Recommendations from a non-blogger #5 – Noah (my 11-year-old)

I talked Noah into doing a list of his five favorite books for me. Actually, I bribed him by substituting this list for the three-paragraph expository essay he was assigned for grammar this week. :) Here are Noah’s favorites.

firewithinnoahThe Fire Within by Chris D’Lacey
Noah’s thoughts: This book is about a college student who rents a room from the Pennykettle family and he finds out that the family creates dragons. What I like most is that it has dragons in it and there is a lot of adventure.

alibinoahAlibi Junior High by Greg Logsted
Noah’s thoughts: It is about a kid who is the son of a secret agent, and bad people are going after his dad, so he has to go undercover and live with his aunt. I like that it shows how he was able to fit in at the public school and still be himself. I really liked the fighting scenes.

silverwingnoahSilverwing by Kenneth Oppel
Noah’s thoughts: It is about a silverwing bat that is the runt of his colony, but he’s going to prove to everyone that he’s not a runt by doing the migration to Hiberniculum for the winter. I like it because it’s very similar to Stellaluna and that was one of my favorite picture books.

zamoranoahZamora’s Ultimate Challenge by M.K. Scott
Noah’s thoughts: It is about these two video game-loving brothers who can agree on only one thing – that their baby sister is totally annoying. One day, when they put their sister to bed and turn on their video game, instead of the game popping up, the ultimate bad guy says, “I have taken your sister into the game world and I will turn myself into her and wreak havoc on your world.” So they have to go into the video game and stop the ultimate Queen Zamora. I like it because they are video game-lovers like me, and that would be the best game in the world if it was for the Playstation 2.

purloinednoahThe Purloined Boy by Mortimus Clay
Noah’s thoughts: It’s about this boy who got kidnapped by bogeys, which I think is another name for the boogeyman, into this other world called Superbia and the people there try to not let them remember about their home. His friend Maggie (aka Abigail) tells him that home is real and it makes him really want to go home, so this book is about his adventure while he tries to go home. My mom is reading this aloud to us right now. I like it because when my mom reads it, it makes me feel like I’m Trevor and I’m right there in the story.

Recommendations from a non-blogger #1 – Michelle
Recommendations from a non-blogger #2 – Marni
Recommendations from a non-blogger #3 – Teresa (Mom)
Recommendations from a non-blogger #4 – Rod (Dad)

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9 Responses to Recommendations from a non-blogger #5 – Noah (my 11-year-old)

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread
    says:

    That is so precious! I keep telling myself I need to get Zamora for my son. He is a reluctant reader, but if it has to do with video games, he is there!
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Proximidade Fantastico =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Sandy – Noah loaned his copy of Zamora to his best friend, who is also 11, and he loved it just as much.

  2. Haha…thanks for bribing him. Whatever it takes, right? I always like hearing recommendations from tweens and teens; especially boys.
    .-= Amanda (A Bookshelf Monstrosity)´s last blog ..Review: Montmorency: Thief, Liar Gentleman =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Amanda – I love hearing what other boys are enjoying, too – it helps me keep a list with a variety of choices for my boys.

  3. Belle
    Twitter: msbookish
    says:

    Noah has great taste in books. Plus, he’s just inflated my wish list – both Alibi Junior High and Zamora’s Ultimate Challenge sound so interesting!
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Some Saturday Ramblings =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Belle – I’ll tell him! He’s on a sleepover at Grandma and Papa’s house – but I plan to read him all these comments when he gets home. :)

  4. Haha I love that you bribed him the way you did. :-) I enjoyed reading Noah’s list and his reasons for selecting the books.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Sunday Salon: Meeting an Author & Computer Woes =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Wendy – Noah hates writing essays, so he’ll do almost anything to get out of it!

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