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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Layla

Title: The Good Dog

Author: Avi

Rating: You have to read this!

McKinley is head dog in Steamboat Springs. He’s trustworthy, loyal, and a good dog. Whether it’s watching over the other dogs, or taking care of his human pup, Jack, he never lets anyone down, until he meets Lupin. Lupin is a wolf, and she’s trying to recruit the dogs in Steamboat Springs to join her wolf pack. Duchess, McKinley’s dog friend, runs away from her abusive home to join Lupin. Although McKinley is afraid of Lupin, he suddenly feels the urge to join her wolf pack, should he stay with his pup, Jack? Or should he be free with Lupin? With Duchess’s angry abusive owner coming to get her, Lupin being injured, and with the other dogs getting suspicious, what will happen next?

What I liked about this book is that it was really detailed and descriptive without taking up too much space, and had a good storyline, characters, and it had a nice way of looking at the wolf side of dogs.

If you’re a dog lover, and adventure and action is the kind of book you like to read, The Good Dog is a great book for you. I would say that this book is for girls and boys, because there’s a lot of parts that could catch both girls and boys attention. There is a little blood in one part, but other than that The Good Dog is a great book to read.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is about a boy named Harry Potter. Harry has a job to do at the magical school Harry and his friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger used to go to. The job he has is to destroy seven of Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Horcruxes are a part of someone’s soul that is put inside an object. Voldemort has made it his life’s goal to destroy Harry Potter. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide run away and destroy the Horcruxes. Harry and his friends are wanted by Death Eaters (Voldemort’s followers) so they have to be on the run. That’s why they are always on the run. Then they take part a battle with Voldemort and his followers. Read the book to find out the ending.

I think this book is a great book. It has great details and description so you don’t need a picture to know what’s going on. My favorite part of the book was when Harry, Ron, and Hermione, break into Gringotts and fly out on a dragon. Another good part is when they go to Grimmauld place.

I would recommend this book to anyone who knows how to read and likes longer books. If you only like short books, this is not the book for you. But if you like magic and reading, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be a great book to read.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: Dragon Rider

Author: Cornelia Funke

Rating: You have to read this!

Dragon Rider is about these dragons who live in a valley, but soon find out their home will be flooded by humans! With a dragon Firedrake, a sassy brownie, a boy, Ben, and magical creatures on the way, they look for the Rim of Heaven, a place where dragons can be safe forever. But they better be careful because a despicable golden dragon wants to eat the crew before they can be safe and happy.

I really liked this book because it had, adventure, fun, and creatures of all kinds. An amazing part in this book was when a professor and his family offered Ben to live and be a family with Ben. I liked this part because it’s really happy and it made me cry. But my very most favorite part was the end, but you’re not going to know it unless you read this incredible book.

I recommend Dragon Rider to any fourth, fifth, and sixth grader who loves dragons, dwarfs, brownies, rats, ravens, basilisks, homunculuses, and so on. This is an amazing book that is waiting for you to read it!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Quinn

Title: The Lost Hero

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

The Lost Hero is about this guy named Jason who awoke on a school field trip not remembering anything from his past. He was holding hands with a girl he’d never met before and sitting behind a boy he’d also never met before. Those three became great friends eventually and went on a Half Blood quest together. Jason is the son of Zeus and Piper (the girl) daughter of Aphrodite. And Leo (the boy) son of Hephaestus. They went on a quest to save Hera (queen of gods) and ran into a lot of problems along the way like saving Piper’s dad from a giant. While this was happening, Annebeth who is another Half Blood, is looking for her boyfriend Percy Jackson. He turns out to be at another place for Half Bloods a long ways away.

One thing I liked was that there was a bunch of problems along the way to make the book more interesting instead of making it a boring short book. Also, I liked how there was another thing happening while all these main events was happening. I don’t think there was anything that I disliked about this book so I think this was a fantastic book.

Lastly, I would probably recommend this book to fourth grade and up because it has a little bit of violence though it is a great book. All in all, I think that The Lost Hero is a fantastic book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Karsten

Title: Warriors: Into the Wild

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

Warriors: Into the Wild is mostly about a cat named Rusty finding wild cats that let him join the group of wild cats called a clan. He joins the clan, his name gets changed to Firepaw. He gets training from two cats in the clan that are warriors. The cat’s names are Tigerclaw and Lionheart. Firepaw does training for four moons in cat terms. A moon is the period of time in between two full moons. Firepaw had three other cats in the den, their names where Graypaw, Sandpaw, and Dustpaw. Sandpaw and Dustpaw kept making fun of Firepaw because he was a pet. There are four clans, Windclan, Thunderclan, Shadowclan, and Riverclan. Firepaw is in Thunderclan. Their is one leader per clan. The clan leader for Thunderclan is Bluestar. Firepaw gets to contributes in to of the four gatherings. After that, he goes to the Moon Stone and gets blessed to be a warrior. When they got back Shadowclan tried to raid the camp and get the cats to get out of the camp. But Thunderclan stopped them from taking over.

I liked this book because it had great detail and action. Also, I liked that it was about wild cats. I have one cat, his name is Kitty Boy. My favorite parts are when there are cat fights. I also liked the part when Firepaw find the wild cats.

I would recommend this book to fourth grade and up because of its violence and death.


 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Myhlah

Title: The Tale of Emily Windsnap

Author: Ciz Kesslen

Rating: You should read this

The Tale of Emily Windsnap is about a bunch of people and their names are Julia, Sharon Matterson, Mandy Rushton, Millie, and Mandy’s Mom. Emily went to her first swim class in seventh grade and when Emily gets in water she turns into a mermaid. Also, she has never been able to go in water, but she did, and when she goes in she turns into a mermaid.

I like this book but there is just one thing that I did not like about this book is that the book is not exciting and I would like to read a book that is exciting and eye catching so I don’t really like this book but the thing that I like about this book is that it has a lot of information, details, and text.

I would recommend this book to fifth graders and fourth graders. I would also recommend this book to girls because it is about a mermaid and it will not catch boys eyes, but it will catch girls eyes that like mermaids. You should read this book now!


 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brennen

Title: The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Author: Beverly Cleary

Rating: You have to read this!

The Mouse and the Motorcycle is about a mouse named Ralph. Ralph lives in a knot in the wall at a hotel, that is were he meets a ten year old boy named Keith and where learns how to talk and ride a motorcycle. Ralph learns how to drive a car in the middle of the book. He has a great adventure. There are thirteen chapters in the book. All of the them were good because they all were intriguing and fascinating.

I really liked the book. It really draws your attention. My favorite part is when Ralph loses the motorcycle because it is funny. This is a three book series, it is super funny.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls because it has lots of parts that would catch girls and boys attention. It has a lot of stuff girls would like and boys would to because it is super interesting.


 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brennen

Title: Ralph S. Mouse

Author: Beverly Cleary

Rating: You have to read this!

Ralph S. Mouse is about a mouse named Ralph. He knows how to talk and ride a motorcycle. In the first book he meets a kid named Keith. Keith gives Ralph the motorcycle in the middle of the book. In Ralph S. Mouse, Ralph meets a ten year old boy named Ryan, he lives in room 215. Ralph lives under a grandfather clock in the main lobby. He has a lot of cousins that fight with him because he does not let them ride his motorcycle. Then he goes and lives in the school were Ryan goes. Because Ryan took him to school, now Ralph has to run a maze, you’ll see the way he runs it when you read the book.

I really like this book, it really draws your attention because there are a lot of parts that are funny. What I liked about this book is when Ralph ran the maze because he found a different way to do it.

I would recommend this book for boys and girls because it has a lot of parts that would catch a boy’s attention and a girl’s attention. Now you should go and read this book!


 

 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: The City of Ember

Author: Jeanne DuPrau

Rating: You have to read this!

The City of Ember is about a city that is underground. The main characters are a girl named Lina Mayfleet, and a boy named Doon Harrow. Lina and Doon are getting jobs at the beginning of the book. Lina gets Pipeworks laborer and Doon gets messenger. They end up trading jobs. Lina’s grandma is looking for something (she doesn’t know what though) and when Lina comes home from work one day she finds that her grandma went crazy looking for the thing in the closet. Lina finds her sister Poppy eating some paper from a fancy box. The paper has writing on it. It turns out to be instructions for something very important! There all chewed up and unreadable though so Lina and Doon have to figure it out and find out what they are for. Read the book to find out if they can read the instructions.

I really liked this book. It is very interesting. It starts out interesting and just gets better from there. It always makes you want to read more and when you’re done with it you want to read the second one. That happened to me anyway.

I recommend this book to people fourth grade and up. It is a short book so if you don’t like long ones this is the book for you. Overall, The City of Ember is a great book.

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Genre: Fiction

Reviewer: Karsten

Title: Warriors: Fire and Ice

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

Warriors: Fire and Ice was about Fireheart and Graystripe bringing WindClan and back. Fireheart and Graystripe found the clan in a pipe running under a road. It took them two days to get back to the Clan. They were going to go through the FourTrees, but Fireheart decided to go through RiverClan territory. When they were walking they were found by a RiverClan patrol. The four cats were out numbered. They fought them off and went back to camp. Fireheart got an apprentice named Cinderpaw. He starts training Cinderpaw about what the border looks like. Then, he teaches him how to hunt. Fireheart finds his sister named Princess, he tells her about clan life and how there are four clans. Graystripe starts seeing this she cat in a different clan and breaks warrior code. Fireheart tries to stop them for seeing each other, but it didn’t work. Fireheart goes and see his sister after see had her kits. She comes out with a kit and tells him to bring it to the clan and make it a clan member. Bluestar doesn’t think it’s a bad idea, so the kit gets welcomed into the clan. A group of warriors goes and tries to attack Shadowclan, but they figure out that it was Brokenstar. Brokenstar attacked the camp when the warriors left, but Fireheart and Yellowfang attacked him and wounded his eyes so he was blind. That’s all I can tell you.

I liked this book because I read it in a weak. I was so excited for each individual chapter that I couldn’t stop reading. That’s why I like this book.

I recommend this book to fourth grade and up because younger kids might be sad when cats die from colds. That why I recommend this book to fourth grade and up.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Cora

Title: The Secret Grave

Author: Luis Ruby

Rating: You should read this

If you like a good scare then I would recommend the book The Secret Grave. The Secret Grave is about a girl named Hannah who wants a friend who is not going on a vacation or going to camp. She soon takes a visit to the forest in her backyard (she is not allowed to go in it.)

When she visits it, she meets a girl that is the same age as her who claims her mom lived in Hannah’s house in the 1800s. Hannah gets a bad idea about Caddy and just tells herself Caddy is just a little unstable. Soon when she finds a ghost in her attic, Hannah starts to believe that Caddy’s mom was from the 1800s.

What I liked about this book was that it was written with expensive words. What I disliked about it was how it would have scare, then a recovery, I really just like a longer scare.

I would recommend this book to girls and boys because it has a little bit of what boys and girls like.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: James

Title: Alanna: In the Hand of the Goddess

Author: Tamora Pierce

Rating: You have to read this!

Alanna: In the Hand of the Goddess is the second book in the Alanna series. In this book, Alanna continues her training to become a knight, and faces more danger and more drama inside the palace. She also meets the mother Goddess, acquires a cat that talks, and goes to war. Eventually she must face the ordeal of knighthood – all without revealing her gender.

What I like about Alanna is it has great story-telling, plot, and characters. I like this author’s way of telling a story. For plot, I enjoyed that this story explores the bad things that keep happening in the castle with Prince Jonathan being put at risk and how Alanna tries to figure it out. I particularly like the character Faithful, Alanna’s black cat that she can hear speak. He’s funny and is always semi-sarcastic.

There is a lot of suspense in this book, so there were parts where this made me nervous. I also didn’t like all the talk about love and romance.

Overall, I would suggest this book to those who like fantasy, adventure, and a little bit of comedy. If you like strong female characters you will enjoy this book. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brianna

Title: The Trouble with Shooting Stars

Author: Meg Cannistra

Rating: You have to read this!

