4th Grade Editorial : Lunch Lady!

| September 25, 2014

Hi everyone! I’m back! And I have this awesome graphic novel series that I have been meaning to share with you! The books are by Jarett J. Krosoczka (prounounced crow-sauce-ka)! Can any one take a guess? Aww fine I’ll tell you! I’m talking about the great Lunch Lady of course! Now anyone know what they are about………? What […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Goofballs #4 – The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery

| April 20, 2013

This book is a humorous and mystery-solving adventure. If you would like to hear about it, keep reading along. Well, if you want to know some basic things about the book, the characters are Mara (the queen of disguises), Kelly (she has puffy yellow hair), Brian (king of inventions), and Jeff (clue writer) – four kids getting […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms

| April 7, 2013

I read this book with Papa J Funk, so he’s helping me with this post. You can tell what I, Papa J Funk, am saying by what’s written in green. Horten’s Miraculous Mechanisms is about a ten-year-old boy named Stuart Horten. He and his family move to a small town where his father grew up. Soon he discovers that […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: The Critter Club #1 – Amy and the Missing Puppy

| February 19, 2013

Amy and the Missing Puppy by Callie Barkley is a really good book. It is the first book in a new series called The Critter Club. It is about four eight-year-old girls named Amy, Marion, Ellie, and Liz. Amy’s mother owns a vet clinic. One day Ms. Sullivan (who every one thinks is mean or […]

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Red Carpet: The Edgar Awards – Best Juvenile Mystery

| February 7, 2013

Awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, the 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Awards (the Edgars) will honor the best mysteries published and produced in 2012. Celebrating the 204th anniversary of Poe’s birth, the Edgar Awards will be presented at the 67th Gala Banquet on May 2, 2013. They take place in New York City (why they’d pick […]

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Shelf Lookout: Story’s End

| February 4, 2013

You may have (and if you haven’t you should have) read Marissa Burt’s Storybound, released last year. See the OtLS review of that particular Buy It! book if you haven’t. Quick recap: Una, a girl from the real world, finds herself magically transported into the land of Story where she meets Peter (a storybook hero-in-training) and […]

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Shelf Lookout: Goofballs #4 – The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery

| January 23, 2013

Another OtLS favorite author, Tony Abbott, will be releasing the fourth installment of his humorous Goofballs series next month. The Mysterious Talent Show Mystery once again stars puzzle-solving goofballs Jeff, Mara, Kelly, and Brian. When everything goes wrong in preparation for the Badger Point School’s talent show (missing tubas, ill-fitting costumes, disappearing people), these private […]

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Series Review: The Sisters 8

| January 22, 2013

The Sisters 8 is a quirky, humorous, and exciting series. And frankly, it’s pretty awesome. The series was written by Lauren Baratz-Logsted, along with her husband, Greg, and daughter, Jackie (I believe she was about 8 when they started writing the series). In short, the series revolves around 8 octuplet sisters (Annie, Durinda, Georgia, Jackie, Marcia, Petal, Rebecca, Zinnia). They […]

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Chapter Book Review: Storybound

| January 14, 2013

Storybound, by Marissa Burt, is about a twelve-year old orphan girl (Una Fairchild) who finds herself pulled into a book, literally. Strangely, she ends up, not just inside the story she was reading, but in the land of Story (capital S) itself. In Story, children are raised as fictional archetypes (hero, villain, damsel-in-distress), and Una soon […]

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2nd Grade Editorial: Goofballs #3 – Superhero Silliness

| January 6, 2013

This book is called Superhero Silliness, by Tony Abbott. This book is about four characters named Kelly, Mara, Jeff, and Brian. They are also known as the Goofballs, which is the name of the series (Goofballs). In this book, the 3rd in the series, the Goofballs solve the mystery of who is going to steal […]

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