Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants
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Falling Hard (Roller Girls)
Roller Girls: Falling Hard is a story about a girl named Annie Turner who had the difficult choice of staying with her mom in London, or going with her dad, who chose to open up a café in Liberty Heights, Illinois. She chooses to go with her dad and she quickly meets a girl named Lexi who introduces her to roller derby. Annie turns down becoming a cheerleader, something her dad wants her to participate in, to try out roller derby. It is a real-life everyday choice that all kids need to make at some point, doing what we want to do instead of what our parents want us to do. Annie also learns how to adjust to her new school while dealing with the popular girls, and finding her place in the social hierarchy. There was some strong language, but I still really liked this book, I don’t think that the language detracted from the message it was trying to send. I loved this book because it showed how empowered a young girl can be, and this is a great message for us. I hope Megan Sparks continues this series for quite some time!
Greek Mythology’s Twelve Labors of Hercules: A Choose Your Path Book (Can You Survive?)
The Twelve Labors of Hercules is an excellent book. I would recommend this book to kids that like mythology and/or superheros. Also, in my opinion, this book deserves FIVE STARS!! Now, on to what this book is about……. You are Hercules, a man as strong as a lion and as ruthless as a beast. You want to be immortal, so you go to the Oracle of Delphi to ask her how to do it. She sends you to King Eurystheus, your mean, wicked and evil cousin. He sends you on twelve labors, and you choose your fate. My favorite thing about this book is that it is unlike any other books I’ve read. It is a Choose Your Own Path book, so you can never get bored. There are a zillion different paths to choose from and each is an adventure!
Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path Junior Novel
Plant Your Path is for people who like to play the video game, “Plants versus Zombies.” Just like in the game, you have to defeat zombies by choosing which plants to plant so that the zombies won’t eat your brains. You start out with a pea shooter on your lawn. The book then asks the reader to choose between two different plants to plant next. The reader turns to the indicated page to find out what happens next and to make a new choice. There are 27 different endings based on the choices you make. In many of them, the zombies will eat your brains, but in some of them, you will save the day. The adventure includes Crazy Dave and many of your favorite plants and zombies.
I would recommend this book to all kids who play Plants versus Zombies. I don’t recommend it to kids who aren’t familiar with the game because it wouldn’t really make any sense. If you do play the game, it’s interesting and it is fun to make the choices to see what happens.
There’s this boy, named Jinx, and he is a magician as well as a Listener, which is what Urwald, his country, calls someone who can talk to trees. Everybody doesn’t really notice him and soon grows to not like him, because they think he is very powerful and can turn things into other things, but it isn’t really him doing that; he is using Urwald’s life force. He has a friend named Reven, who isn’t very nice, and a friend named Elfwyn, who is nice but has a curse on her that she always has to tell the truth or what she has heard is the truth. There is a Bonemaster, who is trying to take over the land and conquer it; Jinx and his friends have to try and stop him before he kills everyone and destroys the world.
This book had some kind of scary parts, but most of it was kind of funny. Jinx was pretty likeable, and I liked the way he came up with solutions and made his friends understand what he wanted to do. It had a lot of action; Jinx hardly ever rests. Sometimes this book was hard to read, but I really liked the story.
The Unwilling Witch: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales)
If you are looking for a book that has a lot of chapters that are only a few pages long, then this is the book for you! It isn’t a big book and there are a couple black and white pictures throughout it also. It isn’t until halfway through the book that Angie realizes she just might actually be a witch and she has power. Now all she had to do was figure out how to use it and for good to prove she was really a good person and not bad. I am not sure if this is a book that is part of a series or not. It mentions her brother having been a vampire, but there wasn’t anything in the story about it. And I was confused a little why she gave out the power.
This was a fun book. I really liked Angie and her brother and how they tease each other. This book teaches about friendship, being nice, and overcoming bad situations. I would recommend this book to tweens who are looking for a quick book to read!