The Trouble with Shooting Stars is a book about a girl named Luna, who has a scar on half of her face. It happened from the accident and now Luna has to wear a mask on half of her face to cover it up. She’s always staying up all night drawing the scene she sees when she looks out of her window. But one night, Luna looks out her window, and sees new neighbors moving in and decides to spy on them. But as she’s spying on them, she finds out that they’re magical. From teaching baby stars how to fly, to sweeping the moon, the new neighbors become friends with Luna, and take her out to catch a shooting star. Luna thinks that if she catches one, she will wish for her face to heal, and for other people to not stare at her face if it doesn’t heal. Will Luna get to make her wish come true? Is she going to catch a shooting star?

I loved this book! It is so amazing, and I couldn’t stop reading it. It reminds you not to always be doing what you usually do, and to sometimes pay attention to other things. I loved when Luna got to be able to be friends with the new neighbors.

I would recommend this book to people who like the nighttime and stars. I would also recommend this book to 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. If you don’t like fantasy books, then you should not read this book. All in all, The Trouble with Shooting Stars is a great book to read.


 

 

 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: The Fire Within

Author: Chris D’ Lacey

Rating: You have to read this!

The Fire Within is about David who moves in with Liz Pennykettle and Lucy, her daughter. While at the house, Lucy and David try to save a skinny gray squirrel with a hurt eye, and write a story. David soon becomes suspicious of a collection of clay dragons that come alive. Finally finding out about this, David must master the Fire Within with his dragon, Gadzooks and save him before it is too late.

I really liked this book. It was amazing! It had adventure, it was funny, and it had a great story line. My favorite part was when Sophie kissed David, and David kissed Sophie. Another amazing part was when Lucy and David finally caught Conker in their trap. But I have to warn you, if you are a dragon fan (like me) there are more squirrels in it than dragons.

I recommend The Fire Within to 4th and 5th grade girls. I do not think that it would catch a boy’s attention. This is a great book that deserves 5 stars!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Cora

Title: The Legends of the Sky

Author: Liz Flanagan

Rating: You have to read this!

The book, The Legends Of The Sky, is a great book. It is about a girl named Milla who works for the second richest family on her island. She doesn’t know if she has any family, but she does has friends with Tarya and Isak who live in the yellow house (the house that Milla works at.) Soon Milla finds dragon eggs, and one of them hatches and chooses Milla. The evil duke becomes jealous when Tarya, Isak, and his son Virgo all get dragons. One day the kind duchess got in a fight down in the lower town, and broke her arm so Milla helped her by wrapping her arm and giving her a ride on Igge Milla’s dragon to the palace. After Milla warped the duchess’s arm the duke came in and the duke and the duchess got in a fight then the duke slapped the duchess in the face. Soon Isak’s dragon Belra laid eggs. Then it just goes on and on with dragon stuff that I would tell you about, but that would tell you the ending.

What I liked about the book is how much action there was. What I disliked was how mean the duke was and how many deaths there were.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls because there is a lot of what both boys and girls like.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Rhys

Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter is a twelve year old boy who lives with his awful ant and uncle. One day he gets a letter to go to Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. He meets a friendly half giant named Hagrid. Hagrid takes Harry to this little witche’s market called Diagon Alley, which I have to point out is hidden by magic. First they went to Gringotts, the wizard bank, they went to Harry’s vault which had all Harry’s money safe. Then they went to vault seven hundred and thirteen, witch had a little scrubby package that was wrapped in brown paper. Then on September first, Harry is going to Hogwarts on the way there he meets a red head boy named Ronald Wesley. When he gets there he and his friend Ron try to figure out what the scrubby package was. Read the book and see what happens.

I liked this book because it had a lot of a Daedalus and if you are not good at reading big books, this book is still good for you because it is only three hundred nine pages. It is also a little bit of mystery.

I think this book will be good for both boys and girls because some girls might like wizards and boys could probably like this book too. There’s a little bit of burning stuff at the end but other than that it’s awesome.


 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Tera

Title: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Rating: You have to read this!

Heartless is about a girl named Catherine, who lives in this wonderland world where magic is real. Catherine love to bake desserts with her best friend Mary Ann who is her maid. One night when Catherine was at ball she got a proposal from the King, but before she was proposed to she ran outside of the ball and meet a joker named Jest and fell in love with him. Catherine’s mom wants her to marry the King and become the Queen of Hearts, but Catherine is fond of the court joker Jest and Catherine thinks Jest is fond of her to.

I really liked this book because it had some scary part some and some funny parts, I loved all of the characters especially the King, also the book was very detailed. My favorite part of this book was when Catherine and Jest meet each other at the ball.

I would recommend this book to girls because it relates to a girl and the stuff she does and I don’t think that most boys would like that, but if you like magic and baking and reading then you’ll love Heartless!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Layla

Title: Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Twisted Ones

Author: Scott Cawthon Kira Breed-Wrisley

Rating: You should read this

Charlie is just moving on from the horrific events in her past. Even with a new school and a fresh start, she can’t move on with what happened with the murders of the children and the haunting animatronic animals. Just when she thinks it’s over, a series of bodies is discovered by her school with mysteriously familiar wounds, leaving her back into the world of her fathers haunted creations. This time, animatronics twisted and unfamiliar copies of Freddy Fazbear and the others. And this time it’s out for Charlie, and it’s not friendly.

I absolutely love this book! It has the perfect balance of action, horror, mystery, and sadness. I picked out this book because I’ve always been a huge fan of the FNaF (Five Nights at Freddy’s) games, and I’ve heard of the book series before but I was never able to read it.

I would recommend this book to older boys, because I don’t know a lot of girls who like FNaF like me, and I say older because there’s a lot of up-grade level kind of reading in this book and long words, and it has a lot of bloody stuff. But other than that, this book is really amazing! And if you like this kind of stuff then I think this book is perfect for you. But I recommend you read the first book Five Nights at Freddy’s; The Silver Eye just so you have a better view of whats going on.


 

 

Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ava

Title: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

This story is mostly about Percy going around the world getting friends along the way those friends are very sported. In the end they got to go back after there trip. They went though a lot. It is very good book.

What I liked about this story is there was a lot of funny and sad and exciting moments. I did not like the start. I think it was a little rocky and it took a long time to get to the point.

I would recommend this book to later in the year 4th graders and early 5th graders. It is fine for boys and girls.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Myhlah

Title: Gregor The Overlander

Author: Suzanne Collins

Rating: You have to read this!

Gregor The Overlander is about when Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their apartment building. There is giant spiders, bats, cockroaches, and rats. They live in a mysterious city that is crazy and weird and a big city. The fragile peace is about to fall apart, and he realizes it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. Then discovers something big and special.

I liked this look because it had a lot of information and a lot of interesting things about this book it was curious and I like how they wrote it. I like how it explained a lot of details about the book, I think it is really funny that Gregor follows his Little sister through a grate.

I would recommend this book to fifth graders and six graders because it has a lot of hard sayings that maybe younger grades will not understand and it has a lot of words that are hard to say and pronounce. You should read this book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ezri

Title: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Author: Jacqueline Kelly

Rating: You should read this

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a story about a girl named Calpurnia (Callie) who goes on all sorts of adventures with her granddaddy, her mother, and her brothers. Callie, is the main character of this weird book, that you might read, maybe today or tomorrow or in a month, doesn’t matter. Callie is a girl, who seems to want to be a scientist. She studies all kinds of plants, bugs, and basically nature. She likes to do many things outside with her granddaddy. Now, I cant tell you the end, but if you want to know what happens you should read it for yourself!

I liked this story, but i did not love it, there were some parts that i did really like and some that i did not like a lot. But at the beginning it did catch my attention to keep reading and see what was going to happen. Once you get more into the story, it seems to get more, kind of Boring. Because, it starts to get more random.

I would recommend this book for girls because it seems more girly in a way, which in my opinion, I don’t think boys would like. Because its seems like it would not catch boys attention. I feel like if it was in Callie’s brothers view. I would recommend for boys, but that’s not this book, sorry.

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Genre: Teen fantasy

Reviewer: Adisen

Title: School of Secrets: CJ’s Treasure Chase

Author: Melissa de la cruz

Rating: You should read this

This book is about 2 different city’s here’s Aura-don prep and Island of the lost. And well Aura-don is a place with a man named King Ben. And Island of the lost they had people who would try to steal stuff. And on the other hand there a girl names CJ. There’s a treasure she knows about when she was a little girl. She sneaks out of Aura-don prep with her best friend Freddie. They go on a wild chase to find CJ’S lost treasure. CJ and Freddie we’re keeping secrets from everybody else.

I like this book because it catch’s your attention. It also makes you go nuts it’s exciting and you also think it’s so good you want to read it every minute. It’s really interesting and when you figure out what CJ’s treasure is it is shocking! I mostly like the characters personality because it’s crazy how they spend there time or what they do. This book is just like the movie they made and the book has a lot more details then the movie. My most favorite part is when CJ and her best friend Freddie they get in a big fight over donuts. They spite powder on each other. And CJ tried Freddie’s donuts bites and CJ loved them. She tried to get more and Freddie took it from. Freddie said “no more” and that is how the fight began.

I would recommend this book to a girl 4 there is a lot of funny parts. I wold not think a boy would like this book because there is a lot of drama. I really don’t think that this will catch a boys eye. The book would be really interesting for a girl. There is funny parts that you can’t believe that is in the book. This is way I think that a girl should read this.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Author: Chris Colfer

Rating: You have to read this!

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is about Alex and Conner who travel into a book called The Land of Stories. Where fairy tales are real. But once they are there, Alex and Conner need to find a way back home. The siblings hear about The Wishing Spell where you have to go on a dangerous adventure to collect items o make the spell work. So the twins try to collect the items, without being killed.

I really liked this story. There was action, humor, drama, and it was a great and interesting story line. My favorite part of this book was wither when Alex decided to climb Rapunzel’s tower, and then found out there was a staircase or when Sir Lampton was giving Alex and Conner a tour of Cinderella’s palace and Cinderella joined them and let the twins hold a glass slipper.

I recommend this amazing book to 5th grade girls. I do not think that it would catch a boys attention. Unless, they are really into fairytales like me.

This book was really incredible! It was probably the best book I have ever read. I really need to read this!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Quinn

Title: The Mark of Athena

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

The Mark of Athena was about a demi-god girl named Annabeth reuniting with her boyfriend Percy Jackson who has been lost at another demi-god camp. But they have to sale to Rome to find another demi-god named Nico. Who is one of the seven demi-gods’ brother. But they meet a lot of hard and difficult challenges along the way, like running into Hercules. When they get to Rome though Annabeth has to go separate ways to follow The Mark of Athena, which she has been carrying since the start of the voyage from Camp Half-Blood. To try to find the statue of her mother (Athena) in which has been making the two Half-Blood camps fight so much. While Hazel, Frank, and Leo try to find Hazel’s brother, Nico. During all this, Percy, Piper, and Jason try to find, and defeat, the twin giants, Otis and Ephialtes. To prevent them from destroying Rome and awaking Gea, the evil earth goddess. Then at the end, Percy and the others find Annabeth after she had just defeated a massive spider who she pushed into Tartarus. Then, when Percy Jackson tries to help Annabeth get out of the dungeon, something horrible happens to both of them.

I liked this book because it is a action packed book with a bunch of different problems along the way, that lead up to the biggest problem. This way, the book isn’t a very boring book, so that they don’t just sale there and defeat the giants, save Nico, Annabeth completes her mission, and its only a 200 page book.

All in all, I would probably recommend this book to about fifth grade and up because it does have some battle scenes and a little bit of violence.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Cora

Title: Dragon Rider

Author: Cornelia Funke

Rating: You have to read this!

Dragon Rider is a fantastic dragon book. In the beginning it was really boring and plain but as it went on it became my favorite book, this book is mostly about an old dragon who remembered about this place where no humans could find. So a younger dragon (named Firedrake) set off to find the rim of heaven with his brownie friend, Sorrel. The dragons can only fly with moonlight, so Sorrel and Firedrake snuck in an old barn, in that barn they found a boy named Ben. Ben joined them on their adventure, and at one stop they meet a professor. This is such a great story to read out loud or to yourself.

