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Morse Pond Review: Weir Do

9781338305586Weir Do  

Anh Do

Available January 29, 2019

Scholastic Inc.



Weir Do is a really funny book with a lot of potential. Weir Do (his real name!) is a kid who is going into a new school. He already knows he’s going to get laughed at. It happens every year. Once he gets out of school he has to go home to his weird family. He goes back to school the next day and then this kid named Henry walks in and looks weirder than weird. Weir and Henry become friends and the rest of the year will be great for Weir. If you like funny books, this is the book for you. I think it has potential to be the Next Big Thing!

~ Connor, 5th grade


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Morse Pond Review: Kyle Finds Her Way

9780545852661Kyle Finds Her Way

Susie Salom

Arthur A. Levine Books


Available now


Kyle Finds Her Way is a great book. I would give this book four stars. Susie Salom  gives lots of detail.  Kyle is a great character because she sticks up for her friends. I liked the part when Kyle has to join the school NAVS team ( a problem-solving competitive group that competes)  and has to make it work. I couldn’t put the book down.  This is a book for people who like realistic fiction.  I encourage people who like those books to read it.

~Emma, age 10

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Morse Pond Review: Disappearance at Hangman’s Bluff

9780062104496Disappearance At Hangman’s Bluff

J. E. Thompson

Walden Pond Press


Available now

Abbey Force and Bee Force are best friends, yet they’re totally different. While Bee is a focused school girl and is never in trouble, Abbey loves adventure and is always getting herself and Bee into trouble. Usually Bee has to get them out of it. When the girls are watching the mayor’s dog Yemasee, bad men hit the dog with a car and take off with her. Abbey and Bee are furious and going to get Yemasee back at any cost. In the meantime, a man named Mr. LaBell, who was already sued by Abbey’s dad, is up to no good. He’s digging a giant hole where a slave graveyard used to be. Abbey and Bee will go through a lot to save Yemasee and the graveyard. They risk a lot and gain a lot of courage. I highly recommend this book.

by Samantha, age 11

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Morse Pond Review: Absolutely Truly


Absolutely Truly

Heather Vogel Frederick

Simon & Schuster


Available now

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick was phenomenal. My favorite part about it is the funny characters, especially Truly Lovejoy. At almost six feet tall she definitely stands out. When her father loses an arm in the war, her family decides to move to Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire to take over the family bookstore. One day at the bookstore she finds a mysterious letter in an old copy of Charlotte’s Web. With her new friends she follows clues around town. Will Truly solve the mystery before it’s too late? Find out in the new novel by Heather Vogel Frederick , who visited Morse Pond School.

~ Emma, age 10

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Morse Pond Review: Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird

9781623650322Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird

Written by Eleanor Hawken

Illustrated by John Kelly



Available Now

Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird is about a young boy named Sammy Feral. His family zoo just got a little bit crazy. Everyone in his family including his dog have turned into werewolves. Luckily, he has not. Sammy now has the help of two new friends, Red and Donny, who are both cryptozoologist, whom he finds quite weird. Probably because they are not normal, but neither is Sammy. Red has the ability to bend metal, and Sammy has the ability to talk to “make-believe’’ animals such as werewolves. So all together the three friends are trying to save the family. Along the way a creepy professor is trying to make the Feral family give over the zoo. And, if they do not, he will tell the whole world. Will Sammy find the cure? Will the family sell the zoo? To find out read the book Sammy Feral’s Diaries of Weird by Eleanor Hawken.

~ Chloe, age 10

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Morse Pond Review: Fish Finelli

9781452108209Fish Finelli Book 1: Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles

Written by Erica Faber

Illustrated by Jason Beene

Chronicle Books


Available April 2014

Seagulls Don’t Eat Pickles is about three buddies named Fish, TJ and Roger. They want to beat their arch enemy Bryce in a boat race. But when Fish helps someone out, the race starts before Fish can start his engine! When he finally gets his engine started, he is way behind. He goes full throttle and catches up. He passes one boat then another! Just one more boat to pass, and he is head to head with Bryce. What will happen? You will have to read it find out! But you have to wait until April 2014!!!

~ Nick, age 10

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Customer Review: Rooftoppers



Katherine Rundell

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Out September 24. 2013

On the morning of her first birthday, a baby girl was found in a cello case floating in the middle of the English Channel among the remains of a ship. An eccentric scholar, Charles, who survived the wreck finds her and takes her in. He raises Sophie, the baby girl, to the best of his ability, but when child services threaten to take Sophie to an orphanage, the pair flee to France to try and find Sophie’s mother. In Paris, she meets a boy named Matteo and his rooftopper friends, all children who live on top of the roofs of the city. Together, they search Paris for Sophie’s mother, but does her mother even exist? And if so, where can they find her? I quite enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it when it comes out in September. If you like popular realistic fiction, you’ll like Rooftoppers as well.

~ Mary Margaret, age 12

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