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Wheels of Change

By Sue Macy

Book Source: purchased

Book Status: available

I was asked to review the third book in Sue Macy’s series about women and sports (that review comes later this week). While reading about Sue, I saw the title of the second book (this) and had to have it. I mean women + bicycles = heck yeah! I want that book!

1. It’s about how the bicycle made a lot of progress in women’s rights!

2. It tells about how women were both advocates about bikes, but also how they were also hating the bike and think that it made women demons!!!

3. It tells how the bicycle innovated how women go places, and how it changed restrictions with women and men.

4. It shows how the bicycle changed over time to accommodate women, and how women changed over time to accommodate the bike.

5. It made me think about bikes differently, and made me proud to be a woman cyclist!!!!!!!

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Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

By Laura Shovan

Book Source: gifted to me by author
Book Status: available

Please excuse the stock photo….. I gave the book to my fifth grade teacher before I took a picture of it.

1. It’s a whole book telling a story, but it’s all poetry!

2. The poetry is in different perspectives, each one a different person.

3. It shows how the kids try to save their school from being bulldozed and made into a new super market.

4. It shows how much the kids are willing to do in order to save their school.

5. It’s just really cool…. And nice…….. And touching that kids really are like that……. My class would be throwing parties if my school was going to be turned into a super market.

6. This book could be a cool fifth grade class project to see what kids would do if it was their school.

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The Bone Garden

By Heather Kassner

Book Source: borrowed from library

Book Status: available

1. The girl, Ireele, is not real. She is made from bones and dust, cinnamon and hair.

2. She is never allowed to go outside, or in public. She only is a allowed to go in the underground tunnels, that stretch across every grave in the graveyard.

3. She collects dust from bones for her mistress,  Miss Arden Mae Vesper, or, Miss Vesper.

4. This book is perfect for kids who like spooky books but not horror.

5. It’s a really cool plot and it’s mysterious twists and cliffhangers keep you guessing.

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Ghost Squad

By Claribel A. Ortega

Book Source: ARC sent by Scholastic for review purposes

Book Status: available April 7, 2020

1. The girl, Lucely, and her friend, Syd, cast a spell that, like, awakens killer ghosts… Weeeelllllllll they are poltergeists so…… Yeah, they can kill you…. Yup. They can.

2. Syd’s grandma is. A. Witch.

3. Lucely has the ability of seeing ghosts. But only of her family members. Like her grandma and cousin.

4. Lucely’s dad runs a ghost tour.

5. This book is just a REALLLLLLLLLLLLY GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ghost Squad

By Claribel A. Ortega

Book Source: ARC sent by Scholastic for review purposes

Book Status: available April 7, 2020

1. The girl, Lucely, and her friend, Syd, cast a spell that, like, awakens killer ghosts… Weeeelllllllll they are poltergeists so…… Yeah, they can kill you…. Yup. They can.

2. Syd’s grandma is. A. Witch.

3. Lucely has the ability of seeing ghosts. But only of her family members. Like her grandma and cousin.

4. Lucely’s dad runs a ghost tour.

5. This book is just a REALLLLLLLLLLLLY GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duck Therapy

By Joni Armstrong

Book Source: given to me by grandfather

Book Status: available

This book is about a baby duck being late to hatch. He had a bad foot and had to go through therapy. It is based on a real duck.

Kids watch along as he goes through the process. The kids are all getting therapy too.

This book would be good for kids who need therapy. It makes therapy seem fun and show how it helps. Therapy can be scary for kids. It does help.

Kids who like ducks would like this too.

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I Survived Graphic Novel

By Lauren Tarshis

Art by Haus Studio

Book source: provided for review by Scholastic

Book Status: available February 4, 2020

I really like the I Survive books and was excited to hear about graphic novel version. This one is about surviving the Titanic sinking. I haven’t stopped reading it since I got the review copy.

It is historical fiction in a way kids can understand. I have also read the book version of this. The graphic illustrations shows you what the Titanic really looked like and there are facts at the end of the book.

Kids will like this because it is a series we like and a graphic novel. They will learn about a real situation. This could help kids get into the I Survive series too.