Review: Unschooled by Allan Woodrow

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

Rating: 9/10

Own story: New Beginnings by Oscar

Once upon a time there was a little boy who had to move all across the big blue ocean to start a new chapter of his exciting life. He didn’t ask for it. He was very happy at the place he lived before but the boy was still little and he had to live where his parents wanted him to.

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Review: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

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.

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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.

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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: 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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Review: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

There used to be a free desk in the class room and then Ahmet came.
He was a very serious, shy and quiet guy but Alexa and her friends Josie, Tom and Michael made him feel welcome.

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