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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneis a book about a small kid named Harry Potter and lives with a horrible family called the Dursley’s. They mainly focus on pleasing there praised son, Dudley, and beating Harry up. Harry actually turns out to be a wizard, and not just any wizard, an Amazing wizard! So he goes to a special school for wizards and witches called Hogwarts. Later in the book he hurts the main bad guy, Voldemort.

I liked this book because there is a lot of surprise, there are several places that it puts you a cliffhanger you just can’t leave alone. It makes it to where you cannot take it away from yourself until you have finished it. I also liked this book because it has a lot of character development and changes. I like how it changes everything as the Dursley’s realize that Harry is a wizard and that they would have to deal with it.

I highly recommend this book to young readers who would enjoy a fantasy novel with suspense and action. I think older readers would also enjoy this fun book and have a good time reading it. You really should read this book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsis about a boy named Harry Potter who lives with his aunt and uncle. He is a wizard and goes to wizard school every year. Harry Potter meets a house elf named Dobby. Dobby tells him he must not go to school but Harry Potter has been awaiting going to school all summer. Harry that night gets brought to school by his friend Ron and Ron’s brothers. Ron picks harry up in an enchanted flying car. They fly to Ron’s house. A week later they go to the train station and they can’t go through the magic barrier. So they fly to Hogwarts and people start to get petrified and Harry finds a journal that unlocks some secrets.

I really liked this book because it really keeps you on the edge of your chair and makes you really interested in it. I also liked it because the characters change a lot. I highly recommend this book to young readers who enjoy a suspense and action filled book. I also recommend to older people who are looking for something to read.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban is about a young boy named Harry Potter. He is a magnificent wizard and in this book goes to his third year of Hogwarts school for witches and wizards. In school they have a new dark arts teacher named Lupin. He saves Harry Potter in the beginning by warding off a dementor. As they go throughout the school year Oliver wood pushes them to get better at quidditch, and to go for the quidditch cup. All this time black, a murderer has been doing stuff to the school. In the end part of it some huge questions are answered and some cliff hangers are left.

I liked this book a lot and think it is the best of the three first books. It explains a lot and leaves you very satisfied with its results. I also liked it because the character development with Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley is amazing.

I would recommend this to any reader who likes a suspenseful book that is long and interesting. It would also work well with fiction readers who can’t stop reading.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: The Magician’s Nephew

Author: C.S. Lewis

Rating: You should read this

The Magician’s Nephew is about a girl named Polly and a boy named Digory. Polly has a ring that could teleport her to different places of the world, and even different worlds. She makes a mistake and goes through the portal, she did not go to a different place of the world she went to a forest. Digory tries to save her and bring her back. It gets complicated because Polly wants to stay.

I really liked the story in the beginning but the more I read, I did not find it as interesting as I did in beginning. It’s not my favorite book but not my least favorite book. I really liked the part of the book when Polly disappears and reading about Digory and the nephew’s reactions.

I would recommend this book to a 4th or 6th grader, not a 3rd or 2nd grader. They would probably have a hard time reading it because there were large words and it’s a 5th grade book too. Just because it was not my favorite doesn’t mean it would be someone favorite book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Lily’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: You should read this

I just read the book Lily’s Story by W.Bruce Cameron. The genre of this book is fantasy fiction. The book is about a dog named Lily and she is a rescue dog. Another mane character is Maggie Rose, and Maggie Rose really wants Lily and loves Lily. I read this book because it’s about dogs and I love dogs.

I like when Lily saves other animals. There was a part in the book where Lily saved a deer. I don’t like when Lily doesn’t get adopted. Maggie Rose didn’t adopt Lily.

I recommend this book because it made me happy and put a smile on my face. The book has good details. The book has fun characters. The book has a good moral and a fun story.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

Author: C.S Lewis

Rating: You have to read this!

This book is called The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The story is about four children, their names are Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter Pevensie. They were staying at a professors mansion because of the war. The kids were playing hide and seek and Lucy hid in a spare room where there was a wardrobe and she went in and found Narnia. Later on, Edmund found Narnia and met the White Witch, the fake queen of Narnia, who was very evil. As you read on you will learn that they meet Aslan the noble lion. The four children must break the spell of the white witch before it’s too late.

After you read one or two chapters you can’t put this book down. I like when you meet Aslan, it feels like all the sadness in the world just goes away. I also like when the kids are afraid of a talking beaver, I know I would be if I came across a talking beaver or any talking animal really.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls because there’s a lot of action, but there’s also some soft moments. In some parts it’s a little mysterious and nerve-racking. I hope you read this magnificent book.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potteris a great book. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneis a boy who lives with the Dursley’s, (they are his aunt, uncle, and cousin) they treat him horribly. Then one day a letter came to the house, little did he know in about a month he would be on a train to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry, there he would be learning about potions, spells, playing Quidditch where you don’t touch the ground when you play, come across a three headed dog, and make the best friends you could ask for and much much more. Hogwarts wouldn’t run smoothly if the headmaster Professor Dumbledore wasn’t there.

What I love about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneis well what isn’t there to love there is Quidditch, a baby dragon, I especially like when Ron freaks out on the train when he discovers that Harry’s on it. I also love when Harry, Ron, and Hermione are getting put in to their houses, and when the sorting hat doesn’t even touch Malfoy’s head and it’s like three inches away from it and it yells Slytherin. I don’t dislike anything about Harry Potterwhat so ever.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls all around the world, kids 7 years and up. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneis a great book but sadly it isn’t true, but if it was I think I would explode. This book is written by a famous lady named J. K. Rowling.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: The Fire Eternal

Author: Chris D’Lacey

Rating: You should read this

In The Fire Eternal the Pennykettle household think that David, Zanna’s husband, is dead. But then something is amiss…the group called the IX, wanted to create some fire called dark fire. The IX wanted to create and breed dragons and take over the world. In the Pennykettle household, the dragons decide to go through a magical door in search for him…

What I liked about the book was that there are dragons. I also liked that the characters go on adventures and that there is mystery. The story is well written. What I did not exactly like about it is that it’s sometimes hard to explain. Also sometimes you don’t know who the author is talking about.

I recommend this to anyone looking for an entertaining book. This book was full of entertainment.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: The Poison Jungle

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Rating: You have to read this!

In The Poison Jungle Sundew is searching for answers. At first she does not know that not everyone—or leaf wings—can be trusted. She grew up here but didn’t know everything or everyone here. She soon finds out what she was missing but not the way she thought she would…

I liked that there were dragons and there were parts that made you never want to stop reading. It was well written. It also had magic. I would give it 5 out of 5 star rating. I have nothing I didn’t like.

I would recommend this to people who love dragons. It is all about dragons so they would love it. It has over 9 types of them.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Acacia

Title: Lily to the Rescue

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: You have to read this!

This book is about a dog, a girl, and a crow. The main character is Lily she’s a rescue dog. The second main character is Maggie rose, she’s Lily’s human. One day a bounce of crows saved a squirrel from a hawk, one of the crows broke its arm. Maggie Reese’s parents work at a rescue shelter so thay took the crow there, was it ok?

I like this book because lily and the crow did funny stuff. My favorite people is when the crow went on Lily’s back and when lily stole the ball from Maggie roses brothers.

