I am so excited to introduce you to Marissa, my very first Reading-Rewards.com member who was in no way related to me! I still remember the email notification I received letting me know I had had my first RR registration. Let me just tell you, my family certainly remembers… 🙂

Nearly 18 months and over 4,000 users later, Marissa has come out as one of my ‘best read’ members, with 279 books read, and 53 reviews. Marissa is not even 9 years old yet!!! I’m thrilled to see that she continues to use the site for her reading log.

I contacted Marissa to ask her a few questions:

Do you have an all-time favorite book? What sort of book do you generally enjoy?

Marissa: I don’t have an all-time favorite book.  I like adventure books and stories about girls.

Where is your favorite place to read? When you do usually read?

Marissa: I like to read in my bedroom.  I usually read before I go to bed.

Do you enjoy using the Reading Rewards website? What do you like about it? Could you tell us what would make it better?

Marissa: Yes I love the Reading Rewards website!  I like it because you earn time to play games and reward miles for prizes.  I also like that I can track all the books I have read and print them out to keep track of them.  Thank you for such a great reading tool!

You’re welcome Marissa! You have no idea how much it means to me that you continue to use the site, and more importantly, that you still enjoy it!

Here is a list of books Marissa has reviewed, pulled directly from her Reading-Rewards.com profile. Impressive, I am sure you’ll agree!

Night House Bright HouseNight House Bright House (Monica Wellington)
Ages 4-8
I read this to my little sister and we both loved this book. It is a great rhyming book and is very colorful.


Magic Tree House #25: Stage Fright on a Summer NightMagic Tree House #25: Stage Fright on a Summer Night (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 4-8
Morgan told Jack and Annie they had to learn their own magic and turn daytime into night.


I Am Invited to a PartyI Am Invited to a Party (Mo Willems)

Very funny!


Today I Will FlyToday I Will Fly ()

Funny book.


Moo Who?Moo Who? (Margie Palatini)

Funny!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 (Jeff Kinney)
Ages 9-12
My favorite character is Greg. He is the main character and seems really cool.


Magic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas TimeMagic Tree House #44: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
This book was about Annie and Jack trying to help Mr. Dickens find his gifts to the world.


Happy Birthday, Molly: A Springtime Story (American Girls Collection)Happy Birthday, Molly: A Springtime Story (American Girls Collection) (Valerie Tripp)
Ages 9-12
An English girl comes to stay at the McIntires just in time for Molly’s birthday. They have some trouble in the middle of the book disagreeing about Molly’s birthday party.


Happy Birthday, Samantha!: A Springtime StoryHappy Birthday, Samantha!: A Springtime Story (Valerie Tripp)

This book is about how changes can be a good or a bad thing.


Do Not Open This BookDo Not Open This Book (Michaela Muntean)
Ages 4-8
This is a really funny book!


Ramona The PestRamona The Pest (B Cleary)
Ages 4-8
My favorite character was Ramona because she was funny. This book was about Ramona going to Kindergarten.


Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets: The Second Epic NovelCaptain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets: The Second Epic Novel (Dav Pilkey)
Ages 9-12
I love the flip-oramas!


Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))Magic Tree House #42: A Good Night for Ghosts (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
This book is about Louis Armstrong in 1915. The date was October 31st, All Saint’s Day. Jack and Annie were trying to lead Dipper to like music and to become the King Of Jazz.


Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, ButterflyFancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly (Jane O’connor)

Nancy’s friend is having a Butterfly birthday party the same day as her grandparents 50th wedding anniversary party…which is a problem.


Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the OlympicsMagic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
The school in this story is for boys only and the girls can’t go to the Olympics. Annie went as a knight, but she wasn’t supposed to.


The Great Trash BashThe Great Trash Bash (Loreen Leedy)
Ages 4-8
The city was really messy so they tidied it up. My favorite character was the hippo because he figured out the town was messy


Aliens Love UnderpantsAliens Love Underpants (Claire Freedman)
Ages 4-8
FUN-NY!


Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children #2)Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children #2) (Gertrude Warner)

This was an adventure book. My favorite character was Joe because he knew a lot of things about history in this book.


The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 1)The Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 1) (James Preller)
Ages 4-8
This is a mystery. My favorite character was Mila because she helped Jigsaw figure out the mystery.


The Case of the Christmas Snowman (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 2)The Case of the Christmas Snowman (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 2) (James Preller)
Ages 4-8
This was a mystery. Bigs was my favorite character because he was funny and sneaky.


Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.) (Barbara Park)
Ages 4-8
This was a funny book. Junie B. and May are fighting throughout this book. Find out if they’ll make up by reading it!


Violet Makes A Splash (Sister Magic)Violet Makes A Splash (Sister Magic) (Anne Mazer)
Ages 9-12
This book was about them having a garage sale. Violet changed an inflatable pool into an above ground pool with a deck. Then she changed it to an Olympic sized in ground pool. Mabel was in charge of having to organize the garage sale items (folding them, putting them in boxes) and also in charge of the money.


Tea at the Treedome (Spongebob Squarepants Chapter Books)Tea at the Treedome (Spongebob Squarepants Chapter Books) (Terry Collins)
Ages 9-12
This book was very funny. It was about Sponge Bob went into Sandy’s house and he couldn’t breathe & they blew out of it.


The Case of the Million-Dollar Mystery (Jigsaw Jones Mystery Super Special, No. 2)The Case of the Million-Dollar Mystery (Jigsaw Jones Mystery Super Special, No. 2) (James Preller)
Ages 4-8
In this book they were talking about inventions in school and the principal accidentally stole Eddie’s envelope that he was giving to the teacher. There was a note saying ‘I saw what you did’.


