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I'm reading Magic Tree House Leprechaun in Late Winter. Annie and Jack are trying to make a girl named Augsta happy because her family is mean to her. They are mean because she brought Jack and Annie into their house and they are poor. Then they found a Leprechaun. I can't wait to find out what happens next! ~Anna Claire S.
I finished Magic Tree House!! Jack and Annie were at a kingdom trying to save Augsta from the Shee. The reason why Augsta got caught from the shee is because Jack said take a lonely girl to a hill. So the shee took Augsta from Jack and Annie. Also Mary told Jack and Annie. Mary was the one who Augsta feels sorry for. Finally a leprechaun arrived blowing the whistle for Jack and Annie's mission. I hope you read it soon. ~Anna Claire S.
Today I read Hour of the Olympics!!!!! Jack and Annie's mission was to go and get the lost book for Morgan.While they were there Annie andJack found out that girls was not allowed to act in a play, go to school,and lots of other stuff. Annie about got arrested for that!!!!!!But a horse saved Annie!!!! Yay! They were very lucky!
Anna Claire- You are reading like crazy!! I love it!!! Keep it up!
I just read Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret. It is about a girl who has just started a new school. She met 2 girls. One of them was mean. One of them was nice. She has a little brother that she does not like. She has a secret that she doesn't tell until the end. ~Olivia G.
Olivia- You didn't find out the secret till the very end? Oh, this makes me want to read it and find out what the secret is. Thanks for leaving your comment. Keep reading!!
I just read Geronimo Stilton Singing Sensation.It is about a mouse who likes to sing in the shower.Another mouse heard him singing while he was walking by. He signs Geronimo up for the Mouse Island Idol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-Kayden S.
I love Geronimo Stilton!
Great job Kayden! Your comment makes me want to read this book. It sounds like it is funny. Keep reading!!
I am reading Shredderman! So far I have started Shredderman and it seems like the characters are Nolan, Bubba and Mr. Green! Bubba is a bully and he pushes people around! Sophie H.
Keep reading Sophie! Shredderman is so good!
Shredderman! What I think about the book? It is really good, that's what I think. In the first chapter it tells about Bubba Bixby. It said he is mean and he pushes people around.
Arturo-I'm so glad that you came to school to read with us. You will love Shredderman. Keep reading!
I'm reading Dork Diaries!! Valentines is coming up soon. Nicki wants to ask Brandon out to the biggest dance of the year.Nicki was trying to get tickets,but they were already sold out.So she she could not give it to her two best friends.Also her friends gave her tickets.Yay!What is going to happen next?Anna Claire S.
I have never heard of Dork Diaries! I am going to look for it in the library. So did Brandon go to the dance with Nicki? Keep reading!
I just finished reading Ida B. and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster, and (possibly) save the world! At least I think that's what it said! It's about this girl named Ida B. (obviously!) and she has a really fun, care free life. She is homeschooled because of an incident in kindergarten. But one day at home she finds out some shocking news that turns her whole world upside down. Promises are broken, her family is stressed, and now she has to go to SCHOOL! To find out what happens next read Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan! - Collin T.
Collin-Love your post! I want to read about Ida B. I love to maximize fun, avoid disaster and save the world!! I'm so glad your are reading this summer, and blogging about it. Keep it up!
I am reading The Hunger Games, I really like this book because it tells you exactly what is going on and it all makes since. This book is fun to read because it is all about adventure. I'm not really in to far on the great book so I can't tell you much, but something I can tell you is it's reaping day and Katnissis sister, prim gets drawn to go fight with all the other districts in the country, but she is only 12 years old! So Katniss steps up and goes to fight instead of her sister, I mean if that doesn't show leadership I don't know what does! to find out what happens read The Hunger Games. -Macey Wyler
I've read that book and it's AWESOME! I love it all. It is by far one of my favorite books. - Collin T.
One of my favorite books too!! Thank you Macey for reminding me about it. Keep reading!!
Macey,I am a huge Hunger Games fan! I think you are right about Katniss being a leader. I wonder how far you are in the book. Do you think Katniss knew she was capable of being such a leader or do you think she did what she had to do to protect her sister? Also-how do you think Katniss has changed from the beginning of the book to where she is now?
Love the leadership and the compassion that she shows the "underdog" throughout the story. Keep Reading! ~Mrs. Gadberry
I read Cinderella and the mean queen. I loved this book because it brings it in to the future. cinderellais more wild in this version. i like the other version but I like this one better. Hannah W.
Hannah- Sounds like an updated version of Cinderella. Love that idea! Hope you are having a fun summer! Keep reading and blogging! You are doing a great job.
I'm reading Dork Diary's!! Nicki got a f in biology!! But she was trying to ask Brandon out to the Sweet Heart Dance. Also in swim class she wore her little sister's swimming trunks. They could not get it off her but they got it off her !!!!What else is going to happen?
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Anna Claire S.
I read The Mysterious Valentine. Louanne Pig got a valentine in the mail, and didn't know who it was from. She tried to figure out if it was someone from her class, but it was from her dad along. emma g
Emma- This sounds like a sweet book! Thanks for telling us about it. Keep reading!
