Sunday, November 14, 2010


I am so sorry to everyone, but due to my busy schedule I will only be able to post every mabye 3-4 weeks.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


I So Don't Do Make-up by Barrie Summie
Ages: 9-13
From the cover:
What's better than a sleepover? A sleepover with makeovers! Sherry and her friends have an awesome time with eye shadow, glitter, and more hair products than a salon. But when the girls wake up the next morning with serious skin issues, Sherry is freaked. Someone must have tampered with her makeup!

It turns out that the mall's cosmetics kiosk has had lots of products returned by upset customers. Sherry is determined to get to the bottom of things. After all, she's a bit of a crime-solving celebrity (well, at least in the spirit world). Ghost academies around the world are impressed by Sherry's and her ghost mom's skills.
And if anyone can solve a mystery involving mascara, it's Sherry Holmes Baldwin.

This is now my FAVORITE book EVER! I really love mystery's, so night after night here was the conversation:
" Ellie! Time for bed!"
" One more chapter mom?"
" Okay,but only one more! It's getting late."

Each chapter leaves you in suspense, you can't stop reading!
This book is about 13 year old Sherry Holmes Baldwin trying to solve a case at a store called "Naked Makeup". Your probably asking "Whats the case?", well I'll tell you. Actually, there are several cases in the book at Naked Make-up here I'll list them:
1. 2 jars full of lip gloss made costumers lips burn like CRAZY!!!
2. A cream called "Nite Sprite Cream" made peoples faces red, blotchy, and brittle.
They have a few suspects but I'm going to leave that to you to find out.

This book is AMAZING. It leaves you in suspense. All the characters are my favorites! I give this book:
5/5 Blabbies

Keep on reading!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS...............................


Thank you to everyone who entered my very first contest!  And your entries earned money towards buying a well for Ethiopia with H20 Ethiopia!  Personally, I think you all should have won because you are ALL WINNERS!

I have 41 followers...WOOT!  Thank you to those who brought me over the top, and we celebrated with an Treatza Pizza from DAIRY QUEEN! 

I just did a "Book Talk" for an assignment in front of my class.  It's a presentation about your book for the class.  I did The Dork Diaries 2, (the book we gave away), and dressed as Nikki Maxwell the main character.  If you can believe it, it's really hard to find an outfit as a grade 8 girl when you are in grade 6.  The class said it was really good, and I had tons of fun. 

I'm still reading the Hatchett, we are on chapter 6, and I am also reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld for personal reading.  I love the characters in Leviathan and the creatures, especially Deryn Sharp because she has a very strong passion to be a fighter and not just girl. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hi Readers!

In my school, my class is reading The Hatchet. I thought, "Hey! Why don't I review this book on my blog when I'm done!" So that's what I'm going to do.

I also have a few other things:

1. Sorry that my blog takes so long to load. I'll fix it tonight.
2. I have had 1,116 page veiws!! Thank you all sooooooooo much!!
3. I only need one more follower to have 40!!! If I get 40 followers, my mom, my dad, my sister, and I are going to have a party!
So please, ask your friends, your friends friends, your friends parents, and anyone who enjoys reading, to follow Book Blab for kids!!
4. (Yes, after all that, there's more.) My mom, who is the blogger behind Book Blab, Deleted my BookBlabforkids Twitter account (due to safety concerns), but thank you to everyone who followed me on twitter!
5. You have 5 days left in my contest to win a copy of DORK DIARES TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL

Thats all for today. I will do a reveiw on tuesday.

-Ellie ;)

Friday, August 20, 2010

MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! (every follower that enters means $1 towards charity!)

You may have read my review for this book, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a contest for one of my readers to win this book!  The book will be ordered from The Book Depository so it is open to EVERYONE!

And the MOST IMPORTANT THING!  Every single   follower that enters my family will be donated $1 to an amazing charity that was started by Molly who is 10.  We have a lot in common, we both have siblings adopted from Ethiopia!  She has started H2O for Ethiopia and she is raising money to purchase a clean water well.  She needs to raise $8000 and is very close to her goal!  So when you enter my contest you can feel good that your entry is putting a dollar towards Molly's goal!   If you would like to donate, or purchase  some of the cool stuff that Molly's charity has up for sale to raise money, you can visit her Facebook Page H2O for Ethiopia as well!

