The Cardboard Kingdom – Jaya/Vivian/Widget

91ldvsqnN7L.jpgTitle: The Cardboard Kingdom

Author: Chad Sell

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Release Date: June, 2018


I really enjoyed reading this book because the mood of the story changes often. In this book, the neighborhood kids make costumes out of cardboard to pretend and have fun with each other. The kids divide into good and evil. Good plays with good and evil plays with evil, usually. But one day the evil side stole a dragon head (made of cardboard) from the Dragon Head Inn and the good side needed it back. Will they get the head back?

Kids who like graphic novels, fun, and have imagination will like this book.

I recommend this book to ages 9-12 and grades 3rd-6th.


This book is about kids who are excluded in the world and become friends. These kids made costumes and towers out of cardboard. They start to play together.
I like this book because it has teamwork.
I would recommend this book to people who like adventures.
“The Cardboard Kingdom” is a collection of graphic novel short stories about a neighborhood where each person has an imagined identity, reminding me of “Calvin and Hobbes.” That box isn’t just a box — it’s a castle! I could not put this book down reading about knights and sorceresses duking it out in a kid’s imagination, make that several kids. But it’s more than a story about imagination — it’s about friendship and family and embracing your differences. These are tales for all ages, all types, for realistic and adventure and fantasy types.