Time Cat By Lloyd Alexander

This is a fun, exciting, and adventurous book. Jason, a boy, and Gareth, a cat, go on nine fun adventures. They teach people how to treat cats, and, in return, those people teach them something about themselves. My favorite adventure is in Germany, in 1600.Everybody in the town they visit is superstitious about witches & demons. Jason and Gareth get arrested, but escape with the help of an old miller. Some of the adventures are hilarious, others are suspenseful or mysterious, and all of them are educational. Jason and Gareth are brave and daring. I love this book. I would recommend it to anybody, but young readers will especially like this book.

Calvin Ophoff

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

This book is a novel written in letters. A boy named Leigh Botts is writing to an author named Mr. Henshaw. Leigh’s parents are divorced*, and Leigh misses his father, but in the end, Leigh meets his father again. In the letters Mr. Henshaw writes back to Leigh, Mr. Henshaw suggests that Leigh get a diary. Leigh follows his advice and gets a diary. After that, the book is told through Leigh’s diary. Fun for young readers, especially children with divorced* parents or children who want to be authors.

* divorced means unmarried

Calvin Ophoff