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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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Kid Review: The BFG

Kid Review: The BFG

The BFG

Kidsnatched from her orphanage by a BFG (Big Friendly Giant), who spends his life blowing happy dreams to children, Sophie concocts with him a plan to save the world from nine other man-gobbling cannybull giants.

Sam says,

This book is awesome! Sophie and the BFG spin a magical story and turn it into this book. Tag along as these very characters rid the world of child eating brutes forever!
 

 

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Kid Review: Mariana and the Merchild

Kid Review: Mariana and the Merchild

Mariana and the Merchild

A childless old woman is given a merbaby to raise until the child can safely return to the sea.

Brianna says,

“I have just read this book and I thought it was great. The author brings you close to the sea, just by how she describes the scenes. The illustrations are beautiful and the words of the author are heart-worming. I would definitely recommend reading this tale from Chile.”

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I haven’t read this one but Brianna makes it sound like one to try. I do like stories about mermaids – like Ariel and the sassy mermaids in the Peter and the Starcatchers series. Mermaid stories always have that tension that happens when you care about people between two worlds. Even though mermaids aren’t real, we can relate to their problem – how do you manage when people you care about pull you back and forth between two worlds? For them, the difference is between the land and the sea, but for us the difference might be between two friends or the difference between two parents. I can relate to mermaids because of this and if you think about it, you probably can too. 

I have started Keeper but haven’t finished it yet – it’s a new mermaid story for 2010. If you like mermaids, try Keeper or one of these:
Keeper Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret The Islands of the Blessed Ingo
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Kid Review – Pee Wee’s Tale

Kid Review – Pee Wee’s Tale

Pee Wee's Tale

When his owner’s parents let him go in Central Park, a young guinea pig learns to survive in the natural world with the help of a “park-wise” squirrel while trying to find his way back home.

D.R. says:

Peewee’s Tale is a great book about a guinea pig named Peewee that gets given to a little boy for his birthday by his uncle, which his parents dislike greatly. When the boy goes on a sleepover at his friend’s house, his parents let the guinea pig run away. Read Peewee’s Tale to find out if Peewee finds his owner or if he’s on his own.

:If you like Pee-Wee’s adventures trying to survive in a human world, try these:
I Freddy Streg Nona: Her Story A Cricket in Time's Square Charlotte's Web
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