Author: Raina Telgemeier

Genre: autobiographical graphic novel

Raina is an middle school girl who got a accident while running and then she tripped. She has a lot of problems that she’s going through since she lost two of her front teeth and she is getting bullied from her own friend.

Smile is a autobiographical graphic novel written by  Raina Telgemeier. It gives a account of the authors life from middle school to high school. The book is based on the Teglemeier webcomic, Smile.

I would give it a 5 stars as it was funny, mysterious, and gets your attention. It’s a good reads choice awards best middle school grade and child book. 🙂

Call No. : A Tel

Reviewer: J.J. (Malone)

DORK DIARIES 10: Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter


AUTHOR: Rachel Renee Russel

GENRE: Realistic Fiction

SUMMARY: Dork Diaries is a very popular series. This is the tenth book in the series. In the book Nikki Maxwell finds this box of puppies and the mom dog. The shelter has no room for the dogs. Brandon,Nikki,Chloe and Zoe are keeping the dogs at each of their houses. All their parents say yes except Nikki’s Parents. They just got new floors carpet and furniture. So Nikki has no choice but to hide the dogs from her family. While Her parents are out of the house she tells Brianna. But I won’t spoil what  happens with her. At the same time guess who reappears that’s right Mackenzie Hollister.

ADDITIONAL INFO: This is the last book in the series. After this series the author will be writing a new series called The Adventures of Max Crumbly. He is introduced in the book so keep an eye out. And a behind the scenes look…  I spoke to the author and there will be a DD movie in 2017.

RECOMMENDATION: I give this book a 5 star rating because it has so much adventure,drama and crazy events. If you are already a DD fan and have read 1-9 read this book. If you have never read Dork Diaries read the other books in the series first. Don’t worry about the half books.


REVIEWER: L.O. ( Malone)

My Name is America: World War II Solider, Normandy France, 1944. The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins

Author: Scott Pendleton Collins

Genre: Narrative Non-Fiction

This journal describes how soldiers in France survived. In this journal a man wrote (breaking the rules) how his life was in France. He raided the Normandy beach of Omaha and survived the bloody beach and the horror.

Some towns you will hear, you will not know how to pronounce and hard to read. Try your best to make connections if you have family who served in WWII. In the back there are pictures in black and white because of the cameras back in the old day.

My rating for this book is high because I like history book more than any thing. If you like reading peoples journals you will like this one.

Reviewer: A.V. (Malone)

No Passengers Beyond this Point

No Passengers Beyond This Point

Author: Gennifer Chodenenko

Genre: Fiction

This book was one of the best I have ever read. It has many surprising twists and turns, it was very well written, and it had a completely unexpected ending. This novel is mostly about three children and their mother, and when they run out of money and lose their home, they decide to move to Colorado to live with their uncle Red. Their mother has to get study to acquire some papers so she can teach in Colorado, so  she sends the children on a flight by themselves. Towards the end of the flight, the plane enters serious turbulence and lands in a place called Falling Bird, where, apparently, everyone knows and loves them.  But as soon as they settle in, things quickly spin out of control, and the children are in a terrifying place. This book was very well written and full of action, so I would rate it 4.5 stars.

Call number: F Cho

Reviewer: E.M. (Malone)

The Slave Dancer


Author: Paula Fox

Genre: Fiction

Short Summary: One day a boy named Jessie got kidnapped by a old captain named Captain Cawthorne.

Jessie lived with his mom and his sister in New Orleans. When Jessie got kidnapped he was really confused .

On the ship that he got kidnapped on was full of dancing slaves .  Jessie was token all the way to Africa.  I really

don’t think Jessie enjoyed being kidnapped. When Jessie came back home was my favorite part of the story

Additional Information: Jessie was kidnapped. He is thirteen years old. Lived only with his mom and sister.

Slavery still is going on. Jessie has been  kidnapped all the way to Africa.

Recommendation: I  would give this book a 4 and a half because there were some parts that I liked and some parts I

didn’t like, but I would really hope that people will try and read this book.

Call Number: F Fox

Reviewer: L.M  (Malone)

The Grimm Conclusion ( grimm series #3 )

The Grimm Conclusion (Grimm Series #3)

Author: Adam Gidwitz

Genre: Fiction, humorous

This novel (being the third in this series), includes Cinderella’s sisters getting their eyes pecked out by birds, Rumpelstiltskin rips himself in half, a tale called “The mouse, the bird, and the sausage” (yes, a sausage), and two children running from ogres, demons and monsters, and eventually find their way home (and they each die once or twice). This book is hilariously narrated by who I believe is Adam Gidwitz himself.

Overall, I would rate this book five out of five stars, as it is extremely funny and very well written to go along with that. I would highly recommend this book, as it is one of my personal favorites.

Call Number: F Gid

Reviewer: E. M. ( Malone )


Snow Treasure


Title: Snow Treasure

Author: Marie Mcswigan

Genre: Realistic Fiction


The book Snow Treasure is about a family that has a bullion of gold which is about thirty tons. The family and the four friends Helga,Lovisa,Peter,Micheal, and the school trying to save Peter’s family’s gold. So some of the school above 10 years old has to go on sleds with gold in the pockets of the sled across the snow for twelve miles past the Germans.

Additional Information

They live in Norway in 1940. Each month the snow gets higher and higher and it barely thaws  out.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book four stars.  I thought that Snow Treasure is a well written book by Marie Mcswigan.

Call  Number: F Mcs

Reviewer: L.N. (Ms. Malone’s Class)

The Unwanteds


Author:Lisa McMann


Short Summary: A boy named Alex becomes A unwanted and they came outside of the land Quill.He has A brother who is A wanted.Alex doesn’t get eliminated.

Additional Information: The kirkus reviews is The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter. Lisa McMann is one of New York Times bestselling author.

Recommendation: I give this book 5 stars. Reviewer of hunger games and harry potter.

Call number:F Mcm

Reviewer:J.F (Malone)



Author: Lucy Christopher

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Summary: This book is about a girl’s father who falls while chasing a Swan. He is rushed to the Hospital. While there the girl finds that Swan, and tries to get her to her flock. To find out how, READ the book!

Additional information: This book has many feelings and lots of risk including flying. Yes, flying (3 feet off the ground). This book combines school with emergency and faith in many people.

Recommendation: I give this book 5 stars because it was a truly good book. I recommend this book to people who like adventure. I also recommend this book to people who like drama.

Call Number: F Chr

Reviewer: T.U. (Malone)

GooseBumps The Five Mask of Dr.Scream


Author:R.L Stine


Additional Information: This book has a series called goosebumps. R.L Stine makes fiction horror books This is just one of his best books that makes you fear and feel for the characters and sometimes make you scream a little if you are easily scared.Read on if you dare…

Short summary:This book is about a girl named Monica that thinks her biggest problem is taking her little brother  Peter trick or treating but when she knocks on a creepy old house she finds a creepy old woman that want’s there help for something scary.She askes  them to help her find five scary looking mask  that have the power to manipulate people will Monica and Peter find all five mask? or will Monica and peter get manipulated? Read the book to find out what happens!.Hope you enjoy the book!

Recommendation: I give took a 4 out of 5  stars because it is a thrilling horror adventure. and the author does a amazing job of surprising you.This series is good to people who like scary books.

Tags: Horror,Adventure,Action

CP (Malone)