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The Cardboard Kingdom

By Chad Sells and 10 writers

This book is about kids who make costumes out of cardboard. This book is about being creative and you’re never too old too to do certain things.

I like this book because the kids are allowed to do whatever or wear whatever they want to. One boy dresses as a sorceress and one girl is a Knight. I can relate to Big Banshee because I’m always being told I’m loud and she is too.

I recommend this book to kids who are working on friendship skills.

I give this book 14 friendship stars and 1 cardboard stars๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿป

There are a bunch of paper projects you can do to make the costumes in the book. They can be downloaded here

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100 Demon Dialogues

By Lucy Bellwood

This book is about a demon and Lucy Bellwood and 100+ comic pictures about how the demon says it’s too hard and stuff like that. I think the project is cool to address your demon every day for 100 days. Lucy says she and her demon became friends.

I like this book because the demon sounds like my demon. My demon’s name is Dunkel Demon. My demon tells me my drawings stink like rotten eggs.

I recommend this book to anyone because we all have a demon

I give this book 15 demon stars ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น

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By Devin Scillian

Illustrated by K.L. Darnell

This book is about a boy named Fibblestax who competes against a man who names the things in the world. They give names to the thing and the word that gets the most applause or cheers is the name. The other guy makes mean and bad sounding names for the thing.

I like this book because it is very creative and fun. I recommend this book to anyone who is creative. I give this book 15 word stars. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ”ค๐Ÿ†™๐Ÿ†—๐Ÿ†’โญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸโœจโœจโœจ

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Written by Marcie Colleen

Illustrated by Emma Yarlett

Happy birthday to my blog! It is two years old today. When I started it, I had just finished first grade. Now I am finishing third grade. I didn’t expect my blog to turn out this way with author interviews, free books and so much reading. I didn’t know what a F&G was and now they show up at my house. Today’s book is one of those.

First of, I love Marcie Colleen. Second, I am madly in love with penguins. When I heard about her book, Penguinaut, I told my mom I wanted to review it. That afternoon a random envelope showed up from Scholastics. It was a F&G of Penguinaut. Thank you, Scholastics, for knowing me so well! Now on to the review.

This book is about a penguin that wants to have big adventures like his friends at the zoo have. When the penguin builds a spaceship off his dreams of going to space go. ( In a good way!) He misses his friends but they showed kindness to him.

I like this book because it has a part that I think is very cute. I think it is a book about dreams, friendship, adventure and all that stuff but in a way kids would enjoy.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves Marcie Colleen, but everyone can read it to!!

I give this 15 penguin stars๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ธ๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง

Ps this book comes out on October 30th but you can preorder it!

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Meet the author/illustrator: Dan Dougherty


Website/social media

Tell me a little about you: Iโ€™m a writer and illustrator of comics and childrenโ€™s books, probably best known for my comic strip Beardo. I live near Chicago with my wife, daughter and son.

– When you were my age (9), did you like to read? I loved to read! My library card was my best tool, I read a lot of Calvin and Hobbes, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins and anything dinosaur related.
What was your favorite author or book? Definitely Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson. My mom would hand me one of those books when she needed me to chill for a bit so she could get some work done! It explains a lot!
– how do you get your story ideas? With Beardo, I just pulled directly from my life experiences. With some of my more scary comics, I try to think of things that would be scary if I were the character!
– is it hard to write a book? Itโ€™s hard if youโ€™re writing about something you donโ€™t know about. When I find myself stuck, itโ€™s usually because I need to learn a little bit more about the context of what Iโ€™m writing.
– what authors do you like right now? Any lesser known ones you can recommend? I really enjoy Bodie Troll by Jay Fosgitt. Itโ€™s an all ages comic about a troll who wants to be feared but is too lovable and cute to be taken seriously. (Bridget note: Me too!)
– what is the best part of being an author? When someone connects with something you wrote.
– I met you at a Comic Con. What is that event like as an author? Itโ€™s great! You get to see all your fellow artist and author friends, and meet the people who have read or will read your work. I always look forward to comic con!
– any advice for a kid who wants to be an author? Read as much as you can! You might not enjoy every book you read, but thereโ€™s a lesson in everything. Maybe you donโ€™t like a story, ask yourself why it isnโ€™t working for you. Maybe you love a story, so can you explain why it works so well? Take things apart and see how they function, and then go write your own!

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Lola and Lazlo into the Woods

By Julee Laurent

Illustrations by Dennis Anderson

This book is about a girl named Lola who lost her puppy, Lazlo. Along the way they meet animals that try to help her find Lazlo.

I like this book because it has little Easter eggs that the back says is for grown ups but I know some of them. It helps you understand weird phrases we have in life.

I recommend this book to kids and grownups. The kids will like the talking animals. The grown ups will like the Easter eggs.

I give this 15 animal stars.๐ŸŠ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ†๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ—๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฆ”๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ€๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿป๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ

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Memoirs of a Goldfish

By Devin Scillian

Illustrations by Tim Bowers

I am going to be on a little Devin Scillian kick as I just interviewed him. Now I am reading the books he mentioned with a new perspective. In person interviews are definitely different.

He told me this book was written because his daughter mentioned the title. It is neat that he writes the titles first!

This book is about a fish who lives in a tank but it keeps getting new residents everyday. The residents come like this: Mr Bubbles; Mervin; Fred; Rhoda and Clark; Cha Cha.

I like this book because the fish has to deal with a lot of fish.

I recommend this book to kids who need a laugh.

I give this book 15 stars fish stars๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 

P. S. Sorry if I reviewed your book but didn’t give stars.