My favorite part was when the djinn answered where the rim of heaven was only because Ben asked not for himself but for the dragons. The way Cornelia Funke ended this book was another one of my favorite parts.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and dragons. Boys and girls would love this book. If you read it enjoy!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J.K Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is about a boy named Harry Potter. Harry has two best friends. Hermione Granger and Ronald Wesley. Harry is in his fifth year at Hogwarts, the wizard in school he goes to. Last year, he competed in the Triwizard Tournament. In the last task he saw lord Voldemort, the bad guy, come back from the dead (well kind of). Before school starts again Harry comes to the Order of the Phoenix headquarters. When Harry gets to Hogwarts he meets the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. She is a very mean teacher. She starts slowly taking over the school. Will Harry, Ron and Hermione save the day? Or will they cause it to be worse? Read the book to see what happens next.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a great book. It had action, drama and a little bit of romance. My favorite part was when Harry, Ron and Hermione start a secret club to learn Defense Against the Dark Arts.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes longer books. If you love action and magic Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix would be a great book to read.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Karsten

Title: Warriors: Rising Storm

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

The main idea of Warriors: Rising Storm is Fireheart trains his apprentice Cloudpaw. He also has all the duties of a deputy now, so he has to do basically lead the whole clan. Bluestar is still mad about Tigerclaw being a trader. She doesn’t trust anyone but Fireheart. Fireheart feels like she isn’t normal because she is very weak and doesn’t want to talk to the clan. She eventually got a little better when Tigerclaw never attacked the camp. But she still didn’t trust the cats that were good friends with Tigerclaw. Then, something unbelievably happens.

I liked this book because it had nice descriptive words to help me understand the text. My favorite part was when Fireheart saved a kit from the fire. Also, I liked that it talks about how cats could have the own cool lives. That’s why I liked this book.

I recommend this book to fifth grade and up because younger kids might get scared when the cats get in fights.

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Genre:Fantasy Fiction

Reviewer: Brennen

Title: The Healing of Texas Jake

Author: Phyllis Reynold

Rating: You have to read this!

The Healing of Texas Jake is about a cat club named the Club of Mysteries, the main characters are Marco and Polo. This is the second book in the series. So I recommend reading the first book. Marco and polo have to go to this dump and get comfrey to heal Texas Jake. But this other cat gang lives there named the over the hill gang. The gang chases them around the block and then the gang gets attacked. There is also a new place they eat at called the Fishmonger. The leather name of the over the hill gang is named Steak Knife. He kills animals and puts there tail on a fence.

I really liked the book. It catches your attention by having a lot of surprising and interesting spots in the book. My favorite part s when the over the hill gang is chasing the cats around the block but then they get attacked by Bertram the bad dog.

I would recommend this book for girls and boy because there are some spots that would catch there attention. And there are lots of parts that can relate to a young boy and girl. You should read this book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Rhys

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 about a twelve year old boy who just came home from his first year at Hogwarts. Two months before he goes back to Hogwarts his uncle locks him in his room and tells him he won’t go back to school. That night his friend Ronald Wesley rescues him from his ant and uncle. They stayed at Ron’s house for the rest of the summer and got to Hogwarts with him. One day as Harry Ron and Hermione another one of Harry’s friends were walking down the hall Harry herd some thing that only he could her. Then they meet a ghost named moaning Myrtle who was just crying because a book got thrown at her head. Then Harry Potter found a diary. That night he decided to right in the diary and to his amazement a boy named Tom Riddle had written back. Then They met a huge spider named Aragog after they talked to Aragog they found the chamber of secrets. Read the book to fin out what happens next.

I loved reading this book because it has action: dasilisk, giant spiders, and flying cars. A good part was when Ron and Harry find the entrance to the chamber of secrets. I like this part because you never know what’s going to happen next.

I recommend this book for third through sixth grade who like Fantasy. The reason I recommend this book for them is because it has a lot of things those kids like.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brennen

Title: Stuart Little

Author: E. B. white

Rating:    You have to read this!

Stuart Little is about a mouse that is adopted and could talk. Stuart’s parents are named mr little and mrs little he has a older brother named George. He had a new member of the family named margalo. She was a bird. But then she flew away to the north. But then Stuart ran away to find margalo. He went north like the way margalo went. And he became a teacher for some middle schoolers for a day. And then he met this three inch tall girl.

I really liked the book. It really catches your attention by having a lot of action and sad parts. My favorite part is when Stuart went on his first date.

I would recommend this book for boys and girls because it would probably catch there attention.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Myhlah

Title: The House of Hades

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

The House of Hades is about that these people want to return to home after a long day with the Athena Parthenos, trying to stop these peopled named the Camp Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter from the war. Also, when they were in the war, they were trying to survive because of the Half-Blood and Camp Jupiter were trying to get them and fight them.

I really liked this book and I like how the author wrote. This book and put a lot of detail in the book. Also, I liked how it explained whatever it talked about. Overall I really liked this book and how he made it.

I would recommend this book to girls and boys and teachers if they want to read this book but over all I really liked this book and if you want to read this book you should.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Layla

Title: Doll Bones

Author: Holly Black

Rating:    You have to read this!

Doll Bones is about three kids (Zach, Poppy, and Alice). They have been best friends for the longest time, and they play this game called “Neptune’s Pearl”. Neptune’s Pearl takes place in a world populated with pirates, thieves, mermaids, and warriors. Ruling over them is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll in a cabinet, cursing all that displease her.

But now they’re all in middle school, and Zach’s father is forcing him to quit playing the game and play basketball instead. Once his father gives him no choice, he quits the game and lies about why he did. It seemed to be the end of their friendship, until Poppy tells them she’s been having dreams about The Queen, that The Queen was trapped in the possessed doll and needed to be properly rested in her grave.

So Zach, Poppy, and Alice set out for one last adventure to lay the doll to rest. Things don’t go according to plan, turning their small adventure into a epic journey. Along the way creepy stuff starts to happen. Is Poppy telling them the truth, or does she just want to start a new game? If the dead spirits is real, what will happen to them if they don’t make it in time?

I liked this book because it had a good mix of adventure and horror. I thought it had a good story line and characters, but it was very sad.

I would recommend this book to anyone that is mature enough to read this kind of stuff. It talks about murder, blood, and creepy possessed dolls, so it would most likely be a book for older people. Other than that, it was a cool book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Cora

Title: Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather

Author: Cornelia Funke

Rating: You have to read this!

This is a phenomenal book. It is the sequel to Dragon Rider. This book is about how the Greenlomb family inherits the last of the pegasi eggs, their mother has died and they can only hatch without their mother is with a with a griffins feather, the griffins live on a hidden island and are very dangerous. Along the way they meet a parrot who knows where this island hides. On this adventure to get to the griffins, they meet other fabulous creatures, many unbreakable traps, and once again dragons and griffins are friends. Will they get the feather home in time? If you are asking this question right now, my answer simply is that you have to read this book to find out.

What I liked about this book is how many ” expensive ” words there are. There really is nothing to dislike about it.

I would recommend this book to boys and girls because it has just exactly what boys and what girls like.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Tera

Title: The Bravest Princess

Author: E.D Baker

Rating: You should read this

The Bravest Princess is about a girl named Annie who is a princess. Annie receives a message from Snow White and her stepmother has disappeared and her Snow White’s want her to get married right now but there are so many princes to choose from. Who is supposed to help Snow White find her mother?

My favorite part of this book was all of it, I like how it was a short book and not a long book. And at the beginning it kind of got boring but then it got extremely exciting and I liked how there wasn’t it much words of pages

I would recommend this book to girl only because it kind of a girly book and I don’t think boys would like it, and I would recommend it to 5th and 4th graders.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Aubrey

Title: Isle of the Lost

Author: Melissa da la Cruz

Rating: You should read this

This book is about two islands Auroadon and the Isle of the Lost. Only the villains are allowed on the isle because their parents are the most evilest ever. In Auroadon only princess and their kids are allowed in Auroadon cause they are good people. The four main on the isle is Mal daughter of maleficent. Evie is daughter of evil queen. Jay is son of Jafar. Carlos is son of Carella Deville. The main character of Auroadon is Ben and his parents bell and beast. The kids from the isle of the lost went on a mission for their parents to try to restore magic to the isle of the lost.

I loved this book. It was my favorite book so far. I enjoyed it more the anything.

I would recommend to girls. I would also recommend to third to fifth graders. This book is nothing like the movie.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Warriors: Moonrise

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

Warriors: Moonrise is about six Clan cats that are on a journey. Their names are Brambleclaw (From ThunderClan), Stormfur (From RiverClan), Tawnypelt (From ShadowClan, Brambleclaw’s sister), Feathertail (Also From RiverClan, Stormfur’s sister), Crowpaw (An apprentice from WindClan), and last but not least Squirrelpaw (From ThunderClan). The cats are heading home from their journey to the Sun Drown place (the sea). They have to go through the mountains to get home. On their way home the end up meeting some other cats. They are called live in the Tribe of Rushing Water. Back at the ThunderClan camp, Squirrelpaw’s sister Leafpaw (the medicine cats apprentice) Is having troubles of her own. Twoleg monsters in ThunderClan’s territory, Cats gong missing and prey shortages.

I really enjoyed reading this book. One of my favorite parts was when Mothwing (the RiverClan medicine cat apprentice) gives Leafpaw fishing lesson then Leafpaw falls into the river. Erin Hunter is a really good author that is very descriptive and she creates a good picture in your mind so you know what’s going on.

This is the second book in the second series of Warriors so I would recommend this book to fifth graders and up who have read the first book of the second series. It also wouldn’t hurt to have read the first series too.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brianna

Title: Willa of the Wood

Author: Robert Beatty

Rating: You have to read this!

Willa of the Wood is a book about a girl in the forest named Willa. She is in a clan in the middle of the woods, on top of a mountain. One night, she goes out to steal things from what her clan calls the day folk, but there really humans. But when she goes into one of the day folks layers, she gets shot by a gun. She escapes by her friend wolf taking her out to a powerful lake that heals her wound. Later, she sneaks back in the layer and finds out that her clan is kidnapping day folk children, but then she became friends with Nathaniel, the man who shot her, so she goes back to her clans shelter, to release the day folk children. She meets up with the man’s daughter and sons and tries to lead them on their journey back home. Will Nathaniel be able to meet back up with his kids, or will Willa’s clan get revenge for them escaping? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

I loved this book! My favorite part was when Willa could flow through the river like an otter and when she could control how the trees moved. The book reminds you that trees are living things too, and don’t forget that. If trees could talk and act like animals in a way, you probably would be less likely to cut them down.

I would recommend this book to both boys and girls because I think everyone would like this book. There are some parts that would catch a boy’s attention in this book, and some that will catch girl’s. I think everyone should read this book, including you!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Lexi

Title: Story Thieves

Author: James Riley

Rating: You should read this

Story Thieves is about a girl named Bethany that can go into books and Owen is in her class. When they are in class when their teacher calls on Bethany, she is not paying attention and she has her face in a book. She looks up and she had chocolate all over her face and she was clueless about what anyone was talking about. Owen was suspicious, so he met Bethany in the library and he asked why did you have chocolate all over her face in class and she said quietly “ I can magically go into books and don’t tell anyone else, because my dad, he got stuck in a book and I’m trying to find him.” Owen did not believe Bethany he just laughed at her. Then she picked out a book and jumped right into it. Read the book to see what happens!

I liked this book, I liked how Bethany can go into books and how she let Owen go with her. I also liked that Owen tried to help Bethany find her dad.

I would recommend this book to fifth grade through sixth and anyone who likes magic books and anyone who likes hero books.

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Genre: fantasy

Reviewer: Riley

Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief is about this boy who has gotten kicked out of boarding school, but let me tell you its not the first time. He always seems to be the one getting in trouble no mater what! And he really does not have the best background life because he has a step dad that is known as, “smelly Gabe” because he is worst stepdad ever, because he is always playing poker and chewing tobacco with his dumb, foolish friends, and bossing around Percy’s sweet loving mother. But over time Percy begins to find out that he is not a normal kid. So he goes to this camp called half blood hill and it was hard at first but then it started to feel like home sweet home. But at the beginning of the book Percy’s mom basically disappears and turns into this golden stuff that fades into the ground and she goes to the underground world. But finally Percy got to go on a quest to the underworld and he was hoping for this exciting news. I can’t tell you what happens on the quest I wish I could but that would spoil the book so you will just have to read it to find out!

I really loved this book its my favorite book out of all books I’ve read so far! The reason why I liked this book is because it’s an action book and all the books that I do not like happen to be non action books one other thing about this book that I like is that when you have to stop to do homework or chores or something like that the book always makes you want to read more and more and more. I also liked how determined Percy was and never gave up! This book also had great detail and if you really paid attention, the book totally paints a picture in your head!

