Monday, October 22, 2018

REVIEW BY MICAH: David Gets in Trouble

David Gets in Trouble 
by David Shannon 

"When David gets in trouble, he always says . . . 'NO! It's not my fault! I didn't mean to! It was an accident!'" Whatever the situation, David's got a good excuse. And no matter what he's done "wrong," it's never really his fault. 

Soon, though, David realizes that making excuses makes him feel bad, and saying he's sorry makes him feel better. Once again, David Shannon entertains us with young David's mischievous antics and a lighthearted story that's sure to leave kids (and parents) laughing.

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Pass It On 

by Sophy Henn 

Here's a fun idea: When you laugh or smile--pass it on! A story about giving, sharing, and joy.

When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on! If you chance upon a chuckle, hee hee hee and pass it on. Should you spot a thing of wonder, jump for joy and pass it on!

So begins Sophy Henn's ode to the excitement of sharing happiness with others. With a refrain that begs to be uttered before every turn of the page, children will eagerly read alongside their parents as they discover how wonderful--and fun!--it is to share the good things in life. After all, if you spread happiness to others, even on a gray, rainy day, when you least expect it, like a bolt out of the blue, a smile or a chuckle might be passed right back to you! This heartwarming, upbeat book is the perfect way to bring a warm ray of sunshine into every reader's life

Saturday, October 20, 2018

REVIEW BY ERYN: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (Book 10)

Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10)
by Jeff Kinney

Life was better in the old days. Or was it?

That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.

With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Friday, October 19, 2018

REVIEW BY ERYN: The Frankenstein Journals: Guts or Bust: 2

The Frankenstein Journals: 
Guts or Bust: 2 
by Scott Sonneborn  

Another day, another family member to find! J.D. is the fourteen-year-old son of Frankenstein's monster and is on a quest to find his family . . . the donors of his dad's mismatched parts. But with every cousin he meets, the danger mounts. New monsters lurk at every turn, and Fran will stop at nothing to get her hands on J.D.'s cousins and enlists the help of the Werewolf and the Invisible Man! Readers will be pulled into the delightfully creepy story with tons of diary entries, mixed media images, artifacts, maps and more as J.D. solves the secrets of his own rag-tag family!

JD is an orphan and the son of Dr. Frankenstein's monster. He travels around the world to find his cousins because he believes his mismatched body parts' relatives are like cousins to him because they are the owners of the body parts used. This book is really more like two books because there's a middle part that separates the book into two separate stories.

PART ONE: No Guts, No Gloria

There was a girl cousin named Gloria and they were related by JD's large intestines. Gloria is supposed to protect a vampire and only her family can do this job. The invisible man wants to rain vengeance on the vampire because the vampire was dating the invisible girl behind the invisible man's back. JD and Gloria help keep the vampire safe until night fall when the vampire can defeat the invisible man. 

PART TWO: A Pain in the Butt

JD leaves Miami (and Gloria) and heads to New York City to find his other cousin related to him by his cousin's name is Bertram Woodhouse IV and he belongs to the Princeton Club and follows the same schedule every day. Fran Kenstein is trying to get the invisible man to do her dirty work. Now he wants vengeance on JD instead. Bertram is very lazy and funny and prefers to be called Bertie. 

My favorite part was when Gloria was attacking JD. 

I give this book 5 stars. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

REVIEW BY ERYN: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (Book 5)

The Ugly Truth 
(Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
by Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?