Sunday, September 4, 2016

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

The Sinclairs are a rich and happy family. Nothing could ever go wrong due to the wealth and beauty or maybe it could. This book is astounding and left me on the edge of my seat the whole time. All the character are very interesting and thought provoking. This book is a must read.

Rating: 5 By: Joy Age: 13

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster by Lauren Tarshis

His family is on the Hindenburg traveling to the US to get medical treatment for their daughter who has malaria but there is a US spy who has German information about spy's in the US. They were just getting ready to land when the German's caught the spy... then doom! the Hindenburg blew up!

Rating:4 By: Roman Age: 10

Mud Shark by Gary Paulsen

It is a good book with its cliff hanger and humor of the characters.

Rating: 3.5 By: Roman Age: 10

Emory's Gift by C. Bruce Cameron

After 13 year old Charlie hall's mother died, his dad has been in shallow water. School hasn't been going that well. One day he decided to go down to the water to fish. A mountain lion decided to attack. Then a grizzly bear saved Charlie from the mountain lion! Will they become friends? will he save Emory? what will happen next?

Rating: 5 By: Abigail Age: 12

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

When Mrs.Starch's science class go for a field trip, a wild fire starts! Mrs. Starch gets lost while trying to find a students inhaler. Then a oil drilling company starts illegally drilling in the same park where the fire started. 2 kids in the same class from the field trip begin to snoop around and try to find out where Mrs. Starch has gone. I really liked this book.

Rating: 4.5 By: Colin Age:12

Monday, August 8, 2016

To the Stars Isabelle by Lawrence Yep

I love this book. Its about Isabelle a dancer.

Rating: 5 By: Lily Age:10

Designs by Isabelle by Lawrence Yep

This was an amazing book about a dancer.

Rating: 5 By: Lily Age: 10

1001 Things Everyone Should Know about Science by James Trefil

This book is a nonfiction book and about a myriad of different things. There are 7 Chapters that deal with Classical Biology, Evolution (my favorite),l Molecular Biology, Classical Biology. Modern Physical Science, Earth Science, and Astronomy. You will like this book if you like books about science. A feast read (for me at least!)

Rating: 4.5 By: Colin Age: 12

The Little Drummer Girl of Gettysburg by Ed Kelemen

It was amazing and historic.

Rating: 5 By: Lily Age: 10

Emma on Thin Icing by Coco Simon

The book was really good and had a surprising ending.

Rating: 5 By: Lily Age: 10

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

I read Sideways Stories from Wayside School. It was a funny book. This story is about the class on the 30th story. There was a mean teacher in the class in the beginning who turned the kids into apples. The kids/apples made the teacher turn them back. They turn her into an apple on accident and the recess teacher ate her. The class got a new teacher Mrs. Jewls who was very nice. All the chapters are about a different kid in the class. Louis the yard teacher always helps the kids with their problems. This book is funny and exciting. At first Mrs. Jewls thought the kids where monkeys.

Rating: 4.5 By: Aiden Age: 10

The Elementia Chronicles book three part 2: Herobrine's Message By Sean Fay Wolfe

The story of Stan, Kat, and Charlie is unforgettable. There were lots of twists like Black Hood and the feared Herobrine... but who are they? I rated this book a five out of five book because I could not put it down. The total amount of pages in both books was 783 and I read that in three days. This is a book that has action, adventure, betrayals, and wonder. If you like any of those categories then this book is a great option. This book may be good for children 10-16 years old. Do not read this book first because it will not make sense at all. Start form book one, then two, then so on.

Rating: 5 By: Kaden Age: 13

100 Most Feared Creatures On the Planet By Anna Claybourne

I think the most feared animal is the Blue Ringed Octopus. It is scary because it is so small but it has a seriously venomous bite. The wolverine is known to kill full grown caribou. Did you know that mosquitos have caused more human deaths than all the wars in history? I love this book because it has awesome facts.

Rating: 5 By: Roman Age: 10

Underworlds When Monsters Escape By Tony Abbot

Owen, Jon, Sydney, and Dana are going on a adventure to save Dana and the world. They fight mythological creatures and find a very evil Norse God.

