Adventures in Cartooning – book review

October 10, 2019

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost Adventure Fantasy Funny Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is my new favorite DIY guide to writing comics. A snarky Magic Cartooning Elf encourages a not-so-artistic princess to follow her dreams and make a comic book of her own, along the way offering helpful suggestions and tips…

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Sunny Rolls the Dice – book review

October 9, 2019

Sunny Rolls the Dice Sunny #3 by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Sunny is settling into middle school and discovering that she and her best friend Deb are starting to develop different interests. Deb is super into fashion, boys, and being cool (or rather, “groovy”). Sunny, on the other hand, wants to play D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) with some other…

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Giver – Read It and Rate It

October 5, 2019

The Giver The Giver Quartet #1 by Lois Lowry Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Jonas is chosen as a Receiver at the Ceremony of 12, and begins his training. He is a little frightful because he will have to feel pain, and in his community there is no pain, no feelings, and no color! When The Giver starts to teach…

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Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules – book review

October 1, 2019

Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules Delilah Dirk #3 by Tony Cliff Adventure Graphic Novel Historical Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Delilah and Selim take a break from their exploits when they meet a Dutch journalist who talks them into undertaking a treasure hunting expedition. Unbeknownst to them (at least initially) he’s sending copy of their adventures back to his editors, and the stories are appearing in…

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Okay Witch – book review

October 1, 2019

The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner Fantasy Graphic Novel Historical Fiction Supernatural Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) Moth discovers that she’s a real, honest-to-goodness witch with witch powers – a fact that her mother has been keeping from her ALL her life. When mom won’t divulge any additional details and refuses to teach Moth how to master her powers, Moth takes matters into her own hands. (Well, she…

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Snakehead – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Snakehead Alex Rider #7 by Anthony Horowitz Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex Rider wanted to stop being used by M16, but his hopes were not respected. When ASIS (Australian Intel) puts him on the case of his life, so he is put on a mission to stop Snakehead, the most notorious gang in southern Asia. Then, Alex has to detonate a missile to save…

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Kill Order – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Kill Order Maze Runner #4 by James Dashner Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Mark and Alec wanted to explore the woods one day, but men with blow darts shoot people, so some of them die, others go crazy. Then Trisa and Dee Dee are captured by some crazies and Mark and Alec are the only ones who can save them. I liked this book because…

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Jake Drake: Teacher’s Pet – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Teacher’s Pet Jake Drake #3 by Andrew Clements Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book was really interesting. It was about a boy named Jake Drake who becomes a teacher’s pet for helping out a few teachers. It is an entertaining and funny book. Jake is trying to make teachers stop treating him like a teacher’s pet, but everything he does just makes his teachers…

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Troublemaker – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Troublemaker by Andrew Clements Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book was exciting and it’s about a boy who always liked to get in trouble. He would do different things to try and get in trouble. After his brother Mike comes back from jail, Clayton wants to change. He has to try hard to get people to change their opinion of him as a big…

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Frindle – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Frindle by Andrew Clements Realistic Fiction Review #1 This book was exciting. It’s about a boy who makes up a new word. The book is a good read and shows how the boy makes a word that goes viral. This book is not a waste of time. It is a great book to read. The book is about Nick Allen who makes a new word for pen, “frindle.” The word…

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