Legends of Zita the Spacegirl – book review

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl Zita the Spacegirl #2 by Ben Hatke Adventure Graphic Novel Science Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Zita’s pretty much famous now that she’s saved a world from complete annihilation. But she’s not so comfortable being a superstar, so when a weird little look-alike robot shows up and starts impersonating her, Zita is glad for the break. But when the REAL Zita is ready to return, her doppelganger won’t … Read more

Max & the Midnights #2 – Read It and Rate It

Max & the Midnights: Battle of the Bodkins Max & the Midnights #2 by Lincoln Peirce Adventure Fantasy Funny Illustrated Fiction Juvenile Fiction Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) Max and her friends are back in this second Midknights book. They’ve all started down the paths to their future careers – Max is in knight school, Millie is learning magic, Kevyn is starting a Library, and Simon has discovered he has a gift with … Read more

Max & the Midknights – book review

Max & the Midknights #1 by Lincoln Peirce Adventure Fantasy Funny Illustrated fiction Juvenile Fiction Tween * * * * Stars (Great!) Max has no desire to be a troubadour like Uncle Budrick, but kids always end up following in the footsteps/trades of their families, so it seems inevitable. That all changes when they visit Byjovia – the kingdom where Budrick grew up and discover that the good and benevolent king has been supplanted by … Read more

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure – book review

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney Adventure Fantasy Funny Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Rowley Jefferson writes his first wholesome fantasy adventure! And then makes the mistake (?) of sharing the first few chapters with his best friend Greg Heffley, who becomes his greatest fan and his greatest critic. Incorporating some of Greg’s suggestions and his own creativity, Rowley crafts a hilarious story that’s a mishmash of popular genres, well-worn … Read more

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid – book review

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal spin-off of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney Funny Illustrated Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Rowley Jefferson decides to start his own diary after the success of Greg Heffley’s journaling experiment. He shares a few facts about himself, but it quickly becomes all about his friendship with Greg, so he decides to make it official – he’s writing a … Read more

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