Rating: 4 By: Roman Age: 10

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

This is a book about two kids Jess and Leslie. They both live in Lark Creek, Virginia. Jess is a boy who lives on a farm. Leslie is new to town and lives on farm up the road. Jess wants to be the fastest kid in 5th grade but when Leslie came to 5th she was the fastest. Jess had troubles being friends with Leslie. Then Jess and Leslie finally became friends. And that's when they used their imagination for Bridge of Terabithia. They had so many great adventures together until...

Rating: 4.5 By: Kortlan Age: 10

Lea Dives In By Lisa Yee

I love this book.

Rating: 4 By: Sydney Age: 10

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan

The Emperor of Nihon-Ja is a trilling, can't put it down sort of book. Brave heroes come together to protect the Emperor. Putting their heads and hearts together to fight bravely all together to prove the emperor was worthy of his place. This book was one of the most exciting books I have ever read. When I picked it up it was like I was being sucked into the exciting story. I loved how gripping it was.

Rating: 4.5 By: Mica Age: 11

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Every Day By David Levithan

The book Every Day is a thrilling, sad and amazing book. A is neither boy or a girl. A is a different person every day. A has to wake up and figure out where A is, who A is, What is the person's life. This was one of the best books I have ever read. I would definitely suggest that you read this book.

Rating: 5 By: Mica Age: 11

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: Bullies and Buddies By Zach Zombie

So funny. Gets into the story easily.

Rating: 4 By: Caleb Age: 10

The BFG By Roald Dahl

A must read book. It's short but so good and there's a whole series to read.

Rating: 5 By: Sydney Age: 10

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie By Zach Zombie

In this first book of this super funny book you get to read about a real 12 year old Minecraft zombie that goes through a awesome adventure.
Take a peek into what is going on in that deep hole of a head. We look into a zombie that you think as a dead expression that we normally see. Are zombies really different from us. You'll be surprised by how much they are alike.

A must read book. It's short but so good and there's a whole series to read.

Rating: 4 By: Caleb Age: 10

Elvis and the Underdogs By Jenny Lee

You have to read this book. So funny but never want to stop reading it.

Rating: 5 By: Caleb Age: 10

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Lost Saint By Bree Despain

"The Lost Saint," by Bree Despain is the second book in the "Dark Divine," series. I can't really say anything without giving anything away.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 13

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Undertow by Michael Buckley
This book was really good. It really reflects the civil rights movement in the 1960's. If you like sci-fi books that aren't too sci-fi you will like this book.

Rating: 4.5 By: Collin Age: 12
Obsidian By Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Obsidian," by Jennifer L. Armentrout is about a girl named Katy who moves next door to very strange people and they have a secret. Katy befriends the girl named Dee who is one of her next door neighbors while Daemon is the other. Many strange things happen with this group and Katy learns their secret. I loved this book and it is the first book in the Lux book series.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 13
Bunnicula By Deborah and James Howe
I liked this book because it has thrills and silliness. Sometimes it is also scary. Bunnicula has been drinking the juice out of all the vegetables. Once Bunnicula was on a liquid diet, the white vegetables disappeared.

Rating: 4.5 By: Aiden Age: 10
The Maze Runner By James Dashner
The Maze Runner is a great book. The book starts out with Thomas, the main character, being carries up a shaft in some sort of large metal box. He arrives in a large field of grass called the Glade. A lot of other boys also live in the Glade. Thomas looks around and notices that the Glade is surrounded by a very tall, thick concrete wall. Later on he finds out that beyond that wall is a huge maze. One day a boy named Newt was walking back from running around the maze he was carrying his friend,who got hurt,on his back.the Maze walls started to close up and Newt was no where close to getting out. So, Thomas ran in after them and the Maze Walls closed. Somehow, they survived the night. They next day the head boys in the Glade decided to make him a runner. A runner is someone who runs around the maze each day and tries to find a way out. At the end of the book... can Thomas and his friends find a way out?

Rating: 3.5 By: Kalli Age: 12
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon By Grace Lin
I like the adventures of the book.

Rating: 5 By: Sydney Age: 10
The Fault in our Stars By John Green
The fault in our Stars by John Green was a spectacular book. There was a lot of romance, adventure, and sacrifice in the book. Hazel Grace Lancaster is the main character, she has lung cancer. She falls in love with a boy named Agustus Waters who also has cancer. They go on a trip to Amsterdam to meet hazel's favorite author. When they get back something terrible happens. I think anyone who is into a romance/adventure novel would love this book.

