Friday, May 26, 2017

Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends

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Title: Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 13,2013
Number of Pages: 305
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Text Structure: Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: If you love Disney princess or fairy tales.Then you will love this book.

Summary: On Legacy Day each year,the students at the ever after high to  sign the storybook of legends and pledge to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of snow whites,Prince charmings,evil queens.Everyone believes that refusing to sign means both you and your story will vanish forever after.   

Reviewer’s Opinion: I am not going to lie I really loved this book.3 awesomes
Recommended For: grades 3-7
Other Books by this Author: Ever After High Series, Princess Academy, River Secrets, The Goose Girl and more
Reviewed By: Paola, 5th Grade

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Lightning Thief

Title: Lightning Thief                            
Author: Rick Riordan
Illustrator: Peter Bollinger         
Publisher: Miramax Books
Publication Date: April, 1st, 2006                     
Number of Pages: 375
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Text Structure: Novel


Starter/Lead/Hook: Do you like books with a bunch of action in them? Well than I strongly encourage you to read Lightning Thief!

Summary: In the book The Lightning Thief a 12 year old  boy named Percy has discovered that he is a half blood. He is now attending a camp where he must go on a mission. He takes Annabeth, who has been living at camp Half Blood since she was six, and Grover, who is Percy’s best friend, and also is a sauter. As Percy, Annabeth, and Grover travel on their mission, they face many challenges along the way. Will they succeed? Read this book to find out!

Reviewer’s Opinion: I really enjoy reading these types of books!
Recommended For: 4th-6th


Related Books: The Percy Jackson series
More in this Series: The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian
Other Books by this Author: All of the books in the Percy Jackson series
Awards Won: None
Reviewed By:  Nalani S., 4th Grade

The Only Road

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Title: The Only Road
Author: Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction
Text Structure: Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: You will really like this book if you talk spanish or if you like books that you live in Mexico and you pass the border to go to The United States.

Summary: The main character is Jaime and Miguel of this story. It takes place in Mexico and in the United States. When Jaime hears a scream he knows that his cousin is dead. Jaime fears  he will be next. There is a gang group called Alphas in this story.

Reviewer’s Opinion: This book is amazing.
Recommended For: Ages:8-12
Related Books: Esperanza Rising
Other Books by this Author: Good Girls Don't Lie
Awards Won: Pura Belpré Honor for Author (2017)
Reviewed By: Paola, 5th Grade

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dork Diaries Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know It All


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Title: Dork Diaries Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know It All
Author: Rachel Renee Russell
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Number of Pages: 321
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Text Structure: Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: This book is recommended for people that like reading about people life.

Summary:  Nikki Maxwell has two friends called Chloe and Zoe. Mackenzie is one of Nikki's enemy in school. Also, Nikki has a crush on a boy called Brandon in her school. So Nikki decides to join the newspaper club at  her school.At first it is cool to answer peoples questions but then  she needs help. But the  bad thing is that she has a problem but who is she going to ask? Read the book so then you will find what Nikki will do.

Reviewer’s Opinion: This book is fantastic.
Recommended For: ages 9-13, grades 4-6
Related Books: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Dear Dumb Diary
Other Books by this Author: Dork Diaries Series
Reviewed By: Paola, 5th Grade

The Only Road

Image result for the only roadTitle: The Only Road
Author: Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Number of Pages: 277
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Text Structure: Novel

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Back in the old days, if you were a kid alone, you would be scared of a gang that would come for you and hurt you or kill you if you were alone or did not listen to them.

Summary: It is about a kid that is scared that his cousin and best friend got killed by a violent gang. That if you do not obey the gang, they will hurt you or kill you. Jamie is afraid that when he is alone,the gang would come for him. Read to find out more.

Reviewer’s Opinion: I think that this book is an amazing story.

Recommended For: Ages 8-12
Related Books: Good Girls Don't Life
Reviewed By: Yanelis, 5th Grade

Monday, May 22, 2017

365 Days Of Wonder

Image result for 365 days of wonderTitle: 365 Days Of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts
Author: Raquel J. Palacio
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
Number of Pages: 365
Genre: Non-Fiction, Advice
Text Structure: Collection of Quotes

Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: Have you ever read Wonder? It is part of 365 Days of Wonder. Imagine you're a kid that got a disease when you were born, everyone makes fun of you and you have a really hard life.  That is how Auggie Pullman feels. 365 Days of Wonder is quotes that are very inspiring to others.

Summary: In the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Wonder, readers were introduced to memorable English teacher Mr. Browne and his love of precepts.

Reviewer’s Opinion: This book is a really inspiring to me and I think it would be to you.

Recommended For: Poets
Related Books: The One And Only Ivan
Other Books by this Author: Wonder
Reviewed By: Yanelis, 5th Grade

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Dollhouse Murders

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Title: The Dollhouse Murders  
Author: Betty Ren Wright
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: July 1st, 1995
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Murder Mystery
Text Structure: Novel


Starter/Lead/Hook/Grabber: 12 year old Amy is having a hard time with her sister Louann that has brain damage. She moves in with her aunt at her grandparents old house before they got murdered. Then, when she goes up to the attic, she see’s a beautiful dollhouse. It’s the exact replica of her grandparents old house. Amy tries to find who murdered her grandparents…


Summary: Amy moves in with her aunt because she has been frustrated with her sister Louann, that has brain damage. She finds a mysterious dollhouse in the attic. It’s weird that it the exact replica of her grandparents house that she’s in. Amy does a little research on her grandparents murder. Amy wants to find out who murdered her grandparents. Amy’s friends come over for her birthday. She lets them see the dollhouse. While Amy’s party is going on, she see’s that Louann isn't so bad…


Reviewer’s Opinion: It’s a great book for readers that like murder mystery.

Recommended For: 4th to 6th grade readers            
Related Books: Wait Till Helen Comes and Behind The Attic Wall
Other Books by this Author:  Took, All The Lovely Bad Ones, Deep and Dark and Dangerous, and A Doll In The Garden
Awards Won: Texas Bluebonnet Award, Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award, Iowa Children’s Choice Award, and the New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award.
Reviewed by: Ashley S., 5th grade

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth About Stacey

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Title: The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth About Stacey
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Number of Pages:144
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Text Structure: Graphic Novel

Summary: It’s about a girl named stacey and she justed moved to town and became friends with the baby-sitters club. Her secrets are being revealed and soon everyone will know.


Reviewer’s Opinion: I would give this book 3 stars because it  was an amazing book.

Recommended For: Girls who like graphic novels
Related Books: Roller Girl
Other Books by this Author: Sisters

Reviewed By: Citlaly, 5th Grade

Maniac Magee

Title: Maniac Magee                         
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: 1990                  
Number of Pages: 184
Genre: Fiction
Text Structure: Novel


Starter/Lead/Hook: Do you like books that have a lot of twists and turns? Well than this is the right book for you!

Summary: Maniac’s parents have died and has ran away from his aunt and uncle. He has ran into Amanda Beal whose mother offered Maniac to stay. He stays until Amanda and Maniac get in a fight. Now he is on his own. He is being bullied by A kid named Mars Bars. Will he last al by himself or, will someone find him.

Reviewer’s Opinion: I like this book because it really explains how the characters are feeling.
Recommended For: 4th-6th
Related Books: Wringer
More in this Series: Not a series
Other Books by this Author: Stargirl
Awards Won: Newbery Medal
Reviewed By:   Nalani S., 4th Grade