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Irving Berlin: the immigrant boy who made America sing

Review by Milo, This American Kid

This is the fourth book by Nancy Churnin. I was able to go to the book release party where Nancy read the book and told us how she wrote the story.

Irving Berlin was a famous American song writer, Nancy said that he wrote over 1,500 songs. This book is about his life and him writing the song “God Bless America.” Irving Berlin moved to New York City from Russia, when he was young.

I liked how he experienced many different types of music in his. My favorite part in the book was when he was playing music on the street and people threw him coins.

I really liked this book (and Nancy’s other books) because I like true stories and I like history. I never knew about who Irving Berlin was before I read this book.

I give it 5 stars.

I recommend it to anyone who likes history, America, music, or non-fiction.

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Bet you didn’t know

Review by Milo

This book is full of random facts about everything.

I liked this book because I am really interested in learning facts. I especially liked the facts about animals and the human body, because I love all types of animals and I am learning about the human body in school right now. The book also has a lot of really cool pictures in it.

Two facts that I thought were really interesting were:

1. One Type of Squid will detach part of its own arms to distract an attacking predator.

2. A whale shark’s mouth is almost as wide as a car. I liked this fact because my grandpa got to snorkel with a whale shark in Hawaii and she showed me the pictures of the shark, it was so big!

I give this book 5 stars. I really like to read the National Geographic books. They have a lot of good facts and cool pictu

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Weird but True: Christmas

Today’s reviewer is Milo who is the host of the podcast, This American Kid. He interviews cool people about what they do. He is trying to fund a second season so the link is for in fundraiser but it will help you find his podcast too. Now to his review…

Review by Milo

This book is all about weird, but true Christmas facts. It shares Christmas traditions from all around the world. I liked this book because I was able to learn about the all the different ways that kids celebrate Christmas. I really like to learn about different countries. There are lots of cool pictures, too!

Two facts I really liked were: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was almost named Reginald and three brothers in Minnesota sculpted a giant sea turtle made of snow that was almost as tall as their house. The picture is really cool.

I give this book 4 stars, I would recommend it to any one who loves Christmas and loves to learn about different cultures. There were a few facts that were a little scary that I didn’t like those, like in Iceland kids fear the Yule Cat, a mythical monster who eats children at Christmastime.

Ps: there is also a book trailer – https://youtu.be/0a1rpT_2GFA