Friday, April 27, 2012

Slob by Ellen Potter

Owen is the main character and he is fatter than the average weight for his age. One day at lunch he usually has three Oreo cookies but they were gone and, the next day they were gone again. A few days after the whole lunch sack is gone, but there’s a note it says
To follow the person out and count to five and it’s………
Written by: Ashley Carrillo

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

“Welcome to the 75th annual hunger games!’ Effie announces. For the 75th hunger games the Capitol has decided to take all of the winners and pick a boy and a girl from each district, as usual, and make those winners compete. The problem is that Katniss and Peeta have become friends with some of the winners. You will have to read Catching Fire to find out who wins the 75th annual hunger games!
Written by: Meagan Guest

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements


Things Not Seen is about a boy named Bobby, who wakes up normally, but there is one thing that is very strange, he can’t see himself in the mirror. He thinks he is just dreaming but it is true: Bobby Phillips is invisible. He doesn’t understand why it happened that day because he woke up as normal as ever. He goes downstairs and tries to tell his parents what is going on, but they think he is just pulling a trick on them. Bobby shows them he is not joking. Then other people start asking where Bobby is because he hadn’t been going to school and they all think that is very suspicious even though it is not any of their business. Bobby’s mom lies to them and tells them that he went to visit his Aunt Ethel.  Bobby ends up going on a walk to the library and bumps into a blind girl named Elisha and they become great friends. The police finally got into the situation and went to Bobby’s house. Again, his mom lied and they left to go ask Aunt Ethel some questions. You will have to read the book Things Not Seen to find out if Bobby ever becomes visible!
Written By: Meagan G.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dork Diaries 2 Rachel Renee Russell


I have to share a locker right next to
Mackenzie Hollister.”
The main girl in the book has to share a locker right next to the most popular girl in school. She sees that she wants to be popular to but she has to hang out with snobby old Mackenzie Hollister, she starts to see she doesn’t  need to be popular all she wanted was some friends and then she sees a boy that she likes and……
Written by: Ashley Carrillo

Monday, April 23, 2012

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

 Written by: Ashley Carrillo
It all started with a girl named India Opal but her dad the preacher calls her Opal. So one day he sent her out to the old grocery store, Winn Dixie and so she got what her dad asked her to get and when she’s in the produce isle she hears something she hears a dog! She see’s people chasing the dog! And so when it all stops she makes a big mistake she says it’s her dog, so that’s how he got his name. Later he helps Opal get a job and friends and lets the preacher tell about her mom who moved away when Opal was only three years old. And Winn-Dixie has a fear of thunder storms so he goes running through the house back and forth went Winn-Dixie and finally he stopped when it was all over. One day she met Gloria dump and they decided to have a party, and the day of the party comes and there’s a storm and Winn-Dixie runs off…. Read the book to find out if they find Winn-Dixie!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Storyteller by Patricia Giff

Storyteller is about this girl named Elizabeth who has to go visit her aunt because her grandfather has to go to Australia to sell some of his work. As Elizabeth is looking around, she finds something peculiar. A photo on the wall is of her great – great – grandmother. The thing is that the picture looks exactly like Elizabeth. You will have to read the book to find out more!
            
Written By: Meagan G.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

GUARDIANS OF GA’HOOLE CHARACTER REVIEW

Soren, the main character, is a barn owl, or tyto alba.he has a young heart and is very wise . his brother, kludd, is always trying to kill him. any chance he gets,he’s off !!!!! soren may be young but at least he has his friends to help him!

Written by: emma P

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret

In this fascinating story there is a girl named Sunny Skylander. She longs to be reunited with her twin sister Starr. With only an old photograph , taken a few days before the girls got separated at age three to guide her, Sunny begins the cross country journey that she has dreamed of during her ten years in various foster homes. Despite encounters with bullies, bus drivers ,and a life threating tornado Sunny somehow manages to keep things alive , only to be faced with a whole different challenge. Sometimes we must let go of our dreams in order to embrace a bigger and better future.



