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Morse Pond Review: Smart Cookie

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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

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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: 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

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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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Morse Pond Review: Chester and Gus

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Cammie McGovern

HarperCollins Publisher

April 2017

 

Chester and Gus is about a chocolate lab named Chester who fails his test to become a service dog. So Chester has to just be a regular dog and go to this family that has a 10 year old shy, autistic boy named Gus. Chester is trying to figure out how he can help Gus, but Gus isn’t like the boys Chester has met. Gus doesn’t pet, pickup, or even really acknowledge that Chester is there. Chester isn’t really sure how to help Gus yet but he’s determined to find out how. Chester wants to show that he is the right dog for Gus. Chester and Gus is a great book I loved it. I would give Chester and Gus a 5 out of 5 stars. I highly recommend this book.

~Teagan, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: Love, Ish

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Karen Rivers

Algonquin Young Readers

March 2017

 

Love, Ish is a amazing book about a girl named Ish. She faces a huge challenge that she might not recover from. Her whole life she has dreamed of going to Mars, so she can escape the real world. Ish might not be able to go to Mars, because on the first day of seventh grade, she is diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her whole world is flipped upside down. This book is heartbreaking and incredible. If you liked Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, or The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin, you will be sure to like this book. I am sure that I will read and re-read this book over and over again.

~ Jane, age 10, grade 5

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Morse Pond Review: Kyle Finds Her Way

9780545852661Kyle Finds Her Way

Susie Salom

Arthur A. Levine Books

$16.99

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: Dog Man

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Dav Pilkey

Scholastic

$9.99

Available now

 

I really enjoyed this book because it made me laugh a lot. The main character is a good guy who is trying to protect the community from an evil cat. This graphic novel, by the author of the Captain Underpants series, is great!

~ Quinn, grade 5

 

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