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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

By Frank Cottrell Boyce
10 ratings9 reviews
  • tpwatermelon
    If you don't know who Ian Fleming is, he is the guy who wrote all the James Bond books. Lots of kids don't know that James Bond was a book character before a movie character. Anyway, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was first written by Mr. Fleming and I found it really funny. Maybe this is where the f...
Doodlebug: A Novel in Doodles

Doodlebug: A Novel in Doodles

By Karen Romano Young
10 ratings9 reviews
  • ocelot
    ocelot5 stars
    Dodo is moving. She is not very happy for moving and she can't seem to settle in on her move. Her sister can very easily, but she can't. On the drive there Dodo gets a blank notebook and she doodles in it the adventure she is taking. And that is what I just read. Find out all the things that...
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series)

The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series)

By Jacqueline Davies
138 ratings181 reviews
  • redheadperson22
    Warning! This review contains spoilers! Although they are siblings, Evan and Jessie are complete opposites. Evan is smart when it comes to people. Jessie is smart when it comes to numbers. In fact, Jessie is a lot better at math than Evan even though she's a year of two younger. So when Evan find...
Between Shades of Gray

Between Shades of Gray

By Ruta Sepetys
23 ratings27 reviews
  • books247
    books2474 stars
    What first drew me to the book was the snow sprinkled eyelashes on the cover. The book is about Lina, her brother, and her mother trying to survive when they have been kicked out of their home in Lithuania with only what they can carry in their suitcases. Put on a train and deported by the Russia...
My Robots: The Robotic Genius of Lady Regina Bonquers III

My Robots: The Robotic Genius of Lady Regina Bonquers III

By Johan Olander
3 ratings1 reviews
  • slappy
    slappy2 stars
    Surprisingly, I did not like this book at all. It was very jumpy. Just random drawings, no real storyline or anything, just random drawings. I do not recommend.
Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky

By Sheila Turnage
56 ratings100 reviews
  • knowitall100
    A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's b...
Big Nate: Genius Mode

Big Nate: Genius Mode

By Lincoln Peirce
58 ratings61 reviews
  • tpwatermelon
    I like Big Nate books. I like them because they are written in French as well as English. I like how Nate changes the letters in his name to Neat, but in the book he is really very messy. If you like Diary of a Whimpy Kid, you will like Big Nate. The story is written as a comic strip (as says...
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea: Book One

By Ellis Weiner
16 ratings22 reviews
  • edmodo-f7utzp5xxc
    In the book ''The Templeton Twins Have an Idea'', it's about a brother named John and his twin sister Abagail try to help save themswelves and their father from two kid nappers: Dean D. Dean and his twin brother Dan D.Dean. It all started out when Dean D. Dean accused John's and Abagail's father ...
Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom, & the Challenges of Bad Hair

Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom, & the Challenges of Bad Hair

By C.C. Payne
9 ratings10 reviews
  • ilgrocks
    ilgrocks5 stars
    While Lula Bell Bonner tries desperately to fit in by not standing out, her wise and irrepressible Grandma Bernice says: Let your light shine! It's Grandma Bernice who provides the joy that balances Lula Bell’s difficult school life, but when this balance is upended, when Kali Keele turns up the ...
Survivors #2: A Hidden Enemy

Survivors #2: A Hidden Enemy

By Erin Hunter
18 ratings19 reviews
  • ilgrocks
    ilgrocks4 stars
    Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors series, is back with book 2 in the action-packed Survivors series. The time has come for dogs to rule the wild. In the aftermath of the Big Growl that destroyed their city, Bella and the Leashed Dogs have finally settled in the ...
WARP Book 1: Reluctant Assassin

WARP Book 1: Reluctant Assassin

By Eoin Colfer
25 ratings21 reviews
  • ian21tang
    ian21tang5 stars
    Parents need to know that The Reluctant Assassin is the start of a new series from the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, so many kids will want to read it. The publishers recommend this exhilarating time travel read for ages 12 and up, but it seems a better fit for teens who've alrea...
The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil

By Soman Chainani
53 ratings89 reviews
  • rainbeaux
    rainbeaux4 stars
    Overall, I give this book 3.5 stars but, since there is no half I'll round up to 4. I thought 'The School for Good and Evil' was pretty good but it had some flaws. This book is about a place where all the fairytale characters are real and have children. (Very 'The Sisters Grimm' esc) They send...
It's Not the End of the World

