Adventures in Cartooning – book review

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 – Read It and Rate It

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

Upstairs Room – Read It and Rate It

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? – Read It and Rate It

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

Sisters – Read It and Rate It

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Autobiography Biography Graphic Novel Nonfiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) 2 sisters, 1 car. One week to go. They fight and they don’t get along. It’s hot. They are going to Colorado, but it takes a week. Will they survive each other? Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) This is a good book. I think this because it is kind of like my family. It is like … Read more

Welcome, Wombat – book review

Welcome, Wombat True Tales of Rescue series by Kama Einhorn Juvenile/Tween Nonfiction Wombats Animal Rescue * * * * Stars (Great!) Chance, the wombat, narrates a welcome to newly rescued “pinky” Panzer and shares wombat facts and information about the sanctuary and humans who have taken them in to raise and keep safe until such a time comes when they can return to the wild.  Details about wombat nature and habits is imparted in a … Read more

Smile – Read It and Rate It

Smile by Raina Telgemeier Autobiography Biography Graphic novel Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Very captivating. Love the pictures.  The story is so believable. I can so relate to her getting braces. Her whole family is pretty much EXACTLY like mine. CREEPY. Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) I liked “Smile” because the girl in “Smile” Raina had a lot of things happen to her teeth. She knocked her adult … Read more

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