Reading Recommendations

cover image Eloise In Paris by Kay Thompson
Reviewed by Zhara I on 01/02/13
I liked Eloise In Paris because it is very silly and funny. Also, there's lots of French words you can learn. I like the drawings, especially the one where Eloise is getting measured for a dress and the tailor is poking her tummy with a stick.
Pre-K - K
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cover image The enormouse pearl heist by Geronimo Stilton
Reviewed by Hamsini on 12/28/12
Petunia, Gernimo's girlfriend has planned a trip to Shell Island.There he takes diving lessons. On his first lesson, he sees a shadow - no more like a huge blue fish with razor sharp teeth. Soon he finds out that there is no fish like that-but a HUGE pearl. It was called The Eye Of The Ocean. After some mice stole it, Petunia comes up with a plan to get back. After they got the pearl back, they displayed in the mouseum.c
Grades 3 - 4
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cover image About Average by Andrew Clements
Reviewed by Andrew on 12/13/12
Jordan Johnston is living an average life and being bullied by an average bully, Marlea Harkins. She gets average grade and has average classes. But when there's a tornado at her school in Salton, Illinois; it's up to her to save the whole orchestra.
Grades 5 - 6
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cover image The Cay by Theodore Taylor
Reviewed by Andrew on 12/13/12
The Cay is about a boy named Phillip and a old black man, Timothy who have to survive on a desrted island because they got torpedoed of their ship by the Nazis. Phillip becomes blind, and Timothy has to help him survive. But then the hurrican swipes Timothy away. How will Phillip survive withot Timothy's help?
Grades 5 - 6
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cover image Rules by Cynthia Lord
Reviewed by Andrew on 12/02/12
Rules is a book about a girl named Catherine who has an autistic brother, David. She is having a tough life dealing with him and is trying to be normal. When she meets a mute boy, Jason, who uses cards to talk, and a new neighbor, Kristi, she finally realizes that sometimes she has to make do and just be herself.
Grades 5 - 6
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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
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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
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cover image The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
Reviewed by Avid Reader on 11/22/12
A long time ago in a Shire far, far, away . . .
Hobbits. Wizards. Goblins. Dragons. Awesome!!!
 

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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
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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
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