For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries. Worries about his sick newborn baby brother who is fighting to survive, worries about his parents who are struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered.
This is the story of a fox–a fox named Tom. A fox who couldn’t in his wildest dreams imagine what it would be like to stand up on two. To behold and experience all the wonders of the world of man. The lights that light up the ground: The hum of the engines that roar and the fervor that engulfs everyone in the impassioned pursuit of happiness. Could he understand that the most amazing part is not in what we built?
After a bomb took away his father and severely injured his sister, Naveed's family lives in a hovel and their situation is precarious. The land lord is a bad man who has even worse friends and cares for no one but himself. He sets his eyes on Naveed's mother and I held my breath with worry about Naveed's family and how or if they would find a way out of that nasty man's reach.
Thirteen year old Poppy returns to school to discover two major changes; there is a new girl in her dorm and Poppy can smudge the edges of time. Both turn out to be more troublesome than she ever imagined. Determined to prevent a murder that took place over one hundred years ago Poppy must face betrayal, consider her preconceptions and learn that everything is not quite as it seems. Revenge and the revelation of a one hundred year old secret change Poppy's life forever.
Magic Beach's target audience is roughly upper elementary and lower middle school age. I say this with a bit of hesitation because I feel like it could fit a broader age range depending on the child. I read it to my almost three year old son and he ate it up.
When watching TV with my wife, she likes to point out which actresses or singers she thinks are beautiful. And as she is Korean, she most often points out girls with large eyes and a nice complexion. I usually point to the ones that look quiet and have friendly faces. Nonetheless, my wife thinks I have horrible taste in women. I’m not sure if that’s ironic or not.
First Lines: Kyle Evans lived in a small, comfortable house in the town of Moorefield. He lived with his mom and pet cat - Bootles - and nothing exciting ever happened to him. This was exactly how Kyle liked it because he did not enjoy surprises.
One of my favorite things about this book is that it addresses racism and acceptance in very inadvertent ways. The message and struggle is there but, it's a part of the story instead of the whole story. I think it adds a complexity that I really wasn't expecting.
Delilah Dusticle has special powers. She can completely eradicate dust. With her quiver pouch of special dusters, Delilah can run up walls, reaching places others just can’t. As a maid in the Fenchurch-Whittington house, Delilah’s unusual skills soon lead to her being promoted to Chief Dust Eradicator and Remover. Until one day, when a broken heart leads to her powers taking an expected turn.
Summary from Goodreads: Jesper Jinx is eleven, and probably the unluckiest person in all of Puffington Hill. Everything he touches seems to end up in sweet disaster. Hence his nickname 'Jinx'. In this first book of Jesper Jinx's wonderfully wicked adventures you're going to meet Jesper's family and Snowy the Cat. Also, there's a mysterious … Continue reading Children’s Book Review “Jesper Jinx” by Marko Kitti