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Words on Fire

By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Book Source: review copy provided

Book Status: Available

1. This book is about book smuggling and how young girls did it as we as old ladies.

2. This book is about the Russian invaders in Lithuania. It about how they banned Lithuanian books and the Lithuanian language.

3. It’s about the way smugglers were punished. ( Making railroads in Siberia )

4. It’s a fun way to learn history.

5. It’s about something other that WWII, WWI, Civil War, Revolutionary War, and the Cold War, that’s in war type topics.

Posted in Book Review, Middle Grade Mondays

The curse of the werepenguin

By Allan Woodrow Illustrated by Scott Brown Book Source: purchased Book Status: available

1. This book is about a trained girl robber. THE best robber in the forest. Spoiler that is just really good fake advertising.

2. This book is about a boy who gets adopted by a 100 year old kid Baron. Yes, because that is going to work out well and doesn’t tell the reader something weird is going to happen.

3. This book is about a boy who get bitten by a 100 year old werepenguin-kid. Any guesses where he finds the werepenguin? Spoiler see point 2.

4. This book is about vampires werepenguins. Like hello, super cool idea. How did I not think about this?
5. This sets for a book 2. More werepenguin adventures!