Book Reviews of Kids’ Books by (my) Kids


We’re back to summer schooling, which includes weekly book reports / reviews (I know there’s a difference, but whatever…).  I thought it would be fun to share a list of book reviews my kids have written over the last however-many years, mainly during the summer.

Hopefully, I’ll update this list as the kids create new reviews.  I’ve vowed that I’m going to make them write one new review each week for the remaining 7 weeks of summer…

(NOTE:  Some of the links are messed up.  I have vowed to fix them but it seems like it’s not going to happen until summer is over.  Forgive me if you hit a broken one!)

Almost a Winner (Teddy Mars)

Almost a Winner (Teddy Mars) - Funny and interesting, a review by GZ, age 8




The BFG The BFG – A Great Classic, Review by YM, age 12 and GZ, age 8




The Fourteenth GoldfishThe Fourteenth Goldfish -  A fun and suspenseful story, a review by NRM, age 11




Schooled Schooled by Gordon Korman, Review by NR, age 11




On Stage, Please - On Stage Please, a review by NRM, age 11




Holes Holes - a review by GZ, age 8



(Click through to see older reviews from previous years, going way, WAY back...!)


Open Me Up - Human Body: Open Me Up, a review by NRM, age 8.5




Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1) - Amazing story with pictures! a review by NRM, age 8.5



Point Blank (Alex Rider Adventure) - Action From The First Chapter! Review by YMP, age 12



The Witches - Funny situations and an amazing plot, Review by EC, age 11




Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) - Well worth the wait! Reviews by YMP (age 12) & ECP (age 11)

(this was written when the book was first released; the kids bought it with their own money)


Castaways of the Flying Dutchman – A great book by a great author, Review by YMP, age 11



The Darkest Hour (Warriors, Book 6) - A Great Story, Review by YMP, age 11




The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - Read this book! Review by ECP, age 10




The Indian in the Cupboard - The Indian in the Cupboard, Review by ECP, age 10




Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism - Reviews by YMP, age 11, and ECP, age 10




The Story of Tracy Beaker – A good book, but hard to get used to British phrases...Review by YMP, Age 11



Castle in the Air (World of Howl) - Castle in the Air Review by YMP, Age 11




Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl) - Howl's Moving Castle Review by YMP




The Giver (Giver Quartet) - The Giver - Review by YMP, age 11 (6th-grade homeschool project)


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