Monday, June 29, 2015

Squish the Amoeba series by Jennifer L. Holmes

The Squish series is about an amoeba named Squish who has to solve a problem in each book.  In the first book, he has to save his best friend Peggy from being eaten by a bigger amoeba named Linus.  In another book, Squish wants to have a new year and be cool, but he finds out that the cool kids aren't what he is hoping.  And in another book, Squish makes a friend at swim camp but doesn't think his new friend's jokes are all that funny.

There are six books in the Squish series so far.

I think the Squish books are really funny.  My favorite part of the Squish books is that he is a blob without legs and arms, but he wears regular clothes and can hold stuff!  A really cool fact that I noticed is that the Squish's hat changes to show the mood he is in.  I really hope the Squish series continues.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jedi Academy Series by Jeffrey Brown

The Jedi Academy books are about a kid name Roan whose dream is to go to flight school.  One day, he gets a letter that tells him he didn't get into flight school.  He thinks his life is ruined and he'll have to go to plant school and be stuck on Tatooine for the rest of his life.  Then, Master Yoda sends him a letter that invites him to Jedi Academy!  These books tell about the adventures that Roan has at Jedi Academy.

In the first book, Roan tries to fit into Jedi Academy and learn to use the force, but he's having a lot of trouble.  In the second book, Roan has a lot of new problems at Jedi Academy and two of his best friends aren't even talking to him.  There is a third book coming out soon!

I like these books because they are a combination of story and comment, and it is like Roan is writing the story in his notebook.  I also like these books because Roan has a lot of cool, funny adventures.  I like that there are some of the regular Star Wars characters but Roan and his friends were made up for these books.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DC Super Heroes Origami by John Montroll

DC Super Heroes Origami 46 Folding Projects for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and More! by John Montroll is a preview copy from NetGalley.

This book teaches you how to make origami with different DC superhero patterns.  Some of the patterns are the Riddler's cane, a Batarang, Wonder Woman's invisible jet, Superdog, and lots more.  There is also special paper to make all of your favorite DC superhero characters!  My favorite one is the Batarang because you fold it so many times, it gets thick enough to throw.

I like this book because I like folding origami but I didn't know to fold superheroes before.  This book taught me how to make lots of new patterns.  I think that kids who like to do crafts would like this book and kids who like superheroes might like to learn something new to make.