Here are the rules:
  • You must be a follower to enter into the contest,
  • old followers of my blog will get 3 entries into the contest!
  • New followers will get 2 entries
  • Tweet about it or post it in your sidebar and recieve another 2 entries!
  • This contest is open worldwide
  • The contest will end on September 10th, 2010 midnight Mountain Time.
I am very excited that this is my first contest, and I really think whoever wins it will really enjoy this book!  Good luck to everyone who enters!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


by Rachel Renee Russell

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Aladdin; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416980083

I absolutely LOVE this book! It is about Nikki, a Middle school student, who gets a little too busy for her liking. Mackenzie is Nikki's Enemy.She was chair person until she decided to quit, just to make Nikki cancel the dance so the school will hate her. She has to set up the dance with only six people, her, her two friends, Chole and Zoey, Vilot, Theodore, and Jenny. During the dance, Nikki also has to work at her little sister's ballet party (in a rat suit), be at the dance with her crush (in her Juliette costume), and hang out with her friends, Chole and Zoey (in a trash bag costume) all at the same time! She is very stressed and WAY too busy, read the book how she handles it with a sense of humer.

This book is great, but it says "But I just said it in my head so no one else heard it but me." alot.
 I give this book:
4/5 Blabbies.

This is a book trailer of #1

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Teaser Tuesday is a meme from MizB over at Should Be Reading and anyone can play along!

  • Grab your current read
  • flip to a random page
  • select 2 teaser sentences from anywhere on that page
  • try not to include any spoilers
  • don't forget to give the name of the book and the author!
My teaser today is from a great series for kids called the Dear Dumb Diary series.  Stinker is the main characters dog, he is really ugly.  The series is very funny and witty and actually makes you laugh out loud!  Stay tuned for my review of the latest in the series (book #10) called, "The Worst Things in LIfe are Also Free"

"Glitter, Stinker. GLITTER!"

Dear Dumb Diary
My Pants are HAUNTED
By Jim Benton
For teasers click here.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


This is an Award from Michael Antonio Araujo at
The Subtle Chronicler and Hott Books.
These are 10 NEW things that make me happy!

1. My Computer

2. This Award

3. Micheal Jackson's Music

4. Dancing

5. Seeing a Musical

6. Talking on the phone

7. Reading the comments my Followers (and Non-Followers) send Me

8. My dogs

9. My Cat

10. BOOKS!!!!!!

I am Giving This to:

Audrey's Country Crafts

Knitting and Sundries

It's a woman's world!

-Ellie ;)

P.S. The Daily Puppy is now located at the Bottom of Page.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Teaser Tuesday is a meme from MizB over at Should Be Reading and anyone can play along!

  • Grab your current read
  • flip to a random page
  • select 2 teaser sentences from anywhere on that page
  • try not to include any spoilers
  • don't forget to give the name of the book and the author!
This is my very first ever Teaser Tuesday!  And my teaser is from the book the Dear Dumb Diary series his latest book called -  The Worst Things in Life are Always Free by Jim Benton

"I thought about having a garage sale where we could sell our old stuff to make money, but I've had bad experiences with garage sales.  I don't like people exploring and judging my nasty old stuff while I'm standing there."

For more great teasers click here...

Monday, July 19, 2010


WARNING: This book and videos may be too scary for children younger than 9 years old.

2nd in the series:

Ghost in the Machine by Patrick Carman
Reading level: Ages 9-12

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (October 1, 2009)

I read this book late last year, I found this book very very interesting because I  love things about the supernatural.  It is a chilling story about two kids named Sarah and Ryan who live in Skeleton Creek who discover a ghost.  The book is not just a story it is actually Ryan's journal, the story is from his point of view.

Here is the description from
Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek...and Ryan and Sarah are trying to find out why. Ryan writes down everything in his journal, and Sarah records everything on her videocam. The two move deeper into the mystery they've uncovered, determined to discover the secrets buried in Skeleton Creek, in the conclusion to Patrick Carman's thrilling series.

