ARC Reviews, Children, Nonfiction

Epic Fails: The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving Into History by Ben Thompson

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Comparable to the Who Is…series, this non-fiction account of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s difficult feat of trying to fly a plane is both interesting and informative. Kids will marvel in the trials of the Wright Brothers and their ultimate success.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

Adventure, ARC Reviews, Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead

Grades 3 – 6bob

Livy and her family are visiting her grandmother in Australia for the first time in five years. It is then that she remembers something, or rather someone, that she left behind – her invisible friend, Bob. She may have forgotten him in the last five years, but he sure hasn’t forgotten her, or her request for him to wait for her in the closet for all this time. Reunited again, Livy and Bob start a journey together to find out Bob’s background and who he truly is.

Thanks to School Library Journal for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Middle Grade Fiction

Lions & Liars by Kate Beasley and Dan Santat

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Frederick Frederickson’s fifth grade year is off to a terrible start when he is sent to disciplinary camp for boys. At first, his troop mates terrify him. Each of them have nicknames, like Nosebleed, Specs, The Professor and Ant Bite. As time goes on, though, an unlikely friendship forms between them. It is a good thing, too, because a dangerous hurricane is coming and everyone must band together to survive it.

Thanks to School Library Journal for  review copy of this book.