It's Not the End of the World

By Judy Blume
9 ratings10 reviews
  • fireblazes88
    Karen is an ordinary girl who's parents are going through a very hard time. They always have arguments over small things like pie. They are never satisfied with each other, so they divorced. Karen is sad and tries all her best to try to get them back together, but nothing seems to work. In the en...
The Year of the Book (An Anna Wong novel)

The Year of the Book (An Anna Wong novel)

By Andrea Cheng
33 ratings36 reviews
  • redheadperson22
    Warning! This review contains spoilers. Anna is basically losing her best friend, Laura, to two other girls. So now pretty much her only friend is the school crossing guard, Ray. Anna likes to read and uses books to entertain herself because she doesn't have any friends. This book basically just ...
Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters

Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters

By Rachel Vail
33 ratings40 reviews
  • ifeelbookish
    Justin Case follows the exploits of a worrisome third-grader named Justin. The year doesn't start well for him; his best friend is in a different class, his little sister is starting kindergarten, and he's lost his favorite stuffed animal. Third grade can be pretty complicated for the average kid...
My Life as a Book

My Life as a Book

By Janet Tashjian
46 ratings47 reviews
  • ocelot
    ocelot4 stars
    Summer's finally here and Derek Fallon is excited to doing crazy stuff everywhere! But when his parents sign him up for a Learning Camp, all his jumpiness and excitness comes to an end. But when he goes into camp, he makes many new friends and discovers that learning, is not so hard after all. ...
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

By Jacqueline Woodson
4 ratings2 reviews
  • bookworm890
    Introvert Melanin Sun writes in notebooks because he isn't very good at talking about how he feels. He's really close to his mom, but when she tells him she's gay and wants to date a white women, he can hardly forgive her let alone accept the other woman.
Everything You Need to Know About Snakes

Everything You Need to Know About Snakes

By DK Publishing
10 ratings11 reviews
  • girl7apple
    girl7apple3 stars
    This is a book about snakes. Each page gives a fact about a different kind of snake. Some pages tell you how all snakes are the same, like they all have fangs. Some pages tell you how some snakes are different, like if they live in water or up in a tree. There are other reptiles too. There a...
A Tale Dark and Grimm

A Tale Dark and Grimm

By Adam Gidwitz
56 ratings65 reviews
  • xxpish
    xxpish5 stars
    REVIEW FOR IN A GLASS GRIMMLY AND A TALE DARK & GRIMM: Hansel and Gretel is not just breadcrumbs and evil witches. There's more to the story than that. Same with Jack and Jill. They didn't just fall down a hill. There were other details; details that were not told in the original short versio...
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

By Catherynne M. Valente
11 ratings15 reviews
  • ocelot
    ocelot3 stars
    Very confusing, I didn't think it was the best, but I'll tell you the plot, and let's see if it sounds interesing to you. This girl goes in a fairytale land with her own ship. She goes many different places. If you've heard of them it's sort of a mix between the wizard of Oz and something els...
Thea Stilton #1: The Secret of Whale Island (Thea Stilton Graphic Novels)

Thea Stilton #1: The Secret of Whale Island (Thea Stilton Graphic Novels)

By Thea Stilton
44 ratings42 reviews
  • ocelot
    ocelot4 stars
    I personally love the Stilton book series. I don't know about you, but I definetley recommend these books. Books in the Stilton series have many different kinds of fun fonts and different sizes. For example, if they called down in a hole, the kind of font might look really thin or something, ...
I Funny: A Middle School Story

I Funny: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson
121 ratings145 reviews
  • xxpish
    xxpish5 stars
    Jamie Grimm is a middle school student in a wheelchair who lives with the Smileys (his nickname for them since they don’t laugh or smile); his aunt, uncle and their three children who don’t have any sense of humor, and gets bullied by their older son. Jamie is on a mission; to be the greatest st...
Matilda (Random House Modern Classics)

Matilda (Random House Modern Classics)

By Roald Dahl
199 ratings215 reviews
  • valench
    valench3 stars
    Written by: Roald Dahl Illustrated by: Quentin Blake Reviewed by: Valentina Ch (age: 9) Matilda is a five year old girl that has two bad, evil, nasty, ugly parents. She learns to read and write on her own. She also starts going to school with the other five year old children but she is very...
The Long Way from Chicago

The Long Way from Chicago

By Ron McLarty
9 ratings11 reviews
  • rainbeaux
    rainbeaux1 star
    I did not like this book. A long way from Chicago is about a brother and sister who are forced to visit their grandmother over the summer. I found the plot and characters boring. I do not recommend this book.
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