Category Archives: children’s books

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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The Nest – Have You Ever Wondered What Wasps Might Make In Their Nest?

Book Review : The Nest By Kenneth Oppel Spoiler Alert! Summary Steve just wants to save his baby brother—but what will he lose in the bargain? This is a haunting gothic tale for fans of Coraline, from acclaimed author Kenneth Oppel (Silverwing, … Continue reading

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The Penderwicks – A Madcap Adventure

Book Review : The Penderwicks A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy By Jeanne Birdsall Spoiler Alert!   Summary A National Book Award winner, this modern classic is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward … Continue reading

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