The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High #1), by Shannon Hale

18053786.jpgReview by Micah Sage

Hi! My book is called “Ever After High.” I would recommend this book to somebody who likes to read a lot because this book has more than 25 chapters. This book is 100 percent fiction and 0 percent of non fiction. People who don’t like books without pictures shouldn’t read this book.

It starts on a normal day where the sons and daughters are getting ready for their second year of “Ever After High.” One girl named Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, is having breakfast with her dad the Good King. After they ate breakfast she went to see her mother who was locked up in mirror prison because she tried to take over the whole entire world. Raven doesn’t want to be the evil queen. But her mom convinces her to be evil. While that is happening Apple White, daughter of Snow White, was at school getting ready for her new roommate, Raven. She thought it was a good idea because she could maybe get Raven to follow her destiny. When Raven got there she didn’t stop at her dorm. She went to see the “Storybook of Legends.” She wanted to see her destiny. She saw an unsigned page and wondered if she spoofed. Apple and Raven went on an adventure to the Marsh King and the Goblin Mountain. At a cave she saw the person was dead. At the end of the story Raven didn’t sign the “Storybook of Legends.” Apple was so mad they weren’t friends anymore.

I would give this book 4 ½ stars out of 5. The reason is because they don’t describe everything. Also there were cliffhangers and I hate cliffhangers. I also saw the show and it was nothing like the book. They didn’t have the adventures that the book had. Go read the book and see what you think about it.

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠

Magic or Not? by Edward Eager

312080.jpgReview by Sydney Posch

Magic or Not is a book by Edward Eager. It is a fantasy and a fast paced book. I would recommend this book to someone who likes adventure, mysteries, and magic. I read the book in about two or three days. Magic or Not is a easy book to read and you should definitely be able to read it and I just know you will enjoy it.

The story begins with a boy named James and a girl named Laura who are twins and they are moving to a red house. That’s all they know. When they are at their new house they discover a wishing well in the front yard. Soon they make friends with other people who live on their street. Life is going smoothly, hanging with friends and discovering the area.
Then Laura makes a wish and it comes true… or did it? She still hadn’t known her friends too long by this point in the book, and wishes for one kitten. She got two, a white and black, but the tree was in the wrong spot. James didn’t believe her about the wish and soon he figured out that their friends had tricked Laura. One had given her the kittens, the other moved the tree.

They had many more adventures and also met a new friend named Gordy. Over the summer, magic was working but a few days after school started, they found a house in the woods, and made it their little meeting place but this only happened because of the magic, or was it just a coincidence in finding the desks and key and where it was found in their friends home.

Suddenly the magic wasn’t working and wouldn’t change a thing that happened. They figured out a kind and useful wish will work and a mean and selfish won’t. They kept meting at the house and talking about magic. Their hopes were gone and they had pretty much given up when…that’s for you to find out. I liked this book because it had lots of cliffhangers and gave good details about the story. I would give this book 4.5 stars because it was so interesting and just the title of the book made me want to read it. Now there’s one question, is it Magic or Not?

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan

7736182.jpgReview by Leo

This is a book report about the book “The Lost Hero.”  This book takes place in a lot of different places.  The character’s names are Jason, Leo, and Piper. The genre is fiction and adventure.  

I like this book because it is very long and that is what I like. Also I liked that every chapter there was a different perspective. I also like that they have to solve problems. I also like it because I get to learn about Greece.

I would not recommend this to a friend because my reading level is over grade level. Also because it has 553 pages.  

I give this book 5 stars because it is in my top 3 favorite books.

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠

Big Nate, by Lincoln Peirce

7150178.jpgReview by Talien

I would recommend this book to someone who likes jokes and tons of comics.

This book is about a kid named Nate who gets into a lot of trouble. He is a sixth grader and he hates his teacher called Mrs. Goofry and he has to make silly and mean comics about her. When she sees them he gets detention and he makes all these goals and he totally fails them. He plays an a baseball team called Jose’s Pizza. They lose all the time. He has a best friend named Francis and they sit right next to each other in class. Nate is really bad with his homework do he copies every single thing Francis does and then they both get in to trouble and get sent to detention. You can see that Nate gets sent to the principle’s office a lot because he has a spot that he always has to sit in or he will get really mad.

