Children’s Review: The Neil Flambe Series

Available now:The Neil Flambé Capers Collection: Neil Flambé and the Marco Polo Murders; Neil Flambé and the Aztec Abduction; Neil Flambé and the Crusader’s Curse; … the Tokyo Treasure (The Neil Flambe Capers) ****3/5 stars A famous teenage chef  – with a super-sensitive nose – helps police solve murders. Recommended readers: Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7 (probably best for grades 4+) Did you like plot in Ratatouille, … Continue reading Children’s Review: The Neil Flambe Series

Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8

Available now: Dork Diaries Book 8: Tales from a Note-So-Happily Ever After ****4/5 stars There’s nothing like jumping into the mind of teenager Nikki Maxwell – and taking a ride through her dorky, accident-prone life. With a dose of entertaining teenage melodramatics, it’s the the girl-version of Diary of a Wimpy  Kid. Recommended readers: Girls Ages 8-12, Grades 3-7 Did you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid but want … Continue reading Children’s Review: Dork Diaries 8