I recommend this book for everyone, it’s funny, a little sad, and heart warming. This book can be for everyone who likes a little sad funny and heart warming book.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ayden

Title: Monster Club

Author: Gavin Brown

Rating: You should read this

So it starts with three characters named Spike, Tommy and Karim and their adventures to explore. It begins when they are trying to catch a basilisk in class. The dads of the three are not happy. But Karim took his dad’s sidesplitter. Then they try to catch a goblin. The goblin gets away and they go for the two toed snipe. They catch nothing! But, they got kicked out and why is that they tried to catch a weevil.

So, they are thinking they will try to catch a fire dragon, which in monster terms is a level 7 monster named Razorback. It was a big monster. But, they made the dragon turn friendly. An evil person named Mike Tukerville takes Spike’s dad. And, it’s going to be fun!

I really like this book. You need to read it. I think you would like it. Give me your thoughts if you like it because I did!


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ayden

Title: The Wild Robot Escapes

Author: Peter Brown

Rating: You should read this

This book is about a robot named Roz or Rozzum7133 and she lives on a farm called the Shareef Farm with two kids named Jad and Haya. They helped the robot escape and she had a son named Brightbill. Brightbill is a duck!

If you are wondering how she escapes, is that her son leads her through the forest to the sea. A whale helped them to get to another island. If you don’t know there are these robots called the RECOS, which hurts Roz.. She is back to her maker. The maker feels astonished about Roz. In the end, Roz makes it back to home sweet home with her son.

So here’s my recommendation, if you have the first book about Roz, you have got to read the second book. I recommend it because it because it is a really good book. So, if you’re reading, please read this book!


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Thomas

Title: Artemis Fowl

Author: Eoin Colfer

Rating: You have to read this!

This book Is about a boy named Artemis who lived in Chi Minh city. Artemis goes to Egypt for vacation. When he gets back he gets on a ferry transporting gold when suddenly one container goes missing after the captain’s heart stoped but he didn’t die.

What I liked about this book was the adventure flying to Egypt and the mysteries. Another thing I liked was they found a footprint was. The container went missing. The author really knew how to keep me interested in the book.

If you like adventures and mysteries I would recommend this book to kids of all ages. This book is first in the series and I can’t wait to read more of them.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Author: C. S. Lewis

Rating: You should read this

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is about a girl named Lucy. She went into a wardrobe and teleported to a land called Narnia.

I enjoyed the book because it felt magical. There were so many creatures that don’t exist on Earth. I really liked reading about a family’s adventure. I think it’s cool that Lucy had a good relationship with her brother, Edmund. I don’t want to ruin the ending but it was a really cool one. This is a good book for you if you like magic, families, and surprises.

I would recommend this for both girls and boys. I would recommend this for 5th, 6th and 7th grades because it was a long book. It would probably be hard for 3rd and 4th grades and it could be a little creepy for 2nd grade. I think if you like to read, this is a great pick.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Toby’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: You have to read this!

This fictional book is based off of this dog named Toby, he was at a ranch and he got adopted by a home for old people. Toby is a therapy dog, he helps the old people calm down and sleep better. The owner of the hospice wing is Fran and one of her assistance’s name is Pasty. Pasty’s daughter is named Mona, Mona takes care of and loves Toby.
I liked Toby’s Story because Toby likes to run, sleep and play outside. I don’t like Toby’s Story because it’s explaining something and then it turns into an action while it’s explaining whatever that thing is. My favorite part is when Toby comes to the kitchen every once in a while to get a peace of bacon. I liked when Toby didn’t know what “lay still” meant in training.
I recommend this book because it’s full of happiness and love. I recommend this book to anyone who likes dogs. This is a good book for kids. This is also good to teach kids to kind of know how dogs feel.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer:  CJ

Title: Max’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Rating: You should read this

Max is a dog who was up for adoption in New York City. Max was a very aggressive dog who wanted to find the right person for him. He met this girl named CJ and she was going to college to be an artist. CJ Was going to go back home. CJ had a dog that was at her home, so max and them had a good time.

I liked this book because it had a lot of details in it. Like it had them going to the park and meeting new dog friends and CJ met some friends too. The one thing I didn’t like about it was it was in the city but overall it was a good book.

I would recommend this book to any 4-6 grader. It’s a really good book to read and it’s not too long. It’s an exciting book and it makes you want to keep reading it.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: Dragonslayer

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Rating: You have to read this!

In Dragonslayer, everyone thinks that Heath, the Dragonslayer, is a hero. But deep down, Ivy is not sure. She finds a boy named Leaf who is looking for his sister named Wren. Then, together they go out for answers and to find Wren but who knows what awaits them…

I liked the story because it was full of dragons and adventures and it kept me wanting to keep reading. You understand everything the author is trying to explain. I have no dislikes.

I recommend this to everyone who loves dragons and adventures.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Josh

Title: Runaway Ralph

Author: Beverly Cleary

Rating: You have to read this!

Runaway Ralph is about a mouse named Ralph. He lives in a hotel with his family. He decided he wanted to go to summer camp because Ralph’s little cousins sisters and brothers are annoying and he knew all the kids would have peanit butter and jelly sandwiches and he could have rather crumbs. It was hard for Ralph to get their once he does he reilizes that he wants to go home because he is not happy at camp he misses his family.

I really like the idea of a mouse and a motorcycle and i love how many challenges Ralph faces in the book the only dislike I have is he is a bit selfish. All in all I love the book.

I recommend this book for 7 and up.


Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Josh

Title: Ralph S. Mouse

Author: Beverly Cleary

Rating: You have to read this!

Ralph S. Mouse is where Ralph goes to school because he is annoyed with his family. He finds he does not like school and he missed  his family and decided to go home but it is not easy.

I like the idea of a mouse and a motorcycle, a mouse size motorcycle that Ralph can ride. Next I like how Ralph is neither happy or mad, in some cases he is happy and in others he is sad. All in all I love the book.

I would recommend 7 and up to read it.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: The One and Only Ivan

Author: Catherine Applegate

Rating: You should read this

The One and Only Ivan is about a gorilla named Ivan. Ivan made a promise to his best friend Stella who is a very old elephant and he must keep that promise. He and his friend Bob must try to save a little elephant named Ruby from spending the rest of her life in a cage. Ivan was raised by a human named Mack who owned a circus at Big Top Mall Video,  Arcade Exit 8.

What I liked about The One and Only Ivan is it’s about taking animals and that there’s a rabbit that rides a firetruck, a chicken that plays baseball, a nerve-racking seal, a funny parrot, a gorilla, and two elephants. What I dislike about this story is that two very important animals in Ivan’s life pass away.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls all around the world. There is also a movie of The One and Only Ivan. The story is based on a true story about a gorilla who lived in a circus.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a book about a young fourteen year old boy who gets put into a tournament that is seventeen year olds only. He learns that someone put his name into the drawing for the contestants of the tournament, and throughout the book he figures out the mystery of himself being put into the game, while also dealing with bad stuff happening with his friend Ron, and the different tournament sessions.

