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Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Sunday, Apr 17, 2016 at 11:23am

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The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel by Natasha Lowe

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 6:03pm

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The morning Nora Ratcliff finds a baby in the flowerpot on her front steps her life changes forever. She had always wanted a child, but after her husband passed away, Nora never thought she would have one, but her flowerpot child was a miracle and she decided to name her Mabel. As Mabel grew up, she showed a distinct talent for magic.

The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel is a marvelous book! It has a good title, fantastic art, and a good story. What happens when Nora Ratcliff finds a flowerpot on her front steps? You will have to read the book to find out. I reccommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy.

I give this book 6/5 stars.

-Bilal, a Two Thumbs Up Reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Journey to the Center of Town by Dan Yaccarino (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 5:56pm

This book is about the class pet squad. The class pet squad is a group of pets named Max, Rhonda, Julius, Suzu, Harry, Joe, and Shirley. In this book the pets has to return a stuffy to someone’s house because a boy named Ben forgot it at school.  And in order for him to fall asleep he needs all his action figures lined up. The pet squad takes action. Will they all make it there and back safely? Find out in Journey to the Center of town!

I liked this book because the pets would never give up, even in dangerous situations. I also liked it because it was adventurous. I recommend this book to you if you like animals. You should really read it. It's a very fun book.

- Jiyoo, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Ballad of a Broken Nose by Arne Svingen (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 8:51pm

Bart is an eternal optimist. At thirteen years old, he’s had a hard life. But Bart knows that things won’t get any better if you have a negative attitude. His mother has pushed him into boxing lessons so that Bart can protect himself, but Bart already has defense mechanisms: he is relentlessly positive…and he loves opera. Listening to—and singing—opera is Bart’s greatest escape, but he’s too shy to share this with anyone. Then popular Ada befriends him and encourages him to perform at the school talent show. Ada can’t keep a secret to save her life, but Bart bonds with her anyway, and her openness helps him realize that his troubles are not burdens that he must bear alone.

Interesting. Never going to want to stop reading. Once it ends you wish it lasts forever. From the first few pages you are going to know it will be a great book. I hope the author will make a second one in the series.

- Ariel, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Grayling's Song by Karen Cushman (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 5:49pm

When Grayling’s mother, wise woman Hannah Strong, starts turning into a tree, Hannah sends Grayling to call “the others” for help. Shy and accustomed to following her mother in everything, Grayling takes to the road. She manages to summon several “others”—second-string magic makers who have avoided the tree spell—and sets off on a perilous trip to recover Hannah’s grimoire, or recipe book of charms and potions. By default the leader of the group, Grayling wants nothing more than to go home.

I love how the action takes place in the first chapter so you don't have to wait long to get excited. This book has so much adventure and thrill that you immediatly wish that witches and magic existed. This is an amazing book, but my favorite thing about it is that it left behind a message.

"Success is not a straight line"

- Julia, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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