Reviews written by sperrera

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June 19, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Middle Grade Non-Fiction
Fascinating & Engaging

Spacemania: Encyclopedia of the Universe is a non-fiction children's book that offers a captivating journey through the wonders of space. Each two-page spread bursts with colorful illustrations and fascinating information. The information is divided into small tidbits that won't overwhelm readers. ...

June 09, 2024 (Updated: June 09, 2024)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Kids Fiction
Positive Message

Shark Princess Surfin' Sharks is the third book in this graphic novel series. It's based on the adventures of a shark Princess named Kitana and her best friend, Mack. As the story begins, Mack is excited about competing in the very first Surfin' Shark...

June 08, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Lovable Characters

Olivia Wolf and a Million Olivias is the third book in this graphic novel series. The monsters are getting together to celebrate Invisible Sam's birthday at Mick Rabbit's Fun World and Ball Pit. They are having a fantastic time until Olivia jumps in the ball pit and, all...

May 25, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Fresh Take On A Popular Series

As I read the latest adaptation of Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon - The Graphic Novel, I was reminded why this series is so popular. Amber is a charming third grader who's messy and forgetful, but she is also an amazing friend. Amber and...

May 18, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.8
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Informative and Engaging

Extraordinary Eyeglasses is an informative book that takes readers through the history of eyeglasses. This book is jam-packed with information from learning about what different countries call eyeglasses to what an optical illusion is. What I Liked: Despite the book's wealth of information, I...

May 12, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
YA Coming of Age

Goth Girl, Queen of the Universe is a coming-of-age YA book that touches on family, friendship, and figuring out who you are. The story begins with Jessica, a high school teenager with a killer goth look starting at a new school. We come to find...

May 11, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Middle Grade Fiction
Relatable & Relevant

Finally Heard is the sequel to Finally Seen by author Kelly Yang and like many of Yang's books it feels so relevant to what is going on in the world today. Young readers will relate to Lina's struggle with social media and its influence on her life. ...

April 28, 2024
Overall rating
 
3.3
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Lessons within the story

A Different Kind of Fairy is a book that emphasizes being true to oneself. Rose is a tiny pink fairy that has granted wishes for one thousand years but is struggling to grant wishes that don't form to traditional gender roles. When a pretty...

April 21, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.8
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Funny & Spooky

Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol Time to Clown Around is the 20th book in this chapter book series that is perfect for young readers. Desmond and his best friend Andres live in Kersville, which is celebrating its birthday with a carnival complete with rides, games, and all sorts of clowns. There...

March 30, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.3
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
N/A
Young Adult Fiction
Journey of Self-Discovery

The Someday Daughter is a poignant YA novel that focuses on strained family relationships and a journey of self-discovery. Audrey St. Vrain is the daughter of self-help guru Camilla St. Vrain and the inspiration for her mother's wildly popular book Letters to My Someday Daughter....

March 30, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Informative and Beautiful

The Great Henna Party by Humera Malik is a beautiful children's book that introduces young readers to Southern Asian culture and traditions. The story is told from the perspective of Noor, a young girl who is watching her cousin prepare for her wedding. Noor's...

March 28, 2024
Overall rating
 
5.0
Plot
 
5.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Middle Grade Fiction
Charming & Sweet

Mercy Watson is Missing! is the seventh book in the wildly popular Deckaroo Drive series that is filled with the antics of a pig named Mercy and her many friends who live on Deckaroo Drive. The book begins with Mercy missing. The Watsons have...

February 17, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.5
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
5.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Fantasy Graphic Novel

Nothing Special Volume One: Through the Elder Woods is a graphic novel geared towards teens that has fantasy elements as well as a coming-of-age story. Callie was raised by her father who owns a magical antique shop. He often travels to a magical realm...

February 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
5.0
Interesting and Informative

Famous Finds and Finders: Searching For The Past is an informative and engaging book that focuses on archeological discoveries through the years. Everything from the first mummy Otzi to the Dead Sea Scrolls is covered. A collection of famous finders is featured in the book,...

February 04, 2024
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
Positive Message

Fraser the Forest Ranger is a sweet story that follows Fraser as he leaves the forest in search of a friend. Fraser loves his job as a forest ranger where he tends to the trees and watches the animals, but he yearns for a real friend. Fraser decides...

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