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Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, Book 7) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545685399
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 27th, 2016

This book is very good. First, Winter got back to the Ice Kingdom. Then he got first in the rankings. Last he went into the Dimond Trial. My favorite part was the Dimond Trial because he talked to a 2,000 year old Dragon.

Atticus


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

I love this book! I think I act like Tock. I wonder if Milo ever gets bck to Wisdom or Ignorance. My favorite chracter is the Humbug. He makes me laugh. Review by Beret H

I like how all the characters in the book pitch in to help with the finding of the Princess  Rhyme and Reason. I think some of my favorite characters are Tock and the Humbug. The book was very fun, thrilling and exciting. Review by Lily H

NOTE FROM BOOKWOMAN If you like listening to books, check out David Hyde Pierce's audiobook of this title. AWESOME!

 


Bob Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250166623
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 1st, 2018

Bob is a great book. It's a beautiful, bittersweet book about friendship. It is a funny story but it also conveys a great life lesson. If you like books by Sharon  Creech you'll like this book a lot! I hope you try it out!

-Naomi, age 10


Morgan and the Forty Thieves: A Magic Math Adventure Cover Image
By Elisabeth Alba (Illustrator), Addie Abacus
$8.99
ISBN: 9781732881310
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Published: Phantom Hill Press - October 30th, 2018

This book was about Morgan, Rusty, and Grandpa Allen trying to protect the medallion from the forty thieves. The medallion is a necklace you put on when you want to change into an animal. The forty thieves are the people who try to capture the medallion. My favorite part of the book was when Rusty and Morgan rescue Grandpa Allen from the forty thieves. I didn't dislike any part of the book. I would recommend this book to my friends because they would like learning about the medallion and the powers you can have.

Review by Noah, age 9


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A Drop of Hope Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338233209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

The name of the book is A DROP OF HOPE by Keith Calabrese. The book is about how Rollo's birthday presents help people. A toy becomes friends with Tommy and Wiston. I liked the book because of the adventure that Ernest, Lizzy, and Ryan have. I would recommend this book to my friends because they will probably like what fun things the kids do in the book.

Review by Noah S


The Quest of the Cubs (Bears of the Ice #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545683067
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 11th, 2018

This book is adventurous and emotional because the polar bear cubs (First and Second) have a hard mission and want to save their mom from the Timekeepers who want to harm all cubs from Bear Kingdom. I think some people would be sensitive to some character actions and language used. It is all good at the end when they find a relative to help them in their mission.

Review by Stella; age 8
 


Mr. Popper's Penguins Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316058438
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 2nd, 1992

This is a very fantastic and funny book. Mr Popper is coming home from painting a house and it's almost winter. He gets a present from Admiral Drake! Soon it becomes very ill, or is it?! He gets 11 more penguins! This is a very interesting book. I think this book should be for 2nd graders and up.

Review by Sabra