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Let’s Learn French

By Judy Martialay

Book Source: Provided in exchange for a review

Book Status: Available

When when I was offered this book I was really excited because both my great grand parents and my grandma speak fluently in French and my mom speaks a little. I just started this book and it is a great way to get me started on my French. On with the review.

This book is about a pilot and snail that teach you French. They start by a little bit of French and each page has more French each chapter.

This book is unique because most “learn-a-language” books use just the language and words and don’t tell a story.

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If you give the Puffin a muffin

By Timothy Young

Book Source: Owned

Book Status: available

Our favorite angry Puffin is back being a cranky pants. This time someone nicely offers him a muffin and it sets him off big time (kind of like my brother and I somedays). He rants, he raves, he complains and lots of silliness occurs. I love how Timothy Young sneaks in things in his books. You will have to read this to find his Easter eggs because I don’t need an angry Puffin at my door.

I just like that there is a Puffin book even though he makes fun of penguins. Puffin better stop that or I might stop liking him. (Penguins 4evah) The books are funny to read out loud because you can make lots of silly voices for the attitudes.

I think this would be a fun book for any kid. Puffin is as ridiculous as kids are about silly things. We get mad because you give us the wrong cup color or pants are scratchy. We don’t know why but it just does. I am sure it is the same for Puffin.

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Story Thieves

By James Riley

Book Source: owned

Book Status: available

This book is about a boy who’s classmate can go in and outta books. He begs her to take him into his favorite book only to find that one character does not like the idea of being an imaginary character in a book. The main one, on the other hand, is not sure. The boy splits up with the girl and takes the place of the main character while he goes with the girl to stop the character who doesn’t like being a character in a book.

This book is unique because usually characters don’t switch places with characters in their favorite book.

Bonus! Last year my classmate dressed up as the boy in this book!

Bonus!! You can see that I love this book because of how worn out it is!

Bonus!!! This book is kinda like wonders because after the characters split up, every other chapter is about one characters adventure and the others are about the other characters!

Bonus!!!! This book was kinda hard to put in words for the review!

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Emma And Friends

By: Nipa Shah

Illustrated by: Skylantern

Book Source: E copy provided for review

Book Status: Available

This book is about a bear cub named Emma. A new cub came to the forest and was a bully. Emma came up with a solution make her stop being mean.

This book is unique because usually books about bully’s use humans as characters.

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The Poetry of Us

Edited by J. Patrick Lewis

Book Source: Provided by Media Masters Publicity in exchange for review

Book Status: Available

This book has a bunch a poems that are divided into these areas:

  • New England
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Great Plains
  • Rocky Mountain West
  • Pacific Coast
  • Territories
  • My favorite poem on the book is Note To Nature Regarding Cherry Blossoms it go’s like this:
  • To make this air beautiful Fill it with blossom bouquets Name them cherry and dot them on branches Invite them to welcome spring With tender shades of blush and pink Send invitations to sightseers and travelers Tell them to hurry.
  • –Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  • This book is unique because most poem books are only about 1 place or many different things.
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    The Inquistor’s Tale

    By Adam Gidwitz

    Illustration by Hatem Aly

    Book Source: Borrowed from library

    Book Status: Available

    This book is about 3 kids who have powers. The kids names are Jeanne, William, and Jacob. Their powers are Jeanne has visions of the future, Jacob can heal any wound and William has supernatural strength. Basically, Williams’s strength is Superman’s strength *1000. So in the book Jeanne is kidnapped by knights and taken to an inn where they all meet. Jacob is looking for his mom’s cousin after boys set his town on fire when the meet at the inn. William is going to a new monastery after breaking a bench at his old one then he meets Jacob and Jeanne.

    This book is unique because it uses different people for different parts of story.

    Posted in Meet the authors

    Abby Cooper

    • Author website/social media: www.AbbyCooperAuthor.com, facebook.com/AbbyCooperAuthor, Twitter/Instagram: @_ACoops_
    • Tell me a little about yourself: Hi! I’m Abby, and I’m the author of STICKS & STONES (2016), BUBBLES (2017), and FRIEND OR FICTION (which comes out October 8, 2019!) I live in Minnesota with my miniature poodle, Louis, and lots and lots of books. I love to read and write. I was actually a school librarian before I became an author!
    • When you were my age (9), did you like to read? Yes! Reading and writing were my favorite things to do.
    • What was your favorite story? At that age, my favorite book was FRINDLE by Andrew Clements. That’s the book that made me a real reader. There was just something about it that made me so excited to read and write as much as I could. I think there’s a book like that for everyone. If you haven’t found yours yet, don’t give up!
    • How do you get your ideas? My ideas are a mixture of real-life inspiration and “what if” questions. I love to observe things in the real world and combine them with unusual or magical things.
    • What author do you really like right now? There are so many authors I love. Sally Pla is one of my favorites right now. She’s written two amazing books: THE SOMEDAY BIRDS and STANLEY WILL PROBABLY BE FINE. I just got a sneak peek at something she’s working on, and it’s awesome!
    • Do you have any new or lesser known authors you would suggest? Some new books I’ve read and enjoyed lately include PROPERTY OF THE REBEL LIBRARIAN by Allison Varnes, IF THIS WERE A STORY by Beth Turley, and TIGHT by Torrey Maldonado.
    • What advice do you have for a kid who wants to be an author? Read and write as much as you possibly can. Also, carry a notebook with you wherever you go! You never know where or when inspiratio
    • n will strike.
    • As an author, do you hear from your readers? What do you like about that? I do, and it makes me so happy! My goal is to write books that are fun to read but also make a positive difference in people’s lives. It means so much to me to find out when a reader has connected to one of my stories or characters.
    • If you could portal into any book (yours or another person’s), what book would it be? That would be so cool! I love Natalie Lloyd’s books and have always wanted to visit one of her settings. I think that would be a ton of fun.