I liked this book very much because of the way that Harry Potter has hardships with Ron, and then solves it miraculously through the longing of wanting to be friends again. I also like it because it is very hard to stop reading because of the way that J.K Rowling intrigues you with the different varieties of tournament sessions.

I highly recommend this book and this entire series to any reader who will read for a long time and any reader who loves a long intriguing book full of suspense and relief.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ayden

Title: Warriors: Midnight

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

The book I read was called Warriors: Midnight. The middle of the story was all adventure. They traveled place to place. It was an interesting adventure. They traveled miles until the last stop was Twolegs palace where Brambleclaw was a warrior to fight. They had to move away from Starclan. They had to stay in twoleg nests. Suddenly, they were on a cliff and…

I hope you will read this book it was interesting. It was a game changer. It was amazing to read. I hope you will read this book please. Also, you cat lovers will love it.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Acacia

Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling

Rating: You should read this

This book is about a boy named Harry Potter. He was adopted by a family named the Dursley family. they didn’t treat Harry like a kid, they made him sleep in a cabinet. In the middle Hagrid comes and turns the Dursley’s son into a cat. Did Harry get to go with Hagrid?

This book was fun to read. I like the part when Hagrid turns the son into a cat. My favorite character is Hagrid, he’s funny. This book was not my favorite but I enjoyed it.

I recommend this book for everyone. It is a long book, it is over 300 pages long. It is a Harry Potter book and it is sad and interesting and funny. There’s animals too and it involves wizards.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: The Dragon, the Blade, and the Thread

Author: Donald Sampson

Rating: You have to read this!

In Glador Nock, Corin is not so into being a king. As a prince, he needs to wield a sword. But, as you are expected, he hates swords. But when Elenor comes, everything changes. Corin then knows he must change his ways to save Glador Nock, for his family and people..

I think the story is well written, and kept you reading. I think this has an amazing plot. When you pick up the book, it’s impossible to put down.

I recommend this to 5th grade adventure readers. It is filled with adventure. If you like dragons, I recommend this to you too.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Bailey’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Camron

Rating: You have to read this!

I read Bailey’s Story, the author is W. Bruce Cameron, the book is fictional. The book is funny, sometimes sad but most of the time it’s adventure. Bailey started off at a bad shelter stuffed with dogs and Bailey escaped.

I liked how Bailey saves Ethan (Bailey’s owner) when he goes under water. My favorite thing about the book is that Bailey makes Ethan happy, protects him, and keeps him company. My least favorite part is when Ethan and Bailey are lost in the woods.

I would recommend this book to any gender and this book would be great for reading together with someone. You should really read this book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You should read this

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is about Harry Potter and his son Albus. Albus and Draco‘s son Scorpius go missing. I would recommend you read the other books first or else it might not make sense. Is Scorpius really you know who’s son or not? They do go back in time. It is also a play.

What I liked about the book is I love any Harry Potter book or movie. I really like when Harry, Ron, Hermione, Jinny, Draco and other people are all grown up. What I dislike about it is that Dumbledore and Snape aren’t in it. I do like that professor McGonagall is still in it.

I would recommend this book for boys and girls third grade and up. It’s an exciting book so I think almost anybody would love it.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Bacilio

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Rating: You should read this

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is about a 13 year boy named Harry Potter who goes to a school called Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He lives at his uncles and aunts house. But strangely one day two days before he left for school, a house elf named Dobby shows up on Harry’s bed warning him not to go back to school that year. But Harry has been waiting to go back. Then Harry’s friend named Ron and his two brothers Gorge and Fred rescued him with their flying car. They drove too Ron’s house. the next day they received letters from Hogwarts telling them the supplies needed for that school year. Once they were all packed ready to go through the barrier at the train station. When Ron and Harry went last, they crashed. They took the car and they crashed that too. That year they had a new defense against the dark arts teacher professor Lupin. During that year people were being petrified in the school. Later in the bathroom Harry finds a journal that uncovers a lot of secrets that solve mysteries.

I liked this book because it keeps me entertained. It has a lot of cliffhangers that keep you interested. I also like this book because it helps you understand a lot of words.

I would recommend this book for kids who like magical mysteries, and also for people who don’t like reading.

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Reviewer: Brayden

Title: Charlie Bone and The Hidden King

Author: Nimmo

Rating: You should read this

This book starts with the King and a wizard friend with his three cats talking about leaving and taking care of cats. The king has the wizard turn him into a tree. The book is about Charlie and his ten brothers and sisters. Half of the siblings were evil and half were good. Charlie has to find out the truth about his father the king and bring all his siblings to help him.. Charlie is at a wizard school with his friends with several things happening.

This book had words that I had a hard time understanding. I would recommend this book for age 11 and up if your a good reader.

I would not recommend this book unless you like Harry Potter books and I don’t care for Harry Potter. However if you do like Harry Potter and magic then I recommend reading this book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Ellie’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Camron

Rating: You should read this

I read Ellie’s Story By W. Bruce Cameron, Ellie’s Story is a fictional story. Ellie doesn’t get to hang out with the other dogs because she has to train to be a K-9 dog. Ellie can find a boy in the woods or find a injured person under a fallen building and goes through a tough adventure.

I liked when Ellie was in a sewer and her police man rescued her, it was heart warming. The thing that I didn’t like was when Ellie got shot. I also didn’t like is when Ellie didn’t get to play with the other dogs.

I would recommend this book to any gender because it’s a heart warming story. I would recommend this book to ages 5 and up. It’s a really good book and I really recommend reading it.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title: Darkstalker

Author: Tui. T. Sutherland

Rating: You have to read this!

Tui. T. Sutherland’s Darkstalker is about a dragon who can see the future, read minds, and enchant things to do his bidding. In this book, Darkstalker sees a beautiful future with a dragon he awaits to meet, Clearsight. Clearsight can see into the future very well, and she’s always looking for good futures. In this, enchanting items takes chunks from your soul. Another animus tried to stop Darkstalker from losing his soul and destroying his city.

I liked this book so much because of the way it portrays Darkstalker and Clearsight’s relationship, and how it is slowly torn apart. I also liked this book because of the way that Clearsight and other dragons uncover Darkstalker’s forever kept secrets.

I highly recommend this book to other fans of Wings of Fire who have read until the tenth book. I also recommend this book to dragon lovers, like me. The last people I would recommend this to is people who like adventure put in a way you would always love.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title: Dragonslayer

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Rating: You have to read this!

Tui T. Sutherland’s Dragonslayer is a book about a girl, a boy, and a ruler’s daughter. The first girl’s name is Wren and she gets discarded by the rulers of her town as if she were more of a sting on the buttocks than a human. The boy is Wren’s brother, Leaf. Leaf’s parents told him that Wren got accidentally eaten by dragons while she was roaming the woods, and he pledged to kill the dragons that killed his sister. Meanwhile, a girl named Ivy discovers bad things about her overly praised, dragonslayer father. These three slowly come together with their forces to fix the bad things that had been done.

I liked this book so much just because from the rest of the series it is all from perspective of dragons and it is nice to see what humans are thinking during the process of, well, dragons.

