Do you enjoy reading books? Have you read all the books you have and are wondering what books to read now? Are you interested in hearing what other kids have to say about your favorite books? Do you want to share your love of reading with others?
If any of the above apply to you, then you've come to the right place!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Two Best Friends

There were two best friends. They played with each other all the time. One day after school they were playing with Barbies. 
"Can't I have the princess?" said Hafsa, one of the friends.
"No, I think I should be the princess," said Tara. They started to argue.
"Let's stop arguing and I have the princess," said Hafsa.
"Wait, wait. No I will have the princess," said Tara.
"NO! I want it!" shouted Hafsa, tugging on the princess.
Tara said while tugging on the princess, "I am the GUEST! I should have it." They were tugging so hard that the princess's leg broke.
"OH NO. My only barbie! It is broken! Leave my house!" cried Hafsa. Tara stood  up and ran to her house. One hour later Hafsa stopped crying and realized what she had done. She had broken her friendship with her best friend. She decided to buy Tara a new princess doll and give it to her.
The next day she apologized.  "I am sorry that I was mean to you so here is a new princess doll. I also bought one for me too. So we don't have to fight over it! Well do you forgive me?" said Hafsa.
"Of course!" said Tara. And they both hugged each other.  They both were friends forever.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sue Ellen in Arthur and the Lost Diary

Sue Ellen is a girl. She likes to keep private thoughts in her diary. She has many friends. She has curly hair and ties two rubber bands on each side of her head. That's all I know about Sue Ellen in the book Arthur and the Lost Diary.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Charlotte's Web: Would I Want to Be a Pig?

In Charlotte's Web the main character is a pig. I would actually not like being in an old farm.  I would remember when my other owner played with me. Now I would have been sold to an old farm. My owner used to come watch me everyday after school but now she doesn't. I didn't know that I would have to be killed. So I guess I would really hate being a pig like Wilbur. Even though in the end I got saved, I still wouldn't want to be any pig.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Arthur and the Lost Diary: Sue Ellen and I

Sue Ellen and I are both same because we both are girls. We also like to keep things private to ourselves. We are both different, too. Sue Ellen does keep a diary and I don't. If I had a diary I wouldn't write in it in a public place, like a library where she did. We both are same and different at the same time.

Deltora Quest: Forest of Silence

In this book a king dies and his son, Endon is now king. Endon's friend Jarred is a trouble maker. There is a belt which has magical jewels in it. Soon Endon gets older and has lots of responsibilities. One day Endon's most highest rank servant accuses Jarred of attempting to kill the king. Now Jarred has to run away. What will happen? I liked this book because it wasn't short. I didn't dislike it.
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Arthur and The Lost Diary

A girl named Sue Ellen loved her PRIVATE diary. But one day when she was about to check out her books she didn't see her diary.  Was it stolen? Or was it lost? Read the book Arthur And The Lost Diary to find out. I liked this book because it was not too long and it was interesting.

Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak

In this story, Jack and Annie must solve a riddle.  But they have to go to the sea to find the answer.  On the shore of the beach of where they land, they find a submarine. They meet dolphins, but are attacked by a hammerhead shark.  Luckily the shark does not eat them.  I liked this story because it was exciting.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon

In this story, Jack and Annie go to the Caribbean Sea and get captured by pirates. The bad news is that they have to walk the plank!  And walk the plank means they have to walk on a board that leads into the sea.  Then they have to jump off it.  If they don't, the pirates will push them.  I liked this story because it was exciting.

A Thief in the Theater by Sarah Masters Buckey

In this story Kit spends a week of her summer vacation volunteering at the local theater. She also wants to write a newspaper article about a play that's opening soon. But the day before the play is opening, a thief crashes into the play room and ruins the whole set-up. Kit and her friends are on a mission to find where the thief is. I like this book because this book has suspense and mystery.

The Bad Guy

Member Story

"I hear something coming from outside," said a boy named Yusuf. As he went outside he saw a person who had a gun and was attempting to kill people. Yusuf ran at him but the man instantly dodged him and kicked Yusuf. Yusuf then tried to punch him but the man ducked and punched Yusuf.
"This is harder than I thought" said Yusuf in his mind. Suddenly, Yusuf ran at the man, ducked his attacks, then kicked him while punching him and soon Yusuf won. Yusuf was happy he took kung fu class. He never wanted to leave kung fu class.

Moving Away

Member Story

"Why!!!!!!" shouted Huda at the top of her lungs.

"Well, my dad needs work because he lost his job so he found a job in California," said Meryem sadly.

"What? In California? It is so far from Delaware."  Huda felt like as if she would cry.

"Well we still could send letters," Meryem said, trying to cheer up Huda.

"Yeah but it would take a long time to get from here to there," Huda sighed.

