Kids Books - Science Fiction
By Shannon Messenger
Have you ever heard of something called Panakes? Panakes help heal a wound if you eat the petals or put it on the wound. In the book there is only one way to get Panackes. Panackes are a fictional tree related to the Keeper Of The Lost Cities. The way to get Panackes was by a gnome Sophie met when she was joining the Black Swan. When Sophie swears an oath that she would be joining the Black Swan she discovers that Mr. Forkleis also Sir Astin. She also learns Mr. Forkle has other identities like Magnate Leto. Sophie and her friends get banned because the council thought the Black Swan was their enemy and during the time Sophie and her friends decided to join the Black Swan. While Sophie and her friends were with the Black Swan they went to Exullim. Sophie and Biana went to go and investigate about the plague the gnomes were getting. She found out that one tree was staying healthy and the Neverseen was guarding it. During their Exilim training Sophie meets twins. They helped Sophie and became good friends. They joined the Black Swan and they were trying to cure the plague and used Fitz 'brother as a guide because he knew it the best. When they stole the “cure” they made a quick escape and this turned out to be the Neverseen’s plan. After they escaped from that Calla realized that the only way to get Panackes is when a gnome sacrifice themselves and turn into a Panackes tree. What I liked about the book is that Messenger makes a huge twist by making Alvar part of the Neverseen. I think the theme for this book is “trust your instincts”. I think that is the theme because when Alvar Fitzs brother didn’t let Tam read his Shadow vapor. Tam thought it was suspicious. Later they learn that what Alvar was hiding is that he was part of the Neverseen. Important characters in the book include Sophie Foster and her friends. Sophie is a girl who is good at everything but she would take life risking things to destroy the Neverseen. Fitz always tries to stay by Sophie’s side; they are cognates. He wants to Destroy the Neverseen because his brother betrayed him. Dex is a technopath and has been helping the Black Swan build things. The Elvin world is set apart from the human world because they went against the treaty they signed with the Councilors. The Elvin world is very sparkly and everyone is born with a birth fund. Something that can be improved is that when Fintan built a wall of Everbalze around them why couldn’t Tam cover them because of the black fog so it looked like they were gone. I would give this 5 stars despite the part that can be improved. I would recommend this to fourth graders and up because this book series so far has a lot of violence. Neverseen was a good book and I really enjoyed it and it was really breathtaking what they did in this book.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
i've read all of the books and there all realy great books i loved them. this book is where when trey and lee and another person have to hide in a house where the population police just went and killed everyone in it. i really recommend this book.
By Suzanne Collins
I absolutely love this book! The last book in the famous trilogy gives you the rebellion that we've all been waiting for! Mockingjay gives all the things you could ever want in a great book. Rebellion, suspense, troubling romance, sad deaths (yes. a book would not be complete without some very sad deaths...). Leaving off from the second book Catching Fire, Katniss finds out that District 12 is no more. Mockingjay starts in the ruins of 12 where Katniss sees all the dead bodies of 12. Gale having saved about 800 people of 12 had them moved to 13, The long lost district that just happens to still be alive. Katniss is starting to lose herself. She is going a bit mental from all this information she doesn't want to know. All she knows is that she killed this dead body and that dead body and that one as well. She just knows it's her fault about everything. The berries, the arrow in the force field, Peeta being left behind. In Mockingjay, this book shows how Katniss becomes the Mockingjay, how she struggles to stay alive. With Coin on her tail and Plutarch telling her to do this and that, she starts tuning out and doing her own thing. In the second half of the book, we start venturing through the Capitol and how the Star Team (The ones actually filmed and the ones who die and we acknowledge it) goes on a mission to kill Snow. As I said earlier, it includes deaths of great people and grief that goes for eternity. All I know is that this is must read (but not a must read before the must read first and second book--which means you have to read those two first) and I love it. If you enjoy troubling romance, rebellion, a bit of death to add in the heat, courageous and brave people, filming, and coming-of-age, you will like this book. I am going to say that this book is meant for slightly older kids but if you wanna read go ahead and do so. I just think that some of the material in the book would be a little harder to understand if you are younger. But do what you want! I'll be reading this book when I'm 80 years old lol. But as I said, don't read the amazing book until you read the amazing first and second books! Make sure to watch the not-as-amazing-but-still-awesome movies after as well! (The third book is split into two movies.) I hope you like this book series as much as I do!
