The characters in this month’s Book Buzz Books met challenges with grit, and young readers reacted to their stories with gusto, sending some wonderfully written reviews to the hive. March down the page and see what they had to say. Until next month, “Page On!”

“Tinyville Town Gets to Work!”

By Brian Biggs.

Reviewed by Natalie Honzalek, second grade, Clearview Elementary School.

“You should read this book. It’s a funny book. One day Mayor Murphy was waiting for the bus to come, but the bus was late. It was late because there was traffic on the bridge.

“My favorite part was when Mayor Murphy just figured out the bus was late.

“I recommend this book to anyone who likes ‘Tinyville Town Gets to Work.’ I hope you like this book.”

“No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

By Kathleen Krull.

Reviewed by Abby Bernhoester, fourth grade, Augusta Elementary School.

“The main character is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The most important things in the book were how she always got A+’s but then she came home with an A- and her mother was disappointed. She was disappointed because girls were supposed to be smarter than boys. Another great thing that happened was that Ruth made women and men have equal rights, she won so many cases for it that she became a judge.

“I like how the author described Ruth as a person who did something that was amazing for our country. She didn’t just do something like get married or have kids. She made sure the U.S. had equal rights.

“This book is relatable because if I, or one of my siblings, came home with a bad grade my mother would be disappointed. This book is similar to other books I’ve read because it’s a biography; it gets across the point that Ruth did something that changed women’s lives. I give it four out of five beehives.”

“The Secret of Nightingale Wood”

By Lucy Strange.

Reviewed by Emmett Bellows, fifth grade, Immaculate Conception School.

“This book is about a girl named Henry who just moved to a new house. Her mother is sick; her father left the area for work; and so she is left alone at the new house with Nanny Jane and Henry’s baby sister.

“One day she realizes that her family is getting torn apart by a doctor. Henry looks into the woods and sees a fire and smells smoke. What she found there will change how the world works in her life.

“My favorite part of this story is when Henry rescues her mother. This was a very interesting book, and it left me on edge. What I really like about it were all the cliffhangers.”


Reviews from the following students can be read online at Cole Marks, Drew Straatmann, Eli Lamsik, Ava Fischer, Aurora Hilkerbaumer, Natalie Vogel, Abby Weidmayer, Deanna Delleart, Serenity Enloe, Zachary Zingrich, Neve Hopfensperger, Sam Obermark and Bailie Riegel.