Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dear Dumb Dairy #1: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton

Realistic Fiction
This is a real diary. It is a really good book. I hope if you read it or ever had read this book then you will probably say, "Wow. That is a good book." My favorite part is when she told me about her peach story. It was really funny. I hope that more people read this book. If not, that is ok, but just try to. I recommend this book to whoever has a diary.

-- ?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Historical Fiction
Did you ever want to know the life of a pioneer. In this book Laura Ingalls is going to school for the first time and dealing with a snob, Nellie Olson. Laura is always busy helping her Ma. She finds a great way to relax, Plum Creek. My favorite part was when Laura and Mary had a party and Nellie Olson was rude to their Ma. Laura got her back by waking up the old crab. She told Nellie, "Run! He will pinch your toes off." Nellie ran into some muddy water and when she came out of it, leaches were all over her legs. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Historical Fiction.

--- ?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! by Barbara Park

Realistic Fiction
My favorite part is when Junie B gets a bird stuck in her hair. If you like comedy, I would recommend this book for you.

-- ?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume

Realistic Fiction
Do you ever feel scared but act like your not?
that's what Shelia doe--a 10-year old girl with lots of crazy ideas. My favorite part was when Shelia and her friends, Mouse, Tarry and Tammy, go to Mouse's house to play hide-and-go-seek when nobody's home. Then go through the milk slot. Tammy gets stuck. They try crazy things to get her out. I would recommend this book to any one who likes funny stories"

--?

Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! by Burns, Marilyn

Realistic Fiction
Ladies and gents, boys and girls, Spaghetti and Meatballs For All by Marilyn Burns and Illustrated by Debbie Tiley is a great book. Okay let's get going. My most favorite part was the ending because I love happy endings. If you--yes you--like funny books, just read Spaghetti and Meatballs For All.

--?

The Quilt Makers Gift by Brumberu Jeft

Fantasy
Would you give up everything you own for a quilt? My favorite part of the book was when the king was happy and when he receives the quilt. I recommend this book to anyone who likes greedy kings and beautiful quilts and fantasy books. HAVE FUN!

--?

Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy by Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser

Realistic Fiction
Ok. Well, the title is Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy and the author is Jane O'Conor. My favorite part was when Nancy's friend's dog plays fetch. Nancy's dog just hid behind her. I recommend this book because it has lot's of pretty clothes.

--?

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

FANTASY
Nothing would please Matt Cruise more than to follow in his late father's footsteps and work on the Aurora, a dirigible airship. His father was a sail maker and Matt is working to become one as well.

Matt befriends a pretty, rich passenger his age who is searching for answers to her grandfather's  disappearance and some mysterious, carniverous, flying dinosaur-like creatures.

And then their airship gets attacked by pirates.

If you like stories about pirates, flying and even a little romance, you'll like this one.

--SRB

Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

Fantasy
The title of my book is Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary. My favorite part is when one day Ryan brings his pet mouse to school and he sneaks Ralph in his shirt pocket. In the middle of class time the teacher heard a sound from Ryan's desk. Then the teacher said, "Do you want to share something with the class?" so ryan stands in front of the class and takes out Ralph. All the classmates said, "He is so cute." Then the teacher said, "Your right and that is why we are going to have a mouse party." If you like mice and adventure and motorcycles, I recommend this book. "

-- 10/2/2009 13:19:50

Swindle by Gordon Korman

Realistic Fiction 
Do you like to collect cards? My brother and I collected Yu-Gi-oh cards like this card Ancient Gear Dragon. This card is like this story Swindle by Gordon Korman but it's a baseball card.

My favorite part is about a dog named Luthor because there was a girl named Savannah who tried to tame Luthor. On the last day she gave up. Then Luthor almost bit her two fingers off. Savannah then lost her temper. She said,"You should be put on a rocket ship and blasted to Alph Centaur. You evil soulless ill-tempered psychopathic canine!!" If you like cards and evil dogs I recommend it and think you'll get a kick out of it!! HAPPY READING!

-- J.N.

Joody Moody by McDonald, Megen

Realistic Fiction
My favorite part is when Joody Moody and her friend Rocky get peed on by a taod and they call it the toad pee club. I like that part because it is funny .

-- LM

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jeremy and the Dragon by Anne K. Edwards

Fantasy
Elvis says, "Don't cry it makes my flame blue. I hate it when my flame is blue." Jeremy tried to convince his bothers before his dad came in that they weren't allowed to argue while they ate. He leaned forward to tell them to stop laughing when something crunched in his pocket. He remembered the scales; a red one and a green one. He held them up and they gleamed in the reflection of the light. "They're scales from the dragons." he said with a happy grin.

-- P.W.M

Bad Kitty by Bruel, Nick

Fantasy
Do all good kitty's turn bad if you don't feed them? The best part for me was when a good kitty finds out there's only healthy stuff to eat, and loses her mind. If you love animals or have a pet you will like this book"

-- ap

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Park, Barbra

Realistic Fiction
Junie B. Jones has to ride the stupid smelly bus to school. She doesn't want to go home on the bus so she hides in the school. The title of my book is Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, by Barbra Park. My favorite part was when Junie B. called 911 because the door to the bathroom was locked! Yikes! I like it because the police come, fireman come, and an ambulance comes. The principal comes, and mother.
Do you like funny stories if you do you should read this book! It's so funny!"

