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: 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: Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan

Did you know that a Norwegian gold treasure once got rescued by a bunch of kids from the Nazis during World War II? True story! We read “Snow Treasure” at school and I was very impressed how brave and smart Peter Lundstrom and his friends helped to make it happen.

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Review: Die unlangweiligste Schule der Welt – Geisterstunde – von Sabrina J. Kirschner

Kennt ihr schon den gemeinen Schulleiter Horst Schnittlich, den Erfinder des „Schnittlichen Schulregulariums“? Vielleicht die langweilige Lehrerin Frau Penne oder Maxe Zack mit seinem Labrador Makkaroni? Der mutige Klassenrebell wehrt sich zusammen mit Klassengenie Frieda gegen Direktor Schnittlichs üble Machenschaften. Und dann ist da ja auch noch Inspektor Rumpus von der BFLB, der Behörde für Langeweilebekämpfung…

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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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Birthday Mom by Oscar

A little boy wanted to do something special big for his mum’s birthday. Why did the boy want to get a big and special present for his mum? Well here are some of the reasons:
She’s lovely and super nice. She drives her son to school almost every day (and picks him up as well). Always makes him yummy snacks and arranges great trips all around the world.

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Own story: Der Absturz

Zweimal die Woche habe ich hier in USA zusätzlich neben der Schule Deutschunterricht damit ich die Sprache nicht verlerne. In ein paar Jahren wollen wir ja zurück nach Deutschland und da will ich noch mitkommen mit den anderen 😊. Diese Woche habe ich eine Geschichte erfunden und da dachte ich mir ich könnte sie euch auch zeigen. Ich hoffe sie gefällt euch!

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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: 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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Book recommendations for Christmas – Some of my favourite German and English books

Hi blog followers!
If you are a parent or a cousin or a godmother etc. I can imagine that you are all stressed out at the moment. But maybe I can help if you still need to get a present for your children.

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Review: Ein Fall für die schwarzen Pfoten: Der Tiger ist los! von Benedikt Weber

Chaos und Panik in Hommelsdorf. Kevin-Jerome, der Tiger aus dem Zoo ist ausgebrochen. Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? Ein neuer Fall für die schwarzen Pfoten.

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