Below are some books recommended by the students of Mrs. Anderson's class. Check them out next time you are looking for a good read!
by Ellen Miles (review by Ava) Year Published:You should read Bella in the puppy place series by Ellen Miles! The genre of this amazing book is realistic fiction. It has fantastic book with awesome characters, and a great theme. My first reason why my book is fantastic is the characters! The main characters are Lizzie Peterson and Charles Peterson. She loves to foster puppies and make sure they have a good home to stay for life! Also, Lizzie helps out an animal shelter. Charles helps out Lizzie and Charles is Lizzie’s brother. As you can see, the puppy place has awesome characters. A second reason why my book is fantastic is the beautiful settings! The settings are at the animal shelter and at Lizzie and Charles house! At the animal shelter there is something serious that is going on! Bella is sick and she needs every body’s help or else she will pass away! In Lizzie’s and Charles house they are trying to make sure Bella gets better. As you can see, the setting is beautiful! A third reason why my book is fantastic is the theme! The theme is love! Lizzie’s mom let Bella stay at their house so they can take care of her. Finally, Bella came! Lizzie held her lot! When Lizzie had to put her down to do some chores Lizzie put Bella down and Bella started to cry for Lizzie! So Lizzie had to go back and hold her! Bella fell asleep so Lizzie could finally put her down to continue her chores. As you can see, the characters, setting, and theme are amazing in this book! I recommend this book to people who like to read about animals. by Jeff Kinney (review by Alex A.) Year Published:
One of my favorite books is Diary of a Wimpy Kid Long Haul By Jeff Kinney. The genre of my book is realistic fiction. This book is awesome because it has good characters, it’s funny and it’s weird. A great reason to read this book is that it has great characters. Greg’s older brother Rodrick is really hilarious and pranks his brother Greg a lot. His brother Greg is really wimpy and not attractive. His dad gets really mad over everything and he likes to play with Gettysburg soldiers replicas. Another reason to read this book is that it is weird. One thing is that they go to a hotel and meet a family called the Beardos and they go to a fair and see them their too. They go to the water park and see them there too. Another reason to read this book is that it’s funny. One thing is that they win a baby pig by guessing a big pig’s weight. But they don’t want the pig but the crowd starts chanting, take it take it! Also they lock their keys in their car so they lever Manny in and he eats all Greg’s Oreos. In conclusion, you should check out the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid Long Haul. It has cool characters, it’s weird, and it’s funny. In my opinion, it is a really awesome book.
by Jeff Kinnery (reviewed by Aaron) Year Published:I read a really funny book called Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School by Jeff Kinney. The genre of my book is realistic fiction. This book is awesome because it’s weird, has good characters, and it is hilarious. One reason why you should read this book is it is weird. There is a kid named Fregly that eats his boogers and asks “Does this scab smell funny?” Also the family has a pet pig that watches TV. The second reason why you should read this book is it has good characters. For example, there is the main character Greg who is really lazy and loves video games. There is also Mom, Dad, Manny and Rodrick! Rodrick has a band called Loaded Diaper! The third reason why you should read this book is it is hilarious because the pet pig walks himself around the neighborhood and when Greg bought limes he thought they were lemons. And Rowley did not want lemon juice in his eye so he wore a pair of goggles. As you can see, you should definitely read Diary of Wimpy Kid Old School! It’s fantastic! You will laugh at least 30 times! by Jeff Kinney (review by Josh) Year Published:I read a really cool book called Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. This book is cool because it has good characters, it’s really funny, and you can connect to the story! One reason to read this book is because of the good characters. For an example, Greg is funny and always messes up. Also many is funny and always tells on people. Another reason to read this book is because it’s really funny. Take Greg and Rowley for an example. Rowley is funny and acts like a 5 year old and always gets hurt. Greg is funny because he’s always getting in trouble and tattle-taled on by Manny. My Last reason is that you can connect to this story. One way is that its real life related. And Greg’s mom is like a real mom. In conclusion, you should read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever. by Rachel Renee Russell (review by Ella) Year Published:I read a really awesome book called Dork Diaries, Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life. It’s by Rachel Renee Russell. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. The book is amazing because of its setting, great characters and its super funny. My first reason that you should read this book is because of the setting. The story takes place at the beginning of the school year at a private school called Westchester Country day. Niki just moved and many interesting things happened at school. Another reason you should read this book is because of the characters. Niki is the main character and Mackenzie thinks she is a dork because she writes in a diary. But Niki has her friends Chole and Zoey to talk to in the janitor’s closet. The last reason you should read this book is because it’s super funny. It is funny because some of Niki’s dreams that she has like when Niki gets trapped in a spider’s web and almost gets eaten by a spider. It’s also funny because her 5 year old sister Brianna had an accident on the rug. As you can see, this book is awesome. I hope you can read it soon! by Dan Schneider (review by MacKenzie) Year Published:You should read Drake and Josh Kid Trouble by Dan Schneider and George Doty IV. The genre of this fantastic book is realistic fiction. It is a funny book with creative characters and amazing settings. My first reason this book is amazing is because of the characters. One of the main characters, Josh, is funny and very interesting. Josh is always being embarrassed by his brother, Drake. For example when Drake brought a 4 wheeler to the premiere to impress Sammy and Josh didn't have anything like that so Josh was embarrassed. Also, he was embarrassed when Drake broke into Megan’s classroom with her. They messed up everything so Josh would get in trouble with Megan’s