2017-2018 Book Reviews
 Play Ball

By Matt Christopher

    Have you ever played on a baseball team with your best friend, but then he moved away? That is what happened to Carter Jones and Liam Mccarthy. They are cousins and are going to win the baseball championships together. But Liam moves away, because his mom gets a new job. Now Liam has to play for their number one rivals. Will that split them up? Read the book and find out.

    Play Ball is a super great book! I give it nine out of ten stars. I recommend it for fifth grade and up. It is not super hard to read but it has some tricky words. This is the first book in the series. There are a lot more books in the series. If you are not interested in baseball Matt Christopher writes many different books. The three main reasons I love this book are it makes you feel like you're actually in a baseball game and there is lots of action and friendship. You should read Play Ball. -Milo

 Out Of My Mind
By Sharon M. Draper
        Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have a photographic memory like a video camera since you were born?

    Well, Melody a 10 year old girl has this ability. She’s super smart. Melody isn’t just smart she is a kind and loving girl, she even has a younger sister. However, she also has Cerebral Palsy which makes it so she can’t move or talk, but she can think. Melody can hold all her thoughts in her brain since she was a baby. She is the smartest kid in school but nobody knows that. The other kids in the school talk to her likes she’s a baby. Until one day when her teacher notices how smart she really is. Melody is so smart that she got into a contest all the way in D.C. thanks to her teacher, but something goes horribly wrong. You’ll have to read the book to find out how Melodys life changes.

    I rate this book 11 out of 10 because this book is truly amazing and well written, and it actually changed me.  There is not a series to this book but there are other books in this realistic fiction genre, like Rain Reign and Fish in a Tree


Related image Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So Happy Heartbreaker
by Rachel Renee Russell

    Dork Diaries is a comedy book series by Rachel Renee Russell. Dorky Nikki Maxwell never can plan something without something going wrong. With her BFFs Chloe and Zoey,the’re unstoppable!

    In Dork Diaries Tales From a not so Happy Heartbreaker, It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Nikki wants to ask her crush Brandon to the Sweetheart dance but doesn’t have the courage.She’s worried that Brandon will say no to her. Mackenzie Hollister is Nikki’s enemy and has a crush on Brandon. Who will he go to the WCD(Westchester Country day) Sweetheart dance with?   I liked the book because of the drama,and you’ll never know what will happen next. Something funny might happen too. I give this book a 9 out of 10 since it’s so good.I recommend this book for 4th-8th grade.This series is so good I’m reading all 12 of the Dork Diaries books. - Donnia 
 The War that Saved my Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 

        Imagine what it would be like having a twisted foot, and having your Mom hating you and being so embarrassed by you that she never lets you out of the house? Well, a 10 year old girl named Ada lives like that. She stays home when her younger brother Jamie goes to school. When the Germans start bombing London, Ada’s Mom decides to send Jamie out of the city to the country to escape the War. Her Mother didn’t even think about it when she said that Ada wasn’t going with Jamie. Ada plans to sneak out with Jamie early when her Mother is asleep. Will she make it, or will she get caught? Read the book to find out.

I recommend this book to kids from grades five to seven. This book is historical fiction. I give this book a 10/10 because it is an amazing book to read, and has some facts about World War II. This could have happened in real life, so I find that very interesting. I also love that Ada cares so much about her brother Jamie. She would do anything to protect Jamie. There is also a sequel that I am currently reading because I loved the first one so much. It is called The War I Finally Won. - Alexis
by R. J. Palacio

    Imagine that you were born with a facial deformity and everybody looked at you whenever you are in public. In the book Wonder a boy named Auggie had that deformity and he was homeschooled until his parents decided to bring him to school to start 5th grade. Will Auggie make friends or will he be stared at the rest of his life? Read the book to find out how he turns out.

     I rate this book a 9/10 because it gives you thoughts of what Auggie feels like and it gives you tons of feelings. I recommend this book for grades four and up. The book also is a great book to read out loud to a class because it leads to a really good discussion. The main idea of this book is don’t make fun of people that look different, and treat them the same way you want to be treated. This realistic fiction  book is so great that they made a movie out of it . There are some other books that are based on Wonder called Auggie And Me and a picture book for little kids. This is a wonderful book, please read it. Auggie is an extraordinary character. - Tess

 The Boy On The Wooden Box
by Leon Leyson

Could you imagine having  to leave everything behind and work at a factory to survive because of your religion?

