Harry Potter

Book One

By J.K. Rowling

Plot: “As his eleventh birthday arrives, the time comes for Harry Potter to discover the truth about his magical beginnings – and embark on the enthralling, unmissable adventure that will lead him to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, his true friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, powerful secrets and a destiny he cannot avoid …” -publisher Continue reading “Harry Potter”

Best Babysitters Ever

Book One

By Caroline Cala

Plot: You’ve probably heard of “The Babysitters club,” the adventures of four girls from the nineties who “answer a corded telephone, eat various things wrapped in plastic, and minded children for money.” Now it’s Malia’s turn to steal Kristy’s Great Idea and start her own babysitters club. Of course, babysitting and modern business are much harder than Malia and her friends originally thought, especially when Malia’s older and more demonic sister finds out how lucrative a business babysitting really is. Continue reading “Best Babysitters Ever”

Watch Us Rise

By Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

Plot: Young writers Jasmine and Chelsea have had enough. They are done with the way girls and women are being treated across the world, even at their “progressive” school. They decide that their voices matter, and start the Write Like a Girl club and blog. Their poems and writing catch the attention and gratitude of hundreds of people, until their male principal decides that the girls are being a little too disruptive… Continue reading “Watch Us Rise”

The Hunger Games

Book One

By Suzanne Collins

Plot: Every year, one “Tribute” is selected from the 13 districts of Panem by the Capitol, who forces the children to fight to the death in an arena. When Katniss Everdeen’s sister is chosen, Katniss volunteers to take her place and has to fight for her life with only a few supplies and her own survival skills. Continue reading “The Hunger Games”

I am Princess X

By Cherie Priest

Plot: Many years ago, Libby and May work together to create a comic masterpiece about Princess X, the ninja princess who lives in a haunted house. A couple years later, Libby dies in a car crash… or does she? A long time after her best friend dies, May glimpses a sticker with Princess X’s familiar face on it. How is that possible? Soon, May has to team up with a new friend to find out if Libby is still alive and how to help her. Continue reading “I am Princess X”

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

By Dusti Bowling

Reviewed by Betty

This book was very funny, and I was glad that I read it. The main character has no arms, but she does have a wild imagination. Aven makes up funny stories about how she lost her arms, like a wildfire in Tanzania, and Alligator wrestling. There was also a mystery in the story that was very suspenseful, and kept you at the edge of your seat. The entire story in full was just really interesting and enjoyable. I know it was for me. I can’t even count how many times I’ve read it!

The Hero’s Guide to Saving your Kingdom

Book One

By Christopher Healy

Plot: The wonderful, musical, storytelling bards of every kingdom have been kidnapped! Only the League of Princes can save them. However, these same bards are the ones who “forgot” to name the princes who rescued the girls in “The Tale of Cinderella,” or “The Tale of Rapunzel.” Instead, they were all reduce to the label “Prince Charming.” Luckily, these heroes will save the kingdom anyway. Continue reading “The Hero’s Guide to Saving your Kingdom”

Vampirates

By Justin Somper

Book One

Plot: When Connor and Grace’s father dies, they have no idea where to go. Their father left them with nothing, and their only options are the orphanage or a stuffy banker’s home. Instead, they steal back their family’s small yacht and sail off… right into a storm. When the storm finally drifts away, Connor finds himself on a pirate ship, learning to become one himself, and Grace discovers the Vampirates ship, in an entirely different situation. Continue reading “Vampirates”