I would recommend this book to fifth and sixth graders. This book also has some violence so I would recommend this book to people who don’t mind a little violence. This book is really a good book for just about anyone! But I say you MUST read this book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Zane

Title: The Black Lotus

Author: Kieran Fanning

Rating: You should read this

Hi, my name is Zane and my book is about three kids who turn into ninjas. So they go around the world to fight bad guys and won every battle and every war. They save the people and some died but most are alive and they did not die but one got shot and almost died. Then the war began and it was nasty everywhere and this was the biggest war ever.

I liked this book because it has a lot of wars and battles and I’m a guy that likes the wars and battles. I want to go to the army but this is not about me. Lots of battles and it get better and better.

I think this book is for boys because it’s really relatable to boys, so this is a good for men and boys.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Lennon

Title: Toby’s Story

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Rating:   You should read this

Toby’s Story is about a beagle that at first does not have energy to play and run with his sisters and brothers. Toby hadn’t been adopted for the same reason his littermates were. They were adopted because they had good, nice energy, and they were great hunters. Toby however was adopted to be a dog of support, a dog that lives at a nursing home. After a while he discovered that he made a lot of friends. Mona was one of the people that got Toby. She would take great care of Toby, they would play with him, and, make sure that he was nice, clean, heathy, and all at the same time she would train him, to sit, lay still, and more. Toby met a lot of friends, Grandad, Eddie, Tyler, Dorothy, and more.

I definitely liked this book, it had a lot of real things in the book. Like the fact that there are dogs that do live that life, and all the elderly people that are in the book and how it has all the details, and information. So, yes, I very much liked the book.

I would recommend this book to dog lovers and people that are interested in animals helping, in anyway, shape, or form. Those are the people that I would recommend this book to.

I hope you like the book! 🙂

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ezri

Title: A Witch Alone

Author: James Nicol

Rating: You should read this

A Witch Alone is a book about a girl named Arianwyn who lives in the town of Lull. Arianwyn is supposed to find the “Book of Quiet Glyphs” to lift the hex. When she goes to the Great Wood to try to find the book something happens and she can’t get the book. When she’s in the Great Wood she comes by Tas. Tas is a creature who gives her a page from the book that she needs. Then he left. The paper she got gave her a million questions and me too. Arianwyn believes that page might be the key to fighting the hex. Until near the end something horrible happens to the book. But I can’t tell you the rest, you might want to go read it yourself.

I liked this book. I think it was pretty interesting. I found some part a little boring and some parts were super fun to read! I found that at some of the parts would become great but then would stop and I would be really disappointed. Another thing is, is that the ending is a whole new start to a new book. Like, I just want to know the rest of the story! Anyways this book was super good and fun to read!

I would recommend this book for 4th to middle school because it seems like a more challenging book, so I think 4th to middle school kids would like it. I liked it, so I believe fifth graders would also enjoy it!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ava

Title: The Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

The Last Olympian is mostly about Percy Jackson and his friends saving the world. Tough but the world was safe from Kronos and the rest of his army made out of Titan and monsters.

I thought this book was really good. It had a lot of accidents along the cliffhangers. I just kept going to read more and more.

I would recommend this book for fifth graders and six graders. It is suitable for boys and girls and parents too.

Overall, the last Olympian was a really good book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Adisen

Title: The Little Prince

Author: Saint Exupery

Rating: You have to read this!

There was a little boy that was six years old. He had a magic crayon that he drew with. The people said I like your hat he took it. It wasn’t a hat it was an elephant. And later on when he goes on his journey he met an older man. He asked him to draw sheep. The little prince said that one was to old and that one was a goat until the man drew the right sheep.

Then the boy continued his journey again when he found something moving in the sand it was a snake. The little boy asked what place is this and the snake said this is the desert. And the little boy continued his journey and he met a fox and the fox was scared. The little boy asked he said oh you know I eat chickens well they’re hunters that won’t to kill me. Because I am eating there chickens and the fox and the little boy continued the walk and they stuck together.

I would rate this book an 8 out of 10 because this book had really good details and I also liked it because it had funny characters and I like how they said that there was a little prince that lived on a planet. If you like adventures and wild animals then you will like this book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Quinn

Title: Freak the Mighty

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Rating: You have to read this!

Freak the Mighty is an awesome book. It is about a kid named Max, and a kid named Kevin. Max has a big body, but a little brain, and his father, Kenny was a part of some pretty scary stuff. Kevin has a very little body, but a very big brain. In result to this, he is nicknamed Freak. Freak has a dream to have a full bionic body, but, at the end of the book something very tragic happens, but I’m going to let you read the book and find out on your own. Together, Max and Freak go on adventures, one example is that someday they might pretend to be fighting dragons, but the way they travel is very extraordinary. Normally Max might be called Maxwell, or just plain Max, and Freak might be called Kevin, or just Freak, but together they stand as “Freak the Mighty”.

What I liked about this book is that there was a lot of action, and I was always motivated to read it. I would come home from school and Immediately start reading. So that is what I liked about the book.

I would especially recommend the book to fifth grade and up because there is a little rude humor and scary sequences, and I would definitely recommend this to boys around the ages 11-18 as it might not be enjoyably for people older than 18 or younger than 11. However, it is a great book and anyone who feels they want to read it, can, and should.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Cora

Title: Aru Shah

Author: Roshani Chokski

Rating: You have to read this!

Your review: You have to read this!

This is the best book I have ever read! It is all about two girls that are chosen to fight demons, on their way they find out the truth about their parents past, they go into war with the demons, and get cursed. My favorite parts in this book is how a lot of people (and things) were nice to Aru and Mini mainly only when they who they were.

What I liked about this book is how it shows a lot of girl power. Also, I like how it is filled with adventure. What I disliked about it was how it ended like there was going to be a whole other book, other than that this book has nothing bad about it.

I would recommend this book to girls in fifth and sixth grade because there are really words in it and because not a lot of boys care much about girl power. Although everyone would probably still enjoy this magnificent book.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Karsten

Title: Warriors: A Dangerous Path

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

Warriors: a Dangerous Path is mostly about Tigerstar becoming the leader of Shadowclan. Fireheart doesn’t like that Tigerstar is now a leader because Fireheart thinks Tigerstar will attempt an attack on the clan, but it never came. Another bad thing that happened was a pack of big dogs got out in the forest and started to eat the prey. Tigerstar found out about the dogs and used them to destroy Thunderclan. Fireheart found the trail of rabbits that lead to the camp and moved them away, but Fireheart knew that the sent still would be there so he sent most of the other cats to the Sunningrocks to keep them safe. The warriors that stayed had to get the dog to chase them in to the gorge so they would die. You can figure the rest out if you read it.

I liked this book because of the action, the cats, and the fights. Also, I liked it because it had great details about the cats and the fights. Another thing I liked was how they live in groups also known as clans.

I recommend this book to fifth and up because there are a lot of tragedies and deaths that younger kids might get scared.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brennen

Title: Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy

Author: Tui  T. Sutherland

Rating: You have to read this!

Wings of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy is about five dragons. They lived underground there whole life until they escaped. They’re supposed to stop this war. But when they escape they get captured. They got captured by the Skywing queen, Queen Scarlet. But then they escaped. But before they escaped they killed Queen Scarlet then escaped. But when they did, they they went to the Mudwing Kingdom. But Clays mom didn’t like them. Tsunami is a Seawing she might be a queen someday.

I really liked the book. It really catches your attention by making you want to keep reading.

I would recommend it for people that are fine with blood. It is really gory.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns

Author: Chris Colfer

Rating: You have to read this!

The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns is about Alex and Conner traveling back to the Land of Stories. But at a horrible time, this time when they are in the Land of Stories, instead of collecting items for the Wishing Spell, they have to build the Wand of Wonderment using the most prized possessions belonging to the most hated people in the fairy tale world. Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, Prince Charlie, and the twins collect the possessions believing it is the only way to stop the Enchantress from taking over the world, and not just the fairy tale world.

I really liked this book! It was incredible! I love the Land of Stories books! They have action, adventure, and humor. This book also proves that your passion and love is stronger than anything.

I recommend this book to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls, because unless boys are really into fairy tales, I don’t think that they would like it as much as a girl would. You need to totally read this!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Karsten

Title: Warriors: The Darkest Hour

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

What Warriors: The Darkest Hour is mainly about is Bluestar dies from the dogs that Tigerstar lead to the camp. Tigerstar made Tigerclan with Shadowclan and Riverclan, Tigerstar wanted Firestar and Tallstar to join Tigerclan so they would live because Tigerstar would attack their clans if they didn’t join. Firestar and Tallstar definitely wouldn’t join because they knew there were always supposed to be four clans in the woods, but Tigerstar needed them to join because he had a problem of his own. Read the book to find out more!

I like this book a lot because I read it in two days. Also, it had a lot of details like how the cats looked and how the wood looked in their point of view. Another thing that I liked about it was intriguing and fascinating.

I recommend this book to fifth and up because there is a lot of killing and blood that younger kids might get scared because it is sad.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Myhlah

Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling

Rating: You should read this

Harry Potter is a twelve year old boy who lives with his awful aunt and uncle. Then one day he gets a letter to go to Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. He meets a friendly half giant named Hagrid. Then Hagrid took Harry Potter to this mystery place called Diagon Alley, and this place was kinda like a market in a way. Then on September 1 he went to The Hogwarts school and in Harry Potter wants all those people to be his friends kind of in a way.

I liked this look because it had a lot of information and a lot of interesting things about Harry Potter and a little about his life and this book it was curious and I like how they wrote it. I like how it explained a lot of details in the book about Harry Potter.

I would recommend this book to fifth graders and up because it has a lot of hard words that younger kids could get stuck on really easily. Then I think boys and girls could read this book. You should read this book!! It is amazing!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Author: J.K. Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is about Harry Potter. At the beginning he is at his house waiting for Dumbledore to come to his house. They are going to get a new teacher for Hogwarts. After a successful mission Harry goes to the Weasley’s house. Ron and Hermione are there too. After a while they go to Hogwarts. Dumbledore asked Harry to do private lessons with him so when Harry comes to the first one, they look at memories. Most of the lessons after that they also look at memories. Near the end of the book something sad and bad happens. Read the book to find out what happens.

This was a great book. My favorite part was when Harry and Dumbledore go to the sea cave. Another great part is all of the memories. This book is full of detail. It has action drama and a little bit of romance.

If you like to read, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince would be a great book to read. If long books are what you like then put Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on your reading list.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Warriors Power of Three Dark River

Author: Erin Hunter

Warriors Power of Three Dark River is about Jaypaw, Lionpaw, and Hollypaw. At the beginning, they are all going to the gathering. It is uneventful except that RiverClan is skinny and tired looking. Hollypaw asked Willowpaw what was hind on but she didn’t tell her. Lionpaw starts making very good friends with one of the cats from WindClan. Her name is Heatherpaw. They start meeting every night in a little clearing until Hollypaw and Cinderpaw catch them. Then, Heatherpaw finds an entrance to some tunnels. One of them leads to ThunderClan territory and the other to WindClan. They meet there every night. They call it DarkClan. Heatherpaw is the leader and Lionpaw is a warrior. One day some WindClan kits go missing. WindClan suspects RiverClan. Lionpaw thinks they are in the tunnels where “DarkClan” is. He goes down into the tunnels with Hollypaw and Jaypaw. They meet Heatherpaw and Breezepaw down in the tunnels, looking for the kits. When they find them the tunnel starts flooding and the tunnels are blocked. Read the book to see if the cats get out.

I really liked this book. I read it in two days. It has a lot of tension, action, and awesome description. It’s clear what is happening the whole time and it’s like you can feel what the cats are feeling.

I would recommend this book to people who like cats, action, and reading. If shorter books are too short and long books to long for your taste then Warriors Power of Three Dark River is the book to read.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Quinn

Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Rating: You have to read this!

