Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Vicar of Nibbleswicke, by Roald Dahl

The Reverend Lee is suffering from a rare acutely embarrassing condition.  It's called Dystexia.  It affects his speeches.  But his parishioners are confused about his comments.  At last they find a cure and he was normal again.

I liked this book because it was by one of my favorite authors; Roald Dahl.

A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz

I liked this book, but it had some parts where I wouldn't recommend it to kids younger than me.  It would be too gross or scary to others.

I liked this book because it was an exciting twist to your regular fairytale.

Space Case, by Stuart Gibbs

I loved this book!  It is very exciting and fun to read because the author left alot of cliff hangers.  I couldn't put this book down!  I can't wait to read the next book: Space Out!

I liked this book because I love, love, LOVE mysteries!

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The Rise of the Black Wolf, by Derek Benz

On vacation with Max's father in Scotland, the Black Wolves attack and stalk Greg Griffin in the rest of their journey to recover the spear of Ragnarok.

I liked this book because it is interesting fantasy.

Two other books I would recommend are: The Revenge of the Shadow King AND The Fall of the Templar

Surf's Up Geronimo!, by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton wants a nice quiet vacation.  But then his cousin pulls him in to an agency that sends him to this dirty, musty hotel.  The ocean is twenty miles away.

I liked this book because it is funny.  I love Geronimo!

Two other books I would recommend are: Peach Fuzz AND Surf's Up, Geronimo

Are You My Bird?, by Marybeth Mataya

This book told us some facts about birds.

I liked this book because the illustrations looked realistic.

Muhammad Ali

This biography tells about the life of Muhammad Ali.  When Ali was a boy his name was Cassius Clay.  One day Clay's property was stolen.  He got so angry he wanted to punch the thief so he started boxing.  Cassius got so good at boxing over the years that he won the light heavyweight championship.  Later, Clay decided to join the Nation of Islam and took the name Muhammad Ali.  After Ali won the heavyweight championship he was banned from boxing because he refused to be drafted into war.  After Muhammads ban was lifted he was diagnosed  with Parkinson's disease and retired.  He unfortunately passed away in 2016.

I liked this book because Muhammad became the greates of all because of a stolen bike.

Two other books I would recommend are: Wonder AND Pluto

Cockatiels and Other Parrots, by World Book's Animals of the World

This book told us some facts about cockatiels.  I liked this book because this book did not just mention about cockatiels it talked about other parrots too!

The BFG, Roald Dahl

The BFG is an amazing book about the Big Friendly Giant (The BFG) and a little girl named Sophie. Sophie was snatched from her bed during the Witching Hour when she saw the giant.  He told ehr about Giant Country.  She had met and seen the ginormous, gruesome giants.  All giants eat humans at night except the BFG.  Sophie needed to stop the animal like giants from eating humans.  She came up with a plan.

I liked this book because it is a terrific story about a friendly giant, terrible giants and a little girl.  It is a super suspenseful book as well.  I have read this book many times and loved it even more with every time I read it.

Another book I would recommend is: Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is an amazing story.  It's about a boy named August (Auggie) Pullman.  He is 10 years old and was born with a face that is completely NOT ordinary. Some describe him as deformed and some as having a defect.  He has never gone to school before.  He ends up going to school because his mom thought that it was a better idea than him being homeschooled.  All the kids tease him.  They call him names.  Throughout his first year at a real school he makes some friends.  By the end of the school year all the kids are his friend except Julia (the bully). This book is told in the point of view of 6 people and it is wonderful.

Another book I would recommend is: The BFG.

The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief, by Geronimo Stilton

All the pumpkins in New Mouse City disappears.  It's because of a clown.  He and Hercules win a contest.  Then they all have a good Halloween.

I liked this book because it's funny.

Happy Birthday Josefina, by Valerie Tripp

Josefina breaks something precious of Tia Magdalena.  She hopes for a second chance to learn to be a healer.  But Josefina's given a chance.  She heals Marianna when a rattlesnake bit her while she saved Sombrita.  Her birthday celebrates much more than her birth.

I liked this book because it is full of hope.

Rebecca to the Rescue, by Jaqueline Dembar Greene

Rebecca goes to Coney Island, but her brother's very bossy.  She and Ana go off on their own and are separated.  Ana's still on the roller-coaster when it breaks down.  She gets scared though.