To find out more you will have to read the story!!!  
Written by Avery

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

MockingBird is a touching story about a girl diagnosed with Asbergers.
Caitlin is confused. Is it black or white? Good or bad? Right or wrong? Without Devon,everything in between is confusing. But then it all changes. When she meets Michael and is on the search for closure the whole world is not in black and white. It’s full of color.
Read it to find out more!
Written by Hannah

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo

Book Review on the Tale of Despereaux(DES-PER-O)

      The Tale of Despereaux is about a mouse, a rat, and a princess. Despereaux, the mouse was born afraid of nothing the other mice were afraid of. He never coward, he never scurried. His brother took him to the castle library, and told him to eat the paper. His brother left him there, but instead of eating, he read the paper instead.                     
        Learning about sunshine, and rain, he always was the hero from that point on. But then, he met the princess…
  Made by Tiffany P and Emma P.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn

The Old Willis Place is about this girl named Diana and her little brother named Georgie. All Diana wants is to be this new caretaker’s daughter’s friend. But sadly, she is not allowed to because that is the rules. Georgie keeps reminding Diana that she is not allowed to be friends with Lissa, the caretaker’s daughter, but she doesn’t care. Diana ends up showing poorly dressed self to Lissa and she screams her head off and runs away.  You will have to read the book The Old Willis Place to find out if they ever become friends!

Written By: Meagan Guest

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The School Story by Andrew Clements


The School Story is about a little girl named Natalie and her friend Zoe trying to get Natalie’s book published and they ask their teacher if she could be the leader of their club of trying to get her book published. So they go through lots of trouble and mischief to get Natalie’s book published. And by the end of the story Natalie is sad and happy so…
You have to read the book to find out if Natalie gets her book published!
The End
Written by: Ashley Carrillo

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is about this little boy named Fudge and his older brother named Peter. Fudge is a little troublemaker. He gets into all of Peter’s stuff and destroys it. He eats flowers, draws all over Peter’s school project, and he thinks he can fly. His teeth fell out, and he bled all over. Peter of course was responsible for the incident but he blamed it on Sheila who was also in charge of watching Fudge. You will have to read the book to find out more!

Written by Meagan Guest

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bone by Jeff Smith

 Bone is an amazing graphic novel the one that I read was about their camping and telling ghost stories and one comes up about Bone the amazing adventurer and it shows all the way through his journey with his pet friends. But when he goes to the forest he finds some rats that have really sharp teeth so he defends himself and has time before he wakes back up and so he finds some friends and will he be able to defeat the rat queen and save the forest of animals, read the book to find out!

Written by Ashley C.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Guest Poster: Isabella from Spilling Ink Club


Here Is My I Dare You
This is the one where you have to write about a person who gets a box

One Friday after school, Lynetta took a walk in Rome-Around Park. Suddenly, a man stepped out behind a tree with a sealed box in his hands. His frizzy hair bounced as he speed-walked over to Lynetta before she turned to go back home. Instantly, Lynetta began to jog when she saw the crazy man, but he caught up with her and gently set the box in her hands.
“Don’t let anything happen to this! Come back tomorrow at this exact time and place!” he said, and scurried off.
Lynetta stared at the Styrofoam box with tape sealed around its openings. She noticed a small crack with weak tape and thought, if I took off that tape, I could peek and see what’s inside of there!
She slowly peeled off the tape, and inside she saw twin pearls white as snow. She took them out carefully and had an idea.
The next day, Lynetta hid the pearls in her drawer and replaced them in the box with her mom’s fake pearl earrings. She taped the box back up and rode her bike to the park. The man stood there with his arms folded.
“Here they are! I guarded them with my life,” she said.
The man smiled, took the box, and ran off. Lynetta just grinned.

About the Author:
Isabella Cadena was born in January in Lagoona Hills, California. She loves creative writing and she loves her 4th grade teacher. Some intersting facts are: she has been out of the country before, in Italy. She currently lives in Fort Worth with her 3 siblings: Nadia (7), Ezra (5), and Desmond (who is 2). In her free time she will: WRITE! That's right. She wants to become an amazing New York Award Winning, published author. Her favorite genre is fantasy, so she wants to write something fantasy!

Hunger Games Character Review

The character I chose for this review, is Rue. Rue has a kind, youthful heart.  She may have hidden, but at least she didn’t kill. I was very sad when she died, because she was so young and deserved to live longer.

Written by Emma P

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

THE HUNGER GAMES IS AN AMAZING STORY ABOUT A GIRL WHO GETS DRAWN TO ENTER THE ARENA AND COMPETE IN THE HUNGER GAMES. HER OLDER SISTER KNOWS THAT HER YOUNGER SIBLING WILL GET KILLED SO SHE VOLUNTEERS TO ENTER THE GAMES. THE CAPITOL PICKS A BOY AND A GIRL FROM EACH DISTRICT SO THE TWO TRIBUTES ARE KATNISS EVERDEEN AND PEETA MELLARK. THERE IS ONLY ONE PROBLEM: PEETA AND KATNISS LIKE EACH OTHER. IF THEY KILL EACH OTHER THEY WILL FEEL GUILTY FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. YOU WILL HAVE TO READ THE BOOK THE HUNGER GAMES TO FIND OUT MORE!