The Hunger Games is an amazing book. It is absolutely action packed! It is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen who lives somewhere that used to be North America. But was taken over by the city of Panem. There are 12 districts and, from punishment of rebelling against the “Capitol”, they have to send a boy and a girl from each district to fight in the Hunger Games. Katniss’s little sister, Primrose Everdeen, is elected, but Katniss volunteers to take her place. There is also a boy who has to go to, his name is Peeta Mellark. So, those two tributes ride the Tribute Train to the Capitol. There they train and prepare for the Hunger Games. Then, they enter the arena. There is a lot of action going on, but I don’t want to tell you who wins the Hunger Games, because, at the beginning, there can only be one victor.

I really liked this book, it is, like I mentioned in the beginning, action packed! There is always a big turn of events, in fact, most of the time, just when things are looking up, that changes. Though, that doesn’t happen all the time.

I would definitely recommend this book to fifth grade and up, as it is just a little gory, but not much. It doesn’t really matter what gender you are, but if you like things like this, you should read The Hunger Games.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brianna

Title: Serafina and the Black Cloak

Author: Robert Beatty

Rating: You have to read this!

Serafina and the Black Cloak is a book about a girl named Serafina who likes to explore the basement of Biltmore estate catching rats along her way and killing them. But one day, she explores the basement and hears a little girl running down the stairs screaming but then she hears silence. The girl had gone missing. A kidnapper wanders through the halls of Biltmore every night, kidnapping one child at a time. Serafina needs to find out who is doing this and needs a friend to help. She finds a friend named Braeden, and they both try to solve the mystery together. Will Serafina be able to save the kidnapped children and make it out alive? I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out!

I loved this book! It kept me stuck on the story, and I couldn’t get my eyes off of it because it definitely kept me curious and I wondered what would happen next each chapter. My favorite part is when Braeden gives Serafina a beautiful night gown because the author describes it very well.

I would recommend this book for girls and boys because it catches attention for both genders in my opinion. I would not recommend this book to people that get sensitive around blood, because there are lots of blood scenes in this book. I also recommend this author because of his writing. It feels like he grasps you into the book itself.

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Genre: Fantasy fiction

Reviewer: Lennon

Title: Whatever After: Fairest of All

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Rating: You should read this

The book Fairest of All is about a boy and girl named Jonah and Abby who find a magical mirror in their basement. When they went to go look at it, Jonah thought it would be a good idea to knock on it five times. When he did that, the mirror started pulling them into the fairy tale Snow White. They landed in a forest with their parents law books. They wondered where that had landed and at first thought that it was still their basement, but none of things that are in their basement were with them. So, they walked, and walked, until they came across a small cottage and there was this young lady that was selling apples for a fundraiser. They saw a girl that’s face was whiter than the snow. Jonah ran over to get an apple, and the lady tried to come into the house. Abby saw her makeup starting to run down her face and they heard the girl in the house yell that she knew that it was her evil stepmother. They went and knocked on her door. Snow White was not allowed to open the door for anyone, but she did any way. Abby and Jonah knew now that it was Snow White, and they were in the cottage for a while. Later, they go to Snow White’s old castle, and a whole lot of crazy things happen like when they have to go through the castle mote that has two alligators in it. In the book, but things happen that causes the story to change a bit. Jonah and Abby try to keep her story as close to normal as possible. Some of it stays the same and some does not.

What I liked the most about the book, was how it was based in a fairy tale that Jonah and Abby tried to keep the same but made a couple of changes to keep it as close as possible to the original story. It was also, funny in different ways, and it had a lot action and makes you want to keep reading. That is a few reasons I liked the book.

I would recommend this book to people that like, fairy tales with magic, and that like action, in the books. Those are the people that I would recommend this book to.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Rhys

Title: Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

Magnus Chase and the Sword of the summer, is about a sixteen year old boy who dies and goes to Valhalla (which is the Asgard realm of warriors) So once he got to Valhalla he met a Valkyrie named Sam. That night he met to of his friend Hearth and Blitz and then they took him back to Earth and said they had to keep the god Surt from cutting the god Fenrece free. Read the book to find out what happens next.

I really liked this book because it was about battle and it has the Asgard gods. My favorite part was when they met Thor and met a goat that could talk. Another good part was when Magnus found out he was the son of Frey.

I recommend this book to any one in fourth through high school would love it especially if they love fantasy books. And if they are really good at reading it is for third graders. The reason I think they would like this is because they always have a good imagination.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Tera

Title: The Apprentice Witch

Author: James Nicol

Rating: You have to read this!

The Apprentice Witch is about a girl named Arianwyn who lives in a magical witch land. At the beginning Arianwyn is in this little witch trial which probably is my favorite part of this book but the rest of this book was also great and the ending was fantastic.

Overall this book was amazing it had so much detail I felt like I was actually in this book. Also, I really like those little things signs that she made up they were pretty cool.

I’d say that girls would like this book more than boys would but I would definitely recommend this book to people who love to read about fairytales and magical lands. This book is meant for them but if you don’t like that magic and witches then this book isn’t meant for you it would be great for 5th 4th and 6th graders.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: James

Title: The Last Olympian

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You should read this

The Last Olympian is the final book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Unlike the first four books, this one doesn’t take place at Camp Half Blood. Instead, the focus is one New York City because Kronos is advancing on Mount Olympus, which is at the top of the Empire State Building. Percy and Annabelle and the rest of the “good” demi–gods have to fight to defend Olympus because the gods are out fighting other bad creatures. Percy also finds who the traitor in their camp is.

What I like about this book is that it brings the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series to and end. Percy turns 16 so the prophecy is concluded. If you’ve read the other four books, you have a lot invested in the characters and story and this book is a satisfying conclusion.

What I didn’t like about this book is there is too much suspense. It gave me a lot of stress and anxiety while reading because the author doesn’t mind killing off a character or two, so none of your favorite characters are safe. The entire book is basically the climactic battle for the series, so you’re in suspense the whole book.

I recommend this book to anyone who has a love of Greek myths and fantasy. You should definitely read the first four books before this one and there are lots of related series in this world that I’m looking forward to reading.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Warriors: Power of Three Outcast

Author: Erin Hunter

Rating: You have to read this!

Warriors: Power of Three Outcast is about Jaypaw, the blind medicine cat apprentice, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw, who are warrior apprentices. When some Tribe cats, cats who live in the mountains, come into the ThunderClan camp. They want Stormfur and Brook Where Small Fish Swim (Brook)’s help with some invaders in the mountains. Brambleclaw, Squirrelflight, Jaypaw, Hollypaw, and Lionpaw come with them. They also think that it would be vest if the cats who went to the sun-drown place (the sea) to come along, so they go into WindClan and ShadowClan. Both Crowfeather and Tawnypelt agree to come. Also, Cowfeather’s son Breezepaw comes. When they make the journey they met with their Purdy, who helped the cats on their journey. When they get to the mountains, Stoneteller, the Tribe leader/healer, after some mixed emotions agrees to let them help deal with the invaders. After some battles and a lot of conflict Brambleclaw leads the Tribe into a battle with the invaders. Read the book to see what happens.

I really liked this book. My favorite part was when Jaypaw was preparing traveling herbs for the cats and thought about putting something bad into Breezepaw’s herb bundle. The warriors books are always so descriptive and interesting and this book held to that standard. You could always tell what was going on.

I would recommend this book to fourth to sixth graders. It doesn’t matter if you are a boy or girl because if you like cats and action, I would recommend reading Warriors: Power of Three Outcast.

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Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Reviewer: Riley Kowal

Title: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters is a book about this boy who is a halfblood; a halfblood is half God, half human. So anyways Percy Jackson is the son of the sea god Poseidon and there is this tree on the border of their camp that keeps them safe named Tahlia. Tahlia got poisoned, and they kicked out the leader of the camp, so then it was up to Percy Jackson, his half cyclops brother and Annabeth to save the camp borders. Along the way they have to fight monsters and jump into action! I cannot spoil the end because you will just have to find out for yourself!

I absolutely love this book! Personally, these first two books of Percy Jackson are the best books I have ever read in my life, because they have tons of action in them! When a chapter ends it usually ends on a cliff hanger, and makes you not want to stop reading! I am the type of person who loves reading action books, so this book was a great book for me!

I would recommend this book to people who really like action books! But if you don’t like slicing and dicing then I would defiantly not recommend this book to you and I would say this is mainly a fourth though sixth grade book. But, if you are in third grade or under, this book is not your age level partly because this book has some violence and fighting and things like that! But for sure you have to read this book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Brianna

Title: Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Author: Robert Beatty

Rating: You have to read this!

Serafina has a new journey to go on. Her mother is a catamount (half-human half-mountain lion), and she wants to figure out how to be like her. How to shape shift into a mountain lion. But her mother has no time to teach her. All the animals are leaving the forest for some mysterious darkness. An English girl named Lady Rowena comes in Biltmore being ever so polite acting much older and trying to become friends with Braeden (Serafina’s only friend) almost immediately. Serafina soon finds the man who’s scaring all the animals out of the forest. He has magical powers that are far too dangerous for only her and all the best hunters at Biltmore. Serafina has to find a way to get rid of him before he takes over.

I loved this book because it had amazing detail and so many scenes caught my attention so much that I couldn’t stop reading it! I loved when Braeden help Gideon survive such a fall.

I would recommend this book to 5th grade through 8th grade because there are some bloody scenes and death scenes that are in detail so if you are sensitive around blood, don’t read this. Also, check out this author. He is amazing at writing!

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Genre: fantasy

Reviewer: James

Title: The Lost Hero

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You have to read this!

The Lost Hero takes place about a year after The Battle for New York in the last Percy Jackson book. While there are lots of the characters from the Percy Jackson series, Percy Jackson is missing!

This book is the first in a new series (Heroes of Olympus) and has three new main characters: Jason, a son of Zeus (or Jupiter! Something is wrong, Jason is missing his memory but all his knowledge is from ROMAN gods, not Greek), Leo, son of Hephasteus, and Piper, daughter of Aphrodite. These three come to Camp Half Blood not knowing who they are. They are sent on a quest to rescue Hera, Queen of the Gods. The stakes are high and the world is ending, but nobody really knows what’s going on. They have the coolest sidekick ever – a flying metal dragon named Festus.

What I liked about this book is it has interesting characters, a smooth and exciting plot, and makes you want to keep reading.

There’s really nothing I don’t like about this book, it is very well written.

I recommend this book to anyone who liked The Percy Jackson series, but you don’t have to have read the first series to understand this (but you should cause it’s great!)

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ezri

Title: Willa of The Wood

Author: Robert Beatty

Rating: You have to read this!

Willa of The Wood is a book about a girl named Willa, she lived in the woods with her clan. She also has sort of powers that have to do with the forest and she can talk to animals and plants.

She met a boy in prison cells, while she was trying to hide. Later on she met an older man and found out that was his son, and two other children trapped in the cells as well. It was Willa mission to try and help those children to get back home, including all the other kids trapped in the cells, but what will her clan do about it sense they are the ones who basically trapped the kids. If you want to know what happens to Willa, the children, the clan, then go read Willa of The Wood.

I personally really liked this book, almost in every chapter a new thing would happen. It’s also really nice because whenever I thought I knew what was going to happen it changed. I also really liked the ending. Whenever reading it I was able to make a picture in my head of the story, as if it was a show. Overall I really liked reading it.

I would recommend for anyone who is interested in nature, the woods and stuff like that. This book is mainly about nature and the woods and how Willa can interact with nature. I also feel like anyone who likes adventure would like it because a lot of crazy things happen.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: You should read this

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is about a boy named Percy Jackson. He is Poseidon’s son. He had no idea he is a demigod until his mother takes him to a camp called Camp Half Blood. There he makes friends with a Satyr named Grover and a Athena’s daughter, Annabeth. They end up going on a quest to get to the underworld because Zeus’s master bolt was stolen (hence the name ‘lighting thief’) they encounter many troubles along the way like almost falling to their death, exploding a bus, almost turning to statues, being hypnotized by a hotel, and almost experiencing death by waterbed. Overall this was a great book.

I would recommend this book to people that like books that have action and Greek mythology. My favorite part was whenever a new chapter started because Rick Riordan makes the best chapter names. You have to read the book to see them though. I give this book five stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Rhys

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban

Author: J.K.Rowling

Rating: You have to read this!

Harry Potter is thirteen years old and on his third year at Hogwarts. Harry had lived with his aunt and uncle since he was little. So one day his uncle’s sister came to visit but it didn’t go well. So he went back to the wizarding world. Once he got back to school people would not leave him alone because the escaped murder, Sirus Black was after him. Read it to find out what happens next.

