Posted in Awesome Kids, Reviews by Alexander

A Call to Arms

book cover of A Call to Arms

Reviewer: Alex

Book by Cube Kid

The book “A Call To Arms” is book 2 of the “Tales Of An 8-Bit Kitten” series and is about a kitten named Eeebs who went into the Nether and was magically transformed into a super powerful kitten. In book 2 he finds out that he can learn monster abilities by being affected by them. Eeebs has dark blue fur and he can stand up on 2 feet. Eeebs can also teach people monster abilities like the aspect of the spider that makes it so you can climb up walls like a spider. “ Tales An 8-Bit Kitten” is based in Minecraft. I like this book because it is about a kitten and I really like kittens and cats. I also like this book because Eeebs is not brave, disobedient, and does not understand a lot of stuff. People who like kittens, Minecraft, and monsters should read this book.

Posted in the great quarantine of 2020

Day 18

I was very productive yesterday and got through most of my school work. I even have a draft of my essay done.

Next week is school vacation. I shared on twitter how last year I went to the Grand Canyon and across Arizona.

I usually go see my grandparents in Maine, so this is first April, I will be home. Twitter is helping me plan my Home Spring Break. I would love your ideas on a quarantine spring break adventure!

I am kind of surprised by how boring this all is. In books, kids who are in crisis are always doing things or in middle of saving the world. I haven’t read a book yet where you save the world by just doing nothing. Books did not prepare me for this!

I think the lack of activity is what is messing with me the most. I am more extroverted than everyone else in my house and they are getting sick of me and I am getting sick of them.

If you need a good laugh, I recommend checking out Tour de Quarantine. It is daily hilarious mock bike races and as a cyclist, it makes me laugh. I really want the T-shirt and hope cycling groups do hold a Tour de Quarantine when we are all released. Side note: I did finally get around to getting my US Cycling membership. I am an official novice rider!

Mom is working at 5am most mornings and often isn’t done until well after 6pm. She is coordinating her company’s community response which is not as easy as I thought it would be. She also has to track the global and state data and summarize for a daily meeting. She hasn’t said anything about this but I would think it is a hard thing to track daily. She has been quilting a lot which is her stress reliever. She says if she wasn’t working so many long hours on COVID, she would make masks but right now she needs sewing to be not about COVID.

So yea, none of this is what I thought is how I would be helping save the world. I expect a whole new type of apocalypse books for kids after this.

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The Fowl Twins

By Eoin Colfer

Book Source: borrowed from library

Book Status: available

1. The Fowl twins, Myles and Beckett, have befriended both troll and fairy.

2. There is a duke, who is chasing the twins for the troll, because he would love the venom from the troll be so he can add a few hundred years to his lifespan.

3. There also is a nun, who is chasing the the twins for the fairy, so she can get all the secrets of fairy world.

4.  The Nun, of course captured the twins, but with a fight, a shave, and a series of punches, they escaped easily.

5. Then, the duke captures them, but I am not telling you how they escape!

Posted in the great quarantine of 2020

Day 17

Not much new to report. I sleep in. I do school work. I play on the computer. I complain I am bored.

Yesterday I did find out I had overlooked a school assignment. I appreciate what my teachers are doing but the current organization is confusing for a kid like me. It is a little hard to keep track of what I am supposed to be doing each week.

Next week is Spring Break. Last year I went to the Grand Canyon and across Arizona. This year, I will probably go to the back yard.

Over the weekend, I did write a poem I want to share. I call it Meadow Transformed

Not a long, long, time ago,
In a land not far away,
Flowers bloomed high and low,
And breezes made them sway,

Far and near, word got out,
Of a meadow pretty as can be,
Soon you could hear a newsie’s shout,
Of a meadow by the sea,

Soon many flocked the valley,
Bringing many things,
But when they left the meadow of beauty,
they left something unpretty,

Bags floated in the sea,
Bottles covered the flowers,
What once was a meadow so pretty,
Was left without any power,

That my friends is a story,
That just might be true,
So heed my warning,
Recycle your plastic, just do.

Posted in the great quarantine of 2020

Days 14, 15 and 16

I have been bored and happy at different times, but yesterday was the best! When the storm started, I went outside with a pool frisbee and ran around! I kept letting go of the frisbee and I had to run full speed to get it before it blew away-away! It was soo fun!! I loved it!

I have had good days and meltdowns. I am getting my school work done and enjoying talking to my cousins and friends online. I really can’t wait to see people again.

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Never Fear, Meena’s Here!

By Karla Manternach

Book Source: Purchased

Book Status: Available

1. Meena has Epilepsy!

2. Meena finds a ring and starts thinking that she is a superhero!

3. Meena’s bestie knows that the ring won’t make Meena a superhero, but Meena is determined that it will!

4. This a really good book, and it is a great story of a girl with epilepsy!

5. Oh and this is the second book!

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The Escape of Princess Madeline

By Kirstin Pulioff

Book Source: purchased

Book Status: available

My parents downloaded this book at a bike race to calm my anxiety, and I like it Sooooooooooooo much that I downloaded the second and third ones!!

1. The princess, Madeline, does not want to get married, so she runs away!

2. Madeline’s champion knight, Daniel, and the king’s army, look for her and they find false ends and leads and just can’t seem to find her!!

3.Daniel accidently finds the exiled wizards, and they lead him to a pond that shows him Madeline!

4. Ok telling you the whole story do I’m going to tell you other stuff! I think that this is a show of girl powerful and that they should choose their life not others!

5. This is just the coolest! I love it sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!