        Well, Leon Leyson was just a young Jewish boy when this happened to him during the Holocaust. The Holocaust happened during World War II when the Nazis were persecuting and killing the Jews. This book is his true  life story about how he survived through his TERRIBLY hard life. A man named Oskar Schindler saved Leon’s life by letting him and his family work at a factory. Read The Boy  On The Wooden Box to find out more.

    I really like this book because it has good descriptive words that make it easy to visualize Leon’s life. Also I like this book because I really like history. I think it is interesting that Leon Leyson shares his life in this autobiography because it is his life and really tells what it was like to live through this time. I would give this book 9 out of ten stars. I rate this book for 5th graders  and up, because it has difficult words, but also deals with a difficult topic. The topic is difficult, but it’s important to know about.  That’s why I’m glad Leon shared his life. -Cody

Sugar and Ice
by Kate Messner
Do you wish your dreams could come true? In the book Sugar and Ice a girl named Claire had her dream come true. She always wanted to be a skater at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid in New York. Finally, she gets her chance. The judges think that she is good enough to be able to go.  However, she had to go to practice a lot and didn’t have a lot of time to hang out with her friend Natalie. When Claire goes to practice she doesn’t want to make her best friend mad that she can’t hang out as much anymore. Also, when she starts skating at Lake Placid, she meets othe girls who really only care about winning and not about having a good time skating because of the level of competition there. A girl named Alexis is the meanest.
I like this book because Claire has a chance  to do want she wanted to do her whole entire life. Will her dream came true? I rate this book a 9 out of 10 stars because Kate Messner did a really good job when  it came to showing what Claire was thinking and writing to her sister. This is one reason why it is a  really great book. I also liked how the book shows different types of girls, and how they don’t always get along or have problems.  I recommend this book for 4th grade and up because it has some hard words. After I read this book I realized that I can always go after my dream, even if people don’t think it will happen. - Mia
By Wendy Orr

Have you ever wanted to live on a tropical island far away from the rest of the world?

    Nim did. She was left on the island by her father Jack who is out adventuring  and fishing on the sea and he still hasn’t come back. Also, her mother is gone too because when Nim was 1 year old, her mom went off to study the stomach of a whale, and got swallowed by it.   I don’t know the exact location of Nim’s Island, but I think it is somewhere in the middle of Australia and South America. If you want to see a map of Nim’s Island, there is a really good illustration of the island with lots of great detail. Nim has to stay with her seal Selkie and ward off the tourists that come to her island to explore. They are her enemies. Using the internet, she makes friends with an author of one of her favorite books, and they end up doing something amazing together, but that’s towards the end, and I don’t want to spoil it for you.

    I recommend Nim’s Island for 4th grade and up. I had a few mix-ups when I was reading it in 4th grade, and that was because it had some really tricky words. This book was amazing, and when I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down! It is an adventure fiction book,  which I love, because it has so many sudden events happen that you wouldn’t expect and it was awesome in my opinion. This book was made into two movies. The second movie is called Return to Nim’s Island. I give this book 1,000 out of 10 stars, because I LOVED IT!  This book is absolutely amazing, and if you like books with islands and adventures,  I would recommend this for you. This is the best adventure book I have ever read out of all of the books I have! I hope you will enjoy this book.

by:Raina Telgemeier

Have you ever been scared of getting braces?  

If you like graphic novels, Smile is for you.  In the book Smile there is a girl named Raina. Raina’s friends are bringing her home and when she runs to the house she falls and knocks out her teeth and gets braces. The main idea is don’t be ashamed of yourself and about how you look.

This is a true story based on the author’s life. It’s an autobiography. Other books by the same author are Sisters ,Drama, Ghosts, and she has also turned the “Babysitters Club” books into a new graphic novel 4 book series. This book is a wonderful book, I rate it a 9 out of 10. This book is great for third grade and up.  I love this book because I like graphic novels. - Lydia   
 Fuzzy Mud
by Louis Sachar

Have you ever heard of mud that gives you a rash with red bumps and blisters with a tingling sensation?

Well the book Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar is about a girl named Tamaya and a boy named Marshall who take a shortcut home, and the school bully follows them. In the woods Tamaya finds a mud puddle that had leaves around it but not on it.  She touched the mud. At first nothing happened. Later, when she went home, her hand had a tingling sensation. If you want to know what happens next, read the book.