When Meryem was about to leave......

"Good bye, Meryem. I will miss you!" Huda said, crying.

"So will I!! Remember to write me," said Meryem trying not to cry.

But then......Meryem's dad said so happily, "My job boss said that I won't be fired any more."

When Huda and Meryem heard the words they both said, "YES!" at the same time. They both hugged each other and none of them moved away.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Meet Samantha

Samantha is an orphan. Her grandpa died. Now she lives with her grandma and her servants. She has a big house. She is brave.

The Race

Member Story 
"The race is tomorrow!" said a 10-year-old boy named Yusuf.
"Get some sleep.  It's going to be very early tomorrow," said his mom.
"Fine," said Yusuf.

The next morning....

"Wake up, Yusuf," said his mom.
"Ok, what time is it?" asked Yusuf.
"Get in the car," said his mom. "You're almost late for the race."
"We are here," said Yusuf a few minutes later.
"You made it in time.  Go stand at the start line," said his mom.  "It's about to start."
"Get ready," said the announcer.
"I am ready," whispered Yusuf.
"Get set, Go!" said the announcer.
Yusuf ran at his top speed with three people ahead of him. He then ran even faster and had only one person close to him.
"You're not going to win!" said the other boy.
"Oh, but I am!" said Yusuf as he ran to the finish line. He got the first place medal.

The Girl in the Forest

Member Story

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to see the forest.  One day, while she was walking in the woods, she accidentally walked into a bear cave. 

And there was a bear inside!  The girl was so frightened when she saw the bear that she screamed.  She ran out of there as fast as her legs could carry her. 

The bear was sleeping, so her screams woke him and he ran after her.  Then, the girl realized that she was lost!  She was very scared.

Then, somebody threw a spear at the bear.  She realized it was a cave man.  He showed her the way home.  She thanked him and went inside her sweet, cozy home.

The End   

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Magic Tree House #7: Sunset on the Sabertooth

In this story, Jack and Annie travel to the Ice Age to find the 3rd M thing to break Morgan's spell.  They go in their bathing suits!  Luckily, they find some warm clothes in a cave belonging to the Ice Age cave people. They fall into a pit, but are helped by a sorcerer with an owl mask.  I liked this story because it was entertaining.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

No Talking by Andrew Clements

In this story, a boy named Dave is trying to keep zipped for one day each week.  And why?  He learned it from a social studies report about India.  He liked how India became independent.  He read that Mahatma Gandhi stopped talking to bring order to his mind.  Dave thought he could give it a try.  But one day while he was keeping silent, he hears Lynsey Burgess and loses his patience of being silent.  Now there is a contest - boys against girls.Who will win? Read the story to find out! I liked this story because it was entertaining and funny.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

In this story, a boy named Leigh Botts has a favorite author and he writes to him every day.  The author suggests that Leigh keep a diary.  Now he has helped Leigh increase his skills in writing.  I liked it when Leigh earned Honorable Mention in the Yearbook.  I think this story was the best one I have read so far.  If I had been transported into this book, I would have written a poem for the Yearbook.  I would like to be the main character because it might be fun.  I liked this book because it was funny, exciting, and entertaining to read.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Animorphs #49

In this story, Tobias finds out that the Yeerks are almost about to know the Animorphs are human.  Meanwhile, he also knows that his long-lost mother whom his aunt and uncle said died, is living 8 blocks from him!  I liked this story because it was entertaining, but it was sad because Tobias's mother abandoned him.  My favorite part was when they were together again.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Girl Who Gets lost

Member Story

There once was a girl named Sarah. She lived with a mom, a dad, and a little pesky brother. She had elegant dresses, exquisite shoes, and a lot of jewelry.

She didn't have one thing she really wanted: a puppy. Her mom and dad did not allow her to get one. So one night she ran away. She thought she would know where to go. Then she saw a bear!

She started to run away, but the bear caught and ate her leg. Then someone shot the bear. It was her DAD! Sarah was hurt so badly they went to the emergency right away. Now she had to sit in a wheelchair. She knew never to do it again.

The End

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Animorphs #3

In this story, Tobias loses his morphing ability, but helps the Animorphs anytime.  It is sad because Tobias does not have his morphing powers.  I liked this story, except when he ate a rat (yuck).  This story has really made me want to read more books.  In the book Rachel hopes that the Andalite fleet will come.  I liked this story because it was scary, entertaining and exciting altogether.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

This book is about a girl named Miri who is from a small town in the mountains called Mount Eskel and who goes to a Princess Academy. Princess Academy is a place where princesses go for training and education.  She is sad because she is leaving her dad. She goes there to get training on how to be a royal princess. At this school, she finds herself among other girls who are very bitter and rude to her and there is a great deal of competition.  I like this book because it is a about a princess and her experiences and challenges.