Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie is written by Kate Di Camillo, and is about a girl named India Opal Buloni, who moves to Florida with her father. One day India goes to Winn Dixie-the super market, and finds a very nice and friendly dog there. She names the dog Winn-Dixie. There are some sad parts to the story, but it also makes you feel goodl

Because of Winn-Dixie is a book that I think 3rd graders could read, and 2nd graders, if they are willing to.  I thought it was a very good book. It is like one of those feel-good books that I really love.
If you liked this book, you might also like Magic Tree House series.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a middle grade boy named Greg Heffley, who has a bratty little brother named Manny, an annoying older brother called Rodrick, and parents who absolutely love Manny. And then there is the cheese touch…..

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is written by Jeff Kinney, and is a very popular series. I used to not want to read them, but my friend talked me into reading them. And I thought they were the best books ever! They are so funny! I started reading the books in 1st grade, but I think you can truly understand them when you are in 2nd grade and up.

If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you may also like Summer of the Gypsy Moths, or Falling Up.

Monday, July 30, 2012

“The Name of this Book is Secret” by Pseudonymous Bosch

The Name of this Book is Secret is by a very secretive author named _________. He won’t reveal his real name, but he calls himself “Pseudonymous Bosch”. He (or possibly she) doesn’t reveal the time, date, or true place of where anything takes place. Of course, he tells us about Cass and Max-Ernest (not their real names) and all about the Secret (not). But he still decided to write a whole story about Ms.Mauvais and Dr.L, and the Heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest.

I like the secret series because they are funny, and adventure-y kind of books. If you read them yourself, then you will know why it’s hard to explain. They are certainly a one-of-a-kind series -- I love them!

If you liked this book, you may also like "If You're Reading This it's too Late"(the 2nd Book in the series)

"The Serpent's Shadow" by Rick Riordan

The Serpent’s Shadow is the third in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan (The Red Pyramid and The Throne of Fire are the first and second books). The series is about two kids named Sadie and Carter, whose mom died after a magical accident. The siblings live apart and only see each other twice a year. But they would have never guessed the reason they were separated...

This book tells you a little bit about Ancient Egypt. It is really all about Egyptian Magic and gods. If you are not interested in any of those things and you still read the books, you’ll end up loving it after you read them.

If you liked this book, you may also like The Name of This Book is Secret by Psedonymous Bosch, and The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Falling Up" by Shel Silverstein

Falling Up is by Shel Silverstein and is a book of very funny poems. He always writes about things that don’t make sense, but you would probably enjoy them in the way I did. This book is good for all ages, elementary school and up. Toddlers may not understand the jokes.

If you liked this book, you may also like The Giving Tree (also by Shel Silverstein).

Monday, July 16, 2012

Be back soon!

I will be gone for a few days, so there will be no reviews until Thursday. Sorry! Take this time to read one of the books that I reviewed already, or read another one and make a comment telling everyone what you thought of it!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"The Silver Guitar" by Kathryn Reiss

The Silver Guitar by Kathryn Reiss is an American Girl story about a girl named Julie and a boy named T.J. at an auction. T.J. gets assigned to look after the cat owned by the people who run the auction. But strange things start to happen. T.J. seems to have “broke” an irreplaceable guitar. Or HAS he………?

This book is good for people who are into those mystery type stories. It gets really suspenseful, so I advise that if you don’t like that kind of thing, you wouldn't want to read it!

If you liked this book, you may also like Under Plum Lake.