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Morse Pond Review: Suee and the Shadow

9781419725647Suee and the Shadow

Ginger Ly and illustrated by Molly Park

Amulet Books

$12.99

Available now

 

When Suee Lee goes to a dull new school, something strange starts to happen. When her own shadow comes to life she knows something’s up. Will her shadow take over? What is a zero? You will have to find out in Suee and the Shadow. I would give this book a 5/5 stars. I love the new things that she finds out and could not put the book down. I would read until midnight! I liked how her shadow can only take bullied kids and turn them into a zero.

~ Avery, age 10

 

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Morse Pond Review: Funny Kid for President

9780062572912Funny Kid for President

Matt Stanton

Harper Collins

$12.99

Available January 2, 2018

 

Max, the funny kid for president, is in a mess up straight away. Max and his friends are trying to figure out who will be the new class president. But, something mysterious is going on here at his school. Their principal is rigging the election so that Layla (Mr. Armstrong’s favorite student)  can win the election. Max has figured out the mystery and now Mr. Armstrong is in big trouble. Now everybody votes and to see who is the class president. Can Max win the election? Read this hilarious book to find out. This is one of my new favorite books of all times. I can’t wait for the next book, Funny Kid Stand Up!

 

Nathan, 10, grade 5

 

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Morse Pond Review: This Would Make a Good Story Someday

9781101938171This Would Make A Good  Story Someday

Dana Alison Levy

Random House Children’s Books

$16.99

Available Now

 

This Would Make A Good Story Someday is a amazing story about a girl named Sara, who has to survive a long family road trip with her two moms, her younger sister nicknamed Ladybug, and her older sister Laurel. At first she is frustrated that she has to go, but along the way she learns what it means to be a true family. She meets friends that she knows she will remember for a long time. Along the way she attempts to reinvent herself, but learns how to accept who she truly is. This is an incredible book that I would definitely recommend to many people.

~ Jane, age 11

 

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Morse Pond Review: Finding Perfect

9780374303129Finding Perfect

Elly Swartz

Farrar Straus Giroux

$16.99

Available Now

 

Molly Nathans is a twelve-year-old girl who must have everything perfect. After her parents split, her mom’s new job is forcing her to move to Canada, for a whole year, or more. Molly life is comprised of a plan to bring her mom home, while she struggles with her OCD disorder that is slowly obtaining all of her attention. Will Molly’s plan work? Will she find a way to handle her new and old obsession? Join Molly on her journey to see if she is really crazy, or is she just telling  herself this. Finding Perfect is now my favorite book of all time! Everyone should read it!

~ Bella, grade 6

 

 

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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: Action Presidents

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Fred Von Leat, Ryan Dunlavey

Harper Collins

$ 9.99

Available February 6, 2018

 

Action Presidents is a funny book with great information that is totally real ;). I am encouraging you to make more, but please make Obama next. I love the jokes you put in the book. It is different from other books I have read before. 5/5 star!

~ Jonathan, 10 years old

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Morse Pond Review: Wizardmatch

9780735227781Wizardmatch

Lauren Magaziner

Dial for Young Readers

$16.99

Available March 2018

 

Wizardmatch is a very good book about a girl in a magical family. In each magical family there is a prime wizard who has most of the magic. Everyone else only has a tiny bit of magic. When the prime wizard gets old, he holds a Wizardmatch to decide who will be the next prime wizard. Lennie notices that all the prime wizards have been men. When her brother is chosen to compete instead of her, she has to work hard to make things fair. If you read The One And Only Ivan you will surely like this book. I loved it.

~ Lucia, age 10

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Customer Review: There’s Someone Inside Your House

Theres Someone Inside Your HouseThere’s Someone Inside Your House

Stephanie Perkins

Dutton Books for Young Readers

$16.99

Available September 26, 2017

I really enjoyed this book and it was (as said described) truly impossible to put down. The only thing that did not make sense to me is the title. I think the title is fitting to the horror theme, but it somehow does not fit with the story.

One minor aspect that I questioned is that Makani’s reaction to the deaths of her fellow students was unrealistic, deaths usually have to sink in a bit and when that has happened it is really devastating. However, what I loved about this book is that you never get even a clue about Makani’s secret until she tells everyone, which builds up LOTS of suspense. All in all I really loved this book and hope it will be successful.

~ Yolanda, age 12

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Customer Review: Invictus

InvictusInvictus 

Ryan Graudin 

Little, Brown 

Available September 2017

$18.99 

Farway McCarthy is an anomaly. Some would even call him an aberration. He was born outside of time, on his mother’s spaceship the Ab Aeterno. After failing his time-travel exam, he steals a spaceship and with his friends travels through time looking for valuable items to sell on the black market. Far’s life is simple until one day he meets a girl who seems to know him better than he knows himself. And this girl bears a chilling message: history is being erased, events since the beginning of time are disappearing, and Far is the catalyst. Far and his crew must race through time to stop the destruction of history as they know it. Ryan Graudin has written a thrilling novel with a perfect balance of history and science fiction, and any fans of time travel should definitely add Invictus to their reading list. 

 

~ Leah, 9th grade

 

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Staff Review: The Forgetting

 

ForgettingThe Forgetting

Sharon Cameron

Scholastic

$18.99

Available September 13, 2016

Every twelve years, the city of Canaan falls into the Forgetting, a day where everyone’s memories vanish. The only way to remember events from before the Forgetting or even clues to who you are as an individual is by keeping detailed entries in your personal book. Your book is your identity, but the truth can easily be twisted or misrepresented and no one truly knows exactly what has happened. Except for Nadia. She has never forgotten. She remembers exactly what has happened. She knows who’s telling the truth and who isn’t. Nadia’s memories allow her to investigate how the city of Canaan came to be. Because she remembers her past, she is less afraid than her neighbors and ventures over the stone wall that is supposedly protecting the city. When Gray catches her coming back over the wall, he threatens to expose her secrets unless she helps him. With the next Forgetting approaching, Nadia and Gray must figure out what is destroying Canaan. Or this time everyone will forget what the truth really is.

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