Friday, March 3, 2017

The Sweetest Fig

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Genre: Fantasy
Title:  The Sweetest Fig

The Sweetest Fig is about this guy how is so so neat but the and he walks into work one day.  And the patient didn’t have any money but what she did have is two figs and the dentist said, “No no no that isn't money that is figs.”  Another thing she said, “These are powerful.” So the dentist went to his house that evening and sat down and had the fig.  Bibot thought this is the best fig ever.  Also, Bibot had a dream that night about wearing the perfect suit and then he woke up that morning and he went into public and wasn’t wearing his suit.

I think the best part about the book is Bibot went into public without any clothes on and everyone was looking at him and he was wondering why everyone was looking at him. I think you would like this book because it is a very good book, but it teaches you always be kind to others if you want to be treated kindly.

By Nora T

Thursday, February 2, 2017

James and the Giant Peach

Taken from Kenna M's Blog...

Title: James and the Giant Peach
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fantasy
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"James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl shows that even though it’s tough, you can always do it! James Henry Trotter wanted to live a happy life. Unfortunately, his parents die and he has to move in with his aunts. These aunts aren’t just any aunts, they MEAN and treat James like their slave. One day, a little man comes and gives James a bag with magical green things in it. Will these beans give James a way to find a happy life full of adventure? I recommend this book because it has a lot of emotions at the beginning when his parents die, you feel kinda sad. I liked this book because it was funny because some of the names were silly, like Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker."

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Taken from Katherine P's Blog...

Title: Fantastic Mr.Fox
Author: Roald Dahl
Genre: Fantasy
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Summary: "Fantastic Mr.Fox by Roald Dahl tells it isn’t right to steal but sometimes you need to do it for your family. Mr.Fox wants to eat food and have a good life with his family, but Mr.Fox is eating the farmers' chickens. The farmers want to kill Mr.Fox and stuff him. Mr.Fox dug a hole so the farmers wouldn't find him and his family. Will Mr.Fox survive or will he be killed and stuffed? I liked his book because when you think the book is over and everything is fine it’s not because the farmers are going to come back! I like that because it makes the book more interesting. Finally, I recommend this book because it’s very interesting and you can’t put this book down because it’s so so good."

Dear Mr. Henshaw

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Title: Dear Mr. Henshaw
Author: Beverly Cleary
Genre: Traditional Literature (Newberry)

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary shows that even if you go through tough times, you should always try to find the good and be helpful. Leigh Botts wanted his parents to be back together and for people to not eat the good things in his lunch! Unfortunately, his parents do get divorced and his dad is on the road all the time. Leigh decides to write to his favorite author Mr. Henshaw to talk about his problems and ask for advice. Will Leigh get the help he needs or will his life continue to be miserable? What we liked about this book was that it was emotional. There were parts that made us happy like when his lunch alarm worked. There were also parts though that made us sad, like with Leigh’s dog. We would recommend this book to people because you can connect to the emotions and you learn some good life lessons too!

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Land of Stories Book 1

Title: Land of Stories The Wishing Spell
Author: Chris Colfer
Genre: Fantasy

Summary:
     The Land of Stories the Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer shares the story of Alex and her twin brother Conner and their discovery of a family secret. Alex and Conner are struggling with the death of their father. When Alex receives a mysterious book called The Land of Stories she soon discovers it is magical, so much so that it pulls her and her brother inside of it. Stuck in this new, unfamiliar world, the two siblings must figure out how to find their way back by collecting the items necessary to cast the Wishing Spell. Will they find their way home or will they be lost in the fairytale world forever? I love this book because it combined so many of the fairytales I love from Cinderella to Snow White to Red Riding Hood. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy and getting lost in another world. It is also filled with adventure so you never know what will happen next.

The Julian Chapter

Title: “The Julian Chapter”
Author: R.J. Palacio
Genre: Realistic Fiction

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Summary:
“The Julian Chapter” by RJ Palacio shows us that we should feel remorse when we do something wrong or mistreat others. Julian wanted to be popular and to have Auggie Pullman out of his school. He gets caught writing terrible notes to Auggie and gets suspended. His parents blame the school and decide to sue and put Julian in a new school. Then, Julian spends the summer in Paris with his grandmother and learns, finally, that he was WRONG! I liked this book because it shows that we all have the ability to change. Even though Julian didn't make a lot of good choices when it came to Auggie, he finally learned what it means to treat others with kindness and respect, thanks to his Grandmere. I recommend this book because like Wonder it has a lot of heart and finally shows us Julian's perspective. In Wonder we know him only as the villain, so this story allows us to understand him and his family better.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wonder

Title: Wonder
Author: RJ Palacio
Genre: Realistic Fiction



Summary:

Wonder by RJ Palacio shows that no matter what you like, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Auggie Pullman wanted to be seen as normal just like everyone else. Unfortunately, Auggie isn’t normal because of a condition that caused his face to be deformed. Because of this, he is teased, bullied, and stared at. To try and fit in, Auggie goes to school for the first time ever! In the end, Auggie learns he can make friends, be kind, and be smart no matter what he looks like. I liked this book because it was filled with messages about choosing kind, standing up for those in need, and accepting everyone's unique differences. Auggie and the people around him all showed that they are human and make mistakes, but they learn from them! Jack might not have been kind when talking to Julien or standing up for Auggie in the moment, but he learned from that and became a much stronger friend moving forward.