Monday, December 12, 2016


Title: Ghosts
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: September 2016
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Fiction
Text Structure: Graphic Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: If you believe in ghosts or you know what Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) you will love this book.

Summary: Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya is sick. She (Catrina) notice that they are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. It becomes that their is a ghost named Catrina also. Catrina’s neighbor tells Catrina a secret.

Reviewer’s Opinion: This book is fantastic 3 Awesomes.

Recommended For: grades 3-7
Related Books: Roller Girl, Phoebe On Her Unicorn
Other Books by this Author: Smile, Sisters, The Baby-Sitters Club series, Drama

Reviewed By: Paola A., 5th Grade

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell

Title: The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: July 17,2012
Number of Pages: 448 pages
Genre: Fantasy - Fiction
Text Structure: Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Do you like fantasy books? Well I have the perfect book for you with magic things and more!

Summary: This book is about twins (boy and girl) who are named Alex and Conner who get trapped in a fantasy book of all the fairy tales (Snow White, Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and more.) But you will have to find out!

Recommended For: Ages 8+
Related Books: House of Secrets #1
Other Books by this Author: The Land of Stories series #1,#2, #3, #4, #5
Reviewed By: Danna M., 5th Grade

Thursday, December 1, 2016


Title:  Schooled                                            
Author: Gordon Korman                                              
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: July 31, 2007  
Number of Pages: 237 pages
Genre: Fiction
Text Structure: Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: This is a book about a strange hippie named Capricorn Anderson. But some people call him Cap for short. When he has to start going to school many people start bullying him he doesn’t seem to mind though.

Summary:  When Cap Anderson was being bullied he didn’t really mind. He was a calm guy. Cap had to live with Sophie and Sophie’s mother because him grandmother was in pain. Cap learned a lot of stuff while he was at school. When he lived with Sophie he thought she was the most beautiful girl he has ever seen.

Reviewer’s Opinion: I thought it was a really funny book. It made me laugh so much because Cap was really funny and didn’t know a lot because he usually just stayed home with his grandmother.  

Recommended For: 4th, 5th, and 6th graders

Related Books: The Mailbox
Other Books by this Author: Swindle
Awards Won: Children’s Book Award

Reviewed By: Mia N., 5th Grade