Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Don't let the Pigeon touch the Books!

A lot of library dos and don'ts are spelled out in this short, and funny video. I wish I had thought of it. Enjoy!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Favorite book, by Maddie L., 5th grade

Do you have a favorite book? I do. It's called The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley. I love the part when Claire reads the book. Sylvie is the princess in the book. Claire and Sylvie became best friends.

You couldn't stop reading this book. I don't know how my mom got me to stop reading. This book is a page turner. It makes you feel like the characters are alive.

When Claire starts to dream about Sylvie and her friends they crossover into Claire's head. I really love when Claire got old and died. But Lilly, Claire's daughter, started dreaming about them.

I also like when Sylvie and everyone else crossover to Lilly's mind. Lilly rewrites the book, The Great Good Thing. The weird part is no one ever knew who originally wrote The Great good Thing. Claire's grandmother wrote it.

I would recommend this book to everyone, because it is such a fun book about two girls' lives. I hope you read it. I also hope you enjoy it too. I loved this book and you will too.

Review by Maddie L., fifth grade student, Fort Myers Christian School
Accelerated Reader: YES!
Reading Level: 4.4
Quiz Number: 51863
Points: 4.0

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Favorite Book, by Lauren H., 5th grade

This book is from a series and it's just really cool! My favorite book sis Brian's Return by Gary Paulsen. Brian goes back to the wild. Why? Picture this: A bully hurts your friends, and you try to defend them, but the bully goes to the hospital and you get blamed. 
This book was awesome and kept me reading because Brian goes on an adventure. The author did an excellent and phenomenal job at writing this book. The part that made me read the fastest was when a deer jumped in Brian's canoe. Brian was really confused when all of the sudden a deer jumped out and flipped his canoe. Then Brian was soaked and startled. 

This book was very adventurous. Brian meets with a bear while he's on the shore. The bear starts threatening Brian, but nothing bad happens. Another time, Brian's sleeping and a tornado sneaks up on him. He gets and arrow stuck in his leg! That would feel awful!

I like this book's characters too! The characters are Kaleb, Brian, Brian's mom, Brian's friends, and the bully. The bully is as mean as a bull! Kaleb is Brian's counselor and he's really nice to Brian. At their lessons, Brian tells Kaleb what's it like in the wild.

My Favorite book is Brian's Return. It's great like chocolate is great! My favorite book as about Brian and his trip on the chain of lakes to visit his friends. I love this book because of the adventure in it. It is a page turner and it has great characters!

by Lauren H., 5th grade student, Fort Myers Christian School

Accelerated Reader: YES!
Reading Level: 5.7
Quiz Number: 953
Points: 4.0

Monday, January 31, 2011

My Favorite Book, by Jordan B., 5th grade

How will Alex Rider every survive? My favorite books are the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. When I start reading the books, I can't put them down. I love reading these books. They have so much action. I think they are the best books ever!

The best thing that I like in the books are the gadgets. I personally like the zit cream and the gel ink pens. They both save his life. The zit cream got him out of a jellyfish tank, and the gel ink pen blew someone up. The person who makes the gadgets, his name is Smithers. He works for the MI6 and he makes all of the gadgets himself.

I like all of the characters like Alex Rider. He is athletic, sneaky, epic, and daring. I really like Smithers. He is creative, cool, jolly, smart, and awesome. I also like Jack Starbiright. She is also daring, nice, cool and helpful. I like Tulip Jones. She is nice, helpful caring, and suggestive. I also like Sabina Pleasure. She is nice, caring, joyful, and helpful. I really like the books because they have a lot of action. There are always gun fights when a lot of people die. There are also hand to hand combat with Alex. There are also a lot of grenades thrown and explosions. In almost all of the books Alex gets in fights.

I like the books because they are just epic. I always want ot read them. I love Alex Rider books. They are the best. They are so cool. I hp I can get all of the books. I hop Anthony Horowitz, the author, NEVER stops writing.

by Jordan B., 5th grade student, Fort Myers Christian School

Accelerated Reader: YES!
Reading Level: 5.1
Quiz number: 50390
Points: 7.0

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Review by Alanna D., 4th grade: Eragon

The title of a book I really liked is Eragon by the author Christopher Paolini.

I liked this book because it was full of adventure. I love dragons and action! Although it left me in a bit of a tangle at the end, it was interesting and exciting. I got upset when Mrs. Sanders (my classroom teacher) told us to take out our workbooks and I had to stop reading this awesome book!

Review by Alanna D., fourth grade student, Fort Myers Christian School

Eragon is an AR book

Reading level: 5.6
Quiz #: 74404
Points: 25.0

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Favorite Book, by Morgan T., 5th grade

Sometimes in some books it feels like it comes to life. Like the book The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin. One of my favorite things about it is the action. The part that I loved is when they had to fight Meanmeme. Because they didn't use the same stuff we would use. They used bomb legos and empty bottles to capture them.

Another thing I love about it is the description! The author uses fun, fresh, crisp, clean words. They're so descriptive it feels like you're sitting in the movies. Another think I like about it is there are some funny parts in it. Like the paper cutouts echo everything the dolls say.

Another thing that I liked about the books is it never got boring. It always kept you on the edge of your seat. Every time you ended the chapter you wanted to start the next one. The think that kept me intrigued was the action. It was as thrill-rushing as riding a roller coaster. :) That is why I recommend The Meanest Doll in the World to EVERYONE! Because it's a great and good family story. I loved it. I could read it over and over.

By Morgan T., 5th grade student, Fort Myers Christian School

Accelerated Reader: YES!
Reading Level: 4.6
Quiz Number: 71437
Points: 5.0

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Book Review by Payton S., 4th grade: A Series of Unfortunate Events

A series that I really like is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.

I like these books because they are very interesting. They are about these kids, Violet, Klaus, and their 'lil sister named Sunny. Their parents "perished" in a fire and they go through the books all alone. Their first guardian, Count Olaf, turns out to be their worst nightmare. He's out to get their fortune all through the series. You will just have to read the books to find out the rest of it!

Review by Payton S., fourth grade students, Fort Myers Christian School.

All of the books from The Series of Unfortunate Events are Accelerated Reader books.