I liked this book because it is full of excitement.

Your'e Mine, Captain!, by Geronimo Stilton

In this book Geronimo helps 2 aliens whose ship has broken down.  He accompanies them to their planet called FLurkon.  While he's there the queen falls in love with him and wants him to stay with them forever.  She wants to have them at a banquet and he finds out that Flurk is cheese.  The Mouse star lost all its cheese.  They played golf to marry the princess.  They didn't finish but were able to go back with cheese.

I liked this book because Geronimo Stilton mouse series is one of my favorite series.

Two other books I would recommend are: Galactic Goal AND Surfing for Secrets.

Down and Out and Down Under, by Geronimo Stilton

He went on an adventure to Australia and leans to survive sharks, poisonous snakes, and the outback. He sees many animals (they hurt him).  Somehow he survives with the help of  Petunia and her brother.

I liked this book because I really like adventures.

A Mouserific Birthday, by Geronimo Stilton

It is Geronimo Stilton and Gerry Berry's birthdays.  Gerry wrote some plans that he was going to do for his birthday.  And then Gerry took Geronimos wallet to do what he wanted to do for his birthday.

I liked this chapter book because I like my birthday and Geronimo and Gerry are celebrating their birthdays.

Mist of Chiconteague, by Marguerite Henry

There are a lot of horses that we see that are beautiful or that are talented.  After the Phantom's ship was destroyed, the Phantom and the other horses find and.  Then two kids named Paul and Maureen find him because other farmers wanted to capture them.  It's up to them to find him sot hey could finally see him.

I liked this book because it talks about my favorite animal.

Two other books I would recommend are: Justin Morgan Had a Horse AND King of the Wind.

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

There is this boy named August and he has a disabled mouth.  He has to wear hearing aids so that he can hear better.

I liked this book because it teaches me alot about August and how he became disabled.

Two other books I would recommend are: Shirley Temple AND LEGO Friends.

Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker

Clementine had a friend named Margaret.  Clementine cut off Margaret's hair and tried to fix it by coloring on her head, but that just got her in more trouble.

I liked this book because I liked how Clementine cut off her hair so that her hair was not even.

Two other books I would recommend are: The Wizard of Oz AND Amelia Bedelia Unleashed

The Well Wishers, by Edward Eager

James and Lara's family used to live in New York.  The Red House had a well in the garden.  And the day Lyndia Green moved in she said it was a wishing well.  A lot of strange things  happened that summer and a lot of wishes came true.

I liked this book because it was full of wishes.

Cool Zone: The Great One and The Pain Soggy Eye Roll, by Judy Blume

The Pain and the Great One can't agree on anything unless they both get profit like in the chapter Fifty-Fifty when the Pain lost a tooth on the bus and the Pain begged them to keep it until the end of the day.  One day the Pain got a new magnifying glass from grandma and he wanted to show it to his class.  So he took it to school and a bully really wanted it.  The Pain did not give it up so he played tricks on them for the rest of the book.

I liked this book because it told the story of brothers and sisters.

Two other books I would recommend are: BFG AND Mockingbird

Out of the Rear Window, by Michael Dahl

This book is about a magician that is lost.  Ty and Charlie have to find the missing magician because Ty would get in really big trouble.

I liked this book because it is mysterious and adventurous.

Two other books I would recommend are: Optical Illusions AND Dork Diaries.

Optical Illusions, by Keith Kay

This book is about these cool optical illusions that you don't really see.  I liked this book because it has illusions you have to figure out.  Most of them are really cool.

Two other books I would recommend are; Locomotion AND Out the Rear Window.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Creature in My Closet

At first I thought I wouldn't like it.  Now, since I've read it I love it.  I want to read every book in the series.

Max Disaster #1, by Marissa Moss

Max loves aliens!  But some things are going wrong at his house.  His parents have been fighting a LOT.  Max hopes they don't split!  Omar's, (Max's best friend) parents have split.  Max is very worried.  Finally, Max's parents do split.  Max is VERY upset.

I liked this book because I had already read the 2nd book and it was GOOD!

Two other books I would recommend are: Max Disaster #2 AND Max Disaster #1

The Secret of the Sphinx, by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo, Petunia, Benjamin, Bugsy and Trap travel back in time to when they were building the Sphinx.  The Pirate Cats are there too.  They are trying to convince Pharoh to make the Sphinx a head of a cat.

