Magic in the City by Heather Dyer is a book about two boys, Jake and Simon who move to England with their mother. They move in with their aunt, uncle, and their cousin, Hannah. They find a magician who gives them magic items: A rug, a pocket watch, and a camera. The night they get to their cousin's house, they have an adventure, and come back the next day, and Hannah wants to come with them on their next adventure. They go many places, and find out the uses for all of their magical items. Will they ever find their way back home?
The Keepers: The Box and the Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders is an amazing book. I think that this would be of interest to kids 9+ . The Box and the Dragonfly is about A 12 -year- old boy named Horace who sees s sign outside that says his full name on it while on the bus. He soon discovers that the sign does not have his name on it, but leads him to a Mysterious place called the house of answers. There he finds a magical box that can see the future one day ahead, and send objects to the next day. He soon meets a girl named Chloe who has a dragonfly necklace that allows her to move through objects. The House of answers holds many objects like the box and the people who can use the objects can join the Warden who protects the special objects from the Riven. The Riven can take the Warden and their objects with themand make them apart of their team. The Warden including Horace and Chloe have to defeat the Riven. Can they?
This is a series of books and this book is the first in the series. The second book of the keepers has come out and I am currently reading it.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo is a book about a stuffed animal, named Edward Tulane, and his owner is a girl named Abilene who loved him very much but on a family vacation, Abilene loses Edward. Edward is now at the bottom of the ocean, alone and scared. An old fisherman soon finds him and takes him home to his wife. He and his wife make new clothes for Edward and care for him as much as Abilene did. When a family member comes over to the house where the old fisherman, his wife and Edward lives, the family member throws him into the trash, and Edward lands up in the dump with a new owner, who holds onto Edward for about seven years. A young little boy finds Edward outside of a neighbor's house and takes him home to his 4-year-old extremely sick sister. When his sister dies and his father comes home, something horrible happens to Edward.
The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids by Ruby Roth is a vegan cookbook for kids that has simple recipes for drinks, small snacks and small desserts. I made the Choco Balls with the optional ingredients and since we didn't have any almond butter, we used peanut butter instead. I had the Choco Balls in the freezer for about eight minutes. They tasted just like chocolate and I hope to make lots more of these recipes.
Matilda by Roald Dahl is a book about a little girl who is very smart. Her parents don't realize how special she is and simply don't care about her at all. The only things they care about are television and their only son. Matilda soon teaches herself how to read and borrows books from the library. Soon she manages to read all the books in the kids section and starts to read the books in the adult section. Finally, one day at last, Matilda goes to a school, but with a horrible principal. Her name was Miss Trunchbull. Matilda is much smarter than all the kids in her kindergarten class and Matilda's teacher, Miss Honey, tries to convince Miss Trunchbull to move Matilda to the seventh grade class but still says no. Miss Trunchbull always goes with the worst of punishments for the kids at the school.
The Princess in Black is a series about a princess who has a big secret. Her secret is that she is actually a superhero! She gets rid of the monsters that get out of monster land, and so far there are three books in the series about her adventures. Her monster ring tells her is there is a monster that has gotten out of monster land. Sometimes, this interrupts her life, when even when it is the worst time for it. These books are better for younger kids, but older kids will enjoy it too.
The BFG by Roald Dahl is about an orphan girl, named Sophie, who is tired of her life. One night, when she wakes up to a strange sound, she meets a big, friendly, giant. This isn't the regular giant you are thinking of though. This strange, friendly, giant makes dreams. He makes them for each person in the entire world, and blows them into their minds so they get to them. One thing he doesn't like that he has to eat are snozzcumbers. Snozzcumbers are a gross vegetable, the only food available in the place he lives, which he is forced to eat. He also doesn't like the other giants in Giant Country, and he definitely does not like nightmares. The other bad giants are soon after Sophie and Sophie and the BFG have to get help from the Queen Victoria of England.
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer is about twins who find a portal into a fairy tale world. To get out, they have to go on a journey, to find ingredients for a potion, the wishing spell. The twins travel around the land of stories and make friends that help them along the way. They are after a wishing spell, the only way to get home. The Evil Queen is also after the wishing spell. Will the twins beat the Evil Queen to it? Will they ever get back home?
Just Grace Charise Mericle Harper is about a girl named Grace and her friend Mimi who are trying friend Mimi try to cheer up Mrs. Luther, their neighbor who has broken her arm. Her cat also ran away from her. Just Grace can always tell if something is wrong with someone. She has noticed that something is wrong with Mrs. Luther, and her other neighbor knows that Mrs. Luther broke her arm. This is a series of books so I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs is a book about a boy named Dashiell from Hawaii who lives on the moon. You might think life on the moon would be fun, but really, it's boring. On the moon, you can't hang with your friends on earth and there's nothing to do. So when Dr. Holtz turns up dead, life on the moon gets lots more exciting. Dashiell gets help from his friends to solve who supposedly murdered Dr. Holtz. New astronauts move in along with Dashiell's new friend, Kira and Zan, a very mysterious person.... or is she even a person? Who is the murderer? Is there a murderer? Want to find out? This is a phenomenal book!
Dashiell (Also know as Dash)