Hey folks, I am back. After a little break due to recovery and other obligations I am finally back to writing again. I went through many, many books in the meantime – so be prepared there are a few good ones coming along.
What is the story about in Allan Woodrow’s “Unschooled”?
Gorge and Lilly are BFFs. They know each other since they were babies. Of course they really wanted to be in the same team at the annual 5th grade “Spirit Week” at school. But principal Klein had other plans and so they found themselves competing in different groups. And to make matters even worse: They were the opposite team leaders! The winning team was to get a mysterious prize nobody knows about. Of course everyone wanted to win. People on opposite teams started sabotaging each other and from there everything turns into a huge mess!
Can George and Lilly save the day and go back to being friends again? Read the book to find out!
What is the moral of the story?
Never give up friendship for winning.
Who is my personal favorite in the story?
George, because he is calm doesn’t rush and is always accurate. Lily is the total opposite of him but also very kind.
How did I like the book?
I loved the book. It was very catchy but it would have been even better with a little less drama. Give a round of applause to the author please!
Who is that book for?
For kids nine years and older
And the winner is: Restart got the most votes out of my book shop mega sale pile and as promissed – here is the review. Before I forget, thanks for participating and helping me pick a book. It always means so much to me if you guys like what I do and give me some feedback.
Continue reading “Review: Restart by Gordon Korman”
I went to my favorite book shop last weekend just to find out out they were closing down soon. This makes me so sad!!! The good thing though was, that every single book in the shop was on sale. So my parents bought me like a thousand and gazillion new reads.
This came just in time for my 3 months summer break. Loads of time for reading, right?
Continue reading “Going Crazy in a Book Shop Reloaded – Please Vote for your Favorite!”
One day Fern woke up and rushed downstairs. When she didn’t see her dad she asked her mother were he could be. Her mom explained that during the night some pigs had been born and that one of them was too small and weak so they decided to kill it. Fern was outraged. She ran outside just before it was too late and tried to convince her dad that she could take care of the little one and keep it alive. Fern’s Dad eventually agreed. Fern named the little pig Wilbur. Two month later Wilbur found a new home at her uncle’s farm.
Continue reading “Review: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White”
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.
Continue reading “Review: Auggie & Me – Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio”
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.
Continue reading “Review: 5,000 AWESOME FACTS (About Everything)2 by National Geographic”
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.
Continue reading “Review: Milo Moss Is Officially Un-Amazing by Lauren Allbright”
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.
Continue reading “Review: The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman”
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.
Continue reading “Review: The Matchstick Castle by Keir Graff”
Today I want to try something new. I decided to not only present a book review but also to record me reading a chapter of the book. Do you like that? Do you want me to do that more often?
Continue reading “Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord”
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.
Continue reading “Review: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea”
“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.
Continue reading “Review: “Who is Greta Thunberg” by Jill Leonard”
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.
Continue reading “Review: Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs”
How can one save the lives of eleven people, a bird, 3 dogs a cat a dozen of cows? This is a book you must read. It is sooooo good.
Continue reading “Review: The tiny Mansion by Keir Graff”
Chaos in the FunJungle Zoo. Henry the Hippopotamus was assassinated! He was floating belly up in his pool. How could that happen? Who did it?
Continue reading “Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs”