Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan Mythology Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Percy Jackson tells you stories and the origins of all the 12 major Greek gods. He also tells you the creation story and some other myths. Review #2 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) I SO LOVE GREEK MYTHOLOGY so this book was obviously just amazing for me! I have read all of the Percy Jackson … Read more
Who Was Walt Disney? Who Was series by Whitney Stewart Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Walt was a boy who loved to play pranks and jokes. He was an ambulance driver in France during WWI. He was creator of Mickey Mouse and Disney. He also loved to entertain people. He often got himself in trouble. His family was poor, but he had the happiest times of his childhood on … Read more
Who Was Stan Lee? Who Was series by Geoff Edgers Biography Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Stan Lee was just 17 when he got his first job at Timely Comics in 1939. Since then Stan has launched a comic book empire, Marvel Comics. He created iconic superheroes such as Iron Man, Spider Man, and the Fantastic Four, and many more.
Dog Finds Lost Dolphin and More Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes National Geographic Kids Chapters series by Elizabeth Carney Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about three animal heroes. There is a dolphin rescue dog, a monkey miracle worker, and rats who find land mines. I liked this book because it is about my favorite thing – animals!
Ostriches The Superpower Field Guide written by Rachel Poliquin illustrated by Nicholas John Frith Juvenile Non-fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ostriches really are remarkable animals, and this energetic and engaging field guide is sure to excite and educate readers about all of their “superpowers.” Tall, fast, fierce, powerful, ostriches have evolved to survive in the African savannah, which can be hot, dry, and unforgiving (as well as being the home to a number … Read more
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 about design and storytelling. The … Read more
Outer Space Junior Genius Guide series by Ken Jennings Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book was about things in space that most people wouldn’t know, like that Mars has a volcano bigger than Arizona. I like that there was a quiz/test at the end of the book to test your knowledge about what you just learned. I like the theming of a day in class because it had chapters … Read more
The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Annie was eight years old when the Germans invaded Holland. She had to be separated from her family and go into hiding because she was Jewish. For two years she hid with her sister Sini in an upstairs room and had to avoid searches by hiding in a little room inside a closet. When Holland was finally liberated, it … Read more
What Is the Story of Hello Kitty? by Kirsten Anderson Non-fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book has told the story of Hello Kitty from 1974 when Hello Kitty was first designed by Sanrio (3-River) and her first appearance on a coin purse. It told her story from when her family was introduced, she became the children’s ambassador for UNICEF, her movie, Hello Kitty theme parks, TV shows, Hello Kitty being … Read more