Friday, June 26, 2015

I Am the Wallpaper, by Mark Peter Hughes

A girl named Floey Packer feels invisible her whole life until she meets a boy named Calvin at her sisters wedding.  Once he leaves she feels like her mission is to find him.

I liked this book because I connected to it.

Another book I would recommend is:

Chibi Vampire (series)

This review was written and submitted by Alicea

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, by Jeff Kinney

This book is about a kid named Greg who is mad because his best friend Rowley has a girlfriend.  Greg is mad since it's not like the old days.  Rowley changed his style of clothing and his hair style.  Greg thinks Rowley's girlfriend, Abigail, is using Rowley and that she doesn't want Rowley and Greg to be friens.

I liked this book because it is soooo hilarious.

Imagination According to Humphrey, by Betty G. Birney

This book is really fun to read because Humphrey is a great character.  Humphrey helps his human friends in a lot of great ways.  I also like that he really listens to his friends.

I liked this book because I like imagining that animals can talk.

Two other books I would recommend are:

The Penderwicks
Winter According to Humphrey

Journey to Freedom: Maya Angelou, by Judith E. Harper

This book is about a determined woman, Maya Angelou.  Maya Angelou achieved most of the goals she made since she never gave up!  She was able to be a writer, dancer, poet, author, singer, song writer, director, teacher, play writer and a producer.  Maya was born in 1928 (segregation) so it was hard growing up but her brother Bailey protected her from cruel, un-colored people.  Also her and her brother went back and forth to her grandmother's house who lived in Arkansas and she lived with her mother in California.  Maya Angelou loves to tell/talk to people about her good and bad times of being determined to do something they put their mind to.

I liked this book because it shows whatever you put your mind to you can achieve it.

The Penderwicks in Spring, by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks is a great series.  It is fun because the family and timeline are always changing.  The storyline is so interesting and funny it never gets boring.

I liked this book because I like wondering if there are really families like them.

Two other books I would recommend are:
Time Cat
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, by Tom Angelberger

I love this book!  It is about a kid named Dwight who creates an Origami Yoda.  Origami Yoda.  Origami Yoda helps and gives advice to the kids at McQuarrie Middle School.  I would recommend this book to kids that love origami.  It also gives instructions on how to create Origami Yoda!  Now everyone can become a "superfolder".

I liked this book because it is really funny.

Two other books I would recommend are:

The QwikPick Papers

This review as written and submitted by a 7th grader.

Ben Roethlisberger, by Jeffrey Zuehlike

This book is about a football player named Ben Roethlisberger.  He plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He played in college footballfor 3 years and he didn't know if he was gonna skip his last year of college at Miami University in Ohio.  Ben skipped his  4th year of college and in his 3rd year of college Ben won the GMAC Bowl championship.  In 2004 as he skipped a year when he moved to the NFL it lead him into success.  At the age of 23 years old Ben won the NFL Super Bowl, a young age!

I liked this book because I like football.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr

I recommend this book because it's cool that one girl makes 1,000 paper cranes.

I liked this book because when she goes to the fair she lets go of the lanterns.

One other book that I would recommend is:

The Haunted Playground

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, by Lynn M. Stone

This book taught me a lot of new things.  It was full of interesting facts and some amazing photos too.  I learned that the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers or Chessie was 1 of the only breeds developed in America.  If you're a person who is looking for a dog this is a good book to read.

It tells you what the dog is like and what it is good at.  This is a great book that a lot of dog lovers will love.

I hope you like the chessie.

I liked this book because I learned so many new things.  At first all I knew was that a chessie was a dog but I learned much more from this book.

Two other books I would recommend are:

Runaway Retriever
Oh no Newf!

This review was written and submitted by Elise K. who is going into 4th grade.

The Tail of Emily Windsnap, by Liz Kessler

In my view The Tail of Emily Windsnap is a very good book.  The author, Liz Kessler, made it a very interesting story.  The fact that a normal, every day girl has the ability to turn into a mermaid is very cool.  Also, the way she (Liz Kessler) describes everything it makes you feel like you're really there and this girl Emily goes to some fascinating places.

Finally, the way this author describes how Emily feels makes this book something you'll want to read.  So if you like mermaids and fantasy then this is the book for you.

I liked this book because it was very adventurous and some parts of the book made you really think "what's going to happen next?" It's very exciting too.  This is why I liked the book.

Two other books I would recommend are:

Philipa Fisher's Fairy God Sister
The Red Pyramid

This review was written and submitted by Elise K. who is going in to fourth grade.

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist, by Liz Kessler

Want a book full of excitement?  Then Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist is for you.  It has a bit of danger, some fun, adventure and a ton of excitement.  Liz Kessler describes every moment with great detail.  It pulls you in then you never want to put it down.

