Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants
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Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Young Star Pilot, Roan, was expecting a note accepting him to Pilot Academy where his father, brother had attended. All of his friends were going to Pilot Academy and he had his heart set on going too. But he’s gets a rejection letter instead. Roan is crushed! Instead, he’s invited to attend Jedi Academy. He figures that he’ll have to be a farmer instead of a pilot now, which is NOT cool at all. Unexpectedly, he gets an invitation to attend Jedi Academy. He thinks that Jedi Academy will be just like middle school but he’s wrong. It’s much, much harder! He meets Master Yoda, some light-saber wielding bullies and a few droids. He tries to keep up with his classmates but as hard as he tries, he just can’t do it. As if staring middle school wasn’t hard enough!
This book is written as Roan’s diary. Readers will enjoy all the comics and funny entries scattered all over the book. I thought this was a great book because it has lots of humor and action. It’s one of my favorite books, and I read it over and over.
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.
Sky Jumpers: Book 1
In the wreckage after World War III and its green bombs, small towns have emerged. Hope lives in just such a town, called White Rock. Unable to invent, as her town expects from all its citizens, Hope
struggles to fit in. Because of her lack of inventing skill, Hope chooses to invest more time in the other skills that she finds strength in, like sky jumping into the Bomb’s Breath, the toxic band of air left by the bombs. However, when bandits invade the town, seeking priceless antibiotics, Hope’s daredevil nature may just save her world
.A book so exhilarating, it could be compared to actual sky diving, this book had realistic characters, exciting plot and an interesting setting. Hope is a great protagonist whose perspective is often the same as the reader’s perspective on things. I like this because it makes the entire story seem possible. The content and vocabulary render the book friendly to all listeners, and the plot holds readers tight and does not let go till the end of the story. I gave it five stars for an immersive experience that included humor and action in a child-friendly manner.
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!
The Winter of the Robots
Jim and his friend Oliver have done a science project together ever since they were in school, but this year Jim is tired of never being able to actually build a robot. He decides to partner with his crush, Rocky. They do a project on otters using Jim’s father’s security cameras without permission. But when Jim discovers the cameras are missing, along with Oliver’s new partner, Dmitri, Jim begins to suspect a felony. Dmitri turns up in a laundromat, heavily frostbitten, and with no security cameras. But he tells Jim, Oliver, and Rocky about a three-foot-tall dinosaur robot he saw that tasered him and prevented him from taking away the cameras. With the Science Fair and the Robot Contest imminent, Jim must act fast to get rid of the menace.
My favorite part of this book was when Jim and his sister were working or playing together. I thought it was fun how Penny helped Jim, even when her help wasn’t always the best, and how Jim helped Penny. It was obvious they loved each other, which is hard to find in these types of books. I think there is an opening for another book in the series, although it is a great stand-alone book too. The characters were three-dimensional, not just flat.