Welcome to our blog.

This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

about the book

Zuto: The Adventures of a Computer Virus takes place inside a strange, little-known world: a personal computer, the perfect setting for a fast-paced, funny, one-minute-long story.

Zuto, a smart, sneaky computer virus, leads a happy life in his secret hiding place: the Recycle Bin. There, among heaps of junk full of surprising treasures, he plans his tricks. Everything changes when a far more malicious program invades the computer . . . and threatens to end all life in it. Together with his Recycle Bin friends—outdated, buggy programs—Zuto sets off to save his world.

Readers curious about the truth behind this rollicking adventure story will find it in the Zutopedia appendix, which explains concepts such as computer viruses, IP addresses, and binary numbers.

Zuto was first published in Israel, where it was recommended by the Israeli Ministry of Education and voted in the top ten favorite books by children in grades 4-6 nationwide.

Want to read a cool book?  Zuto is a virus.  I hate computer viruses.  Always seem to get one on my PC.  This book makes me think twice about a virus.  Zuto is a funny virus (Yes, I know he's not a real person, and computer viruses aren't really alive).  This was a funny book.  Mom got it from NetGalley to read and review and she let me help write the review.  I liked the story.  It's fast and fun, also helps kids understand basic info about computers.  
I give Zuto 4 ice cream cones.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hi, Lucas here.  Today I have the honor of introducing one of my favorite authors.
author of the NATE ROCKS books.  She has a new book out

and it is FANTASTIC.  I don't usually like books about girls but Millie is okay!  :)  She gives advice to other kids in her school, only she does it with a fake name.  She calls herself Amanda.  Now, she didn't intend to do this.  Her cool younger brother played a neat trick on her (ha ha) and posted her diary online on a fake blogsite (wish I had thought of that).  Millie at first is mad at him, but she soon discovers it's kind of fun having a bunch of kids follow her blog and ask for help.  

Read this book, even if you are a guy (there are some awesome boys in this story, including Millie's brother) you will like the book, and you'll kind of like Millie, too!

Oh, and there's a contest.  You'll have to ask your parent's permission to enter (you have to be over 18 to win, I think) but they can enter for you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What can you win?  Some really cool stuff:



or my favorite

Just for the record, I give Millicent Marie 
a great big

5+ ice cream cones

Above is a picture of Karen Toz.  She's a really cool writer.  Check out her Nate Rocks books!  They are just awesome!!!!