teacher. My second reason you should read Drake and Josh Kid Trouble is because of the settings. The settings are in Los Angeles, in a small house, in a movie theater, and in a high school. I like the settings because they are very unique. This book is organized by each moment at a time. Each chapter has a different setting. For instance, in chapter four Sammy and Drake are at the premiere rating girls on their cuteness. In chapter two Drake and Josh are in their English teacher’s classroom waiting to hear Drake punishment for coming into class late, and for making two girls lie for Drake to get his teacher out of the classroom. They do this so Drake can sneak into the classroom, sit down, and put a book in front of his face and pretend he has been there the whole time. In conclusion, this is an amazing book because of its characters, settings, and its amazing organization. You should read this fabulous book called Drake and Josh kid trouble. by W. Bruce Cameron (review by Lili) Year Published:One of my favorite books is Ellie’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron. The genre of my book is realistic fiction. This book is spectacular because of it’s setting, how adventurous it is, and how emotional it is. One reason it is spectacular is because of it’s settings. Some of the settings include the police shelter, the school, and the construction site. One more setting includes Ellie being with her mom at Ellie’s old home. Another reason you should read Ellie’s Story is how adventurous it is. In one part of the book, Ellie looks for lost, hurt, alive, and dead people at the construction site. In another part a boy gets lost in a storm drain and Ellie has to find him. The last reason you should read Ellie’s Story is because of how emotional it is. One part is very emotional. It is when Jakob, one of the main characters, gets shot in the gut. Another part is when Ellie finds out Jakob is okay. In the next part Ellie finds a boy named Geoffery in a storm drain. At the end, Ellie sees Jakob with a baby girl and a wife. In conclusion, you should read Ellie’s Story. It`s awesome! by Barbara O'Connor (review by Delaney) Year Published:You should read the awesome book How To Steal A Dog by Barbara O’Connor. This realistic fiction book has great characters, creative language and a great suspense. My first reason to read this awesome book is because of the characters. My first character is Georgina and her family (toby and mama) live in a car, and Georgina makes a decision to steal a dog for reward money. Georgina is a tough girl who is sick and tired of living in a car and is pure embarrassed of it. Another great character is Toby. Toby doesn’t seem very worried about living in a car, Georgina lets him help her steal a dog. She thinks he will ruin it and tell mama , but he does good, and thinks of things Georgina didn’t think of and helps to find them too. As you can see this book has cool characters. My second reason is about creative language. When Georgina was explaining how the abandoned house looked, I could imagine how the house looked. For example ‘’the paper tar roof was covered with rotting leaves and pine needles. Prickly looking bushes grew thick and dense across the front, while kudzu vines snaked their way up the chimney and across the roof’’. Another example of what the new house is like is, ‘’when we pulled up in front of our new house me and Toby grinned at each other. It was a tiny white house with a rusty swing set in the red dirt yard and a refrigerator with no door sitting right up on the front porch. As you can see this book has creative language. For my last reason, I chose the suspense of this great book. This book will leave you in suspense. It would stop the chapter right when Georgina was going to make a big decision or would stop when Mookie was around, and when Georgina had to find something for Willy. This will book will leave you in suspense. In closing this realistic fiction book How To Steal A Dog is an amazing book. I think everyone should read it. by James Patterson (review by Liam) Year Published:I read this awesome book called I (even)Funnier by James Patterson. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. This book is amazing because it’s emotional, it’s got funny people, and because it’s funny. One reason you should read this book is because it’s emotional. A time it’s emotional is when Uncle Frankie has a heart attack. Another time it was emotional is when the doctor says Uncle Frankie will live. It’s also emotional when Jamie gets a second chance for Hollywood. The final time is when Jamie wins a second chance. Another reason you should read this book is because it has hilarious characters. One of the hilarious people is Vincent. For example at the lunch table he says what do you get when you cross beans and onions? Tear gas! The funniest is the main character Jamie Grimm (comedian in wheelchair). For example, when he is at the diner he says many people are surprised there are comedians in Russia but they are there, they’re dead but they’re there. The best reason to read this book is because it’s super funny. One time it is funny was at the diner. For example, Jamie says at the diner why did the yo-yo cross the road? Because it was walking the dog! Another time was when they were in the hallway. For example he makes jokes about his wheelchair. In closing, you should read I (even)Funnier by James Patterson. You won’t regret it! by Jerry Spinelli (review by Grace) Year Published:Everyone should read the realistic fiction book Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli. This is a great book and is very interesting. It also has funny characters, a nice setting, and a great plot. My first reason this book is wonderful is because of the characters. The character Lily is very determined and brave. For example, when she and Jake were in a train station at night and they were both scared. Then they realized they were together. Also, Lily is determined to help her friend Katie build a playground for her little brother. Another reason I like this book is because of the setting. The setting is at Jake and Lily’s house. I like the setting because Lily’s birthday takes place there. The third reason I like this book is because of the plot. I like the plot because in each chapter Jake or Lily is talking. When they are talking they have a different point of view. As you can see this is a great book because of the characters setting and plot. I wish I had a twin like that. by Ellen Mills (review by Jameson) Year Published:I read a book called Puppy Place Maggie and Max by Ellen Mills. The genre of the book is realistic fiction. It has things that could happen but didn’t happen yet. It has a nice setting. The setting is near Christmas and it does not say