Holiday Gift-Giving: Kids’ Book Reviews, Part 2

Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester puts a lot of work into curating our children’s and teens’ selections—and our inspiration comes from listening to the ones who read these books!

When the events team hit the New England Independent Bookseller’s Association trade show last fall, we brought home a lot of really cool advance review copies of books to see what our younger readers wanted.  Today, we’re happy to share a few of the reviews we received back!

From Bekah G. and Vincent G., nine and eight years old years old respectively, we received back three reviews!

For Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans by Rusel Ginns, Bekah says, “It was mysteriously cool.  I liked the magtrain best for their transportation. I can’t wait for the next book. Also when Sam tricked the RAIN by using a different umbrella, I thought real umbrella was lost for good!” (There is a great picture of a surprised sun in the margin!) Bekah says someone who likes this book might also like, Cam Janson, A-Z Mysteries, Encyclopedia Brown, and Nancy Drew.

Bekah also read Cooking Class by Deanna F. Cook, and says, “There were a lot of cool tricks, recipes, and ideas I want to try. Me and my mom tried the popcorn balls for a school fundraiser: a lot were sold! They were most definitely delicious for my friends!”

Vincent read The Riot Brothers by Mary Amato, and said, “It has a lot of good advice (that’s funny).” He particularly points out from the book, “Every once in a while, let grown-ups think they’re right.”  Vincent suggests fans of Jedi Academy would like this book.

Thank you so much Bekah and Vincent for your great reviews!

So if you’ve got a growing reader who needs some books this year, we have these featured titles (and the comparable titles) in stock and ready for you to bring home to wrap.


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