Ongoing Kids Events at Grant Park

by Lynn Popham - Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 7:19pm

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My Friend the Enemy by Daniel Smith (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 2:14pm

It was the summer of 1941. World War Two was happening in Europe and Africa. Germans were bombing England. Twelve-year-old Peter Dixon was setting snares in the forest when the sirens went off warning him to run and hide in the bomb shelter. While he was running to the shelter, he glanced back and saw a plane sailing over his head and crash in his neighbor's garden. He noticed the faint outline of a parachute.

This book then tells a story about how Peter and his friend Kim save and becomes friends with an injured German pilot. The author did a good job describing how the kids help the soldier to survive. I really liked the book because it had lot of action and bravery and it lets the reader know that not all Germans were monsters, but lots of them were forced to fight.

- Max, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Guinea Dog 3 by Patrick Jennings (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 4:47pm

Rufus and his guinea dog, Fido, are going on their annual summer camping trip with their best friend Murph and his family. But Rufus is shocked when his mom tells him that she invited Dmitri and his family. How will the summer go? Read Guinea Dog 3 to hear more about Rufus and Fido's exciting adventure.

This book is supper funny. I bet people will love Guinea Dog 3 if they have read Guinea Dog and Guinea Dog 2, but even if you haven't I bet you'll love it. Good for ages 8 to 12.

- Ayva, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Nest by Esther Ehrlich (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 7:55pm

When Chirp's mom develops a serious disease called Multiple Sclerosis, the family struggles with tragic changes. Along with her friend Joey, Chirp comes to realize the importance of home.

I love Nest. I couldn't put it down. Every chapter was a cliffhanger, which added to the suspense. I also found it sad because of the tragedies the family deals with.

This book is most appropriate for girls aged 9+ because the main character is a girl. Readers will easily relate to all the emotions Chirp deals with. I rate it an 8/10.

- Emma, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Swallow by Charis Cotter (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 at 5:21pm

The Swallow is about Polly Lacy whose parents bring in orphans to live with them. Polly hates the porridge that is for breakfast every morning at a table too small to fit all of them. Life just isn't good, until she meets Winifred Rose McPherson. Rose moves into her grandma's old house after her grandma died and she lives alone with her mom and dad who she barely ever sees. But Rose can see ghosts. Polly meets Rose in their attic (they live in a duplex) and after that they become secret friends. Every thing is great, that is until Winnie comes. Winnie is a ghost and very dangerous. She looks like Rose and Winnie wants Polly dead. But before all that, they have an adventure finding out who Winnie is and how she died.

The Swallow is an awesome book because every day I would find myself reading it. I guarantee you'll love this book too.

- Meredith, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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