Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge by Kathryn Reiss

If you like scary ghost books this is the perfect book for you!  In this book 12-year-old Zibby buys an old antique dollhouse, and the things she plays with in the dollhouse come true.  For instance, when she puts a doll that looks like her cousin upside down in the little porcelain tub, Charlotte, her real cousin, falls and hits her head in the bath tub!

In other parts of the book a 1919 12-year-old girl named Primrose plays with the same dollhouse. When Primrose accidently kills her governess she knows that Miss Honeywell, the governess, is haunting her dollhouse.

If you want to know what happens next read the book!

Reviewed by Nayeli

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

    If you are a person who likes to sit down and read long books about adventure, excitement and magicians casting spells you'd love this book!
    While trying to close up the prison of a gigantic evil snake called Apophis who is trying to swallow the sun, leaving the whole world in chaos, Carter and Sadie (the good magicians) are there to stop them! Michel Desjardins, the most powerful magician in the world also helps them finish their journey.They have to wake the sun using a book of spells before the snake gets out and swallows the sun. Only he is powerful enough to stop Apophis and save the world.
      Can he do it?

Reviewed by Matthew

Saturday, September 24, 2011

One Handed Catch by MJ Auch

     Well, I've spent more than thirty minutes reading today because I wanted to finish One Handed Catch.  I liked it a lot, and I recommend it to anyone who likes reading books about baseball--even though it's not only about baseball.
     Lots of times we might see someone who has a physical disability and feel bad for all the things they can't do.  After losing his hand in an accident, Norm, the main character in this book, spends a lot of time relearning he can do all the things he wants to do.  I liked that best!  His mom is a great encouragement to him, and though he hates it about her at first, he sees as learns just how important it is to do things on his own.
     Throughout the story, Norm has to decide how to react to the people he meets, his friends and his family as they react to his losing his hand.  Sometimes it's a challenge because people see him as damaged, think he needs more help than he does, or ask him stupid questions.  Sometimes it's amazing because people do just the right thing.
     The interesting thing about this book is that it was based on experiences that the author's husband had as a child.  He said losing his hand, "might be the best thing that ever happened to him."

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