Student Book Reviews: What Kids Really Want to Read This Spring

The students have spoken!  Our young reviewers are back to share their thoughts on some of their favorite titles this spring. 

Check out this collection of treasured books and see what kids really have to say about them.

Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor by Ally Carter


“I love this book from the characters to the secrets. This exhilarating story is outstanding to read for many ages. I can’t stop reading. This book is humorous and has many great characters, but also has an exciting mystery to be solved.” —Riddhi N.


Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

Prairie Lotus

“Throughout the book, the reader can experience what it was like living in 1880 as a young Asian girl. Between inequality and historical education, this book has it all. I highly recommend this to young readers who seek historical knowledge.” —Siroos P.


Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Shouting at the Rain

“Shouting at the Rain is about a girl named Delsie. She doesn’t know where her mom is, and she has never met her dad. Then her old friend Brandy starts hanging out with a mean girl named Tessa who makes Delsie feel bad. She makes fun of Delsie’s love of the weather and her bare feet. Later in the story, Delsie meets Ronan, a loyal friend. They go on exciting adventures together and find out what being family really means.” —Eden


Awesome Dog 5000 by Justin Dean

Awesome Dog 5000

“Awesome Dog 5000 is a very funny-action packed book. It has an amazing plot, with the right touches at the right moment. I can’t think of anything bad about this book! No matter what your reading tastes are, you’ll like it.” —Cayden K. 


96 Miles by J. L. Esplin

96 Miles

“You should read this book because it has a lot of suspense. I would give this book five stars because I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next. I would recommend this book if you are in the mood for an adventure. My favorite character in the book was Cleverly because she always looked out for everyone.” —Kinsey M.

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