Rating: 4     By: Kalli     Age: 12
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
This book is really funny!

Rating: 4.5 By: Lily Age: 10
Midnight Star By Karpow Kinrade
"Midnight Star," is the second book in the "Vampire Girl" series. You have to read the first book first and I don't want to give anything away. everything in this book gives away something or other in the first book.

Rating: 4 By: Sadie Age: 13
How to Dork Your Diary By Rachel Renee Russell
This book mainly talks about Mackenzie purposely trying to make Nikki feel bad. when Nikki finds out that her diary is missing she goes to her best friends for help. She looked in her house, at the school, in the bathroom, in the locker room, in each and every classroom, and even the lunchroom. After class Brandon went to talk to Nikki but she had to leave even though she did not want to leave.

Rating: 4 By: Elizabeth Age: 10
Weird but True By Cheryl Harness
This book is very interesting. The first thing I thought was wow this does not look good. After I read it I thought this is so cool. One of the coolest things I read was that Persian toothpaste was made out of crushed ashes, cattle hooves, eggshells, and oyster shells. another was that Fashionable English ladies used to wear fake eyebrows made out of mouse skin. The last one that was so unbelievable was that French ladies once had hairstyles so tall that servants had to climb ladders to do their 'do's. I thought about if I would have lived there what my lifestyle would be like back then.

Rating: 4.5 By: Elizabeth Age: 10
The Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolken
The Hobbit describes the adventures that Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End has. He meets elves, dwarfs, a wizard, Big People, eagles, spiders, trolls, Lake Men, a dragon and much more. Gandalf, a wizard, Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thrain son of Thor and leader of the Company of Dwarves, Company of Dwarfs and Bilbo all are on a quest to take back the gold that was stolen from Thor by Smaug the dragon. I would recommend this book to young adults, teenagers, tweens, and children who like very adventurous books.

Rating: 4.5 By: Pallen Age: 11
Mockingjay By Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay explains how Katniss Everdeen dealt with the bombing of District 12 and living in District 13. The Capitol took Peeta Mellark. Luckily Gale Hawthorne was there to comfort Katniss. Life in 13 was hard for Katniss because of the schedule and living underground. She was so used to hunting, that it was very strange and stuffy to be living underground. Katniss goes on a special mission to the Capitol with her squad. It cost great sacrifice, but was it worth it? Many of these robots/ drones/ hovercrafts were in the way of reaching the Capitol. I would recommend reading Mockingjay if you liked The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Rating: 4.5 By: Pallen Age: 11
Matilda By Roald Dahl

Matilda is smart and the parents are stupid. But Matilda wants to go to school. So she goes and she has a nice teacher but a every mean principal the Trunchbull. I won't give away the book but Matilda is the hero of the story.

Rating: 4 By: Kortlan Age: 10
Vampire Girl By Karpov Kinrade

"Vampire Girl," by Karpov Kinrade is about a girl who takes saving her mother to a whole new level. Arianna's mother, Arianna is the girl, goes into something like a coma, and Arianna's mother is in that because she made a deal with the devil. The deal is that on Arianna's 18th birthday she would go to hell and marry one of the seven princes and give them an heir. I would recommend this book to people w ho like paranormal books that involve romance. This book I recommend for 6th grade and up.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 13
Splintered By A.G. Howard

This book was the last of a series, called "The Selection", I fell in love with this series. The characters in this book are very well developed and at the end of the last book I physically missed them because they were so real to me. This book may seem very cheesy just by looking at the front cover, but it's really not.

Rating: 3.5 By: Torria Age: 13
The Crown By Kiera Cass
This book was the last of a series, called "The Selection", I fell in love with this series. The characters in this book are very well developed and at the end of the last book I physically missed them because they were so real to me. This book may seem very cheesy just by looking at the front cover, but it's really not.

Rating: 4.5 By: Torria Age: 13
The Dark Divide by Bree Despain

"The Dark Divine," by Bree Despain is about a girl named Grace and she finds out that they're not only humans in this world of ours. Her long lost love and her brothers best friend has come back from his long journey and Daniel has changed a lot. He tells Grace his big secret and even though is bad, she stays with him most of the time. I loved this book and it is the first book in this series, I liked how on every chapter there was a revealing aspect and that this book is a paranormal romance.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 12
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Like the previous books (in the Maze Runner Series), the plot of this story was exiting and fun to read. I would recommend the book to other people. The story had lots of plot twists and an exiting plot.

