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Kid Review: Bud Not Buddy

Kid Review: Bud Not Buddy

Bud Not Buddy

This is a very good or I mean a very interesting book. It talks about a guy that lived in an orphanage, until one day the Amos’s adopted him. Author: Christopher Paul Curtis.” Reviewed by: Katherine

Bud’s life with the Amos’s is tough and he eventually decides to run away. Bud has some clues about who he thinks his father is and is determined to find him. This book won the The Newbery Medal AND the Coretta Scott King Award in 2000. Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Another really excellent book by Christopher Paul Curtis is Elijah of Buxton. Read the blog post about that one.

  • Read Chapter One from Elijah of  Buxton
  • Listen to an Exerpt of Elijah of Buxton
  • Watch a video interview with Christopher Paul Curtis
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    Kid Review: Down the Rabbit Hole, an Echo Falls Mystery

    Kid Review: Down the Rabbit Hole, an Echo Falls Mystery

    Down the Rabbit Hole

    It was a good book that kept me reading. It was kind of a mystery. Mostly it was about a girl solving a crime. Reviewed By: BookWormKid Author: Peter Abrahams Series: Echo Falls Mystery

    The Echo Falls Mysteries star eigth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill, a girl who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves mysteries in her home town of Echo Falls. In Down th Rabbit Hole, Ingrid’s mystery solving life is turned on end when she becomes the target of a murder investigation. Down the Rabbit Hole was a Young Hooser Book Award Nominee for 2008-2009 for 6-8th graders. You can keep following Ingrid’s adventures in her next two adventures. In Behind the Curtain, Ingrid uncovers an athletic scandal at her local high school and in Into the Dark, she fights to clear her Grandfather’s name when a body is found on his farm.

    Behind the Curtain

    Into the Dark

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    Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism

    Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism

    Molly Moon's Incredible Book of HypnotismMolly Moon is just plain miserable.  She lives in a dirty orphanage with a mean matron and kids that bully her.  She feels ugly and unloved and not in any way special.  That all changes the day she visits the library (great things always happen there!) and discovers a mysterious book about hypnotism.  After reading the book, Molly discovers that with a flash of her dazzling eyes, she can make people do anything she wants.  Molly’s life is about to get much, much better!  “So far in life, Molly had drawn a short straw. Now she was going to get what was due to her … She felt sure that with hypnotism under her belt, she’d never be short of money again. And as for people, Molly decided there and then that from now on, no one would push her or pinch her or boss her or bully her or ignore her. She was going to be somebody now and the world better watch out, because a new, shiny Molly Moon was about to burst through the ether and dazzle it.” Watch out world, here comes the new and improved Molly Moon! Author: Georgia Byng

    #1: Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism
    #2: Molly Moon Stops the World on CD
    #3: Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure on CD
    #4: Molly Moon Micky Minus and the Mind Machine
    #5: Molly Moon & the Morphing Mystery

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    The Lightning Thief

    The Lightning Thief

    The Lightning ThiefAs if his life isn’t enough of a mess: his father left before he was born, he can’t seem to control his temper and he keeps getting kicked out of school…Percy Jackson vaporizes his teacher…whoops!…and is almost killed by a minotaur…yikes! Percy’s Mom decides it’s time he knew the truth – Percy is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and a Greek God. His mother sends him to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, for his own safety. At camp, Percy learns that his father is Poseidon, God of the Sea, and that Poseidon is accused of stealing Zeus’ lightning bolt. And when Zeus isn’t happy, nobody’s happy! Percy and his new friends at camp have to find out what really happened to the lightning bolt before a war between the gods wipes out mankind. Whew! Lots of action and laugh outloud funny. You’ll want to read more about Percy, and luckily, you can, there are 5 Percy adventures in all!  Author: Rick Riordan

    #1: Lightning Thief on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #2: Sea of Monsters on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #3: Titan’s Curse on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #4: Battle of the Labyrinth on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook
    #5: Last Olympian on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudiobook

    The Lightning Thief Web Comic Used With Permission

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