Have you ever noticed that children’s books are mostly reviewed by adults? Have you ever wondered what kids would say if they were asked to review books? Or what books would be their favorites? Well, we asked a few of our junior book lovers to help us out and to tell us what books they’d want to tell other kids not to pass up!
Hi! My name is Mackenzie and I am 10 years old. I love to read and when I am not in the midst of reading a story, I love to sketch and be outside in nature.
Pipi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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Pippi Longstocking is on my top 5 list because the whole story makes me laugh and smile. She is a girl who loves life and wants everyone around her to have fun, even the least fun work she turns into a game. I love how she always wants to be a part of what’s going on and will never sit still. If you want a funny book filled with stories of a girl who finds herself in every weird situation – this is it!
Childhood of Famous American – Teddy Roosevelt by Edd Winfield Parks
Learning about history and people are my favorite things to read about, I can never have enough of these types of books and Childhood of Famous Americans is my favorite series.
Teddy Roosevelt quickly became my absolute favorite of this series because of his love of nature, protecting nature and creating National Parks. He encouraged his friends to be what they wanted to be and do what they love. I love that he never gave up and always kept trying. Whether or not you like history as much as I do, these stories bring each person to life and without realizing it you learn more than you could imagine.
Childhood of Famous Americans – George Washington by Augusta Stevenson
So again – learning about history and people are my favorite things to read about, I can never have enough of these types of books and Childhood of Famous Americans is my favorite series.
George Washington is on my top 5 because I love learning about the founder of our country and our first president. This story reminds me that if you put your faith in God, you can do anything.
If you want to learn more about George Washington this is a great first book!
Redwall by Brian Jacques
I love the adventure of this courageous young mouse called Matthias. Every time I picked up my book, I got lost in the story and found myself standing alongside Matthias defending his abbey called Redwall. I couldn’t put this story down and needed to go onto the next part and the next….and then all too soon it was over. This book is a must read because of the stories, the funny drama, and characters.
The BFG by Roald Dahl
I couldn’t complete my top 5 books without including a Roald Dahl book. Even after Mama read this aloud, I picked it up to read again, which lead me to read all his other books – but the BFG remained my favorite. You get to walk into a world of giants, dreams, adventures, and an unlikely friendship between the Big Friendly Giant and a little girl name Sophie. If you love reading magical stories filled with adventures arm courage – this is definitely one!
My name is Levi, and I am eleven. These are a few things I like: football, kickball, tag, creating Lego structures, and drawing pictures of things from my imagination. I hope you enjoy these five books as much as I have.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a Chronicles of Narnia book By C.S. Lewis. Lucy, Edmund, and Eustace fall in a painting and land in a magical land called Narnia on the Dawn Treader ship. They travel on a dangerous voyage to the country of Aslan, a wise lion. There are talking animals and dragons.
Hank the Cowdog by John R. Ericson
Hank the Cowdog, by John R. Ericson, is a funny series about a self-important dog named Hank who thinks he’s head of ranch security. His cowardly assistant Drover complains of a bad leg. There are coyotes that talk funny, raccoons, chickens, and skunks. The audio books have songs and sound effects.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit is written by J.R.R. Tolkien about a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who goes on an unexpected journey. There are thirteen dwarves that need a burglar to steel the Arkenstone from a dragon. There are elves, dragons, giant spiders, wizards, Hobbits, and a guy named Gollum. People who like these things will like this book.
Home Price by Robert McCloskey
Homer Price is about a boy who’s named Homer Price. He has a pet skunk. His uncle owns a donut shop. It’s really funny. People who like to laugh will like this book.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Series of Unfortunate Events is by Lemony Snicket. It’s about three children who lost their parents and home in a fire. An evil man and terrible actor named Count Olaf does all kinds of evil things to get their fortune. He has a theater troupe. There is pasta, mansions, snakes, and it’s exciting.