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Student Book Review: Max’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron

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Winning Book Review
Ages 9-10 Runner-Up
Submitted by Sukriti V.

Review of Max’s Story by W. Bruce Cameron

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5 Stars

You should read this book if you’re in the mood for: Nature & Animals

What did you like about this book?
Celebrating animals through art!

Who were the main character(s)? Which one(s) were your favorite? Why?
Max- the dog, Clarity-the girl, Clarity’s mother- Gloria

Other kids should read this book because…
It is a sensational book about animals and friendship.

This book reminds me of A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

Your thoughts on the book:
This book has valuable lessons on friendship and I treasure it very much! My favorite part was when Max was adopted from the animal shelter by a loving artistic girl!

I recommend this book for kids in these grades:
4th & 5th

 

Student Book Review: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

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Ages 9-10 Grand Prize
Submitted by Evelyn N.

Review of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

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5 Stars

You should read this book if you’re in the mood for: Mystery, Action, Humor & Superheroes

What did you like about this book?
I liked how the main character Doreen has the power of a squirrel. She can jump really high, is stronger and faster than normal people, climbs trees with retractable claws, likes nuts, and has a bushy tail. It fun to read more about the Marvel comic universe. Squirrel Girl is awesome, because she is funny, nice, and brave.

Who were the main character(s)? Which one(s) were your favorite? Why?
Doreen Green – age 14 also known as Squirrel Girl.
Ana Sophia – age 14 Doreen’s best human friend.
Tippy-Toe – Doreen’s sidekick squirrel
Mike Romanger – age 14 goes to Doreen’s school and is really grumpy
Tippy-Toe is my favorite because she a squirrel and is the leader of her clan. Tippy-Toe is powerful and trustworthy.

Other kids should read this book because…
If you like Marvel movies, squirrels, mystery or nuts you should read this book.

This book reminds me of the Marvel movies, especially Captain Marvel.

Your thoughts on the book:
It was fun to finally read a book about a girl superhero. I don’t find many girl superhero books.

I recommend this book for kids in these grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th

Student Book Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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Ages 7-8 Runner-Up
Submitted by J.A.

Review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

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You should read this book if you’re in the mood for: Humor

What did you like about this book?
It was funny, exciting, and cool.

Who were the main character(s)? Which one(s) were your favorite? Why?
Greg Heffley, Rowley Jefferson, and Chirag Gupta. Rowley was my favorite because he is in middle school and he acts like a 6- or 7-year-old.

Other kids should read this book because…
it is hilarious. The characters do silly things and lots of weird stuff that will make kids laugh.

Your thoughts on the book:
It is great, I like the artwork, and it looks like a comic book, too.

I recommend this book for kids in these grades:
2nd
3rd
4th

Student Book Review: The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2) by Kazu Kibuishi

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Ages 7-8 Runner-Up
Submitted by Page B.

Review of The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet #2) by Kazu Kibuishi

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5 Stars

You should read this book if you’re in the mood for: Magic, Action & Fantasy

What did you like about this book?
It had mystical creatures and had a lot of suspense.

Who were the main character(s)? Which one(s) were your favorite? Why?
The main characters are Emily, the Elf King and Leon. My favorite is Emily because she is strong and powerful and she is very loving and kind.

Other kids should read this book because…
It is an exciting book to read and it is very magical.

Your thoughts on the book:
Emily’s mom had been poisoned and she had to find the right antidote but the Elf King was trying to stop her. She was very brave and was able to save her mom.

I recommend this book for kids in these grades:
2nd
3rd
4th

Student Book Reviews: Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys by Stephanie Greene and Roth Sisson

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Ages 7-8 Grand Prize
Submitted by Ruby-Claire C.

Review of Princess Posey and the First Grade Boys by Stephanie Greene and Roth Sisson

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5 Stars

You should read this book if you’re in the mood for: Fiction

What did you like about this book?
I liked this book because it has drama and fun. I like Princess Posey’s character because she can be serious, sad, mad, and funny.

Who were the main character(s)? Which one(s) were your favorite? Why?
The main characters were Posey, Grace, Ava, Nicky, Henry, and Ms. Lee. Posey was my favorite because even though she has problems she is nice and tries hard.

Other kids should read this book because…
It is easy to finish and it is funny. If you like fiction, tutu’s, and a girl and her friends, read this book.

Your thoughts on the book:
I think that Posey learns a lesson in this book. You should not call people names. It is not nice.

I recommend this book for kids in these grades:
K
1st
2nd
3rd

How to Bribe Your Kids to Read

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We don’t really mean you should bribe your kids to read! 

However, we do think reading is one of the best activities for kids to engage in outside of school. Some kids naturally gobble up books, but some need more encouragement to read than others.

So here are five tips to get your kids to read

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