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Impyrium by Henry H. Neff (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:29pm

Hazel is a magical princess of Impyrium. Hob is a rebel. It doesn’t seem like they could ever be on the same side… but could they? When they find themselves united against enemies, they might have to join teams…

This was not my favorite book. I liked one of the characters (Hazel), but not the other (Hob). Since the chapters alternated between Hazel’s perspective and Hob’s perspective, I liked half of this book.

- Addison, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Impyrium will be available October 4.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton (from a two thumbs up reivewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 10:43am

This book is a short but good book about a narwhal who finds himself in new waters and meets a jellyfish who does not know what a narwhal is and the narwhal does not know what a jellyfish is. The narwhal then creates a pod (a group of narwhals) where he asked a bunch of animals if they want to join and they all do. The narwhal puts horns on all of them so they all become part of the pod.

I like this book, it's funny but very short and meant for small kids, but I still loves it even though it took me five minutes to read. I give this book a three out of five stars because it is so short. I recommend this book for small kids who can read big words and people who like Captain Underpants. I liked the story line of the book, and I liked the style of the drawings, but I recommend the author put more words and make the story longer.

- Joshua, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Narwal: Unicorn of the Sea will be available October 4.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Moo by Sharon Creech (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 3:50pm

Reena is moving to Maine along with her little brother Luke, her Mom, and Dad. Maine has lots of cows, but Reena and Luke know nothing about them. When their parents volunteer Reena and Luke to work on a farm with a very stubborn cow, they have no idea what to do. Especially when the cow’s owner wants Reena to show her cow at the fairs. Will the cow listen, or will it be a bad cow? Find out in this awesome novel, Moo!

I really liked this book. I think it’s a good read for the whole family.

- Jubilee, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 4:34pm

Al’s father has died twice. Once on his birthday, Al receives a note from his father who died (the first time) four years prior. Now, he has to steal a moped, travel back through time, and save his father! And he must keep his hamster safe! On his first attempt, Al does not succeed and must try again.

Time Traveling with a Hamster was not my favorite book. One chapter it would be Monday, then it would be Saturday. It was confusing and skipped around a lot. If you like mysteries, then you might like this. I give this book 2/5 stars.

- Addison, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Time Traveling with a Hamster will be available October 4.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Cloud and Wallfish Anne Nesbet (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:45pm

Cloud and Wallfish starts off with the bland normal life of Noah. Quickly it becomes a tale of loyalty and betrayal, family and friends, and twisted lies. I like this book because it is so detailed and cleverly written. Anne Nesbet takes an easily missed detail and turns it into something of utmost importance. I docked one mark because I found the book hard to follow because you didn’t have enough context. The second mark I docked because the book deals with mature topics in a biased, immature way. In my opinion, when you talk about communism, you list pros and cons, not just the cons. Another thing I loved was the context the author gave about the Berlin Wall. Overall, I’ll give this book a 3/5, but I don’t recommend this book to anyone who develops strong opinions about subjects based on just the context given by the book.

- Adrienne, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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