Summer reading club book reviews with Richmond Public Library

Summer Reading Club is in full swing at all four Richmond Public Library (RPL) locations.  It’s free to join, and the club is open to kids of all ages.  More than 3,200 kids have signed up so far, but it’s not too late to join – registration is still open.  This year’s theme is “Motion Commotion!”  Kids receive a special reading record to keep track of their reading.  Participants also receive weekly stickers, a chance to win book prizes, and a medal for completing the club.  For more information, visit the library’s website at, or call us at        604-231-6412.

As part of Summer Reading Club each year, we encourage children to let us know what they think of the books they are reading by writing book reviews, and each week several reviews are chosen to be published in the Richmond News.  Here are this week’s reviews: 

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Bats at the Library

Author: Brian Lies

Reviewed by Aiden C. age 6

Bats found a library. They went into the library from open windows. I like this book because the bats went to the library. It's interesting.

I give this book 5 stars.

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Aiden. Photo: Submitted

Heartwood Hotel

Author: Kallie George

Reviewed by: Renaye Y. age 9

This book is about a mouse named Mona who lost her family. She found a hotel called Heartwood Hotel. She went inside and got a job! Mona sometimes had difficulties but now she knows how to do anything. I like this book because it is a series of books that is very interesting. It has many imaginary and mysterious parts.

I give this book 5 stars.

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Renaye. Photo: Submitted

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope

Author: Lemony Snicket

Reviewed by: Samanah, age 10

This book is about three orphans and a villain who wants to steal their fortune, along with his troupe. The three orphans find a friend and together they try to solve the mystery of V.F.D. It`s a long book and the whole series is really adventurous, mysterious and sad. Some of the parts really make you want to read on well after bedtime. I like this book because it amazed me how three orphans, a baby and two teenagers, survive for so long with a villain and his troupe are trying to get their fortune.

I give this book 4.5 stars.

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