Book Review List

Here is a book review list by genre:


  1. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  2. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee Stewart
  3. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
  4. The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin
  5. The Candymakers by Wendy Mass
  6. Warrior Heir by Cinda William Chima
  7. The Sherlock Files The Hundred Year Old Secret by Tracy Barrett
  8. Conspiracy 365 by Gabriella Lord
  9. Gilda Joyce – Physic Investigator by Jennifer Allison
  10. Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson
  11. Scat by Carl Hiaasen
  12. The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin
  13. The Hidden Gallery: Book 2 of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood
  14. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
  15. The Unseen Guest: Book 3 of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood
  16. Hortons Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans
  17. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
  18. Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schiltz
  19. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
  20. Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes


  1. Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  3. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  4. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng
  5. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  6. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
  7. Warrior Heir by Cinda William Chima
  8. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
  9. Fire Star by Chris D’Lacey
  10. Eragon by Christoper Paolini
  11. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
  12. The Magic Theif by Sarah Prineas
  13. Pendragon – Book 1: The Merchant of Death By D.J Machale
  14. Pendragon – Book Two: The Lost City of Faar by D.J. Machale
  15. The Bridge to Never Land by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  16. The Fires Beneath the Se by Lydia Millet
  17. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  18. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  19. Emmy and the Rats in the Belfry by Lynne Jonell
  20. The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson
  21. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  22. Bigger than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder
  23. The Apothecary by Maile Melloy
  24. Liesel and Po by Lauren Oliver
  25. Wildwood by Colin Melroy
  26. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Agsin by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  27. The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley
  28. The Enchantress by Michael Scott
  29. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  30. The Familiars – Secrets of the Crown by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson
  31. Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage by Kaye Umansky
  32. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  33. The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy
  34. The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens
  35. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  36. Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
  37. The Shimmers in the Night by Lydia Millet

Realistic Fiction:

  1. Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner
  2. Marty Mcguire by Kate Messner
  3. Just Grace and the Terrible Tutu by Charise Harper
  4. Melonhead by Katy Kelly
  5. The Penderwicks (title shortened) by Jeanne Birdsall->->->->->->->  The Penderwicks (title shortened) (guest blogger version) by Jeanne Birdsall
  6. Close to Famous by Joan Bauer
  7. Eggs Over Evie by Alison Jackson
  8. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  9. Calli Be Gold by Michele Weber Hurwitz
  10. One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street By Joanne Rocklin
  11. Words in the Dust By Trent Reedy
  12. Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke
  13. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  14. Wild Wings by Gill Lewis
  15. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
  16. Rules by Cynthia Lord
  17. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  18. Out of My Mind by Kevin Henkes
  19. Bigger than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder
  20. A man and the Sea by Rodman Philbrick
  21. Kidnapped by Gordon Korman
  22. Lower the Trap by Jessica Scott Kerrin
  23. Sparrow Road by Sheila O’Connor
  24. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  25. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pies by Jordan Sonnenblick
  26. Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
  27. The Absolute Value of Mike by Kathryn Erskin
  28. The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty Birney
  29. Just Grace and the Flower Girl Power by Charise Mericle Harper
  30. Cinderella Smith – the More the Merrier
  31. Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World by Candice Ransom
  32. The Lemonade War by Jaqueline Davies
  33. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
  34. The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
  35. Here Lies Linc by Delia Ray
  36. One Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath

Historical Fiction:

  1. Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit
  2. Hurricane Dancers by Margirite Engle
  3. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  4. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  5. Edison’s Gold by Geoff Watson
  6. Elephant Run by Roland Smith
  7. The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
  8. May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
  9. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite deAngeli
  10. The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
  11. Ranger’s Apprentice Book 1: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  12. Maggie Oliver by Valerie Hobbs
  13. The Doll Shop Downstairs by Yona Zeldis
  14. Cats in the Doll Shop by Yona Zeldis
  15. The Lions of Little Rock by Kristine Levine
  16. Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin
  17. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  18. The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty Birney

Magical Realism:

