Kid Picks

Here you can find book reviews written by the kids who read the books!  See what other kids are reading and which books they recommend.

Have you read any good books lately?  Submit your own review and we will post it here on our website for other kids to see.  You may either e-mail us your review or bring it into the library.  Be sure to ask for your parent's permission before filling out the form. 


 

Revolutionary War on Wednesday  by Mary Pope Osborne
    "It is a great inspiring book that everyone in grades K-12 can enjoy. Mary Pope Osborne is my favorite author and I hope she is your favorite, too. It includes our first president, George Washington, and a sneak attack, and crossing the Delaware River."
This book is recommended by Anna, 5th grade. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society  by Trenton Lee Stewart
    "I absolutely LOVE this book because it's a story about 4 really smart kids and they are secret agents and they go undercover to an Institute to stop this guy from taking over the world and making everyone believe he was a hero when he wasn't. This is the 1st book in the series and you should definitely read the 2 others after you read this one. The series is full of suspense, outsmarting adults, and overall sneakiness. This is one of my very favorite books and I definitely think you should read it."
This book is recommended by Anna, 5th grade. 

Eragon  by Christoper Paolini
    "I think this book is really good because it has adventure, suspense and a lot of other good stuff. It's about a teenaged boy who discovers a dragon egg but doesn't know it's a dragon egg and thinks it's just a rock. But when he and the dragon bond, he finds himself needing to set on an adventure to the Varden, a rebellion against the evil king Galbatorix to help them try and defeat them. There are other books in this series and you should read them all. They might seem big, but when you pick one of them up and start reading it, you might find it hard to put it down."
This book is recommended by Anna, 5th grade. 

11 Birthdays  by Wendy Mass
    "11 Birthdays is about best friends named Amanda Ellerby and Leo Fizpatrick. Their birthdays are on the same day, and usually, they would celebrate their birthdays together. They had a fight on their 10th birthday, and they haven't spoken to each other in a year. On their 11th birthday, things don't go so well. And to make things even worse, Amanda and Leo find themselves living their birthday over and over again. This weird event renews Leo's and Amanda's friendship and together, they find out what is happening to them. I thought this was a really good book."
This book is recommended by Grace, 5th grade.

Sea of Monsters  by Rick Riordan
    "It's in a series.  The series is called, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The first one was better but I still did not like it. I am a kid that likes a lot of suspense and family secrets in books. and this was not a good book for me. If you are looking for suspense and action don't read this book, I give it 2 out of 10 stars."
This book is not recommended by Luke, 5th grade.

Mossflower  by Brian Jacques
    "
Mossflower is a great book in a great series of books. It has never-ending action, humor,and a great plot. It is in a series of Redwall books, you can tell because all Redwall books have "A Tale of Redwall" under or above the title. It has 431 pages."
This book is recommended by Michael, 5th grade.

Rock & Role  by Maya Gold (Cinderella Cleaners #3) 
    "Diana's friend Will took her to a sercet place because his dad is the co-director of a music video in the area.  One of the casting directors for the video put Diana and Jess her best friend on the list.  Will they make it?  Read it to find out."
This book is recommended by Lily, 5th grade.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl
   "It is about a poor boy who finds the Golden Ticket and goes to Willy Wonka's factory.  He also gets to test out fun new candies."
This book is recommended by Molly, 4th grade.

The Maze of Bones  by Rick Riordan
  "When Amy and Dan's grandmother dies, they must decide whether to take the first clue or a million dollars?  When they take the first clue to become the most powerful person in the world what will happen?  Will they get trapped by cement?  Will dan get hit by an incoming train?  Will they survive?  What will happen?  Just remember, don't trust anyone!"
This book is recommended by Luke, 4th grade.

 Gossamer by Lois Lowry
   "A DreamGiver named Littlest goes along and gives dreams to people including his favorite, a boy his age.  Littlest helps the boy as he goes through hard times in his life."
This book is recommended by Amanda, 4th grade.

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins by Dr. Seuss
   "The king is ariving and when he is riding in he says Bartholomew Cubbins!!! take off you hat yes your majesty Bartholomew takes it off there is another one on his head the king take Cubbins to his palace take them off doesn't work and goes to all of this trouble and well your have to read the rest to find out what happened!!!!!" 
This book is recommended by Luke, 3rd grade.

Naughty Little Monkeys! by Jim Aylesworth
   "I liked this book cause the one name was Luke and my name is Luke and I did draw with lip stick when I was little and in the picture with Luke he was drawling with lip stick so hope this was helpful.  P.S Great book 5 stars." 
This book is recommended by Luke, 3rd grade.

Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! by Dan Gutman
   "It was a really good book.  Really funny.  They got a new teacher and she made them do school during recess and they thought she was crazy except for Andrea (of course) but after a little bit A.J. liked it (arlo).  You just have to read it to find out more." 
This book is recommended by Luke, 3rd grade.

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
   "Mr. Hatch was tall and thin and he did not smile.  Every morning at 6:30 sharp he would leave his brick house and walk 8 blocks to the shoelace factory where he worked." 
This book is recommended by Sage, Kindergarten.

Chester by Melanie Watt
   "I loved this book. Chester was so silly and a trouble maker. I laughed all the way thru." 
This book is recommended by Lily, Kindergarten.

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
   "Lola will not eat a tomato." 
This book is recommended by Esmeralda, 2nd grade.

City in the Clouds (Secrets of Droon #4) by Tony Abbott
   "It was a good book. It was funny in some ways like when Neal changed into a bug and when Sparr almost suicided..." 
This book is recommended by Johnson, 4th grade.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
   "It's about this one boy named Reynie who is wicked smart. He's an orphan and his tutor sees this add in the paper which reads,"Are you a gifted child?" She wants him to take the test and his adventures continue from there." 
This book is recommended by Kennedy, 6th grade.

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney
   "This book is about a boy named Eben who lives in Sassafras Springs. His dad tells him to find 7 wonders in the boring town because Eben is complaining how boring the town is. He goes through embarrassing moments and surprising ones too. This is a great book!" 
This book is recommended by Abby, 5th grade.

Julia's Kitchen by Brenda A. Ferber
   "Julia's mom is a baker and her sister is a tomb boy. When she is at her best friend's house her house gets caught on fire! When she gets to the hospital she finds out her mom and sister are dead. After a few months of trying to figure out what really happened her dad finally tells her. This book is really good and sad. But is is one of my favorite books!" 
This book is recommended by Abby, 5th grade.

Gossip Times Three by Amy Goldman Koss
   "Gossip Times Three is about three best friends with divorced parents. When one of the girls has a major crush on a boy, one of the other girls starts to date him. And the one who has a crush isn't too happy! I would recommend this book to a friend because it is a great book. The girls are interesting and adventurous." 
This book is recommended by Naomi, 4th grade.

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
   "These When they turn 12, they have to draw a job out of a paper bag. They do that job for 3 years and then get inspected. They have no sun. All they have for light is flood lights which are going by fast, including all the other supplies needed. Lina and her friend Doon find things about the supplies and try and escape with Lina's little sister. It's filled with action and adventure, a very good book overall." 
This book is recommended by Kennedy, 5th grade.

The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
   "These books are about two girls who get their parents kidnapped. They have to stay at an orphanage but get adopted by their grandmother. They learn that their new town is filled with people like them like Snow White, Prince Charming, and the Wolf just to name a few. Their new town is basically a magnet to mysteries. So they have to solve them and try to find their parents at the same time." 
This book is recommended by Kennedy, 5th grade.

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
   "My mom read this book to my sister and me over spring break. We couldn't wait to learn what would happen next to Despereaux the mouse. Some of the characters in this story were very strange, but they were all interesting. We learned a lot of new words! Mom says even adults will enjoy the twists and turns in this book." 
This book is recommended by Evan, 1st grade.

The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
   "It's about a funny swan." 
This book is recommended by Tara, 4th grade.

Paws Off, Cheddarface! by Geronimo Stilton
   "Geronimo Stilton has been told he's done things he doesn't remember. Then, he finds out there are 2 Geronimo Stiltons. Holy cheese, 2!! How will he stop the second Geronimo? Read the book! He is so funny! He solves mysteries and goes through troubles like any person." 
This book is recommended by Claudia, 4th grade.

Summer of Riley by Eve Bunting
   "It is about a boy whose father has passed away. He is really lonely and thinks adopting a dog wouldn't help him feel better at all. But when he does adopt a dog, he falls in love with it and it is the thing in his life. Later in the story, the dog starts chasing his neighbor's horse. The neighbor calls the pound. Now the neighbor wants the dog put down for the safety of her horse. Is the dog going to get put down for a silly reason like that? I liked how it made me have lots of different feelings and because it had animals in it." 
This book is recommended by Riley, 6th grade.

Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine Nolen
   "This story is about a farmer who grows balloons in fields. He just let a person be. He let his friend know him better. She told the story and later Harvey Potter grew her a giant balloon to move away in. It has good pictures in it. Harvey Potter grew balloons all shapes and sizes and colors. It was a fun book." 
This book is recommended by James, 2nd grade.

P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger
   "This story is about two girls who are best friends and one friend moves away. They stay friends by writing letters to each other. Their lives seem like they are changing so quickly. The book was great. I would recommend this book to a friend because the characters made it fun to read." 
This book is recommended by April, 4th grade.

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
   "Gregor the Overlander is about an 11 year old boy who gets sucked into a laundry room air vent with his baby sister and finds himself in an underground world and I thought it was great. You can really relate to some of the characters in the story." 
This book is recommended by John, 6th grade.

All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
   "It's a story about a Jewish family who lives in New York during the early 1900s. The main characters are Ella, Sarah, Gertie, Henny, and Charlotte. Each chapter is a separate story; but they all fit together. Watch out for the surprise ending!" 
This book is recommended by Morgan, 4th grade.

Meet Felicity by Valerie Tripp
   "I thought it was very sad." 
This book is recommended by Taylor, 4th grade.

The Case of the Green Ghost by Carol Ellis
   "Mary-Kate is dared to go into a haunted house by her friend Patty. I liked it so much that I bought the book!" 
This book is recommended by Ashley, 3rd grade.

The Otter's Tale by Gavin Maxwell
   "The book is about a man who has an otter for a pet named Mijbil. He has funny adventures in different countries. I loved the book. It made me laugh and want my own otter for a pet. It was funny, exciting, and lots of real pictures." 
This book is recommended by Jacob, 5th grade.

Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday by Barbara Park
   "It's about a girl named Junie B. and this boy named Meanie Jim. At first he did not give her an invitation but then he did. Junie has to decide to go or not. It is a funny book and I recommend anyone to read it if you are in for a good laugh!" 
This book is recommended by Madison, 3rd grade.

Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo
   "This book is about two boys, Henry and Charlie. Henry lives in the year of 1914. His big sister, Daphne, is suffering from diptheria. But when Henry touches a special marble, he is transported to our time and meets a boy named Charlie. Henry is in big danger!!! Can Charlie save Henry? Can Henry return to his time? Will his big sister die? Read Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo to find out!!!" 
This book is recommended by Alexandria, 6th grade.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
   "This is a wonderful story of a girl who is stuck on an island in the Pacific Ocean for 19 years. Along the way she befriends several animals and learns how to survive on her own. this book is very exciting and I highly recommend it." 
This book is recommended by Laurie, 6th grade.

History Mysteries by various authors
   "Each of these Historical fiction mysteries pulls the reader into the book. If you love reading mysteries, you will love this series." 
These books are recommended by Laurie, 6th grade.

Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
   "A boy named Dallas and a girl named Florida were put to adoption when they were babies. A lot of people have taken them back because they're "trouble twins." When somebody comes to pick them up, they like them. Will they adopt them? It's a funny and good book." 
This book is recommended by Katelynn, 3rd grade.

The Secret Language of Girls by Frances O'Roark Dowell
   "Girls, this is an excellent book. It talks a lot about friendship and to me it is kind of true to what can happen to your friendships you thought you had in 5th Grade but then again everything in 6th Grade changes. To me it tells what will eventually happen when you least expect it to." 
This book is recommended by Chelsea, 6th grade.

Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey
   "I thought that it told me what it would be like if I lost my sisters. It made me very grateful for them. It does get very sad but it is also very very good!!" 
This book is recommended by Chelsea, 6th grade.

The Haunted Bridge by Carolyn Keene
   "The book is about a ghost that is haunting a bridge and won't let anyone pass it. I thought it was good. It is very entertaining and fun to read." 
This book is recommended by Marissa, 4th grade.

Curious George Goes to School by Margaret Rey
   "George went to school. It would be fun to read with a friend." 
This book is recommended by Zachary, 2nd grade.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
   "This book has 30 chapters in it for every child in Mrs.Jewls class (and about 2 teachers). This book and the rest of the series are very good!! I think every kid in America should read it!!" 
This book is recommended by Samantha, 3rd grade.

The BFG by Roald Dahl
   "This book is about a little girl named Sophie who gets captured by a giant!! Is this giant mean?? If you want to find out read the book!!" 
This book is recommended by Samantha, 3rd grade.

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
   "Ella has a curse put upon her of obedience. She is faced with ogres, a mean mother, and sisters that always give her orders. I thought it was a great book! You have to read the book to see the movie." 
This book is recommended by Amanda, 6th grade.

