Monday, July 26, 2010

Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

Lawn Boy is a story about how one boy's summer lawn mowing business turned grass into cash.

When a 12-year-old boy's grandma gives him an old lawn mower for his birthday, he decides to start a lawn mowing business. Because what else are you supposed to do with a lawn mower?  By the end of each week he makes five-hundred dollars. Lucky for him, one of his first clients is a stockbroker who offers to help him learn all there is to know about business, including investing-which can make a boy rich.  But all that money can get trouble involved too.  Big trouble.

Lawn Boy is a quick read, I finished it within an hour.  I'm positive you'll love this funny book as much as I did.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Lawn Boy 4 STARS!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker is the first in a series of 8 books about 14 year old Alex Rider. Alex Riders uncle died, but not in a car crash like the police said.  Turns out, Alex's uncle was a spy working for M16 (Britain's top-secret intelligence agency) and now it's Alex's job to finish his work.  This action-suspense-adventure story gets more exciting with every page.  Imagine mad men, car chases, spy gadgets and explosions. You'll be so hooked you'll want to read every book!

#2 Point Blank
#3 Skeleton Key
#4 Eagle Strike
#5 Scorpia
#6 Ark Angel
#7 Snakehead
#8 Crocodile Tears

Young Bibliomaniac gives Stormbreaker and the entire Alex Rider series 5 STARS!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is an author of many picture books, but he is also famous for chapter books. My favorite is Bird Lake Moon which is a mysterious story about finding friendship.

Mitch Sinclair and his mom moved in with his grandparents at Bird Lake after his parents divorce. That's where Mitch met a boy named Spencer and his family, who moved into the house next door.  Strange things are happening at Spencer's house and Mitch just may be able to explain them.  Mitch and Spencer become friends and in the end learn that true friends don't keep secrets from each other.

I really enjoyed Bird Lake Moon because of all the mystery and suspense.  You won't be able to put this book down.

Young Bibliomaniac gives Bird Lake Moon 5 STARS!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is a normal kid, that is, before he found out he was half-greek god.  A son of Poseidon. Percy is believed to have stolen Zeus's master bolt, and is forced to go on a quest with his two friends, Grover and Annabeth. The Lightning Thief is an intense, funny, and gripping story. I could barely put it down. I read it in one day it was so good.

Young Bibliomaniac gives The Lightning Thief 5 STARS!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet is an adventure story.  Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single- engine plane he's flying crashes. The pilot is dead, and nothing is keeping him alive besides a hatchet and his instincts. When I first looked at this book I thought it would be a boring classic written by some old guy. Within the first paragraph, I was totally hooked and couldn't stop reading. Both hunger and wild animals threaten Brian through this battle to survive.

When my grandpa read this book he liked it as much as I did. So I guess Hatchet is great for both kids and adults. Oh, and it's won the Newberry Honor Award.

Young Bibliomaniac awards Hatchet 4 STARS!