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…

The Alchemyst By: Michael Scott

The Alchemyst is about Sophie and Josh Newman. They are twins and live in San Francisco with their aunt while their parents are on an archeology expedition. When the twins witness a strange man attacking bookshop owner Nick Fleming with magical spears of energy and Nick defending himself with exploding balls of light, their lives…

York: The Shadow Cipher By: Laura Ruby

York: The Shadow Cipher is the first book in the York Trilogy. I read this book (and series) at the same time as my mom, and we both really enjoyed it. York: The Shadow Cipher is about Theo and Tess Biederman, who are twins. They are named after Theodore and Theresa Morningstarr, who created New…

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…

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…