  1. Till Death Do Us Bark by Kate and M. Sarah Klise
  2. The Memory Bank by Carolyn Coman
  3. Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
  4. The Dragon of Cripple Creek By Troy Howell
  5. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznik
  6. The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
  7. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursa
  8. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
  9. The Humming Room by Ellen Potter
  10. The One and Only Ivan
  11. The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
  12. Middleworld by Jon and Pamela Voelkel
  13. Word Eater by Mary Amato


  1. Jacob’s Ladder by Brian Keaney
  2. Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. MacHale
  1. Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  1. George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  2. Boy by Roald Dahl
  3. Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
  4. The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
  5. 101 Doodle Definitions by Deborah Zemke
  6. 101 Things to do with Bacon by Eliza Cross
  7. 101 Ways to Become a Superhero…Or an Evil Genius! by Richard Horne
  8. 101 Things to Do Before You’re Old and Boring by Richard Horne
  9. The Twits by Roald Dahl
  10. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  11. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
  12. The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
  1. Five-Minute Crimebusters: Clever Mini-Mysteries by Stan Smith
  1. Bookspeak!: Poems about Book by Laura Purdie Salas
  2. The Singing Green by Eve Merriam
  3. POEM: A Caution to Everybody by Ogden Nash
  4. POEM (recording): The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  5. POEM (link): Clooney the Clown by  Shel Silverstein

12 thoughts on “Book Review List

  1. Hi Landon!
    I am thrilled to find you here. I think of the Rangers Apprentice series as adventure books, but they are set in an older time. I think the Charlie Thorne books are great too. They are contemporary and full of action. If you find yourself interested in King Arthur then make sure to check out the Dark is Rising series – five books my Susan Cooper. They are great!
    📚Happy Reading
    Mrs Eaves

  2. Hey mrs eaves I miss you I wonder if you have any recommendations of other action/adventure series/books

  3. Great Idea!!! Mrs. Eaves has a book called “Good Books, Good Times” that is poetry all about books. Some are funny and some are serious but they are all awesome! She included a poem from that book in one of her comments:

    “Books to the Ceiling”

    Books to the ceiling, books to the sky.
    My piles of books are a mile high.
    How I love them!
    How I need them!
    I’ll have snow white hair by the time I read them.

    Thank you for the great suggestion!!


  4. I love the categories. I wonder if you could recommend some poetry as well. I love poetry and am always looking for collections that might speak to older students. Thanks!

  5. Shouldn’t be a problem. It is a matter of copying/ pasting some html code from Shelfari into a widigit box in Edublogs. Will certainly help out! Might have to be via phone / computer for awhile…

  6. Hi thanks for your continued support. Matt and I were pretty psyched about shelfari. Not sure if can go on edublogs though. We have to keep exploring. You may hear our plea for help soon.

  7. Hi!
    Shelfari is an online resource to help visually organize your books. You can use it like the blog (any web browser). It creates a “shelf” you can then embed in the side bar of your blog. Not sure if it would help promote the blog, it might as people can read your reviews there if you chose to post them there too and you could refer them to your blog. I’ll try to find and post a link to an example soon.
    Philadelphia was great. You and your classmates work was very popular among the techy teachers! All were impressed at the amazing work you all did! Saw and learned lots…plenty to think about. I’ve not been reading enough and certainly not as much as you!!! 😀 Keep up the wonderful reviews!

  8. Hi Mrs. Wyman!!
    How was Philadelphia? Reading lots of books? Thanks for the suggestion for Shelfari. Is it only on Macs since its safari–>Shelfari, similar. But does Shelfari promote your blog or just organize it? Because I think that the tag cloud promoted it somehow. Thanks for commenting!! We haven’t had too many comments lately. I’ll look into shelfari!
    Happy summer!

  9. Sorry… That was supposed to say
    If you run into”techie trouble”, give me a shout…

  10. Hi! Happy summer filled with reading…
    The list of books you’ve been sharing is growing! The tag cloud looks good to (it appeals to me as a visual person). Just wondering if you’ve considered using another digital tool to track your reads…? Shelfari is the one that comes to mind, but I’m sure there are others too. Shelfari creates a virtual book self for your blog too. Don’t know if you need more “techie tools”, but figured I’d throw that idea out there! 🙂 If you run across any re ie trouble, give me a shout! I’m around.
    -Mrs. Wyman

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