Featured Books & Reviews
Big Book of W.O.W.: Astounding Animals, Bizarre Phenomena, Sensational Space, and More Wonders of Our World
By Silen, Andrea, Hargrave, Kelly
Embrace your inner adventurer as you explore the most incredible and inspiring wonders of our world. Roam through the breathtaking sand dunes in Namibia’s Namib Desert. Marvel at Mexico’s axolotl, an animal that can regrow almost any body part. Plunge into a mysterious underwater forest in Kazakhstan. Open your mind to far-off wonders in space, the oceans, and time travel to the ancient wonders of the world.
By Tae Keller
When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni's Korean folktales arrives. The tiger offers Lily a deal: if Lily will open her grandmother's star jars and return what she stole, the tiger will heal her grandmother. But deals with tigers are never what they seem ...
By Madeleine L'Engle
A Wind in the Door, by Madeleine L’Engle is about a girl named Meg, who has a six-year-old brother named Charles Wallace. Charles Wallace thinks that he sees dragons, but it’s really a cherubim. A cherubim is a creature that looks like multiple dragons, that has lots of eyes and wings. The cherubim’s name is Progo. Charles Wallace is sick and Progo is there to help Meg make him better. Progo tells Meg that in order for her brother to get better, she has to go through three tests. The first test is that Meg has to figure out which Mr. Jenkins, who is the school principal, is the real one out of three. Then, Meg, Mr. Jenkins, and Progo go inside Charles Wallace to figure out why he is sick. Inside Charles, there are these creatures called farandolae, and Meg meets one of them that hasn't become a part of him yet, named Sporos. The second and third test is for Meg to convince Sporos to become a part of Charles Wallace. At the same time, an evil creature called an Echthroi is trying to get Sporos not to, so that Charles Wallace will die, and the universe will be destroyed. I love this book and definitely recommend it. I personally think that the first book in this series was better, but this one was great too. If you want to read this book you should read the first one before you do. Thanks!
By Frances Hodgson [illustrated by ruth sanderson] Burnett
The book The Secret Garden was written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911. It is about a rude and spoiled little girl named Mary. She came from India but isn’t Indian. When she was born she wasn't wanted By her father or mother, so they gave her to a lady to watch over her. Mostly, servants took care of Mary and had to do whatever she asked of them or demanded because people didn't want her to throw a fit or cry. This made her grow up, having everything her way and done for her. One day, a great number of people in the household had died from sickness or had fled away in terror and most everyone had seen to disappear. People later found Mary in her nursery and came to take her to live with her Uncle, who is depressed and ends up having no time to pay attention to or love her. Over time she slowly learns to do things on her own and not to rely on everybody else to do things for her. She finds out that there is a secret garden that her uncle’s wife used to love, but she passed away, Which devastated him. So, he shut away the garden and never wanted to see it again. He buried the key to the garden, and no one has seen it for 10 years. Mary later learns to like people other than herself and to enjoy nature and what it has to offer. She meets a kind boy named Dickon, who teaches her a lot about gardens and helps her learn about them. She starts to enjoy plants and animals and has the desire to learn more about them. She starts to spend more time playing outside and sees the beauty of nature. I truly enjoyed this book and rate it a five out of five. I would recommend it to anyone passionate about gardens/plants and classics. Thanks!
By KATE SEREDY
The book The Good Master was written by Kate Seredy in 1935. It is about a boy named Jansky who lives on a farm with his mother and father. He longed for somebody to play with until his cousin Kate from Budapest came to live with him from the city. When she arrived, she was a spoiled and Headstrong City Girl who knew nothing about living in the country,` but over time learns to love living in the country and playing with Jansky. She was stubborn with everything and refused to do anything her uncle Martin told her to do. As Jansky and her uncle Martin took her home with them, she pushed them off the carriage and Road home by herself leaving them there stranded, making them have to catch horses from a herd and ride after her. Later she refused to eat her dinner and climbed up into the ceiling to eat their sausages for food storage for the winter. all the time she would scream for no reason and would get into mischief, so jansky and his father would call her a screaming monkey. She was sent to live with them because she was hard for her father to take care of and thought that living in the country would change her. one day as Jansky was about to go riding she asked if she could go with him but she knew that she couldn't ride a horse. She begged him to teach her until he finally agreed. Slowly Kate learns more about living in the country and how to behave herself. She and Jansky go on tons of adventures including going to the fair and circus, saving people’s lives, and encountering gypsies. Overall, I loved this book and encourage people to read it. Thanks!
By Ann Matthews Martin
I just recently started and finished this book, and I LOVED it! It`s about the girl named Claudia Kishi, an babysitter, first heard the news about "Phantom Calls" and became really scared and creeped out, but until the boy that BSC totally hates, Alan Gray, who always being mean to the girls in BSC, was "Phantom" but not real, has really stalking Claudia, about the Halloween dance party and Claudia`s crush, Trevor Sandbornue *sorry if I spelt his last name wrongly* has not asked her out to the dance until in the ending. I`ve been enjoying this book so far because it`s little bit funny! But I just love how this book involving exciting suspense, mystery, friendship, and even more importantly, teamwork. @techfashion0315, thanks for book series recommendation! I would be sure to read even more in BSC series! My favorite girl in BSC is Claudia Kishi...!
By K.A. Holt
This book was touching. I loved every bit of it. It is about a 12 year old boy named Timothy who is under house arrest. From his point of view, we learn that what we are reading is his journal, given to him by the judge to write in. As we read Timothy's journal, we learn the hardships his family is going through, such as his brother, Levi, having a messed up trachea (a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, extending from the larynx to the bronchial tubes and conveying air to and from the lungs; the windpipe). Through awful nurses, divorce problems, and controlling himself, we join Timothy on the wild ride of trying to help Levi while under house arrest. This book had parts where I started to tear up, and yet there were still parts that made me smile. I highly recommend House Arrest.