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Book Cover A Big Guy Took My Ball
Mo Willems

I thought this book was okay. A big whale took their ball and they were very scared. Elephant went over to see how big he was and try to get the ball, but the whale was much, much bigger than him.

Reviewer: Madeline E.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Touching Spirit Bear
Ben Mikaelsen

Cole Matthews has been fighting and stealing for years. But when he gets ratted out for a robbery, he beats up the kid who ratted him out, Peter Driscal and smashes his head against a sidewalk. He has a choice: go to jail or be in isolation for one year on a remote island. He chooses the island. But his first days on the island, he gets mauled by a bear and nearly dies. He returns to the island and completes the year of isolation, but he isn't done yet! He comes up with an idea to help heal Peter. Will his idea work, or will Peter never forgive him and always hate him?

Reviewer: Charlotte F.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Deadly
Julie Chibbaro

In a time when science wasn't for women, one girl finds a clue about the deadliest disease.

Reviewer: Tara O.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Carnival Crime
Donald Sobol

Dexter won a medal and some kids came over to see the medal and they all left but one stayed. Max asked if he could hold the medal and he took it and ran away. He showed his friends and he said he used six shooters but there were no six shooters at the range. So he gave it back because they knew he was not telling the truth.

Reviewer: Ian S.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Running Dream
Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica loves running. Running is her life. But that all changes when she loses her leg in a bus accident. Another girl, Lucy, tragically died in the accident when she hit her head. Jessica goes through so much and she starts to think Lucy was better off than her! She aches to run again, but she thinks she can't run again! But she can! Her coach, Kyro, shows her a video with a runner that was running with a fake running leg! But the running leg is 20,000 dollars! Will they raise enough money to buy the running leg?

Reviewer: Charlotte F.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Flipped
Wendelin Van Draanen

At first, Bryce wanted to avoid Juli at all costs. But Juli wanted to be with Bryce and daydreamed about being his girlfriend. But after several incidents and events, things got flipped. Bryce loved Juli but Juli wanted to be away from him. I liked this book because it has a lot of drama in it. Although drama can be confusing, drama in books can be pretty interesting.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Bamboo People
Mitali Perkins

Chicko a 15 year old boy who lives with his mom in Burma. His dad was sent to prison for violating government rules. Chicko is sent to a military camp after wanting to teach. But soldiers stole him at a teaching tryout. He met a kid named Tai in the camp. Chicko has to survive the camp for three years. But after losing his leg from a mine explosion, this is his ticket back. I really enjoyed this book because it teaches people to fight for there rights.

Reviewer: Christopher V.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Anne of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne is a lively girl who talks a lot. She is adopted by Matthew and Marilla, and bring a ton of surprises to everyone. I liked this book because it was very well written and it inspired me. I think Anne is a loving character and she's one of my favorite characters of all of the books I've read.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Magic book Dreams under the sea
Emily Hutta

This book is about Ariel pretending to get married.It was under water. I liked the book.I liked the story line.

Reviewer: Channing C.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Nanotechnology
Rebbeca Johnson

Did you know that nanotechnology can make clothes change color with the flick of a switch? Nanotechnology is about,well, nanotechnology, which means to manage matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology can let you brush spills off your shirt like it were lint, make car bumpers literally indestructible, and perform surgical operations. Well, don't just sit there looking at the computer monitor. Go read the book!

Reviewer: Eric L.
Rating: star rating

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