the year. Obviously it is winter. It has great characters such as Buddy, Maggie, Max, Will, and Charles. The best part is they’re all nice. This is a great story, Charles and Lizzie Peterson love their puppy Buddy, but they foster other puppies too. Christmas is around the corner when Maggie and Max appear. This pair is inseparable and unusual, but Max is going to be tough. Will Charles and Lizzy find Maggie and Max a good home for the holidays? This book is perfect for someone who likes cats and dogs. I hope you will read this book. by J.J. Hoard (review by Emily) Year Published:One of my favorite books is Sit, Stay, Love by J.J. Hoard. The genre of Sit, Stay, Love is fantasy. I like Sit, Stay, Love because I connect to the story you might too! Also it has a great beginning, and it is emotional. I connect to the story because I saw a dog limping and potato the dog in the story has broken ribs! Another reason is that I have a favorite dog like Cecilia. Also I hate leaving my favorite dog and Cecilia hates leaving Potato, Cecilia’s favorite dog. My second reason is that it has a great beginning! In the beginning it says people vs. puppies! It also says has an action start like for example Cecilia’s house burns down! And her dad calls Cecilia the closet monster which is kind of funny. My third reason is that it’s emotional. Potato gets taken away from Cecilia. And Cecilia’s best friend moved away from her. And last Cecilia lost her mom when she was little! As you can see Sit, Stay, Love is a great book. I hope you like it! by Derek Fridolfs (review by Faith) Year Published:One of my favorite books to read is called Study Hall of Justice, it is by Derek Fridolfs. The genre of my book is realistic fiction. This book is funny, it has mystery, and it has really good settings. One reason why this is one of my favorite books is because of the setting. The setting takes place at school and at the Bat-cave. Another reason why this book is my favorite is because there is a lot of mystery and I love mystery. For example, they’re trying to figure out the schools secrets. My last reason is that it’s funny. It’s funny because in the story Batman, Wonder Women, and Super Man are accidently slowly saying their secrets. In conclusion, this is one of my favorite books. The author does a really good job doing the mystery, setting, and fun in
by Rachel Roberts (review by Alex H.) Year Published:You should read Avalon Web Of Magic by Rachel Roberts. The genre of this book is fantasy. It has a great theme and the characters are spectacular. My first reason why I like the book is because I adore the characters. Emily is a beautiful and magical person. On the other hand Kara is a dark, beautiful, and magical person with dark black hair. Emily and Kara have a lot of bravery in their blood. My second reason why I go crazy for the book is because of the theme. One theme is bravery. Bravery is to go up against warlocks and goblins like Emily and Kara did. Friendship is to stick together like Emily and Kara did. Magic is another theme. Without magic you can’t defeat warlocks and goblins. The third reason I go ballistic for this book is because of the genre. I like fantasy because it is not real and not true. Another reason why I like the genre is it has magic. It is amusing, entertaining, and funny also. In conclusion my favorite part of this book is the characters, themes, and the genre. I think you should read this fabulous book. by Mary Pope Osborne (review by Giana) Year Published:You should read this great book Buffalo at Breakfast by Mary Pope Osborne. It has very smart and curious characters, adventurous plot, awesome setting, and cool genre. My first reason this book is great is because of the characters. Jack is very smart and knows what’s going on. In this book Jack knows that a bison can weigh two thousand pounds and be six feet high. Annie is curious and scared .In this book Annie was scared to let Black hawk on to a buffalo. The next reason you should read this great book is because of adventure. Jack and Annie need to go were the buffalos are and need to attack fierce animals. Jack and Annie needs to survive from the things that are in the Great Plains. The third reason you should read this book because of the setting. The setting is the Great Plains with buffalo and bison’s. So if you like the Great Plains you will like this story. The fourth reason is because of the genre. It is fantasy book because Jack and Annie go in their tree house and go to and go to the Great Plains. So if you like fantasy this is a good book for you! As you can see, this story is packed with awesome features. You should read Buffalo Before Breakfast! by Sarah Mlynowski (review by Cameron) Year Published:
You should read Whatever After Dream On by Sarah Mlynowski. The genre of this amazing book is fantasy. It is an amazing book with nice characters, and a very good setting and it’s very suspenseful. My first reason why this book is awesome is because of the characters. The main character Abby is helpful, adventurous, and nice. She has a magic mirror that takes them into a different fairy tale every time. In this book they went to Sleeping Beauty. Another character is Robin. In chapter two, Robin walks into the mirror while sleep walking. Robin changes the fairy tale by pricking her elbow instead of Sleeping Beauty. Another character is Sleeping Beauty. Her real name is Brianna. She is very funny and nice. She was sad when Robin pricked her elbow because she heard of the curse. She wanted to be woken up by a prince. As you can see, the characters are very nice and adventurous. Another reason why I recommend this book is the setting. The setting takes place in Sleeping Beauty’s fairy tale. Her castle is called Rose Abbey. There are beautiful roses everywhere. In the castle there are beautiful and fancy things all over. The time is twelve hours to get Robin up. There are many different towers and rooms in Rose Abbey. Robin got pricked in the west tower. There are four towers. There is a north tower, east tower, south tower and west tower. As you can see the setting of this book is outstanding in Rose Abbey! My last reason is the great suspense. For example, at the end of chapter two Robin pricks her elbow so you want to read on to see if she wakes up. Also at the end of the book you want to see if they get a portal back home. Also if Robin wakes up before 10 a.m. when her mom came to get her. Another thing is at the end of chapter eleven you want to see if the fairies will give them wishes. I think the suspense in this book is magnificent! In conclusion, this book is outstanding because of its nice characters, pretty setting and amazing suspense. That is why you should read Whatever After Dream On. I hope you will read it and enjoy it.
