Monday, November 23, 2009

The Top 50 Questions Kids Ask 3rd through 5th grade by Dr. Susan Bartell

This book is a great book for parents. It answers the 50 most asked questions by kids and Dr. Susan answers them all. The questions are broken down into various chapters like 'Who's in charge?" and "I'm Scared", but my favorite chapter is"Nag, Nag, Nag". I recommend this book to any parent with a child from third to fifth grade. When you read this book you will understand why children ask these questions, and Dr. Susan Bartell will give you a psychological answer.


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Inkheart is a great book. It is about this man named Mo who has such a great talent. When he reads about the characters and objects they come out of the book. There is only one problem, when something comes out of the book, something must go in. One night when he was reading to his daughter Meggie and his wife, a character came out from the book and his wife went in. One night Dustfinger, the character Mo read out of the book the day his wife disappeared, showed up at Mo's house and asked to be read back into the book. Mo's problem was that he couldn't read things back into the book, he could only read them out.

One day Meggie and Mo went to Aunt Eleanor's house so Mo could help fix her books. Meggie realized she has the same talent as her dad so she decided to help Dustfinger.

Will helping Dustfinger hurt Meggie? Will Mo realize Meggie has great talent? Will Mo and Meggie rescue their wife and mother back from the book? Read Inkheart to find out. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and who likes long and detailed books.

I recommend it if you are in fourth grade or higher.

I got to go read some more,


Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

This book is about a boy named Bud who lives in an orphanage. Bud's mom used to have these flyers of a man singing and rocks with dates on them. Before she put Bud in the orphanage she gave him the rocks and the flyers. Bud thought the man in the flyers was his dad. One day after Bud was adopted and was living with this family, Bud decided to run away because he hated his adopted family. At night, a man driving by saw him and stopped to give Bud a lift. The man took Bud back to his house for the night. The next day the man drove Bud to a bar where Bud believed he would find his father. Was his father at the pub? Was it really his father? Did he accept Bud? Read on to find out the truth about Bud!

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The Key to Rondo by Emily Rodda

This book is about two kids, Leo and Mimi who find themselves in a drawing of the music box. In the music box they are trying to save themselves and the people on the box from the queen. These two kids go on an adventure solving problems in a magical world. The Blue Queen takes Mimi's dog. Throughout the whole story Mimi and Leo try to get Mimi's dog back. They have to fight the Blue Queen to get the dog. Do they get the dog back? Do they win the fight between the Blue Queen? Do the kids go back to visit the people on the music box? What happens at the end of the book? Well I'm not telling you so I guess you have to read on to find out! I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, adventure and is in the grades of 3rd-5th.



Bran Hambric and the Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

This is a great book about a boy named Bran who was found in a bank vault when he was a baby. He now lives with this awful family who doesn't really like him that much. When Bran was born his mom wrote this note, but now Bran only has half of it. One day Bran went to the park with his family and suddenly stopped the bus with magic. In the town where Bran lives, magic and mages (people who can do magic) are not allowed. Someone who works at the bank is a mage like Bran, and she teaches him about magic. This helps Bran kind of figure out who's his mom. Another girl also helps Bran, but in a different way. Does Bran figure out what happened to his mom? What sticky situations does Bran get into and will people find out he is a mage? Read on to find out what happens. I recommend this book to anyone who likes magic, mystery and adventure.

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