I’ve been a blogger for five years now and I love finding great products. My almost ten-year-old daughter loves to read and so I am passing her the baton and having her review three new books that she has recently read. (I did edit her reviews a bit.)
Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu by Kate Scott (for ages 7-10)
The book is about a boy named Joe who has a secret: his parents are spies. But enemy spies are after them. His parents want him to pretend he’s a girl so he goes by “Josie”. Luckily he has a friend (who’s a girl) named Sam who knows about his secret. He is really eager to become a spy like his parents so his parents give him and Sam a mission: to find who is planning to steal soccer memorabilia. Josie and Sam have to take ballet lessons to go undercover. Will they catch the thief in time?
The verdict: I like this book because it keeps you wondering what’s going to happen next. It’s also funny but a little bit scary, too. It’s something both boys and girls would like.
Earning My Spots by Mark Eastburn (for ages 8-12)
This book is about people who can turn into animals whenever they want. It’s about a boy named Sam and he and his family turn into “werehyenas”. One day his family gets kidnapped and he is all alone. He goes to South America to search for his family. He finds out that there is a war between humans and people who turn into animals (shifters) and that he is the one who has to stop it.
The verdict: I liked this book. It was pretty creative.
Snakes and Stones by Lisa Fowler (8-12)
In the book, set in 1921, there’s a girl named Chestnut Hill who thinks her dad kidnapped her and her triplet siblings away from their mom. Also, she thinks he doesn’t like her. Her dad always lies. To get money, he creates an elixir that’s supposed to heal people. The family tries to get people to buy the elixir. Chestnut really wants to get back to her mom but while trying to do so she steals money to get a train ticket. The police think that her dad stole the money and put her dad in jail so she has to go live with a foster family while her siblings go to another foster home. Chestnut is happy about this because now the police are trying to find her mom. She admits to the police that she’s the one who stole the money and her dad gets out of jail. Chestnut finally sees her mom and then finds out what really happened: her mom actually left their home like her dad told her.
The verdict: I liked this book because there’s a lot of adventure in it and a lot of things happen. It was a little sad, but it had a happy ending.
I was not compensated for this post. I received samples.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman has also written for the Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.