I loved the book Fuzzy Mud  because it had a lot of suspense and action, although it does have some words that are hard to read. It does not have any pictures. However, the book does have something special.  On some of the pages, there is script written by another group of people that has something to do with the mud. This is another reason why I like the book. I rated the book 9 out of 10 stars. I recommend it for grades 4 and up because it does get scary. I like this book because in the end the two main groups of people meet, and you kind of figure out what is going on . There is also a cliffhanger at the end of the book. - Aidan

 2016-2017 Book Reviews 
  by Savanah

Seven Stories Up

By: Laurel Snyder

Have you ever wished you had the power to time travel? Well a little girl named Annie had that power. She was with her mom visiting her sick grandmother when she went to sleep. When she woke up, she was back in 1937! Annie met her grandmother when she was a little girl. Molly became her best friend. They went on adventures. If you want to learn more about Molly and her friend’s/grandmother’s adventures, read the book.

I recommend this book for 4th grade and up. It was a fun book to read, but it has some tricky words. I would rate this book an eight out of 10 because it is a really amazing book. I wish I could go back in time to hang out with my grandmother to see what she used to do.

 by Chris 
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
by James Patterson

Are you afraid of Middle school?

Take advice from Rafe, a middle school student.

I read Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson. The book is about a character named Rafe and his friend Leo.When Rafe gets kicked out of 2 schools, Hills Village is the only middle school that will accept him. After learning the teachers are evil, he and Leo come up with something called Operation: R.A.F.E ( Rules Aren’t For Everyone).  His plan works where he has 3 lives and he gets a certain amount of points for certain rules he breaks. There is a secret about Leo , but you have to read the book to find out!

I give this book 11 out of 10 stars, because it is funny and entertaining. I highly recommend reading the book before watching the movie because the movie leaves out a couple things you should know, and changes the story around a bit. The genre is realistic fiction. So, after reading this book, you will hopefully know what to and not to do during middle school.

 by Semilli

The Trumpet Of The Swan

By: E.B. White

Have you ever lost your voice for a day or two? Well imagine losing your voice for your whole life. E.B. White has written a book called The Trumpet Of The Swan. He also wrote Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little! The main character’s name is  Louis, and he is a Trumpeter Swan, and he has a dream. I really like this book because it is about animals. Louis has to go though a lot of things before he can get a voice of his own.I would recommend this book to third, fourth, and, fifth graders. This book is fun to read and the font is easy to read.   
 by Morrigan

The B.F.G.

by Roald Dahl

     Have you ever been scared  of being taken from your room in the middle of the night?

Would that be a bad thing, or could it be a good thing?  This is what happened to  a little girl in Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The book is about  a girl named Sophie who lives in a  strict orphanage where she can’t fall asleep in the middle of the night. Then out of nowhere, B.F.G  takes Sophie and brings her back to his home and then….. If you want to know more, READ THE BOOK!!!  

I rate this book 10 out of 10 stars for the creative writing and funky words. I recommend this book for 5th grade and up. It was made into a movie, so it might be fun to watch, AFTER you’ve read the book.

 by Luke

Star Wars Jedi Academy: A New Class

By Jarrett J. Krosoczka

I loved this book because it was really funny. It's based on Star Wars, but has nothing to do with the saga. It's about kids going to school to learn how to be a Jedi. It was funny because Yoda put Victor Starspeeder, a young boy from the ancient planet Naboo, into drama class when Victor was expecting to learn awesome Jedi moves!  It is very exciting because there is an epic light saber duel.  The other books in the series are created by Jeffrey Brown, but for some reason this book is by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, so it has new characters.  This is my favorite series in the WORLD!  In my opinion, I like the other books in the series better, but this book is still great. So, you should read this series!
 Image result for jedi academy booksby Keegan

Star Wars Jedi Academy Series

By Jeffrey Brown & Jarrett J. Krosoczka

I love the series Star Wars Jedi Academy. I give the series 10 out of 10 stars because it is awesome. I’d like to read this whole series again, because it’s so good. I would  recommend that  3rd, 4th, and 5th graders read the series. The first three books in the series are about Roan, a boy who wanted to be a star pilot but ended up in Jedi Academy. At first he didn’t like being in the Academy, but it ended up being good. That is all I’m going to say because I don’t want to spoil it. The first three books are written by Jeffrey Brown, and the fourth book is written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. The fourth book has a different main character whose name is Victor and his big sister Christina.  They also go to the Jedi Academy.   If they come out with a fifth book, I will be the first one to get it.

 By Mathew

The Lost Hero

By Rick Riordan

Have you ever imagined waking up and having no memory of your life? Well Jason, the main character of the book, has had that happen to him. Jason woke up on a bus that was coming from a  camp called the Wilderness School, which is a boarding school for bad kids. Jason notices a girl named Piper, who’s supposed to be his girlfriend, and a boy named Leo, who’s supposed to be his best friend. The problem is he doesn't remember them. When they finally get to the Grand Canyon, which is where the bus was going for the field trip, a kid named Dylan tries to kill Jason. Then Jason pulls out a golden coin,flips it, and it somehow turns into a golden sword and kills  Dylan's minions with a single swing.

