Tag Archives: adventure

Morse Pond Review: CatStronauts


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Drew Brockington


April 2017

Little, Brown


CatStonautsRacetoMarsCatStronauts is an amazingly, funny graphic novel series about four brave cats going on a mission. These kittens will bring you to the moon and back. It is a must read for any cat or graphic novel lover. Once you start reading you can’t put it down, and I am definitely hoping for a third book.

~Gideon, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

unbeatable-squirrel-girlThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Marvel Publications

Available February 2017


The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is an awesome book about a 14 year old girl named Doreen Green. She was born with a big squirrel tail and squirrel super powers. She just moved to New Jersey from California. At her new school she isn’t exactly popular and she has trouble making friends. Then one day she stops a group of sneaky, destructive teenagers and suddenly squirrel girl seems to be the new super-hero of her town. Can she handle all the pressure from being a teenager and her town’s superhero, or will she crack?  Read The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl to find out.

~ Teagan, age 10


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Morse Pond Review: A Crack in the Sea

crackintheseaA Crack in the Sea

H.M. Bouwman

Penguin Young Readers

$ 16.99

Available January 2017

A Crack in the Sea is an amazing book about two different worlds. In it, there are three different stories. One is about Kinchen and Pip. Pip has the power to talk to fish. There is also Venus and Swimmer trying to escape a slave ship. And, finally there is Sang, Mai, and Thanh trying to escape their country. On the way, they travel to different worlds. Some people have magical abilities. This book is an amazing story!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ~ Kylie, age 10 ,5th grade

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Morse Pond Review: The Castle in the Mist

castle-in-the-mist The Castle in the Mist

Amy Ephron

Philomel Books


Available February 2017


The Castle in the Mist is a wonderful book. In the book, Tess and her brother Max are staying at their Aunt Evie’s house over the summer. Then one day, Tess finds a magical gate with invisible walls around it. She hopes she will finally have a chance of adventure. She meets a boy named William and they become best friends. When she meets him, he tells her to beware of the hawthorn trees which totally freaks her out. Then, magical things begin to happen. This is an amazing book, and I highly suggest it.

~Kylie,age 10, 5th grade

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Morse Pond Review: The Silver Gate

silver-gateThe Silver Gate
Kristin Bailey
Harper Collins Publishers
January 17, 2017

The Silver Gate is an amazing story of a brother and sister who face many challenges but get through them. In the story, Elric has to protect his sister, Wynn, because people think she is a changeling. Wynn really wants to find the silver gate where the fairy queen is. This book is full of magic and love. Even though they fight sometimes and get mad at each other, these siblings still love each other. Through all the hard times, they help each other through all the challenges. If you like magic and family I highly suggest this to you. I really enjoyed this book.

~Kylie, age 10, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: The Black Lotus

black-lotusThe Black Lotus: Shadow of the Ninja

Kieran Fanning

Chicken House


Available now

The Black Lotus: Shadow of the Ninja is an amazing book! The characters Ghost,Cormac, and Kate are awesome. Each one has a unique power. This book made me want to stay up all night reading. In this book there is adventure around every corner. It has everything you could want in a book. For example, there are ninjas, samurai, time travel, super powers, and much more. It’s full of teamwork and friendship. I highly suggest it to all readers.

~ Kylie, age 10

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Morse Pond Review: Pegasus


Kate O’Hearn



Available now


The Pegasus series is an amazing series.  With outstanding drama, and crazy people, O’Hearn creates an image of an ordinary girl, with an extraordinary story.

With beautifully woven words, and artistic details, this book shines to all. Based on Roman mythology, every Percy Jackson fan is sure to bubble with excitement about this book!

With 5 books, there will be more than enough reading for everyone!

~ Kailei, age 11


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Morse Pond Review: Minrs



Kevin Sylvester

Margaret K. McElderry Books


Available now

Minrs, by Kevin Sylvester, is an amazing story that opens up a window to imagination. It uses an amazing array of characters to unveil an interesting plot. The main character, Christopher, is on the newest dwarf planet in the Solar System, Perses. It is home to many minerals to help humans survive, seeing as they are running out. He and his parents are some of the many to travel there to mine. However, just as they lose all communication with Earth for 2 months, pirates come to steal the ore. All the adults are killed or captured, and the children must stay safe in the mines. I really enjoyed this book because there is so much action and suspense. You have no idea what’s coming next, and the book has everything from tanks to weapons to codes to a little romance, and everything in between. “The kids run. They hide. But can they survive?”.

~ Luke, 10

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Morse Pond Review: A Frozen Heart

FrozenHeartA Frozen Heart

Elizabeth Rudnick

Disney Press


Available now

In A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick, I learned a whole new way of looking at the hit movie, Frozen. This outstanding story opened a new window for me. I loved how the author switched point of view, from the mischievous Prince Hans, and the energetic Princess Anna. The one and only thing that I wasn’t a fan of was the cover. I suggest doing something more intriguing, maybe with Olaf. However, the hands were a good sign for Frozen movie lovers, because you then can identify that it is, indeed, about Frozen. The tale got me laughing many, many times when the beloved Olaf is introduced to the story, and lines from the movie are repeated and written in the book. The author made me want to know more, but the ending was so well written that I was SATISFIED with the ending, which is something you absolutely cannot put a price on. What you learn in this book keeps you wondering why, and when the answer is revealed, you know exactly that, and more. This story looked like a darker version and twist on Frozen to me at first sight. Although I soon realized that this was not that at all. Instead, it was better than the movie. It brought you deeper into the depths of Arendelle, closer to the North Mountain, and answer all those questions you wanted to know when you watched Frozen for fifth, sixth, or seventh time. The moment I finished reading the first page, I was hooked. If you liked Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library you will fall head over heels for this book. I recommend this book to everybody, all ages. Holding the book was like holding something as precious as a crown. It sucks you into the world that you never knew you dreamed of.

-Skyler, grade 6

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Customer Review: Dreamland


Robert L. Anderson



Available September 22, 2015

Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson is perfects for fans who love books that leave you on the edge of your seat.  The book takes on a unique plot where Odea Donahue has the ability to walk people’s dreams. There are three rules, do not change anything, never be seen, and don’t walk the same person’s dream twice.  When a boy with a dark past moves into town Odea breaks these rules, sparking changes in her life and the people around her.

~ Emily, 17

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