Avery’s Pick



AUTHOR: N.D. Stevenson

GENRE: Middle-Grade Graphic Novel

AGES: 10+

RATING: 5 stars

SYNOPSIS: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

MY FAVORITE QUOTE FROM THIS BOOK IS: “Aw yeah, let’s make some evil plans!”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS: The beautiful illustrations, which made me feel fully immersed in the story and characters!

MY FAVORITE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK ARE: Nimona and Lord Blackheart! I love the chaotic duo and the mischief they get up to.

FANS OF THIS BOOK MAY ALSO LIKE: “The Prince and the Dressmaker” by Jen Wang, “The Girl from the Sea: by Molly Knox Ostertag, “Mooncakes” by Suzanne Walker.




AUTHOR: Kobi Yamada

GENRE: Non-fiction

AGES: All ages

SYNOPSIS: This book is here to inspire not only kids but parents as well and inspires them to take one step closer to what they want. “Okay, I can do this,. I can run toward my dreams and no one will stop me,” is the summary. The book is filled with motivational quotes which encourage you to do your best.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK: The quotes are really inspiring and they make you feel like you can do anything. This is a perfect book to start your new year and think about your dreams. I am choosing this book to read every time when I think about an idea and really want to achieve something. This book is a must on your book shelf and life.



AUTHOR: Lou Peacock

GENRE: Poetry

AGES: 7 – 10

SYNOPSIS: In this book, you can read a funny poem for every day of the year. For example, one of them is “Although I had butterflies in my stomach and ants in my pants and a bee in my bonnet and a flea in my hear – I had a whale of a time.” It is perfect for reading out loud with your family and friends.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK: I like that the poems are funny and there are many different topics. All of the poems are not about aliens. Some are about aliens and some are about socks. Some are about eggs and some are about elephants. I am currently reading this with my mom and dad. The illustrations are colorful and vibrant. I love to draw these illustrations in my free time.



AUTHOR: Molly Oldfield

GENRE: Non-fiction

AGES: 4 -10

SYNOPSIS: In this book, you get a question for every day. You think about it and then find out an answer. Some of the questions are: “Can blue whales talk to killer whales?” “Where do ideas come from?” “Why do we taste different flavors?” “How do astronauts see in the dark?” And so much more. Curious kids will love this book.

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BOOK: This book doesn’t answer simple questions, it answers questions that are big; ones that many people might not know the answer to. The book gives you only one question every day so that you can focus on one thing at a time. This book increases your knowledge on different topics and gives kids knowledge.