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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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Kid Review: 11 Birthdays

Kid Review: 11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays

Ally says:

“This book is my favorite book because it is very interesting and a wonderful book!
Amanda and Leo have celebrated their birthdays everysingle year. On their 10th birthday Leo said some words he shouldn’t have said and Amanda got so mad, she didn’t talk to Leo for a whole year. So here comes their 11th birthday and Amanda still hasn’t talked to Leo. She has a very bad birthday and wants it to end so bad. So she is finally happy that it is almost Saturday. But it is their birthday again! Will she ever get out of this loop? Is anyone else expiriencing this? How can she stop?

I recodmend this book to the ages of 9-15. I am so glad it got published!

Thanks Wendy!”

If you like Amanda’s story – there’s more!

 

 

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Kid Review: Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Kid Review: Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

The Whangdoodle was once the most extraordinary creature in the world. He disappeared and made a land for himself and all the other remarkable animals that we don’t see anymore. It was a place where the last of the really great Whangdoodles could rule his kingdom with “peace, love and a sense of fun”. And then it was forgotten.

Or was it? Professor Savant believed in the Whangdoodle. And when he tells the three Potter children of his search for the spectacular creature, Lindy, Tom, and Ben are ready to go to Whangdoodleland. With the Professor’s help, they discover the secret way. Author: Julie Edwards

Sam Says,

This book was awesome it is adventurous, humorous, and fascinating. When Ben, Lindy, Tom and Professor Sevant travel to the amazing world of whangdoodles you never know what’ll happen. As you read this book your imagination will take you on an adventure you’ll never forget!
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Take note of that author - Julie Andrews Edwards. That’s Julie Andrews as in The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, the Grandma in The Princess Diaries movies & Princess Fiona’s mom in Shrek! All that talent wrapped up in one lady. Amazaing.

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