I really liked this book because of the action. one of my favorite parts is when he rode a hippogriph and also when he was learning the potronus, but I’m not going to tell you what this spell is for you are going to have to read the book.

I recommend this book for anybody who loves fantasy. But if they are in high schoolers this book would probably be too easy. But over all this is an amazing book!

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Adisen

Title: Shadow House: You Can’t Hide

Author:

Rating: You have to read this!

This book is about six kids who were trapped in a dark and scary Shadow House the kids names were Poppy, Marcuse, Dash, Dylan, and there was two Azumi. As the kids fight to find there way out, the kids think the ghost in the house are the greatest danger they face. They’re going to have to come face to face with their fears if they stand any hope of escaping the house alive. Is there anyone or anything in the house they can trust? Or is all hope disappearing, too?

I would recommend this book to boys and girls because some people like scary things and this is a scary book with scary things in it. After you read 5 chapters you don’t want to stop reading it because you want to see what happens or see what the kids are up to.

This is a good book but scary book. I would rate this book a 9/10 because it was scary and interesting but some of the parts in there kind of got me lost in the story but once I got farther and farther you understand it better.

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Reviewer: Riley

Title: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Author: Julie T. Lamana

Rating: You should read this

This book was about a family and the main character was named Armini. It was her special Birthday! There were all kinds of people talking and asking about this bad, awful storm that was going to hit in their area and spread over a big portion of the state! The family did not think that the storm was going to be anything big. The girl got a really special birthday present, but I will not spoil it for you! So, anyway, the storm hit and the family was in their attic when the house floated away. The most heartbreaking part was when the girls lost some her special family members and had difficulty getting over it. Luckily some of the family members survived the tragic storm.

I liked this book because it was an action book and had shocking moments in it. This book also showed gigantic empathy for everyone and the family was really brave, which I liked too. The one thing about this book that I did not like was all the depressingly sad parts that were very heartbreaking. This book was probably the most heart-melting sad book ever! But overall this book was very interesting and a good!

I would recommend this book to someone who can handle sad books or someone who likes sad books. I would not read this book if you are under fifth grade, but this book would be for a sixth or fifth grader. I would also recommend this book to someone that likes fascinating books and interesting characters!


 

 

Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Ezri

Title: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Author: Jacqueline Kelly

Rating: You should read this

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a story about a girl named Calpurnia (Callie) who goes on all sorts of adventures with her granddaddy, her mother, and her brothers. Callie, is the main character of this weird book, that you might read, maybe today or tomorrow or in a month, doesn’t matter. Callie is a girl, who seems to want to be a scientist. She studies all kinds of plants, bugs, and basically nature. She likes to do many things outside with her granddaddy. Now, I cant tell you the end, but if you want to know what happens you should read it for yourself!

I liked this story, but i did not love it, there were some parts that i did really like and some that i did not like a lot. But at the beginning it did catch my attention to keep reading and see what was going to happen. Once you get more into the story, it seems to get more, kind of Boring. Because, it starts to get more random.

I would recommend this book for girls because it seems more girly in a way, which in my opinion, I don’t think boys would like. Because its seems like it would not catch boys attention. I feel like if it was in Callie’s brothers view. I would recommend for boys, but that’s not this book, sorry.

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Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Cora

Title: Shooting the Moon

Author: Frances O’roark Dowell

Rating: You should read this

This is a great book. It is about a girl who has a brother that is going to Vietnam and she wants to go herself, but when her brother starts sending her pictures of his camp she is glad she is not there. Later on in the book T.J starts only sending pictures of the moon. This is a very short book that a lot can happen in.

What I liked about this book is how it shows that there are many other people having trouble. What I disliked was how almost every chapter was about something totally different.

I would recommend this book to everyone because it is from a girl’s prospective and about what boys like.

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Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Adisen

Title: My Year in the Middle

Author: Lila Quintero Weaver

Rating: You have to read this!

This book that I read is talking about a class where black people sat on one side and white people on the other side. And this class was about to go to a field race.

There also were two girls they were so excited to go to the cake rally. They baked a cake and they had to walk their cake to the rally. Also one of the kids mom was talking to their teachers. They were discussing about the field race. She was saying about her daughter. And the girl was watching her teacher and her mom talk but she didn’t know what it is about.

This book was okay when I first read this book it was interesting but when I got in the middle it was not good but when I got to the ending it got interesting again. If I would rate this book I would give it an 7/10 because some of the parts in the book were mean and other parts were funny and had funny characters and I like also like how there was 2 girls that were really funny. I don’t think I liked one of the teachers because she was mean to some of her kids.

I think boys and girls will like this book because it will catch your eye and you will start to like it. The reason why I think that boys and girls will like this book is because there are some funny parts and if you like to bake there are two girls that have to bake a cake for a cake rally. And for the boys there is running and sports. This is why I think boys and girls should read this book.

 

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Genre: Historical fiction

Reviewer: Cora

Title: Brown Girl Dreaming

Author: Jacqline Woodson

Rating: You have to read this!

Brown Girl Dreaming is a great book, it is very heart warming, and historical. It is about a girl who is brown, and her family is living seven years after Rosa Parks refused to get out of the front seat. Her family is still scared to sit in the front. Later, her and her sister and brother, and her mom moves to Brooklyn. While they are there, the main character gets inspired to be a writer. Later on they get a little brother who eats lots of lead, and worries their family that he will die. Will he? Will she become a writer? You’ll have to read in order to find out.

What I liked about this book is how it is really historical and interesting, but what I disliked was how sad it would get.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good history lesson. Or anyone who doesn’t cry as much as I did.

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Genre: Fantasy

Reviewer: Lexi

Title: Slacker

Author: Gordon Korman

Rating: You should read this

Slacker is about a boy named Cameron Boxer. Cameron is a slacker and he does nothing but play video games and he is trying to beat Evil Mckill people who is a really good player and get into the Rule the World compilation. Cameron’s parents want him to do something productive, like play a sport or join a club or something other than video games. So that got him thinking and his friends Pavel and Chuck came up the idea that they should start a club. So they did and the club was called Positive Action Group. They put up a site you could go to and join the club, but every time you tried to sign up it would take you to another site. One of the kids named Felicia and she saw the Positive Action Group on the school website and tried to join but it didn’t work so she contacted Cameron Boxer and asked him if she could join and he said, “um no,” and walked away. Then Felicia told tried and tried, but nothing. That’s how it all started and the club started. The clubs first job was at the senior center garden. Cam saved a life that day and he got the P.A.G in the newspaper. The P.A.G had more and more things to do like build a home for a beaver named Evils and save the freeway of Sycamore, a lot of other things to do. Jennifer del Rio is the head of the Friends of Fuzzy that means that she is the like most popular girl in the school, so she was mean to almost everyone. The String is the star football player he got kicked off the football team because his grades were low. Xavier is the scariest kid in school and he’s really mean. Evils is a beaver and he is about to die so the P.A.G is trying to save him. The Friends of Fuzzy are taking credit of all the things the P.A.G. did.

I loved this book. It really tells you not to be lazy and helping other people can be amazing and you can work with other people and then those people can be friends or even best friends. The people you thought were mean, well, once you get to know them they can be some of your good friends.

I would recommend this book to fourth grade through sixth grade and people that want to help in their community and change the world a little bit. I really liked this book and I hope you do too!

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Mary

Title: 25 Roses

Author: Stephanie Faris

Rating: You should read this

The book 25 Roses is about this group of girls. Their names were Ashley and two other girls. They were handing out roses. They were trying to sell the most roses so they can win the prize, but they are hoping they will win. They are trying their best to win, but another group is a head of them by a lot of roses. If they do not win that is okay because it is not a race even if they don’t sell the most roses.

What I liked about it was that they were handing out roses. What I did not like about it was that it was about to make me cry because of how sweet it was.

I would recommend it to girls because it is more of a girls’ book than a boys’ book and it is a great book. The reason I chose this book is because it looked like an interesting book.


 

 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Brianna

Title: Class Dismissed

Author: Allen Woodrow

Rating: You have to read this!

Class is almost over and the whole class is waiting for it, especially Kyle. Later, Adam gets in trouble and Ms. Bryce, their teacher, decides to leave. But while Adam is in the office, he sees all the teachers in the teachers’ lounge, and Principal Klein is trying to get a necklace out of the sink. Adam hears the phone ring, and decides to pick it up. But before he can even talk, he hears Ms. Bryce yell into the phone, “I’m signing off, immediately!” Then Adam realizes he shouldn’t have picked up the phone. Once Adam is back in the classroom, they try to keep their secret that Ms. Bryce is gone. Maggie tries to keep the whole class under control, and gives the whole class homework. The whole class was upset, because Maggie gave them more homework then Ms. Bryce even gave them. And Ms. Bryce gave them a lot of homework. Later, Maggie looked through Ms. Bryce’s papers and found out that they have a play that Ms. Bryce was going to make but Ms. Bryce wasn’t there to make it! Principal Klein checks on them and sees that Ms. Bryce is gone. He asks where she is, and all the students always say that she is in the bathroom. But when Principal Klein tells them that they have a field trip coming up, they all start to worry. They at least found an “actor” named Mr. Chips, as a substitute teacher and they have him help them on the field trip. But they still don’t know about the play and their secret about the class. Will they be able to do the play in enough time? Can they still keep their secret?

I really liked this book for multiple reasons. One reason is because it is pretty funny and enjoyable. My favorite part was when Ms. Bryce left, and the whole class didn’t tell a single person except for Mr. Chips. Also, I really liked when Maggie tried to manage the class and basically tried to be the teacher.

I would recommend this book to people who like realistic, funny, and entertaining books. I think that this book is a good book to read because it really holds your interest. If you like medium size chapter books this is the book for you. But if you like fantasy books mostly than this is not the book for you. I would also recommend this book to 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders because it grabs their attention most.


 

 

Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Harley

Title: Slacker

Author: Gordon Korman

Rating: You should read this

Slacker is about a boy named Cameron. Cam likes playing video games, but one day his parents say he can’t play video games all day long. So they said that he had to join a club that doesn’t include video games. He and his friends make a fake group that turns in to an actual group and he makes some new friends in the group including a beaver.

I liked the book it really makes you wonder what he’s going to do at the beginning of the story. I think it could inspire you to do something new, something you’re not used to doing.

I would recommend this book for anyone, any age, any gender. It really is for everyone, because you probably relate to Cam and how you’ve tried something new.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Lennon

Title: Wonder

Author: R.J. Palacio

Rating: You have to read this!

I read the book called Wonder, it’s about a boy named August that was born with unordinary face. Auggie was homeschooled his whole life. until fifth grade when he had decided that he wanted to go to a public school. When August got to school he was bullied for the way he looked. That’s why he insisted on wearing a astronaut helmet as much as possible, when he was younger. He also has a sister named Via who struggled with having a brother who had a birth defect. Her friends never wanted to come over because they thought he looked weird. Except one friend, Miranda she loved Auggie like her own brother! This family is an inspiration to other families on dealing with a child with a birth defect and juggling the effects it has on everyone involved. In this book I learned, the struggles of making new friends, and the resiliency a family has when they stick together.

I loved the book for a lot of reason’s. I like the inspiration that this book provides. My favorite part was the true story behind it because I think that it is a good eye opener for the people that aren’t grateful for every thing they have. I also like that in the story August went through a lot I and that he never gave up to have a great time.

I would recommend this book to any boy or girl that is ten, eleven, or twelve. I would say that because I think that at that age some people start to become less and less great full. And hopefully it would make them more grateful. That is why I would recommend this book to that age.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Lexi

Title: Duke

Author: Kirby Larson

Rating: You should read this

Duke is about a boy named Hobie; an eleven year old boy who has a dog named Duke. Duke is a very well trained dog. Hobie’s father is fighting in World War 2 over seas in Europe. Hobie’s neighbors have dogs in the war too, Hobie is thinking about sending Duke into the war. He meets a guy when he is walking home from the grocery store and his dog Ludwig is going to ship out next week on a train. Hobie’s uncle Tryg gives him a plane that you build and the plane is like his dads Little Bessie. Hobie’s best friend Scooter moves away and that makes Hobie super sad. He has no friends at school now. When school starts Hobie has a new kid in his class named Max. Hobie figures out that Max is just like Scooter so they become friends. Hobie decides to send Duke to the war with Ludwig on the train next week. Hobie is waiting for his dad to send a other letter to him, his sister and his mom. When he does Hobie is really quick to respond and so is his sister. A couple weeks later when his dad is still in war, he sends a letter and it says “ I’m a prisoner in Germany I’m fine but I might not be able to write to you guy all the time I love you! Talk to you soon. Aim, fly, fight.” The Hanson family was so sad Hobie was the most sad because, he though he’s dad was coming home in one or two months, but I guess he wasn’t. Hobie writes to him every time he does.

