This book is a delightful life relatable story that revolves around both a middle school girl and boy that have a lot of stress around them. From friend problems, to being a victim of bullying, and sometimes feeling like people think they're not enough. This story has two main characters and I enjoy it because they switch off chapters, telling each their own point of view in any situation. These two characters (Emmie and Tyler) have extremely different personalities, but begin to realize that could be a shortcut to becoming friends. Tyler is one of the most popular guys in the school. He has many friends, and always has to think before he acts, because one wrong move could end him up sitting next to the trash cans at lunch. Emmie, on the other hand, is the most quiet and non-social girl in school. She gets made fun of, and feels like she is always invisible to everyone around her. These two extremely different teens find that they also have some sort of connection...
Truly Tyler by Terri Libenson Grades: 4th - 6th Reviewed by Frances L. Tags: comics, friendship, humor, realistic
Book #1 of this awesome trilogy is amazing! It's about a kid named Arlo Finch who moves to a place called Pine Mountain in Colorado. He and his sister and mom (not dad because he's hiding from the FBI) move in with Arlo's Uncle. He starts Rangers (Scouts) like his Uncle did and Pine Mountain is a very special place because there's mystical creatures and a whole other world! He finds out that he's not safe and that those mystical creatures want him dead! There's so many secrets that he has to uncover. Will he find out why they want him or will he be murdered!?
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August Grades 3-4 Genres: adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery Reviewed by Grant
The Mysterious Benedict Society #1 is the first book in a four book series (not including the prequel). It's about four kids that are especially talented in ways others are not and they go on a secret mission for weeks in enemy territory to stop something big from happening. I can't say anymore but I hope you read the series and the prequel.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart Grades: 3-5 Tags: Adventure, Realistic, Humor, Mystery Reviewed by Grant
I like this book because it makes me laugh and I love how this book contributes to a book I've read before: The Babysitters Club. It starts by one of the main characters in this book reads The Babysitters Club and she wants to start one of her own. It goes through friendship and laughter. If you like humor, or The Babysitters Club you'll love this book.
Best Bad Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala Grades 5&6 Tags: friendship, humor Reviewed by Aspen
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is about two kids who fall into a book. The book takes them to another dimension: the fairy-tale-world. Alex and Conner (the kids) must get back to their family, but when their plans of returning fail they have to find another way home.
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer Grades 3-6 Tags: adventure, animals, fairy tales, fantasy, friendship, humor Reviewed by Adelaide W.
This book was good because it hooked you and it makes you want to read more, this book was 278 pages long and I read it in under 3 hours. The book is about Him and his father who are billionaires and he gets anything he want, but one boy changes his perspective of money
Billionaire Boy by David Walliams Grades 4-6 Tags: humor Reviewed by Rishi T.