January 2021 Nostalgia Reads Review Round Up

Posted February 17th, 2021 by in *Review / 0 comments

January 2021 Nostalgia Reads Review Round UpDawn and the We Love Kids Club by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Series: The Baby-sitters Club #72
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Published by Scholastic Press
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 135
Format: eBook
Read in: January 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 BSC Nostalgia Reads, 2021 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

After moving to California, Dawn, a charter member of the Baby-sitters Club, starts her own We Love Kids Club, and the laid-back club may become even more successful than Stoneybrook's Baby-sitters Club. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

I was honestly really surprised by this book and that made me really enjoy it. Yes it was incredibly far fetched but it’s fiction and it was used to tell a morals story. Still. It was surprising and it shook the rut that I’ve been in with the BSC lately. I went into it thinking it was going to be all about the We Love Kids Club and it wasn’t. Dawn did some VERY un-Dawn-like things and just wow. I’m pretty excited to get to the next book about Dawn now!




January 2021 Nostalgia Reads Review Round UpMary Anne and the Library Mystery by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Published by Scholastic Press
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 139
Format: eBook
Read in: January 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 BSC Nostalgia Reads, 2021 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

The Stoneybrook Library children's room is holding a Readathon to raise money for new books. And Mary Anne, who loves to read, is helping out by finding good books for the kids to read. But things at the library get really scary when small fires break out.

The police know the fires have been set. But by who? And why would someone want to burn down Stoneybrook's library-especially when there are tons of kids around for the Readathon? This is one serious mystery that Mary Anne's not going to let go unsolved! - via GoodReads

5 Stars

I really loved this book! I find it hard to dislike books about books. Mary Anne is also my favorite BSC member so it was the best of both worlds. I enjoyed the mystery and honestly didn’t see the outcome until Mary Anne figured it out. Again it might have been a little far fetched and a little too much understanding compared to real life but man does it make you feel safe to read these books. I think it also really felt good to read this book now because it’s been cold, snowy, and dreary here just like it was for Mary Anne. This will probably be a book I pick up again in the future when I want a comfort read.




January 2021 Nostalgia Reads Review Round UpMary Anne and Miss Priss by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club #73
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 141
Format: eBook
Read in: January 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 BSC Nostalgia Reads, 2021 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

When Mary Anne tries to get Jenny Prezzioso, a fussy little girl known as "Miss Priss," to join a kickball team, she faces opposition from the kids and from Jenny, who does not want to play. - via GoodReads

3 Stars


Honestly Mary Anne and Miss Priss bored me a little. I did feel bad for Jenny. Often a parent gets wrapped up in the hobbies of one child. Not because the parents love that child more but because it just takes more time. And of course Andrea is far too young to really understand anything that is happening. There wasn’t anything wrong with this book. It just wasn’t very interesting.

Mary Anne and Miss Priss Stats


January 2021 Nostalgia Reads Review Round UpKristy and the Copycat by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club #74
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 135
Format: eBook
Read in: January 2021
Reading Challenges: 2021 BSC Nostalgia Reads, 2021 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

When Kristy reluctantly takes part in a hazing prank for her softball team, she worries that her little stepsister, Karen, will find out the truth and think badly of her. - via GoodReads

4 Stars


I really did like Kristy and the Copycat. I was a little nervous going in because Karen is best in small doses. Thankfully this book didn’t focus on Karen very much. The primary focus was on Kristy and what she would be willing to do to get on the softball team. When I tell you my anxiety was running high during this book I am not exaggerating. I felt awful for Kristy. In the end, of course, it all worked out.

Kristy and the Copycat Stats

Stephanie

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2021 BSC Nostalgia Reads
  • 2021 GoodReads
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