Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8 Characters: Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker (Teddy Mars Book 1) First published: March 23rd 2015Rating: 7.98 stars GoodReads:Teddy Mars Book #1: Almost a World Record Breaker Review: One of seven children in his family, Teddy Mars craves the attention his siblings get from their passions. Oldest sister Sharon is a serious singer, twins Caitlin and Casey have each other for fun activities, Maggie’s passion is running, Grace is sarcastic, critical, yet bright,the “observer,” main character Teddy, who is almost ten, is obsessed with the Guinness Book of World Records, and the possibility of accomplishing something amazing enough to receive a world record of his own. Youngest br
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Author: First Book Publish:2013 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.1 Characters: Escape from Berlin (Escape From Berlin Book 1) First published: September 23rd 2013Rating: 8.06 stars GoodReads:Escape from Berlin Review: My eyes were wet at least 4 times while I read through the book. This book is a wonderful and terrible and wonderful read. The lives of so many were changed because of the Kindertransport, and the events leading up to the Second World War. This book showed the lives of two German – Jewish girls who had to survive during this time. I have a lot of feelings pertaining to this book, but all I want to say is to read it.
Author: First Book Publish:2013 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.1 Characters: The Gumazing Gum Girl!: Chews Your Destiny (Gumazing Gum Girl, #1) (Gumazing Gum Girl Book 1) First published: August 19th 2013Rating: 7.08 stars GoodReads:The Gumazing Gum Girl!: Chews Your Destiny (Gumazing Gum Girl, #1) Review: I’m sure that kids will love this new series. It should be especially fun for girls as most super heros are boys.
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.4 Characters: Revenge of the Flower Girls (Brewster Triplets Book 1) First published: May 26th 2014Rating: 8.44 stars GoodReads:Revenge of the Flower Girls Review: When triplets decide they don’t want their older sister to marry her armadillo looking boyfriend, they set out to stop the wedding. What happens next is funny. The ending comes with some unexpected help for the triplets plan. This is a great book for girls grade 3 and up! Revenge of the Angels (Brewster Triplets Book 2) First published: August 24th 2015Rating: 7.92 stars GoodReads:Revenge of the Angels Review: Eh, not a fan of the séance they held. Aside from that, cute! I could see fans of Junie B. Jones loving this series.
Author: First Book Publish:2012 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:7.9 Characters: Evertaster (Evertaster Book 1) First published: June 13th 2012Rating: 7.84 stars GoodReads:Evertaster Review: Mehhhhhhh. I just didn’t love it. This was a bedtime book for my ten and thirteen year old and they actually loved it, but I was never hooked. So there you go. The Buttersmiths’ Gold (Evertaster Book 2) First published: May 1st 2013Rating: 8.28 stars GoodReads:The Buttersmiths’ Gold Review: A perfect middle grade tale to read with your kids! There’s action, mystery, and valuable lessons on loyalty and purity. Oh…and trolls!
Author: First Book Publish:2013 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.9 Characters: Starring Jules: As Herself (Starring Jules Book 1) First published: February 28th 2013Rating: 7.9 stars GoodReads:Starring Jules: As Herself Review: Lights! Camera! Action! A hilarious chapter book debut from a fabulous new talent! Things to Know About Me by Jules Bloom 1. I am a scrambled-eggs-and-chocolate-milk type person. 2. I have an audition for a TV commercial (which would be great if I were a tall-icy-drink type person.) 3. I am in between best friends right now. 4. I am worried that the audition will be a disaster. (See #1 and #3!) Jules doesn’t want to ruin THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME, and she’s willing to turn to anyone for help–even her know-it-all ex-best friend! If only that lovely new girl in class would turn out to be the new best friend of her dreams, maybe, just maybe, Jules will be ready for her close-up….
Author:Scott Nash, Kaye Umansky First Book Publish:2007 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.4 Characters: The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow (Solomon Snow Book 1) First published: February 19th 2007Rating: 7.44 stars GoodReads:The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow Review: I liked this book. It was a bit charming. I liked that the author left some fun surprises at the end. It didn’t turn out as I predicted it would. And I am glad. Mostly this book is for younger readers, who don’t do well with too much suspense stress. There is some suspense, but it really isn’t very intense. The book seems pretty predictable, until the end, which wasn’t too far out there.I found this book entertaining but not something that was constantly on my mind when I was away from it. It was a SUPER easy read.I loved the end and what Prudence tells Solly what quality she likes about him the very most. I wish someone would tell ME that I posess that same quality!
Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:6.3 Characters: Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel (Tig Ripley Book 1) First published: September 30th 2016Rating: 6.28 stars GoodReads:Rock ‘n’ Roll Rebel Review: Thirteen-year-old Tig Ripley has plenty of good reasons for starting an all-girl rock band. Never mind she doesn’t play an instrument–she’ll figure that out. Fronting a band is sure to propel her out of the background and into the spotlight at her middle school. So after a few weeks’ worth of drumming lessons under her belt, she starts assembling her band. With her cousin Kyra agreeing to play bass, soon Tig has her piano-playing friend Olivia down for the keyboard. And then she convinces tough girl Robbie Chan to sign on as lead guitarist. With a cool name–Pandora’s Box–all the band needs now is a killer lead singer. How hard can that be? But when Kyra invites obnoxious diva Haley Thornton to join the band, Tig realizes snagging a lead singer–the right lead singer–is not going to be easy. Everyone says the drummer is the heartbeat of a band–does Tig have what it takes to lead Pandora’s Box?
Author: First Book Publish:2014 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8 Characters: Quinny & Hopper (Quinny & Hopper Book 1) First published: June 9th 2014Rating: 7.98 stars GoodReads:Quinny & Hopper Review: Quinny has a lot to say. Hopper gets to the point. Quinny has one speed: very, very, extra-very fast. Hopper proceeds with caution. Quinny has big ideas. Hopper has smart solutions. Quinny and Hopper couldn’t be more different. They are an unstoppable team. But when summer ends, things suddenly aren’t the same. Can Quinny and Hopper stick together in the face of stylish bullies, a killer chicken, and the brand-new Third Grade Rules-especially the one that says they aren’t allowed to be friends anymore?
Author:Sue Stauffacher First Book Publish:2005 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:7.4 Characters: Donuthead (Donuthead Book 1) First published: June 27th 2005Rating: 7.34 stars GoodReads:Donuthead Review: Franklin Delano Donuthead is a fifth grader with a lot of problems: For starters, his last name is Donuthead. He considers himself handicapped because one arm and leg are shorter than the other (by less than half an inch), his mother is trying to poison him with non-organic foods (like salami), he doesn’t have a father, and Sarah Kervick, the new girl, who’s mean and totally unhygienic, is attached to him, warts and all, like glue. This is a hilarious and touching novel featuring a neurotic, scared boy and a tougher-than-nails girl who each help the other in more ways than they can imagine. Sue Stauffacher has crafted characters full of wit and sensitivity, with a little anti-bacterial soap thrown in for good measure.From the Hardcover edition. Donutheart (Donuthead Book 2) First published: October 9th 2006Rating: 7.6 stars GoodReads:Donutheart Review: Franklin Delano Donuthead, star of Sue Stauffacher’s Donuthead, is back and life continues to throw him lots of curveballs: he’s now in sixth grade which means it’s time for middle school, with all of…