Author: First Book Publish:2016 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:9.1 Characters: Wild Animals of the North (Dieter Braun’s Wild Animals Book 1) First published: June 6th 2016Rating: 9.12 stars GoodReads:Wild Animals of the North Review: The latest step on my Carnegie / Kate Greenaway catch up is Wild Animals of the North by Dieter Braun. Genuinely a little bit breathtaking, this is something rather special.The conceit is simple and easy to grasp: Braun lists a selection of the wild animals to be found across a series of regions in The North. This can cover anything from killer whales in the Arctic through to pandas in Asia. And, as I said, it is something.
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Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.7 Characters: The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath (The Adventures Of Pixie Piper Book 1) First published: March 16th 2015Rating: 8.7 stars GoodReads:The Adventures of Pixie Piper: A Fairy’s Breath Review: Such a sweet read. With a couple of rough days in a row, I wanted something light that would make me smile. Little did I know I’d get that type of read from the adventures of Pixie Piper. Advanced readers could probably tackle this in a day and sometimes you need something sweet to counter what we see everyday.
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.2 Characters: The Flinkwater Factor (Flinkwater Book 1) First published: August 31st 2015Rating: 7.22 stars GoodReads:The Flinkwater Factor Review: This was a cute book I think middle readers would enjoy. It’s split into five “episodes” that are loosely connected. The town is called Flinkwater in Iowa. There is a shout out to Omaha, NE. This book has a lot of potty humor which is fine…but great for middle readers.
Author: First Book Publish:2011 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.6 Characters: Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis (Michael Belmont Book 1) First published: November 16th 2011Rating: 7.6 stars GoodReads:Michael Belmont and the Tomb of Anubis Review: Michael Belmont has always dreamed of leading a more adventurous life, but when it actually happens, he ends up getting more than he ever bargained for. Michael is sent to stay with his best friend Liam in Scotland while their parents conduct research at an ancient Egyptian necropolis. All is well until the boys get news that their parents have disappeared. Now Michael, his sister Abby, and Liam suddenly find themselves in a race to obtain an ancient magical artifact that could be the only key to rescuing their parents- before it’s too late. Come on a journey with Michael and his companions as they unravel the mysteries of a medieval Scottish castle, get kidnapped by angry werewolves, and become entangled in a war that has been raging for thousands of years.
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
Author: First Book Publish:2011 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:6.9 Characters: Raveleijn (Raveleijn Book 1) First published: March 31st 2011Rating: 6.86 stars GoodReads:Raveleijn Review: Iets te veel een “en toen en toen” verhaal, en door de beperkte point of view had ik het gevoel dat ik een en ander miste, het was niet altijd even spannend. Maar misschien kwam dat ook wel omdat ik de tv-serie eerst had gezien.
Author: First Book Publish:2017 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:9.1 Characters: Midnight Without a Moon (Rose Lee Carter Book 1) First published: January 2nd 2017Rating: 9.08 stars GoodReads:Midnight Without a Moon Review: I had the opportunity to read an ARC of this awesome novel by Linda Williams Jackson. This is a very powerful book with an important story that needs to be shared with young people. More than any other book I’ve ever read on the civil rights movement, this book pulled me right into the world of African American sharecroppers living in Mississippi in 1955. Told from the point of view of thirteen-year-old Rose Lee Carter, who lives with her grandparents, her younger brother, and her cousin in a sm
Author: First Book Publish:2012 Books in series: 2 Avg. Book Rating:8.2 Characters: Loogie the Booger Genie, Prince of Prank (Loogie The Booger Genie Book 1) First published: November 20th 2012Rating: 8.3 stars GoodReads:Loogie the Booger Genie, Prince of Prank Review: Over all I really enjoyed the book, but there were things I didn’t like. I would have liked to see the book extended to show how the prince is finally freed. I was a bit disappointed when I read the last chapter to see the story didn’t actually end. To me it seemed like it just dropped off. I also had the 11 year old I baby sit read the book, and tell me what he thought. He said he liked it, but like me he wanted to see what happens to the prince. The other thing we both agreed on was that the s Loogie the Booger Genie, A Very Nasty Cold (Loogie The Booger Genie Book 2) First published: March 18th 2013Rating: 8 stars GoodReads:Loogie the Booger Genie, A Very Nasty Cold Review: Be careful what you wish! Charlie and Loogie share a very nasty cold that wreaks havoc with Loogie’s magic skills. To make matters worse, the…
Author: First Book Publish:2017 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:8.8 Characters: Dragonwatch (Fablehaven Adventure Book 1) First published: March 13th 2017Rating: 8.82 stars GoodReads:Dragonwatch Review: It’s too bad you couldn’t hear the squeals of excitement our daughters let out when this book showed up on our doorstep! I’m sure there were many other such squeals at other houses when this book came out last week. I know that our kids (okay, and me too!) have been waiting for this book to come out ever since it was announced that Brandon Mull would be writing a sequel series to his beloved Fablehaven series. I will admit that I can’t wait to introduce our little guy to these books in a few ye
Author: First Book Publish:2015 Books in series: 1 Avg. Book Rating:7.7 Characters: The Jumbies (The Jumbies Book 1) First published: April 27th 2015Rating: 7.66 stars GoodReads:The Jumbies Review: got this book part of the goodreads first reads. It is a good book. Good story, excellent balance on magic, lore and story. Passing of my copy to a good friend.