Review: Auggie & Me – Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio

Remember “Wonder”? Certainly one of my favorite books of all time. Well, the book got a sequel. “Auggie & Me – Three Wonder Stories” tells three different sites of this story from kids that are all close to Auggie in some way.

The first story is about Julian who was the number one bully in the original book. It explains a bit more why Julian is behaving the way he does. Julian is being mean to Auggie because he is scared. He was so mean that he even got suspended from school and also has to deal with his parents.

Christopher, called Pluto, is Auggie’s oldest friend. They started being friends the day they were born. The second story portraits this special friendship that started long before Auggie went off to school.

Last but not least there is Charlotte. This chapter circles around Auggie’s first year at school. Charlotte is also being nice to Auggie but has to deal with her own stuff.

This book is all about friendship and kindness. Kindness always beats meanness. Summer, Charlotte’s and Auggie’s friend stood out because of her kindness, too. I would have liked it if there would be a perspective from Summer as well.

I hope that everyone of you will choose kindness and not the other!

Special credits to my classmate Joe who kindly let me borrow his book. Thanks my friend!

How did I like the book?
I loved the book because it gives more background to the Wonder story.

Who is that book for?
For people who spread kindness.

Rating: 10/10

Review: 5,000 AWESOME FACTS (About Everything)2 by National Geographic

Did you know that there is a CRATER on the surface of Mercury that’s big enough to hold the state of Texas? Or how about this: if you stay at the Jule’s undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida you will SCUBA DIVE to your room! How cool is that? I have one more for you: male pandas do a HANDSTAND while peeing to mark trees.

5,000 facts like these can be found in this National Geographic kids edition.

In total there are more than 100 chapters on 224 pages in this book where you can find out interesting facts about almost EVERYTHING. About people who took a stand, records, creepy creatures and amazing animals – the book has it all! What I also liked were the photos that illustrate the pages. It feels like they bring all the facts to life.

If you read this book and remember some of the facts it can be guaranteed that you can impress not only your parents.

How did I like the book?
l absolutely love reading this book because I love facts!

Who is this book for?
Kids 8 years and older

Rating 10/10

Review: Milo Moss Is Officially Un-Amazing by Lauren Allbright

Why would you have a paper towel tower in your livingroom? Dozens of paper planes trying desperate to get the longest throw? Or dress up as a cockroach in the middle of a stadium? Well, Milo and his parents did all of that because it was the family’s dream to get a Guinness World Record. Unfortunately every time they tried, they failed. Is there an award for the most failures? If so, Milo’s family would definitely win this one.

But just before Milo got humiliated in front of the whole school he had an idea. Why not turn all the failed projects into something good. He builds a gigantic volcano out of the materials they used for all their failed attempts. Will this be enough to finally make a noticeable record?

How did I like the book?
I liked the book because it was very funny and Milo never gave up.

Who is this book for?
This book is a book for kids 8 years and older.

Rating: 9/10

Review: The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

It is poetry month in the US, so I thought I could make a review about a special poem from Amanda Gorman.
I got “THE HILL WE CLIMB” from the Easter bunny.
Amanda Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet ever. She performed her poem at the inauguration of Joe Bidden earlier this year. I really liked the poem so I definitely wanted to share this little book with you.

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Review: The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff

Boring, Illinois. Brian can definitely think of a better way to spend his holidays. He couldn’t stay at home as his scientist dad got stationed at the North Pole. So Brian had to go to uncle Gary’s house, because he was the only one who had the time to take care of him over the summer.

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Review: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

What is the name of your favorite teacher? I am spoilt because almost all of my teachers are and have been very nice. But there is one teacher in particular that I like the most because she is very kind, stays calm in any situation, motivates her students to give their best and is also fun.

This book is also about a great teacher.

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Review: “Who is Greta Thunberg” by Jill Leonard

“Our house is on fire” said Greta Thunberg, the young environmental activist at the world economic forum in her speech addressing the world’s leader.

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Review: Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs

I hope you all had a great Christmas break. Happy new year! Welcome 2021!

2020 was not the greatest year, but this quote I wanted to share, because it is a very good explanation of last year: “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” I personally found 2020 pretty good except Corona/Covid-19 of course. The virus also had good things to it – like everyone learned to have more responsibility than normal and we learned a lot about technology, whether at distance schooling or work. It was also very nice to have more time with my family and of course I had loads of time to read.

My motto for 2021 is: #1 Stay positive. #2 Be respectful to everyone.

Because of the virus we didn’t go away during the break and we only went out to play tennis or to go for walks or biking – so I spent pretty much time inside reading. This book my parents got me as a present on Christmas eve. After reading the Funjungle and Spy School novels and also part of the Moon Base Alpha series, I have to say this book is the best book Stuart Gibbs ever created! I loved it a lot and I got into trouble a couple of times because it was so hard to stop reading to have family dinner or lunch or breakfast or what so ever. I pretty much read it in one go because it was soooo good.

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Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This awesome book is really special to me because a good friend of mine gave it to me. It is his favourite book.

So, what is it all about?
Auggie is new at middle school. Before he was home schooled because he looked like he was in a terrible fire. Which he wasn’t. He was just born that way. He had to take 24 surgeries.

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Review: The Terrible Two Go Wild by Mac Barnett

Remember Yawnee Valley? The place where you find More Crows than people? This is the third book of the series “The Terrible Two” or “Miles und Niles” how it is called in German.

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