Reading Recommendations

cover image The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick
Reviewed by Maura on 07/02/12
This book is about Houdini and a boy named Victor. Victor really wanted to be like Houdini and learn the secrets to his magic. Houdini gives Victor a box full of all his secrets. Read to find out what happens next. It was mysterious and exciting. I recommend this book.
Grades 3 - 4
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cover image The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
I loved this book so much because even through it's a little bit long the things that Tom Sawyer does is both funny and enjoyable to read and you will find yourself laughing during reading this book.

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cover image Matilda by Roald Dahl
Reviewed by Lindsey on 06/25/12
Matilda is a very smart girl that lives with a mean family that doesn't appreciate her. Matilda is so smart that she loves to play tricks on her family all the time. When she finally gets to go to school, she finds a great teacher that tries to help her. Matilda plays a trick to save her teacher, and they find out that they can help each other.
Grades 3 - 4
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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
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cover image Bald Eagles by Arlene Worsley
Reviewed by Will on 06/20/12
Do you like bald eagles? Then you will like this book. This book tells you what bald eagles eat, look like and live. I recommend this book for everyone.
Grades 1 - 2
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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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cover image Bystander by James Preller
Reviewed by becky on 06/18/12
its about when a new guy comes to a new place and he is the bullys next target
Grades 7 - 8
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cover image And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Reviewed by Alyssa on 06/13/12
Ten people are invited to an island. Their deaths are based upon a nursery rhyme "10 Little Soldiers." This book is a suspenseful mystery that will make you eager to read on!
Grades 7 - 8
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cover image The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Reviewed by Seray on 06/10/12
The Series Of Unfortunate Events is about, Three Children named Klaus,Violet,and their younger sister, Sunny used to have a family. But one day... The Bauldelaire children's house get burn't down and the children's parents DIED in a fire accident, while the children were at the beach. Mr.Poe ( very good friends with the parents ) tell them all about the accident and Mr.Poe said '' Your parents are perished'' and Perished means ''Dead'' so they have to live with Mr.Poe's children and they are very messy! so the next day they move with this mysterious cousin named Count Olaf. But Count Olaf has a few dirty secrets up his sleeves and plans to!
Grades 5 - 6
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cover image NERDS by Michael Buckley
Reviewed by Spencer. B on 04/17/12
This book is about a boy named Jackson Jones. He goes to a school called Nathan Hale Elementry. At the school there is a group of 5 secret agents.Each person has a superpower. Jackson's is his braces can turning into anything With everybody thinks they are nerds witch that is there cover story. They soon get assigned on a mission that takes place in the north pole to stop a bad man named Dr.Jigsaw who is putting all the earths continents back together. Can the NERDS stop Dr.Jigsaw before it's to late. Read the book to find out.
Grades 3 - 4
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