Morse Pond Reviews: The Great Dog Disaster and Spy Camp

Eight Cousins has traditionally been a children’s bookstore so our two favorite things — as you might expect — are kids and books. You know who else loves kids and books? School librarians. We are now working with the librarian at Morse Pond Middle School in Falmouth and her 6th grade book club, which happens to be filled with kids who love books. Members of the book club get a special sneak peek at Advanced Reader Copies to read and review. We’ll be publishing those reviews here. Enjoy!

The Great Dog Disaster: by Katie Davies

Review by Colleen, 6th grade

The Great Dog Disaster was an amazing book! It was suspenseful, happy, exciting and much more. One of my favorite parts was when Anna and Suzanne {the main characters} went down to Beatrice’s old owner’s house, Aunt Deidra’s house. That was where they left Beatrice {Suzanne’s new dog}. They left Beatrice there, but soon after they left her a great big storm hit and Aunt Deidra’s house is right near the water. Oh no and Beatrice was outside! When they were leaving to bring Beatrice home Anna’s younger brother decided to come and that ends up being a bad idea! I would recommend this book to everyone, and I recommend Eight Cousins to buy many copies!

cvr9781442445178_9781442445178_lg The Great Dog Disaster

Katie Davies

Illustrated by Hannah Shaw

Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster)

Published May 2013, $12.99

Spy Camp: By: Stuart Gibbs

Review by: Celia, 6th grade

This book was funny, intriguing, and suspenseful. I really liked the characters especially Alexander. Alexander was a comical character that could easily exist in real life. My favorite part was when Ben, Eliza, and Alexander were in the helicopter and Alexander was trying to convince the people we was a head CIA spy and Eliza said he was not right in the head. I also really like the ending, with the tiny bit of romance. One of the funniest parts was this paragraph “You don’t look like you’re working hard at all,” Hand said. “Neither does Jawa,” I countered. “Jawa’s a freak of nature,”  Hank growled. “You’re just a freak. No way did you run the whole six miles.” This book was a suspenseful comedy with fantasy and realistic fiction. This was a really good book and I hope that eight cousins order lots of copies.

cvr9781442457539_9781442457539_lgSpy Camp

Stuart Gibs

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Published April 2013, $15.99

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