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Morse Pond Review: Ghost Boys

9780316262286Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Available now

Little, Brown Company

$16.99

 

Ghost Boys is an amazing story. The fact that all of the events are extremely realistic made it such an emotional tale. Jerome’s friendship with Sara and Carlos, and his close bond with his sister Kim makes him even more realistic. I loved Ghost Boys and would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys current events or a tear-jerking story of racism, friendship, and truth.

~ Anna, grade 6

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Morse Pond Review: Ghost Boys

9780316262286Ghost Boys

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Available now

Little Brown Company

$16.99

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes is a sad yet frighteningly true story. It is true because African American kids are being shot all over the U.S.A, but it is not a true story because the main character Jerome is a ghost. We rate this a 4.5 out of 5. This is a must-read for anyone who is in 6th-8th grade, because it is true and they should know what is happening all over their country. It snags you from the very beginning. The first chapter is a cliff-hanger and you want to know the full story.

 

~ Gideon and Brendan, grade 6

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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: The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray

9781101919286The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray

E. Latimer

Available on Feb. 13, 2018

Tundra Books

$17.99

 

Bryony is a girl that was locked in her attic for 13 years. Her aunt and uncle did this to her. They were cruel to her. They said they were buying her more paints, but her mysterious patron actually bought the paints. They were buying jewelry and saving money to make an addition to their house. Filled with craziness, we highly recommend The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray.  

~ Phoebe and Emerson, 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: Smart Cookie

SmartCookieSmart Cookie

Elly Swartz

Available January 30, 2018

Scholastic Press

$16.99

 

Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz is now my favorite book in the whole wide world. It’s about a girl named Frankie who lives in a B&B with her father, her hedgehog Winston, her rambunctious puppy Lucy, and her grandmother. Frankie is missing a piece of her life, her mother. Frankie decides to secretly sign her father up for an online dating website. There are so many contenders but none of them are the perfect missing puzzle piece in Frankie’s life. Frankie’s life is getting crazier and crazier. Her best friend is not talking to her, there is supposedly some ghost haunting her B&B, and her family is keeping secrets from her. I definitely recommend  this book. It is a 6 out of 5!

~ Teagan, age 11

 

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Morse Pond Review: The Midnight Gang

MidnightGangThe Midnight Gang

David Walliams

Harper Collins

Release Date: February 27, 2018

$16.99

 

Tom is sent to the hospital after being hit by a nasty cricket ball to his head. On the way he meets George, Amber, Robin and the porter, who are all  part of the midnight gang. All of the children have been going on adventures to have their dreams come true. The porter helps them on their way to their adventures with the newest member, Tom. The story centers around Tom and the midnight gang going on different scenarios of making their dreams come to life and the consequences that follow along. The matron is trying to stop the gang from their adventures. There are loads more characters and funny and sad scenarios that will give you an experience of joy that makes 476 pages worth the reading when the book is published in February! If you like Roald Dahl, I recommend this book, which I give a 10/5.

~ James, age 10  

 

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Morse Pond Review: Annie’s Life in Lists

9781524765095Annie’s Life in Lists

Kristin Mahoney

Random House

$16.99 

Available in May 2018

 

Oh my goodness! I don’t know where to start.  This amazing book is a cross between Judy Blume and Roald Dahl. It’s genius! Annie’s Life in Lists is the best book I have ever read and that’s saying a lot!! I read all day, every day. I love how most of this book is lists. When I first heard of this book, I thought It would be hard to follow, but it’s really not. It’s as clear as any book written in normal text. Everyone should definitely read this book!

~ Adele, grade 6

 

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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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