We had a wonderful time with this month’s Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club, writing new shelf talkers for their favorite books. Come by the store and check out their work on the shelves, or read their reviews right here on our bookstore blog. Oh yeah, and read these books, too. They’re all awesome!
Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Recommended by, Gwen
In this book, a boy named August goes through and emotional roller coaster. Ups and downs, twists and turns. If you enjoy sad, emotional drama, this story is for you.
When the Sea Turned to Silver, by Grace Lin. Recommended by, Alex Chang
This book is about a girl called Pinmei. When her grandmother Amah gets kidnapped by the Emperor’s soldiers. Pinmei and her friend Yishan go on an adventure to save her grandmother. I recommend this book to readers in need of a book about adventure. I recommend it because it is by my favorite author.
Matilda, by Roald Dahl. Recommended by, Matilda
This is a good book because it is about a girl with a hard life who suddenly discovers powers inside her. I like this book and recommend it because it is happy, sad, funny, scary, and more!
Mercy Watson, by Kate DiCamillo. Recommended by, Rowan Tomassi
This book is about a pig named Mercy. And she loves toast with a great deal of butter on it. This book is great because Mercy is so so so so so so so so so so so funny, and he is nice to everyone.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, by J.K. Rowling. Recommended by, Evan
It is a very active and interesting book. It is also very mysterious and unexpecting. So if you’re interested, go ahead and read it.
Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter. Recommended by, Esme
This book about the story behind Hamilton (the Musical) and the song lyrics. I would recommend this book to people who love Hamilton and history. I liked this book because of the pictures, songs, and notes on the lyrics.
Wildwood, by Colin Meloy. Recommended by, Ella
I like this book because it is a fiction/fantasy book about a boy that follows a girl that is looking for her brother, but some talking animals stop them and they get separated. I hope you read it!
The Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase, by Wendy Mass. Recommended by, Daphne
This book is about four kids that go on an adventure their parents only know half of. If you like suspense and surprises this is the right book for you. I loved this book because there are parts where I had no idea what was going to happen.
Jedi Academy, Return of the Padawan, by Jeffery Brown. Recommended by, Trixie
This book is about a boy named Roan who sometimes struggles to rise above the comments and actions of the school bully. I recommend this book for middle readers. I recommend this book because I think it is an example of how to rise above.
The Marvels, by Brian Selznick. Recommended by, Kyra Bryant
This book is about a boy named Joseph who figures out about his families history and finds out he has an uncle named Albert Nightingale. He badly wants to stay at his Uncle’s house, and while he stays, he notices some very strange things happening, like his uncle is hiding a very strange secret. This book is wonder-filled and adventurous and would be best for people who like picture-type books and adventure/mystery stories.
Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier. Recommended by, Charlotte Prince
Main character: Catrina. This book is about a girl named Cat and her sister Maya has been affected by cystic fibrosis (it’s something you’re born with). I like this book because Maya is so enthusiastic and because she is very happy like me. I recommend this book for 8-9 year olds! 🙂
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin. Recommended by, Eva Nusbaum-Faust
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is an intriguing book with lots of action that will take you to a whole different world. This world is full of dragons, and finding the best of luck. This may be a fantasy book, but it is also about family, hope, mystery, and being a good person. Almost anyone would love this book no matter what genre they like to read.
The BFG, by Roald Dahl. Recommended by, Kate
Main character: Sophie. In the book, The BFG, Sophie, a little girl in England who is battling insomnia, has been taken by a giant. You would enjoy this book if (you like) comedy or if you like a good book to read with your kid. Then check out some other books by Roald Dahl!