Invasion of the Overworld – Mark Cheverton – #1
Gameknight999 , Video Game / July 1, 2019

Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, but above all else he loved to grief–to intentionally ruin the gaming experience for other users. When one of his father’s inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure inside a digital world. What will happen if he’s killed? Will he respawn? Die in real life? Stuck in the game, Gameknight discovers Minecraft’s best-kept secret, something not even the game’s programmers realize: the creatures within the game are alive! He will have to stay one step ahead of the sharp claws of zombies and pointed fangs of spiders, but he’ll also have to learn to make friends and work as part of a team to have any chance of surviving the Minecraft war his arrival has started. This action-packed tribute to the worldwide computer game phenomenon is a runaway publishing smash and the perfect companion for Minecraft fans of all ages. (Description taken from the book: Invasion of the Overworld. Story — Violence/Scariness — Some Minecraft violence, there are zombies skeletons and giant spiders (but are made out of blocks). Language — Gameknight trolls some people in Minecraft and gets called butthead and you suck, suck and idiot is said…

One Smart Cookie (Hally) – Susan Cappadonia Love – #1

Can a tiny piece of paper tucked inside a fortune cookie really predict what the future holds? Just ask Hally. She has plenty of experience in the fortune cookie department. Every year on the night before the very first day of school, Hally and her best friend go with their families to the Lucky Wow Restaurant. And every year the words on Hally’s fortunes spell trouble. But Hally is 100% absolutely sure, no-doubt-about-it-positive that fourth grade is going to be her best year yet. That is, until she cracks open the cookie and reads: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem. Which makes her nervous, since “things” were just too good to be true. Suddenly she’s faced with her worst fear. Her best friend is jealous of Hally’s surprising new friend (and you won’t believe who it is). And if she doesn’t get a good grade on an impossibly hard assignment, she won’t be going on the school field trip (SOS!). “Things” are going from bad to worse. Is this how the cookie crumbles? Or is good fortune in her future? (Description taken from the book: One Smart Cookie. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Some name calling. Sex/Love —…

Sleepover Sleuths – Carolyn Keene – #1

Nancy and her two best friends, George and Bess, are so excited! They have been invited to Deirdre’s sleepover party! There will be pizza, cake, and even a pajama fashion show. But the most exciting thing is that the party has a City Girls doll theme. All of the guests are bringing their dolls with them! But then Deirdre’s City Girls doll–Hollywood Heather–goes missing. Is her sleepover ruined? Or is there a detective in the room who can make sense of this mystery? (Description taken from the book: Sleepover Sleuths. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Characters say Omigosh twice, there are a couple arguments, someone says put a sock in it, Cassidy calls a character a meanie. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Sleepover Sleuths Author — Carolyn Keene Series — Nancy Drew and The Clue Crew Book in Series — #1 Pages — 82 Publishing Date — 2006 Publisher — Simon & Schuster Inc. How to Get Sleepover Sleuths — Amazon-SleepoverSleuths *The more stars the better. d

Click’d – Tamara Ireland Stone – #1
Click'd , Realistic Fiction / April 29, 2019

Allie Navarro can’t wait to show her best friends the app she built at CodeGirls summer camp. Click’d pairs users based on common interests and sends them on a fun (and occasionally rule-breaking) scavenger hunt to find each other. And it’s a hit. By the second day of school, everyone is talking about Click’d. Watching her app go viral is amazing. Leaderboards are filling up! Everyone’s making new friends. And with all the data Allie is collecting, she has an even better shot at beating her archenemy, Nathan, at the upcoming youth coding competition. But when Allie discovers a glitch that threatens to expose everyone’s secrets, she has to figure out how to make things right, even if that means sharing the computer lab with Nathan. Can Allie fix her app, stop it from doing any more damage, and win back the friends it hurt–all before she steps onstage to present Click’d to the judges? (Description taken from the book: Click’d. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Some yelling. Sex/Love — Some crushes, a secret crush gets revealed, there is a picture of someone in their underwear (not a picture in the book, just mentions one). Drugs/Alcohol — N/A…

Mars Evacuees – Sophia McDougall – #1
Mars Evacuees , Science Fiction / April 23, 2019

The fact that someone had decided that I would be safer on Mars, where you could still only sort of breathe the air, and sort of not get sunburned to death, was a sign that the war with the aliens was not going fantastically well. I was worried that I was about to be told that my mother’s spacefighter had been shot down, so when I found out that I was being evacuated to Mars, I was pretty calm. And, despite everything that happened to me and my friends afterward, I’d do it all again. Because until you have been chased by invisible aliens, befriended a robot goldfish, and tried to save the galaxy, I don’t think you can say that you’ve really lived. If the same thing happens to you, here’s my advice: always carry duct tape. (Description taken from the book: Mars Evacuees. Story — Violence — Some mild injuries, a broken arm, there is a war against aliens, people fight when all the adults leave, there are dead alien bodies. Language — Characters say damn, hell, bloody, shut up, God, Christ, and bastard throughout the book. Sex/Love — Kids talk about how aliens have five sexes and…

Voyage with the Vikings – Marianne Hering & Paul McCusker – #1

Mr. Whittaker, a kind but mysterious inventor, has sent cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland through the Imagination Station. It’s year 1000, and they meet Viking Erik the Red, who is angry about the new God. Mr. Whittaker wants the cousins to find a Sunstone, but what does one look like? And what does it have to do with the mysterious letter found in the inventor’s workshop? Most important, can Patrick and Beth find a Sunstone before Erik’s sone Leif sails away with the Imagination Station on board his ship? (Description taken from the book: Voyage with the Vikings. Story — Violence/Scariness — Eric The Red swings his sword at Patrick. Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Voyage with the Vikings Author — Marianne Hering & Paul McCusker Series — The Imagination Station Book in Series — #1 Pages — 108 Publishing Date — 2010 Publisher — Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. How to Get Voyage with the Vikings — Amazon-VoyageWithTheVikings *The more stars the better.

Recruit – Chris Bradford – #1

Teenage kickboxing champion Connor Reeves is determined to do his father, a former special forces soldier, proud. Recruited into the ranks of a top-secret young bodyguard squad known as Guardian, Connor trains in surveillance, anti-ambush exercises, hostage survival and unarmed combat. Whatever it takes to prepare him for the dangerous missions ahead. But nothing can prepare Connor for his first assignment when the US president summons him to protect the First Daughter. For not even the Secret Service knows that a terrorist sleeper cell has been activated in America. Its mission: to take the president’s daughter hostage. (Description taken from the book: Recruit. Story — Violence/Scariness — Very descriptive fighting, Connor gets stabbed, grenades, shooting, bomb disguised as dead dog, bombs exploding, war zone, someone died from hitting his head on the windshield, another person died in war zone, someone bled from getting shot. Language — Sex/Love — Connor and Alicia dance, no one says anything but it’s obvious that Connor has a crush on Charley (another girl from the bodyguard training center). Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Recruit Author — Chris Bradford Series — The Bodyguard Series Book in Series — #1 Pages — 250 Publishing Date…