by Sarah Mlynowski (review by Maya) Year Published:An amazing book you should read is What Ever After Fairest of All. The author of this creative book is Sarah Mlynowski. The genre is fantasy. This book has adventurous characters, great settings, and awesome chapter endings. My first reason Fairest of All is my favorite is because of the characters. The main character of this book is Abby. Abby is very cool because she is very adventurous. She goes everywhere trying to find a way out of the place the magic mirror took her. Another character is Jonah who is Abby’s. He is very brave. Jonah thinks it is cool that a mirror sucked him into a different place where he meets Snow White. My next reason it’s a good book is that the chapter endings. The author Sara Mlynowski writes the ending of the chapters and it makes you want to read on. For example in chapter 11 it ends Abby saying “We need to save Snow story-before there is no Snow left to save.” Also I like the chapter endings because when Sarah Mlynowski ends the chapter she makes the character sound nervous or blurt out something bad and makes you want to change what happened. Another great reason it’s an awesome book is the settings! For example Abby and Jonah get sucked into a magic mirror in their basement and when they are through they are in Snow White’s world! Also Sara Mlynowski puts Abby, Jonah, and Snow White to scary places . For example after all the fun places they went with Snow White they HAVE to go to Snow’s stepmother’s castle which is a huge risk. Abby knows she can go do this and find a mirror to take her and Jonah home. As you can see What Ever after Fairest of All is an amazing book with great characters, chapter endings, and setting’s I wish I could on the adventures with them. by (review by Maria) Year Published:One of my favorite books to read is Geronimo Stilton, Kingdom Of Fantasy. My books genre is fantasy. This book is awesome because it’s adventurous, exciting and emotional. My first reason why you should read it is it’s adventurous. Geronimo finds a gem each place he goes to. Also, Geronimo goes on an adventure with a dragon. My second reason to read this is it’s exciting. Geronimo and his friends from the fantasy world are trying to save the queen of fairies from the evil witch by going on adventures. My final reason to read it is it’s emotional. Geronimo has to leave his friends because the adventure is over and they saved the queen of fairies. Geronimo has to leave a turtle behind because it has an injury. In conclusion, you should read the book Geronimo Stilton Kingdom of Fantasy. by J.K. Rowling (review by Reece) Year Published:
You should really read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. It is a fantasy book with unique characters exciting plots and interesting themes. My first reason is because of the characters. They are brave, amusing, strong, caring and fearless! Two of my favorite characters his favorite pastime is uprooting trees! And he only knows four words. Hagrid is half giant and he is helpful, brave and silly. He makes tasty tea rock-cakes and rock- sandwiches. He has always wanted a dragon for a pet. All his favorite creatures are deadly Another reason this book is marvelous is because of the exiting plots it beholds. One of my favorite plots is the battle of Hogwarts. There are battles going on in all different rooms and hallways. The teacher’s, ghosts and children battle together as one. The ghosts drop exploding plants on the attackers and the teachers fight alongside the children in duels. The suits of armor battle while the portraits cheer them on. Giants even fight on the castle grounds! The third reason I like this book is because of the great Themes. Everyone was willing to sacrifice them-selves to protect Hogwarts all of the children fought grown death-eaters. Harry Potter even marched straight into Lord Voldemort’s hide-out he wasn’t doing anything to try and sneak in even though every death-eater was there and two 40-foot tall giants loomed down over the hide-out. So as you can see Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is a Must-Read book.
by J.K. Rowling (review by Michael) Year Published:
I read a really awesome book called Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. My book’s genre is fantasy. You should read it because it has good characters, it’s exciting, and has a great setting! A great reason to read this book is because of the good characters. They help each other out. For example, Neville gave Harry Gillyweed to survive an hour underwater. They also cheer for each other. Like on the first task Hermione and Ron were cheering for Harry. Another great reason to read this book is because it’s exciting. For example they lots of cool battles. Also it has the old age line and it makes people under 17 grow beards. And my last reason is the setting. There are lots of places. There is Hogwarts, the Black Lake, the maze, the graveyard, and the Quidditch World Cup. They are all really cool places. In conclusion, you should check out the book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It’s amazing!
by J.K. Rowling (review by Joseph) Year Published:
You should read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling. The genre of this book is fantasy. It has funny characters and an awesome plot. Also it has a fantastic theme. One reason this book is great is because of its characters. One of the main characters, Ron, is funny and scared of a lot of things. He had a weird experience of riding an animal he couldn’t see and got scared because it looked like he was floating in the air. Also Hermione is so dramatic and freaked out about her exams. Another reason this book is amazing is because of the plot. I like the problem because it is very serious and adventurous. Also there is tons and tons of action. The book is so intense there is stuff happening every second. The last reason this book is awesome is because of the themes. I like that everybody is so brave and risks their lives to save someone. Also they have good friendships because they never leave somebody behind. In conclusion this book is fantastic because of its characters, plots, and themes. You should read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
by J.K. Rowling (review by Mya Z.) Year Published:
You should read an awesome fantasy book called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Its adventurous, has good characters, and it’s exciting. The first reason why it’s adventurous is because Harry, Ron, and Hermione go on lots of adventures to solve mysteries. Another reason is that Harry goes into the library after their curfew with his invisibility cloak in the forbidden section. The second reason is the book has really good characters. The first character is Hermione Granger. She is one of Harry’s best friends. Hermione also reads lots of books and does everything right. Almost everything right, because when the troll goes into the girl bathroom she lies to a teacher! The second character is Ron, Harry’s other best friend. Ron is very clumsy and breaks lots of stuff like his wand cracked it right in half and then taped it. The third reason is because the book is exciting. Malfoy challenges Harry to a midnight duel. But never shows up. Harry almost gets caught and expelled! Another reason why the book is exciting is because Harry get all these letters from Hogwarts. But his uncle doesn't let him read them because he doesn't want him to find out about Harry being a wizard. But then about 1,000 letters come down from the fire place and they move far away in a cottage on an island in the middle of the ocean. In conclusion, you should definitely read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It’s a great read.
by J.K. Rowling (review by Mason) Year Published:
You should come to Hogwarts with me in the adventurous book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The author J.K. Rowling must have a huge imagination because this book is fantasy. In this book they have famous wizards and witches (characters)and a huge setting. Also there are really cool events. Some witches and wizards are really outstanding. A wizard named Harry potter finds out he’s famous because he survived a spell that can kill anyone. Harry Potter is brave because he stands up for his friend Hermione granger. Ron Weasley is really good at chess because he defeats a giant chess set. Also Ron loves candy because he told Harry about Every Flavored Beans. Look at the scenery at Hogwarts. There is a game called Quidditch that you can play here. It just sounds like it would be so fun. Also there is a temple that Hagrid says is a very good place to hide your stuff. There is a lot obstacles in the temple too. There is a bunch of fun events at Hogwarts. There is a sorting hat which sorts new comers in four groups Slytherin , Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Gryffindor. At Christmas Harry gets a few fun presents. There is a lot of mythical animals including centaur , and unicorns in the forbidden forest dragons in Hagrid’s hut three headed dogs grading the temple. In conclusion at Hogwarts there are awesome witch and wizards super fun settings and the best events.
