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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484778173
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

This book was really great. I read it in two days and I can't wait for the next one! The story mixes hilarious middle school humor with suspense and magic, featuring dark witches of the Salem variety and other supernaturals. Prosper comes from an old, well-established family. Recently, he found out why his family is so prosperous: his ancestor made a pact with a demon, and broke the pact. Now, 300 years later, the bill has come due and Prosper has to pay it. The demon inhabits his body and simultaneously tries to get him to enter into a new pact. Meanwhile, Prosper's family thinks he is beyond saving and is plotting to kill him to rid themselves of the demon. I would recommend this story for readers age 10 and up, especially fans of dark fantasy.

- Review by Colleen, age 12

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups Cover Image
By Chris Harris, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316266574
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

This book was surprisingly good. A lot of it was silly, but parts of it also made me think. The poems are about stuff people don't usually write poems about, from the number 8 to an argument between kids who keep finishing each-other's sentences. I loved "The Valleys Shape the Mountains" the best. It's actually really meaningful, and it also has a really good rhythm. I made it into a song so I could memorize it and recorded it for my grandpa. I also loved "Nothing is Impossible," which is really funny, a paradox in words. The unfair riddles were also really funny and the whole thing was very creative. I would recommend this to people who love poetry, or even for people who don't think they do. It's best for elementary schoolers but there's something there for everyone.

- Review by Michael, age 9.

Ruby Starr Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492645771
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - August 2017

I think that this book is very good because Ruby learns a big lesson. The lesson is don’t judge a person, or book, by its cover.  Ruby loves books but when a new girl comes to town she gets a little jealous.  Ruby has a large imagination and uses it to solve some of her problems. Deborah makes me feel like I am there with Ruby.  Ruby is a very determined person.

-Review by Elli, age 9

Lucky Broken Girl Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399546440
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 11th, 2017

This was probably my one of my favorite books I ever read. It was about a girl named Ruthie who just moved to Queens, in New York City, from Cuba. Ruthie and her family had many new things to get used to. For example, new jobs, new school, and especially new language. On the way home from her Baba's house her dad gets in an accident. This book is about how Ruthie and her family push through this situation. Ruthie is a brave, confident girl. I recommend this book for girls age 8 to 10 and to girls who need help pushing through a hard situation.

-Review by Andie