Rating: 4 By: Hayden Age: 12
A Long Way From Chicago By Richard Peck

A long way from Chicago is the type of book that tells a different story for each chapter. If you like books like that I would sure read it. It is a book about the visits of Joey and Marry Alice to their grandma's house every summer. I sure suggest reading it.

Rating: 3.5 By: Mica Age: 11
Undertow by Michael Buckley
The book undertow by Michael Buckley tells the heart wrenching, awe-inspiring, tragic story of Lyric, a "normal" teenage girl who's town was over turned by Alphas. Believe me, This book was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! A must read if you ask me. This book has loads of surprises and really fun to read it.

Rating: 5 By: Mica Age: 11

Friday, June 24, 2016

Undertow by Michael Buckley

"Undertow," by Micheal Buckley is about a race of half human/ half sea creatures that start living and trying to invade Coney Island.The sea creature people start going to school with the humans and riots start and many threats are placed. Lyric Walker and her family have a huge secret that could get them sent to a military base and tested on. She and her family have to try and save many humans and sea creature because of a major threat. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, modern books and for 7th grade and up.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 12
Underworld, When Monsters Escape by Tony Abbott

Owen, Jon, Sydney, and Dana are going on an adventure to save Dana and the world. They fight mythological creatures and find a very evil Norse God. How will they save Dana?

Rating: 3.5 By: Caleb Age: 10
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

A compelling, easy, fun read. The storyline should be familiar to everyone currently in existence. Would recommend to people who enjoy the young adult fantasy genre.

Rating: 4 By: Molly Age: 13
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
Its Christmas and the Haffleys aren't going to enjoy this holiday season! First Greg got a baby doll for boys and lost it, Then a flood happened in the basement, mom got a little elf on the shelve and its vary creepy and a bad storm got them stuck in the house, Yup just a regular Haffley Christmas.

Rating: 3 By: Cason Age: 11
The Elementia Chronicles Book Three Part One: The Dusk of Hope by Sean Fay Wolfe

The book about how Stan and his friends are trying to bring peace to Elementia is one of the most amazing minecraft stories I've ever read. The story is full of details that make the book come to life. The book makes you feel like you're in the book. It pulls you in and grasps on to you and it wont let go. It took me a really hard time to put this book down. The series is one of the best. At first I thought is was Divergent then Hunger Games then I'm Number Four, but it turned out that my favorite is The Elementia Chronicles. The age range of this book is probably 10-16. I recommend this book to anybody who likes a good challenge .

Rating: 5 By: Kaden Age: 12
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The story of Scout and her brother is fantastic. This book is full of amazing parts and is filled with descriptive language. I also liked how the point of view was from Scout Finch. My favorite part was the trial where Atticus was defending Tom Robinson. It took me along time to read it because I'm not much of a historical fiction type of reader.

Rating:  4.5     By: Kaden     Age: 12
Mudshark by Gary Paulson

I liked this book because it has mysteries, problems to solve, and interesting animals in it.

Rating: 3.5 By: Aiden Age: 10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  By Jeff Kinney

Well I think Greg should actually do some stuff outside but overall that stuff it was a good book.

Rating: 4.5 By: Cason Age: 11
The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan

Titan's curse, book three of The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan, begins with Percy's mother driving him and fellow demigod campers Annabeth and Thalia towards the military school, Westover Hall. The group is responding to a distress call from Percy's best friend, the satyr Grover.

Rating: 4.5 By: Hannah Age: 11
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 By Lauren Trashes
People should read this book because it was interesting and will get you hooked on it.

Rating: 3.5     By: Connor     Age: 10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

The Diary of the Wimpy kid is probably the best book series i've ever read. Dog days is the best Diary of the Wimpy kid book in my opinion.

Rating: 5 By: Mason Age: 10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Old School by Jeff Kinney

Greg is going old school and he's going to a camp and everone thinks its cursed and all that stuff and going though all this crazy stuff and it has a weird ending you know.

Rating: 4 By: Cason Age: 11