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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child did not disappoint! J.K. Rowling is back to give Harry Potter fans a glimpse into what happened after Harry and his friends left Hogwarts. Readers follow the script for the stage play and journey along with the children of Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Draco.  Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy become fast friends on the Hogwart’s Express and discover their desire to please their father’s will lead them down a dangerous path. My favorite part was learning the secrets of Lord Voldemort after all these years!  If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you will love reading what happened to your favorite characters after they defeated dark magic and left Hogwarts. So grab your wand, say Accio, and start reading!                                    -Ms. Logan

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library has easily become one of my favorite new books! Eccentric, game loving Mr. Lemoncello is opening a library and the whole town is buzzing about it. Kyle and his friends have entered an essay contest to be the first patrons to set foot in the highly anticipated library. They can’t believe their luck when they are chosen, but quickly wonder what is happening when their only escape is to win one of Mr. Lemoncello’s crazy games.  I love how there are so many references to all my other favorite books throughout! I wish I could be locked in such a fun library!  Get a copy of this fun book and find out who wins the game!                                      -Ms. Logan

I read Riding Freedom by Pam Muuoz Ryan.This story is Realistic Fiction because it is a story that uses made up characters such as Charlotte and Hayward and it can happen in real life. This story is about  a baby and her name is Charlotte. She grew up in a foster home because her mom and dad died. Then, she meet somebody named Hayward they meet at a horse farm. Next, she ran away from the foster home because her foster mom was mean to her she was the only one that did the chores. Will she come back home or stay gone forever? Read this great book to find out! I highly recommend this book!                                                                                                                                                                          -Lilly

I am reading  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney. This book is realistic fiction because this can happen in real life . There is a Valentine’s Day dance at school and Greg is asking everyone left and right if the would be his date but it gets worse every time. Will he get a date in time? Read to find out.                                                                -Kenya

I read Shark Attack by Dorling Kindersley. This is an informational story because it tells facts about sharks. Sharks can severely injure a human but sharks don’t often attack people it is a 25- 50 percent chance. Shark attacks happen about 10 times in 2 years. That is a long time for only 10 shark attacks! A story about sharks has been passed down from generation this is the story. One day a scuba diver in the sea was watching and studying sharks. The shark was a great white shark and he got way too close so the shark came up and bit him. He tried to get his gun but it was too late because the shark bite him on the belt were the gun was. The shark took his belt off and threw it down to the bottom of the ocean. Then, the shark let go and the scuba diver tried to gasp for air and the shark came back and dragged him under the water. The was a gun in the distance. It was out of bullets but he poked it in the eye and it let go and the man got back on the boat and went to the hospital. He got 209 stitches. It is a true story and I highly recommend this book because it tells a lot of cool facts and stories on sharks!!!                                          -Landon

I read the book Lucy’s Holiday Surprise  by IIene Copper. This story  is realistic fiction because it uses made up characters such as Bobby, Lucy the dog, and Red, but could happen in real life. Bobby’s parents went to adopt two baby boys from the hospital. Part of the book is how Lucy made a friend and how Bobby’s sister takes Lucy the dog for a walk. My favorite part was when kids made a dog snowman with a body, legs, feet, a nose, and last a mouth. If you like dogs you should really get this book and also if you want to know how Bobby and Lucy’s Christmas is so far you should get this book to find out.    -Julio

I read Detective LaRue Letters from Investigation by Mark Teague.This book is a mystery because you don’t find out what happens to the cats until the end. First, Mrs. Hibbins cats go missing. Next, Ike the dog gets put in jail because he was framed for kidnapping the cats. Then, while he was in jail he had a bubble bath and pizza while writing to his owner Mrs. Larue saying how miserable he was when he really wasn’t. Is the mystery solved at the end? I highly recommend this book because it made me want to read on and find out where the cats were.                                                                                     -Gavin

