Kid Picks

When a young reader from our Children's Book Clubs really likes a book, we have them fill out review card. Here's where you can find all those non-employee kids' picks!

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Unstoppable Octobia May By Sharon G. Flake Cover Image
UNAVAILABLE-Possible Reasons: Backordered, Out-of-Stock, or Out-of-Print (But email us to search for a copy.)
ISBN: 9780545609623
Published: Scholastic Press - September 29th, 2015

Kid: April, age 12

Review: I enjoyed "Octobia May" because it is an exciting adventure about a girl who suspects a vampire lives in room 204 of her aunt's apartment building. Octobia May solves this mystery with her unshuttable mouth and excitement to go places. I would definitely recommend this book to you if you enjoy an intriguing but mellow mystery.

Kid: Lucy, age 12

Review: Unstoppable Octobia May is a mystery set in the 1950s. It is full of unexpected twists and turns. Octobia May lives at her aunt's house and is convinced that one of the other residents is a vampire. Later, in the book she discovers she was right to be suspicious...  I recommend this book for ages 7 to 12.

Kid: Ashania, age 14

Review: I felt like this book was confusing but very interesting for a mystery. It made the vampire tale in the beginning seem so real, but also the deeper story with the 1950s made you think about how life was in the past. The book had a lot of twists with different emotions and sense.

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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338143591
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

Kid: Caroline, age 10

Review: I like Mac B Kid Spy becuase it is funny and has lots of good pictures. My favorite part was when Mac realized hat a spoon was missing and not the crown. I would recommend this book to people.

Kid: Zoe, age 12

Review: The book Mac B. Kid Spy by Mac Barnett is a book I can say I genuinely enjoyed, with a cute original story and fun illustrations, it seemed to me like something that would really interest young readers and catch their eye. Mac B. is a kid spy that gets tasked with finding the stolen crown jewels for the Queen of England. Mac B. a boy from California was a real fish out of water on his trip to meet the queen in England, I wont give away any spoilers but the ending was quite satisfactory.

Kid: April, age 11

Review: I enjoyed Mac B. Mac B. Kid Spy was an extremely funny book which will inspire you to be creative and imagine the impossible. It is amazing ifyou prefer smaller books with a nice adventure to big thick books. Mac B. is an adventuruous and interesting book.

Loot By Jude Watson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545468039
Availability: NOT ON HAND, but usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 26th, 2015

Kid: April, age 11

Review: I liked Loot because it is such an adventurous and amazing book all at the same time. This book shows a lot of team work hope confidence I would recommend it to anyone who likes excitement action and adventure. Loot is an awesome book believe me you will fly by it before you know it.