by Mo O'Hara (review by Thomas) Year Published:
I read the book My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Fins of Fury by Mo O’Hara. It is one of my favorite books to read. The genre of my book is fantasy fiction. This book is cool because of the settings, it’s funny, and I can connect to the story. My first reason to why my book is awesome is because of the cool settings. My settings are the secret lair/garage, the last pet headquarters/geeky Girls room and Pradeep’s house. My second reason is it’s funny. One reason why is that they get caught every time they try to rescue the fish (Pradeep and Tom). If there’s an idiom, the picture literally shows what an idiom says. My last reason is that I can relate to the story. My connections to the story are they are close to my age and they like to do what I do. In closing, I hope you will like to read the book My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish Fins of Fury now. I know I enjoyed it!
by Shannon Hale (review by Emma) Year Published:I read a really awesome and cool book called Once Upon a Pet by Shannon Hale. This is fantasy. This book is amazing because it has bad characters with pranks, different short story backgrounds, and animal characters. My first reason to read this is the bad characters with pranks. In one story there are two bad characters and the funny thing is they are animals. They trick another animal and person. A good guy liked to hide in cold places and pranked her owner. My second reason to read it is the different short story backgrounds. Each story has 3 to 7 pages. Also each story has a different background. One is in Ever After High. One is in the forest. My last reason to read this story is the characters. There are horses, cats, foxes and dragons. Some of the animals have powers. One is camouflage. That animal turned the color of a dress and the forest. These are reasons people should read Once Upon a Pet. They have mean bad guys, short stories and animal characters. by Rick Riordan (review by Greg) Year Published:
You should read Percy Jackson the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan. The genre of this story is fantasy. Three reasons this book is terrific are the characters, setting, adventures, and descriptive language. The characters are great because, they are creatures like Percy. If you didn’t know Percy’s dad is Poseidon that means Percy’s a demi god. Mr. Brunner, Percy’s teacher is a creature but in the begging he saved Percy with a pen that when you click it the pen turns in to a sword. This book is awesome and full of adventures. One reason is Mr. Brunner killed his teacher which was one of those bad creatures with a half sword half pen. Another reason is that Percy’s dad is a god and that makes Percy a demi god. Because, Percy is a demi god he gets to go to Camp Half Blood to train for battle. The descriptive language of this story is in one part Mrs. Dodds turned in to a scary looking creature one more part is the author describes how Nancy Bobofit is an ugly girl with crooked teeth and orange freckles that looked like somebody spray painted liquid Cheetos. In conclusion, you should read this book. I think that because of the characters, the adventures and the descriptive language it makes the book really interesting.
by Rick Riordan (review by Aiden U.) Year Published:
Everyone should read Percy Jackson and the Olympians the Lightning Thief. The author is Rick Riordan. The genre of this book is fantasy. This book has funny characters, it is adventurous, and figurative language. One reason I like this book is book is because of the charters I like Percy because he always gets kick out of school. Another character I like is Grover because he is serious by telling everyone did you do what you were supposed to do. Another reason I like this book is because of the adventurous plot .Percy goes to the mountains and a weird camp the people were starring at them quietly in a weird way. The third reason I love this book is because of the figurative language for example when little Nancy was in danger of the water pulling her in they mentioned kids whispering ‘’did you see-‘’ “-the water-‘’ “-like it grabbed her-‘’ this showed proof of how scared the kids were. In conclusion I like this book because the characters, advancers, and the figurative language I think you should read this book to find more about it.
by Rick Riordan (review by James) Year Published:
You should read Percy Jackson the Lightning Thief by Rick Rordan. The genre of this story is fantasy. Three reasons this book is terrific are the characters, setting, adventures, and descriptive language. The characters are great because they are creatures like Percy. If you didn’t know, Percy’s dad is Poseidon. That means Percy’s a demigod. Mr. Brunner, Percy’s teacher is a creature but in the begging he saved Percy with a pen that when you click it the pen turns into a sword. This book is awesome and full of adventures. One reason is that Mr. Brunner killed his teacher, which was one of those bad creatures with a half sword half pen. Another reason is that Percy’s dad is a god and that makes Percy a demigod. Because Percy is a demigod he gets to go to Camp Half Blood to train for battle. The descriptive language of this story is that in one part Mrs. Dodds turned into a scary looking creature, one more part is the author describes how Nancy Bobofit is an ugly girl with crooked teeth and orange freckles that looked like somebody spray painted liquid Cheetos. In conclusion, you should read this book. I think that because of the characters, the adventures and the descriptive language it makes the book really interesting.
