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Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt
When a fashionable flying pig responds to a "nanny
wanted" ad for Mr. Green's three children, the ensuing
year is a surprise-filled, adventurous journey marked by an
abundance of yummy chocolate.
Reviewed by Autumn, age 10:
I liked this book because it's funny and exciting. It's about
a flying pig who becomes a nanny for kids that belong to a man
that doesn't like them very much. They do goofy stuff together
like tap dance on the table, color their clothes with crayons,
and pushed stuff off their roof. At one point they took a boat
to Korea and another time they were almost robbed. I would recommend
this book to people who like humor, ages 9-11.
Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce
When Nate Wright's least favorite teacher, Godzilla, assigns
his archenemy, the overachiever Gina, to be his partner, trouble
ensues, but somehow, Nate manages to persevere. By the author
Nate: In a Class by Himself.
Reviewed by Thomas, age 8:
The first thing that came into my mind when I read this book
of a Wimpy Kid. Both books have cartoon-y pictures, and the
main character is in 6th grade. This is a story about a sixth
grade boy, Nate, who keeps getting partnered up with his archenemy,
Gina, first on a class project and then on the Fleeceball team.
It's a story about all the things that happen to Nate and all
the ways Gina annoys him. I really recommend this book because
I think it is true-to-life and interesting.
for Now by Kathleen Churchyard
When loser Robin of Concord, N.C., wishes on her 11th birthday
to be somebody else, she wakes up as Fiona Walker of London,
England, the daughter of contemporary actors -- body-switched!
Reviewed by Savannah, age 13:
for Now was overall a good book. It had an excellent plot
and was well written. I felt that it had a fresh, new, creative
story. It was Freaky Friday with a twist. The book was very
detailed and used lots of modern references, for example, Facebook.
The only thing it lacked, really, was the ability to draw in
its reader. I enjoy a book where I get lost in the story. However,
I found myself hurrying through Bye
for Now just to finish, not enjoying it. Ending on a good
note, I do think the book reflects hard work and a great imagination.
is not Dismissed! by Gitty Daneshvari
In a laugh-out-loud sequel to School of Fear, 13-year-olds
Madeleine, Theo and Lulu; 14-year-old Garrison; and 10-year-old
new "contestant" Hyacinth, must face their phobias
and join forces to learn who is stealing wigs and pageant trophies
from the school.
Reviewed by Katie, age 13:
A story so twisting, incredible, and excitable you would have
thought Lemony Snicket himself wrote it! Written by Gitty Daneshvari,
this book has everything to keep its reader going. With romance,
comedy, and annoying- yet entertaining phobias add just enough
suspense to make this book absolutely amazing. I just couldn't
put it down! In the book, main characters Madeleine, Garrison,
Lulu, Theo, Hyacinth, and Mrs. Wellington, embark on a wild journey
as they try to save their beloved school. The children are forced
into the harrowing experience of confronting their fears in order
to save the school. They soon realize by saving the school they
conquer their own phobias once and for all.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
Reviewed by Kaitlyn, age 10:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a boy who is in middle school and tells the story of his life in a cartoon kind of way.
Double Fudge by Judy Blume
His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.
Reviewed by Elisa, age 10:
Lately Fudge has been obsessed with money. He has made enough Fudge bucks to buy the world! Will Peter be able to get away from him?
Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald
After learning about the American Revolution on a family trip to Boston, Massachusetts, Judy Moody makes her own Declaration of Independence and tries to prove that she is responsible enough to have more freedoms, such as a higher allowance and her own bathroom.
Reviewed by Gabriella, age 9:
Judy visits Boston with her family and learns about the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence. She decides to make her own Declaration of Independence.
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
Reviewed by Loren, age 9:
Pippi Longstocking is about a nine year old girl who has no parents that interfere with her life. She is strong enough to hold a horse.
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