Smile

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Author: Raina Telgemeier

Genre: autobiographical graphic novel

Raina is an middle school girl who got a accident while running and then she tripped. She has a lot of problems that she’s going through since she lost two of her front teeth and she is getting bullied from her own friend.

Smile is a autobiographical graphic novel written by  Raina Telgemeier. It gives a account of the authors life from middle school to high school. The book is based on the Teglemeier webcomic, Smile.

I would give it a 5 stars as it was funny, mysterious, and gets your attention. It’s a good reads choice awards best middle school grade and child book. 🙂

Call No. : A Tel

Reviewer: J.J. (Malone)

DORK DIARIES 10: Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter

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AUTHOR: Rachel Renee Russel

GENRE: Realistic Fiction

SUMMARY: Dork Diaries is a very popular series. This is the tenth book in the series. In the book Nikki Maxwell finds this box of puppies and the mom dog. The shelter has no room for the dogs. Brandon,Nikki,Chloe and Zoe are keeping the dogs at each of their houses. All their parents say yes except Nikki’s Parents. They just got new floors carpet and furniture. So Nikki has no choice but to hide the dogs from her family. While Her parents are out of the house she tells Brianna. But I won’t spoil what  happens with her. At the same time guess who reappears that’s right Mackenzie Hollister.

ADDITIONAL INFO: This is the last book in the series. After this series the author will be writing a new series called The Adventures of Max Crumbly. He is introduced in the book so keep an eye out. And a behind the scenes look…  I spoke to the author and there will be a DD movie in 2017.

RECOMMENDATION: I give this book a 5 star rating because it has so much adventure,drama and crazy events. If you are already a DD fan and have read 1-9 read this book. If you have never read Dork Diaries read the other books in the series first. Don’t worry about the half books.

CALL NUMBER: F Rac

REVIEWER: L.O. ( Malone)

Snow Treasure

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Title: Snow Treasure

Author: Marie Mcswigan

Genre: Realistic Fiction

SHORT SUMMARY

The book Snow Treasure is about a family that has a bullion of gold which is about thirty tons. The family and the four friends Helga,Lovisa,Peter,Micheal, and the school trying to save Peter’s family’s gold. So some of the school above 10 years old has to go on sleds with gold in the pockets of the sled across the snow for twelve miles past the Germans.

Additional Information

They live in Norway in 1940. Each month the snow gets higher and higher and it barely thaws  out.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book four stars.  I thought that Snow Treasure is a well written book by Marie Mcswigan.

Call  Number: F Mcs

Reviewer: L.N. (Ms. Malone’s Class)

Small Steps: the Year I got Polio

Author: Peg Kehret

Genre: Autobiography

What would you do if you got polio, would you take chances? Peg Kehret, the author of this book, got polio when she was 12. At first she was terrified, but she she started to recover. Will she ever walk again?

This book was published in 1996 by the Albert and Whitman company. It is an autobiography by Peg Kehret, who also wrote the frightmares series and many other books.

I give this book 5 stars because it is funny and seems to be fiction, but it is true, which amazes me.

Reviewer: J.W. Gallion

Wonder

Author: R.J. Palacio

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Short Summary: August Pullman is living a very hard 10 years of his life due to a facial deformation, but he’s getting used to it. People should think about being in his shoes. He gets insulted so many times, but should be cared for. Only 1 living thing in this world thinks of August like anyone else. No one wants to be near him, but people change…

Additional Information: Some characters are August, Via, Jack, Julian, Summer, His Parents, Mr. Tushman. August is the main character who has a deformity. Via is his very defending sister who will do anything for him. Jack is a close friend, but they’ve had some differences. Julian is a bully that will do anything to hurt August feelings. Summer is a girl who doesn’t care about how you look on the outside, it’s the inside that matters to her. Mr. Tushman is the very nice and welcoming principal at Beacher Prep.

Recommendation: I rate this book 5 stars because it will probably be the best book I’ll ever read. I love this book because the authors looks from so many point of views to make this an amazing book.

Call Number: F Pal

J.G.D. [Nelson]

Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley

Title: Remarkable

Author: Lizzie K. Foley

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Call Number: FFOL

Summary: Jane lives in a town that is REMARKABLE, everyone in the town is remarkable,the houses are remarkable, the trees are remarkable, the food is remarkable, the grass is a certain shade of green everyday, and well, EVERYTHING IS REMARKABLE; not a single mistake anywhere, except for Jane. Her parents are remarkable, her siblings are remarkable, in fact, her grandmother happens to be one of the “most remarkablist”, but Jane, she’s normal, she’s typical, she’s regular, but when the town is in danger, Jane comes to do the rescue to prove that she might kind of be remarkable.

