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Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 at 1:33pm

Ever since Molly's mother was relocated to Toronto for her job, perfection has been hard to come by. Molly finds herself having to wash her hands over and over again, and even counting in fours, but that is not enough satisfy to her anxiety. Slowly, twelve-year-old Molly Nathans' life begins to spin out of control.

Finding Perfect is an exquisite debut novel, exposing the truth about perfection. I would recommend this book for children of all ages, including adults. All hail the new queen of realistic fiction in children’s literature.

- Amy, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Over the Underworld by Adam Shaughnessy (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 at 10:31am

$25.95 Add to Cart

This book is about two kids who are sent on a mission to help find the norse god Loki, who supposedly murdered Odin's favourite son Baldur. John Pru and ABE journey to find the truth about this outrageous act before it's too late!

I give this book an 8/10 because it was written very creatively and because it is basically thh norse story of Ragnarok with a very interesting twist. Without giving anything away, I really liked this book.

- Darrah, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 at 5:58pm

The book You in Five Acts tells the story of five friends during their last semester at Janus Academy, a prestigious New York performing arts school. Diego has his heart set on Joy. However, Joy is too focused on dancing and her studies to notice. Liv is dating Ethan, but cannot help loving the new guy, Dave. Dave is in love with Liv, but is afraid to tell her. This decent romance novel shows what it takes to make it in show business.

- Amy, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

You in Five Acts will be available November 1.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirates by Mike Lowery (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Oct 06, 2016 at 11:42am

$18.95 Add to Cart

Carl is a duck and he really, REALLY loves pizza. Then all the pizza in the world mysteriously disappears!!! Carl looks for clues to find out who stole the pizza. He finds out it was a pirate! Will Carl be able to save the pizza?

This was a really funny book. You actually get to draw in the book! My two younger brothers (ages 6 and 8) loved this book. I would recommend it for comic lovers in grades 1 to 3. I give The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate 4/5 stars!

- Addison, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 at 5:22pm

When the Sea Turned to Silver, written by Grace Lin, is an interesting, but slow novel. The story centres around young Pinmei and her gentle grandmother, the village storyteller. One night, Pinmei’s grandmother is kidnapped by the greedy emperor’s soldiers. Pinmei learns that the emperor is in search of an object called the Luminous Stone. She isn’t quite sure what it is, but she knows that if she doesn’t do something, it will fall into the wrong hands. Can Pinmei find the stone and save her grandmother before time runs out?

I liked the characters in this book, but found the storyline slow and uneventful. Various characters told little stories throughout the book, which I liked at first, but soon found repetitive. This book mixed ancient legends with original characters. I would recommend it to kids ages 10-12, although the book’s cover suggests ages 8-12. I think younger children would find this book boring. I would give When the Sea Turned to Silver 3 stars out of 5.

- Kiera, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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