I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

May 14th, 2017 2018 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews, Teen, Thriller Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

To read more of my 2018 Caudill reviews click here. May and Libby were best friends. They met on the playground entertaining the smaller kids with their chalk drawings and stories of their made-up superhero, Princess X, who lived in a haunted house with her katana sword and converse shoes. May tells the stories and Libby draws the pictures. The girls got together all the…

Space Jackers by Huw Powelll

Space Jackers (book review)

Mar 25th, 2016 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Space Jackers is a science fiction novel set in space in various fictional places. Jake Cutler is living on the planet Remota with the cyber monks who took him in when he was dropped off as a baby after a spaceship crash. He overhears a visitor claim that he is a fortune seeker and his mission is to find Jake and take him back to…

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Bone Gap (book review)

Feb 6th, 2016 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

2016 Printz award winner. Bone Gap is a contemporary realistic book that takes place in a farm town where everyone knows each other’s business. There are elements of magical realism and it feels like a thriller. Finn and Sean are brothers. Their father has died and their fragile mother has run off with another man and moved out of state, abandoning them. Instead of going…

Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans

Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25 (book review)

Jul 9th, 2015 Book Reviews, Contests Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

Read more 2016 Caudill reviews. *This post is also eligible for an entry in the raffle to win a Caudill 2016 book. Reply in comments with your classroom connections to the curriculum or your review of the book. Details here. Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans Michael and his mother have to keep moving to different places around the country…

Will in Scarlet (book review) with Non-Fiction Pairing

Apr 11th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 4 min read

Will in Scarlet (audio CD review) By Matthew Cody. Read by Maxwell Caulfield. 7 hrs. CD. Listening Library, 2013. 9780804123334. Grades 4-7. While Will’s father, Lord Shackley has been fighting in the Crusades with King Richard, Will has been causing mischief around the castle. His days as a prankster are over when Sir Guy comes over for a “friendly” dinner and announces he is going…