Monday, December 21, 2009

The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

This book is about a girl named Miri. She has middle child syndrome. She has twin older brothers, Robbie and Ray and twin younger sisters Nell and Nora. Miri and her family just moved into this old house. Robbie and Ray told Miri that there was buried treasure somewhere on the property. While Robbie, Ray and Miri were out looking for the treasure, one of the twins broke Miri's glasses and Miri hit her brother. Miri was punished and sent to her room. While she was sitting in her room, Miri found an old lens taped to her wall. She looked through it. The next thing Miri knew, she was twirled into a whole new place, or so she thought. Miri then realized she was at her house 70 years earlier. She met a girl named Molly who lived in this house. Molly told Miri that she was sent to save her and how her cousin is so mean. Miri said she would do her best. Does Miri save Molly? Do Robbie and Ray find the treasure? Is Miri able to return home? What kind of a blogger would I be if I gave you the answers and the end of the book. Ok so blame me but you have to read the book.

I read the book, and it was great. This is a great book for children in 3rd grade to 5th grade. This is also a great book for anyone who likes mystery, magic and fantasy.

Well, I got to go read.


Monday, November 23, 2009

The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask 3rd through 5th grade by Dr. Susan Bartell

This book is a great book for parents. It answers the 50 most asked questions by kids and Dr. Susan answers them all. The questions are broken down into various chapters like 'Who's in charge?" and "I'm Scared", but my favorite chapter is"Nag, Nag, Nag". I recommend this book to any parent with a child from third to fifth grade. When you read this book you will understand why children ask these questions, and Dr. Susan Bartell will give you a psychological answer.


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Inkheart is a great book. It is about this man named Mo who has such a great talent. When he reads about the characters and objects they come out of the book. There is only one problem, when something comes out of the book, something must go in. One night when he was reading to his daughter Meggie and his wife, a character came out from the book and his wife went in. One night Dustfinger, the character Mo read out of the book the day his wife disappeared, showed up at Mo's house and asked to be read back into the book. Mo's problem was that he couldn't read things back into the book, he could only read them out.

One day Meggie and Mo went to Aunt Eleanor's house so Mo could help fix her books. Meggie realized she has the same talent as her dad so she decided to help Dustfinger.

Will helping Dustfinger hurt Meggie? Will Mo realize Meggie has great talent? Will Mo and Meggie rescue their wife and mother back from the book? Read Inkheart to find out. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and who likes long and detailed books.

I recommend it if you are in fourth grade or higher.

I got to go read some more,


Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

This book is about a boy named Bud who lives in an orphanage. Bud's mom used to have these flyers of a man singing and rocks with dates on them. Before she put Bud in the orphanage she gave him the rocks and the flyers. Bud thought the man in the flyers was his dad. One day after Bud was adopted and was living with this family, Bud decided to run away because he hated his adopted family. At night, a man driving by saw him and stopped to give Bud a lift. The man took Bud back to his house for the night. The next day the man drove Bud to a bar where Bud believed he would find his father. Was his father at the pub? Was it really his father? Did he accept Bud? Read on to find out the truth about Bud!

Keep reading,


The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda

This book is about two kids, Leo and Mimi who find themselves in a drawing of the music box. In the music box they are trying to save themselves and the people on the box from the queen. These two kids go on an adventure solving problems in a magical world. The Blue Queen takes Mimi's dog. Throughout the whole story Mimi and Leo try to get Mimi's dog back. They have to fight the Blue Queen to get the dog. Do they get the dog back? Do they win the fight between the Blue Queen? Do the kids go back to visit the people on the music box? What happens at the end of the book? Well I'm not telling you so I guess you have to read on to find out! I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, adventure and is in the grades of 3rd-5th.



Bran Hambric and the Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

This is a great book about a boy named Bran who was found in a bank vault when he was a baby. He now lives with this awful family who doesn't really like him that much. When Bran was born his mom wrote this note, but now Bran only has half of it. One day Bran went to the park with his family and suddenly stopped the bus with magic. In the town where Bran lives, magic and mages (people who can do magic) are not allowed. Someone who works at the bank is a mage like Bran, and she teaches him about magic. This helps Bran kind of figure out who's his mom. Another girl also helps Bran, but in a different way. Does Bran figure out what happened to his mom? What sticky situations does Bran get into and will people find out he is a mage? Read on to find out what happens. I recommend this book to anyone who likes magic, mystery and adventure.

Keep reading,


Monday, September 7, 2009

The Mysterious Benedict Society

This review is written by my friend Jessica. She told me about this book and I think it sounded great. Read the review and let me know.
This book is about a young boy who lives in an orphanage but is too smart for his school. So one day when he and his tutor were eating they found a weird ad in the paper. It said "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" His tutor said he should go and see what it was. So he went and he had to take a test. He was the only one to pass. So they told him to come back later, he did and he passed again. There were a few more tests after. He made it through all of them. What were these tests for? What happened after the tests? What was his mission? Read on to find out!!!!

Special thanks to Jessica for this review

Review by: Jessica K

Monday, August 24, 2009

School of Fear by Gitty Danshavari

School of Fear is a great book for anyone from third grade and older and for anyone who has any fear. It is about four children who go to a special school to help them with their fears. Along the way the children have to complete a task which will help them get over their fears. The children must face their fears to complete the task. Can they face their fears? Are they going to complete their task? Will they get rid of their phobias? Read on to find out what happens to these four children. I really liked this book because it had great details and it showed how anyone can get over their fears if they try hard enough.

Well that's it for now. I have to go read some more!!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You is a great book. I think any child from fourth grade or older would like this book. It is about a girl name Cameron who goes to a spy school and is trained to accomplish missions. One day Cameron meets a boy and really likes him, but she can't tell him anything about her spy life. He wonders what's going on because his friend suspects Cameron goes to the spy school and the boyfriend thinks she's a home schooled girl with a cat named Suzie. Will he find out she is a spy? Will they still be boyfriend and girlfriend? Read on to find out what happens.....

I hope you have as much fun reading this book as I did,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Dog Ate My Homework by Bruce Lansky

I just read this great poem book by Bruce Lansky called My Dog Ate My Homework. I loved it. I think anyone who likes poems would like this book. My two favorite poems are " How to Delay Your Bed Time" because at night I usually delay my bedtime, and " Daddy Forgets My Name" because my daddy always calls me my sister's name and I sometimes find it funny and sometimes annoying. I think you all should read this book because it is funny and it has cute poems. So go ahead read it and tell me what you think.

Got to go and read another book,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Welcome to Mollie's Radical Reading Reviews. On this site you can find reviews on books you like. Not only will I post reviews that I have written but I will also post things other people have written. I decided to start this website because I just went to a book fair call Book Expo America and I got all these really cool books. Some of the authors asked me to review them and tell them what I think. I thought this was a good way to show you some of the books other people and I have been reading. I hope you enjoy!!