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Kids Books: Anastasia's Newest Picks

By Thismomloves @ThisMomLoves
My nine year old niece "Anastasia" (her self-chosen pseudonym) has both the honour and the responsibility of reading and reviewing books that come my way which are geared to kids in her age bracket. Here she shares a few of her recent favourites:
Bless This Mouse by Lois Lowry
Summary: Hildegarde, a mouse, sent all of the mice to the church cemetery in fear of the Great X. However, Hildegarde figures out  a way to stop it from happening. When they enter the church, the blessing of the animals has begun and Hildegarde, after saving a friend, gets saved as well.
Favourite Part: I liked the part when Hildegarde is blessed by the priest.
Non-Favourite Part: I did not like when the mouse friend is trapped! It was scary!
Age group: I think this book is for 7 to 11 year olds.
(This Mom's note: Who doesn't love Lois Lowry? Sure, she's written some classics, but when I was a kid I devoured her Anastasia series. I bought them with my own money and read them over and over. They rank right up there for me with The Babysitters' Club, Nancy Drew Files, and Sweet Valley High.)
World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky
World Without Fish
World Without Fish is abook that inspired me to help stop overfishing and pollution as much as I could. It gives a detailed look at what could happen if we stop caring for our planet. I recommend this book for kids 10 and up. If you care about our planet, then World Without Fish is perfect for you!
From the publisher: Written by a master storyteller, World Without Fish connects all the dots—biology, economics, evolution, politics, climate, history, culture, food, and nutrition—in a way that kids can really understand.
World Without Fish tells kids exactly what they can do: Find out where those fish sticks come from. Tell your parents what’s good to buy, and what’s not. Ask the waiter if the fish on the menu is line-caught. And follow simple rules: Use less plastic, and never eat endangered fish like bluefin tuna.
Trouble at the Zoo and Rescue! (Bindi Wildlife Adventures) 
(These titles are from a new series based on the fictional adventures of Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin.)
Kids Books: Anastasia's Newest Picks
Kids Books: Anastasia's Newest Picks
Says Anastasia: "Trouble at the Zoo" teaches us that sometimes what you want isn't best for everyone. A teenage boy tries to steal a Komodo dragon from the zoo! However Bindi catches him and uses her parrot to retrieve it. Zac realizes that he would npot be able to care for the Komodo dragon and apologizes. This book is for kids aged 7-8.
In "Rescue!", Bindi goes to Africa and discovers tha the place she is staying is where tourists hunt big game! It teaches us that you shouldn't be dishonest, and the person who owned the park was caught. This book is also for 7 and 8 year olds.
Rebecca's Rashness (Book 7 in the series called "The Sisters Eight") by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Kids Books: Anastasia's Newest Picks
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Rebecca's time has come! She is to receive her power! If you like magic, friendship and wisdom then this book is just right for you. I liked when Rebecca received her power. This book is for 8-10 year olds.
And finally...
Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Projects For Kids by Michael J. Caduto
Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Projects for Kids
This book teaches that there are many ways to destroy and save the earth, and you are a part of it. You can destroy the earth or save it. Of course, the book encourages you to save it, because it includes 22 science projects to help save the earth, and is packed with ways to avoid our earth being destroyed. I tried an experiment myself and loved it! This book is for 8-13 year olds.
Thanks, Anastasia! Always a pleasure to have my talented niece sharing her thoughts here on my blog.

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