The Westing Game

I, Samuel W. Westing, hereby swear that I did not die of natural causes. My life was taken from me- by one of you! The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin is an excellent mystery novel that I highly recommend to anyone searching for a book that keeps you on your toes! The story is about […]

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The Bronze Bow

The Bronze Bow is a historical fiction by award winner Elizabeth George Speare. The Bronze Bow is about eighteen Daniel bar Jamin, a runaway apprentice living in the mountains above the Roman invested Jerusalem with the feared Rosh and his gang. After witnessing his parents deaths when was just a boy, Daniel is kept alive […]

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Mary Poppins

The shape belonged to a woman who was holding her hat with one hand and carrying a bag with the other…the wind seemed to catch her up in the air and fling her to the house. Mary Poppins is by P.L.Travers and is a good read for fun and adventure seekers! Mary Poppins is the […]

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Private Peaceful

I don’t believe I even thought about what I said next. “I’m not staying, I told them, “I’m coming with you, Charlie.”  Private Peaceful is by Michael Morpurgo. A stunning novel set in World War I. The story is about Thomas Peaceful as he recounts life as a soldier on the front lines and his […]

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‘I wish you good-day, Uncle,’ said Dete, as she walked towards him, ‘and I have brought you Tobias and Adelaide’s child. You will hardly recognise her,as you have never seen her since she was a day old.’ Heidi is by Johanna Spyri. It is the story of a young girl called Heidi who is taken […]

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The School Story

“I think you should get it all done and then give it to your Mom. She should get it published-you know, for real.” The School Story is by Andrew Clements. Twelve-year old Natalie has written a novel, The Cheater. Growing up for most of her life Natalie didn’t have a dad. Her book reflects her wish […]

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War Horse

‘I’ll find you again, you old silly,’ he said quietly.’Wherever you are, I’ll find you, Joey.’ War Horse is by Michael Morpurgo and is a unique story about World War 1 through a horse’s eyes. Joey the red half-thoroughbred colt is whisked off into the army by young Albert’s father to pay the rent for their […]

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Catherine Called Birdy

Catherine Called Birdy is by Karen Cushman. “What follows will be my book- the book of Catherine, called Little Bird or Birdy, daughter of Rollo and the Lady Aislinn, sister to Thomas, Edward, and the abominable Robert, of the village of Stonebridge in the Shire of Lincoln, in the country of England…” The reader follows […]

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Lunch Money

Lunch Money is by Andrew Clements and is an excellent book! Greg Kenton is a on his way to become a billionaire! Greg has always been good at making money, or rather he has always been good at anything with money! But he had always had one problem, the girl across the street was always […]

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The Year of Miss Agnes

The Year of Miss Agnes is by Kirkpatrick Hill. It is a story told by ten-year-old Fredericka (Fred for short) as a new teacher comes to teach the class in Alaska. Most teachers never stayed long because they hated how hard life was in that cold icy part of the world. It was always like that […]

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Henry Huggins

Henry Huggins is by Beverly Cleary and is not boring or dull, but exciting! Ms Cleary tells the story of a boy called Henry, who lived on Klickitat Street. Nothing very interesting happened to Henry, until one day, when he was on his way home from the Y.M.C.A he found a dog. (or rather the […]

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Charlotte’s Web

I want to stay alive, right here in my comfortable manure pile with all my friends. I want to breathe the fresh air and lie in the beautiful sun. Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White is a wonderful little book filled with love, determination, trust and adventure. The story is about a young pig called Wilbur who […]

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the story of Mary Lennox, an unwanted orphan girl. Mary was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. She had a little thin face and a little thin body, thin light hair and a sour expression. After leaving India where her Mother and Father died, Mary was sent […]

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Little Women

 ‘We’ve got Mother and Father and each other,’ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a heart-warming classic set in the American Civil War. The story is about Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March as they try to support their mother as their father is fighting in the war. When you read this book you […]

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Black Beauty

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is a beautiful read! It is the story of Black Beauty a young care-free colt. His kind owners are forced to sell him into the cruelty of a working life. In this book you get to see our cruel world through an animals eyes. You will be following Black Beauty […]

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Mr Popper’s Penguins

Mr Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater is a very hilarious book! It is the story of Mr Popper who is a house painter, who is also very fond of the Poles. If there was a movie on Polar expeditions, he was the first at the ticket window. Whenever the town library had a […]

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Follow My Leader

Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield is a fine piece of work, that really draws you into the hardships of being blind. The story is about Jimmy Carter who was blinded by a firecracker, after a while in hospital Jimmy was back home. But now simple things were harder to accomplish. He had to […]

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By the Great Horn Spoon

By the Great Horn Spoon! is by Sid Fleischman and is a great story and it is also loosely based on true events! Fleischman tells the story of 12 year-old Jack whose Aunt Arabella’s money has run out and she is on the edge of losing her estate which Jack and his sisters were raised […]

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All-of-a-Kind Family

The All-of-a-kind Family by Sydney Taylor is funny and well written. It is the story of the All-of-a-kind Family, Ella, Henny, (Henny is short for Henrietta) then Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie, who live in New York. This book is packed with all their adventures! Searching for hidden buttons in Mama’s front parlor and sneaking sweets […]

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The Twenty-One Balloons

 The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois is one of the most adventurous books I have ever read! The story begins when the Captain of the S.S. Cunningham was sailing on the Atlantic ocean when the Captain saw, floating in the water, a wreckage of twenty balloons and in the middle of it all […]

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is full of adventure and action! There is nothing boring or dull in this book because you are either being chased by goblins or defending a priceless mound of treasure! This book is about Bilbo Baggins who was a very cautious hobbit. Quite unexpectedly Bilbo’s old friend, Gandalf […]

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Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling is adored by children and enjoyed by adults and once you start reading you can not stop! The story is about an orphan boy named Harry Potter who is whisked away from his awful aunt and uncle to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There he meets […]

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Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie is by Kate DiCamillo and is one of the most enchanting books I have ever read! It is the story of when young India Opel Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries-and goes home with a dog. Opel named him Winn-Dixie after the supermarket: Winn-Dixie. She couldn’t help taking […]

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, is a well written English classic and whoever reads it will not be disappointed! But I would say this book is more for girls than boys. Charlotte Brontë tells the story of Jane’s unhappy childhood and her later life. After her miserable beginning, she took a post as a governess […]

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