by Sarah Mlyonowski (review by Brielle) Year Published:The book Whatever After Sink Or Swim is a terrific book! It’s by Sarah Mlyonowski and its genre is fantasy. It’s a descriptive book with great characters that always leaves you in suspense! One reason this book has awesome characters is because of Lana! Lana is a mermaid who trades her voice to be a human and have legs! Lana didn’t know how to read or write so Abby had to teach her. Another great character is Eric, prince of Mustard Kingdom. Eric only cares about how pretty girls look and on the wedding Lana wouldn’t come back so he was about to marry princess of Watermelon Kingdom when he didn’t even know her! Another reason this is magnificent is because of all the suspense. The is suspense is great because on chapter 9 it leaves you hanging when Lana learns to read and write and you have to read the next chapter to find out if she learned! Also on the last page it leaves you out on the last page by saying ‘Who knows what adventures I’ll go on next,” The last reason this book is the best is because of the descriptive language. It has descriptive language because on page 72 it says “Lana was yelling at the top of her lungs and Abby thought everyone could hear!” Also on page 10 it says “He was so handsome. He had dark black, shiny hair with bright blue eyes.” Finally on page 20 it says “She had a yellow shiny tail and beautiful blonde hair.” As you can see Whatever After Sink or Swim is a terrific book because of the characters, suspense and descriptive language. You should totally read it. Especially is you love The Little Mermaid. I wish I could be in all these adventures with them! by Katherine Applegate (review by Bailey) Year Published:I believe you should read the book called The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. It is fantasy, but somewhat based on a true story. It has a good setting, great characters and a heartwarming ending. My first reason why you should read this book is the setting. Part of the setting is at the Exit Eight Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. Also the setting takes place at a zoo. My second reason why this book is interesting is because of its good characters. For instance, Ivan is a trustworthy, intelligent and has many more great traits. Ruby the baby elephant is a curios and good infant. My third reason why this book is very interesting is because of it’s great ending. For example Ruby and Ivan get a new home and Julia’s dad gets a new job. As you can see, I think you should read The One and Only Ivan. It’s a fantastic book!!!! by Katherine Applegate (review by Suzy) Year Published:One of my favorite books is The One and Only Ivan by Kathrine Applegate. The genre of my book is fantasy. This book is amazing because of the setting, being emotional, and has a really good ending. A great reason why you should read this book is because of the setting. It goes from the jungle to Big Top Mall and to a better habitat for Ivan. The ending habitat has more of Ivan’s kind. Another reason why you should read this book is because it is emotional. Ivan gets captured with another gorilla. Characters die in the book. Ivan moves away and lastly he gets taken away from his family. The last reason why you should read this book is because it has a really good ending. Ivan is happy and with more gorillas and is in a better habitat. As you can see, The One And Only Ivan is a really awesome book to read. You should read i by Rick Riordan (review by Tevin) Year Published:You should read Percy Jackson and the Olympians Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. The genre of this awesome book is fantasy. It is a cool book with amazing characters, an unbelievable theme, and a really wonderful setting My first reason this book is awesome is the amazing characters. My favorite character is Grover underwood. He is really funny. He had pop and bit the top off and ate the can. Another amazing character is Percy Jackson. He is very adventurous. In the book a quest was for Clarisse but he went on it too. One last really cool character is Tyson Jackson, He is very busy. He got a job making weapons and is always working. My second reason this book is really cool is the theme. The theme of this book is bravery. For example Tyson risks his life to save Percy. Another example is when a bull comes in a lot of them go after it. Also when they try to get the golden fleece they fight Polyphemus a giant Cyclops. Another reason I love this book is the setting. One of the settings is at camp half-blood I like that setting because that is where they fight the bull. Another cool setting is the sea of monsters which is where they destroy Kronos. One last cool setting is when they’re on the boat because that is where they fight Luke and his army. In conclusion this book is really cool because of the characters, theme, and the setting. I think everyone should read Percy Jackson and the Olympians Sea of Monsters by (review by Dominic) Year Published:One of my most loved book is The World of Angry Birds. The genre of this book is Fantasy Fiction. This book is awesome because of the setting and it’s adventurous and emotional. My first reason to read it is the setting. There are a ton of settings. For example, Cornucopia Woods and Islands in the Sky. I think it’s quite awesome because there are so many places they go to. My second reason is it’s adventurous, because they go to a bunch of weird places and sometimes they even get tricked! They get into a lot of trouble, have fun and never give up. My final reason to read it is it’s emotional. Many of the birds get injured and, one of the baby hatchlings don’t hatch while the other ones do. And it’s really sad. In conclusion, those are some reasons I think this book is amazing. You should read it! by (review by Jonathan) Year Published:You have to read this book Thor the Dark World. It is adventurous, has action, and brave characters. The genre is fantasy. The first reason I like this book is because of the characters. I like the character Loki because he’s a brave god of mischief from Asgard and he could transform into different people. And I like the other character Thor. He’s a brave god of the hammer and of thunder. He could control his hammer and he could fly. The second reason I like this book is because of the adventurous plot. Thor and Loki are going to stop the dark elf leader Malekith and they are from Asgard. This is adventurous because Asgard is a very far away dimension in the 9 realms and it is a very beautiful place. The last reason I like this book is because of the setting. The setting is Asgard. Asgard is a very magical place where all the gods live. It is beautiful but it is very dangerous. In conclusion this book is very cool in many different ways. You should read this AWESOME book!!! by Mary Pope Osborne (review by Jayden) Year Published:You should read Vacation Under a Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne. The genre of this Adventure book is Fantasy and Mystery. It is a mystery book with creative characters and it has an amazing setting. My first reason this book is amazing is because of the characters. The character jack loves to write in his notebook where he keeps all his adventures on where he goes. Another reason is that he loves to read books. I like Annie because she out smarts her brother. She loves to go on an adventure and she has a feeling that the magic tree house was going to disappear My second reason that I like the book is because of the setting. The setting of this story takes place in a little village with an awesome volcano in Pompeii. In Pompeii there are tons of palm trees and it has a volcano that’s going to erupt. My third reason is because of the mysterious plot. What’s mysterious about this book is that jack found a secret code called ML. Another mysterious thing is that there was a lady wearing a black dress who was saying mysterious things. In conclusion I think people should read this book because it’s an amazing mysterious book. If also really fun characters that love to travel to different places. by Louis Sachar (review by Kaelyn) Year Published:I think everyone should read this wacky story Way Side School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar. The genre of this book is fantasy. Its hilarious characters, a funny plot, and an interesting setting. My first reason is the hilarious characters. My favorite character is Louis the yard teacher. He doesn’t tech, he cleans the playground, and hands out the balls. Another character I like is Todd. He always gets in trouble but before he does he’s always doing something funny. My second reason is the funny plot .My favorite part is when Sharie brings a hobo to school for show-and-tell. He tells a weird story about socks but he doesn’t believe in then though. I also like when Calvin tells the class that he’s going to get a tattoo, and they keep asking “What are you getting Calvin”. But after he got it they were disappointed because he got something that the class didn’t like. The third reason I like this book is because of its setting. The setting is at a wacky school were crazy stuff happens. The school is 30 stories high. Miss Zarves teaches on the nineteenth story, but there is nineteenth story, and there is no Miss Zarves. As you can see, I think you should read this wacky story because of the hilarious characters, funny plot, and interesting setting. by Debbie Dadey & Marica Thornton Jones (review by Austin) Year Published:Everyone should read Wizards Don’t Need Computers. It is super funny and the genre is Fantasy. It is by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones. I like this book because of the characters they are funny. I also like this book because of where it takes place. The first reason I like this book is because of the characters. The first character is Merlin the Wizard. He pretends to be a librarian but he is a 15 thousand year old wizard. The next character is King Arthur. He is under a spell to be a giant gold fish. Then he turns into a human but he is super old and wearing a purple jogging suit. The last character is Eddie. He is under a spell to love reading more than he does but later Merlin lets him out of the spell. The next reason I like this book is the genre. The book is Fantasy . It is a Fantasy book because there is a wizard and a kid finds the wizards wand and makes a castle full of books. The last reason I like this book is where the story takes place. It takes place in a little town named Baily City. Four kids found a huge library full of tall shelves of books and one little computer. In conclusion this book is awesome because of the characters, the genre, and the setting. You should read Wizards Don’t Need Computers .
