Category Archives: Tales of A (Formerly) Reluctant Reader

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 […]

Mx3 Review: Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy

Today I’m pleased to welcome my thirteen-year-old son, John, for a guest review. As you may have seen my seven-year-old, Justin, reviewed a book earlier this week. Of course his older brother had to get in on the action! The review that follows is John’s in its entirety. Reading level: Ages 8 and up Hardcover: […]

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 […]

Frightful Friday-Guys Read: Thriller, Edited by John Scieszka

Frightful Friday is a weekly meme in which I feature a particularly scary or chilling book that I’ve read that week. Feel free to grab the button & join in! Since my twelve-year-old son John & I are doing a joint review of this book, this is a very special Frightful Friday!  As many of […]

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 […]

Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader: Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys: The Rat Brain Fiasco by Julie Gardner Berry

  Tales of a (Formerly) Reluctant Reader is a feature in which my eleven-year-old son, John, reviews books geared toward reluctant readers.  Reading level: Ages 9-12 Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (August 12, 2010) ISBN-10: 0448453592 Source: Publisher Cody Mack is used to getting into trouble.  The principal’s office is his second home. […]