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Kiki and Jacques

By Susan Ross

Book Source: Owned

Book Status: Available

After reading SEARCHING FOR LOTTIE, I decided I wanted to read Susan’s other book. This is based in Maine. Now on with the review………………

This book is about French Canadian Boy Jacques who lives in a town with many arrivals from Somalia.( They went to Atlanta first though ) On of which is Kiki, a girl with a mysterious scar. So then, they go to school. Kiki sits next to Jacques and has her locker next to Jacques. But then there’s Duane who is trying to force Jacques into part of his escape plan after him hurting Mr. Silverstein and robbing the Army Navy store. Yeah Duane is evil. Oh and he has soccer practice and he’s co-captain with a Somali boy, he’s Kiki’s brother, his name is Muhammad. Oh and his dad is jobless. Oh and his grandmother is going to lose her bridal shop. Oh and his mother died years ago, oh and his grandpa died years ago. Well he must be really stressed. So yeah it’s hard.

Oh wow. I am telling you the whole story because well, I can’t stop. This book is AWESOME. It is official Susan Ross is one of my favorite authors. She tells a story you can’t put down. And you learn so much from them.

I recommend Kiki and Jacques to fourth and fifth grade classes. They would learn so much and could start a great conversation.

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Under my hijab

By Hena Khan

Illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

Book Source: Borrowed from library

Book Status: available

You might see a theme in my reviews. Fate brought me a lot of books about cultures in the news. I finished them all around the same time so I am bringing you the reviews this week. I hope a teacher or librarian will pay attention to these as they were helpful for kid. (Ps plus a girl is the main character in all of them) Now on to today’s review…

This book is about how during activity’s and work, how some Muslim woman wear a hijab and at home they don’t wear one.

In the back page it explains what the hijab is, and how not all Muslim woman wear it. This was very helpful in understanding the hijab because you hear so many bad things about it.

The illustrations are REALLY REALLY good. And this was the illustrators first book!!

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The Pepper Party picks the perfect pet

By Jay Cooper

Book Source: Provided by Scholastic in exchange for a review

Book Status: Available May 28, 2019

This book is about the Pepper Family who don’t do pets, but Annie really wants a puppy named Azzie. They decide to get a pet, but they use a hat instead letting Annie pick, even though Annie should. So they go through each sibling until they have no more chances. But see who hasn’t picked, 🤨🤨 Annie!! So she fixes her———————SPOILER ALERT🚨🚨SPOILER🚨🚨

I Recommend this book to 2nd graders. I also recommend it to people who need a laugh.

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The Knowing Book

By Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Book Status: Available

This book was intriguing to me cause its made by two authors I love!!

This book is about how to know the sky is blue, know that its ok to cry, just know. I like it and it’s kinda like a mindfulness book!! 🙂📕🙂📕🙂📕🙂📕🙂📕🙂📕🙂📕🙂📕

I recommend this book to anyone who needs a book to help with anger and unclamped stuff!!

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The hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter

By Diane Magras

Book Source: Purchased by me (aka my parents)

Book Status: Available

This is the second book in a series. I don’t know if there will be a third based on the ending but there could be. Anyway, in this book, Drest is on the run with her friends. Sir Oswin still has control over Emerick’s castle and they can’t go home until that is fixed. A lot of things have to happen from the start of the book to getting control of the castle including leaving Phearsham Ridge.

Once again this is an adventure with a strong female. She is even more dangerous than the Mad Wolf and his sons. She is even the youngest. Drest is not someone I recommend crossing. She is the reasons the main good characters survive.

I recommend this book to people who liked the first one. To kids who like an adventure. Kids who like mythology might like this too. I think this is best for fourth grade up.

Oh and the Mom is not who you think she is…

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From an idea to….

By Lowey Bundy Sichol

Illustrations by CS Jennings

Book Source: Provided by Media Masters Publicity for review

Book Status: Available

I’m reviewing 2 books now, and both are about how major businesses and how they came to be.

One book was about Nike, the shoe company, not the goddess. I never really thought much about my shoe company or who I am wearing. Some people do. In this book I learned that Nike is the biggest shoe company in the world. I learned a track athlete and a coach became the perfect pair to make shoes. Now it is so much more than shoes.

The Disney was less interesting because I already knew a lot of the story. Plus two pages were movies and their dates. This would be very interesting for a kid interested in Disney and how it became everything it is now!

These were different books for me to read because they were real stories. I had never thought to read about businesses. I bet a lot of kids hadn’t considered reading business books. It was cool to have these books written at a kid level. The explanation of what “going public” means was really cool and easy to understand. I am not going to tell you it because you should read these.

I am still struggling with my book wall. These were a nice change of pace for me.

One of the best things about being a book reviewer is I am always being provided books I would not have read otherwise. It helps me not get stuck in reading just one style.

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The Falcon’s Feather

By Trudi Trueit

Book Source: Provided for review

Book Status: Available March 19, 2019

This is a sequel and if you haven’t already read the first book, you really should. In this adventure they are still looking for the sipher. It looks like in each book they find a piece of the sipher and there is always a traitor. I can’t say too much but I am afraid I will reveal everything! (this has been a problem lately)

It is exciting to be on the adventure with the characters. This is the type of book for kids who want to explore. Maybe kids who like spy stuff would enjoy it too.

I enjoy adventure books. They are a good balance to when I read books about history or adhd characters having a rough time.

Teachers or librarians should have this for fourth and fifth grade libraries!