Written by Meagan Guest

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The amazing Hunger Games all started by District 13 trying to over run the capitol but they had too much power so they wiped out district 13 by bombing them. Later they started showing everyone how much power they have by showing people were going to put your children in a game and make them kill each other, and they show them were to powerful. So katniss’s
Sister primrose gets picked when she’s only twelve so katniss wants her sister to stay alive so she volunteers and the other tribute is Peeta Mellark and they both are the tributes from district 12.There are 12 districts and a boy and a girl get picked and they train for a whole week at the capitol so they can fight well in the games and so they can at least have a chance to win.  So they go to interviews and then they launch up the tube and the mentors and stylists will never see them again. And at that the Hunger Games start. If you want to know more you have to read the book!
Written by Ashley Carillo

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wolves of the Beyond Lone Wolf by Kathryn Lasky

Wolves of the Beyond is about a wolf pup who’s mother has to run away to have pups. One pup, out of her litter has a malformed paw. A she-wolf from her clan follows her. The she-wolfs job is to get rid of any pups with anything wrong with them.          
The Obea, the name of the she-wolfs job, places him by a river to be eaten. A certain animal finds him and names him……………Faolan.


Written by Emma P

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Heres a review on a book I read called Dork Diaries. The story would mostly take place in a school called Westchester Country Day Middle school. A girl named Nikki Maxwell which is the new girl at the school is always getting bullied by popular and sassy girl, Mackenzie Hollister. When Nikki moved in the school she was apparently stuck by the locker to Mackenzie Hollister’s. Nikki would always be gossiped by people because she has different styles that people think is ugly and weird.  People would always also laugh at things that Nikki do like when she trips and objects tumble every where. Nikki thinks she would never survive a year at her new school that she really doesn’t like. If you read this book I hope you enjoy it!

Written by Tiffany P.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Invention of Hugo Cabret Book Review

  Here’s a review of our read aloud book Hugo Cabret. The Story would mostly take place in Paris in 1972. Hugo’s dad is helping Georges Melies build a robot called the automaton. Hugo’s dad dies on a fire. Now Hugo has to build the robot. Hugo is a orphan he lives in a place beyond the walls of a train station. He tries to solve a mystery of what the Automaton drew.

Written by: Tiffany P.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur


Love, Aubrey is about this girl named Aubrey who lives alone because her father and sister got killed in a car accident and her mother just packed her things and left the household. Aubrey seems to be able to live on her own, but her grandmother doesn’t think she can. She makes Aubrey pack her stuff and come live with her. Aubrey always loved to visit, but she never wanted to live there. With the aid of her loving grandmother and new friends, Aubrey learns that she is not alone, and gradually, she finds the words to express feelings that once seemed impossible to describe. You will have to read the book to find out more!

Written by: Meagan

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Hunger Games Character Review

I would like to review the main character of The Hunger Games. The main character would be Katniss Everdeen. I describe her as a Internal Character because she always thinks inside her head and has thoughts about events happening. She is also a brave character because she would help Peeta her fellow tribute, save his life in the games. 

Written by: Tiffany P.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  Among The Hidden is a book including many mysteries. The people at that time could only have two children because of the population problem. Luke, a shadow child had to hide from the Population Police or else he have to die. One day, Luke tried to look out his bedroom window, in other words the attic, and thought that he saw a face in his neighbor’s home. He decided to go over to their house after everyone was either at school or work. In the house he found a girl named Jen. They became great friends and Luke came over to her house every day. One day, Luke went to Jen’s house and she told him about a rally that she was going to attend. Luke kept trying to stop Jen from going because he knew that she would get killed. Of course Jen, being Jen went to the rally and got killed by the Population Police.
  Luke went to her house the next day, thinking that nobody would be home, and got caught by Jen's father. He tried to hide because her father happened to be part of the Population Police. Thankfully, he did not kill him because Luke was Jen's friend. You will have to read the book Among the Hidden to find out more!
Blog Post Written By: MEAGAN GUEST

