Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tomo--Christian Manga

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I was looking for a "different" kind of Japanese manga. I stumbled onto "Tomo", which is about a girl that is from Japan but lives in the US with her grandfather in San Francisco.

She is trained in martial arts, and her grandfather is a martial arts master. Creatures from another world are after a sword. Tomo has the sword. But, who is Tomo? You'll just have to read it!

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The second book is called "My Double-Edged Life". In this one we find out more about the creatures from the first book, and how Tomo is able to protect the sword. But, again...who is Tomo?

You have to read them to find out!!

I recommend this series to readers who like fantasy/action manga and ages 10 and up. I give "Tomo" four out of five bookmarks because the books have lots of good stuff in them, no bad stuff, and lots of action, which I like!

See you in the funny pages!

Book Kid

Time2Fly--Christian Manga Series

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I love to read manga, but my mom worries about me reading bad stuff. So when I found these, I thought, "Hey, we both win!"

"Time2Fly" is about Laurel. She is the only "normal" person in her family. Her little brother has best selling books. Her dad is a renowned scientist. And her mom is a brain surgeon.

She is upset that she is normal and wishes that her whole family was normal. But when her dad gets captured by Darchon, Laurel is forced to join up with some robotic flies and go back in time to save her dad.

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"Turtle Trouble" continues the story, but now Laurel has to protect Benjamin Franklin...I'm not making this stuff up!
These are pretty good. I wish they had a little more action and excitement. But they have good storylines and the villains aren't bad, for what you can come up with to fight robotic flies, that is!

I would recommend this series for anyone who is looking for alternative manga that is clean, and for ages 8 and up. I give "Time2fly" 3 out of five bookmarks...because I crave more action!

See you in the funny pages!

Book Kid

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

One of my favorite shows

even though this one is in Japanese!

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Book Kid

Beyond the Deep Woods: Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

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I love fantasy books and this one is good. But if you do not like sad stories, you might want to skip this one.

It gets better, but there's a lot of sad stuff in it.

This book is about a boy named Twig. He thinks he's a wood troll, but he finds out he's really not. He doesn't know who or what he really is.

He "accidentally" strays from the path that's safe, and wanders off into The Deep Woods, where he meets some new friends, encounters some hidden dangers, and comes face to face with some REALLY. BAD. GOBLINS.

At the end, he meets...oh, never mind! You don't really want me to tell, do you??

"The Deep Woods" has some scary scenes, if you want to call them that. I prefer to call them intense. But for little children, they might be too scary. I recommend this series for age 10 and up (my mom even likes these books!).

I give "The Deep Woods" four out of five bookmarks. Watch for my review of book #2 coming soon!

See you in the funny pages!

Book Kid

Monday, September 24, 2007

Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

"Skullduggery Pleasant" is a good teenaged read! It isn't really for younger kids, because there is some mild language and some scary parts.

It has heroes, action, and adventure...all the things I love. And of course, some very powerful villians.

Skullduggery Pleasant is the main character's name...and he's a skeleton with personality! He's a skeleton, magician, and detective who packs a gun.

He meets up with this girl named Stephanie, while she is trying to find out if she has inherited any magical powers from her grandfather.

Skullduggery and his friends have to defeat the evil Serpine before he gets to the book of names. If he doesn't, Serpine will take control of every person in the magical world.

Do they get there in time? What kinds of wild characters will they have to fight? How does it all turn out? And does Stephanie have magical abilities, or is she just like us?

This is the first in a series, so I'm eager for more:-) I give "Skullduggery Pleasant" four bookmarks out of five...because of the language...without that, it might have been just perfect:-)

See you in the funny pages!

Book Kid

Sunday, September 23, 2007

My Mom Wants Me to Fall Into Reading With Her...

So I am!

Here's my list:

Edge Chronicles series

Artemis Fowl series

Charlie Bone series--1st one is done!

Bill the Warthog series

The Manga Bible

Time To Fly (Christian Manga)

Tomo (Christian Manga)

I might add more later. But I have homework, and my mom says I gotta do it.

To join this challenge, click here

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Book Kid

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Welcome to Book Kid Reviews!


My name is Book Kid (my mom won't let me tell you my real name--she's protective like that)!

My mom is Deena and she reviews books at A Peek At My Bookshelf and she is really good at it.

So I'm gonna review the books I like and that I think kids should read. Of course, if you're like my mom, you're gonna wanna read them, too!

I'm still in school, and have lots of homework, so check back every day, 'cause you never know when I'm going to post a review.

See you in the funny pages!

Book Kid