BookCase.Club now has a subscription for children of all ages – the Kids BookCase Club! Starting at $9.99 each month, you’ll get a monthly shipment of handpicked books that you and your kids will surely love. Each BCCKids case comes with three handpicked children’s books, chosen to ignite the imagination and inspire creativity.
You can customize the subscription depending on your child’s gender and age range. Available age categories are newborn to 2 years old, 2 to 4 years old, 5 to 6 years old, 7-8 years old, and pre-teen.
This is the review of the pre-teen box!
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The books are wrapped in tissue paper. We’re so excited to take out the books from the box!
The books arrived in great condition.
They also included a card.
Inside, there’s a thank you message from BookCase.Club.
Everything in my box!
A girl’s friendship with a lonely black hole leads her to face her own sadness in this original, funny, and touching middle grade novel for fans of Crenshaw and Flora & Ulysses.
When eleven-year-old Stella Rodriguez shows up at NASA to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan’s Golden Record, something unexpected happens: A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches, which is challenging to say the least—but also turns out to be a convenient way to get rid of those items that Stella doesn’t want around. Soon the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her all disappear within the black hole, as does the smelly class hamster she’s taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around.
It’s not until Stella, her younger brother, Cosmo, the family puppy, and even the bathroom tub all get swallowed up by the black hole that Stella comes to realize she has been letting her own grief consume her. And that’s not the only thing she realizes as she attempts to get back home. This is an astonishingly original and funny adventure with a great big heart.
The back of the book has this cryptic message…
A pet black hole can be your light in the darkest dark.
The dust jacket’s flap presented to us the idea of the story, which is petting a black hole.
The black hole followed the girl, Stella, at home and it feeds on anything that it touches. It became convenient for some time to her, but as everything disappears, the girl realizes that something’s not right!
The black hole actually represents her grief, as she lets it consume her. Sometimes, as we nurture our feelings, there are things that we don’t like that might happen, like what happened to the girl in the story. We must have everything in check and in balance. It’s okay to be sad sometimes but don’t let the negative feeling overtake your whole being!
Monster, Human, Other by Laurel Gale ($16.99)
For readers of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline and Jonathan Auxier’s The Night Gardener comes a perfectly peculiar tale that shows the scariest monsters are often the ones we create for ourselves.
Isaac Read doesn’t feel like a monster. He’s just like every other kid on his block—as long as he tapes down his tail, that is!
Wren wishes her adopted family would stop teasing her about her lousy sense of smell and poor sense of direction. It’s not her fault she doesn’t have their sensitive snouts and keen eyesight.
The overcrowded voracans hate getting walked all over—literally. They live underground.
Broken promises and new alliances spell trouble for Wren and Isaac as the voracans try to claw their way to the top—and bring some unlikely suspects with them!
The back of the book introduces us to the story’s characters: Monster, Human, and Others, or the Voracans!
The story is bizarre, and it’s what makes it more interesting. Reading the synopsis located at the flap of the dust jacket, we were more excited to find out what’s up with these strange characters!
A monster wants to become human by hiding his tail, a human wants to be accepted by her different adoptive family, and the creatures don’t want to be stepped on even though they live underground so they try to climb to the top!
The story has really unique and interesting elements, and we’re looking forward to a sequel! We like how Isaac and Wren spent their lives on different sides. Isaac, a clepsit, lives with humans, and Wren the human, lives with the clepsits. The story is filled with tons of adventure as well!
Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner!
Fans of Jeff Kinney’s humor and Sharon Creech’s heartfelt stories will love this hilarious new series about a ten-year-old boy from a big family who dreams of making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.
Teddy Mars is determined to stand out in a world full of wonders and a house bursting with siblings. With the help of his best friends, Teddy tries to build the biggest snow mound, stuff the most grapes in his mouth, and lift a chair with his teeth. He’ll do anything to succeed—even if it means sleeping in a tent and cleaning up pigeon poop for Grumpy Pigeon Man. Too bad his pesky little brother, also known as The Destructor, always wrecks Teddy’s record-breaking plans!
Told in short, accessible sections, with memorable lists and winning illustrations, Molly B. Burnham’s Teddy Mars #1: Almost a World Record Breaker is perfect for reading aloud. Teddy’s never-give-up attitude will have readers laughing out loud and clamoring to break records of their own!
The back of the book lists down all Teddy’s birthday wishes!
The inside flap of the dust jacket list down Teddy’s tips on record-breaking!
Teddy is determined to have his name in the Guinness Book of World Records, and he’ll do anything to make his dreams come true! However, his brother, the “destructor” kept on ruining his plans!
The book has nice sectioning which makes it easier to read. It’s perfect for read-aloud sessions as well. We can’t help but laugh at Teddy’s antics just to make his dreams a reality, but we also commend and salute him for his undying determination.
This month’s book selection is eccentric yet fun! We really enjoyed the stories! We love Teddy’s adventures in wanting to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records. Stella’s story has many takeaways too, and the kids learned that it’s okay to feel sad at times but it’s important to not let it consume them. The book about humans and monsters is also a fun read as we explore how Isaac and Wren tried to fit in in the worlds that they’re living in. It’s always a good time when we get our hands with these awesome books, and we’re excited about the next batch of fantastic books that are coming our way!
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