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann


The Unwanteds is a risky book. The characters are fun and some are spunky. Each kid has their own talent. Lani is good at art and loves magic battle learning new spells. Alex loves art and wants to start in magical warrior training right away, but he doesn’t expect this he’s the last of his group to get in. Meaghan is amazing at music and was the first to start magical warrior training just like her brother when he got picked as an unwanted 5 years ago.
Unwanteds get picked at a ceremony in Quill, they pick the Wanteds, necessaries , and an Unwanteds  and they pick each one every year and if you're an Unwanted you get to go to Artime where you master skills and learn things that Quill wouldn't let you do like draw or play music. Alex was trying to get his brother to come to Artime so he could live a better life and he tried to convince him that Will Blair was going to go to his dorm and try to kill his brother but it didn't work and he didn't go with Alex so the next day Will went to his cabin and Will tried to kill him but he failed when, the next day the guards came to say thank you because Alex's brother would of been dead and Will lay there almost lifeless.
I would recommend this book to everyone. Hope you enjoyed! And don't forget to read The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; you’ll have to read the book to find out more!

Written by: Ashley Carrillo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Meet Ashley, Blog Contributor

Fave color: blue

Interests: drawing reading shopping

Fave movie: Matrix

Fave music: pop

Fave genre: fantasy

Fav reading quote: Life is to reading books.

Fave author: Suzanne Collins

Fave book: Hunger Games

Luv of reading: I love reading. I always hide a book somewhere so when there's quiet I can read

Why did I choose to do this? I want to show people the great world of books

Totaly random question: 2 wishes
My first wish would be to live in a world of books. Why? So whenever I finish a book I have a new one to read.
My second wish would be to fly so if I run out of books I can fly to get a new one!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet Alexis, Blog Contributor

Fave color:  Light blue

Interests: Drawing, reading, cooking

Fave movie: Green Lantern

Fave music: No country!I crave Party Rock Anthem!

Fave genre:Fantasy

Fave reading quote: "Life is reading to books."

Fave author: Suzanne Collins

Fave book:  Huger Games

Luv of Reading: Reading is awesome! I wish I could read all day everyday.I always stay up past my bedtime reading.

Why did I choose to do this?I want to share my pasion for books with the commuttity.I want people to have the chance to be a good reader.

Totaly Random Question: 2 wishesMy first wish would be to fly.
Why?So I can get around much faster and it would be awesome to have wings.
My second would be to have a never ending suply of mint chocolate ice cream.
I would like this because I love ice cream and Ieat sooo much of it!

Meet Meagan, Blog Contributor

Hey there, wonderful readers! Today, I will introduce you to Meagan, another one of our fearless blog contributors who LUVS to read. Get to know her and leave her some LUV in the comments! 


Name: Meagan


Favorite Color: Yellow


Interests: Art, Music, and Reading


Favorite Movie: Jumanji


Favorite Music: Pop


Favorite Artist: Selena Gomez


Favorite Song: Off The Chain


Favorite Reading Genre: Realistic


Fiction Favorite Book: 11 Birthdays


Favorite Author: Wendy Mass


How Long I Have LUVED Reading: Since Pre-K

Monday, February 20, 2012

Meet Tiffany, Blog Contributor

Name: Tiffany

Favorite color : Violet

Interests: Jump roping and drawing

Favorite sport: soccer and basketball

Favorite movie: Up

Favorite Music: Stereo Hearts

Favorite reading genre: Fantasy

Favorite author: Brian Selznick

Favorite reading quote:
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Richard Steele

How long I have loved reading: 1st Grade

Reason why I wanted to be the contributor for blog:
Because I'm really interested in books

Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet Emma, Blog Contributor

Here's Emma, another one of our blog contributors! Get to know her and see why she LUVS reading so much!
 
Name: Emma
 
Favorite color:  Green and Brown
 
Favorite movie:  Sounder
 
Interests:  Reading,Writing,and Running
 
Favorite music: Coldplay
 
Favorite genre:  Fantasy
 
Favorite author:  Kathren Lasky, Erin Hunter, and Rick Riordan
 
Favorite reading quote:
“The connection between reading speed and comprehension; a film is made up of still images flashed in rapid succession to simulate movement. Slow down the film, and the movement and meaning slows and the film's impact is diminished. Viewers won't learn as much about the film as if it were shown at normal speed. With reading the same thing can happen. When a person reads word by word, like frame by frame, they are not reading on the level of ideas. You need to read on some level that's more conversational and allows things to coalesce into ideas themselves.”

- Doug Evans, Institute of Reading Development

The reason I want to be a blog contributer is because I love reading, and rating books is a dream!!!