Now every summer he goes to the beach and tries to impress the ladies by throwing a frisbee by them but he always fails and hits the girl. He is always stressed about summer he is always counting the minutes that have passed. Francis likes to spend his summer just chilling around. They love each other so much that they both were each other for Halloween. Francis really loves school and is the total opposite of Nate. He likes a girl named Jenny.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠

 

Classroom Princess (Magic Puppy #9), by Susan Bentley

9409633.jpgReview by Kadisha

This book is about a wolf. His name is Storm and he has an enemy and his name is Shadow. Shadow wants to hunt Storm to lead the moon-claw pack. The moon-claw pack is a pack of wolves. Storm needs to hide so with his magic he turns himself into a brown and white puppy and travels to the human world. Shadow can still see through his disguise but will someone help him hide?

Meanwhile, in the human world a girl named Kelsey has two mean twin sisters and their names are Anna and Louise. Anna and Louise invite Kelsey to the stables to ride ponies but there is a problem. Kelsey is afraid of ponies so she pretends she is sick. As soon as they leave Kelsey goes to read in the summer house. When she starts reading sparkles appear in the air and then turn into a puppy. Storm starts to talk and then Kelsey  screams. Storm calms her down and tells her everything about him. He turns back into a wolf to show her it was disguise. Kelsey can’t wait to tell her dad, but Storm told her to keep it a secret. She tells her dad that he is just a lost puppy and her dad tells her she could keep him.

The next day Kelsey told Storm he could not go to school with her. Storm makes himself invisible so nobody can see him. When Kelsey is at school she bumps into a boy named Ross. His book falls out and a few pages fly out. Storm catches the pages but leaves bite marks and Ross gets mad and tells her to fix it. Kelsey wants to apologize to Ross but how? In class they were picking who would be the classroom prince and princess. Kelsey does not want to be the classroom princess but needs to apologize to Ross.Can Storm help her? can Kelsey help Storm? Well, that is for you to find out!

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠

The Battle of the Labyrinth, by Rick Riordan

2120932.jpgReview by Conrad Stewart

Rick Riordan’s The Battle of the Labyrinth is an interesting book about a kid named Percy Jackson, who is a son of Poseidon, and saves the world from a Greek Titan named Kronos. In this fourth book of the Percy Jackson series, Percy attends a camp for Half-Bloods. Percy finds an old enemy named Luke, but Luke has golden eyes instead of blue, which means Luke sacrificed his body for Kronos. The main characters in this book are Percy, Annabeth, Nico (a son of Hades), Tyson, Grover and, of course, Kronos. This book’s genre provides fantasy and adventure by telling the story of Greek gods and war with their enemies.

What I like about this book is that there is a lot of action and battling occurring. I have to say that the first book in the series was definitely my favorite. But the author Rick Riordan does a great job at continuing to entertain me and other readers that like Percy Jackson’s character and stories of Greek gods. I did not like that at some points in the story things got a little confusing. For example, I did not get the part about why Daedalus was acting as a different person and spying on Camp Half-Blood. Maybe you could read the story and let me know what you think.

I would give this book 4 ½ stars out of 5. I really recommend it to anyone who likes Greek gods and stories of adventure and fantasy. I really love this book and the rest of the Percy Jackson series. I hope you enjoy it too!

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠

 

The Trumpet of the Swan, by E.B. White

24335.jpgReview by Caroline Barrios

This book made me feel sorry for the main character at times. Louis, the swan, finds out that he can’t make the slightest sound and feels very left out because the rest of his brothers and sisters can all trumpet. So one day when Louis’ father teaches him to fly, his father takes off to steal a trumpet from a music store. But sadly his father gets wounded and is almost shot at by the store manager. Fortunately, he gets home safely. Meanwhile Louis had not known that his father had left. So, Louis left home to get help from a friend he had made when he had first hatched. Sam, who went to school as a fifth grader and was willing to help Louis to learn to read. So one day Sam brought him to school as a first grader and during his first lesson he learned to write the word “catastrophe” with a chalk in his beak. Finally, when he learns to read and write Sam gives him a slate and a piece of chalk.

But when he gets back home he finds out that his parents can not read what he writes in his slate he fells very sad. Then when his father gives him the trumpet that he had stolen it changes Louis’ life…

This book has 252 pages and I would give it a four and a half star rating.

Rating: 🌠🌠🌠🌠