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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Would you like to read a fun kid's book?
the Supermarket Cat
by Adrian Marshall
illustrated by Hilda Phillipse

about the book:
Taking a nap on a car roof is not a new experience for Tiddles, but this time it leads to him becoming BOGOF the Supermarket cat. After a hair-raising ride on the roof of a car Tiddles finds himself in a Supermarket car-park. Deciding to explore he meets a shop worker called Fred, and then finds his way into the Supermarket. Tiddles is discovered by Mr Brown the Supermarket manager and Fred. They are surprised that he managed to get into the shop and because he seems so clever they find him some work to do, and name him BOGOF.

Disaster strikes later in the day, the car BOGOF came on has disappeared! How will he get back home? Will he carry on working at the Supermarket? And who knows what exciting adventures are just around the corner for BOGOF the Supermarket Cat!

Visit BOGOF's web site at http://bogofthesupermarketcat.co.uk for FREE Wallpaper/Background, and find out about BOGOF's next exciting adventure.


Imagine seeing our world through the eyes of a cat. BOGOF the cat (also known at Tiddles) tells us how he became a supermarket cat. Yes, that's right, he's a supermarket cat. He has a job keeping mice and rats away from the market. BOGOF is a delightful animal, curious as only a cat can be. I can already picture this as a tv show for children. All the adventures of BOGOF and his friends. What does BOGOF stand for, you ask? Well, you'll just have to read the story to find out! You'll laugh out loud when you find the answer. He's definitely a cat with a charming personality.

I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. I look forward to more adventures with BOGOF and buddies.

Received from author for honest review.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mom reviewed The Librarian on

She gave it a 5 star rating and I agree!  
We read L.Frank Baum's 
Wonderful Wizard of Oz
years ago, and I loved it.  I loved the way Mr. Hobbs 
used the characters to create a new story, and to explain how
the written word can affect us all.
Mom tells me 'a new story, a fabulous story, becomes a part of you.'
well, these two stories (and I'm waiting for part three) are fabulous.

I recommend both books for kids who like fantasy stories.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

a spooky eerie book
even the cover is spooky

Mom received a copy from NetGalley to review.
She loved it, me, not so much.  
I like fun books, this book was strange.  I liked Christina, I liked the way she fought the mean Shevington's.  I wish she had kicked them both.  
I love the idea of living on an island off the coast of Maine.  I wouldn't want to leave for anything.  Christina doesn't want to leave, but has to for school.  
If you like strange, spooky books, then try this one.  I want to read the next book, I want to see the Shevington's brought down to their knees.   Mom has already purchased book two and three and sent them to my Kindle.  Will let everyone know what I think after I'm done reading.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

floors 2
by Patrick Carman

received from NetGalley for review

Charlie had his chocolate factory. Stanley Yelnats had his holes. Leo has the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel.

Now that Leo has uncovered a few secrets behind the wacky Whippet Hotel, he'll have to save it!

Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet - and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!

our review
This is an amazing book! A continuation of the wacky, zany world of Merganzer D. Whippet, and new brothers Leo and Remi. An old nemesis is attempting to overtake the Whippet hotel and the boys must save it from her evil clutches.

They encounter all sorts of crazy things, new floors of the hotel, subbasements and new people while on their quest. (The monkeys are the best)

Perfect book for middle graders, especially boys. They will love the constant energy of this book. The two brothers make a fabulous team. They have learned to work together.

I encourage everyone who loves wild stories to read this book. It's a barrel of laughs, as well as a deeply mysterious (but fun) story.

Friday, August 3, 2012






about the book:

When Lorelei's old school mysteriously burns down, a new one appears practically overnight: Splendid Academy. Rock-climbing walls on the playground and golden bowls of candy on every desk? Gourmet meals in the cafeteria, served by waiters? Optional homework and two recess periods a day? It's every kids's dream.

But Lorelei and her new friend Andrew are pretty sure it's too good to be true. Together they uncover a sinister mystery, one with their teacher, the beautiful Ms. Morrigan, at the very center.

Then Andrew disappears. Lorelei has to save him, even if that means facing a past she'd like to forget – and taking on a teacher who's a real witch.

What Lorelei and Andrew discover chills their bones – and might even pick them clean!


A truly fantastic middle grade level story.  Just the right amount of spookiness to keep the reader enthralled and entertained.

 The main character is Lorelei Robinson, a young girl facing her own demons.  Her mother has died of a tragic accident and her father has remarried the proverbial wicked stepmother.  Both Lorelei and her brother Bryan dislike Molly, the stepmom, and the feeling is mutual.   

The kids are enrolled in a new charter school close to home.  Splendid Academy is a kids dream come true.  Take the classes you like, skip the ones you don't....just don't miss a meal.  It's obvious to no one except Lorelei and her friend Andrew, the kids are being fattened up for some reason.  Lorelei has her suspicions, they are being fattened up to feed the witches...but when she brings her suspicions to her father he laughs and tells her she needs to see a psychiatrist!  Seems the adults are clueless in this tale. 

 This book is a combination of Roald Dahl (I love his work) and Grimm's tales.  The author does a fabulous job of creating the story.  A 5 star book I recommend to lovers of classic tales.

5 STARS*****