Emily goes on a journey and tries to break a curse that has many things she doesn't like.  But with some help she is able to break it.  So if your looking for something good to read then pick up Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist.

I liked this book because  it had a sort of fairy tail theme to it, but it's something older girls would like.

Two other books that I would recommend are:

The One And Only Ivan
One Dog and His Boy

This review was written and submitted by: Elise K. who is going in to 4th grade.

Brittany Griner, by Jon M. Fishman

This book is about a daddy's girl/WNBA player named  Brittney Griner.  Growing up in Houston Texas she love to play outside, climb trees, race dirt bikes and help her dad fix cars.  In middle school she played volley ball and soccer.  In 9th grade since Brittney was tall the volleyball coach, and other sports coaches, told her to try basketball.  So she did.  After being a great basketball player in highschool it was time for her to put herself in the draft for WNBA.  She was picked first and was put on the Phoenix Mercury.  Brittney played a great center in WNBA.  Brittney's height helps her make a lot of points.

I liked this book because it shows how girls can be just as good as boys at basketball.

The Boston Tea Party, by Matt Doeden

In the book Boston is controlled by the USA.  The USA makes Boston pay taxes for tea.

I liked this book because this story really happened.

Pet and the Pendulum, by Gordon McAlpine

I liked it because it is part of a series.  It has suspense.  The book is not is good.  It was shocking to find out but everything came together and connects to make one finish the story.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, by Michael Burgan

In the book, a King's Curse some people that went into the tomb and died some live for 10 years and then died.

I liked this book because I learned about mummy's and tombs.

Kat & Mouse: Teacher Torture, by Alex de Campi

A girl named Kat moves from Iowa to a new school and her dad is the Science teacher.  Someone in her class is blackmailing her dad.  Her new best friend is helping her figure out who it is.

I liked this book because I like mystery and comics.

One other book I would recommend is:

From Far Away

Mummies in the Morning, by Mary Pope Osborne

This book was about Egypt.  Jack and Annie went into a pyramid and saw robbers stealing things.  They saw a ghost and a mummie.

I liked this book because this book was not boring.

Dive, by Gordon Korman

4 kids dive for treasure that is deep and the kids have to find it and have to survive if they want to get the treasure.

I liked the this book because it's a series.  It has a lot of characters.

Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, by Eoin Colfer

This book was incredible!  It took classic fantasy and sci-fi elements and twisted them into a fast-paced and hilarious story.  Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, the seventh Artemis Fowl book, follows the adventures of a mentally impaired Artemis Fowl, an elf, a bodyguard and a centaur as they race against one of their most capable enemies.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and people of all ages will enjoy this series!

I liked this book because the plot was incredibly detailed and the author created a beautiful world.

Two other books I would recommend are:


Escape From Pompeii, by Terry Collins

The book was about Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.  The book explained how people got trapped when the volcano erupted and how Mr. Fiorelli made the body casts of people.

I liked this book because  it gave me background to Pompeii I didn't know about.

The Cat Who Sang for the Birds, by Lililan Jackson Braun

Strange things were happening in Moose County and Jim Quilleran was determined to find out why.  Since the Art Center opened there a fire across the street (resulting in the death of 93 year old Maude Coggin), expensive pictures were stolen and an artist went missing.  After a lot of snooping, every day problem solving, a letter from Phoebe (the missing artist) and subtle hints from his cat Koko, Qwill finally solves the big mystery.

I liked this book because there was good mystery and the one who solved it was Koko-a siamese cat!

Two other books I would recommend are:

Sill Missing, by Chevy Stevens
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dad's Are a Gift from God

This book is about how God gave us special dads to take care of us and to love us.

I liked this book because I love my dad.

1,003 Great Things About Teachers, by Lisa Birnbach

The book is about how teachers help in every day life.

I liked this book because teachers are helpful like this book.

Geronimo Stilton

The book is about when Geronimo finds treasure.

Gymnastics For Fun!, Beth Gruber

This book was great because I needed to know some stuff about gymnastics.  Also, I saw what the materials looked like.

I liked this book because it had a few facts that I wanted to know.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Moonhead and the Music Machine, by Andrew Rae

This review was submitted for the Unmask a Book summer reading program:

The book Moonhead and the Music Machine is about a middle schooler named Joey Moonhead who is really in to music.  The only problem is Joey gets picked on because his head is a moon, so he loses his courage about making music.  One day Joey partners up with his friend Ghost Boy and builds a wacky looking instrument that plays really well but it also turns humans into alien creatures.  One of the kids that bullied Joey makes it up with Joey and asks if he wants to partner up and join his dads record studio.  The music producer likes the music and names Joey and Ghost Boy Soul Boys.

I liked this book because I'm into music and the book has a lot of cool illustrations.

Two other books I would recommend are: Diary of a Wimpy Kid AND Big Nate.