My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Review Submitted by John-Paul

My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George, is one of my top ten books.  It’s about a boy and his falcon.  The boy’s name is Sam and the falcon’s name is Frightful.  I don’t want to give away too much, so all I will tell you is this:  Sam ran away from home to live in the Catskills and the book is about his life in the Catskills and his falcon.  He has to set traps to catch wild animals and he is very good in doing so, and that is all I will say about it.  I hope you liked my review.  Thank you very much.

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl!

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Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Dahl! The author of such enduring classics as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the BFG and many other great stories. Like all classic children’s authors, His work was smart, funny, creative, sometimes dark and NEVER underestimated the intelligence and ability to comprehend of the children he was writing for. He also was able to make up the most amazing words!

Check out the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary, which lists and defines some really “whoopsey-splunker” words. The library just got a copy.

and you have to know the man who created Willie Wonka loved food and sweets! Check out the “Foodie Alphabet” compiled by blogger and author Jama Kim Rattigan on her blog Alphabet Soup. But be warned, you’ll want something really scrumdiddlyumptious to eat after viewing!

What is your favorite Roald Dahl book? Check out a copy from the library today.

 

Book Review: Story Thieves by Riley James

Review Submitted by Molly H.

When Bethany leaves her Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the halls and Owen picks it up, she thinks the worst.  Owen brings the book back to the library, he sees a hand followed by the rest of Bethany leave the book.  Owen learns that Bethany is half-fiction and she is looking desperately for her father who is somewhere in a book. Where Bethany sees something terrible. Owen sees a chance to see his all time favorite character (Keil Gnomefoot) in person.  He convinces Bethany but something goes wrong and they have to set it right to save the world. READ THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is one of my top three favorite series

Thank you Molly! This book sounds very exciting. It sounds like a perfect book to take with me when I go on vacation Labor Day weekend.  Looking forward to reading it!

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell

Review Submitted by Alison H.

This book is all about how this girl does not fit in at her new school and is trying to find a friend.  Worst of all her locker is right next to the most popular girl in school and you would think that they would make friends…..NO.  She thinks getting a phone will help. I am not done but I will write more when I am done.

 

Thank you Alison!  This books sounds really good, and we can’t wait to read the rest of your review!

Dog Diaries: Sparky by Kate Climo

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A review by Talia B.

“I was so excited when the new Dog Diaries book: Sparky came out. It is about a fire dog (Sparky) in the time of the great Chicago Fire. At that time, horses instead of engines hauled equipment to fires. So the dogs kept the horses calm. Sparky helped with the rescues during the Great Chicago Fire. If you want to hear more about what Sparky did, you should really read this book.”

“If you like this book and want to read the rest of the series read Dog Diaries #1 Ginger, #2 Buddy, #3 Barry, #4 Togo, #5 Dash, #6 Sweetie, #7 Stubby and #8 Fala. If you want to get the horses side of the story read Horse Diaries: Cinders.”

“I enjoyed this book and think you will too!!!”

Thanks, Talia, great review! If you want to read this great series, check out a title from your library.

 

Book Review by Kate S.

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“I read the book called “It’s the First Day of School…Forever!” by R.L. Stine. I liked it because it was scary.

I thought it was cool because the first day of school kept repeating. One of my favorite parts was the ending. I couldn’t wait to finish it.”

Thanks, Kate for a great review. Sounds like a good book!  You earned an extra basket raffle for your book review.

Summer Book Reviews

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We love to hear what books you are reading over the summer!  If you REALLY like a book and want to recommend it to your friends, send us the review and we’ll post it on our blog. (And you’ll get an extra basket raffle for any reviews you send us!) We’ve had several readers submit reviews:

Review by Finn C.

Up Close: Theodore Roosevelt

“You should read Up Close: Theodore Roosevelt. One reason why is it makes you feel like you travel from 1858 to 1919! Another reason is it starts from when he is born (1858) to when he dies (1919). It will talk about Teddy entering politics and when he travels up west to hunt and to retrieve cattle. These are my reasons why you should read Up Close: Theodore Roosevelt

Review by Rohan C.

Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors

“Home Pudding is a young boy in Milkydale with a strong passion for treasure hunting. After the death of his uncle, Drake Pudding, Homer was left with his uncle’s most treasured possession, and old droopy looking dog. After Homer goes through many perils to finish his uncle’s journey to find Rumpold Smeller’s lost treasure, he learns many valuable lessons that a treasure hunter like his uncle would be proud of.

Smells Like Dog is a fund and eventful book. This book teaches you many lessons on perseverance and acceptance. Suzanne Selfors captures the feelings the readers feel for Homer and the rest of his allies. I would definitely recommend this book t animal lovers and adventurous people.”

Review by Cory C.

“I read Babe Ruth Saves Baseball by Frank Murphy. The book teaches you about baseball, and how he was traded by the Red Sox and played for the Yankees. If you love baseball, you would love to read about this legend. Play ball!

Great reviews!  You all get an extra basket raffle! And you make me want to learn more about President Teddy Roosevelt, read a good animal book and find out more about why the Red Sox traded Babe to the Yankees (sorry Boston fans!).

What are you reading? Let us know at the library!