-- JC

Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets by Dav Pilkey

Graphic Novel/Comic
There is power in underwear. In the book they always start goofying around and somehow they always come up with a solution.

-- djs

Hachiko Waits by Lesléa Newman

Realistic Fiction
This book is very powerful. The book is called Hachiko Waits the author's name is Leslea Newman. I like this book because it is full of action and a lot of powerful things. It's a little funny and really weird too The dog dies but the book isn't over. The end is kinda romantic and kinda cool too. I would recommend this book to people who like powerful books or if people like books that aren't that funny I'd take this book.

-- M.M.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by Rowling, J.K.

Fantasy
Will Harry get eaten by the monster? Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, this is the book I want to talk about.

My favorite part of the book is when Harry opens the chamber of secrets because you get interested, and excited, and you wonder. I like that feeling.

I recommend this book becouse it is so exciting, if you like magic, risks, and fun you would love this book!"

-- MNP

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 by Kinney, Jeff

Realistic Fiction
There is a kid named Greg. He has a friend named Rowley. Sometimes he acts like a baby. One time when they had a sleep over Rowley kicked a pillow and Greg thought it was annoying so he put a lifting weight under the pillow. When Rowley kicked it he hurt his foot really bad. He had a funny face when he kicked it. It was kind of sad because Rowley had to get stitches.

-- t.j.m

At Worlds End adapted by Disney

Graphic Novel/Comic 
"My book is At Worlds End adapted by Disney. My favorite part is when Jack dies and goes to davy jones locker

-- SCH

Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big by Breathed, Berkeley

Fantasy
"From a long line of liars, there's none higher upper than my fibbing big brother, the Edwurd Fuddwupper." This book is called Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big. The author is Berkeley Breathed. The story is told by Ed's little sister Fannie. One of my favorite parts of the story is when Edwurd tells Mabel she has been voted queen of Brazil. This is one of my favorite parts is because Mabel believed him. You should read this book so you can find out who comes to Ed's town to find the liar.

-- M.M.A.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert, Skye

Fantasy
My story is called Leven Thumps. It is a fantasy story and is about a boy named Leven. He has a hard life. His mom and dad died right after his was born. He rolled off his mom on the floor becuase she died. So her aunt took him and she is very mean.

She has a job that I think is very dumb. It is folding napkins. She always complains about it to her husband who is very lazy and he does not have a job. Anyways later in the book Leven meets a creature that can talk and turn invisable. Then Leven experiences his power of getting visions of the future. He meets a girl named Winter and she has powers too. It's freezing things. She ran away from home becuase she hated her life. But if Winter and Leven ever touch hands then something bad will happen. My favorite part is at the end of the book becuase the author always leaves a mystery so you really want to get the next book!

I recommend this book to poeple who LOVE to read and like adventures because it has alot of pages and is fantasy. Plus I heard there is going to be a movie. When I grow up I want to be a author because Obert Skye made me want to be one. All of my books are dedicated to Obert Skye!

--deg

Mr. Tucket by Paulson, Gary

Historical Fiction
What would you do if you got attacked by a few stray Crow Indians?
That is one question answerd in this Mr. Tucket book by Gary Paulson. For the record Mr. Tucket fought them and won.

An exiting event was when Mr.Grimes, a moutain man, was fighting against Braid, a fierce war leader of the Pawnees, and braid was killed. When reading this your heart is pumping with excitement. You will rejoice when the bad guy, Braid, dies. If you like Mountain Men and Indians, grab some beef jerky and sit for a read.

-- mhm

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Kinney, Jeff

Realistic Fiction
"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons. That was a quote from Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. The main character is Gregory and as you can tell by the title he is not the most popular kid.

My favorite part is when Gregory wants to be a treasurer. Gregory wanted to give the cheer leaders a limo because they were tired of sitting with the lozers in the band, on the bus.

Gregory thought it would be funny to have two football player's come and juest need a pump and Gregory would'nt give them the money to get a pump.

--ADW

Ranger's Apprentice by Flanagan, John

Fantasy
The book is about a ninja-like person called a ranger. Rangers are extremley quite and are great with the longbow and throwing knives. But enough about the ranger. His apprentice is a 16 year old boy named Will. I liked the part were the knight and the apprentice got in a fight. I liked this because it was kinda cool. I recomend this book to any one who likes fantasy because the auther's desription of it. it a great book and it made me want to read the rest.

--KHE

The Twits by Dahl, Roald

Fantasy
Mr. Twit was a very hairy man.

My favorite part was when the monkeys had the birds help them glue everything to the ceiling! I liked the book because Roald Dahl makes the funniest books that I've read!

If you like Roald Dahl or fantasy you'll LOVE this book!

--KDL                                     

To Catch a Mermaid by Suzane Selfors

Fantasy
It is about catching a mermaid and all the problems it could have. You should read the book and find out for your self!

-- H.A.T.