I highly recommend this book to people who have read other parts of the Wings of Fireseries. I also recommend this series as well as this book to people looking for a good book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: Warriors: Into The Wild

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You should read this

Warriors: Into The Wild is an adventurous book. If you like cats this is the book for you. Warriors is an entire series of books. This book is about a house cat Rusty who goes out in the wild and meets a stranger named Graypaw who lives in a clan. There are five clans in the book. There is ThunderClan, ShadowClan, RiverClan, WindClan, and StarClan which is the place where cats go when they pass. Throughout the book Rusty gets his named changed to Firepaw. There are lots of twists and turns throughout the book.

What I liked about this story is that it’s about cats and I love cats. I also really liked all the cool names you learn throughout the book. What I disliked about the book is that there are some sad and unexpected deaths in it.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls (ages eight and up, 3rd grade and up). I hope you read it.

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Genre: Fiction

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Molly’s Stor

Author: W. Bruce Camron

Rating: You should read this

Molly’s Story, is by author W. Bruce Camron, and it is fiction. The book is about a girl named CJ [Clarity June] and her dog named Molly with lots of amazing adventures. CJ’s mom is single and her name is Gloria, constantly CJ and her mom are on a disagreement with each other because Gloria doesn’t like dogs and that includes Molly.

The book is awesome but there is a little bit of the story that I don’t like for example when Gloria fed Molly a big block of moldy cheese. The best part of the book is when Molly is protecting CJ from Gloria’s new boyfriend when he grabs CJ’s arm and wouldn’t let go.

I would recommend this book to any kind of audience, in every gender and all ages. Read this book it is a really, good book and I would like to recommend this book.

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Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Reviewer: Ayden

Title: Wings of Fire, Legends: Darkstalker

Author: Tui T. Sutherlan

Rating: You have to read this!

Clearsight’s brother has gone mad. He has killed the queen. Fathom and Clearsight have to defeat Darkstalker in order to save the kingdom.

I did not like some of it and some I did like. I liked parts where they had to find something out or even the deaths plus there was some action like killing. I disliked the part where they just talk about how they do it or even the plans.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes dragons. It’s fun and has a good story. It does have killing in it but not that much of it. After all it was amazing book. I would recommend this.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: A Tale of Witchcraft…

Author: Chris Colfer

Rating: You should read this

In A Tale of Witchcraft..., Brystal is fine when suddenly something hits her. These strange thoughts are entering her mind; and she finds them negative. She meets Seven, who helps drive the thoughts away, but why only around him…

This book is a really good fantasy novel, with all that readers want: magic, adventures, mystery, betrayal, and fantasy. It is the best book of mixture that I can think of. It only makes unnecessary paragraphs sometimes, but that is my opinion.

I recommend this to mystery readers. They will love the filling of all the different themes. I do not like it too much, but I like it. Just because it was not the best for me, I think others will like it.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: A Tale of Magic…

Author: Chris Colfer

Rating: You have to read this!

Brystal Evergreen has always felt like an outsider. Since she is a girl, she is kept away from books; the one thing she loves most. Magic has always been a crime in the Southern Kingdom. When Brystal finds a book in the library, she is found doing magic; the book proved she was a fairy! When she is saved from being executed, her life would change forever.

This story is the fascinating type of book; it makes you always want to read. It’s full of adventure, magic, and mystery. It is perfect for all readers. I have no dislikes.

I recommend this to all readers, as it will fascinate them. It has a good quality. It also has a good reading level.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Author: C. S. Lewis

Rating: You have to read this!

In The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, there are four siblings, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, who have to move away from home since their parents are living in war. When they get to an old mans house, Lucy finds a wardrobe that brings her to a wood (forest)…

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is a most fantastic book. The author is clearly talented, and it’s interesting. It is a must read. It’s fascinating, which is a must read material. I have no dislikes.

I recommend this to anyone and everyone that love animals. It’s also good for fantasy readers. They will enjoy the texture of both lots of animals and fantasy. I personally loved the book, as I am an everything reader.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: The Magician’s Nephew

Author: C. S. Lewis

Rating: You have to read this!

The Magician’s Nephew is about a girl Polly and her friend, Digory. Digory’s uncle is a magician, so when Polly and Digory discover a tunnel, they stumble into his uncle’s room. When his uncle tricks Polly into putting on a ring, she teleports to a wood. Then Digory goes after her, will he be able to resist a temptation, or will he destroy this new world?

The Magician’s Nephew is so good, you can’t put the book down. All you want is to read till the end. I loved it, as it was mysterious, and a little scary. It’s all you can ask for. You just read on and on.

I recommend this to all people who love reading. It’s the best mystery book of the Narnia series. People will usually agree with me, but you need to read it to find out. You will probably find it hard to stop reading.

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Genre: Fiction

Reviewer: Nolan

Title: Connect the Stars

Author: Maris de los santos and David Teague

Rating: You should read this

Connect the Stars is about a girl named Audrey. Audrey has lie detector abilities that no one knows about except her parents. Although it seems cool, she does not like being able to know when people are lying. In the story her mom unexpectedly sends her to camp. The camp is supposed to help her find new friends. When she arrives she doesn’t want any new friends. She wants to walk out with the same amount of friends as she did when she arrived at camp. Throughout the story they go on lots of exciting and dangerous journeys.

Some things I really liked about this book are all the exciting journeys they had and watching Audrey use her skill. These two reasons made me want to read on. My favorite part in Connect the Stars was when Daphne was looking for her dad. They ended up both going missing so the whole crew went looking for them.

Lastly, I would recommend this book to all boys and girls because it’s really interesting it would be fun for either. There is a lot of suspense which makes it even more exciting. Also, I think you’d really like it because it has both boy and girls characters. After all that being said go read it!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a great book, I think. It is about Harry going back to school for his second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but during the summer a little creature comes to visit to warn him about something bad that will happen at school. Once Harry gets to Hogwarts some strange things start to happen, people start getting petrified. Harry, Ron, and Hermione must find the culprit who is under these attacks before the school must close down. Sometime in the book we hear about a boy with a strange named Tom Riddle, a very strange ghost, talking to snakes, and hidden chambers in the in the castle. They also have to find out who the heir of Slytherin is, and much, much more.

What I liked about this book is, I love all the Harry Potter series, I think talking to snakes is cool, also finding out where the Chamber of Secrets is, and finding out who the heir of Slytherin is. What I dislike about this book is it’s a little creepy and confusing at first, but then you get used to it.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls who like fantasy and magic. It would be good to ages nine and up, fourth grade and higher. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets is a great book you should read it.

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Genre: Fiction

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: The Secret Zoo

Author: Brian Chick

Rating: You have to read this!

The book that I read was called The Secret Zoo. It was based on a girl named Meghan, and her brother. It was based on Meghan going missing and his brother trying to see where she had gone, long story short they start looking at a zoo to find clues!

I enjoyed this book a lot it was just so exciting it was like a treasure hunt just like how they describe it! It was awesome a awesome book the title just gives it all of the clues! In my opinion you should HAVE to read this it just to adventurous.

I think 3rd to 6th this would be a awesome book if your in 2nd and you want to read it really bad have a parent read but if you’re above 6th this probably would be boring but if you still want to read it you can still read it, it might be a little boring though! Overall it was a very good book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Bacilio

Title: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You should read this

This book is about a boy turning sixteen and finding out more about himself. My favorite part of this book is when Chase fights the black one with the sword of summer. Then he goes to Valhala and meets Loki the god of tricks. He finds out about how his father was a God named Frey so on his 16th birthday he would be hunted to be killed. He goes on an entire journey through the afterlife to find his father. Before the master of both realms will take his head

With his own sword.

