Sunday, April 20, 2014

Women Olympic Champions by Nathan Aaseng

Did you know that Nadia was the first person to get a 10.0 in the Olympics? Well she was. I have a personal connection that I want to share with you. I do gymnastics too. Well, you know how I told you that she was the first person to get a 10.0 in the Olympics? That is true but not true also. It is true because lots of people say that she was the first person to get a 10.0 in the Olympics and it is not true because in the book it says that the judges said that no one is perfect so no one can get a 10.0.

-- A.G.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Hey, did you know that in this book all of the white people were mean to a little girl a long time ago. When she was six-year -old, Ruby was going to a white school and all of the white people were calling her names and holding signs. My favorite part is when she was saying her prayers in front of the people. I like this part because she is telling God to forgive these people. I recommend this book to anyone who likes sad books.

-- MEP

Annie Oakley: The Shooting Star by Charles P. Graves

Annie Oakley was 7 years old and it was the day before Thanksgiving. Annie Oakley wanted to shoot a gun more than anything. So one day she followed her step dad into the woods. Annie thought that if she asked her step dad enough, he would let her shoot his gun. One day she went with her step dad into the woods but then he heard a gobble, gobble.  Her step dad said, "Annie, now is your chance. He carefully gave her the gun. BOOM! She shot the turkey.


Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

Gun Fire. THGGHGGHHH BGHHHH. Bombs Exploding. The twin towers are crashing down. Pat sees this dangerous thing and all those lives are gone. Now he's joining the army. My favorite part is when Pat got on an army base named after him and his face painted in the memorial of the faces of the fallen and he gets a bridge named after him. I like it because that must be a very great honor for somebody as remarkable as him. If you like fighting and football, I recommend you to read this book about this character.

--  J.T.T

Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber by Tom Brokaw

He dropped candy with small parachutes when he flew over the fence in his plane. The children caught them, took them and they eat them all gone.

-- H.J.L.

One by Kathryn Otoshi

One of my favorite parts is when One came and saves the day. Every buddy but Red that is. He did not like them

-- H.J.L
How would you feel if someone made fun of you for a medal you got or what you wear or even a job you have? Well, Mary Walker gets that a lot. Mary Walker does not care what people think of her. I like when the army finally lets her into the Army. If you want to not care about what others think of you or if you want to learn about people in the past I recommend this book to you.

-- K.J.S

Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull

Have you ever wanted to play for three great basketball teams? Well Pete Maravich did! I like this book because Pete plays basketball and the title is "The Old Gray Socks!" If you like basketball this is the book for you!

-- EBM

Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary by Broughton Coburn

Have you wanted to climb Mount Everest? I read about someone who did climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary. He was knighted. In his lifetime, he climbed Mount Everest with the highest altitude! I was interested that Hillary was inspired by George L. Mallory. George tried to climb Everest, but disappeared before people knew if he reached the summit. If you like adventure, read about Sir Edmund Hillary in the photobiography Triumph on Everest today!

-- T.S.M.

Taylor Swift: The Story of Me by Riley Brooks, Molly Hodgin

Who is your favorite singer? Mine is Taylor Swift. In this book you can learn about Taylor Swift's life. My favorite part in this book is when they tell about how she loves wearing the latest fashion. I like that part because I want to be a fashion designer when I grow up. My favorite song from Taylor swift is "A Place In This World," the tune is kind-of like you're in a meadow. You can learn about how this girl turned into a super star singer. If you like Taylor Swifts songs, you should read this book.

-- SK

Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol

Have you wondered how Beethoven would act if you meet him in real life? Well in this book you can. My favorite part is when he is conducting a song up stairs wall he is naked. If you like classical music books you would love this book.

-- JCG

Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh by Robert Burleigh

Hey! Have you ever wanted to fly an airplane? I want to be a pilot and fly across the world. You should too! I like flying remote control airplanes, I should like to fly one is real life. My favorite part is when Charles get to Paris because Paris is cool!!! You should really read this book.

-- N.J.Q.A.

Tony Hawk and His Team: Skateboarding Superstars by Lita Sorensen

My favorite part of this book is when Tony Hawk gets thought the 900 in 2003

-- TFF

Standing Like a Stone Wall: The Life of General Thomas J. Jackson by James I. Robertson

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a great war general for the civil war? Well I feel like that every time I read this book. So if you want to feel like you were in the civil war, read this book."

-- RSB

Helen Keller by David A. Adler

Helen Keler is blind and deaf. My favorite part is when the eye doctor comes to try to help Helen to get better but it never works. Then Helen figures a way to communicate with people like her family and friends when ever she needs it.