The Week in Reviews: ReadLove Recap For the Week Beginning July 21st

It’s been a busy week at ReadLove ! If you’ve been busy, too, then here’s what you missed! 

Remember to CLICK on the IMAGE beside any recap below to read the FULL post.

 

Monday:

DVD Giveaway: When Calls The Heart: Lost & Foundwhen_calls_the_heart_lost_and_found

 

I’ve got one copy of this beautiful DVD I rated 5-hearts give away.

But, hurry!

Giveaway Ends Sunday, July 27th at 11:59 pm ET

 

 

Tuesday:TheGreatGreeneHeist

Kids Corner: The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

4 Hearts - Final

 

 

4 of 5 hearts. A Charismatic Con Leads a Mad Middle School Caper. In Varian Johnson’s The Great Greene Heist, Jackson Greene’s real life exploits are things of which middle school boys dream. Readers who like mystery, suspense, and humor, with a dash of comeuppance, will gobble this up. And when they’ve finished and seen the whole design come to fruition, they’ll want to read it again!

Wednesday:Get Lost, Odysseus

Kids Corner: Get Lost, Odysseus! by Kate McMullan

4 Hearts - Final

 

 

4 of 5 hearts. A Funny, Faithful Modern Distillation of The Odyssey. With her Myth-O-Mania series, Kate McMullan’s Get Lost, Odysseus! makes ancient Greek myth accessible. In this tenth volume, Hades relates Odysseus’ tumultuous ten year return trip home from the Trojan War. Hand these tales to fans of Rick Riordan who want to continue to explore the myths — and the gods — that inspired the series they love.

 

Thursday:Frostborn

Kids Corner: Frostborn by Lou Anders

4.5 Hearts - Final

 

 

4.5 of 5 hearts. A Delightful Fantasy That Will Entertain and Inspire. Frostborn lies in a literary sweet spot — the gap between middle grade and young adult. Within its pages, kids aged 10 to 14 will find a perfect introduction to the fantasy/adventure genre, one with just the right mix of humor, suspense, and adventure. Lou Anders’ Norse-influenced work couldn’t be released at a better time. The popularity of Disney’s Frozen should make picking up this book feel natural!

Friday:I Need A New Butt

Picture Pages: I Need a New Butt by Dawn McMillan

4 Hearts - Final

 

 

4 of 5 hearts. An Offbeat, Funny Picture Book About Butts! I Need a New Butt isn’t for the uptight. But let’s face it, little kids never shy away from a bit of low humor. As they follow the story and take in all the details in the illustrations, they’ll giggle with glee. And likely talk your ear off dreaming up even more possibilities for alternate butts! That is, when they aren’t asking you to “Read it again!” 

 

Saturday:Lawless

Kids Corner: Lawless by Jeffrey Salane

3 Hearts - Final

 

 

3 of 5 hearts. An Intriguing Beginning That Never Quite Takes Off. Lawless is the kind of book I just wanted so badly to like. While it’s not without merit, there were too many unanswered questions. Too many times where things just didn’t make sense. Though I can’t say that Lawless was a dizzying tale of action and intrigue, it did leave me dizzy.

 

 

And that’s everything that happened on ReadLove this week. See you next week!

Until then, I’d love it if you shared a bit about your week in the comments!

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