Why I like this book is because it’s a sci-fi action magic adventure book with 491 pages, it’s very entertaining.

I would definitely recommend it to kids who are looking for a good story. It also has very good details that you can almost see it in real life. That is why I like this book. I hope you find the joy I found while reading it.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: Bunnicula

Author: James and Deborah Howe

Rating: You have to read this!

Bunnicula is a book about a rabbit that is a very spectacle rabbit. The main characters are the bunny and Tom and Peter. Tom and Peter always fought about naming the bunny and all sorts of different things like how was smarter and funnier. The dog is the one that’s telling the story! The bunny and him also had a good relationship!

Overall this was a very good book it was very funny, and a awesome book! The part that was the most funny was when the brothers fought! Overall it was a funny book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is about Harry Potter at his third year at Hogwarts, apparently there is a mysterious escape at Azkaban (the wizarding jail that has very high security) and a man named Sirius Black has escaped. He was sent to Azkaban for being accused of killing thirteen people with one spell. Throughout the book Harry learns some very dark and mind boggling secrets. Could Sirius Black have known James Potter when they went to school? Also, at Hogwarts there is a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher named Remus Lupin.

What I liked about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is it’s very mysterious and different. In my opinion I think the Harry Potter story and all of it is different from other stories. What I disliked about this book is Professor Trelawney. You’ll learn all about her in the story. I think she’s sort of creepy and weird.

I would recommend Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to kids 10 years and up. Fourth grade and up. And of course you have to be a Potter fan.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Bacilio

Title: Wings of Fire: the Dragonet Prophecy

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Rating: You should read this!

Wings of Fire: the Dragonet Prophecy is about a dragon named Clay and his friends Tsunami Sunny Starflight and Dune. They go on a quest to fulfill their prophecy. They also encounter a lot of problems on the way and get in the crazy situations. It all starts off with Clay Tsunami Starflight Sunny and Dune. Clay is thinking to himself about how he doesn’t like whole destiny dragon thing. A little bit after that Clay and the rest of them run away from the talons of peace and from Krestral. And they got separated along the way. Then they met someone called queen Scarlet after encountering something called a scavenger. But then tsunami stuck a random dragon claw into her tail. And then they flew under the skywing kingdom into the caverns. They all saw each other again but then queen Scarlet snapped Duns neck. And they were taken away. After months of being tortured Clay found a friend which happened to be queen Scarlets champion. Named Peril they had long conversations and then Peril found out that she was Krestrals daughter. There’s more to it and then it continues in book two.

I would definitely recommend this book to the kids don’t have much interest in reading and kids who find happiness in books. I think they would be really happy to read the series and some other books just like this one. It is a great book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ady

Title: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl

Rating: You should read this!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a great book! This book is about a little boy named Charlie Bucket. He had four grandparents plus his parents. Charlie and his family were very poor, the family made about 50 cents a week. The very crowded house was located by a gigantic factory. This factory isn’t just some ordinary factory, it’s Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The factory has been shut down for a very long time, but one day Mr. Wonka decided to hide five golden tickets hidden under five ordinary chocolate wrappers. Five children will get to go inside the factory and have a tour of the factory by Mr. Wonka himself. The child who is left at the end of the tour will get a lifetime supply of chocolate and as you’ll find out, something even bigger.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is probably one of the best books I have ever read. What I liked about this book is that it’s about kids. I also like that it’s about chocolate because I love chocolate. To be completely honest with you I can’t think of a single thing I didn’t like about this book except I wish it was longer so I can figure out what happens next.

I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Whether you’re reading it by yourself or someone is reading it to you. I think anybody would like this book. If you don’t like reading, you should read this book before you say that.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Benjamin

Title: Wings of Fire: The Dangerous Gift

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Rating: You have to read this!

In The Dangerous Gift, Queen Snowfall is going on an adventure to help dragons from another continent. Before she leaves, she takes a couple animus touched objects with her. One of them is a opal ring. It’s called the “gift of vision” and it gives her visions at night. It helps her learn a lesson.

It is an awesome book and I loved all the detail. It gives you a visual

of how good this author is. I loved it and think anyone like me would agree. This book is fantastic! I have no dislikes.

I recommend this to everyone who loves dragons. This book is an awesome dragon story. This is packed with mystery, too. If you love mysteries and dragons, this is the book for you. It should be for high reading level readers.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: Howliday Inn

Author: James Howe

Rating: You have to read this!

I read Howliday Inn, the second book of Bunnicula. It was about there parents dropping them of at a animal hotel/inn with all of these animals then all the sudden people start dying and the animals don’t know who it is! The ending is shocking.

I did enjoy this book because it was really fun and interesting and it got you reading more of it my favorite is at the beginning it really funny when they find at they have to stay at a hotel. Overall it was a awesome book!

I would recommend this to both girls and boys because there is nothing that a boy wouldn’t like that a girl likes! Also, I recommend this to grades 3rd to 7th I am a fifth grader and I loved it so ya!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Maggie

Title: The Song of the Wanderer

Author: Bruce Coville

Rating: You should read this

The Song of the Wanderer is about a girl who is trying to save her grandma and return her to the land of luster, home of the unicorns. It is a fiction book with two main characters are Cara and Lightfoot. Lightfoot is a unicorn form the land of luster and Cara is a girl from a little town and she only found out about luster in the last book.

I loved this book and highly recommend it because it is very good and has a lot of good cliff hangers and the content is just right. It is also so good that I could not stop reading this is definitely the book to read if you love a good mystery and like to not know what’s going to happen next this is the book for you.

I would recommend this book for all forth graders and any one who is interested out there I hope this is a good one for you. I also love this book because it has a lot of action and every thing will suprise you. Good luck if you choose this book i hope you like it!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Josh

Title: Seekers: The Quest Begins

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

Seekers: The Quest Begins is about three bears: one polar, one black, and one brown. There all separated from there families and there cubs. But they all set out on quest to find each other.

I like this book it is an adventure and has many cliff hangers. The only thing I don’t like is the death. Overall it a good book.

I recommend this to people in fourth grade and up who like adventure and don’t cry when an animal dies.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

I read Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, he wrote a fictional story about a kid who’s name is Percy Jackson and he is supposed to return the Master Bolt to Zeus because someone stole it and they also stole the Helm from Hades. Percy made two friends during his time at Camp Half-blood [Half-bloods are the children of Gods that were in a relationship with a mortal] and there names are Grover who is a satyr [a satyr is a goat mixed with a human] and Anabeth, who has been to Camp Half-blood for a lot of her childhood.

My opinion on this book is it’s awesome and it’s a page turner. My favorite part is when Percy jumps out of a elevator into the Mississippi River. What I have a problem with is following along in the book because it was jumping around a lot.

I recommend reading this book and reading all the other books in the series. I recommend this book to a boy or a girl, and the age range is seven and up because it’s kind of violent.

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Eragon

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title: Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini

Rating: You have to read this!

