The Ruins of Gorlan (Rangers Apprentice #1) by John Flanagan

October 23rd, 2015 by

rangers_apprenticeSubmitted by Dominic, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is action packed.In the book the main character is Will.The book is science fiction or fantasy.In the book Will’s parents passed away. Will was too skinny to be a warrior, but the ranger made an exception.Read to find out what happens next. Everyone that likes action might like this book.

Erak’s Ransom (Ranger’s Apprentice #7) by John Flanagan

October 19th, 2015 by

Eraks RansomSubmitted by Katie, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

Captured Erak was out raiding and he got captured. Cassandra has taken the royal seal to free him. Will, Halt, and Gilan take the Skandians to free Erak. Read the book to find out what happens.

The Ruins of Gorlan (Rangers Apprentice #1) by John Flanagan

October 16th, 2015 by

rangers_apprenticeReviewed by: Keaghan, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

It’s about a kid being trained as this really stealthy guy for the king, and then someone attacks the kingdom it’s up to them to save the it. I really liked the book and any one who likes action books will love it!

The Ruins of Gorlan (Rangers Apprentice #1) by John Flanagan

October 12th, 2015 by

rangers_apprenticeReviewed by: Katie, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

The main characters are Will,Gilan,Halt and Baron Arnold. This series has 12 books. This book is soooo good. I recommend it,it is my favorite book ever. So if you like action.

The Burning Bridge (Ranger’s Apprentice Series #2) by John Flanagan

June 3rd, 2015 by

The Burning Bridge Rangers Apprentice John FlanaganSubmitted by Griffin, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

The ranger apprentice series is a great series. The burning bridge is the second book in the series it is about Will, Galan, Horace and one mystery character and ther adventure to save the Kings army and his fiefdoms .

The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles) by John Flanagan

January 8th, 2014 by

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Submitted by Josh, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is about a group of unwanted boys who go through the process of becoming warriors, BrotherBand Training. There they compete as a BrotherBand against other BrotherBands, trying to prove that they can be warriors, dispite being outcasts The Outcasts is muck like the Ruins of Gloran, where an outcast is trained to be a ranger. I recommend this book to anyone who likes John Flanagan or the Ranger’s Apprentice Series

The Ruins of Gorlan (Rangers Apprentice #1) by John Flanagan

March 29th, 2013 by

The_Ruins_of_GorlanSubmitted by Colby, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★½

This is my favorite book. It is the first book of The Ranger’s Apprentice Series: The Ruins of Gorlan. It is written by John Flanagan. Will is 15 years old and small for his age. The rangers have spooked him. The rangers use bows and knives. He is chosen to be a ranger. Morgorath, the evil villain, is planning an attack. My favorite part of the book is when Will kills the last kalkara because it is really thrilling. I recommend this book to anyone who likes knights, archers and scary monsters.

Kidsmomo Podcast #27: “Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”

June 14th, 2010 by

If we had our way, Karen would be spending the summer in Australia and Nancy would be on the beach. But alas, we’re stuck at home for the season. At least we can escape into some awesome book series! From a global adventure to a medieval warzone to superhero headquarters hidden in a school — we do ’em all in our latest podcast, all about summer series:

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  • One family, two kids, 39 clues — aka our mystery book series revealed
  • Battles past, present, and whimsical — aka our summer series picks, plus a kid rec (Ranger’s Apprentice, Lunch Lady, and the Mysterious Benedict Society)
  • Our dream summer vacations… and the realization that we’re really not beach people (that’s normal, right?)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is books about cats! So send us a review of your favorite cat book and check out these purr-fect cat books.

— Karen and Nancy

The Ruins of Gorlan (Rangers Apprentice #1) by John Flanagan

August 15th, 2009 by

rangers_apprenticeReviewed by: Kip., age 10, from California

Rating: ★★★★★

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The Ranger’s Apprentice is a book about an orphan in medieval times that is recruited to be a ranger who are mysterious shadows to the everyday world. The books are really good because they are action packed and fast paced. I would recommend it if you like the online game Runescape.