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Bernard Pepperlin by Cara Hoffman (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 at 3:35pm

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This book is about a mouse named Bernard, Bernard Pepperlin. Now, Bernard is magically transferred to NEW YORK CITY! Bernard loves all the hustle and bustle of New York. But these weasel-like creatures plot to stop all that hustle and bustle, infact they plot to stop everything! Can Bernard and his friends stop those evil creatures in time and save New York City?

I really like Bernard Pepperlin because it has lots of description and you don’t know what will happen next. I give this book a 4 out of 5!

- Hannah, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 3:42pm

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Katherine Johnson is a black women who is very gifted in math. Starting from a very young age, she was ahead of all the other students her age. Because of this, she skipped a great deal of grades and graduated before her two older brothers. In college, she met a professor named Dr. Claytor, who told Katherine that she would be a good research mathematician. So, Katherine decided that was what she wanted to be. Katherine started off her career with teaching. Eventually, she got hired to work at NACA ( now called NASA) , with women who were then called computers. The “computers” would do the calculations and other things for the engineers, who were all men. Katherine played a great part in NACA. Not only did she start working with the men, she started asking them questions. Eventually, she started going to the briefings too, along with the guys. When the space race with the Soviet Union started, Katherine played a great part in getting the American astronauts to space. She was the one who did the calculations to get the men on the moon. Katherine Johnson is an amazing woman who lived in a time of racism and sexism but fought through it all and achieved her dream. To learn more about her, read Reaching for the Moon The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Reaching for the Moon is a pretty good book except I think she could’ve added a bit less about what was happening with racism in the United States. There is a lot about sit-ins and stuff like that, stuff that wasn’t really about Katherine. It might’ve been a bit better if she had put more about herself and less about the society. But otherwise, this was a very interesting book, because we got to learn about her life. It was pretty inspiring because she had a lot of problems and struggles yet she kept going. I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

-Jiyoo, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The Princess Who Flew with Dragons by Stephanie Burgis (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020 at 7:29pm

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Sophia is an introvert who loves reading lectures by Van Heidecker her favorite philosopher. She is a princess who wants to be anything other than a princess. Sophia wants to go to a school and just fit in. She hates all the rules she has to follow and always messes everything up. One day her sister, Katrin sends her to a city called Villene to take part of the Diamond expansion, an event the king and queen are hosting. Sophia arrives there covered in dragon spit and is brought to a hut far away from the palice. The good part of that is that she can go wherever she wants to go. So she disguises herself as a college girl and goes to the college. At the college she sees Vert Heidecker in real life and meets some new friends. Her and her new friends play and hang out together and become great friends. Then Katrin comes, gets mad and ice giants come and take all the royals away except Sophia. Can she along with her friends help save the other royals?

I liked The Princess Who Flew with Dragons because of the adventures Sophia had. l thought it was cool to read a book about a princess who doesn't want to be a princess because lots of people would love to switch places with a royal. I enjoy fantasy books so this book was great for me. If you also love fantasy books, you should definitely read this book. I liked how the author took humans, goblins, kobolds and dragons and put them all together in one story. If i was to rate this book out of 10 I would rate it 8.5/10.

-Lilah, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

Strike Zone by Mike Lupica (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at 3:43pm

If you like baseball, this is the a book for you! It's about a 12 year old boy who is a Little League baseball pitcher. He wants to be a baseball star, but his family has a secret that has them checking over their shoulders. Will his baseball dreams come true? Will his family be safe? Read Strike Zone to find out.

Stike Zone is book 2 of a series, so I would recommend reading the first book in the series before this one.

-Joshua, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids

The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 7:04pm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live forever? Well, Alfie Monk can tell you. He may seem like an ordinary eleven-year-old boy, but he's actually more than a thousand years old--and remembers the last Viking invasion of England, not to mention the French Revolution and both World Wars. Way back in the tenth century, he and his mother were given the alchemical secret to eternal life. But when everything Alfie knows is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world intrudes, he must embark on a mission--along with friends Aidan and Roxy--to find a way to reverse the process and grow up like a regular boy. This astonishing new novel from the author of Time Traveling with a Hamster, told in alternating perspectives by Alfie and Aidan, is a tour de force--a sweeping epic that takes you on an unforgettable, breathtaking adventure and asks big questions about the meaning of life.

I think that the 1000 Year Old Boy is a pretty good book. The author did a great job in putting lots of detail into the story about a boy named Alfie. Alfie is immortal and looking for the last remaining life pearl that is the only thing that can reverse his immortality. My favourite part is when Alfie is on the island getting chased by Aidan's uncle who is also wanting the final life pearl for himself. Overall this book was pretty good and I recommend that you try it out.

-Lincoln, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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