Sarah's Incredible Idea (Here Come the Brownies)Sarah’s Incredible Idea (Here Come the Brownies) (Jane O’Connor)
Ages 9-12
My favorite character was Sarah because she had a lot of pets.


The Girl With 500 Middle NamesThe Girl With 500 Middle Names (Margaret Peterson Haddix)
Ages 9-12
The book was about her Mom who was going to open a clothing catalog store and their family didn’t have a lot of money. She had to change schools.


Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past BedtimeMagic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 4-8
This book is a fantasy. I liked the information I learned in the book about polar bears.


Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House)Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House) (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
This book is s fantasy. My favorite part of the book was when the volcano started to erupt and they were wearing white tunic with a belt and sandals. They put a pillow over their heads so they wouldn’t get hit by the lava.


Emily's First 100 Days of SchoolEmily’s First 100 Days of School (Rosemary Wells)
Ages 4-8
One of my all time favorite books!


Magic Tree House #11: Lions at LunchtimeMagic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
This book is an adventure. Annie is my favorite character because she has a great imagination.


Make Way For Dumb Bunnies (pob)Make Way For Dumb Bunnies (pob) (Dav Pilkey)

This was really funny….the words weren’t even spelled right.


Crystal: The Snow Fairy (Rainbow Magic: The Weather Fairies, No. 1)Crystal: The Snow Fairy (Rainbow Magic: The Weather Fairies, No. 1) (Daisy Meadows)

It was snowing in Summer because Jack Frost made it snow.
You need to find the fairies and feathers throughout the books pages.


Junie B., First Grader: Boss of LunchJunie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Barbara Park)
Ages 4-8
This was an awesome book! It was funny too. Junie B. doesn’t yell as much as she does in the other books.


I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Mo Willems)
Ages 4-8
Another funny one. I love Mo Willems books!


My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw!My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw! (Jennifer Lipsey)
Ages 9-12
This is a GREAT book. There are many different things to learn how to draw from this book. I didn’t want to take it back to the public library!


The Case of the Vanishing Painting (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 25)The Case of the Vanishing Painting (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 25) (James Preller)
Ages 4-8
This book is a mystery book. My favorite character was Geetha because she was a good artist.


The Case of the Double Trouble Detectives (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 26)The Case of the Double Trouble Detectives (Jigsaw Jones Mystery, No. 26) (James Preller)
Ages 4-8
This book is a mystery. My favorite character was Reginald because he helped out Jigsaw.


Magic Tree House #35: Night of the New MagiciansMagic Tree House #35: Night of the New Magicians (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
Jack and Annie went to Paris and went on a train. They were trying to find the four magicians.


Second Grade FriendsSecond Grade Friends (Miriam Cohen)
Ages 4-8
They had to work on a project and Jacob watched a show on TV which made him interested in beavers. So he did a report about beavers and his classmates laughed at him. He also celebrated his birthday and had a beaver birthday cake. Susie did a report about when she went to California.

Margarita was my favorite character. She was visiting from Puerto Rico.


Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38)Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House, No. 38) (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
Jack and Annie meet Leonardo Da Vinci.


Jigsaw Jones Mystery #3: The Case of the Secret ValentineJigsaw Jones Mystery #3: The Case of the Secret Valentine (James Preller)
Ages 4-8
Jigsaw was drawing a portrait of Abraham Lincoln for school and then the doorbell rang, someone ran away and there was a Valentine at the door. He wrote down all his suspects which were all girls. They tried to figure which girl was the one who left the Valentine.


Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 4-8
This book was about Jack and Annie going to Japan. Merlin wasn’t feeling well. They were trying to find the secret of happiness.


Magic Tree House #30: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))Magic Tree House #30: Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 4-8
Jack and Annie had to go to a castle on Halloween.


Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones, No. 14)Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones, No. 14) (Barbara Park)

Junie B. couldn’t cut with her scissors or decorate the Valentimes box. She was wondering who was her secret admirer. Near the end of the book you find out who her admirer is.


Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field DayJunie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (Barbara Park)

This book was about field day at Junie B’s school. Junie B was captain of field day.


Corrie's Secret Pal: 1 (Here Come the Brownies)Corrie’s Secret Pal: 1 (Here Come the Brownies) (Jane O’Connor)
Ages 4-8
I liked the story because I wanted to find out who Corrie’s secret pal was.


Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! (Jane O’connor)
Ages 4-8
Fancy Nancy and her friend Bree started a club and are explorers in this book.


Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation GirlJunie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl (Barbara Park)

Junie B. graduates from Kindergarten.


Junie B. Jones Has A Peep In Her PocketJunie B. Jones Has A Peep In Her Pocket (Denise Brunkus)

This book was really funny. It was funny because Junie B. says a lot of really funny words and she gets in .


Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon KingMagic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King (Mary Pope Osborne)
Ages 9-12
There was clay that looked like real soldiers & horses. And no 2 faces were exactly alike.


My Pretty Ballerina: Saturday Is Ballet DayMy Pretty Ballerina: Saturday Is Ballet Day (Karen Backstein)

I read this to my 3 year old sister.


Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus With Ki (Miss Bindergarten Books)Miss Bindergarten Plans a Circus With Ki (Miss Bindergarten Books) (Joseph Slate)

I read this book to my 3 year old sister.


Did you notice that she has begun reading to her little sister? What a wonderful bonding experience. I can’t wait to see little one join our ranks, and hopefully become a marathon reader like her big sister! She certainly has a wonderful role model in Marissa…

Happy Reading!

Best,

Michelle