I read Junie B. Jones First Grader Shipwrecked by Barbara Park. This story is realistic fiction because it has fake characters but could really happen. First , Junie’s school was doing parent night and the kids in Junie’s class were doing a play about Christopher Columbus. Junie picked the Pinta boat. She picked the Pinta because the Pinta is the fastest ship and she wanted to be the fastest and the star of the play. Next, May (a girl in her class that is mean) picked the part of the Santa Maria. Junie got mad because she did not know that the Santa Maria was the one who carried Columbus. When the play finally began the next day Junie was competing with May about who was the better boat. Suddenly, they they started running around and crashed. To find out what happens next you should read the book.I highly recommend this book for you. It is funny and awesome.                                                                                                                                          -Abbie

 I read Pony Pals.The author is Jeanne Betancourt. This story is realistic fiction. I know this is realistic because there are made up characters such as Anna, Lulu,and Pam. However,  it can happen in real life. First,There are three girls named Anna, Lulu, and Pam. Then,the girls have horses and  their names are Acorn, Snow White, and Lighting. Next, there are twins named Jonnie and Haley.They try to buy Acorn, but Anna tried to keep her grades up to keep Acorn. The question is…Will Anna keep her grades up to keep Acorn? I recommend this book because whoever loves horses will love to read this book.                     -Lilly

I read The Sign Of The Crooked Arrow by Franklin W. Dixon. This story is mystery because it is a story that has a problem not solved until the end. Frank goes to work at a car repair shop and he sees a sign of the crooked arrow on the engine. Frank showed his dad the sign on the engine so they got a note from some workers at a farm saying people are going missing and they want to know why. I highly recommend this book!  Read it and you will find out what happened to the workers.                                                            -Denny

I read  Holes by Louis Sachar. This story is realistic fitshion because it is a story that uses made up characters, but it could happen in real life. Stanley went in public and stole someone’s shoes. Stanley got punished and had to go on a 9 hour long bus ride with handcuffs on and that wasn’t even his punishment. Now Stanley writes to his mom. Now every day Stanley has to dig a hole 5 feet down and a 5 feet wide. I highly recommend this book!                                                                                                     -Gavin
I read Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. This story is realistic fiction because it uses made up characters, but could happen in real life. Madeline was in an orphanage with lots of kids. One day she started crying in the middle of the night. Then she had to get rushed to the hospital. Find out out what will happen next if you read this book. I highly recommend this book because it is an awesome book and has a good ending!                     -Abbie

I read Animals Up Close   by Igor Siwanowicz.  This story is nonfiction because this book tells you facts about how animal live. It gives information about scorpion babies molting their exoskeleton. It also tells us about Red Eye Tree Frog and how it eats flies. The book gives  you information about Hermit Crabs. They use their shell to protect their soft body from things that will eat them.  You should really read this book if you like animals.  It will teach you how to take care of animals and about other things you might know.  I highly recommend this book because if you are trying to learn about animals it could help you.                                                                                                                                                             -Alex

I read Kimo by Margo Sorenson.  The book is  a mystery because it is a suspenseful story with a problem not solved until the end. Here is some reasons you should get this book. Kimo repeatedly returns to the forbidden beach though he knows it’s a sacred  Hawaiian place. On this beach he carefully reached out and felt a .fishing line. Someone had tied fishing line across the path. Suddenly, Kimo’s muscles tightened. Someone or something-was watching him. Someone didn’t want him here. If you want to know who was watching Kimo then you should get this book right away to find out.                         -Tallen

I read a book called Morris Goes To School by B.Wiseman today.This story is a fantasy because it has a talking moose.The moose cannot talk right so he goes to school.But when he did he learned to talk and count right.So now every time he goes to the candy store he can talk and count right.I think you should read this book!                          -Maddie