By Shannon Messenger
Have you ever imagined that elves could be real? Or that dinosaurs were still alive? Even that places like Atlantis were real? Well all of those things are real in The Keeper Of The Lost Cities. Here are some things that happen in the book. Sophie was shocked when someone told her she was an elf. He was also an elf too. So that explained to Sophie that she can read minds after she hit her head when she was 5. When someone picks her up and gets her to the elvin world the council there tells her that she is an elf. She is now living with 2 people Grady and Edaline. They used to have a daughter named Jolie and died in a fire. She almost went to Exile for breaking the law. She is sad because when she went to the elvin world to live there they had to brainwash her family. She soon realizes that she was the project of the moon lark, meaning that the Black swan made her In the elvin world you have powers and if you had more than one it was really rare and Sophie has a lot more than one power. People kidnapped her while she was in a cave. They tried to brainwash her but didn’t work. They took off her tracker and put it in the ocean so it looked like she died. She sent out a signal to Fitz but Fitz thought it was a trap because he went to her funeral. They told him that if you don’t come then I will die. A theme I learned from this book was, ‘don’t be afraid to do something’. Sophie was scared at times but she always overcame it. For example when she was at the top 2 at the splotching match. She was going against Fitz who has been winning for years but she still ended up winning. Sophie never loses courage in what she does even if it means risking her life. Some memorable characters are Sophie and Dex. Sophie is good at everything; she beat Fitz in a splotching match and Fitz has been winning for years. Sophie was told she was an elf and had multiple powers. She goes to a school named Foxfire. Her group of friends always had her back when Stina always teased her. In that group of friends there is Biana, Dex, Fritz, Keefe, Marella, and of course Sophie. Dex is Sophie’s best friend. He is smart and is not failing alchemy. Most people fail alchemy. There are some memorable fictional places that Messenger uses in Keeper of the Lost Cities. There are similar buildings in the elvin world that we have here, such as gates and big houses, trees that take in pollution, gardens and cliffs and even caves. Despite the great parts that I enjoyed from Keeper of the Lost Cities, there were some parts that were confusing. I just didn’t understand how a brainpush worked. After you get energy after years does your brain just push the energy out like a powerful blast? I will still give it five stars because you could feel how the character feels. When Sophie left her family you could feel the pain she was feeling like leaving your family after living with them for so long was heartbreaking. I also liked how the book could be very unpredictable, and you find out new things page after page. Overall, I would recommend this book to 3rd grade and older, as there is some violence, but it seems that it would be very enjoyable for people who like exciting books that give you a rollercoaster of a ride.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
What would you do if you are a shadow child, and how would you face all of the problems in your life? According to luke he’s not able to go by the windows, can’t eat with his family has to eat on the stairs, and he has to stay in his room all day and night doing nothing, can’t play music, but maybe has toys. “Told you before. We didn't have a choice. Government wanted it. You can't tell the government no.”-margaret peterson haddix. Among the hidden. This book takes place in the past. The government only allows two children to be born in each family and they control every aspect of the citizens’ lives under its rule. And they monopolize the community by taking away their land, among other things, families having more than two children are forced to hide their third born child for fear of service consequences. The hidden children are labeled as shadow children because they are forced to hide in the shadows of their own homes Luke garner, the main character is the third born child in his family. He lives in the darkness in his home so he don't get discovered, that is, until he meets Jen And the biggest conflict is that he's not supposed to be alive as the government said “There will be consequences if someone has a third child.” I would recommend this to people who like mystery and science fiction.
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Scrapes With Snakes: True Stories of Adventures With Animals (NGK Chapters)
By Brady Barr, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
i am really fasinated by snakes so i like or love this book club a lot!
By Barbara Kramer
great read about the phone guy!
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Horse Escape Artist: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly (NGK Chapters)
By Ashlee Brown Blewett
i love horses so much