I loved this book because I love how much Hobie loved Duke and Duke seems like a great dog I would love to have Duke as my dog. This book tells you if you have someone or something you love it’s best to make sacrifices for them

I recommend this book to anyone who loves to read books about dog and how dogs they can help other people. Because Duke is a great family dog and he is a great help in war. I would also recommend this book to fourth graders and fifth graders.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Aubrey

Title: Wonder

Author: Palacio

Rating: You have to read this!

Wonder is about a boy named is August who has never gone to public school he has always gotten home schooled. August is ten years old. He has gotten surgery like 27 so he doesn’t want to go to school. But his mom talked to the principal about giving them a tour. These kids Charlotte , jack, and Julian gave August a tour around the school. Charlotte is the nice one jack is nice sometimes Julian is really mean. In one part of the book Julian said so what is the deal with your face to August. Then Charlotte yelled at Julian. Then jack and August became best friend in one of the parts in the book jack was talking to Julian and jack said. What is wrong with August Charlotte was flipping out. He had good and bad year but he liked it.

I liked the book Wonder it makes me happy and sad in some parts but I liked it, that is why i like the book

I would recommend his to boys and girls cause it is funny sad and happy. The grade level is 4 through 6 grade.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Riley

Title: Take Me to the River

Author: Will Hobbs

Rating: You should read this

Take Me to the River is about these to boys that are cousins. They are going on this river rafting type trip and there was some snags along the way. This trip was supposed to be a ten day trip on the river so during night they camped on the side of the river then they heard of this crime or something because they were on the Mexico border. They meet this boy with this guy and I can’t spoil what happens with them. But, then this bad storm hits, and lets just say things get interesting and I really want to tell you the ending but that would spoil the book.

I liked this book because it had a lot of exciting parts and I also liked the ending! But, I really liked how good the author captured the action in the book with good detail and you can totally picture the setting and every thing in your head! But I really liked about this book is that it had some really serious parts in it, so over all this was a good book

I would recommend this book to kids who like action books in a way I would also recommend this book to kids who like kind of scary things that happen in books but, this book is really a good book for anyone between fourth and fifth graders. If you like all those things then I would definitely recommend this book to you!

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Lennon

Title: One for the Murphys

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Rating: You have to read this!

I read the book One for the Murphys . This book is about a girl named Carley Connors. Carley Connors was a brave girl. She loved to play basketball. But she had a bad history in the life she lived in Las Vegas, her stepdad was violent with Carley and her mother. Her mom went to parties all night. And had parties at their house sometimes. Though that life wasn’t the best, she knew that there was still a chance, a chance that her life could be good, and know what a nice normal family was like. When she arrived at Murphy’s house, there were three boys. One her age, and two younger than her. The boy her age loved to play basketball too. Her room was recently the youngest boys room. It was decorated with a lot of firemen objects, that was because Mr. Murphy was a fire fitter. As time went on Carley began to find out what a good, normal family was. Carley met this girl Tony, Tony was her best friend. Read the book to find out what happens in the end.

I definitely loved this book! And the joy of getting to read it. I liked how it shows what life could really be like and how lucky people are. This book definitely had a lot of detail in all parts!

I would recommend this book to girls, because I think that this book would not catch boys attention, as much as it would girls. All in all, this book is great! I definitely recommend this book to read, because it is an awesome book!

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Mary

Title: The Day the Mustache Took Over

Author: Katz Alan

Rating: You have to read this!

The Day the Mustache Took Over was a very interesting book and it was about this group of boys that were being crazy. So then they drove there babysitters crazy so they never came over again it was the most funniest thing ever an they ever remembered all there names. So there mom and dad had to try there best to. Get some of them back. Read it to find out what happens.

I liked that they were crazy and i disliked that they made there sitters leave cause of them

I would recommend this book to boys because it is about a group of boy that were crazy

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Genre: Realistic fiction
Reviewer: Layla
Title:Knightly & Son
Author: Rohan Gavin
Rating:You should read this

Knightly and Sonis about a kid named Darkus and his father Knightly. One day Knightly has a heart attack, and he’s in a coma for four years. Doctors and nurses thought he would die due to him being like that for so long, but one day unexpectedly Knightly wakes up and escapes the hospital to complete his investigation. Knightly goes to Jackie’s (Darkus’s mom’s) house and his son finds him and insists to help with solving the crime of the best selling book “The Code”. Along the way, new characters are introduced as they slowly crack the code. Can Knightly and Darkus unlock the secrets of “The Code”? Or will red herrings and obstacles force them to stop the investigation?

This book was very interesting and cool, but it had its pros and cons. For example, I felt like in some parts it included the details that were not necessary and left out the ones that were. In my opinion some parts of it felt boring and nothing was going on that I was actually into. As for pros, the storyline was really interesting and original. Some mystery books are really easy to figure out and it’s obvious who the criminal is, but for this book, that was not the case.

I would recommend this book to older boys, because I think older boys would be more interested with the hard words, descriptive language, and story. Maybe some girls might be interested, and I know people who would, but most wouldn’t. If you like mysteries and scary stuff, this is the book for you.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Adisen

Title: Sisters

Author: Raina

Rating: You have to read this!

There is a girl named Raina, she cant wait to be a big sister. But once Amara was born their house was not quite. Raina thinks her sister was cute but she’s a cranky grouchy baby mostly. Raina sister wouldn’t let her alone. She always wanted to do everything she did.

Raina and her family was going on a adventure she was taking a trip to Colorado. Raina’s sister was not being nice to Raina. She was screaming kicking and punching Raina’s set. There long car ride it was hot. Everyone was sweating. Raina got in a fight with her sisters about going to Burger King because they have been driving for so long they all got hungry and Raina didn’t want Burger King. On there car ride back to there home Raina had to go to the bathroom, her sister was making fun of her because she had to go behind a big wooden poll.

I would rate this book a 9\10 because its funny and its showing Raina to be a sister and going in long car trips. I would recommend this book to girls only because this book is kind of like a girly girls book and its about drama and how sisters live together.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Adisen

Title: Smile

Author: Raina

Rating: You should read this

There’s a girl in sixth grade her name is Raina and she just wants to be a normal six grader. But one night after Girl Scouts her friend said race you to the door she tried to beat her friends but she tripped and fell and knocked her two front teeth out. She had to get surgery on her teeth. She was embarrassed wearing a headgear and even wearing a retainer with fake teeth attached to her gums.

Her friends were not being very friendly to her they were making fun of her. She reached high school and she still had her braces on. Then she reached to middle school and it was picture day. The lady whose was taking the pictures said smile and Raina smiled she had no more braces or fake teeth. She had her normal teeth again.

When I first saw this book I thought it be very interesting. I would say that this book would get a 7/10 because when I started to read in the beginning I didn’t like it but then I got into the middle and it got really interesting. I got towards the end it wasn’t very good until I got to the last couple of pages, she got her braces off and everybody wanted to be her friend again. I would recommend this book to boys and girls because it catches your eye and you don’t want to stop reading it. This is a great book you should definitely read the book.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: The Lemonade War

Author: Jacqueline Davies

Rating: Don’t bother

The Lemonade War is about two siblings, Evan and Jessie get into a huge fight because Evan’s little sister is going to skip a grade, and be in his class next year. Jessie is mad because Evan won’t play with her anymore. They both set up lemonade stands for entertainment, but when they start competing for who could win 100 dollars first, the war begins.

I did not really like this book. It just wasn’t for me, and it was pretty boring too. It just was not that exciting.

I recommend this book to fourth and fifth graders who like to learn about making a profit and owning a business, math, and fighting with siblings, then this is perfect for you!

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Layla

Title: The Tapper Twins Go to War

Author: Geoff Rodkey

Rating: You have to read this!

Claudia and Reese Tapper are twins, but they are not alike at all. Claudia is easy going, but sometimes over dramatic and full of herself. Reese, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. He’s sometimes rude, and not that caring, but he’s also helpful when he is needed. One day at school in the cafeteria, Claudia gets embarrassed when Reese says something mean in front of the whole school, and it made her really upset and mad at him. That’s when she decides she’s going to get revenge. Soon, a “war” started, and they spent their time pulling mean pranks on each other. As more people join the battle, their pranks get better and meaner overtime, but who will win?

At first I thought this book was just “okay” because it looked like an “okay” book, and I wasn’t too confident about it because it was a little lower level for me. But when I started reading, I realized that I really liked this book, and I enjoyed reading it.

I would recommend this book to 4th – 5th graders because the content in this book is about the right level for the kind of reading 4th and 5th graders read, and also because it’s easier to read. If your not on that grade level of reading, that’s okay too though! This book is easy to understand but has a little challenging parts too. All in all, you should really read this book.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Cora

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Author:  Trenton lee Stuart

Reading Level:: 5.3

Rating: You have to read this!

The Mysterious Benedict Society is a phenomenal book. It is about two girls who may not be as smart as their genius friends, but they are very clever. Kate is about 12 years old, and carries a bucket around with her on belt, in that bucket there are most of the necessities.( Screw driver, kaleidoscope/spyglass, marbles, slingshot. . . ) Consistance, well, she is a grumpy kid, but she is very good at remembering will power! Consistance, and Kate’s genius friends are named Sticky and Reiney. Sticky has memorized all of the words in the dictionary, and all of their definitions. Reiney has the biggest brains imaginable. In this story they try to stop the world from being brainwashed. Will they be able to save the world within 5 days? You’ll have to read The Mysterious Benedict Society to find out.

What I liked about this book is how there are good people who join the bad to save the whole world. What I disliked was how the evil leader is brothers with the good leader.

I would recommend this book to boys, and girls like me, with a wide variety of book opinions.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Quinn

Title: Kid Owner

Author: Tim Green

Rating: You should read this

Kid Owner is about this kid named Ryan who never knew his dad, but his dad was the owner of The Dallas Cowboys. Ryan learned this after his father died, but Ryan’s stepmom and son were outraged. They tried to change the will, however, Ryan’s stepmom and stepbrother, Dillon, eventually took control over the Cowboys. So on it went until Ryan’s, supposed to be trustee, said that there would be a competition to determine who would own the Dallas Cowboys. However, the competition was not any completion it was a football match, and the winner of it, keeps the Cowboys, and it ends in an exciting way.

The things that I liked about this book is that there is a lot of action, and on and off owners. Furthermore, there was always the competition over who would win the Cowboys. All in all, that is what I liked about Kid Owner.

I would recommend this book to anyone who had an interest in sports, especially football. It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or girl, if you like football, you will most likely like this book.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Aubrey

Title: Brown Girl Dreaming

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Rating: You have to read this!

The Brown Girl Dreaming is a book about a girl who lives in Greenville, she has a sister and two brothers. They lived on a farm in Greenville with their grandparents, while there mom went to New York City to find a place to live. The mom thought there were more opportunities for the family. She met a girl named Maria, they were best friends. They would trade food with each other because they were from different cultures. Maria liked Jackies moms chicken, Maria gave Jackie rice. Jackie loved to tell her grandfather’s story, that’s when she found her passion for writing in her composition notebook. She could not do the pledge of allegiance or celebrate Christmas or birthdays because her religion didn’t do that stuff. Some kids make fun of her cause they didn’t understand.

All in all, I liked the book because it was very interesting to me. It was nice to learn how others grow up back then. Also learning about different cultures. The book is very detailed and wonderful.

I would recommend it to fifth or sixth graders girls if you like learning about history. Also, if you like learning about different culture. If you like reading about other people’s lives, this is the book for you.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Lennon

Title: Freak the Mighty

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Rating: You have to read this!