Eragon is written by Christopher Paolini, and is about a young boy who finds a dragon egg in the woods. His father gets killed so he sets out on a quest for revenge. Eventually his dragon grows large enough for him to ride it. His adventures continue in a thrilling book.

I liked this book very much because it has so much realistic physics. I like how Christopher Paolini describes everything in high detail, but doesn’t waste time.

I highly recommend this book to any readers who like a good fiction, and who like dragons. I would not recommend this book to beginner readers because it is complicated and very long. Another recommendation would be to people who want time to read and people who like audiobooks, because Eragon is a good audiobook.

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Genre: Action

Reviewer: Josh

Title: Blood in the Water

Author: Alexander

Rating: You have to read this!

This book is about a dolphin trainer named Cory and his partner the dolphin Kij. They have to go on a mission with the best of the best the Marines but Cory was scared because about ten years ago he and his little brother were attacked by a shark but a pod of wild dolphins. This mission was to retrieve or destroy a sub that ended up in enemy territory and it was intense.

This book is one one of the best books. It’s full of action and it’s a amazing book. It has some sad parts though.

I would recommend this book to fifth graders. Also if you love action with a bit of sadness this book is for you.

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Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Noshan

Title:  Titanic: Unsinkable

Author: Gorman Korman

Rating: You should read this

I just read the Titanic: Unsinkable, it is a good book. There’s three books total in the series, the first is Unsinkable, the second is Collision Course, and the last is SOS. I read the first Unsinkable and I’ll tell you some parts of it. The Titanic was unsinkable because it has red bumpers at the bottom of the ship that’s helps the ship float and the ship has life boat’s also that only the captain could get. I also read that the Titanic was 12,600 feet under water when they discovered it. The t

Titanic was built between 1909 and 1911. If you wanted to buy the Titanic it would have cost 7.5 million dollars. The Titanic was the product of intense competition among rival shipping lines in the first half of the 20th country. The Titanic was a luxury British steamship that sank in early hours of April 15, 1912.One of the things that was special about building the Titanic was the wires to the ship because without it the Titanic would not have any electricity and the Titanic was one of the first ships ever made to have electricity.

I recommend this book because it explains how the Titanic was built and when people read this book they will learn about the details of how it was designed.

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Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Noshan

Title:  I Survived: The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 

Author: Lauren Tarshis

Rating: You have to read this!

This is one of my most favorite books, let me tell you about it.  One day there was a boy named Danny who was 11 years old and his mom moved him from the dangerous streets of New York To Pearl Harbor Hawaii because Earl Gasky and his gang wanted to kill Danny but his mom never let them. One day when Danny was in the kitchen he heard that someone was trespassing but it wasn’t a trespasser it was a boy named Aki and he was about 3 years old . Aki had a baby hog that Danny wanted to let go of because it’s mom was right there so Danny made Aki drop it and Aki screamed because he wanted it! So Aki took Danny to his house and Aki’s mom named Mrs.mills said that Aki draws planes really good and knows all the names so Aki got out the book of what he had drawn to show Danny .

The next morning Aki got Danny up and took Danny to the middle of Hawaii and Aki put his hands on Danny but just as Danny tried to get Aki’s sticky hands off of him Aki pointed up to the sky and they saw giant air planes that were boomers! The planes were Japanese planes and they were attacking the Hawaii battle ships one saw Danny and he started running away and the plane came closer and closer till it came so close Danny could see the pilot. The pilot was very young he had a white rag tied around his head, he wore goggles and the plane he was flying had big red circles on both sides of it. Danny was trying to hide in the sand but it was no use the plane almost boomed on Danny and he was bleeding but he felt ok.

I would recommend this book because it is one of the best I Survived books and is one of my favorites and it talks about not being afraid when danger comes and to do something nice to someone new. I love the friendship between Aki and Danny and how they were brought together and went through so much together. 

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Acacia

Title: It’s Not the End of the World

Author: Judy Blume

Rating: You have to read this!

This book is about this girl and her family. Her name is Karen and the book is about, Karen’s mom and dad getting into fights. Then they decided to get a divorce, Karen try’s to stop it. Then one day Karen’s mom took Jeff Amy and Karen out for dinner. Jeff gets mad and runs out the restaurant and runs away. The divorce has to wait because they couldn’t find Jeff or Karen thought it was a perfect time to get her mom and dad together.

I love this book because it’s full of mystery. It’s a sad and happy book. My favorite part is when Karen’s friend does a monkey face, my favorite character is Karen because she is just like me because she is the same age and she went through a divorce like me.

I recommend this book for all people. The book is about a divorce and running away it catches your attention it’s kind of about what wold happen if you wold go through a divorce. If you don’t like divorces or sad stuff the book is not for you.


Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Brayden

Title: A Long Way from Chicago

Author: Richard Peck

Rating: You have to read this!

My name is Joey and my sisters name is Mary Alice. The story is during the late 1920s and 1930s during the great depression. These stories are about our crazy adventures visiting grandma and growing up. Sometimes things are not what they seem until we get old too.

One of our summers these bad kids broke into grandma’s house. Then the grandma said go get the parents at the church. Then mean while the kids were holed down by a shotgun. Also, she put a mouse it a milk jug. Then they went to grandma’s house. Then the grandma said I found a mouse in the milk jug. Then when I tell the whole city they are going to stop buying milk from you. Then your business is going to get shut down.  You have read the book to see what happens next.

I would recommend this book if you live with your grandma.            . This book was super funny and there is a story in every chapter. I would have kids ten or older read this book because it has big words.

Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Noshan

Title: The Big Field

Author: Mike Lupica

Rating: You should read this!

The Big Field is about when Hutch was invited to Darryl’s house but when he was on his way back to his house there was a storm and Hutch went back to his house. Hutch made another friend named Cody even when Hutch left school Hutch was talking to Cody about baseball. When Hutch was playing baseball he gotten 2 strikes but one hit (but not a home run) and he ran and was not safe. Read the book to find out what happens.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Thomas

Title: Tides of War

Author: Alex London

Rating: You should read this

This book is about a man named Cory and McNab and Noah. Cory survives a shark attack and joins the navy. He goes on patrol on the water. Cory finds a old Navy Seal body.

What I like about this book is the action, also the adventure and the characters. I also like the animals like the sharks. I also like when Cory joins the Navy, and when Cory is surrounded by sharks.

I would recommend this book to boys because they probably like adventure and action. Also, some like the Navy. Boys also like sharks and navy seals. They like navy dolphins to. They also like animals that protect.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: Bridge to Terabithia

Author: Katherine Paterson

Rating: You have to read this!

The book was mostly about Jess and a friendship with a new girl named Leslie. It started off with Jess wanting to be the fastest kid in fifth grade, but instead Leslie was. So, it is weird how good of friends they became. But how it all started was that they built a land called Terabithia. It’s basically like their own land. When they built Terabithia, Leslie made Jess king and herself queen. Later in the book Jess realized how much Leslie taught him about life and himself.

I really liked the book, but it did make me a little emotional. One of my favorite parts in the book is how Jess and Leslie build Terabithia and watching their friendship grow. My other favorite part is when Jess makes a new queen in Terabithia. Overall, I really enjoyed the book.

