Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Club

Uh-oh. School started again. :( I won't have a lot of new posts. Keep checking back because... BOOK CLUB! I'm in 4th grade now. This year, we have Book Club! We have some awesome projects to do. You know what this means! No, you don't get donuts. But, you do get, MORE BOOK REVIEWS!!! I'm already forming a "Book Club" pile. :D Check back soon!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

True... Sort of

True (...Sort of), is not a sequel to Ida B. This book, I actually read after Ida B, and I like it much more. 

True (...Sort of) is about a girl named Delly (Delaware) Pattison. Delly was trouble, but soon she started to feel like trouble--a bad feeling. Delly is a mischief-maker. She loves adventure and surpresents (a present that's a surprise; the best kind possible). 

When the Boyds move into town, it was Delly's biggest surpresent. Brud Kinney plays basketball with Ferris Boyd every Sunday until Delly shakes it up a bit. This book tells a story of two friends (and a third, and fourth--RB and Brud, a basketball loving boy). Ferris helps Delly not fight, but as well, learns an important lesson.

I like how the author (Katherine Hannigan) wrote this story. I especially like the Dellyictionary at the back (to explain words like surpresents). It's fun to call my brother Delly names like bugbotherer.

 This book does not come out until May 15, 2011, but I am lucky because my friend gave me a "ADVANCED READER'S EDITION NOT FOR SALE" copy.

            I recommend this for third grade and up (8+.) 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

'love that dog' is about a boy named Jack, still young and learning who read a poem called 'love that boy' by a man named Walter Dean Myers. From then on, Jack was inspired.Considering poetry was a new experience for Jack, I was surprised when I begun learning from Jacks words.

'love that dog' is actually inspired by 'love that boy.' Jack chose to write about his old dog Sky, that sadly passed. Jack was still emotionally attached to Sky, so grabbed his grief, and threw it on to a piece of paper.

I like this quote-
"Sometimes  when you are trying  not to think about something  it keeps popping back in your head  you can't help it  you think about it  and  think about it  and  think about it  until your brain  feels like  a squashed pea."

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cam Jansen

The Book
Can you take a picture with your head and memorize it? Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds, by Dave A. Adlar, is a mystery book. Cam is called Cam because her brain works like a CAMera. Get it? CAM-era?! Haha! There are people who robbed a jewelery store and Cam takes a picture of the thief's in her brain. Then, she follows them to their house. The police show up and take the jewels. Find out more in the book. On a scale of 1-10, I give this book an 8. It almost, ALMOST, felt like I was in the book.

                                        -Miss J