100 Cupboards by N.D Wilson

I just read this book so I hope you like it!

This is the first book of three in The Books of the 100 Cupboards series. The adventure begins when Henry, an 11 year old boy, must move to (where else?) Henry, Kansas after his parents were abducted for no apparent reason. He was forced to live with his nice relatives Aunt Dotty, Uncle Frank, and cousins Anastasia, Henrietta, and Penelope. Eventually he discovered 100 cupboards and 2 knobs under the plaster of the wall in the attic. But, those cupboards didn’t hold socks and underpants. No, these were portals to other worlds. Henrietta, who coincidentally, likes to be called Henry, explored the cupboards with our main character Henry. Together they discovered something more shocking than the existence of the cupboards themselves; Henry, the small timid boy, isn’t really from this world. Soon our explorers learned what danger Cupboard #8 posed to our world; a witch who wants to destroy Henry and take over our world.

I loved this book because it has lots of twists and turns and an unsuspecting victim at the end! This is a good book for anyone who isn’t absorbed in factual books and has an interest in magic. If you know of such people please spread the word about this book to your friends! The other books have quirky names as well: Dandelion Fire and The Chestnut King. Next I’m going to read the Books of Elsewhere series! I hear they are great as well.

P.S. Please remember our Veterans on Remembrance Day!


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By C.S Lewis

I love this book; it’s my favourite of the seven books in the Narnia series. It was first published in 1950.

It was a boring, rainy day and Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie were stuck inside exploring their caretaker’s house when they decide to play hide and seek. Lucy hid deep in the back of a beautiful old wardrobe and suddenly found herself in the unknown land of Narnia. It’s a place where Trees go into battle, Dwarves can be henchmen, and Fauns (satyrs), like Mr. Tumnus, dance with Tree Nymphs. However, Narnia’s equivalent of an hour is mere seconds in our time! Eventually, all the Pevensie kids found out that the evil White Witch was making it, in Mr. Tumnus’s opinion, “Always winter. Always winter and never Christmas; think of that!”. They also learned that four “daughters of Eve and sons of Adam” were to rule the land . . . if they could defeat the evil White Witch. I liked this book because it has action and lots of fight scenes.

This is a really good series for Christians because in each book there is a hidden biblical story. It was a lot of fun to guess the stories, in my opinion. My favourite character is Lucy. It was originally Susan but something happened in The Last Battle that really did shock me. I didn’t like her much after that.

PS: I was Lucy for Hallowe’en!

The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief

By Rick Riordan

Perseus (better known as Percy) Jackson is a dyslexic child with ADHD who has been kicked out of every school he attended. Strange things seemed to happen when he was around. After being kicked out of another school at the end of 6th grade he went on a holiday trip to Montauk Beach with his mother. His mean step-father did not go with them. While he was there he discovered something strange … the Greek myths are real, and more than that, his real father is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. This book follows Percy, Annabeth (who is daughter of Athena – goddess of wisdom), and their satyr friend, Grover. This is a daring, action-packed, comedy-filled adventure which took them from the Underworld where they saved Zeus’s master bolt, to Mt. Olympus in time for the summer solstice, in only 10 days! I loved this book because it had lots of action but lots of comedy too! This is a great book for any 9-12 year old. It also has a little bit of history. My favourite character is usually female, and Annabeth is no exception. This book is a little long but doesn’t feel like it. It is one of five in the series and I enjoyed the movie almost as much as the book.

This is one of my favourites!! I also like Narnia, 39 Clues, AND Harry Potter, which I will write about later.

P.S: HAPPY HALLOWE’EN! (I’m sooooooooooo excited!)

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Unicorn Wishes by Carol Barton

This is not a book I read recently, but someone asked for a Rainbow Fairies-like book so here it is!!!!!

Unicorn Wishes by Carol Barton is the first of six books in the World of Wishes series.

Maddie O’Neil has freckles, deep carrot coloured hair; she just recently got braces and her classmates know it.  The day after she got her braces, she came home from school in despair.  That’s when a boat appeared in the stream that runs through her yard.  She traveled on the boat to find the magic world of Zavania, where wishes come true.  While there, she met Sebastian, apprentice to the Wish Master, and helped him grant a baby Unicorn’s wish to go home.  However, they first had to rescue it, and that meant taking it (and its mother) from the clutches of the terrible Ice Queen.  My favourite person in the book was, of course, Maddie.  She was a female hero of sorts.  I was around the age of 5 when I read this book and it is very good for that age.

P.S: I’ll try to post on Tuesdays!

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing

Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume is the first book of five in the Fudge series, so if you like this, there are more!

Peter Warren Hatcher is a normal 9-year-old 4th grader, until his new little brother Farley Drexel Hatcher (known as Fudge) is old enough to walk. From eating flowers to acting in commercials, Fudge will truly bring a laugh to readers who have younger siblings. This book is funny because of the things Fudge says and does. For example, he jumps off a jungle gym ‘I believe I can fly style’ because he’s chasing “the birdies!” But when Fudge does something TRULY awful, questions arise. Can Peter forgive Fudge? Will Peter finally get a dog? And will Fudge finally be good? This is a book I read when I was small(er!) but I still “reread” it!

P.S: Feel free to comment! I’d love some feedback, or suggestions for books for me!

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Andrews Edwards

Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles

Sorry I haven’t posted yet!  I was a little distracted!  The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles is about siblings Ben, Tom, and Lindy Potter (No connection to Harry Potter), who meet Professor Savant at the zoo.  He tells them all about the magical world of Whangdoodleland and the creatures that live there, and asks if they would like to visit.  They all decide to go, but the way to Whangdoodleland isn’t easy! They have to see things in an entirely different way. And once/if they make it they have to get past evil, “oily” Prock, the sinister prime minister of Whangdoodleland ! This is a good book for girls/boys. The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles has a lot in common with The Neverending Story so if you liked that try this!

This Totally Bites!

This Totally Bites! By Ruth Ames

This Totally Bites! is one book in the Poison Apple series, but you don’t have to read them all! However I recommend you do. Their stories are not connected in the least, except they are all fairly scary!

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This Totally Bites! is a book about 12-year-old Emma Rose Paley, a girl who has always felt slightly different from her parents. Like most parents, Emma’s like daytime, sun, bright colours and pastels.  But, she loves night time; storms, dark colours and red (NOT pink). One day, her Great Aunt Margo visits from Romania, and Emma has a realization: Could she be a real, un-dead, vampire? This is a good book (and series!) for girls because that’s who it’s about: girls! I honestly didn’t have a favourite part either!!!  (I normally do.)

P.S: There is a very unexpected vampire!

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