I would recommend this book to both girls and boys because the main characters are a girl and a boy. I would recommend this for ten and above but I think mostly ten because the main characters are ten too, but I think you would like it even if you were older than ten. Read this book but don’t forget the tissues.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Brayden

Title: Dead Man in Indian Creek

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Rating: Don’t bother

This book is about two boys Parker and Matthew who find a dead body by Indian Creek. Also, they think their mom’s boyfriend did it but it wasn’t, there was two drug dealers that were putting drugs in the dolls head and people were buying the dolls at an antique shop. The police didn’t believe Parker and Mathew so they try and solve the mystery “You look back at some little decision you made and realize all the things that happened because of it.”

I did not know this book was about drugs and a mom hanging out with bad people. I think the story was pretty sad for the boy but happy about that they went to jail.

I do not think this book is for 9-13 it is not age appropriate. I do not recommend this book, it was a mystery, but depressing.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Aisley

Title: Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Rating: You have to read this!

Holes is the book I read. It’s mainly about this kid named Stanley and his adventure at camp green lake! Camp green lake is where you have to dig holes and find something good if you don’t then you don’t get the day off, if you do get the day off. Also, the other characters are barf bag, X-ray and armpit they also are some of the characters. The reason he is at camp green lake is because he got caught for thinking that they were a stealer because he had a donation sneaker that was worth 3000 dollars.

I do like this book because it was cool and interesting because I wanted to know what they did at camp green lake and see what they could find anything. I think this was a very good book! You should read it today.

I recommend this for grades 4-8 the reason why not third is it could be hard to read, if in that grade so maybe have a parent or guardian to read it to you!

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: CJ

Title: Absolutely Almost

Author: Lisa Graff

Rating: You should read this

This kid named Albie started a new school in fifth grade. There was a cool person group in the school and he wasn’t part of that. He met this girl named Betsy. He wanted to join the cool kid group and the cool kids let him in the group. Once he was friends with the cool kids, Betsy wasn’t his friend. Albie wanted to be friends with Betsy again. The cool kid group started to bully him. They called him a dummy. They didn’t like Betsy because she talked with a stutter. Albie and Betsy became friends again.

I thought this book was good because it was an easy read, but it was kind of boring. It was boring because I feel like nothing really happened in the book that was interesting to me. I like books that are more active.

I would recommend this book to kids in fifth grade. If you don’t like books that are easy to read, I would not recommend this book to you. But if you like easy books to read I would recommend this book.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Acacia

Title: Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret?

Author: Judy Blume

Rating: You should read this

This book is about a girl named Margaret Simon. She moved to the suburbs. Margaret met a friend named Nancy Wheeler. In the middle she got in a group with Nancy’s friends. They had to tell each other everything but Margret didn’t feel comfortable telling those things.

My favorite character is Margret. She is the main character and she’s funny.

I recommend this book for girls and maybe boys. It’s interesting to read and fun, I hope you like it.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Acacia

Title:    Iggie’s House

Author: Judy Blume

Rating: You should read this

This book is about a girl named Iggie. She moved away and her best friend was so so sad about it. Then after Iggie moved a new family moved in Iggie’s house. Winnie, Iggie’s best friend was so surprised so she went over and asked if they cold Be friends.

My favorite character is Winnie. She is cute and is a chub and shy. My favorite part is when she asked the gardeners if they wold be her friend it was heart warming.

I recommend this book for everyone. It is heart warming and fun and cute. Its a Good book to read I hope you like reading it.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: CJ

Title:  Snowboard Champ

Author: Matt Chrostopher

Rating: You have to read this!

This book was about a guy who moved from Chicago and his mom was going on a business trip. He wanted to go live with his uncle to go snowboarding. He went to his new school and got bullied because he was hanging out with the weird kid. There was this competition for snowboarding. He told his uncle about it and they went out every day to practice. He ended up winning it and everybody called him the best snowboarder in his school. Then his mom moved and they really liked it there.

I would recommend it to anyone who likes to snowboard and ski. It had a lot of details about the competitions that they did and him moving to a new place. Overall, you should read this book if you like the things about it.

I would not recommend this book to anyone that doesn’t like to go skiing or snowboarding. If you don’t like competitions that go on, I would not recommend this book. If you live in a city and like city stuff more I would not read this book.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Ethan

Title: Shelby’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Camron

Rating: You have to read this!

Shelby’s Story is a realistic fiction book, the author is W. Bruce Camron, and it is about a dog named Shelby and she is training to be a movie star.

My least favorite part of the story is when Shelby loses her sister to the pound. After that happened Shelby got caught and got taken to the pound. My favorite part of the story is when Shelby is doing shots in the movie.

I recommend this book to any gender. I think you should read this book because it’s awesome and you should read all of W. Bruce Camron’s books because there awesome.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Nekoda

Title: The River

Author: Gary Paulson

Rating:You have to read this!

The River, by Gary Paulson, is a very cool book. It is about a boy named Brian who, in the first book gets stuck in the Canadian forests, and gets back to his home despite the odds of all things being against him. In The River the government wants Brian to go back into the forest so they can record what he did for the army. They want to know how to survive like that so they can teach the army to do that. Brian goes into the wilderness and does his thing, but the person copying the data gets into a horrible coma.

I like this book a lot and think that anyone can read it who can have fun with a realistic book about surviving.

I would suggest this book to any person who will read it because it is such a good book. To conclude, The River, By Gary Paulson, is a very cool book.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Acacia

Title: Judy Moody Declares Independence

Author: Megan McDonald

Rating: You have to read this!

Judy Moody Declares Independence, is a book about a girl named Judy Moody. She goes to a place and learns about the olden days in the mitten she meets a friend there she loves tea bags and thay talk at the end. Judy tried to get freedom from a lot of things. My favorite character is tori she was Judy friend.

My favorite part is when Judy and her friends have a war in the bath tub. This book is vary funny and you learn a little about the olden days.

This book is for all. It is vary interesting so i hope this makes you want to read this book.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Noshan

Title: Everest: Book Two, The Climb

Author: Gordon Kormon

Rating: You should read this

This book is called Everest: The Climb and it is a good book and here are some details that I read:

Tilt lived in a house and Ethan lived in a apartment and they were friends. Tilt had heard of Everest the mountain that is in Antarctica and tilt knew it would change him and Ethan’s life’s. So he told Ethan the news but Ethan did not want to and Tilt did. One day when tilt and Ethan where walking they bumped into a good climber, a climber that can reach the top of a 170 foot mountain with snow. Tilt wanted to take the climber but Ethan wanted to not because he really wanted to not climb Everest so Tilt and Ethan argued and argued into a fight. One night Ethan can’t sleep because he was thinking about Everest. He knew tilt and him where friends so finally he decided to climb Everest because he did not want to make tilt and him lose each other. They climbed and Ethan said I hope I won’t die.

I would recommend this book because it is a great book and people can enjoy it. It’s about true friendship and trials and conquering! I won’t tell you the end or how the climb turns out you will have to read yourself to see!

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Brayden

Title: Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wiliam Rawls

Rating: You should read this book.

