The Adventures of Kung Fu Robot: How to Make a Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Kung Fu Sandwich
Andrews McMeel Publishing
The League is about a boy named Wyatt Parker. He is picked on by bullies and ignored by girls, and he is tired of it. He decides his classmates would take him more seriously if he was to play football, but his parents think differently. They don’t want him to play football because they are concerned for his safety. They sign him up for golf camp, so that he can play in the father/son tournament. Aaron, his older brother, gives him an unexpected offer; if he ditches golf camp, he can come play in the “League of Pain”, which is the roughest and most secret league in the city. I give The League four and a half stars. The book ended a little more abruptly than I had anticipated and there were some parts that were a little confusing, but in the end, Wyatt had made new friends and his parents accepted his decision. His mom wasn’t happy about it, but in the end, Wyatt was happy and that is what mattered. It was a quick, enjoyable read for sports lovers and non-sports lovers alike.
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!
Grave Images is a book about a girl named Bernie and the events that took place during her summer break. Her dad works crafting gravestones, while her mom stays in bed, battling depression. Once upon a time, Bernie’s family was happy – until a man named Abbot Stein comes and asks for work. People in the town start dying – all people whom have had their portraits etched by Mr. Stein. Will the mystery be solved or will people keep dropping dead like flies?
I loved Grave Images. It is a mystery book with romance at the most awkward times. The book was very funny and it felt like a ghost story you would hear around the campfire at summer camp. The author created characters that were very funny and while there were some characters I found annoying, I found myself missing them once they had died. There were a few parts of the story that were a little slow and hard to get through; it felt like there was a little bit of repetition;however a great story, and a happy ending, make this a five star book!
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide is a very good book for helping you keep track of the characters in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. It is easy for me to forget which kits (kittens) belong to which cats. The illustrated pictures are so detailed I thought I was looking at a photo sometimes. I would recommend it for kids currently reading the series, as well as people who want to know more about it before starting. The free poster is a nice bonus! I would like it if the author made one for the Survivors series and one for the Seekers series as well. The guide was very detailed, and I felt more like I’m part of the stories than just reading about them in the books. I’m glad she added a map and map symbols as well as each cat’s clan. This makes it a helpful reference as you progress from book to book. I hope she continues the Warriors series. This would make an ideal Christmas or birthday gift!
Fallout is about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and a family that were the only people that built a bomb shelter to prepare for the possibility of war. The rest of the town came running to their home when a bomb was dropped in the middle of the night. The family was not completely prepared, however; they did not have water or communication yet. This led to many problems in the relationships with the townspeople as they became angry with their surroundings or lack of essentials. The family tried to stop the townspeople from invading their shelter, but they were still able to enter. I give Fallout five stars. It was based on something that actually occurred and showed us what might have happened if things had turned out differently. I liked the change in point of view from the past to the present. It adds an interesting effect to the story. I would recommend Fallout to people who like historical fiction, especially about war. It was pretty easy to read and once I got started, I didn’t want to put it down.