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Kid-Approved Books

I have 3 children – Raphael, age 12, Matthew, 9 and Sophia, 5.  They all love books.  In the past I would screen every new book before giving it to them, but my 2 boys are now reading so fast that I simply can’t keep up.

In this section I hope to post entries from my kids about books they enjoy.  Hopefully one of these will pique your own interest!


Matthew recommends:  “Popular Clone” by M.E. Castle




Matthew says:

‘Popular Clone’ is about a boy who gets bullied in school and makes a clone so that the clone gets to go through all that bullying while he gets to stay at home and work on experiments and eat junk.

I thought the book was funny and exciting.   The funniest part of the book was the dancing whales.  The most exciting part was when he had to save his clone in his spy suit and with his flying pig.

I give this book 4  1/2 stars out of 5.  I recommend this book for anyone who likes adventure stories and comedy.

Popular Clone










Raphael recommends:  The “Ranger’s Apprentice” Series by John Flanagan


Raphael says:

The series is about the adventures of 3 orphaned friends – Horace, Will and Alyss, and Will’s mentor, Halt.  Horace was will’s enemy until they became friends. The rangers are a service that patrol the 50 fiefs of Araluen (the country they live in, there are more countries in the series).   The series takes place in medieval times.  Will becomes a ranger, Horace becomes a knight, and  Alyss becomes a courier. They go through many adventures together, and some near-deaths.

What I like most about the books is there is a lot of action and adventure.  There are duels with swords and bows, lots of escaping out of prisons, and 3 major battles in the series.  It is them against a huge army.

My favorite character is Will.  He is smart, strong and fast.  (SPOILER ALERT!) He storms a castle and wins.  He plans a battle and trains archers and wins.  He faces off with 2 giant monsters and again wins. (And he is only 15-18 during these times).

Parts of the books can be pretty scary so I think you shouldn’t read these if you are younger than 10 or easily scared.

So far there are 11 books in this series and I enjoyed all of them.  I would give it 5 stars.

I would recommend the book to people who like action and adventure.




I'm a trained Pediatrician and Neonatologist and now stay-at-home mom. I am thankful for this opportunity to spend time with my kids. I am a co-founder of L.A.T.C.H. Philippines and devote a lot of my time to breastfeeding support and education. I am also very interested in child development and my children are the happy subjects of my home experiments.

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