Reviews and Blog Posts: adventure

Malice

by Chris Wooding

DPL Rating:
3

It's not a myth. If you gather the right objects and say the right words, Tall Jake will come and take you to Malice. And once you get there, you'll be fighting for your life. Malice is a novel/comic hybrid, which is a great format for this book. Many of...

A penguin story

by Antoinette Portis

DPL Rating:
5

Edna the penguin is surrounded by black, white, and blue. Is there anything else out there? The other penguins just want to play and eat, but Edna follows her curious heart and sets out to find something more. A celebration of looking beyond the world that surrounds you and into...

Sent

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

DPL Rating:
0
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In this sequel to Found, the adventure picks up right where the last broke off, as two sort-of princes and Jonah and Katherine are falling through time back to the 14th century. Jonah and Katherine have to help Chip and Alex, or their historical counterparts, stay alive when Prince John...

Alibi Junior High

by Greg Logsted

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Cody's dad is an undercover agent with the CIA, so they have always changed their names and moved around the world. When someone tries to kill them with an explosion, Cody is sent to live with his Aunt Jenny in the safety of small town Connecticut. But it's the first...

Binky the space cat

by Ashley Spires

DPL Rating:
4

Binky has just received word from F.U.R.S.T (Felines of the Universe Ready for Space Travel): he is now Space Cat qualified. Join Binky as he trains for his mission to leave Earth (and the house!), explore new worlds, and battle aliens (well, bugs). He builds his rocket ship, packs his...

Dull boy

by Sarah Cross

DPL Rating:
0

Avery has superpowers - really amazing ones, like superhuman strength and the ability to fly - but he doesn't want anyone to know because he's afraid of the ridicule of his peers or being tested by scientists. When he meets a rag tag group of friends who also seem a...

The Dunderheads

by Paul Fleischman

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Each of the kids in Ms. Breakbone's class has a special talent or interest - but she calls them all dunderheads! When Ms. Breakbone unfairly confiscates a present Junkyard has for his mother, the Dunderheads unite to get even and get it back. Using each of their special skills, the...

Highway robbery

by Kate Thompson

DPL Rating:
0

It's a freezing cold day when a galloping horseman stops beside a shivery street boy in London. The horseman offers the boy money to watch his horse. Soon interested kids, farmers, robbers, and soldiers all try to get the horse away from the boy. In the end, can you decide...

Young samurai : the way of the warrior

by Chris Bradford

DPL Rating:
0

It is 1611, Jack and his father are employed as sailors headed for Japan when their ship is damaged in a storm and pirates take it over, killing everyone but Jack. Spared because he is so young, Jack is taken to the home of a prominent samurai where he feels...

The eternal smile : three stories

by Gene Luen Yang

DPL Rating:
3

Things aren't always what they seem. A greedy frog looking for the next money-making scheme? An email from a Nigerian prince asking for money? Having to bring home the head of the frog king? These graphic-format stories will take start with these ideas, but you'll be thinking very differently about...

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