Children from the Richmond library review books for the summer club

Richmond Public Library’s Kids’ Summer Reading Club encourages children to read throughout the summer

As part of the Summer Reading Club, each year we encourage children to let us know what they think of the books they read by writing book reviews, and multiple reviews are selected to be published in the Richmond News all summer long. Here is a selection of reviews we have received.

Book title: Cheese is yours
Book Author: Alexis Deacon
Reviewed by: Clinton
Age of the child: 7

Book Summary: A rat finds a large block of cheese. Then many rats try to get his cheese. They started fighting over the cheese. Eventually they set up a table to share the cheese.

Book Review: I like this book because the story is really crazy.

Book Title: Fairy Tale Science: Discover 25 Classic Tales Through Hands-On Experiments
Author: Sarah Albee
Reviewed by: Emily
Age of the child: 7


Book summary: The book is about the science behind things in history. It also tells you what might have been in the poison apple that Snow White ate.

Book Review: I like this book because it’s about fairy tales and science and I like both of those things.

Book Title: Making Friends
Book Author: Kristen Gudsnuk
Reviewed by: Devashree
Age of the child: 11


Book Summary: This book is about a girl named Danielle (Dany for short). Dany is now in seventh grade and very lonely. Her friends are in different classes and she can’t find a good friend. But things take a turn when she inherits from her great aunt a magical drawing book with pages that draw things. She makes Madison her new best friend and things are going great. But when she draws Neptune, her favorite TV character, she realizes she needs to learn how to make real friends. This story is amazing!

Book Review: I like this book because it’s funny, relatable and exciting. You also learn about the true value of friendship, which I think is great!

Book Title: Into the Wild
Book Author: Erin Hunter
Reviewed by: Graham
Age of the child: 11


Book Summary: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter is a suspenseful, mysterious, heroic first book in the Warriors series. The adventures begin when a common house cat named Rusty ventures into a nearby forest and joins one of the four warrior clans. This 2003 book is 272 action-packed pages, perfect for cat lovers and bookworms aged 10+. The stories, now spanning seven unique series, follow the warrior cats in gripping novels averaging 300 pages per book. Find yourself unable to tear yourself away from the enchanting pages of these amazing novels and who knows, you might become a Warriors fanatic!

Book Review: I enjoy this incredible series so much that I read a little of these books every day for their intrigue, suspense and unique characters. As a cat lover, it helps add an extra layer of interest to these posts. Erin Hunter has branched out into Survivors, a series for dog enthusiasts, a bear adventure set in Canada called Seekers, Bravelands, a series of books about safari animals, and most recently Bamboo Kingdom, which I haven’t seen in stores yet.

More than 3,600 children are participating in the Richmond Public Library’s Kids’ Summer Reading Club this year. This free program encourages children to read throughout the summer and helps maintain or even improve their reading skills. Children can track their reading and collect stickers. not registered yet? It is not too late! Visit any RPL branch to pick up your reading brochure. For more information, visit the library’s website at or call 604-231-6412

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