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Nancy Drew #36: The Secret of the Golden Pavilion

Nancy Drew #36: The Secret of the Golden Pavilion

Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Golden Pavilion

  • Attempts are made against Nancy’s life when she accepts a case in Honolulu. She must decipher strange symbols written on a piece of paper in order to learn the mystery behind an estate inherited by her client.

From Chapter One:

Nancy Drew, her lovely blue eyes sparkling with excitement, stared in fascination from the cabin of a private helicopter. The craft was headed for the River Heights airport, a few miles beyond. Below, the rooftops of the town stood out clearly in the moonlight.

Naya Says:

it was a really good book i love the nancy drew books so it was really just a really good book for me

If you Like Nancy Drew try some of these mysteries with smart kid detectives:
The Mystery of the third Lucretia Rescuing Seneca Crane Shakespeare's Secret Chasing Vermeer
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Kid Review – The Clique

Kid Review – The Clique

The Clique

Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father’s old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back. Author: Lisi Harrison Series: The Clique

Grace says:

“The Clique” was such a great book! I read it five times! The graphic novel version was so good, I decided to read the real book! I loved “The Clique” so much! I would suggest this book to clique-jacket1most people.

 

 

If you liked The Clique you might like some of these books that are also about cliques, popularity and fitting in:
Allie Finkle Best Friends and Drama Queens Alphas The Popularity Papers If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period
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Neil’s Review: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham

Neil’s Review: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham

The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Neil says:

The Watsons are very funny. Byron is the oldest. Kenny is the funny one. Joey is the annoying one. The whole family has done something funny. Like when Byron kissed his reflection on the car window. Kenny was embarrased when he read a higher book than the 5th graders. (This is still back during racism). The mom has a gap in between her teeth so she covers her mouth when she laughs. I thought that was very funny. The dad was laughng so hard he cried. I’m telling you this book is hilarious.

Thanks Neil!

Amazon Look Inside: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963

If you like reading about the 1960s, a time that was full of lot of new, controversial, sometimes scary things like: the Cuban missile crisis, men in space, the fight for civil rights, rock music & more, try one of these:
This Means War Criss Cross Gemini Summer Countdown
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Kid Review: The Quail Club

Kid Review: The Quail Club

The Quail Club

Now in fifth grade, Oy wants to do a Thai dance at the school talent show until Liliandra threatens to kick her out of their club if they do not perform an American-style skit together.

Anya says:

It was a very good book about bullying and gave me some good advice.

 

If you like reading about Oy, try her first book, The Gold Threaded Dress. If you are like Anya and the part about bullies spoke to you, try some of these:
The Gold Threaded Dress Stand Up for Yourself Confessions of a Former Bully The New Girl
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Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

Walk Two Moons

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother’s route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

Nina says:
WOW!!! that was a great book its totally a reread!!!

Other Books by Sharon Creech:
The Unfinished Angel Hate That Cat The Castle Corona Love That Dog
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