     The 52 Storey Treehouse was amazing!  Andy Griffiths is absolutely my favorite author!  This book is a fantasy because it is about “flying fried egg cars” and being locked in a “talking vegetable’s” dungeon.  First, Andy and Terry introduce you to their treehouse(which if you didn’t know it has 52 rooms). They also realize Mr. Big Nose (their publisher) hasn’t told them when their book is due.  So they investigate, look for clues, and realize, a piece of lettuce is a clue.  They also find a caterpillar who witnessed the crime.  Next, they bring the bug to Jill, their friend who can talk to animals. But she has been cursed with a spell that will make her sleep for 100 years. So, they realized that she needed to be kissed by a prince, and the only prince nearby is “Prince Potato”. So, they dress up like vegetables. Though, when everybody finds out they are not vegetables, the vegetable kingdom is not too happy.  Last, they are thrown in a dungeon.  That isn’t very good, though Terry thinks that is magnificent because they found Mr. Big Nose.  They have found a way out , catepillar to the rescue. He eats the door down.  But just then the guards come to take them away.  Since the vegetables were mad at the people for eating them, they decided they would have some “human stew”.  So they heated up the water and threw them in a pot.  But they found a way out.  When is our next book due? Asked Terry.  5:00 said Mr. Big Nose so they wrote their book and Terry’s ninja snails delivered it.  In conclusion, I think this a very funny fictional book.  If you are a person who likes fictional fantasy books, I recommend this book for you.                                       -Emma

The One and Only Ivan is amazing! The book is about animals.There is 2 elephants,a dog,a gorilla named Ivan. There is a elephant named Ruby she is a baby elephant she loves the other elephant named Stella.There is a elephant named Stella but she passed away and everyone is really upset .There is a dog named Bob he used to live on the streets.Ivan and Ruby and Bob lives at a mall in a cage.But a lady came and took Ruby and Ivan to a zoo so Ruy,Bob,and Ivan can’t see each other anymore.Ivan is with other gorillas and Bob is alone and Ruby is with other elephants.The lady takes really good care of Ivan.Ivan is scared to meet the other gorillas but he meets them and they throw sticks and be mean to him but then Ivan meets them again and now they are getting alone together.That is some of the book i read about.You should read it!!You will love it!!!                                -Peyton

I read a bad case of stripes by David Shannon. This story is a fantasy because it could not happen in real life. Camilla wanted to please everyone on the first day of school;so her body reacted by becoming striped. Lots of people tried to help her,and each time Camilla’s body reacted even worse. Camilla was finally cured when she pleased herself and ate some lima beans. I think you should read this book.                                    -Maddi

I read a book about Ten Christmas Tales by Eva Moore. This story is realistic fiction because a women could not ride a broom or make stuff appear.The women wanted to impress the little kids so she could get her way but when she tried it she tried so hard nobody changed their minds. I really liked the part of the book when they made snow cones.The thing that was funny was when Katrina fell into a pile of snow.It was funny because when she came out with snow covering her from head to toe she looked like a snow monster.I think you should read this amazing book it’s the best book in the whole wide world.If i loved it you will to.               -Maddi

I’m reading Swindle. Swindle is a fun book. Swindle’s author is Gordan Korman. This book is fiction. This book is about two dogs that can talk. They’re both scared of comodo dragons. The two dogs names are Ben & Griffin. They’re trying to figure out if someone is spying on them because they heard a sound in the trash can. Griffin was looking around the house they thought it was a person.T he sound was getting louder when then got closer.                                       -Daniel

I read Frog and Toad Together and it is one idea is Toad make a list of thing to do and he was getting the list out and it blow away and Frog went to go get it but the wind keep going so Frog could not catch it.                                                -Desiree

I am reading  The Boxcar Children The Mystery Cruise. It’s really interesting because they go on a cruise and look around and not go to the pool. Why are they doing a fire drill? You should read The Boxcar Children The Mystery Cruise.                                      -Mara

I am reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This story is a fantasy. There is a girl who gets bullied in school. Her family is poor and her family is struggling to get food for everyone so they don’t starve. So they tried and tried to get money but it always ends badly. The next day they had now food but the little sister said it is okay because god is with us no matter what.                                      -Graci

    I am reading “Who Could That Be At This Hour’’ by Limony Snicket. It is about Snicket. Snicket is trying to crack a case. He is finding clues everywhere. He is finding clues on buildings, people, and even letters! How will he find the criminal? Read the book to find out!                                                   -Darion

