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Trouble in Timbuktu

Trouble in Timbuktu

Trouble in Timbuktu I think that this book was a good perspective on what dreams and future you can have if you just believe in yourself. Think about what the two people in this story are trying too tell you about their life. Author: Cristina Kessler Reviewed by Amanda

I haven’t read this one, but here is a summary from the online catalog: “Ignoring her parents’ wishes, as well as the customary place of women in Timbuktu society, twelve-year-old Ayisha joins her twin brother in trying to stop a pair of tourists from stealing an ancient manuscript.”

Trouble in Timbuktu sounds good and I think I’ll take Amanda’s advice and put that one on hold. I would like to learn about Timbuktu – which is actually a real place. It is a city in the West African nation of Mali. It’s not just an imaginary far away place, like when we sarcastically describe someplace as, “in Timbuktu!” – meaning – really, really far away.

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Kid Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series

Kid Review: Percy Jackson & the Olympians Series

The Lightning Thief

This summer, I blogged about the last book in the Percy Jackson & The Olymians series, The Last Olympian. Kids can’t seem to say enough about Percy. Here is what a couple kids had to say about the first book in the series, The Lightning Thief:

This book and the series that follows it is just- awesome. I really recommend this book for someone who might love greece- mythology- or action. This book is written from a twelve year olds point of view ( but the author is much older) and he turns out to be the son of Posiedon the Water God. There are 6 books and they all follow each other up with more action and exitement any other book can show you. I love this book and you might too. Author: Rick Riordan Reviewed by: Emma

i love this book. just because it is about greek myhtology, doesnt mean that it is boring. it informs you with so much, yet it is so fun to read. rick riordan made an amazing book, and we should all be proud. greek mythology is something that is very special, and no one really pays too much attention to it. but this book reunites all greek mythology fans. from god to gorgon! from satyr to cyclops! be proud of what this world has made. Author: Rick Riordan Reviewed by Emily

The Last Olympian

And finally, a kid word about The Last Olympian. The Last Olympian is so cool let alone the rest of the series! Reviewed by: Storm

  • Official Website Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • Blue Trident Fan Site
  • #1: The Lightning Thief on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #2: The Sea of Monsters on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #3: The Titan’s Curse on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #4: The Battle of the Labyrinth on CD and Downloadable Audiobook
    #5: The Last Olympian on CD and Downloadable Audiobook

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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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