Monday, November 17, 2014

Pink & Say by Patricia Polacco

51xh9z%2bigel._sl160_Pink and Say are in a war between the states. Say was hurt badly and Pink took him to his mom's house. This is a story about a friendship and you might cry at the end.
Reviewed by Addison

Heaven is For Real by Todd Burpo

51b20f6vdyl._sl160_This book really gets your emotions up and running, it's sad,happy,and you can feel worried too. Its about this little boy named Colton who gets very ill then he dies but he claims that he didn't. Instead he said he went to heaven for days but that's really minutes here. He even says he saw the Golden Gate and met Jesus! I think it's a very cute story, how about you?
Reviewed by Sawyer

Smile and Sisters, two books by the same author--Raina Telgemeier


Lauren's thoughts:  This story takes place in a car on a road trip. The family is going to a family reunion cause they haven`t had one in 10 years. The road trip isn`t going as planned. This story reminds me of when my family has road trips but we have fun.

Anna's opinion:  I liked this book because it was funny and fun. On the way to her cousins house from California to Colorado was very interesting with a great ending.

Anna read this one, too:  I enjoyed this book! It goes from funny and weird to interesting and fun. I kind of feel bad for her with having to do with friends who turn out to be not so friendly and braces, surgery, headgear, and a retainer that has fake teeth attached to it.

Champ by Marcia Thornton Jones

41lb%2b1xj-wl._sl160_Brooke writes:  This story was one of the best! the most interesting part in the story Champ was when Riley went and took champ from Mrs.Lennar. yes, I would have liked to be in the story because it sounds friendly. I liked Riley's dad and champ because Riley's dad just kept on saying, "never give up riley never give up." over and over again. and I liked champ because he was NEVER a quitter. he never gave up on anything even thoe he only had 3 legs. I think the author chose this title because champ was never giving up and he was a champion so that's why he gave the title champ. I love the cover because it shows champs with his 3 legs and him catching a baseball and so that cover really made me think I would like this story.

By Marcia Thornton Jones

Mitch & Amy by Beverly Cleary

Anna's review:  While my teacher was reading this book to me, it made me think a lot about Mitch and Amy. In this book some of the events are when Alan bullies Mitch and Amy, making a pinata with Amy, going to school(both Mitch and Amy), and Mitch going on a field trip to a bank which in the lobby you can pan for little bits of gold. This is a great book!

Kathleen says:  This story is about a brother and sister who are in 4th grade and have this bully Alan Hibbler who keeps getting meaner and meaner.  Mitch and Amy do not want Mrs. Huff, their mom, to find out. I liked this book because it is realistic fiction and could really happen. You may think, "Oh it is realistic fiction, it is going to be boring," but it is really interesting. It has funny and some sad parts in it.

Miss Stewart thinks:  Mitch & Amy doesn't seem to be one of Beverly Cleary's more popular books, but it should be. I like that the main characters are a boy and a girl, so it really appeals to both boy and girl readers. The characters seem quite real, and the circumstances they find themselves in could and do happen in real life. I know this isn't the last time I will read this book. I hope some of my Biblionasium friends read it themselves!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

We just read Dear Mr. Henshaw from the non-Ramona Beverly Cleary section of the yellow packet.
      We chose this book because we like to read books written by letters. We also chose this book because it won the John Newberry Medal.
     Dear Mr. Henshaw is about a boy named Leigh Botts who writes to his favorite author, Boyd Henshaw. Leigh writes about his life and some of Mr. Henshaw's books like Ways to Amuse a DogMoose on Toast, and Beggar Bears. Leigh also owns a diary which Mr. Henshaw tells him to pretend to write to him because Mr. Henshaw is busy.  Leigh's parents had recently gotten in a divorce and Leigh is living with his mom in a small cottage next to a pinging gas station.
     Leigh's dad is a trucker and Leigh's mom works for Catering by Katy on half-time. Leigh's dad takes Bandit, Leigh's dog, with him on his trucking adventures.
     In school there is a Young Writers Yearbook and Leigh tries to get his story in first place. Will he win?
     By Caroline and Sarah

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Runt by Marion Dane Bauer

              This book takes place in the forests of northern Minnesota.  A mother wolf named Silver had 4 pups and their names were Leader, Sniffer, Runner, and Thinker.  They have older siblings too.  Their names were Helper, Hunter, and Bider.  Their father King was checking out his new family and noticed there was 1 more.  He named him Runt.  Soon their eyes and ears opened and teeth came in.  One day they met Owl and Raven.
              One day, Runt found out about the most dangerous animal in the woods.  Porcupine.  Runt wanted to show his father that he could do something right for once. Thinker warned him about her but he did not listen. Porcupine kept swinging her tail and hit Thinker in the face with quills.  Runt got hit, but not as much as Thinker did.
              One day Runt found the humans.  They took the quills out from under his eye. After every day Thinker eventually died.
              When they were finally old enough, the went on their first hunt for a moose. A very old one but very strong.  Helper got a grip on his nostrils.  Eventually, they got defeated and Helper died.  His family moved on without him.
              One day Runt found the moose again.  Take me, my time has come.  He seemed to say.  This was the time for Runt to find his new name.  He talked to king by howling.  When he provided the food to his starving family,  King finally gave him a new name, Singer.  He loved it.  And his family included him in everything.
              I liked this book because it was about animals and I like animals a lot.  My favorite part was when Runt works to show King that he can do things that King thinks he can't.

by Megan

This book was suggested to Megan by Mrs. Wolfard the school LRC aide.