; and mute beggar boy, Lupus. Together these friends explore first-century Roman life and culture while solving an intricate mystery. Details of the time period are woven into the story seamlessly. But the friendships and dialogue are timeless and relatable. Every chapter is a cliffhanger and the action is non-stop in this excellent series (The Roman Mysteries). Some violent themes may be too mature for younger readers; I recommend these fantastic reads for nine to ninety. My whole family can't put them down! You'll be glad there are seventeen sequels.

Reviewer's Name: Elisabeth
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Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
3 stars = Pretty Good
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I loved Anne of Green Gables but for some reason I just didn't get into the sequel. I'm not sure why, it just moved slowly and wasn't as adventurous, I think. I liked the portrait of a young teacher at the turn of the century. It's amazing how much has changed in that regard, and I did enjoy the ending.

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn
Genres:
Rowling, J. K.
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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In my opinion this is the best out of the whole series!!!!!!!

Reviewer's Name: Ailana
Genres:
Cowell, Cressida
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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Don’t expect this book to be much like the movie-DO expect it to be even better! Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III does not want to be the next Chief of the Hooligan tribe, but as the chief’s son, he must. When he is only able to capture a small, toothless dragon to train, he’s sure he is doomed. But Old Wrinkly assures him “A Hero of the Future is going to have to be clever and cunning, not just a big lump with overdeveloped muscles.” Hiccup’s cleverness allows him to become the best dragon trainer ever, but is it enough to save the tribe from Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus? These nine books are hysterically funny, especially in audio, but then you’ll miss the author’s amusing illustrations-a difficult choice!

Reviewer's Name: Elisabeth
Mackall, Dandi Daley
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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“It was not such a silent night,” repeats this beautifully illustrated story of Christmas. We hear the whoo of owls, the knock on a door, the moo of cows, and the flutter of angels on the night Jesus was born. Each sound brings a different part of the biblical story to life and paints the setting in bustling Bethlehem.

Reviewer's Name: Elisabeth
CLAMP
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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Probably the first manga I actually got in to (other than Pokemon!).
Very good first book. I immediately was drawn into the storyline and eagerly read the next book. I was surprised how big it was...I guess I didn't know I was getting the omnibus edition! (all it said was Cardcaptor Sakura Book 1...<^.^').

The basic storyline is that a 4th grader named Sakura Kinomoto walks into her father's library and finds a mysterious book titled "The Clow". Upon opening it, a strange but cute creature comes out who says his name is Cerberus.

Sakura decides to call him, cutely, Kero-chan. Kero is surprised to find that all the cards residing in the Clow book have disappeared. Kero immediatly makes Sakura a Cardcaptor-kind of like a magical girl, but this girl (or boy in Syaoran's case) collects Clow Cards.

I have never seen the anime (mostly because I don't like the anime plot as much) but I enjoyed the manga a lot. The characters are very loveable.Sakura's rival, Syaoran Li, is probably my all-time favorite character now. I admit, I did not like him when I had only read the first book. Believe me, if you feel the same way after reading this book, you will definitely fall in love with him by the end of the series (by the end of the series I mean reading the first series AND the second series [Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow]). The second series is much more romantically revolved, so I found it much more adorable.

<p>In my opinion, I would give this whole series...10 stars!! (if only...)</p>

Reviewer's Name: Cardcaptor Asu-nyan
Keene, Carolyn
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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awsome best books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewer's Name: Erica
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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I love Anne. She is such a terrific role model for girls young and old. This book is very well written. The story unfolds in a leisurely way with lush descriptions of nature and imagination. I enjoyed how the relationship between Marilla and Anne grew into one of deepest love. Each time I read this book I get something new out of it. This time it was the understanding that achievement means hard work and sacrifice. Simple enough, but not something one necessarily thinks of when stating a lofty ambition. I can't wait to read Anne of Avonlea!

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn
Funke, Cornelia
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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His book is extremly awesome a girls dad is reading to her and whatever he reads comes out the book alive, the girl can read it but the things do not come alive just the dad can read it to make it come alive. I cant tell you anymore you have to check it out... Good luck reading it... Enjoy and thank you

Reviewer's Name: Jillian
Park, Barbara
1 star = Yuck!
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The books about this kindergartner and then first grader may be funny, but they do not help any child learn or improve in reading. Junie B. Jones is disrespectful and says things that her parents don't like. I read these when I was about six or so and will never forget them. I colored the "bad words"
(stupid, dumb, hate, etc.) over in black!

Reviewer's Name: Emma S.
McNamee, Eoin
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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In this trilogy, the boy Danny leaves his parents to be trained at Wilsons School of Spies--but that wasn't the school his parents thought they were sending him to! As the trilogy progresses, Danny is caught in webs of truth vs. treachery when he is discovered to be the fifth member of the Ring of Five, an evil group of people trying to take over the Upper and Lower Worlds.

Reviewer's Name: Emma S.
Colfer, Eoin
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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Eoin Colfer has created a world where Fairy tale creatures exist next to our modern world humans. Artemis is a master mind criminal who discovers his good side. The book is fascinating, captivating and full of humor.

Reviewer's Name: Christiane
Barron, T. A.
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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This book was amazing! It was full of unique twists and turns and provided a really cool version of Merlin. This book keeps you reading and is full of surprises...with magic,magical swords,the horn of life, and surprising twists and turns, i really loved this book.

Reviewer's Name: Caitlyn
Rowling, J.K.
3 stars = Pretty Good
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I finally started reading this series. So far, okay.

Reviewer's Name: Jonah
Selznick, Brian
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
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This book is incredible. The movie's great, too.

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn

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