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Reboot!

Hi! So, confession time, recently I got burnt out with the blog. I have been feeling overwhelmed with reviews and the commitments. School and kid life are taking more time.

I’m going to start to post with the following things each day

Monday:

I will focus on Graphic readers – graphic novels, comics and those books that aren’t picture books but aren’t just chapter books. I may revisit a previously reviewed graphic novel because as I get older, how I read them changes.

Tuesday:

Maybe I will post. Maybe I won’t.

Wednesday:

If I have an interview with an author, illustrator, librarian or other book person, I will post it.

Thursday:

Maybe a post maybe no post, if post it is whatever I want.

Friday:

What I’m reading or just finished.

Saturday:

No post

Sunday:

No post.

Vacation weeks:

Posts on some days, mostly about my vacation.

Book Events:

Posts throughout the day, about the event. These will most likely happen on my social media. I like twitter the most!

Solicitation policy

I will still consider solicited books. This is how I have found some great ones. I just can’t make any promises on post timing. I do want to be able to do book tours and more so keeping my schedule open will help.

After three years, it is time to change things up! Plus more is traveling more and she is my technical support.

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The worst class trip ever

By Dave Barry

Book Source: bought by my parents

Book Status: available

My mom picked this up for me because I am stuck in a negative loop right now. She says things are the worst a lot. So this book is about a class trip to Washington DC. They live far enough they need to fly there . On the flight is when everything starts to go bad. There are two suspicious people sitting near the two main characters, Wyatt and Matt. The men won’t let the flight attendants take their bags and insist on holding them in their lap. Matt is thinking outrageously and says there is a bomb. No, no, no – it is a dragon head. And it is an outrageously fun start to the book which is super fun at this stressful end of the school year period.

This book was a very fun read. It was a quick book for me. I think fourth and fifth grade students would really enjoy it. They would think outrageously with the facts in the book. This is also a good book on why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

Oh and I don’t want to go on a class trip with these two boys!

PS just because it is that time of year, did you know Tim Kubart has a really fun field trip song? Though we want to know what is a sandwich factory?

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Double review! Books by Kristin Pierce

Books by Kristin Pierce

Book Source: e-copies provided in exchange for review

Book Status: available

Your Inner Compass That Could

This book is about following your conscience or your guts. It shows that you can choose right from wrong, good from bad, even when others aren’t. It has a moral, and that moral is, ” When given the choice of right or wrong, choose right no matter what might happen ”

I recommend this book to everyone, because everyone needs a reminder to choose right no matter what!

Mayva O’Meere Creationeer

This book is about releasing creativity. It’s also kinda a book for parents because it’s about a girl who parents don’t like her creativity, so they don’t let her release it! So Mayva, our star, loves art but she tries to, uh, ” repaint ” her parents car, so she gets in trouble, then she enters an art contest, okay I’ll spoil it if I say more!

I recommend this to parents, because sometimes parents don’t approve of creativity because they don’t understand it!

Posted in Awesome Kids, Book Review, Reviews by Annoying Little Brother

The Last Surviving Dinosaur

By Steven Joseph

Illustrated by Andy Case

Book Source: e-copy Provided for review

Book Status: Available

Reviewer – Little Brother

This is the story about a girl who wants her dad to read to her but she has to read to her dad. The girl tells her dad a story about TyrantoCrankaTsuris. She is a cranky dinosaur like my sister in the mornings. (Oops hopes she doesn’t read her own blog). She is having a hard time making friends.

I read this all by myself. I recommend it to cranky kids. Second graders will like it. It was a fun book to read.

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This promise of change

By Jo Ann Allen Boyce & Debbie Levy

Book Source: purchased

Book Status: Available

This book is of the real experiences of the the kids in the book.

This book is about a girl named Jo Ann who is going to go to an all white school, with 11 other kids. This is the first time it happens in the US South. When she goes, there are mobs and people saying mean words, threatening, and even throwing rocks! It is horrible! But it doesn’t die down, at one time the U.S. army must come in, and they still don’t resist attacking. They even attack on of the kids boyfriend! And the boy was part of the army! It does die down, but not for long, it forces Jo Ann to move to California later that year, forcing her to abandon what she started. A few years later, somebody bombs the high school Jo Ann helped desegregate because of the movement.

I recommend this book to older kids because it might be too intense for younger ones.

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TrolTrol

Book Source: access provided in exchange for honest review

Book Status: available

This book is about 2 trolls who go to the circus, well, sneak in through a window into an office of the circus and snoop around! It’s a comic/graphic novel, so you never want to spoil it because it’s way better when you read it yourself, and I wouldn’t want you to expect what happens!!

I recommend this book to kids that like mischievous or weird characters!

PS this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day in the US. I love this day! It is how I found Cleopatra in Space. You should check it out

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Thisby Thestoop and the Wretched Scrattle

By Zac Gorman

Illustrations by Sam Bosma

Book Source: purchased by me

Book Status : available

Thisby is BACK!! And this time she’s saving the Dungeon! Again! This time rumors of war on Umberfall have reached the king, who sends an royally appointed overseer to oversee the dungeon in case of Umberfallians who would like to very much see too a war. But, an adventurer shortage makes a gold shortage which make the overseer make the Wretched Scrattle happen again, but the last time it happened was a couple hundred years ago, so the rules need some changing. But then Thisby’s beloved Grunda quits, in light of having to work for Marl, the overseer. But Grunda goes to Iphigenia, the crown princess who is also Thisby’s BFF. She will happily sign Thisby’s form to enter the Wretched Scrattle, ( they had to have had a dungeon official and royalty or a royally appointed official sign it) now they need a dungeon official. Oh yeah, Marl doesn’t want Thisby to win, nor anyone else, but the master is in favor of Thisby because 1. He hates that you can’t even so much as step outside of the castle when you’re master and 2. He thinks Thisby is the best person since he’s been doing his job since the dawn of the dungeon. ( not in one term, not in two side by side, two entirely separate terms, which kinda makes you think that that isn’t possible since masters serve until the end of their life!)SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oops, I almost told you his real identity

I recommend this book to kids 4th grade + because it’s so great!!!! I also recommend this book to kids who like monster, adventure, magical bad guys, and stuff like that!!