by Allan Zullo and Mara Bovsun (review by Matt) Year Published:I read a book called Heroes of The Holocaust by Allan Zullo and Mara Bovsun. The genre of my book is informational. This book is amazing because it’s action-packed, it’s sad, and it’s scary. A great reason to read this book is because it’s action-packed. My first reason it’s action-packed is there is a lot of shooting. For example, the Nazi’s took 20 people and Vera to a river they lined them up and the Nazi’s shot at Vera. She jumped in the river and didn’t get shot. She swam for a mile and got away safely. Another reason it’s action-packed is that they drop a giant bombs. For example, when Fèrenc got back to his apartment the Russians bombed his apartment and everybody in it. Another great reason to read this book is because it is very sad. One reason it is sad is that some people die. For example, a boy ran out of the stable to check on his father to see if he’s dead or not and he saw Maria Andzelm’s father dead and shouted “Mr. Andzelm is dead”. Also another reason is that it’s sad is that get taken to concentration camps. For example, Henri’s cousin Paula got taken to a concentration camp by Nazi’s. Another great reason to read this book is because it’s scary. One reason it’s scary is because the Nazi’s are trying to kill the Jews. Another reason that it’s scary is because the Nazi’s try to kill the underground system (people who help hide Jews). As you can see, Heroes of The Holocaust is an outstanding book to read. You should read this jaw-dropping book, Heroes of The Holocaust. by Lauren Tarshis (review by Evan) Year Published:
Everyone should read the book I Survived Hurricane Katrina by Lauren Tarshis. The genre of this book is historical fiction. It has characters that show bravery and strength. It also shows friendship and it is action packed. My first detail why this book is spectacular is because of its characters. The main character Barry shows bravery and strength when he fell off the roof of his house and fell into the deep water with poisonous snakes. My second detail why the characters show bravery is, when Barry fell into the water he didn’t know what to do so he decided to swim.Once he found a house he went into it. Barry didn’t know that there was a dog in the house so when Barry got in the house he saw the dog. Barry thought the dog would attack him but he didn’t. The exiting adventures in this book make you want to never stop reading. My first detail is Barry and his family try to leave town before the hurricane hits but Barry’s sister gets too sick and they have to go back home. My second detail is when Barry falls off the roof his house and ends up swimming in water and pushed into a house. In the house Barry makes friends with a dog in the house. When the dog falls out of a window Barry jumps to save the dogs life. The theme in this book shows lots of friendship. My first detail is when Barry jumps out of a window to save the dog. When he jumps to save the dog someone in a yellow boat comes to save them. My second detail is the person in the yellow boat doesn’t only drop the dog and Barry off to there owners and parents,she gives them food. In conclusion,I hope this writing piece persuaded you to read the suspenseful book I Survived Hurricane Katrina.
by Lauren Tarshis (review by Bryce) Year Published:
You should read I Survived Hurricane Katrina. The genre is historical fiction. The author is Lauren Tarshis. It has adventure and great details of the characters. This is a really awesome book. The first reason this is an awesome book is it has really well thought out characters because they are some of the names that you do not hear a lot. The second reason it makes them very brave and adventurous. For example, Cleo, Barry, jay, Abe, is some different names. The second reason I think it is an awesome book is because of the bravery. Barry is brave because he fell off his roof with a killer dog. He was on a floating car by himself with a killer dog. He was in a house that was tipped over alone with snakes during the storm. The third reason it is an awesome book is its adventure because Barry falls off his roof and away from his family .He swam alone with snakes and with 125 mph wind speeds As you can see I really like Lauren Tarshis' series I Survived . Maybe you will like the I Survived series just like me .
by Lauren Tarshis (review by Jackie) Year Published:Everybody should definitely read the scary but interesting book I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001.It is a historical fiction book with Lauren Tarshis writing the whole thing. She created very adventurous characters to help get the reader hooked. It also has a cool setting and interesting problem. My first reason I love this book is because of its adventurous characters. The first character is Lucas. Lucas is very brave because he had three concussions from football. The doctor said that he can’t play football again, but Lucas still wanted to play. Another reason why Lucas is brave is because when the twin towers were being attacked he didn’t scream or cry. My last reason why Lucas is brave is because he went into the city by himself without anyone knowing and he skipped school. My next reason this book is outstanding is because of the setting. The setting is different at times but I like the convenience store setting. In this book the author makes it feel like you are there in the store. It makes you feel like you have dust down your throat just like Lucas. I felt scared when I was reading the book. The other setting I liked was when Lucas and his uncle were walking down the street and started to get scared when they saw how low the plane was. I thought I was right there with Lucas. My last reason I really liked this book is because of the problem. Once again I thought I was in the story, right when the twin towers were being knocked down and when Lucas was running to his dad. Another reason was when Lucas and his dad were running away from the north twin tower when it was falling. I really liked the problem. In conclusion, I really think everyone should read this book. I mostly think so because of the characters, setting and problem. by Lauren Tarshis (review by Spencer) Year Published:You should read I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 By Lauren Tarshis. It is Historical Fiction. It has awesome characters, a great setting, and a cool plot. My first reason I like this book is because of the characters. One of them is Harry. I like Harry because he likes Star Wars. He also believes in fairy tales. Another character I like is Ben because he likes basketball. He also survives the earthquake and tsunami with his family. My second reason why I like this book is amazing is because of the setting. The book takes place in the town of Shogahama, Japan. I like Shogahama because it is peaceful. There are many cherry trees. Another reason I like Shogahama is it is near the coast of Japan. My Final Reason I like this book is because of the plot. The book is very serious because when the tsunami hits Shogahama it floods and destroys Shogahama and the citizens go to Shogahama’s school to be safe In conclusion, I think you should read I Survived the Japanese Tsunami by Lauren Tarshis. It has a great plot, Cool characters, and an amazing setting. by Lauren Tarshis (review by Julia) Year Published:
Everyone should read the book I Survived the Shark Attack, 1916 by Lauren Tarshis. This book’s genre is Historical fiction and it’s creative. The characters are very serious. There is a cool plot and setting. My first reason that I love this book is because of the serious characters. I think Chet is serious because he read the killer shark attacks swimmer. His friends are serious because they read it too. My second reason this book is awesome is because of the plot. Chet read the killer shark attacks swimmer. It was scary. In the story a guy got his leg bitten off so Chet doesn’t want to go in the Matawan Creek. But when he was in the creek a shark rubbed against his leg. Elm Hills, New Jersey is a cool setting. I think that because there is a Matawan Creek that has a shark in the creek. There is also the Elm Hills Diner. I like that because the captain told his interesting story of when he was a kid. In conclusion you should read this book because there is an awesome setting, plot, and characters. I think this book is cool.
