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)
The mystery chapter book named Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman is an extraordinary book. This book is about a 12-year-old girl, named Emily who is moving to San Francisco with her family. Her idol, Garrison Griswold, have been recently mugged and injured. In San Francisco Emily meets a new friend named James, and together they find an odd edition of The Gold Bug, by Edgar Allen Poe at a subway station. Emily plays a game which in the game you give ciphers to people online on the Book Scavenger website and the cipher will lead to a hidden book. Emily and James both know that the creator of the Book Scavenger website, Garrison Griswold, has been injured. They both believe that The Gold Bug has something to do with Garrison Griswold, because it has a hidden cipher which leads to other ciphers. Emily and James think that this is a new game Griswold is planning to launch, and that it might even lead to a valuable prize. Emily and James go on a long adventure to find out what the game is. Two men, named Barry and Clyde are also trying to find this book. They too, think it leads to something extremely valuable.
The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky By Holly Schindler is a book about a girl named Auggie and her grandpa Gus, getting sent terrible letters about their house. Gus is a trash hauler and loves his job. The letters say that their house is not approved to stay in the city because it is too old and falling apart. Auggie and Gus know that their house is old and falling apart and they repair it. The letters still are ending up in their mailbox. So one day Auggie and Gus go and pick up some trash from someone's home and Auggie get's an idea. Soon Auggie and Gus are picking up metal scraps and are making sculptures.
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt is an amazing book! It is one of my favorite books so far and is about two raccoon brothers named Bingo and J'miah who are trying to save the swamp they live in. Precious Sugar cane grows in the swamp. A group of terrible hogs called The Farrow Gang are going to attack. They want some sugar cane. But they will destroy the whole ecosystem that the raccoon brothers live in. Yes they will. They will do anything to get their beloved sugar cane.
The only one who can save the swamp is the Sugar Man. So, Bingo and J'miah set out to find the Sugar Man. There is only one problem. No one knows where the Sugar Man lives or how to wake him up from his deep 100-year sleep. Chaparral Brayburn, who is grandson of Audie Brayburn, has a problem too. While wild hogs are coming for sugarcane, alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch and Sonny Boy Beaucoup plan to build a Gator wrestling arena and theme park right in the area the swamp is in. They don't care about destroying the whole swamp and ecosystem for thousands of creatures. But Chap will do anything to protect the swamp. Including making a deal.
Bingo & J'miah