In this groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

One of the cool things about this book is that it is interactive.  Which means that when you go on Sarah's website you enter a code that you get when you finish certain sections of the book.  When you enter the password onto the website a video of the last few days  in the story appears.  This is the part that can be VERY SCARY.  In fact, I had a nightmare after reading the first book of the series and watching the videos.  The first book was called Skeleton Creek, but you do not need to read it first. 

This is a total page turner!  I could not stop reading it, I finished it in about 3 days!

If you like ghost stories and mysteries you will LOVE this book! 


BONUS for my readers! 

Visit and put in the password: LEONARDSHELBY and you will see the very start of the book so there are not any spoilers! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Away at camp and reading Dear Dumb Diary!

Ellie is away at camp (and the book she took along was the latest Dear Dumb Diary) and so I thought I would pop in here to say that she will be back posting her little heart out next week!  Hope you are all enjoying your summer, and again THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support of her blog!!! 

 (And considering the weather she has had at camp, the cover of this book is preeeetty accurate...) 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I am very sorry for my readers.
I will be at my Grandparent's for 3 weeks so I cant blog.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Dragon Slayers' Academy Book # 1 by Kate McMullan
Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: Grosset And Dunlap (May 13 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0448431084
For ages 7-9

From the author's website:

A traveling minstrel tells Wiglaf that he was born to be a hero. Dragon slayers are heroes, thinks Wiglaf, so he sets off, with his pig Daisy, for Dragon Slayers Academy, determined to learn to be a dragon slayer. There is just one little problem with this plan. Wiglaf can’t stand the sight of blood.

I read this book in grade 2 and I really enjoyed it!  Some other characters not mentioned in the quote above are Wiglaf's friend Erica Von Royale (a princess who is pretending to be boy so she can fight dragons because only boys are allowed at the Dragon Slayers' Academy);  Angus, Wiglafs' other friend who is the nephew of the head master who is greedy and only wants more and more gold.

I like it because it is funny, it is set in medeival times, and I think dragons are cool.  There are 18 books in the series and I have read all of them.  I think most kids would like this series, especially if you liked Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling.

I give this book 4/5 Blabbies

                                                                   THANK YOU!
I want to thank my mom for giving me this award. Here are the 10 reasons why I am happy.

1. My family!

2. My friends

3. Jokes

4. My Dogs and Cat.

5. My love of reading

6. TV

7. My iPod!

8. Emailing my BFFs!

9. iTunes

10. Blogs

I am giving this award to:

Adara at disney movies

Mary (BookHounds) at BookHounds

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (9-13)
Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (April 1 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0810993139

I thought I could do Diary of a Wimpy Kid First because I kind of have that theme going on my blog!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is  VERY funny. The main character, Greg, is self centered and some of the situations Greg gets into are weird   random interesting. He has a friend, Rowley, who is a little............ young for his age. Fregley is an odd ball, that is all I can say about him! Then Greg's little brother, Manny, is the favorite in the Heffly Family so Greg is always a little down.

Basically, it talks about Greg's life in middle school (Junior High) as a student and some of the problems he has and how he overcomes them, all with a crazy sense of humour!  This is something every kid can relate to.

I give this book:
5/5  Blabbies!

The movie is a good interpretation of the book, and it was cool to see a book that I loved up on the screen.  It turned out exactly how I imagined it!  Here is the trailer, check it out!

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Teaser Trailer


Monday, May 31, 2010

Welcome to Book Blab for KIDS!!

Welcome to book blab for kids! That is a picture of me, the blogger. I am 10 years old! this picture gives you a sense of what I am like, Wacky, kooky, and funny! If you what a certain book for me to review, just comment! If I have that book I will totally review it! I Love books. they are my passion!

My mom does a Book Blab. It is a site for adults!  That's how I got interested in doing a Book Blab for KIDS! I hope a lot of kids visit my blog. Thank you to who ever is reading this! I feel good to have a few fans!!

-Ellie ;)