Monthly Archives: January 2019

Morse Pond Review: Sheets


Brenna Thummler

Available Now!



Sheets is about a girl named Marjorie Glatt. She runs a laundry mat that is called Glatt’s Laundry. Marjorie lost her mom a few months ago and is keeping her family together. This story is also about a ghost of Wendell, a eleven-year-old boy who died drowning. He has come to the human world to try to stop some mischief from a guy named Mr. Saubertuck who wants to build a hotel using Glatt’s Laundry. Will Wendell be able to? Read and find out!

I thought this book was 4 ½  stars out of 5; it was great!


~ Avery O., grade 5

Morse Pond Review: August Isle

9780062433411August Isle

Ali Standish

Available April 16, 2019



I loved this book! It is now probably one of my favorites. The main character, Miranda, goes to August Isle (a small island in Florida), while her mom goes on a business trip to Argentina. Miranda’s mother grew up on August Isle and Miranda stays with her mom’s best friend, Clare, who still lives on August Isle. Miranda makes friends with Aunt Clare’s daughter, Sammy, and Sammy’s classmate Caleb. She also meets Mr.Taylor, an old sea captain who seems to have something to hide. Miranda is content on August Isle until a name pops up from her mother’s past. Suddenly noises are coming from a haunted lighthouse and nothing seems to make sense, like why Mr.Taylor has a picture of a little girl holding Miranda’s stuffed whale, why Miranda has never been to August Isle before, and who is out at the lighthouse every night? I really think that this book could be the next big thing!


By Maisie C., grade 5


Morse Pond Review: The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School

9781524765132The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School

Kristin Mahoney

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Available August 6th, 2019


In the book The 47 People You’ll Meet in Middle School, a girl named Augusta (Gus) is just starting middle school. Her best friend now goes to a different middle school and Gus doesn’t want to lose her. Gus has the same problems as you and I have going into middle school. She is also dealing with her parent’s divorce. Gus is having a hard time. Can she overcome it? This book Is amazing! I read it ALL in one night. Definitely top 10. It is easy to relate to because I am kind of going through the same things Gus is going through so it was really fun and easy to read!

~Aimee, grade 5