Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix

May 13th, 2017 Book Reviews, Science Fiction Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Haddix has begun another science fiction trilogy with Children of Exile. Rosi has always lived in Fredtown with here Fred parents and Bobo, her little brother. In Fredtown everyone is peaceful and works out conflict right away by talking it out. The kids are taken care of, go to school, and are allowed to play and make friends. Rosi knows that the Freds aren’t her…

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Masterminds (book review)

Apr 22nd, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Awards, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Masterminds by Gordon Korman This tame science fiction thriller by popular author Korman is great for kids who want an action-packed book but not too much trauma. Eli Frieden lives in Serenity, New Mexico. It is like a modern Pleasantville. There are only 30 kids in the small community and they are all well-off. Most of their parents work at the town Plasticworks making parking…

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…

The Martian by Andy Weir

Book to Movie: The Martian

Sep 11th, 2015 Teen Rachel Reinwald 1 min read

Are you excited?! This is my new favorite book. It’s geeky, sarcastic, and incredibly smart. It’s funny because I was forced to read it for bookclub. I usually don’t like sci fi. And I ended up liking it the most. I think the author should have played Mark Watney <3. Or Brody from Homeland. And #Ireaditbeforetheysaiditwasamovie. The Martian also received a 2014 Alex Award for…

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (book review)

Jul 19th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 4 min read

For more 2016 Caudill reviews. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is a science fiction story that can be considered slightly steampunk (but that is under debate). And, obviously, it is a retelling of Cinderella. It takes place in New Beijing, a commonwealth on Earth. The relations between Earth and Luna (the moon) are tense. The Lunar queen has been threatening war against Earth for decades…

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…