The characters in the book were:

– Billy, a ten-year-old boy.
– Little Ann, Billy’s girl pup.
– Old Dan, Billy’s boy pup.
– Billy’s Mother Mama.
– Papa, who buys Billy the traps and teaches him how to use them.
– Grandpa, Billy’s grandfather and owner of the country general store,

– Billy’s 3 sisters.
– Rubin Pritchard, who dies of an axe injury after he attempts to attack Billy’s dogs.
– Rainie Pritchard, Rubin’s younger brother and a troublemaker. He idolized his older brother, when Rubin died Rainie was devastated.
– The Marshal of Tahlequah.
–  Old Man Hatfield, a neighbor of Billy’s.
– Mr. Kyle
– Mr. Benson, another coonhunter
– Dr. Lathman, another coonhunter

What I liked about the book was when the puppy was running at the beginning. What i did not like was when the grandpa fell and got hurt and when the puppies died.

I would recommend it because if you like sad story`s than it would be a good book for you. Also at the beginning billy was working for money because he wanted 2 puppies to catch food for the family. This book has some hard words so I say you would need to be in 5th grade or more to read it.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Fitzgerald

Title: Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation

Author: Stuart Gibbs

Rating: you should read this!

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation is about a girl name Charlie who is twelve years old, but is in college and she is a thief. She was living an abnormal life when the CIA found a secret code that Albert Einstein made that could help the world or destroy the word. The CIA kidnapped her. She is the only one who can solve the code. Charlie goes around the world to find how to solve it even if it means putting her life in danger. Will she be the one or not?

What I like about the book is that they go all over the world like Greenland and Jerusalem. Also, the action and the adventure. Next, is that they put in a lot of descriptions of almost everything, even how a bathroom looks. What I did not like about this is that they put a lot of peoples names that are hard to pronounce. Other than that I think you will like it.

I recommend this book to people who like to have action and are fine with extreme detail. Next, who really likes a good mystery. Third, If you do not mind some violence. Last, ages 11 and up for a reader.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Acacia

Title: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days

Author: McDonald Megan

Rating: You have to read this!

This book is about Judy and her friends. She meets a new friend named Amy and they found out they have lots in common. Then Judy and her old friends get in a big fight and its Mack’s, it look like there not going to be friends.

My favorite part in this book is when Amy gives Judy a peace of really sticky gum and Judy gets all over her. My favorite character is Amy, she’s funny and cool. I like this book a lot and it was fun to read.

I recommend this book for people how like friendship and advent her it was a really good book and really recommend this book for you.

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Genre: Fiction

Reviewer: CJ

Title: Rescue Dogs: Jet

Author: Jane B. Mason

Rating: You have to read this!

This mom and son bought a dog. The dog never got fed or watered. Someone came and rescued him and got taken to a shelter. He got his name Jet. He got trained to rescue people. There was a plane crash by a mountain side. They went to the rescue and saved the person. The plane caught on fire.

I liked the book. It was very interesting and had a lot of details in it. My favorite part was when he was training. Now I know how a rescue dog gets trains. The author has a lot of very good details about how rescue dogs are.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes dogs and cares for them. This is all about dogs, so if you don’t like to learn about dogs I would not recommend this book to you.\

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Genre: Science fiction

Reviewer: Brayden

Title: The Fallen Spaceman

Author: Lee Harding

Rating: You should read this!     The main characters in this book are a spaceman named Tyro and earth boys named Erick and Stephen. Its about a spaceman accidently falling to Earth and a boy who accidently got kidnapped.  

 I like how the book described the spaceman with a small, shiny head with no hair at all, and a wide, enormous eyes that reminded him of a sad puppy.  l liked how the people inside the starship looked a little like us, but they were different in many ways. Thy came from another world in a distant part of the galaxy.  The author describe there voices were strange. To our ears their speech would sound more like music.

 I would recommend this book because this book is exciting but also kind of sad.  I would have kids 7 or older read this book. This is a book that is science-fitcion


Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewer: Brayden

Title: The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Rating: You should read this

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is about Arthur who finds out that they are going to put a highway through his house. He finds out his friend Ford is a alien researcher that has a guide to the galaxy on his small planet. Right before his house gets knocked down these spaceships show up and say that they are going to destroy earth. These two guys hitch a ride on the spaceships that are destroying earth. They are kicked out of the ship and the president of the galaxy saves them on the president ship the heart of gold. Also the ship they were on was stolen and everybody was attacking the ship because they wanted it. This book is about there adventures though the galaxy.

I recommend this book because it would be an interesting and funny book. This book is for 5th grade and up. It is fun to read but has hard words to read at times. This book was super cool and it is a very good story. I hope you liked the book.

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Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewer: Ayden

Title: The Scorch Trials

Author: James Dashner

Rating: You have to read this!

The Scorch Trials is about a person who wakes up and is stressed about a girl named Tresa. He later searches a building with Mihnto and others. There is also a group called the WICKED. They plan these very bad ideas. Later in the book they find her but she is left to be by herself.

I dislike some of the story because it was only talking to himself. I did like the action on finding Tresa and what they went through.

This is an amazing book for action lovers. It was fun to read this book. It was also good because of the beginning and good at the end.

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Nonfiction –

Genre: Nonfiction

Reviewer: Noshan

Title: I Survived: Five Epic Disasters

Author: Lauren Tarshis

Rating: You have to read this!

The book I Survived: Five Epic Disasters is a book about true storys of intense survival, like a tsunami or blizzards but people survived. I would say people should read this book because you can learn about intense survival and how the different people survived.

Number 1 –  The Children’s Blizzard –  It was one time when it was a cold winter where everyone had been freezing and one time 3 weather clouds had came together and it was warm so children came and had fun until a cold blizzard had came and the children had to sled back home and one time when the teacher had wanted to go back home the wind had put him down and he got up then snow got up his nose and he was froze and the wind put him down again and he can’t get back up again so he curled up into a little ball and he survived.

Number 2 – The Titanic Disaster – It was when one time everyone was in a giant ship until Jack was in bed and woke up and saw that the titanic was sinkIng. The captain of the titanic Edward said “ahhhh”! The titanic is going to sink then they had to get there lifeboat ready then they were safe.

Number 3 – The Great Boston Molasses Flood – It was when molasses was used to make gas for tanks and one time in World War 1 when a tank exploded and molasses came out and it landed in Anthony’s mouth and he couldn’t talk and he fell asleep then he heard his mom call him but molasses was in his mouth by the time he woke up he was surrounded by his family.

Number 4 – The Japanese Tsunami –  It was when one time there was a town that had built a tsunami wall to keep the town safe because they knew the same thing happened in Japan , so when the tsunami hit they were safe.

Number 5 – The Henryville Tornado – One time in Henry’s school a tornado had gone up near the school and the tornado had broke the second floor and the big kids had helped the little kids and another tornado then came and had hailstones and the hailstones had broke the windows and it was strong but the children had survived.

I all of the stories, one of the things they all had in common when trying to survive was the battle of the mind and overcoming the mental battle and they all overcame. I would recommend reading this book because all of the stories are true and can help you if you were ever faced with a survival situation. I would also recommend it because it’s very encouraging and we all need encouragement.

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3 responses to “Book reviews

  1. Amelia

    Maybe I will

  2. Lairden

    Is anyone going to beat my record? It’s 15

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