Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

It is a perfect fall afternoon, so Prue and her little brother Mac decide to enjoy it at the park.  All is well until Prue spots a flock (Or murder, if you prefer) of crows in the distance, coming closer to her and Mac every second. The crows swoop down and snatch Mac away, soaring over to the Impassable Wilderness.  Prue decides to bring Curtis, one of her classmates, with her to descend into the Impassable Wilderness and to reunite with Mac. Unfortunately soon after Prue and Curtis reach the forest, Curtis is snatched by coyote soldiers. In the coyote's hideout Curtis learns that the Dowager Governess plans to sacrifice Mac to the ivy, a plant that destroys everything in it's path!  Will Curtis and Prue be able to save Mac and the country of Wildwood?  Find out in Wildwood: The Wildwood Chronicles, Book I

Wildwood was definitely one of the best books I have ever read. Ever. It was funny, suspenseful,
adventurous, and filled with amazing illustrations. Once you finish it I know you'll be craving for more.  Wildwood is a great book for boys and girls of all ages.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Wildwood 5 STARS!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

After saving the world from the god of evil, Set, a few weeks ago Sadie and Carter Kane are assigned for another world saving challenge.  Apophis, the god of chaos is breaking free from his prison after thousands of years of being locked up, and he plans to rid the world of order and have chaos rule. Unfortunately, the only one strong enough to battle Apophis is Ra, the god of order, but no one has seen Ra for many years.  So the obvious thing to do would be to go to those who have experience on saving the world, and that happens to be the Kanes.  Sadie and Carter, accompanied by Bes, the dwarf god, must find Ra to put Apophis back in place.  But can they do it in only five days?  Find out in The Throne of Fire!

The Throne of Fire is an adventurous book full of humorous characters.  I enjoyed every bit of it and hope that you will too. This book is great for boys and girls 9-12.

Young Bibliomaniac gives The Throne of Fire 4 STARS!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Carter and Sadie are just a normal brother and sister,  until their father made a deadly mistake. On Christmas Eve their dad accidentally unleashed all the Egyptian gods into the mortal world.  Along with the most ruthless god, Set, the god of evil. Set plans to unleash all evil throughout the world.  After their father's mistake he mysteriously disappeared, so now it's up to Sadie and Carter [ oh, and they also have a little help from Bast, the cat god ] to stop Set and his evil plot.  But can they do it in time?  Read The Red Pyramid to find out!

The Red Pyramid was an amazing book filled with humor, action and adventure.  This book is sure to be a hit among boys and girls from 9-12 years old.

Young Bibliomaniac gives The Red Pyramid 4 STARS!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka

In the book, Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka, Jon Scieszka gives readers a little insight on growing up in the Scieszka family.  Jon had an interesting childhood, filled with toys, battles, and a lot of brothers.  Jon also learned a lot of useful things too, like how to get out of doing chores like scooping dog poop, or cleaning the the toilet.  If you want to read all the hilarious stories about Jon's childhood read Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories of Growing Up Scieszka.

Knucklehead is a hilarious story that was filled with laughs nonstop.  It was definitely a top ten book for me.  You cannot go through your childhood without reading Knucklehead.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guys Read | Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka

This book is like no other, it is ten hilarious stories wrapped into one!  What guy could resist?  Eleven authors with unique ways of writing decided to put all their brilliance into one book.  You might recognize some of these names, there's Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis,
Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.  Even if you're one of those guys who hate reading, you're guaranteed  to love the book Guys Read | Funny Business because the stories are short, the writing is interesting and every one had me laughing.

Guys Read | Funny Business is the bomb.  It was so good I started re-reading it the moment I was finished.  Boys of all ages are guaranteed to love this book.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Guys Read | Funny Business 5 STARS!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

The "Life Is Sweet" candy factory is offering a chance of a lifetime.  They are choosing one child to develop a new line of candy, and a cash prize of $1,000. The four contestants that are chosen are very unique.  There's Logan, the candymaker's son, Miles, the boy who is allergic to the color pink, Daisy, the girl who can lift a 50 pound chunk of taffy with ease, and then there's Phillip, the boy who always wears a tie.  Which of these remarkable children will win it all?  Find out in The Candymakers.

The Candymakers is a great book, filled with mystery and surprises.  It was an awesome story I loved instantly, I could hardly put it down.

Young Bibliomaniac give The Candymakers 4 STARS!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

Join Mr. Cheeseman, Jough, Gerard, Maggie, Pinky, and a sock puppet named Steve as they embark on a journey like no other.  Mr. Cheeseman and his three children have been on the run ever since he created something the world has never seen. He calls it the LVR, A.K.A, a time machine. Many people are out to get Mr.Cheeseman and his miraculous invention.  The government, international super spies, and many more evil people.  Can the Cheesemans escape from all these evil doers?  Read A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup and find out.

I loved A Whole Nother Story the second I looked at the cover. It was a funny, entertaining, and suspenseful. Every 5th or 6th grader is bound to love this book as much as I did.

Young Bibliomaniac gives A Whole Nother Story 4 STARS!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness by Frank L. Cole

Hashbrown  returns for yet another thrilling adventure, in Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness!  Hashbrown is on top of his game, everybody wants to be in his club.  But then of course, Hi Mashimoto, the boy millionaire, had to step in and make the worlds coolest tree house.  You guessed it,  things totally switched around.  All of Hashbrown's best buds start hanging out with Hi, and it seems as if they have no choice, as if their zombies waiting for a command.  What's going on?  Can Hashbrown save his clubs reputation and friendships?  Find out in the amazing adventure of Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness!