It all began the day that freak (Kevin) moved near Maxwell’s house. Maxwell lived with his grandparents Grim and Gram. The reason that he lived with his grandparents is because his father was in prison. He had remembered when they were in kindergarten together, freak was the smart one in the class and also the shortest one in the class. After a while they became friends, Freak would ride on Max’s shoulders, and they would go on adventures together. Soon enough they were fighting people, running from people, and chasing people.   Then…….

I definitely liked this book a lot. I think that one of the reasons I liked it is because, I think that I could relate to some of the things in the book and the ways that all the characters handled all the crazy events that happen during the book. That is one of the reasons why I really like the book Freak the Mighty.

I would recommend this book to people that like books with action and events that could happen in the real world. And, people that like differences, in people. That is who I would recommend this book to.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Ezri

Title: Upside Down in The Middle of Nowhere

Author: Julie T. Lamana

Rating: You have to read this!

Upside Down in The Middle of Nowhere is a book about a girl named Armani Curtis. On her birthday Hurricane Katrina comes through and ruins her party. They end up trapped in the attic, besides hurricane Katrina, a lot of bad things happened in the attic. Once they got recused it’s just Armani, her sisters, and her mom. Armani and her sisters end up getting separated from their mom. You’d have to read the book if you want to know the rest of the story in Upside Down in The Middle of Nowhere!

I liked this book a whole bunch! It’s a great book, it was so adventurous and interesting! It kept me reading the whole time. I really wanted more to read at the end! I was really upset once it ended! Something I really liked about the book is all the characters names, they were so creative and weird! Overall, it was an amazing book!

I would recommend this book to anyone who’s up for an adventure! It’s really fun and exciting! Personally, I really enjoyed to book, I made it through to book way more fast than I usually do. It was really enjoyable. I feel like girls would like this story a little more because it’s more about girl character than boys.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Aubrey

Title: No Dogs Allowed

Author: Bill Wallace

Rating: You have to read this!

My book is called No Dogs Allowed it’s about a girl named Kristine. She had a pet recently pass away. For her birthday she got a puppy she didn’t want a puppy. She was scared of a lot of things. Her worst enemy loved her puppy named Maddie. Her best friend loved the puppy and she wanted to have it. Her puppy got hurt and avoided Kristine. Then one day she ran off because she could not find her grandma and grandpa. Everybody was looking for her then her enemy let the dog out and the dog found her. Then she realized she was not afraid of losing the puppy anymore.

I would recommend this to boys and girls in third though sixth grade. They can relate to what she felt in the story. This would be a good book for kids who like animals.

I loved this book it was interesting. It was a good book. I felt lots of different emotions. I felt like I could relate to what she was feeling in the story.

 

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Aubrey

Title: Stone Fox

Author: John Reynold Gardiner

Rating: You should read this

Stone Fox is about a kid named little Willy. His grandfather was sick. Now it is up to Willy to save the potato farm. There is a national dog race he needs to win the money to save the farm. Searchlight and him enter the race for the money for the farm and other things.

I would recommend this to fourth to sixth grade. I would also recommend this to people who like animals. I would also recommend this to people who like to read fiction. I would also recommend this to people who like to read about farms or races.

This book was great, it was interesting. I felt like when you put your mind to something you can do it. There was a lot of emotion. It was very nice to read. I didn’t know some people had to go through this.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: Choose Your Own Ever After: Make Up or Break Up

Author: Kate Welshman

Rating: You have to read this!

Make up or Break Up is a great book where these 9th grader girls named Ally and Cat are best friends. But are they going to be friends forever, this story is where you get to decide Ally’s fate, are they truly BFF’S Best Friends Forever or will things change when Cat wants her and Ally to be in the musical, but then Ally got invited to a Latin extension class. Ally loves Latin and is horrible at singing, but Cat begs her and they’re best friends. Will Ally go along with Cat like always, or will she follow her heart? That’s something you get to decide in this funny, romance drama!

I really liked this book! I have always loved these choose your own path adventure books, but this has probably been my favorite one yet! I personally chose them to break up because Cat was never that nice to Ally in the first place and if Ally likes Latin, I say she should join that class! But, that is completely up to you. You can also read this book loads of times!

I’d definitely recommend this book to girls unless boys are really into having crushes, talking about boys, and friendship drama, then you should probably leave it to the ladies. Everyone should read this awesome book!

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Lexi

Title: Chester and Gus

Author: Cammie McGovern

Rating: You have to read this!

Chester and Gus is a book about working hard and understanding what others need. Chester is a brown lab who is kind of a service dog. Gus is a boy with autism. They are both special and by accident Chester is adopted by Gus’ parents. Together they have adventures and help each other in many ways. It seems like were meant to be together all along.

I loved this book because Chester helps Gus in a lot of ways. Any dog can do that you and the dog just have to work hard. If you do you just might wound up with your own Chester.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves dogs and the way they help people in so many ways. I would also recommend this book if you love dogs!

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: Smile

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Rating: You should read this

Smile is about a girl named Raina who already has to get braces, but then knocks her two front teeth out! With orthodontist appointments one after another, Raina goes through Middle to High school looking like a vampire. Going from mean, unsupportive friends to great ones, Raina’s personality and her teeth change throughout this book like a bumpy roller coaster.

I really liked this book. I really like the drama teenage girl books, but this one was probably my favorite!

I recommend this book to girls because it’s all about the life of a teenage girl.

You should definitely read this novel!

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Ella

Title: Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls

Rating: You have to read this!

Where the Red Fern Grows is an amazing book. It’s about a boy named Billy. He wants two hound pups so he saves up to buy some. When he gets them he starts to train them. Soon they are some of the best hunting hounds in the Ozarks (where the book takes place). Billy goes to a hunting competition with his dad and grandpa. When they are out hunting for the competition a horrible blizzard blows in. Read the book to find out what happens.

Where the Red Fern Grows was one of the best books I’ve read. It’s a lot like Bridge to Terabithia, a great book but sad at the end. One of my favorite parts was when Billy went to the town to get his hound pups. I give this book five stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

I would recommend this book to people who like dogs and good books.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Karsten

Title: Level 13

Author: Gordon Korman

Rating: You should read this

Level 13 was mostly about a slacker named Cameron Boxer, whose dream was to play video games for a living. His success started when he accidentally made a club called PAG. He had a friend group called the Awesome Threesome. He had a good grades, he decided that he would fake fail so that he could play video game. That’s when Elvis came in (Elvis the beaver) he came over when one of the Awesome Threesome’s girlfriend came over with Elvis. He saw the tv, he was astonish. When she left he burst out of the cage and went back and that’s when it started. Cameron told people that he was failing, he also said that he needed to hold on PAG because he was the leader, so he made the girl that I was telling you about became the substitute leader. Cameron started streaming with different kinds of video games, then he bought one that he used for the rest of the book.

I liked this book because it had good details and it was very funny. Sometimes I would be reading on my couch when I would just start laughing very hard. This is why I liked this book.

I recommend this book to third to sixth graders because of some hard words in the book.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Cora

Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

Author: Trenton Lee Stewart

Rating: You have to read this!

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, is an amazing story about four children that are very extraordinary and smart! Soon two of their great adult friends get kidnapped or adult night in their case, it is up to Reiney, Constance, Kate and sticky to save their great friends, and Constance‘s guardian. Can they do it? Will they be able to rescue them on time? You’ll have to read the Mysterious Benedict Society and The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey to find out!

What I liked about the story is how it proves how smart kids can be, I also liked how amazing and inspiring this story is! Honestly, there’s not much to dislike about this story. The only thing I did dislike is how it always made me cry and made me read till I fell asleep!

I would recommend this book to both boys and girls, because it is a great book meant for anyone in the ages of fifth grade, and older.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Amelia

Title: Guts

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Rating: You should read this

Guts takes place when Raina is in fourth grade and she has nonstop stomach aches, and a giant stomach bug is going around the school. Raina is also worried about stuff, so she needs a therapist. With mean Michelle, the stomach bug going around, and even her best friend moving away soon, school is a nightmare for this fourth grader. I really like how Raina Telgemeier writes these graphic novels about her personal life when she was a kid.

I really liked this book. Except some parts were really disgusting, when they got the stomach bug and how she kinda described it was a little gross, but I still think you should read this book. Just a little warning there.

I recommend this book to girls, again like with the other Raina Telgemeier books just because I don’t think that it would grab a boys attention like how it would with a girls.

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Reviewer: Tera

Title: The Unteachables

Author: Gordon Korman

Rating: You have to read this!

The Unteachables is about a boy named Jake TerraNova, Jake is on his way to his very first day at this new school, Greenwich, Middle School. When his in the car with his stepbrother who is a baby Chauncey and his Stepmonster, but his stepbrother throws up all over the car and Stepmonster has to go back to their house to get him changed so she tells him to wait for her on a bench until she gets back to help him register, Then this boy named Parker almost hit him with a car and rip his backpack just enough to get some of Parker’s paper into it, He wait for Stepmonster but then he decides to go into the school, he gets to the office and he doesn’t know where he’s supposed to go so he goes to the reception desk and ask the lady that works there she tells him he’s supposed to be in class 117. That’s how he ended up at The Unteachables room.

It was really hard trying to find out who was the boy talking because this story was in a1st person view but it kinda made sense at the ending. Overall this is an amazing book my favorite chapter is 10 or 11 my favorite page was 269 probably. I like this book more than any other book I’ve ready before it a great book and you should read it.

I think boys would really like this book but its also meant for girls, I would recommend this book to 5th graders 6th graders and 7th graders. Overall this book is amazing so read it!

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Myhlah

Title: Sisters

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Rating: You have to read this!

Sisters is a really good book and in some parts it feels like it is real but in other parts it doesn’t. So honestly it was really hard to tell the genre but I figured it out. Another thing that I noticed in the book is there is a lot of kind of confusing parts and it also gets confusing because sometimes you don’t know what box to read. One last thing about the book Sisters is that it is kind of like an animation book but at the same time it doesn’t seem like an animation book.

I really like the whole book but sometimes it like clicked in my head and my head my telling me to stop reading this book because in some parts in was confusing but I just kept reading in tell I was done with the book, but overall I really like this book.

In my opinion I think 3-12 grades can read this book and different ages up because it can say a lot about a person’s life and stuff and I would really recommend this book to girls because most of the stuff would confuse a boy, but overall this book was amazing.

YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Cora

Title: The Night Diary

Author: Veera Huhrahundi

Rating: You have to read this!

The Night Diary is a great book! This book is about a girl whose mom died when she was born. This girl in the story writes to her mom telling her mom all about the events in her life. This book made me laugh, cry, and even snort.

I would recommend this book to girls because it is during all the events of a girl’s life, so girls will most likely understand it better.

What I liked about this book is how it was based on a true-ish story, but what I don’t like about it is how the main character’s mom died.

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Genre: Realistic fiction

Reviewer: Lennon

Title: Shouting at the Rain

Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Rating: You have to read this!

I recently read the book  Shouting At The Rain. It was about a girl named, Delsie MicHill, she lived with her grandma, and papa Joseph. In the book Delsie talks about how her papa Joseph was a fisherman. But sadly, Papa Joseph died (before the book). Delsie and papa would go to the beach after a hard rain fall. They would bring their medal detector and find things, like, a necklace, ring, watches, and things from pirates!  This summer, a boy named Ronan moved to the Cape. That is where this Delsie lives. Delsie has a friend named Brandy, but this summer Teresa move to  the Cape, just like Ronan did. Teresa became Brandy’s Best friend in a Quite a short amount of time. Before Teresa came, Delsie and Brandy were best friends. After a long while, Ronan had moved a few houses down from Delsie. By the way, Delsie never wore shoes.  Her grandma, cleaned motel rooms, Delsie would help grandma occasionally. It started to rain, and Delsie, she went to go somewhere, and saw a boy standing in the water. She went and said stop, you will get hurt! He only had his feet in the water. (It was Ronan). They kept running into each other all the time. And then they just kind of became friends. Teresa, would be really mean to Delsie. She did not like it. Grandma, liked watching Let’s Make A Deal. She would Watch it all the time. Later that summer, they learn about how Ronans dad was a fisherman. But I could go on and on, on.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the details, and how I felt that I was seeing all of this in the book actually happening. All I’m all, I really enjoyed the it.

I would recommend this book to ages 8-12. Because, Delsie is around that age. I had no problem reading the book. So, I would recommend this book to both boys and girls. All in all, that is who I recommend this book to.

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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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