I am reading Magic Tree House #42, A Good Night For Ghosts, by Mary Pope Osborne.This book is about how Jack and Annie have to help “The King Of Jazz” because Jack and Annie need to put him on the right path and give his gift to the world. So Jack and Annie find themselves in white shirts and black trousers with suspenders. They said,”we must be in New Orleans. So then they find The King Of Jazz, which is named Dipper. Then they follow him around and help him with his chores or jobs. Every time Dipper was done with a job, he said  “thanks for all the help, I will see you to in the morning,” but Annie always said “wait, we want to help you some more.” Then Dipper said “come on”. So now they have helped with about 5 jobs.                            -Mary

I am reading a book called Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park today.This story is fiction because it could not happen in real life and the characters are not real. Junie B. Jones went to go meet her teacher and know what school is about and how it works. So when they got there Junie B. Jones and her teacher started talking about what school was about and how it works. After they got done talking about that they started talking about the bus so then Junie B asked where the bus went and no one answered her so she screamed and threw a fit.                   -Maddi

I am reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin. It is realistic fiction because this can happen in real life. It talks about Rebecca Randall visiting her aunt Miranda. She wants to please her aunt. She cannot follow her aunt’s strict rules. Something goes wrong. You can read Rebecca’s journey too.              -Kenya

  I am reading Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff today. This story is good book because it has horses in the book. One of the baby horse  could not get up because her legs trembled under her which could not let her stand up that is why she is falling. The baby horse could not open her eyes to get up and it was dark outside so she could not see in the dark that is what made her fall. Her mother came back from getting all washed up and now it is day time and now the baby horse can try to stand up. I think you should read this book.               -Shelbie

I am reading Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day, by Barbara Park. It is about field day. In the beginning Junie is happy and wakes up her baby brother because she is being crazy and screaming. In the middle Junie calls her friend Grace and thinks she is sick because her dad was on the phone instead of her, but then Grace got on the phone and was bragging that she was the fastest runner in room 9. At the end Room 9 wins the field day event and Jonathan becomes captain of  field day and stronger than everybody in room because he won the pull up bar event for room 9. You should go check out this book it’s amazing!!!!       -Peyton

I read Magic with Bed and Biscuit by Noah Z. Jones. The characters in the story are ErnestGabby,  Milly, and Sir Walter. He gets new animals like a dog, pig, and cat. What animal do you think he will get? Will it be a baby or a grown one? what will happen to it?Will there be some magic? There are lot of questions in this book.       -Larkyn

   The 52 Storey Treehouse was amazing!  Andy Griffiths is absolutely my favorite author!  This book is a fantasy because it is about “flying fried egg cars” and being locked in a “talking vegetable’s” dungeon.  First, Andy and Terry introduce you to their treehouse(which if you didn’t know it has 52 rooms). They also realize Mr. Big Nose (their publisher) hasn’t told them when their book is due.  So they investigate, look for clues, and realize, a piece of lettuce is a clue.  They also find a caterpillar who witnessed the crime.  Next, they bring the bug to Jill, their friend who can talk to animals. But she has been cursed with a spell that will make her sleep for 100 years. So, they realized that she needed to be kissed by a prince, and the only prince nearby is “Prince Potato”. So, they dress up like vegetables. Though, when everybody finds out they are not vegetables, the vegetable kingdom is not too happy.  Last, they are thrown in a dungeon.  That isn’t very good, though Terry thinks that is magnificent because they found Mr. Big Nose.  They have found a way out , catepillar to the rescue. He eats the door down.  But just then the guards come to take them away.  Since the vegetables were mad at the people for eating them, they decided they would have some “human stew”.  So they heated up the water and threw them in a pot.  But they found a way out.  When is our next book due? Asked Terry.  5:00 said Mr. Big Nose so they wrote their book and Terry’s ninja snails delivered it.  In conclusion, I think this a very funny fictional book.  If you are a person who likes fictional fantasy books, I recommend this book for you.                  -Emma Kate

