Grade 5 - 6 Reviews

cover image Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka
Reviewed by Andrew on 12/01/12
Have you ever tried to explain something really hard to a little kid? Well, in this book, Michael K. has to explain everything from what boys and girls are to when you celebrate Halloween to these babyish space aliens. These aliens, Bob, Jennifer, and Major Fluffy, claim they need 3.14 million Earth people to join SPHDZ, or else the world will turn off if they don't. That's pretty easy, right? But wait... Agent Umber of the AntiAlienAgency is trying to stop the spaceheadz! Help save the world!
Grades 5 - 6
cover image Lawn Boy Returns by Gary Paulsen
Reviewed by Andrew on 11/29/12
Lawn Boy Returns is a fun realistic fiction book about a boy who starts his own lawn-mowing business. He gets a stockbrocker, someone to sponsor, and soon 50 employees! But wait, there's more... A mysterious liar named Zed is trying to steal the money! Read to find out what happens next! But before you do, read Lawn Boy
Grades 5 - 6
cover image The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Reviewed by Andrew on 09/20/12
If you wonder what it was like to live in the 19th Century, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is the book for you!
Back when Coca-Cola is a specialty drink, Calpurnia learns how to be a naturalist (someone who studies plants and animals) with her grandfather. She also has to live with six brothers! 
You'll love this historical fiction novel right when you open it!
Grades 5 - 6
cover image Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan
Reviewed by Andrew on 09/11/12
Swordbird is an exciting novel that will make you want to glide right into it! Written by a 12-year-old, this book is action-packed and exhilirating. It is about a bird named Miltin who has to stop the evil hawk with his friends. Plus, there's two more in the series!
 
Grades 5 - 6
cover image Mr. Popper's Penguins :) by By: Richard and Florence Atwater
Reviewed by Annie on 08/09/12
This has to be my favorite book by far! It starts off with the Popper family. Mr. Popper, Mrs. Popper, and the 2 kids. They are kinda poor. Mrs. Popper dosen't work. Mr. Popper's job is a painter. But, only a seasonal painter. He has a big heart and big imagination. He gets off task and paints cool things that his customers like! Mr. Popper loves the Artic and is sent a penguin. Its name is Captain Cook! He gets lonley and so they get another penguin. They have 8 babies! They have 10 penguins as pets and take good care of them. They get famous and the Popper's get rich! They train them alot for shows all over! They run into trouble along the way and have good times too! The penguins are funny and cute. The book is so good! I know I will read it again! 5 out of 5 stars from me! I won't spoil the end!
Grades 5 - 6
cover image The Serpent's Shadow by Richard Riordan
Reviewed by Jack on 08/01/12

Sadie and Carter Kane have awoken Apophis, the chaos serpent. They have to defeat him in a very small amount of time before he swallows the sun and plunges the world into eternal darkness allowing chaos to rule everything. But they have a hunch. After retrieving the shadow box from the Dallas Museum, they believe they could use it to execrate Apophis. In this book, the shadow is part of ones' soul. But there's only one guy who knows this magic.....Sethe, a murderous, back-stabbing, cruel, lying ghost. Will they destroy Apophis in time? It was one of the best books I've read. Adventurous, funny, exciting and fantasy, my favorite combo.

Grades 5 - 6
cover image Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
Reviewed by Elisabeth M. on 07/27/12

Inkspell is a book packed with excitment. It is a thrilling 2nd story in the Inkspell trilogy that leaves you wanting more. It is a great book for any ages. I liked it a lot and think other people would too.

Grades 5 - 6
cover image Dork Diaries #1 by Rachel Renee Russell
Reviewed by Michelle on 07/16/12

I think its definitely funny, and i really loved it! It was interesting in so many ways, i read the book twice! The book has a nice plot to it, and the drama was there too, so it was in many was creative.

Grades 5 - 6
cover image A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Reviewed by Tony on 06/21/12
The clock hits 12:07 am. Conor gets out of bed and goes to the window. He expects the monster from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness, the wind, and the screaming. But this monster is different. It wants the truth. This book is on the 7 - 8 grade booklist. Funny but dramatic. An awesome book.
Grades 5 - 6
cover image 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Reviewed by Hannah on 06/19/12
This book is a very unique book that tells about a girl named Amanda, whose birthday is coming up! The day after her birthday, she realizes it's the same day (her birthday) and the only person who notices that is her...and her ex-friend, whose birthday is the same as hers. Together, they learn why this is happening over and over again and learn how to stop the same day from keep on coming back. There is no tomorrow!
Grades 5 - 6

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