Kids Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from kids in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published.
5: Hard to imagine a better book
4: Better than most
2: Needs work
1: How did it ever get published?
Abouet, Marguerite and Mathieu Sapin. Akissi: Tales of Mischief.
“This is a graphic novel that really grabbed my attention immediately! The book also gave a little common sense too! At one point Akissi ( the little girl) gets lice and in one point she gets worms! It was a really hilarious story that I loved! The only downside is that ( besides from the chapters where she got lice and got worms) the book needed WAY more excitement in every part. And ( this is just my opinion) but I felt the ending could’ve been a bit better. I thought it was funny and some parts and that the characters very well went with the story line. I loved the setting they chose for the book. It was an interesting read because ( I feel) that usually graphic novels don’t usually have this type of ( almost) feel to them. 🙃😕😐😑😶”
-Ella, Grade 4
Allen, Elise. Twinchantment.
“I really like this book because I think it’s well written, has really great characters, and I like the setting. I like how in the end one paragraph makes the whole book make sense, and everything clicks into place. I like how much logic is worked into the plot, and I like that it’s very unique and original. It’s possibly one of the best books I’ve ever read. I would definitely recommend this book.”
-Natalie, Grade 6
Patterson, James and Chris Grabenstein. Katt vs. Dogg.
“Sworn enemies are trapped together in a forest will they work together to survive.”
-Rin, Grade 3