YOUNG READER – AGES 8 TO 12

“Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship” by Pamela R. Lott
“Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship” by Pamela R. Lott 791 1024 Reader Views Kids

Pickleball Pete: A Tale of Good Sportsmanship Pamela R. LottArchway Publishing (2023)ISBN: 978-1665749497Reviewed by Rachel Dehning for Reader Views (02/2024) In 2023, Pickleball was deemed America’s…

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“Hurricane Havoc: The Tufts” by Tanya Ellen
“Hurricane Havoc: The Tufts” by Tanya Ellen 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
On Donut Island, there are something called The Tufts; fascinating creatures who live together and help each other whenever needed in the book, “Hurricane Havoc: The Tufts” by Tanya Ellen. This book is part of the author’s Disaster Survival Series for children. Aloe, Aura, and Thon are best friends and love to go on many adventures together. One night when Thon can’t sleep, he decides to star gaze. He notices a shooting star fly across the sky and start dropping glowing dust behind it. He reaches out and catches a little stardust on his arm. But when he awakens the next morning, the unthinkable happens. He is now invisible, and he isn’t sure why or even how to stop it. read more
“Land of the Dragon” by Steffanie M.A. Costigan
“Land of the Dragon” by Steffanie M.A. Costigan 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
“Land of the Dragon” by Steffanie M.A. Costigan is a riveting story that contains the best of both worlds. The story starts as historical fiction set during World War II and then shifts to a complete fantasy story as the main character and her siblings are transported to an alternate world filled with dragons, werewolves, and unicorns. Of course, regardless of the world they are in, the characters have to face a leader who is ambitious and wants to rule their world. read more
“The Book Key and The Lost Dragon” by Chrissy Irwin
“The Book Key and The Lost Dragon” by Chrissy Irwin 663 1024 Reader Views Kids
Chrissy Irwin’s “The Book Key and The Lost Dragon” takes Judy on a whirlwind adventure in a world with fairies, dragons, and talking worm companions. When we first meet Judy, she is having trouble focusing in school. She doesn’t find much enjoyment in reading, despite her mother’s love of books. The day before her birthday, her mother gives her a key that allows her to transport her mind into books so that Judy can live the story herself. In discovering this, Judy goes on a wonderful adventure. read more
“Where Archie Belongs” by Michelle J. Choi
“Where Archie Belongs” by Michelle J. Choi 1024 788 Reader Views Kids
I love any tale about animals and “Where Archie Belongs” is just a wonderful story. While Michelle J. Choi wrote the book, according to her statement on the last page, to show that every dog out there deserves a home, I found another important point in the book… everyone (and every dog) is special in their own way and they just need to find that out for themselves. I think that the author has made both points very well in this story about the very loveable Archie. read more
“Looking for Happiness” by Michelle J. Choi
“Looking for Happiness” by Michelle J. Choi 1024 754 Reader Views Kids
“Looking for Happiness” by Michelle J. Choi is an adorable story that teaches young children a very valuable lesson. It is a story that should be read to all children, either by their parents or their teachers, so that they can learn that happiness is something that needs to be worked for and should be found within themselves. read more