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!