I read Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. This story is realistic fiction. It has made up characters but could really happen. First, Raina wanted a baby sister so bad. She got a baby sister but they did not like each other. They named the new sister Amara. When Amara turned five her parents let her get a snake. On their way back from the pet shop the snake got loose in the car. They could not find where it was. They decided to take a road trip to California to see their cousins. They packed up and went. Amara did not tell Raina about their being a snake in the car so when she told her she was so scared to even move. But they made it to California. They saw their cousins but they did not like each other. The father had gotten a call saying he is fired from his job. He tried to look for a job and got one so they back to their home so he could go to work. Raina sat down in her seat and Amara yelled “Mom I found the snake.” Read this book and you will find out. I highly recommend this book for you. It is very funny.                     -Abbie

Today I read No Girl Allowed. Sister bear was  sad because brother bear was trying to hide from sister bear. Sister bear was looking for brother bear and his friend and sister bear saw them making a club for boys only and she was sad. I think that you will like the book if you read it.                        -Sloane

Cinderella is one awesome book! In this story Cinderella gets an invitation from the prince saying that every maiden in the kingdom has to attend the ball. When the stepmother gets the invitation from Cinderella she assigns a whole lot of chores and Cinderella can not go to the ball until they are done. Cinderella goes outside and starts to cry and all the sudden out pops a fairy godmother! The fairy godmother makes her a gown, carriage, horse, and a coachman. Then she goes to the ball and the fairy godmother gives her till 12 and she lost her slipper. The prince goes and looks for her but her stepmother locks her in her room and she gets out and when the prince is there. Guess what she is the queen! I recommend this book to everyone!           -AnnaBelle

The book I love is Can Kids Save the Earth? This book talks about how we can help our community and environment. It gives many suggestions how to help. It really tears your attention from many things once you read it because it makes you feel pitiful towards the environment. The words in it are simple, but fit together nicely. I can make a big connection because I find litter in my neighborhood. All in all, this book is a nice book to read to get communal ideas and help the environment! If you like informational books, you will love this one.                     -David

 I am reading Big Nate On a Roll. The author is Lincoln Pierce. Big Nate is trying not to get in trouble because he’s having bad luck today and he really doesn’t like it. So Big Nate got  promoted to draw posters in a club and became an artist. I can connect because at my school every time I go to art my teacher encourages me to draw a beautiful picture. I think Nate will become an artist and will feel very happy.                    -Uriel 

     The 52 Storey Treehouse was amazing!  Andy Griffiths is absolutely my favorite author!  This book is a fantasy because it is about “flying fried egg cars” and being locked in a “talking vegetable’s” dungeon.  First, Andy and Terry introduce you to their treehouse(which if you didn’t know it has 52 rooms). They also realize Mr. Big Nose (their publisher) hasn’t told them when their book is due.  So they investigate, look for clues, and realize, a piece of lettuce is a clue.  They also find a caterpillar who witnessed the crime.  Next, they bring the bug to Jill, their friend who can talk to animals. But she has been cursed with a spell that will make her sleep for 100 years. So, they realized that she needed to be kissed by a prince, and the only prince nearby is “Prince Potato”. So, they dress up like vegetables. Though, when everybody finds out they are not vegetables, the vegetable kingdom is not too happy.  Last, they are thrown in a dungeon.  That isn’t very good, though Terry thinks that is magnificent because they found Mr. Big Nose.  They have found a way out , catepillar to the rescue. He eats the door down.  But just then the guards come to take them away.  Since the vegetables were mad at the people for eating them, they decided they would have some “human stew”.  So they heated up the water and threw them in a pot.  But they found a way out.  When is our next book due? Asked Terry.  5:00 said Mr. Big Nose so they wrote their book and Terry’s ninja snails delivered it.  In conclusion, I think this a very funny fictional book.  If you are a person who likes fictional fantasy books, I recommend this book for you.                                                -Emma Kate

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