by Lauren Tarshis (review by Kaitlyn) Year Published:You should really read the book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis. I like this book because of the curious characters, interesting plot, and setting. One reason I like this book is the characters. The three main characters are George Calder, Phoebe Calder, and there aunt Daisy. George is a person who likes to explore a lot of things. At home, he explores the woods. Phoebe goes where George goes. She is also adventurous and likes to explore likes George. Aunt Daisy sort of likes to explore. In chapter two, she said,” No having fun without me.” She loves to have fun. Another reason I like this book is the setting. I like the setting because it’s on the grandest ship in the world at that time. The third reason I like this book is the plot. The problem is the Titanic hit an iceberg and it is sinking. As you can see, this book has a lot of reasons for you to like it. You should read this wonderful book! by Anna Clabourne (review by Aiden P.) Year Published:One of my favorite books is called 100 Most Destructive Natural Disasters by Anna Clabourne. The genre is informational non-fiction. This book is outstanding because of the setting, cool facts, and it’s emotional. A great reason to read this book is because of the setting. Some of the worst disasters took place in China and Venezuela. There are lots more places, but these are only two of them. Another reason is that it has cool facts. One of the cool facts is that a massive earthquake struck right in the middle of China. Another fact is in December 1999, following a huge rainstorm, floods surged down the towns, sweeping victims into the ocean. My last reason is that it is emotional. That could be really sad to some people of the flooding and because so many people died. In conclusion, this is a really awesome book. by (review by Zoey) Year Published:My favorite book is called 101 Great Science Experiments. The genre is informational non-fiction. There are lots of exiting and interesting science experiments with most items that you have at home already. One reason I think the book is interesting is because of the water experiments. There’s a speed boat one and this is what you need: -a big tub full of water -dish soap -a pen -a colored card and scissors Another reason I think the book is interesting is because there’s one that were you can see holes in water and here is what you need: -a bowl of sugar -a cup of water and teaspoons One more reason that I think the book is interesting is because there’s one were you can see if liquids mix and here is what you need: -food coloring -two glass breaker -a spoon and cooking oil My final reason that I think the book is exciting is because there’s one were you can see plants drinking and here is what you need: -four glasses -different colored inks or food coloring -fresh white flowers and scissors In conclusion, this is an interesting and exciting book You should read it! by Scholastic Books (review by Jake) Year Published:I read a really cool book called 2016 Book of World Records: Epic Wins and Fails from Scholastic Books. The genre of my book is informational text. This book is awesome because it is exciting, interesting, and it has really, really good facts. My first reason to read it is it is exciting. There are cool facts you can learn and hilarious things that people can do. Also there are funny fails that people try to beat for records. My second reason to read it is it is very interesting. There are things about what records people can beat. There are big storms too. Also there are cool animals I have never seen before for me and you to learn. My last reason to read it is they have amazing and fantastic facts to learn. For example, it has things about the earth like volcanoes, hurricanes and meteors. Also there are things about the human body that are different. My favorite section is sports. My favorites are hockey, basketball, football, soccer and more. And it has really weird things that people can do such as fire breathing. In conclusion, you should read this book world Guinness World Records 2016. It’s exciting, interesting, and has good facts to enjoy. You would love it! by Charlotte Lee Gross (review by Patrick) Year Published:
My favorite book that I ever read is called Presidential Wit and Wisdom, by Charlotte Lee Gross. It’s perfect because it tells at least one quote from every single president, a good time period, and a nice genre. The first reason is the genre of this book. It’s informational because it has millions of presidential quotes. Also, in between quotes are little facts about the presidents. My second reason is the setting. It takes place from 1789 to the present. Another setting is the White house [where presidents live]. My last reason is that it has quotes from all the presidents that ever stepped foot in the White house [including George Washington because he was not president when they made the building]. In this book there are famous quotes by them. In conclusion, this book is very awesome! You should read it.
by (review by Zac) Year Published:One of my favorite books is Secret World’s Titanic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasures. The titanic book is emotional, descriptive, and also it has an interesting genre. One reason to read it is that it is emotional. People died on that ship. Some people never saw their family’s again. Another reason to read it is that it is descriptive it said that there was 9000 workers including officers ,seamen and radio operators . It also said, “Since 1985 there have been lots of expeditions to the wreck site”. So there have been many trips for 31 years. There is one more reason and that is about the genre. I love this book because it tells true facts and real things. It is informational non-fiction. In conclusion, you should read this book. It is really informational if you need to do a project on it.