Category Archives: Adventure

Kid Review: Dog Tags #3 Prisoners of War

Kid Review: Dog Tags #3 Prisoners of War

Newly arrived on the Western front and assigned as a medic, Rivera finds himself in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge, cut off behind enemy lines–and his only companion is a Nazi trained Doberman pinscher.

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“I like this book” ~David

I know that isn’t much to go on, but David liked it, and I’d never noticed this book series before. The summary sounds really good and The Battle of the Bulge is interesting learn about – let alone imagining actually being there.

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There come a soldier Pure Grit World War II: the Final Years
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Kid Review: The Magic Cake Shop

Kid Review: The Magic Cake Shop

The Magic Cake Shop

When ten-year-old Emma Burblee’s beautiful but snobbish parents banish her to Nummington for the summer with her loathsome Uncle Simon, she is befriended by the seemingly magical town baker, Mr. Crackle, who soon becomes a target of Simon and his associate.

I loved this book because it was about baking. Even though it was fiction, it had a wonderful storyline to it. I hope that people can read it all the time and it gets put in my school library!! Girls and boys, request and read this book. Yes, it was that good!!

Recommended by: Erica

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28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Octavia Spencer

28 Days Later Black History Month Featured Author Octavia Spencer

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Today’s honoree in the seventh annual 28 Days Later campaign, a Black History Month celebration of children’s book creators of color, is Octavia Spencer.

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The campaign will run February 1-28, 2014.

  • The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Feature Article: Octavia Spencer
  •  Amazon Look Inside: The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit
  • GoodReads: The Case of the Time Capsule Bandit
  • More Featured Authors & Illustrators

Twelve-year-old Randi, unhappy about moving from Brooklyn to Deer Creek, Tennessee, after her mother’s death, soon finds new friends and a case to solve surrounding a stolen time capsule and rumors of a centuries-old treasure.

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The Brown Bookshelf blog is designed to push awareness of African American voices writing for young readers. A major program of theirs is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult. Read more about the founders of The Brown Bookshelf here.

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2014 Newbery Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses

2014 Newbery Medal Winner: Flora & Ulysses

FloraRescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

Author: Kate DiCamillo

 

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The Lost Hero

The Lost Hero

LostHero2I really like the new characters: Jason and Piper and Leo. (Especially Leo!)  I lovedEspanolIcon the mechanical dragon Festus. Personally, I’d rather ride a mechanical dragon than a hippogrif, I mean, if anybody ever gives me the choice.

This one opens with Jason, Piper and Leo on a bus on a field trip. Jason has amnesia and doesn’t even know who Leo and Piper are. Monsters attack (of course!) and hey, don’t you know, these three are demi-gods and their teacher is their satyr/guardian. If you don’t have the book yet look inside at the first few chapters and then take a look at what other kids have to say about it. (Although beware spoilers!) Author: Rick Riordan

 

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