AUTHOR: Ransom Riggs

GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy

AGES: 11+

RATING: 5 stars


SYNOPSIS: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As the story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS BOOK IS: “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS: The haunting scenery! Riggs masterfully crafts an immersive world one cannot help but find intriguing, propelling readers until the very last page.

MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK ARE: Emma Bloom! I thoroughly enjoyed the slow unraveling of her history and the way her story intersects with the other children of the house.

FANS OF THIS BOOK MAY ALSO LIKE: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, “The Maze Runner” by James Dashner






AUTHOR: David Gibson

GENRE: Non-fiction

AGES: 11 – 14


SYNOPSIS: This book has lots of information, data, graphs, and much more to show how our world is heating up. From ways to show how global warming is affecting coral reefs, bugs, humans, etc., this book is perfect for readers who want to know more about our changing world.


WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK IS: I like how this book includes data and other ways to show how our world is changing, along with ways you can make a difference including recycling, eating a vegetarian diet, and limiting food waste.




AUTHOR: Kobi Yamada

GENRE: Non-fiction

AGES: All ages


SYNOPSIS: Muchness is the feeling of hope, joy, and imagination that we all have when we come into the world. Bus, as we grow, comes more responsibilities, and worries and our doubts and fears grow with us, and we lose a lot of our muchness. This book is about finding it again.


WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK IS: I like that this book gives you lots of hope and joy. When you feel worried, just read this book. I also love the cute illustrations.



AUTHOR: John Patrick Green

GENRE: Fiction

AGES: 6 – 9


SYNOPSIS: This book is about two crocodiles who are given a mission to find a missing cruise ship. While hitting the high seas to investigate, they find confront pirates, lost captains, and even ghosts! Will the investigators make it in time? Or will it be too late?


WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK IS: I like that it is fun, exciting, and adventurous. There is a lot of action. The ending is happy. Overall, it’s a fun book to read.