I liked this book because it has drama and it is funny.

Two other books I would recommend are: The Secret of the Sphinx AND Peach Fuzz

Peach Fuzz #1, by Lindsay Cibos

Amanda gets a pet ferret.  She names her Peach.  Peach is very aggressive.  She bites Amanda a lot.  Peach is not used to being in a cage with no ferrets.  Amanda's mother spends a lot of money on Peach.

I like this book because it is a graphic novel.

Two other books I would recommend are: Peach Fuzz AND Who Stole Mona Lisa?

The Phantom of the Subway, by Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton woke up very late!  He got dressed and got ready for work.  When he got to the subway he heard a MEOW! It is time for a scoop for the Rodents Gazette.

I liked this book because it is creepy.  It is funny.

Two other books I would recommend are: The Box Car Children AND Saving Lily

Minecraft Enchanting and Potion Brewery, by James Zeiger

This book is interesting, fun and tells good facts about Minecraft.  It helps kids to play Minecraft.  This book will be a lot of fun Minecraft lovers.

I liked this book because it tells you facts that you don't know.  It gives you tips like if you go to the nether there are things that you have to fight.  It also tells you about potions and other stuff.

Riptide, by Kat Falls

Riptide is about a pioneer who lives subsea.  His parents are kidnapped by the vicious trident weilding surfs.  To rescue them he must travel across the water colonies and team up with corrupt government officials and avoid getting slaughtered by outlaws.  Plus, he must help his friend get over her fear of the sea.

I liked this book because it was a fast-paced, action-mystery.

Two other books I would recommend are: The Bane AND The Sword of Shannara.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Loud Silence of Francine Green, by Karen Cushman

This book was heartwarming and touching.  I could not put it down.  It is about a girl who lives near the time when Russians were not appreciated.  She has a friend who is a troublemaker and usually makes the teachers very mad.  Then starts the killing.  People start to think the war with Communists is up again.  It is a very interesting book and I hope you read it.

I liked this book because it was very realistic and the book itself is nice to read.  It makes you feel like you are in the book.

Two other books I would recommend are: Signal AND Pegasus Book 2

Happily Ever After, by Keira Cass

The Selection is told again but this time from Maxon, Marlee, Amberly, Aspen, Celeste and Lucy's point of view.

I liked this book because it had a lot of details.

Two other books I would recommend are:

The One AND The Crown

Harriet the Invincible, by Ursula Vernon

Harriet is not your typical princess, she's a hamster.  But when her parents tell her about the curse Ratshade put upon her she says she's invincible.  So she goes on dangerous adventures for two years and comes back the week before her birthday.  When Ratshade comes back, instead of pricking her finger on the hamster wheel she throws Ratshade on to the hamster wheel and everyone falls into a deep sleep, except for Harriet and her family.

Two other books I would recommend are:  Bird and Squirrel AND The Throne of Fire

Louis Braille, The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind, by Margaret Davidson

Louis wanted to be a harness maker just like father.  So one day when he was three years old everyone in his family was too busy to pay attention to him.  He could have played by himself but he went to his fathers workbench and played with his tools and poked himself in the eye.  He went  to a school for the blind and wanted to read, but the raised print letters were too hard to read.  At the age of 12 he created the Braille alphabet.

One other book I would recommend is: The Throne of Fire.

But Names Will Never Hurt Me, by Bernard Waber

Alison Wonderlands problems began when she moved to a new school.  When they did the roll call, every one made fun of her because of her name and referred to it as Alice in Wonderland.  Every day people made fun of her but then she started to ignore them and had a happy life.

Lunch Money, by Andrew Clements

This book is about 2 kids who are trying make money by selling comic books!  But they soon find out that selling comic books are not allowed in school. So they go to the school counsel and ask permission with their support.   Read the book and see what happens.

I liked this book because I liked how Andrew Clements writes and details this story.

Dragon Ball Z, vol. 1, by Akira Toriyama

Dragonball Z is a science-fiction graphic novel about an alien that thinks he's a human until other aliens attempt to destroy earth.  The action is based on martial arts but is exaggerated in order to make it more exciting.

I liked this book because it is very action packed and exciting.  When the heroes are defending Earth, it often seems like they won't prevail, which helps add suspense.

Two other books I think others would enjoy are:

Wonder AND Augie & Me