Recommendation: I would rate this book 4 stars; I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy fantasy and adventure books.

Similar Books: 

  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Scumble by Ingrid Law
  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Reviewer: TD, Chapuis

School of Fear

Author: Gitty Daneshvari

Genre: Fantasy

Madeleine is afraid of insects, spiders, or pretty much anything that crawls. Theo is afraid of death, Lulu is afraid of small spaces, and Garrison is terrified of water. Their families want them to be able to enjoy life, without their fears. So, they decide to send them to the School of Fear, a secret school that few people know of. They stay for the summer, and it turns out to be much different than any of them had ever expected.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone, really. I think anyone who has any kind of fear at all would be able to relate to it. I would give this book five stars for it’s wonderfully written story about kids with fears.

Call Number: F DanSchool of Fear

Reviewer: K.C. Mr. Chapuis

A Thousand Never Evers by Shana Burg

Title: A Thousand Never Evers

A Thousand Never Evers

Author: Shana Burg

Genre: Historical Fiction

Call Number: FBUR

Summary: A Thousand Never Evers  is a book that goes back to the 1960’s when African Americans mainly and other “colored” people were being discriminated and segregated. Addie Ann Picket is proud to be following in her brother, Elias’s  footsteps by attending the Negro junior high school which happens to be 3 miles away, but it was worth it, just going to a school to get an education. But when Addie Ann “interacts” with a white and creates trouble, she leads to her brother’s disappearance, without knowing whether or not he’s dead or not. Without Elias, Addie Ann, Mama, and Uncle Bump are left to struggle with their own mishaps. So Addie Ann continues with life, but every time a white “troubles” her, Addie Ann just can’t help thinking about saying something, blurting something out, but as Mama’s always told her, “Never tell white folks what they don’t want to hear.” But as her family is being  “tested”, more civil leaders are being murdered; but now Addie Ann needs to decide whether or not she wants to continue being a bystander or if she wants to take a stand and show the white folk that she’s got power.

Recommendation: I WOULD RATE THIS BOOK AN INFINITE NUMBER OF STARS, THIS BOOK WAS PHENOMENAL. YOU COULD FEEL THE EMOTIONS OF THE CHARACTERS AS IF THEY WERE YOUR OWN. I would recommend this book to ALL READERS, especially historical fiction fanatics. 

Reviewer: TD, Chapuis

 

Finally

 

Author: Wendy Mass

Call Number:F MAS

Genre: Realistic Fiction

This wonderful book, Finally, is about a high school student named Rory who lives in Willow Falls.The oddness begins on her field trip to the Willow Falls Reservoir( for the millionth time!), where she gets stuck in a drain pipe. As she thinks how she will get out she also thinks that if she had a phone she could call someone to get her out. You see, her parents are overprotective and keep telling her that she can get this and that once she’s twelve. Luckily she planned ahead and listed all of the things that they told her that for.

1. get a cell phone

2. stay home alone

3. get my own screen name so that i can can IM

and other things. But when she is sooo exited for everything, it all goes wrong! Find out what happens to Rory and read the book!

Without even having to think, rate this with 5 stars! I loved this book sooooooo much! I would recommend this to girls who have the other books, like 13 gifts or 11 birthdays.

EAGchapuis

 

 

Pie

Pie

Author: Sarah Weeks

Genre: Fiction

Pie, is a book about a girl named Alice. Her aunt Polly, is the pie queen of Ipswitch. Polly makes amazing pies that people from all over come to taste. Polly has won awards for her pies too. But one day, when the famous pie queen of Ipswitch dies everyone is trying to figure out the recipe for Polly’s amazing pie crust recipe. According to Polly’s will, she left the famous pie crust recipe to LARDO, and leaves her pet cat Lardo to Alice. People are going crazy thinking that she left the recipe to a cat. Alice’s mother is furious at Polly for not telling her the recipe. Alice’s mom tries to make a pie herself but it turns out as one big ugly blob. Alice can’t figure out what her aunt meant when she left the recipe to LARDO. Alice tells Charlie, her friend, and together they figure out what Polly had meant. With that they figure out the not-so-secret pie crust recipe.

I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars because it was very fun to read. I liked it because it is sort of a mystery. I would recommend this book to people who like suspense.

Call No: F Wee

RD, Chapuis