Book Reviews for KIDS by KIDS

Introduction Ages 6-7 Ages 8–9 Ages 10–11 Ages 12+


Book Review Form


One of the best recommendations is "word of mouth," or in this case, word of pencil. Motivation to read is inspired by peers talking about books that they have enjoyed or think are awsome. Writing review, besides inspiring others to read, serves as an excellent writing activity.


Here is an opportunity for your students to join the peer reviews. Download the book review form or use your own. Share some examples of book reviews from the pages listed at the top. Then let your students join in the fun of recommending a favorite book to others. Send the reviews to EERC President Lynn Woodworth: and we will post them on these pages for others to enjoy.


Here are some suggestions for writing a good review:

     •  Make sure to list the title and author

     •  Explain a little of what the book is about and perhaps what genre (older students).

     •  List something special about the book

     •  Explain why you enjoyed the book

     •  Explain who you think would also enjoy reading this book. (If you like mysteries . . .)


The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall

This book is about a family that gets split up all going on different vacations. One group of sisters runs into all sorts of adventures with their crazy Aunt Clare. I like this book because it is light hearted and has realistic feelings of what the people in this family are going through.

Emma – Age 11

Warriors series by Erin Hunter

I love Warriors because it is adventure! In the first book Rusty, an ordinary house cat, bumps into a warrior apprentice while he is exploring the forest. You should see how he becomes the hero.

Autumn – Age 10

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

I think this book is very good because it is about adventure. It is also about survival. There once was a kid who was flying to his dad's because his mom and dad got a divorce. So when he was flying the pilot had a heart attack and they crashed. SO the boy had to learn how to survive in the wilderness and he has to go through many trials.

Lucien – Age 11

Escape from Mr. Lemmoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

I recommend this book because you feel like your in the library. You get to pretend you get to play games or watch T.V. and play along with the game on T.V. I think you would want to be in a library and check out books.

Jane – Age 8

Dragon Breath: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon

Peeple love dragons. I mean hoo dosint?! And it's funy!!! And bats. Big ones to.

Robert – Age 8

Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel

I like this book becuse it's really funny! The cat dues not like the bath becuse cats hate bath's!! After they dry the cat off it will be nis and dry and fuzzy.

Ella – Age 8