KIDS’ BOOK REVIEWS
“Babe and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure” Dan Gutman
“Babe and Me” is an awesome book and is part of a series. The main character’s name is Joey, and he has power to travel back in time to meet famous baseball players, like Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth. In “Babe and Me,” Joey time travels to 1932 to meet Babe Ruth, but this time he brings his dad, who comes with schemes to get money.
Reviewed by Milton, 9 Park Western Place Elementary San Pedro
“Matilda” Roald Dahl
Matilda’s parents are mean to Matilda. They make her watch TV all day. But she wants to read. She asks her parents nicely, and guess what? They say no. “Why can’t you be like a normal child and watch TV? Nobody wants to read!” they say. But Matilda answers, “I do. I want to read a good book from the library.” So she walks out of the house and goes to the library by herself. Then what happens?
Reviewed by Arianna, 6 Charnock Road Elementary Los Angeles
Ming goes to San Francisco to join his brothers, Wong and Shek. When Ming and Shek enter Wong’s shop, they see that it is not doing well.
When Shek leaves to go to work, Ming gets bored and leaves Chinatown and meets a friend, Patrick. When Shek finds out, he is a bit mad.
When they get a letter from Wong saying he has to find work, Patrick suggests a plan to help the shop get customers. Read this book to find out about the plan and how it works out.
Reviewed by Yit-Meng, 10 Victor Elementary, Torrance
“The Candy Shops War” Brandon Mull
Four kids — Nate, Summer, Pigeon and Trevor — walk into a candy shop. They meet the owner, a magician named Mrs. White. She is capable of making magical candy! At night, the kids try the Moon Rocks and discover that the candy makes them weightless.
OK, I guess I don’t want to spoil any more of the story; you have to read the book!
Reviewed by Hayley, 8 Tamura Elementary Fountain Valley
“The Fairy’s Return” (Princess Tales) Gail Carson Levine
Princess Lark is feeling lonely. Nobody treats her like a normal person, except Robin, the baker’s son. They fall in love with each other, but they don’t see each other for years. Meanwhile, at the bakery, Robin is unwillingly betrothed to another girl. Golly. Read the book to find out if Robin and Lark see each other again.
Reviewed by Amanda, 10 Monterey Hills School South Pasadena
AMANDA illustrated her review of “The Fairy’s Return.”