Trying to keep up with all this fantastic reading! I just completed From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg.Olivia G. this a book about a secret and solving a mystery! My favorite quote was about adventure being like vacation..."Some people spend all their time on vacation taking pictures so that when they get home they can show their friends evidence that they had a good time. They don't pause to let the vacation enter inside them and take that home." (pg 140)
This week in Sherdderman, Nolan is doing a project about the bully named Bubba! When he got home from school in the afternoon he told his mom about his project but he didn't want her to tell dad! So he said to keep it a seacret and she did. Sophie H.
You are doing great job reading this summer!! Do you like doing projects in school? What was your favorite one? Keep reading!!
I just finished Dork Diary.Brandon asked Nicki to the dance!! But he got the flu. She went to the dance with her two best friends.Brandon thought Nicki was the one who had the flu.Also Mackinzie was doing it the whole time!!!!! Last but not least Nicki was Sweet Heart princess!!!!!!!!! Anna Claire S.
Anna Claire- You are reading so much this summer!! I bet your mom is proud of you. I know I am! I always look forward to your posts so I can learn about new books. Dork Diary sounds like a great book! Keep reading!
I just read Counting By Sevens. It started off really sad, but it had a great ending. Now I'm reading The Maze Runner. I have only one chapter left and I can't wait to start the next one!!!
I just finished Junie B. Jones.Junie B.'s classmate Jim didn't invite Junie B. to his birthday party.But he had to. Also Junie B. didn't want to go.So she went to her Grampa Miller to work. She had a fun time!!!!! Anna Claire S.
I love Junie B Jones!! She is one of my favorite characters. What are you reading now?
I read Shredderman. In the last chapter I read, Bubba told Nolan to do his homework but Nolan said no and Bubba slugged Nolan in the stomach. When they left Nolan found out he had video taped Bubba doing something bad. He had done it!
Don't forget to leave your name at the end of your post so we can put your name in the drawing!
This week in Shredderman I read chapter 5 though 7. The book is good. Nolan got some pictures of Bubba being bad in the school.
Don't forget to put your name at the end of your blog so we can put your name in the drawing for the Book Fair gift card!
I just finished And The Mountains Echoes by Khaled Hosseini. It is about families being separated and then years later they reconnect. I also finished The Giver by Lois Lowry, I've been wanting to read this book. I can't wait to start Gathering Blue...off to the library.
Okay 4th graders...soon to be 5th graders...anyone who was in my reading group this year finish the Shiloh series of books by Phyllis Naylor? It has been bothering me that I didn't know what happened to that dog. WELL, now I know! I am so glad I read all 3 books. I highly recommend this series to everyone! -Tonya Wyler
I just finished reading The Ninth Ward by Jewell P. Rhodes. It is about a girl who lives in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits the city. She lives in the Ninth Ward which is in one of the lowest parts of the city. Read this book to see if she and her loved ones survive. You will be surprised. ~Mrs. Gadberry
Hello my name is Sophie H. and today I read ShredderMan! In ShredderMan he was going to make some confetti because he saw on his website that only two people had seen it! So the next day he got the confetti ready with the website name! You will never guess how he threw the confetti!
Way to go!! I love ShredderMan.
I finished Junie B. Jones Captain Field Day!!!!I It's about how one day it was Field Day. Also Junie B. was captain. They kept on losing! But crybaby William won because he did eleven push ups!!!! They had a fun time!!!! Anna Claire S.
Today I read the last three chapters of ShredderMan! When it was lunch time he had to wait in the line in order to get his lunch!He did not like it because that toke a lot of time! Then Mr. Green, Nolan's teacher, figured out who was ShredderMan DUN DUN DUN! Can you guess? SophieH
The book I wanted to read was not available so I decided to read Counting By Sevens. I choose this book because Mrs. Taylor commented that she had read it. It was very good. It is sad at the beginning and it will have you crying again at the end, but this time happy tears.
I finally got the book I wanted from the library, Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. It is about an orphan, Kira who has a talent for needle work. There is mystery and secrets. You will need to read this story to uncover them.
I just finished Dork Diary!! Did you know that Nicki went to jail. But she got out of jail. Next she was on T.V!!! Then went on vacation with her family. When Mackinzie and Nicki were racing each other Nicki came in first place!!! Finally Brandon was moving. But They actually had fun time!!!! Anna Claire S.
I decided to reread The Red Badge of Courage. I had to read this in high school. The story takes place during the Civil War. It is about a boy named Henry. He has joined the army. It is about how he feels before, during and after the battle. The author paints a really good picture. A great book. I did find myself rereading passages quite often.
Just finished the Messenger by Lois Lowry. This was a very good book. This story ties the characters from The Giver and Gathering Blue together. The ending was surprising. If you haven't read these stories...you should!
Number The Stars by Lois Lowry was a good story. It is set in Denmark during World War II. This is a story about friendship and bravery during the Nazi occupation. If you like historical fiction then you will like this story.
I just finished One and Only Ivan. Ivan lives at a zoo at the mall. Also he had a friends named Stella and Bob. But Stella died.Thats okay cause Ruby joined along. Finally they had to move to a different zoo.But they had a happy ever after!!! Anna Claire S.