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Books For Boys: Five Reviews

Books For Boys: Five Reviews - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Sep 21, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

We’re reviewing five great books for guys – from action to mystery to history to adventure – these reads will keep you entertained as well as any TV show, movie or video game! (Not to say girls can’t read and love these books, too!)

We’re reviewing five great books for guys – from action to mystery to history to adventure – these reads will keep you entertained as well as any TV show, movie or video game! (Not to say girls can’t read and love these books, too!)


My Story: Viking Blood

Author: Andrew Donkin
Ages: 9 and up


My Story: Viking Blood

It’s 1008 AD and, after being injured in a raid that goes horribly wrong, Tor Scaldbane is devastated because he’s lost his chance to be a legendary warrior. But then he remembers the sagas of his ancestors – glorious, bloody battles, ancient heroes, powerful gods – and realizes that all might not be lost after all...


My Story: Viking Blood Rating: 4


Andrew North Blows Up The World

Author: Adam Selzer
Ages: 9 and up


Andrew North Blows Up The World

Andrew “Danger” North is no ordinary third-grader. He, his brother Jack and his father are spies. At least, that’s what Jack’s always told Andrew, and everything Andrew’s learned from his dad's favorite spy movies tells him it must be true. So when Andrew finds Jack's graphing calculator he's 100% sure it's a communication device that will put him in touch with the secret spy headquarters. When he tries to make contact with headquarters through the calculator he accidently punches in a code that might blow up the world. As if that’s not bad enough, his math teacher confiscates the top-secret communication device. Now Andrew’s on a mission to find his brother's communicator and save the world from mass destruction.


Andrew North Blows Up The World Rating: 5


Roland Wright Future Knight

Author: Tony Davis
Ages: 6 and up


Roland Wright Future Knight

Even if you don’t really like history or books about history, chances are you’ll love this book. Roland Wright is a young boy with a dream: to become a knight. But as a blacksmith’s son he knows it’s highly unlikely his dream will ever come true. But when he gets the chance of a lifetime – to be a page – he finds out there’s a catch: he has to compete against his older, bigger, stronger brother for the job.


Roland Wright Future Knight Rating: 4


Looking For Marco Polo

Author: Alan Armstrong
Ages: 8 and up


Roland Wright Future Knight

Eleven-year-old Mark Hearn's dad – an anthropologist – has gone missing in the Gobi desert while tracing Marco Polo's ancient route from Venice to China. That's when an old friend of his father’s – Doc Hornaday shows up with a massive black dog named Boss. To distract Mark from worrying Doc tell shim the story of Marco Polo and Mark finds himself totally sucked in to the amazing adventure.


Looking For Marco Polo: 5


Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix

Author: Graham Salisbury
Series: Calvin Coconut
Ages: 10 and up


Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix

Everywhere he goes Calvin Coconut seems to attract trouble. What most people don’t know is much of that trouble is actually caused by Calvin himself. When 16-year-old Stella arrives in Hawaii she seems to have no problem fitting right in – except where Calvin’s concerned. Between telling Stella she looks like a watermelon and trying to come up with a cure for her allergy to cats, will the two ever be able to be friends?


Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix Rating: 4


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@urifour11  I don't disagree with that. Well, not entirely. I disagree with your Barbie comments. Pink is Barbie's everything, and making something not pink for the female Barbie dolls would be a bit.. not Barbie.  I don't like their changing of the body shapes all too much. Barbie is supposed to be an exceptionally good-looking woman who shows girls that they don't need a man to be happy with their lives (though some people may think otherwise because of Ken's existence) and that they can do literally whatever they want to. It sounds really harsh, but I think it's the individual's fault for thinking they need to look a certain way to be accepted.  Although I strongly disagree with the newer dolls, I do completely respect why they're doing it. I'm sure they're working on the Lego sets. They already have dolls, so Legos should be here any day now, haha. And @Pink_Cool_Girl I want to look into the computer thing you were talking about to continue that discussion, but I'm super busy right now (I'm multi-tasking like crazy ugh). It'll have to wait until tomorrow. :P
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Hey guys (and girls I guess too). My name is Jay I'm 13 and I live in PA. I like videogames especially minecraft and pokemon. I'm mostly on here cus I'm bored but it would cool to make a few new friends online. I actually already talked with one guy on here for a bit who seemed cool. If you want to just hang out and chat let me know. I have to go to bed right now but I'll read it tomorrow morning. Night all  :thumbsup
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Exactly!
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urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart  You make a very good point. But what I think PCG is trying to say is that maybe someone should consider that some girls don't like pink? Like, I loved playing with doll houses as a kid AND toy cars. But what if someone made a black Barbie house. Like hell yeah I would buy that. Or maybe a pink you car. Wouldn't that be cool? Maybe what I'm trying to get at here is that companies could mix and match their toys together. Use different colors for different items. That would help expand their market much more.  What I'm really impressed though is what Barbie is doing at the moment with making different body types for their dolls. That's awesome right? Anyway, if a girl wants to get a toy car then she can just waltz her way to the boys section and get one. Sure it's kinda disregarding that maybe a girl would like a toy car but man, that's not stopping her from buying that sweet toy car. But what we should really be focusing on is how LEGOS did the sexist thing. WHY ISNT THERE A BATGIRL LEGO SET OR A WONDERWOMAN LEGO SET?!? THATS WHAT IM WAITING FOR AND IM 13 YEARS OLD BUT I WOULD MOST DEFINATLEY BUY ANYTHING REGUARDING WONDERWOMAN. A little off topic. Companies would make more money mixing and matching their toys. Blue toy cars for girls Barbies, a cooking grill for boys. And then there are things that are for both genders like science sets or Doctor kits. In fact I think girls play more with Doctor kits than boys tbh. What one saying is, companies could expand more. 
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