Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Iggy's House

Iggy's House *****
by Judy Blume

Overview: Iggy`s House is about a girl that's good friend Iggie moves, and black people move in to her old house. So Winnie,
Iggy`s good friend, tried to be a nice neighbor. But the first week doesn't go as she plans. Read this book and find out what kind of week Winnie has. 

Positive: It has a good ending.

Negative: A very mean lady puts a very rude sign in the new black people's yard.

Conclusion: I think that kids 7 and up should read this book. 

By Sabrina Staples, 8

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Be Bold

Be Bold *****
by Ellen Elliott

This is a beautiful adult coloring book. I love the size of the book and the scripture-themed coloring pages. It's called a devotional coloring book because each coloring page's adjacent page has a scripture verse and a short reading on the day's topic. I was considering giving this to one of my daughters to read and color, but some of the vocabulary in the devotionals is a bit tough. I think this is indeed an adult coloring book.

I gave the book only four stars because I wished it had more scripture. The book is advertised to help you "develop a closer relationship with the Heavenly Father." I think we know God more through reading his word...and hopefully more than one verse each day.

I would recommend this book.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy *****
by Christopher Paul Curtis

Overview: Bud, Not Buddy is a book about an orphan who has run away from the people who were taking care of him. He was going to go to the country with a friend, but he doesn't catch the train. So he goes to find his father. Later in the book, he finds out that the man he thought was his father is his grandfather. 

Positive elements: The ending is O.K., but I wish it was happier. 

Negative elements: Bud lies a lot.

Conclusion: I think that kids 8 and up should read this book.

By Sabrina Staples, 8