Tag Archive: humor


The Talent Show

The Talent Show, by Dan Gutman

Reviewed by Natty

I read The Talent Show, by Dan Gutman. This book was very funny and interesting. The town of Cape Bluff, Kansas has been hit by a tornado. They are going to raise money by putting on a talent show. There are many different acts. It is a great book.

The Homework Machine

The Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman [teen fiction, J fiction, 7th grade reading list]

Reviewed by Natalie

I just finished the book The Homework Machine, by Dan Gutman. The Homework Machine is about a homework machine that creates all these problems when four kids (Judy, Sam, Kelsey, and Brenton) use a homework machine that does their homework for them. There’s a snitch in their foursome that makes a call to the police and tells the school newspaper! What will happen with “Belch” (the homework machine) and will this foursome get caught? You’ll have to read to find out!

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How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Daniel

I read How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell. It is about a young boy who tries to prove to his Viking father that he is a good Viking. I really enjoyed this funny book.

No More Dead Dogs

No More Dead Dogs, By Gordon Korman [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Daniel

This book is about a young boy who protests against the drama club, saying they can’t let the dog die in the play. I really enjoyed this book.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal (#1), by Jeff Kinney [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Daniel

I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal (#1), by Jeff Kinney. This funny book is in the perspective of a kid who thinks his life stinks because of his evil brother. I enjoyed this book.

Twice Upon a Marigold

Twice Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Kaitlyn, age 12

Twice Upon a Marigold is the sequel to Once Upon a Marigold.  Queen Olympia is back and more evil than ever.  The king is accused of treason and sentenced to be hanged.  Marigold calls on many wizard friends but only one replies with what she wants.  But Wendell the wizard is old and has lost his touch.  This is another wonderful short read (304 pages) that I would recommend for anyone 11 or older.

Once Upon a Marigold

Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Kaitlyn, age 12

Once Upon a Marigold is funny, romantic, and suspenseful.  This book includes a boy named Christian who lives with a forest troll named Ed.  As he grows older, Christian begins to fall in love with the princess marigold of Beauverage, the kingdom across the river.  Queen Olympia of Beauverage, Marigold’s mother, is plotting to exterminate Marigold and King Switherbert, so that she can be sole ruler.  The plot takes a little while to speed up, but when it does, Once Upon a Marigold is an overall great short read (272 pages).