Dork Diaries: Tales from the Not-So-Smart Miss Know It All – Read It and Rate It

Tales from the Not-So-Smart Miss Know It All Dork Diaries #5 by Rachel Renee Russell Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) In order to thwart Mackenzie’s evil plans (and in order to spend more time with her secret crush), Nikki takes a job at the Lacklester school newspaper. Sometimes Nikki makes bad decisions (like sneaking out of the house on New Year’s Eve), but like a real kid she is trying to … Read more

Big Nate: Silent But Deadly – Read It and Rate It

Big Nate: Silent But Deadly Big Nate #18 by Lincoln Peirce Funny Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) I liked that this book had better jokes than all the other books, but I must say to the adults who don’t like disrespect to other adults that this book is full of rude humor to teachers and other people.

Big Nate: On a Roll – Read It and Rate It

Big Nate: On a Roll Big Nate #3 by Lincoln Peirce Funny Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is about Nate trying to win 1st place for his Boy Scouts, but his archenemy, Arthur, is his competition. I like this book because it is fun seeing all the stupid mistakes he makes. It also gives me an idea of what public school is like. His funniest mistake is him … Read more

Just Jaime – book review

Just Jaime by Terri Libenson Graphic Novel Illustrated Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) It’s the last day of seventh grade and Jaime should be celebrating, but she’s got something on her mind. It has to do with the way her group of friends has been treating her all year – cutting her down, leaving her out, teasing her, and ignoring her. She decides to confront her best friend, Maya, and find … Read more

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star – Read It and Rate It

Tales from a Not-S0-Talented Pop Star Dork Diaries #3 by Rachel Renee Russell Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I like all of the Dork Diaries books because there is a different message in each of them. My favorite one is #3 because Nikki and her friends form a band for a contest and they have lots of different scenarios and adventures. Review #2 * * * * … Read more

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life – Read It and Rate It

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Dork Diaries #1 by Rachel Renee Russell Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) Dork Diaries are about a girl named Nikki who writes a diary about her everyday life. She just moved to a new school. She really doesn’t fit in, but later she meets two new girls, Chloe and Zoey who later become her best friends. I personally did not enjoy these books, they were much … Read more

Invisible Emmie

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson Graphic Novel Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Emmie is a 7th grader and despite her amazing art skills, she’s basically invisible to her peers. She’s not bullied or picked on, but she’s certainly not popular either. She has one good friend (Brianna), but they don’t have many classes together, so Emmie spends most of her school days feeling alone and somewhat anxious. One day at lunch Emmie … Read more

Star Wars: Jedi Academy – book review

Star Wars: Jedi Academy Jedi Academy #1 by Jeffrey Brown Illustrated Fiction Graphic Novel Science Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Roan lives on Tatooine. He likes drawing comics and is looking forward to going to Pilot School. But his hopes are dashed when he learns that his application to Pilot School has been rejected – what now?  Will he have to stay on Tatooine and be a farmer? He doesn’t exactly have a … Read more

Ruth and the Green Book – book review

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss Historical Fiction Ruth and her family take a trip in the 1950’s from Chicago to Alabama to visit her grandmother.  Traveling out of the city and seeing the hills and trees appear and the streets and buildings disappear are something new for Ruth. Along the way Ruth sees, for the first time in her life, that others are not always friendly to those … Read more