The Mysterious Benedict Society Series by Trenton Lee Stewart

February 22nd, 2010 by

Reviewed by: Kate, Age 13 from California

Rating: ★★★★★

The Mysterious Benedict Society Series is about four unusually talented kids who take up a mission to save the world from their mentor’s long-lost genius, Mr. Curtain. Over the course of the 3 books, they have to overcome tricky circumstances with Kate’s agility, Sticky’s genius, Reyine’s cleverness, and Constance’s mind power.
I am an avid reader, and have read Percy Jackson, Fablehavan, Children of the Lamp, Ranger’s Apprentice, Septimus Heap, Pellinor, The Ink Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and millions of other book series. This series is by far my favorite one.

Also check out reviews for The Mysterious Benedict Society by Hahaha Me and Maddy!

Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

February 9th, 2010 by

harry_potter_deathly_hallowsReviewed by: Nathan, Age 11 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is a great book I think it is awsome there is so much detail and I love it.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

January 14th, 2010 by

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK RowlingReviewed by: Fudge, Age 12 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

December 2nd, 2009 by

harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stoneReviewed by: Ayra, Age 10 from Ohio

Rating: ★★★★½

Harry Potter. Who hasn’t heard of him? 3/4 of the average Americans have read Harry Potter. This book, of course, features Harry Potter, a supposedly normal boy…. right? It turns out very wrong. Harry Potter is far from normal. Harry Potter is a wizard when it turns out he is going to be sent to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I don’t want to spoil the book for you, but you probably know the story already, right? ^_^

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

October 15th, 2009 by

The Mysterious Benedict SocietyReviewed by: Maddy, age 10

Rating: ★★★★★

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The Mysterious Benedict Society is a great book about 4 whiz-kids who go on an amazing adventure together to save humanity. A must-read! There’s also a second book that continues the story— The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey.

Also check out reviews for The Mysterious Benedict Society by Hahaha Me and Kate!

He’s a Maniac, Maniac on the Floor!

October 14th, 2009 by

Wow, that's quite a subtitle.

Wow, that's quite a subtitle.

As expressed so well by Jamie Kelly, nicknames can make or break your school years. Example: for reasons unknown to this day, my sisters gave me the nickname “Nut.” Why, sisters, why? But it also got me thinking about a great book chock full of interesting nicknames — Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.

The residents of the fictional town of Two Mills, Pennsylvania, give Jeffrey Lionel Magee the nickname “Maniac” Magee — at first because he runs really, really fast. But then he also becomes the center of some pretty amazing changes in the divided town of Two Mills, so the nickname carries much more meaning than just a quick pair of feet.

As for other nicknames around town, Maniac gets to know local football star James “Hands” Down and bully “Mars Bar” Thompson. He also becomes friends with Amanda Beale, who carries a personal library of books in a suitcase at all times. (Amanda doesn’t have a nickname, but I always thought she should. How easy would it have been for Jerry Spinelli to just call her Amanda “Books” Beale? Oh, well.)

Pick up this book, and you’ll discover why Maniac runs everywhere, that he’s really good at untying knots, that he plays football as well as a high schooler, and lots more. He even somehow wins a lifetime supply of pizza (but he doesn’t like pizza. I know. Karen is shouting, “WHAT?!” right now).

Do you have a nickname, and do you love it or hate it? Can you think of other book characters with interesting nicknames?

— 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.

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