After reading all the amazing adventures of Hashbrown Winters and his buddies,  I decided Frank L. Cole was definitely one of my top ten authors.  The second addition to the Hashbrown Winters series is a really great story.  I loved it so much I've already read it three times.  You have got to read this book.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness 5 STARS!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pillage by Obert Skye

Beck Phillips has a pretty average life, he's sixteen and three quarters and goes to a normal school.  But when Beck's mother dies, he is sent to live on a miraculous estate which is owned by an uncle he never knew he had.  Shortly after arriving in Kingsplot, Beck meets Kate and Milo and together they explore Beck's uncle's estate.  While venturing through the woods they discover an abandoned conservatory, where they find the most unexpected thing they could ever imagine. Dragon eggs.  And dragon eggs can lead to dragons. Beck with the help of his friends must destroy the eggs before they pulverize Kingsplot.  But can they do it?  Will they have the courage to stand up to the dragons?  Find out in Pillage!

Pillage is an amazing book, full of adventure, mystery, and unexpected twists.  I loved it, it was brilliant!  It's definitely in my top ten favorites.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Pillage 4 STARS!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

Cassandra (a.k.a Cass) is a survivalist. She prepares for everything, has a mom (like us all), and two grandpas.

Max-Earnest is a comedian, or at least he tries to be. He has two parents, his own room, and hair that makes him look like a hedgehog.

No one would suspect these two loners would team up to solve the mystery of a dead magician, two psycho spa owners, and an unusual boy.  Mrs. Mauvais and Dr. L (the psycho spa owners) are after the secret of immortality and they will stop at nothing to do it, even if it means kidnapping a boy right out of his own school. Now I know you must be wondering, "what does all this have to do with Cass and Max-Earnest?" Well, ever since they discovered the dead magicians journal, its contents lead them to the Midnight Sun Spa where the unusual boy is being held prisoner. Cass and Max-Earnest feel they have to rescue their classmate, and foil the evil plan of Mrs. Mauvais and Dr. L! But can they pull it off alone? Find out in The Name of This Book is Secret!

The Name of This Book is Secret is a remarkable story written by the mysterious figure Pseudonymous Bosch, (whose name I could not tell you how to pronounce) which draws you into the fictional world of Cass and Max-Earnest.  I highly recommend this book, its very suspenseful, and extremely mysterious.

Young Bibliomaniac gives The Name of This Book is Secret 3 STARS!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce by Frank L. Cole

Something has been awoken deep beneath the hallways of Pordunce Elementary.  Man or monster, nobody knows, and its up to Hashbrown Winters and his friends to find out what it is!  Catching a ghost may seem like a long and dangerous adventure, but Hashbrown only has three days to capture the ghost, and find two very special hamsters or his treehouse is history! On top of all his problems, Bubblegum     (an honorary member of the club) is moving in two weeks! Plus Hashbrown has most likely met his match in marbles when all-star player Melanie 'Thumbs' arrives at Pordunce.  Hashbrown dislikes Thumbs and highly suspects her and her little brother, Nugget, of being the Phantoms of Pordunce (the ghost we talked about earlier).  Will Hashbrown catch the ghost?  Or will Hashbrown's treehouse be destroyed?  All your questions can be answered in Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce!

This latest masterpiece of Frank L. Cole is hilarious, mysterious, action-packed and has a few twists. There are unsuspected enemies and new friends in the brilliant Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce!

Young Bibliomaniac gives Hashbrown Winters and the Phantom of Pordunce 5 STARS!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Jason wakes up on a school bus and finds he has no memory.  No memories of Leo and Piper (his supposedly best friends), and no memory of why he was on the school bus in the first place.   Jason learns that he is on the bus for a class field trip to the Grand Canyon, which is perfectly normal. Wrong. Things get weirder when their P.E. teacher is taken by a whole bunch of monsterous venti (Wind Spirits)  When a rescue party comes flying in, (literally flying) Piper, Leo, and Jason demand  answers.  In return they are taken to camp half-blood, where they are informed they all are really half-human, half-greek god. They find out that Jason's memory was stolen by Hera, queen of heaven.  In return for the memories Jason, Piper, and Leo must go on a quest for Hera, to rescue her and stop the Giant King. Will the quest be too dangerous? Will any of them survive? Or will the Giant King destroy the world?

The Lost Hero is an action-packed adventure story.  Authored by Rick Riordan, who is a favorite of mine.  And after you read The Lost Hero, he'll be your favorite too.

Young Bibliomaniac gives The Lost Hero 4 STARS!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Luke has been in hiding nearly all his life.  He has never gone to school, had a birthday party, or even had a friend.  All of this is because the Population Police, the guys who made the law that third children are illegal.  And you guessed it, Luke is a third child.  But one of the neighboring houses next to Luke, has a light on.  And Luke knows that the family has only two children, and no one should be at home.  Luke dares to sneak outside and into the house with the light,  and in there is a girl.  Another third child named Jen.  Jen has a plan to overthrow the Population Police, and encourages Luke to be part of the scheme.  But will the plan be too dangerous? Will Luke and Jen survive? Find out in Among the Hidden!

Among the Hidden is an amazing, suspenseful, mysterious book.  With characters and a plot so amazing, it feels like your actually part of the story.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Among the Hidden 4 STARS!