RUMP: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin By: Liesl Shurtliff

Genre: Fantasy, Retold fairy tales

Your name is your destiny, what kind of destiny do you get with a name like “Rump”? That is the question our dear friend Rump has always asked himself.  His mother died before she could say what his real name was. So, Rump was left with half a name. Could only half of his brain work because of this? So, off Rump goes with his donkey, “Nothing”.  Will Rump find out what his real name is, or live with “Rump”?

Liesl  Shurtliff was born  and raised in Salt Lake  City, Utah. Just like Rump she had the mountains as her playground and was nervous about her name, for one thing, it rhymed with weasel. Second, she could never find it on those personalized key chains you find at gift shops, but now, she wouldn’t change it for the world!

I give this book 5 stars because it gives a spin on the brothers Grimm version and has you rooting for the Lillian. Gives you a whole new view on a fairy tale that is known and loved. Heroes shmeros! Leave some room for villains! Never judge a book by its cover (especially this one).

F Shu

A.T. Dolan




Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1)

When Harry was a baby he was sent to his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia’s house. 10 and a half years later he receives a letter linking him to his past, but Uncle Vernon won’t let him have it. Everyday more and more keep showing up. Finally a man by the name of Hagrid tells him about his past. As Harry thought his parents died in a car crash, Hagrid tells him He Who Must Not Be Named killed his parents. A few months later he is whisked away to Hogwarts, a school for wizards. From learning spells to being the only first year to play quidditch, he learns more and more from his past, but what gets him the most is meeting He Who Must Not Be Named.

This book is about Harry’s first year at Hogwarts, and there are six more books for his six years left. It is 17 chapters, but if that’s a lot to you book 4 is 32 chapters. There are movies too.

I give this book and series 5 stars.

Call No. F Row

C.M.M.G. Dolan

Super Powered Pony

Superpowered Pony (DC Super-Pets Series)

Author: Sarah Hines Stephens

Genre(s): Fiction


The cyborg cat teamed up with dog wood the dog that can control any plants tree and all the trees, plants and vines can move. They both took over a robot making lab after that super girls pet the super pony came super pony came to save the day. Super pony battled hard to defeat the trees, plants and other things. What will happen next!!!

Additional Info: The author is telling about the pets of superheros and villains. The best pet I like is sobek.

Recommendation: I give this book 4  stars because it tells all of the pets of villains and superheros.

Call Number: E Ste

Reviewer S.L (Dolan)

The Lions Of Little Rock

The Lions of Little Rock

Author: Kristen Levine

Genre: Historical fiction

set in about 1958…

A new girl named Liz shows up at a “whites only” school. She looked as if she sat in the sun for the whole summer. Marlee, a twelve year old girl, and Liz become friends. But one day Sally, the mean and prissy girl of the school, spots Liz and her younger brother in the “black” part of town. Will their friendship last the struggles of segregation, or will it go down in flames?


  • My absolute favorite Quote is the one on the cover because it really shows what these girls are trying to prove (“friendship is more than skin deep”)
  • This book was very entertaining and, even though it is fiction, it informs you about what it was mostly like during that time period.


I would definitely  recommend this book. This book is calked full of lip-biting-suspense, and lots of daring risks. This book kept me at the edge of my chair, the whole way trough. I give this book 4 stars for sure.



This Isn’t What It Looks Like

This Isn't What It Looks Like (Secret Series #4)

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Genre: Mystery, Funny (a little)

A boy named Max-Ernest is trying to go on his own.  As Cass comes in from eating time travel chocolate.  In her dream-like state she finds herself  in medieval times, trying to discover… The secret. Max-Ernest  is desperate  to save Cass and he will do whatever it takes. Cass is trying  to figure out where she is and why she is there. She is trying to learn The Secret and get back where she is belongs. Will max-Ernest awaken her before  it is to late and will Cass retrieve what she went back in time for?

There are other books in the series. I recommend you read them all!

I would rate this book 4 stars because you don’t know what going to happen next.

Call Number: S Bos

M.D. Dolan 5th


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is a action packed book where Voldemort has taken over the ministry and Hogwarts itself. Mud-bloods are being rounded up and Harry has a ten thousand gallon price over his head and on top of that he still has to do the job Dumbledore told him to do. Read to see what happens in the 7th book of this series!

This is the 7th book in this series by J.K Rowling and is full of action and very entertainment.

I recommend this book because of its action and the way the author writes it and Percy Jackson lovers will want to start reading these books if you haven’t already. I give this book 5 stars for how long and enjoyable it is.

Call Number: F Row

J.M Dolan

The Land Of Stories: A Grimm Warning

The Land Of Stories 3

A Grimm Warning (The Land of Stories Series #3)

Author- Chris Colfer


Short summary- Alex and Conner Bailey reunite in another amazing tale, by Chris Colfer. When the French Empire, lead by a cruel soulless general named Marquis,  discovers the Land Of Stories, they want to conquer the Beautiful world.  Will this lead to the demolish of the Land Of Stories? Or will Alex and Conner prove themselves worthy again, in the biggest challenge they have ever faced?


  • This book was meant to entertain the reader, and it worked for me.
  • This book is hilarious!!!!!!
  • Even if I tried to pick my favorite Quote and character we would be here all day!

Chris Colfer is a NEW YORK  TIMES #1 best selling author and a GOLDEN GLOBE winning  author. He was honored as TIME MAGAZINE’S top one hundred most influential people.


I would definitely recommend this book, because it is one of the most exciting books I have EVER read. This is an suspenseful, adventure novel, full of the most surprising twists and turns, you may ever read. Really good book, by a really creative author, both of those make the one of the best books ever written…

The Land Of Stories 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




The Zodiac Legacy

Convergence (The Zodiac Legacy Series #1)

Title: The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence

Author: Stan Lee!

Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, Action, Superheroes, and Adventure!

HI! I just finished reading this book on Monday, and the one word that can summarize this whole book is….wait for it…..AMAZING! The book is about a Chinese-American boy named Steven, whose school trip to Hong Kong doesn’t go as he expected. He finds the twelve zodiac power pools, and a guy (whose name is Maxwell) is absorbing all the power.

When he gains the power of the tiger, his adventure takes off. He will have to go through many battles, make story-changing, and find the other recruits of the zodiac powers…. or will Maxwell find them first? (DUN DUN DUN!)

I give this book a 4.99 because it is fast paced and action packed, and you cant put it down. And of course, it has many ACH ( Annoying cliff hangers). By the way, the author, Stan Lee, is the creator and co-creator of the hulk, iron man, the avengers, and many more superheroes. You can find more information on this book and Stan Lee at

Anywho, I hope you read this book, and If you do, you will probably drive yourself mad waiting for the second book.


V.R.C (dolan)




I Even Funnier

James Patterson is one of my favorite authors becuase he writes really funny books. In this book there is a kid named Jamie Grimm and he is entering a contest (Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic), but before that he has to pass the other stage.  There is some sadness, but it will be over come at the end.  Read this book and you will find out what happens in this book.

I give this book 4 and half stars because the author bases it on a true story while making it pretty funny.

I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story

I.M. Mr. Dolan



Author: Christopher Paolini

Eragon is just normal boy living in Carahall until he discovers a mysterious blue stone in the forest of Spine. He tries selling it but he gets in trouble with the shopkeeper. Then that night, something hatched from it. Want to know what? Read the book to find out.

I give this book 5 stars because it has really good writing and it has lots of twists and turns, that tie your brain in knots.

Genre: Fiction

Call Number: F Pao

Reviewer: O.B. Dolan