Children's eBooks

Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle Book 2)
Castle in the Air (Howl's Castle Book 2)

Review: Once I started reading this book, I got so immersed in it, that I dovoured it in two days. The book is easy to read and easy to comprehend, has captivating plot and funny characters that you are going to enjoy much.

If your choice to read this book is based on seeing Miyazaki's film adaptation, which is my case, then please note that the book and the film have not much in common except of main characters (Sophie, Howl, his apprentice)and begining of the story, when Sophie is transformed i... Read more

The Once and Future King
The Once and Future King

Review: This book explores from a slightly different angle the story of King Arthur. The storyline is both readily familiar and yet new. The writing is crisp, fascinating, and infused with its own magic.

One of the neat aspects of this book is that the author periodically steps into the writing to tell you that Malory had this to say and, well, he says it better, so for more info on this, why don't you just go read his account of this part of the story. Pretty interesting way to go about it. ... Read more

I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras Book 1)
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras Book 1)

Review: This is a cute idea, but I do wish they had made some revisions before sending it to print. Saying that crying yourself to sleep is a good way to handle bedtime is a little ridiculous. Luckily my kid can't read and I make changes as I go. I was actually surprised at how much my kid likes this book, he usually hates anything too babyish (hes turning 6) but he asked for this book over and over because i really think it helped with his anxiety about kindergarten Read more

Farmer in the Sky (Heinlein's Juveniles Book 4)
Farmer in the Sky (Heinlein's Juveniles Book 4)

Review: I first read Farmer in the Sky, by Robert Heinlein when I was a teen. It chronicled the sort of adventure I would have enjoyed and the story stayed with me. Years later I read the story to my children and still have a copy in my library today. Read more

The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition
The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition

Review: The Book of Lost Things: The lost things, yes, as well as the sometimes "LOST" passion, dedication, and charming pleasures in reading a good and well-written book. It is difficult to find the "one adjective" I would use if someone were to ask me to resume this novel in one word. I read a lot of books (and of all kinds and genres), but very seldom (unfortunately) I feel a sense of melancholy and nostalgia once I have finished it. These mixed feelings, after all, are most positive. I think that on... Read more

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Review: "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwiler" by E.L. Konisburg is an excellent book.It is sort of like a great ig mystery. It is about a young girl named Claudia, who is aroud 11 or 12 years old, and her younger brother Jamie, who is around 9 or so years old. Well to make a long wonderful, nice story short, the two kds run away from home to the Metropolitian Museum of Art, with only about $25.00. The kids do a lot of different things that most children wouldn't do if they ran awa... Read more

Dragon Trials (Return of the Darkening Book 1)
Dragon Trials (Return of the Darkening Book 1)

Review: Agathea Flamma is a snob. She’s also quite a brat. I tried very hard to give her the benefit of the doubt at the start of this book, since she’s high born and has probably never mixed much with hardworking commoners and all – but she kept on with her haughty thinking, believing Seb stupid and slow and dirty long past the point when she should have known better, and I wanted to push her off a dragon, quite frankly. Especially when she is exceptionally slow on the uptake herself at times.

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The Chronicles of Dragon Collection (Series #1 Books 1-10)
The Chronicles of Dragon Collection (Series #1 Books 1-10)

Review: This started as a comic book like but interesting story. But the "glitch, pow, hurk!" Became overwhelmingly inane and the story ran around the same circles over and over again. With some vicious editing it might have made a good book or two, but ten?!!!

I started skipping whole books just to get to the resolution. How does Nath get over being vain and childish and bringing his friends to disaster over and over again without learning anything?? Sadly, in the end he just _does_. No real ... Read more

Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella
Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella

Review: Let me start off by saying that two things I rarely like in a story are a heroine who lies through most of the book and a heroine who dresses like a man and actually fools people. These plot devices usually don't work for me and turn me off to a story. However, this book had both of these elements and pulled them off admirably in my opinion! This was a fun story, faithful enough to the original but with plenty of fun twists and adaptations. The heroine was strong and easy to like. The hero ... Read more

The Great Gilly Hopkins
The Great Gilly Hopkins

Review: "We do different things with our anger, of course. I was always taught to deny mine, which I did and still do. And that makes me envy you. Your anger is still up here on the surface where you can look it in the face, make friends with it if you want to."

Gilly Hopkins is an 11-year-old kid who has been in the foster system all her life. In less than 3 years, she's been moved to 3 foster homes. Somewhere along the way, she has set her heart to be unpleasant and gutsy, "great Gilly Hopkins"... Read more

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