The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell By: Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is about Alex and Conner. Fairy tales play an important part in their lives. Alex and Conner used to go to their grandma’s house all the time, and their grandma and dad would take turns reading fairy tales to them out of the family’s big green book. But…

Half Upon a Time By: James Riley

Half Upon a Time is about Jack, the son of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack is tired of practicing battling dragons and rescuing princesses. But when a girl, May, falls out of the sky right in front of Jack, things start to get a little more interesting. May’s grandmother, who may just be…

Over the Moon By: Natalie Lloyd

This book was a recommendation from a friend, and I am so glad she told me about it! It is a very good book. Over the Moon is about a twelve year old girl, Mallie, who lives in Coal Top. Coal Top is a very dreary place; all the boys work at the mines, all…

The Problim Children By: Natalie LLoyd

The Problim Children is about seven children who mostly live on their own in the Swampy Woods while their parents go on expeditions for the Queen of Andorra. There is Mona, the prankster; Toot, who speaks through toots; Wendell, the reader and baker; Thea, who’s motto/mantra is “Every day is a good day for a…

American Girl Baking

  I have made several of these recipes, and they are all great. I even made the chocolate crinkle cookies by myself (mom was watching from the dining room), and they are now my dad’s favorites. See the recipe on pg. 42. Adults — If you are interested in purchasing this book, please support our…

The Mysterious Benedict Society By: Trenton Lee Stewart

This is my mom’s favorite Young Adult series. When I was seven or eight my mom tried to get me to read this book. I started, but after a few pages I just stopped. I’m not really sure why. I decided to start reading it again, and I found out that this series is SO…

Room One By: Andrew Clements

Room One By Andrew Clements Andrew Clements is an awesome author. He has written lots of fantastic books, including Room One. Room One is about a boy named Ted Hammond. He lives in a tiny town in Nebraska. He loves mystery books and mysteries in general, but his town is very dull. At least, it…

Gnome-A-Geddon By: K. A. Holt

Gnome-A-Geddon K. A. Holt Gnome-A-Geddon is an awesome book, and I couldn’t put it down. I am excited excited because K.A. Holt will be an author at the 2020 Truman State University Children’s Literature Festival, so I can get my book autographed. Buck and his best friend Lizzie are HUGE fans of the Triumphant Gnome…

COG By Greg Van Eekhout

COG By: Greg Van Eekhout For my birthday I got a three-month subscription to Owl Crate Jr. from my “Aunt” Madeline. Once a month I get a couple books and some activities that go along with a theme in the mail. October’s theme was robots, and one of the books I got is COG. COG…