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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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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Maze of Bones – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Maze of Bones 39 Clues (original series) #1 by Rick Riordan Adventure Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) I think this book is ok. In this book Amy and Dan Cahill go on a big adventure. After their grandma dies they find out that they are a family important in history. They find 39 clues around the world. This is kind of like me because I like to find…

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Medusa Plot – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

The Medusa Plot 39 Clues: Cahills vs Vespers #1 by Gordon Korman Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “Pretty good” was a half star overstatement. I liked the mystery and adventure/thriller. The first series really kept me reading, but this one lost me.

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Goosebumps Horrorland: The Streets of Panic Park – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

The Streets of Panic Park Goosebumps Horrorland #12 by R.L. Stine Horror Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Once all the kids escape Horrorland and then saw how dangerous Panic Park was, they decided to go back to Horrorland, but they find a man that demanded they stay in Panic Park to bring it back to the present. The only way to do so is to scare them….

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Goosebumps Horrorland: Escape from Horrorland – Read It and Rate It

September 5, 2019

Escape from Horrorland Goosebumps Horrorland #11 by R.L. Stine Horror Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This audiobook is the continuing story of the Special guests escaping Horrorland. The kids still in Horrorland are trying to travel to Panic Park going through a mirror, but they don’t have a single mirror in Horrorland, so that is the trouble. They all have seen a horror named Bryan. He is…

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