This book is about Greek mythology and is one of my favorite book series. Also Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors. This is why I love this book. I rate this book 10 out of 10 stars and recommend it for 5th grade and up.

 by Jason

One Piece

By Eiichiro Oda

Have you ever wanted to read a pirate book that includes super powers? Well, then you should read One Piece! I would give this book 9 out of 10 stars. This book is about a boy named Luffy. He has a mission that he made when he was a boy. The mission is to find the buried treasure, the one piece, that the greatest pirate in the world left behind when he was executed.  As I said, this book includes super powers. One person that has super powers is Luffy. He got those power by eating the gum gum fruit. The fruit that gives you powers are called the devil fruit.  There are different types of devil fruits that give you different powers. The gum gum fruit that Luffy ate gives him the ability to stretch like rubber. It is good if you eat it because you gain powers, but it is also bad, because you can no longer swim. I recommend this book for fourth grade and up, because there is some slightly explicit language. This is book one, but there are over 80 books in this series. The genre of the book is graphic novel.  So, if you like graphic novels, pirates, super powers, and lots of action too, this book is for you!

   Review By Annika

The Trial of Apollo

Book By Rick Riordan

Could you imagine that you were falling from Mount Olympus, on fire, trying to do anything you can, but can’t!?!? Well, Apollo was doing all those things in the beginning of the book, The Trial of Apollo. He falls into a dumpster, in Manhattan. Apollo somehow got kicked out of Mount Olympus and is trying to get back to the place he belongs.This book is a Greek Mythology Fantasy. I would recommend this book for 4th graders and up.  I would give this book an 8 out of 10 stars. By the way if you like this book, you may like the rest of Rick Riordan’s books.

 Review by Grace

    I went home on Tuesday and read the book Took by Mary Downing Hahn in one day! 
    This book is about two kids, Erica and Daniel, who move to a new house. Every fifty years, a witch kidnaps a little girl to work for her, and if she doesn't do the work right, she is harshly punished. Let's just say, Erica doesn't stay in her new house for long. I recommend this book to 4th grade and up. I give it 10 out of 10 stars!

2015-2016 Reviews: Read the reviews below for more great book recommendations from past LES students:
The students may have moved on to Black River, but in this digital age, their on-line work can still help us find a good book!
  Review by Thomas
The Boundless
by Kenneth Oppel

     At the start, there is a poor kid named William Everett (Will) who is waiting for his dad to come back to him from his job as a track layer on the Trans-Canadian Railroad. Will lays the last spike made of gold and encrusted with diamond. Later, Will's father-James is the engineer of the Boundless, a double decker train that is over 7 miles long, which goes from coast to coast on the new track, bringing a funeral car holding the boss's remains, and various treasures including the Gold Spike. Like every mystery, someone wants to steal it! (It's __) Will misses the train at a stop, and is stuck at the caboose. He has to make his way to his father at the front, and Will has a key that opens the funeral car. It goes VERY GOOD from then on, believe me.
 Image result for percy jackson book 1 Review by Josh
            Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
by Rick Riordan

My favorite book series is Percy Jackson and the Olympians.  It is based on Greek myths. Percy is a son of Poseidon and he is a demigod. At the beginning of the first book, The Lightning Thief, Percy doesn’t know he is a demi-god, and all kinds of strange things happen when his powers kick in and he doesn’t know what is happening or how to control it.  Later, he has to go on a quest with his friends, Annabeth, the daughter of Athena, and Grover, a satyr. I rate this series 11 out of 10 stars.

 Book review by Jayme


By R.J. Palacio

“I won’t describe what I look like.Whatever you’re thinking,it’s probably worse.”

August Pullman was born with an extreme facial deformity and was not expected to survive.Now he is going to school for the first time. Can he convince his new classmates that he is a normal kid, despite appearances? I think this is a funny,sad and incredibly moving book. I rate it 10 out of 10 stars. I recommend this book to grades four and up.

Book review by Mackenzie            
   As Small as an Elephant

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson

This story starts in Maine at Acadia National Park at a camping site where a mother and her son Jack are staying. When Jack wakes up his mother is gone. The rental car and her tent are gone too. Then Jack is on an adventure to find his mother without anyone knowing. How will he pay for food? Where will he go? Why doesn't he ask for help? Read the book and you’ll find out.

