Category Archives: 7-10 years of age

Guest Review: Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic by Mark Tatulli

Age Range: 7 – 12 years Series: Amp! Comics for Kids Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (October 1, 2013) ISBN-10: 1449435483 Source: Publisher Today, I’m excited to welcome my youngest son, Justin (8), for a guest review! He’s only reviewed a few books for me but, as he gets older, he’s interested in […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: Guys Read: Other Worlds by Jon Scieszka

Tales of a (formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my oldest son John,  a formerly reluctant reader) discusses books that he thinks other reluctant readers (former or not) will enjoy!  Today’s book is Guys Read: Other Worlds : Age Range: 8 and up Grade Level: 3 – 7 Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Walden […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: The Fellowship for Alien Detection by Kevin Emerson

Tales of a (formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my thirteen year old son, John (a formerly reluctant reader) shares this thoughts on books geared toward reluctant readers. The review below is entirely his own with no alterations other than corrections in spelling. Age Range: 8 and up Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Walden […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: I Have Opinions

Typically, this feature is reserved for my formerly reluctant reader son, John-John, to discuss books that he’s read recently. Specifically, books that he believes will appeal to reluctant readers. Instead, I’m turning over the blog today to John-John so he can discuss some issues he’s been having with books and the opinions he’s aching to […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: Star Wars, Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my twelve year old son, a formerly reluctant reader, reviews a book he particularly enjoyed! These words are his own and in no way influenced by his mother Reading level: Ages 7 and up Hardcover: 96 pages Publisher: DK CHILDREN (August 15, 2011) ISBN-10: 0756686911 Source: Publisher We […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: The Capstone Edition!

  Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my eleven-year-old son, John, reviews books as a formerly reluctant reader. He gives his opinion of the book, detailing why he thinks this book would be good for reluctant readers. In this edition of Tales of A (Formerly) Reluctant Reader, John reviews several […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: The Mistaken Masterpiece by Michael D. Beil

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my eleven-year-old son, John, reviews books as a formerly reluctant reader. He gives his opinion of the book, detailing why he thinks this book would be good for reluctant readers. Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Hi everyone! John here!  I know it’s been a while (Mom says months!) since I’ve posted anything.  The thing is, I’ve been enjoying so many books lately that I don’t have the time to review them.  Plus, now that I’m in the 5th grade, just months away from middle-school, I’m really working hard on my […]

Review: Harry Potter-Film Wizardry by Brian Sibley

Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Collins Design (October 19, 2010) ISBN-10: 0061997811 Source: Publisher Looking for the perfect book for a Harry Potter fan? Harry Potter Film Wizardry is without a doubt the perfect gift! Get a glimpse inside the world of Harry Potter, one never seen before! The book opens up with statements by Daniel […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: The Adventures of Ook and Gluk by Dav Pilkey

Ook & Gluk are two cavemen who live in a town called Caveland, OH. It is the year 500,0001 BC.  They are normal boys who get in trouble, especially with Big Chief Goppernopper.  One day, an evil corporation lead by J.P. Goppernopper (the Chief’s relative from the future) is discovered trying to steal Caveland’s important […]