Category Archives: children’s books

The Pirates Of Pompeii – An Explosive Mystery

Book Review : The Pirates Of Pompeii The Roman Mysteries By Caroline Lawrence Spoiler Alert! Summary It is late August of A.D. 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hundreds of refugees are living in a makeshift … Continue reading

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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate – Is The Wonder Of Science Found In Texas Again?

Book Review: The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate By Jacqueline Kelly Spoiler Alert! Summary Callie Vee, Travis, Granddaddy, and the whole Tate clan are back in this charming follow-up to Newbery Honor–winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Callie’s younger brother Travis keeps … Continue reading

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Maniac Mcgee – How Do You Become A Legend?

Book Review: Maniac Mcgee By Jerry Spinelli Spoiler Alert! Summary Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn’t made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight … Continue reading

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The Candy Shop War – A Moral Tale

Book Review: The Candy Shop War By Brandon Mull Spoiler Alert! Summary What if there were a place where you could get magical candy? Moon rocks that made you feel weightless. Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable. Or candy that gave … Continue reading

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Chasing Vermeer – A Tween Da Vinci Code?

Book Review : Chasing Vermeer By Blue Balliett Illustrated by Brett Helquist Spoiler Alert! Summary When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Benedict Society – The Children Must Save The World

Book Review : The Mysterious Benedict Society By Trenton Lee Stewart Spoiler Alert! Summary “Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series … Continue reading

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