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
   "Kira-Kira is about a little girl named Katie and her older sister Lynn. Kira-Kira was Katie's first word and Lynn taught it to her. Kira-Kira means Glittering; shining. Everything was Kira-Kira to Katie." 
This book is recommended by Megan, 6th grade.

Spring Pearl: The Last Flower by Laurence Yep
   "It's about a girl who's mother dies and someone lets her live with them and she is trying to live through a war. I would recomment this to a friend because my friend just loves to read." 
This book is recommended by Sydney, 5th grade.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
   "Harry gets to stay with the Weasleys for the summer. Harry's name is entered in the Triwizard Tounament, but who did it??? To find out, read this book. You should read the other books first." 
This book is recommended by Alexandria, 5th grade.

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
   "This book is about three children, Violet, Klaus, Sunny, and their parents die in a terrible fire. Mr. Poe, a banker who controls where the Baudelaires go, sends them to Count Olaf not knowing what a terrible person he is. All Count Olaf wants is the Baudelaires' fortune. So he tries to marry Violet and then he would get all their fortune. They can't tell anyone about him because he has captured Sunny. Figure out if Sunny is returned and if Violet really does marry Olaf, and if Klaus can stop this from happening. I had a really bad time reading this and I was also anxious to know what happened. Read it all the way to midnight if you like." 
This book is recommended by Harmeer, 5th grade.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
   "This book is about the life of a dragon and human running from a power hungry empire. They learn to work together and fight the empire. Too much suspense, it's a big book. When you start reading you'll fininsh soon." 
This book is recommended by Affan, 5th grade.

The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
   "In this sad but hilarious story Violet, Klaus, and Sonny are off on another adventure.  Violet and Klaus are desperate to find the remaining V.F.D. member.  Poor Sunny is with Count Olaf who made her his slave.  If you like action and adventure, read on to find out if Violet and Klaus find the remaining V.F.D. member and if Sunny escapes.  I think this series of books is wonderful from book 1 to the 10th, and it teaches you to never give up." 
This book is recommended by Natasha, 5th grade.

Isabel: Taking Wing by Annie Dalton
   "I thought it was really good but some of Isabel's friends died and the plague is going around England and she saves her little sister, Hope, from a bad disease.  It is exciting yet sad at the same time.  I hope you love this book."  This book is recommended by Sydney, 4th grade.

Clarence Darrow by John E. Driemen
   "Most people know Clarence Darrow as a lawyer of the great Monkey Trial, but Clarence did a lot more than that.  You will have to read this book to find out.  This book was funny, interesting, and it had a lot of detail.  I liked this book and I think you will too." 
This book is recommended by Sarina, 5th grade.

A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
   "A little girl named Hattie discovers she has an uncle with a little bit of a mental problem.  His name is Adam.  Someone dies in the end.  Read this awesome book to find out who.  Because I enjoyed this book so much, I want others to be able to enjoy it too!" 
This book is recommended by Courtney, 6th grade.

Taggerung by Brian Jacques
   "This book is about an otter whose parents are killed.  Trouble is, he is adopted by a pack of vermin!  They try to teach him to be like them, but he refuses to kill.  They are sure that he is their Taggerung, but is he really?  I think that this book is a very good book, and it's interesting how he will not kill." 
This book is recommended by Gabrielle, 4th grade.

Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
   "There's an eleven year old boy who finds a dog while hunting.  He knows who the dog belongs to.  So he takes him over with his dad even though he doesn't want to.  He sees how the dog is treated and doesn't like it.  This is a very good book.  It tells people how to make a difference and how to treat a dog.." 
This book is recommended by Jazmin, 5th grade.

Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
   "This book is about the population law.  The boy is a Forbidden Third child.  If the Population Police find him, he will be killed.  What will happen when he finds his friend works for the Population Police?  This book is mysterious and keeps you going.  You have to read the first book first called, Among the Hidden." 
This book is recommended by Bailey, 4th grade.

Meet Samantha by Susan Adler
   "Well, you meet Samantha.  Then you learn about Samantha.  She tells you what she likes.  It is a good book." 
This book is recommended by Samantha, 4th grade.

Meet Felicity by Valerie Tripp
   "Felicity Merriman, a colonial girl growing up in 1774 with her mother, father, Nan, her six-year-old sister, William, her brother, and Ben, a helper at her father's store.  I liked it because it had friendship.  It is a good book and I want other people to know about it." 
This book is recommended by Madison, 2nd grade.

Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
   "Some people try to get to the center of the earth, but other things are up ahead!" 
This book is recommended by Jaden, 4th grade.

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
   "Wilbur is a pig who was saved by a girl named Fern.  Fern's father was going to kill Wilbur because he was the runt of the litter.  Wilbur now lives at her uncle's farm.  Fern's uncle, Homer Zuckerman, is going to kill Wilbur to eat him in the winter.  So Charlotte, a spider, tries to save Wilbur by putting a strange message on her web.  It shows what a true friend is." 
This book is recommended by Michael, 5th grade.

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
   "A boy named Billy dreams of having two hounds.  His father said that dogs like that cost too much. So Billy worked for two years and finally bought the dogs.  He trained them to catch raccoons.  I liked the book because Billy could catch a lot of raccoons and make money from them." 
This book is recommended by Michael, 5th grade.

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
   "A boy wants a colt.  It's good.  We learned a lot about farming - it is hard work!.  Even the kids work real hard." 
This book is recommended by Matt, 2nd grade.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
   "Well, Harry goes back to Hogwarts for his fifth year and things are very different.  The end of his summer wasn't too good.  I thought the book was so funny, I almost fell off my bed.  It's very funny." 
This book is recommended by Natasha, 4th grade.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
   "It is about a boy who loves books.  I feel great about that book!  It is a great story to remember." 
This book is recommended by Sydney, 3rd grade.

Cam Jansen series by David Adler
   "They are mysteries.  I like it."  This book is recommended by Priyal, 3rd grade.

Jake Drake Know-It-All by Andrew Clements
   "I think the book is really great because Jake is smarter than everybody else in his school.  Jake makes stuff so he can make something out of it." 
This book is recommended by Kierra, 3rd grade.

Twenty and Ten by Claire Bishop
   "Twenty French children have taken refuge at a school during World War II.  They were asked to hide ten Jewish children.  They accepted.  The Nazis are looking for Jews.  Will they make it through the Nazi's tricks?  It's very historical." 
This book is recommended by Michael, 4th grade.

Slumber Party! by Judith Caseley
   "It's about a girl named Zoe.  She is having a slumber party.  She invites 4 girls.  They had pizza and they got to pick out nail polish.  They painted rocks.  Everyone wanted to sleep by Zoe, so she slept at the head of them.  One of the friends was reading a scary story and they heard a noise.  What is it?  Find out!  It is a good book and fun to read." 
This book is recommended by Molly, 6th grade.

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
   "Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit.  He is very respectable and doesn't want to travel.  Some dwarves come to take him to help them kill the dragon Smaug.  He decides to go, not knowing what lies ahead.  He has many troubles, including getting captured by trolls.  What will become of Bilbo?  It is exciting and you don't know what will happen next." 
This book is recommended by Michael, 4th grade.

The Lucky Lottery by Ron Roy
   "At first the kids' friend called them and said, "Someone stole the lottery tickets."  I thought they would solve it and find the lottery tickets.  You can learn a little bit about A to Z Mysteries." 
This book is recommended by Jenna, 3rd grade.

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
   "The book is about two children whose mother died.  The book happens during the pioneer times.  I'm really glad I read it.  It teaches you that sometimes the things you think are bad turn out to be good." 
This book is recommended by Abby, 3rd grade.

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root
  "Part of their car broke down.  It is easy." 
This book is not recommended by Haris, 1st grade.

Arthur Meets the President by Marc Brown
   "Arthur has to make a speech to the President.  It is good." 
This book is recommended by Megan, 2nd grade.

Arthur's Eyes by Marc Brown
  "Arthur can't see and he needs glasses.  It is a good book." 
This book is recommended by Katelynn, 2nd grade.

Arthur's Pet Business by Marc Brown
   "Arthur starts a pet business.  It is a cool book." 
This book is recommended by Katelynn, 2nd grade.

Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
   "This book is about a boy who lives in a town where every year a festival is held.  There is a "Star Shooter Contest" where people release pigeons and shoot them.  The one with the most points wins (depending on how you shoot it).  There is also a wringer who wrings the wounded pigeons' necks.  The wringer has to be ten.  But the boy doesn't want to because it has a secret pet pigeon in his room.  I give this book two thumbs up!" 
This book is recommended by Erin, 5th grade.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  "A boy named Brian gets to go visit his dad.  When the plane crashes, he gets trapped on a lake.  He is there for about 57 days.  He must find food and shelter.  He also needs to keep himself protected from animals.  I thought it was a very good book.  I would recommend it to everyone.   I loved it!" 
This book is recommended by Stephanie, 6th grade.

Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
   "The three kittens lost their mittens and their mom said they shall have no pie, and then they found their mittens and their mom said you shall have some pie.  It is a good book." 
This book is recommended by Katelynn, 2nd grade.

Madeline and the Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans
   "They brush their teeth and go to bed.  I liked it." 
This book is recommended by Katelynn, 2nd grade.

The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene
  "I like this book a bunch.  I think other kids should read it.  It's got farms in it.  I think they should read it.  It's got a lot of good stuff." 
This book is recommended by Erika, 4th grade.

Mickey's Class Play by Judith Caseley
   "It's about a boy who got a part in his class play as a duck.  He did not like it at first, but then his big sister showed him what it was like.  When he got his costume, he left it in the back yard.  It rained and it got ruined.  I liked it a lot and it was fun to read it.  It was exciting." 
This book is recommended by Molly, 4th grade.

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  "It is about a boy named Matt.  He and his father bought land far from home.  His father had to leave and get his mother, sister, and baby brother.  Matt was left alone.  He had a few problems, but he did meet some Indians on the way.  You never know what is happening next." 
This book is recommended by Leslie, 6th grade.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
   "How will a girl named Karana live alone on an island by herself when wolves killed her brother and hopefully not her too? She will wait until the ship arrives to take her to her tribe, to a different place. Will the ship ever come back, she asks herself?" 
This book is recommended by Angelica, 5th grade.

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
   "Out of the Dustis about a girl named Billy who writes in a journal. Her mom and baby brother are dead because they burned. They live out in the country and they have dust storms. A dust storm happened and everything is covered. I really liked this book. I would recommend this book to a friend because it's a story about a relationship." 
This book is recommended by Laura, 5th grade.

The Young Underground series by Robert Elmer
  "The series is about a boy named Peter and his twin sister Elise Anderson. They live in Helsingor, Denmark, during World War II. They have very exciting adventures, including rowing across Ore Sound, helping a hurt British pilot, and escaping a burning building. All the while, Peter is growing in his faith and learning more about Jesus. They're really exciting, funny, and historical." 
This book is recommended by Holly, 6th grade.

The Land I Lost by Quang Nhuong Huynh
   "This book is about a boy and his cousin when they were growing up in Vietnam. They go on adventures together. It is very interesting, and it has action. There are a lot of cool facts in it." 
This book is recommended by Ryan, 6th grade.

Frindle by Andrew Clements
  "Frindleis about a boy named Nick. He has a really mean teacher. She loves the dictionary and assigns Nick a report about it. So, to make her mad, Nick invents a new word. Soon the word spreads. The country loves it! Frindle is a really great book because it has someone really fighting for what he wants." 
This book is recommended by Emily, 6th grade.

Paperboy by Isabelle Holland
   "In Paperboy a boy is trying to get money for his poor family. He finds a job at the Chronicle. His dad gets injured so he has to run the family, but they need to pay the rent or they will get thrown out. It shows what a boy does to save his family." 
This book is recommended by Daniel, 6th grade.

Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
   "This book is the autobiography of Ruby Bridges. Ruby was the first colored child to integrate to the William Frantz School. She and her family went through a lot when this happened and this is her story. This books tells the facts, has wonderful pictures, and teaches you the hardships of the colored people during the Civil Rights." 
This book is recommended by Jordan, 6th grade.

Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
   "It's kind of a mystery. I just really love them. I just find books I like and I read them and this is one of them." 
This book is recommended by Tonya, 4th grade.

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
   "It is a good book." 
This book is recommended by Katelynn, 1st grade.

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
  "This book is about a girl named Janie. There is always the face of a missing child on the back of the milk carton. One day Janie looks and it is her! This book is really good. I could not put it down. If you like this book read the sequel- Whatever Happenend to Janie?" 
This book is recommended by Samantha, 6th grade.

Ruthie's Gift by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
   "I liked it when Ruthie got a poisonous lung and her twin friends Hallie and Mallie. She is brave and courageous. Ruthie has no other choice except to be a tomboy with her 7 brothers." 
This book is recommended by Jamie, 5th grade.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
   "There are two kids who run away and stay at an art museum and they discover something about the piece of art that no one knows about. It's full of mysteries." 
This book is recommended by Riley, 5th grade.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
   "It is about a boy named Leigh Botts. His mom and dad are divorced. It is a good book." 
This book is recommended by Quentin, 4th grade.