Book Review Winners Week 6

Posted on July 17, 2014 by


The Juneau Public Libraries received 50 different book reviews from 21 different young readers under the age of 18. Here is a summary from the top book reviews from this week’s winners.

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From the Mendenhall Valley Library

Sven Rasmussen, age 9, a gift certificate to the Amazing Bookstore and a toy from the Imagination Station for his review of Jupiter by Simon Seymour. “One fascinating part of this book is that Jupiter has a hiderjen [sic hydrogen] sea.”

Leif Torgerson, age 9, a water bottle from Nugget Alaskan Outfitter for his review of Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs. “One fascinating part of this book is that it takes place on Admiralty Island.”

Sarah Wilkinson, age 6, a gift certificate to Hearthside Books for her review of Tip Toe Joe by Ginger Foglesong Gibson. “One fascinating part of this book is when the moose wears glasses and when the bunny had a short on.”

Joy Wilkinson, age 6, a gift certificate to Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor for her review of The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain. “One fascinating part of this book is the spooky tree and when the three bears dare to go in the spooky tree.”

From the Downtown Library

Chloe Malander, age 12, a Mount Roberts Tram pass for her review of A Cat’s Body by Joanna Cole. “One fascinating part about this book is when it shows the cutest pictures about kittens paws and ears.”

Hannah Malander, age 12, a Mount Roberts Tram pass for her review of Best of Friends by Susan Walley. “One fascinating part of this book is that she forgave the girl after she was so mean to her.”

Lily Malander, age 10, a Mount Roberts Tram pass for her review of Hallie’s Horrible Handwriting by Valerie Tripp and Joy ALlen. “One fascinating part of this book is that she does not give up.”

Ryver Kuhnert, age 9, a gift certificate to the Alaskan Fudge Company for their review of The Tale of Desperaux: the Graphic Novel by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Matt Smith . “One fascinating part of this book is Despereaux frees the princess from the rats.”

From the Douglas Library

Norah Graham, age 6.5, a gift certificate to Rainbow Foods for her review of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. “One fascinating part of the this book is he actually does like green eggs and ham. I learned to remember to take a ‘No thank you bite’.”

Kayla Kohlhase, age 12, jewelry from the Juneau Artists’ Gallery Thyes Designs for her review of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. “This is my favorite part of the book: ‘After that we truned on the TV for a little while, but could not find anything to watch so I grabbed an imperial affliction of the bedside table and brought it back and he read to me. Mothers glass eye turned to me, he began, as he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once’.”

Eddy Schwarz, age 3, a pirate hat from Brown Boots Costume Co. for his review of The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson. “One fascinating part of the this book is 100 chickens escape and go crazy! One fo them wiggles his butt in the air! Then Peg sings ‘Picking up chickens, 1-2-3, I’ve got chickens all over me’.”

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