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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Erik Olsen's
we are proud to be part of Cedar Fort's blog tour 
promoting Erik's wonderful book.

about the book

What starts out to be a fun field trip to Ireland for Flin and his school debate team turns into a life changing adventure when their bus ends up in an earthquake. Flin and his teammates get swallowed deep into the earth and become trapped under the ocean inside a clear dome where they discover an unknown civilization. Now they must fight their way back to the surface if they ever want to see home again. Join Flin and his classmates on a journey of a lifetime in this thrilling adventure story.

My Review:
Original, fun story. A story to be shared with your children. 
This book is the journey of a lifetime. 13 year old Flin and his debate team classmates are on a field trip to Ireland. A land of magic and mystery. An earthquake occurs and the kids get swallowed into the Earth. They must find their way back to the surface against tremendous odd. This book involves magic, fantasy, and strange and amazing creatures. 

A wonderful elementary/middle grade book. It is the first in a series. I am anxiously awaiting the next book

about the author

About the author: Jon Erik Olsen lives in Sandy, Utah, where he enjoys the mountains and is surrounded by a great family and friends that have continued to support him throughout his writing quest. After having one of the world's craziest dreams, he has written a series of five books detailing it called Flins Destiny, which is full of continuous action and adventure deep in the earth and keeps you wanting more.

For other stops on the blog tour visit 
Cedar Fort's blog page

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ethan Pritcher: Body Switcher
Douglas E. Richards
won from librarything member giveaways

synopsis (Goodreads)
The latest work from the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling adult thriller, WIRED, the kids science fiction series, THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT, and THE DEVIL’S SWORD.

Ethan Pritcher is a normal kid. Well, other than the fact that every once in a while, he switches bodies with someone else. He doesn't know how or why, he just knows that it happens -- and always when he least expects it.

After trading identities with a muscle-bound movie star, Ethan finds himself in a big trouble. When he learns that a hired killer is after him, just staying alive will be a big challenge. But his sister, Madison, may have the toughest job of all. She'll have to find a way to keep the movie star, now inhabiting Ethan's body, from getting her brother kicked out of sixth grade. .


I have an 11 year old son. I'm always looking for books he will like, His preferance is books with normal kids doing extraordinary things. Ethan Pritcher is just such a kid.
When I told him to read a book that involved a kid, a chemistry set and ketchup, he was initially stunned. He read the book and laughed throughout. He then asked for more.

Ethan Pritcher is a good book. A book that will be enjoyed by young kids, both boys and girls. Ethan's sister and her friend are the only girls, but future books could possibly have more to interest girls.

Ethan switches places/bodies with other people as a result of his chemistry experiment.

We both enjoyed this book and look forward to more adventures with Ethan and his sister Madi.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Operation: Blue Eyes
Denise Long
received from author for honest review

Book Description
Publication Date: January 7, 2012
Anna Lee Cooper has a secret mission. That's why she starts a pet washing business at her family's car wash. Pretty soon, Anna Lee is up to her elbows in soap and fur. And trouble. Neighborhood bully, Roland Tuttle, just won't leave her alone. Anna Lee will do anything to hang on to her hard-earned money--even if it means taking on Roland all by herself.

But things aren't always as they seem. When Roland's family gets in a jam, Anna Lee has to decide if helping them is more important than completing her own secret mission.


A heartwarming, kind and gentle story about a young girl named Anna. Anna is the subject of bullying at school because she is different than others. She finds a way to make the kids, especially Roland,the school bully, stop bullying her. She is a kind gentle spirit who has a warm generous nature. The kind of person you would like as a friend. Roland discovers what a gem she really is. The book has a wonderful message, a message that should be read by all kids. The story is a quick and easy read. I recommend this for kids ages 8-12.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pokemon, Bricks, and Trains. Oh My!: New Lego Town Hall 10224!

Pokemon, Bricks, and Trains. Oh My!: New Lego Town Hall 10224!: I have just heard that the Lego Town Hall set has been revealed. Its number is 10224, it has 2,766 pieces, and I estimate it to be 24.96 cen...
My 5th grade class is studying poetry.  Here's a great one:

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost
New Hampshire