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Morse Pond Review: A Good Kind of Trouble

9780062836687A Good Kind of Trouble

Lisa Moore Ramee

Available March 12, 2019

HarperCollins

$16.99

A Good Kind of Trouble is an enchanting middle school novel, mixing classic drama and friendships with racism and protesting. Shayla, a seventh grader has an older sister who is part of Black Lives Matter. In the beginning of the story, all of her friendships are intact and everything is going well. (As good as junior high can get). But as the story progresses, Shayla finds herself in between a choice: her loyal friends or a boy. She cannot decide, leading to a unwanted case of cyber-bullying and one friend joining the “cool kids.” After she makes up with one of her friends, she starts a Black Lives Matter campaign at her school. She hands out black armbands, but it doesn’t end according to plan. She is taken off the track team and her parents are summoned to the office. Her parents no problem with Shayla protesting and they publicly question the principal. Shalya is allowed back on the track team, wins a meet, and makes up with both of her friends. I highly recommend this book once it is available to the public!

~ Faye, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

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Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth

Sheila O’Connor

G.P. Putnam’s Son’s

Available now

$16.99

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth, is a riveting tale about a young girl named Reenie Kelly. The book is set during the Vietnam War, and her older brother, Billy, a wise and kind young man, may get drafted into the war. Reenie is determined not to let her brother go into the war. Reenie is faced with many obstacles, the obstinate inhabitants of the town she lives in, the cruel town sheriff, his nasty son, and his son’s friend, even her own grandmother thinks it is correct for Billy to get drafted. Mr. Marsworth, a person on her paper route, was a conscientious objector, (someone who refused to go into the war). He helps Reenie throughout her journey of overcoming society’s perspectives on conscientious objectors, and saving Billy from the war. This story is fantastic, with a surprising plot twist at the end.

~ Merritt, grade 6, age 11

 

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Morse Pond Review: Black Panther, Young Prince

9781484787649Black Panther, Young Prince

Roland L. Smith

Available now

Marvel Press

$16.99

The book Black Panther, Young Prince  is based off a comic book from Marvel Comics and has almost nothing to do with it, but is still a really good book to read. It centers around T’challa, a boy from a mystical land called Wakanda, going to California with his best friend Mabuku. When they get to school, T’challa meets new friends Zeke and Sheila. Then, T’challa meets a strange boy called Gemini Jones and weird things start happening. A group called the Skulls start raining havoc on T’challa’s life and summoning something that could threaten the children of the Skulls lives. T’challa  has to suit up and stop the Skulls  What ensues is 41 chapters of excitement, action, and story-telling that you have to read!  I give this book a 5/5.

 

~ James, 5th Grade, age 10

 

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Morse Pond Review: Mega Robo Bros

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Mega Robo Bros

Neill Cameron

Scholastic, Inc.

Available now

$8.99

 

This story is about two robots, Alex and Freddy, who are adopted by humans. They are having what would be considered normal everyday life in the future until a big threat comes to try to dispose of them; conflict follows. This story is a graphic novel that is only 97 pages long, but has enough character action and comedy to keep you interested until the very end. I’d give this book a 5/5.

 

~ James, age10, grade 5

 

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Morse Pond Review: Problim Children

ProblimChildrenThe Problim Children

Natalie Lloyd

Katherine Tegen Books

February 6, 2018

$16.99

The Problim Children is about seven strange children born on different days of the week. Mona born on a Monday, Toot born on a Tuesday, Wendell born on a Wednesday, Thea born on a Thursday, Frida born on a Friday, Sal born on a Saturday, and Sundae, the oldest, born on a Sunday. They move to a small town where they have to prove that they are not dangerous. This book is a mix of comedy, fantasy, mystery, and action. It’s hard not to love the famous seven. Each character has an important part in the story and everyone can relate to one of them. I would rate this book a 5/5. It is one of my favorite books. It really shows you what it’s like to be a kid. It also shows the struggles of getting over your fears and making friends. It is very relatable, but also completely different.

The Fox loved this book                                                                                                                        But it’s time to go                                                                                                                                Back to her nook                                                                                                                                Full of many more books  

~ Kylie, age Friday’s Child

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Morse Pond Review: Pennyroyal Academy

9780142427149Pennyroyal Academy

M. A. Larson

Puffin Books

$8.99

Available now

 

Pennyroyal Academy by M.A Larson is an incredible book about a girl who doesn’t know anything about herself, not even her own name. She goes to Pennyroyal Academy to become a princess and fight the two main dangers; dragons and witches. Along the way she starts to get her memory back and learns many things about her life and what it means to be a princess. I definitely recommend this book. It is a definite 5 out of 5 stars.

~ Teagan, age 12

 

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Morse Pond Review: G.I Dogs Prisoners of War

9781338185232G.I Dogs Prisoners of War

Laurie Calkhoven

Scholastic

$ 5.99

Available March 27, 2018

Judy is an english pointer aboard a gunboat named the Gnat. Then, Judy is stationed on a different gunboat, the Dragon Fly.  Not long after that the Japanese attack the gunboat and capture the crew. Can Judy survive the Japanese prison camp!? People who love the I Survived books will love this! I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars!

~ John, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: The White Tower

9781338157444The White Tower

Cathryn Constable

Available now

Scholastic

$16.99


Livy is a girl with her head literally in the clouds, due to a major event that changed her personality and outlook on the world. This book is an amazing story of a girl with special blood that gives her a strange sensation. Filled with mystery and surprise, I highly recommend The White Tower! 5/5 stars!

 

Anna, grade 6

 

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Morse Pond Review: Olga We’re Outta Here

Olga: We're Out of Here!Olga We’re Outta Here

Elise Gravel

March 2018

Harper Collins

 $12.99

This is an exciting and amazing sequel to Olga And The Smelly Thing. This mix of a graphic novel and fiction story has surprises and jokes on every page. At the end, a cute and surprising surprise surprises every reader. I rate this 5 out of 5.

 

Gideon, Age 11, Grade 6

 

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Morse Pond Review: Finding Perfect

9780374303129Finding Perfect

Elly Swartz

Available now

Farrar Straus Giroux

$16.99

 

Molly needs everything perfect. It is getting harder and harder every day. Her mom left and she has an idea to get her back.This is a book that gets better and better with every page. Once you start it you, will not want to stop. I would rate it 6 out of 5 stars. If I were you, I would grab this book before it becomes hard to get a copy.

 

Christian, Grade 6, Age 11

 

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