I recommend this book to fourth grade and up. I give this book 10 out of 10 stars. This book is realistic fiction. I like this book because it kind of leaves you at a cliffhanger.

 Review by Haley      
The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan


Have you ever woken up and not known who you are and where you are in the world?

 This book is the first book in the “Heroes of Olympus” series which come after Rick Riordan’s first series called “Percy Jackson & the Olympians”. These series are about demigods who go on quests to save the world and include a lot of greek mythology and roman mythology. It is a fiction fantasy.

The main characters are Leo, Piper, and Jason. They end up going on a quest to save the world and Jason has lost his memory. He ends up in Camp Half Blood with strangers and gets picked to save the world.

I recommend this book to 5th graders and up. Fourth graders could read it, but it might be a little confusing. It confused me at first. I rate this book 10 out of 10 stars. I loved this book because it is full of adventure but it is also very peaceful in different parts.


 Review by Karissa


The Merchant of Death

By D.J MacHale

        This book is an awesome fiction fantasy wonder. It is the first book of the Pendragon series. The characters are a boy named Bobby who is 14 years old. He is stuck in a Denduron and his Uncle Press is stuck under the King of the Quigs. A Denduron is a dark weird place.Bobby is with people he doesn’t know. This sounds confusing, but in the book it makes perfect sense.

Bobby was a normal boy who was about to play in the finals in basketball at the start of the book. Right before the game starts, his Uncle Press takes him on his motorcycle to an old subway train stop. When they get there, they have to fight many people to reach a door. Uncle Press tells Bobby to say the magic words that will open the door. What does he find? You’ll figure it out when you read the book.

This book is split into two parts. One is the Denduron Journal where Bobby is talking from the Denduron.  The second part is the Second Earth and Bobby is sending scrolls from the Denduron  to his friend Mark and his girlfriend  Courtney. The main idea is that Bobby is trying to get home.

D.J MacHale has written a fantasy that keeps you wondering. I’d recommend this book to a fifth grader and up. I give this amazing book 10 out of 10 stars.

I like this book because it kept me wondering. I added it to my Christmas list thats how much I love this series.

book review by Aurora   


by Ursula Vernon

    Dragonbreath is like a comic book. It is written and illustrated by Ursula Vernon. It is the first book in a series. This book is full of adventure! The main characters are Danny Dragonbreath and Wendle (he’s a lizard). Danny and Wendle have a hard time in school because of a bully. 
    If you want to find out more, read the book! I recommend  this book for 3rd grade and up. I give this book 8 out of 10 stars. I really like the pictures and the characters are funny! 

 Review by Amanda

Toys Go Out

by Emily Jenkins

Toys Go Out is a story about 4 stuffed animals who want to go to school with the girl who owns them, so they hide in her backpack. When she doesn’t go to school, they’re afraid that they are going to the dump, but then they end up going to the vet. The 4 animals are named Sting Ray , Brady , Tiffany , and Stoney. Sting Ray is really frightened about going to the vet. Bardy keeps thinking that they’re going to give him shots. Then when the toys arrive at the doctor’s office, you’ll have to read the book to find out what happens.

The main idea of this book is don’t be afraid of the doctors. This book is a fantastic book for 5th grade because it teaches how to calm down.  I would give this book 4 or 5 stars because it is funny and fun to read.

 Review by Serena
The Running Dream

by Wendelin Van Draanen

Jessica is a runner. She is 16 years old. She loses her leg in a car accident.  Her sister died.This is a realistic fiction. The two main characters are Jessica and her mom. I recommend this book for 4th grade and up because its difficult. It’s also difficult because it’s sad. 

I give this book 10 stars because after every chapter there is a challenge to be solved. If you want to know what happens to this poor girl you would have to read this book.


Review by Alexis
 Love That Dog

By Sharon Creech   

     This book is told in poetry. It’s about a boy and his dog.  He had a yellow dog that would follow him everywhere. He didn’t have a lot of friends at school, but he had one at home, his dog. The boy writes about all of his ideas and what happens to him and his dog in poems. 

    This is one of my favorites books, because once I read the first page, I got pulled into it to find out more. I think everybody would like this book if they read it. I think that 3rd grade and 4th grade would be pulled in like I was.This book is funny and interesting, and a little sad too.  I would give this a 10 out of 10 stars.

 Review by Logan

BY Doug TenNapel

    For his birthday, Cam’s father Mike gave him a present. It was a cardboard box. There was nothing in the box. They make a cardboard person out of the box. The next morning, when Cam wakes up, he discovers that the cardboard box  is alive. He even punched Cam’s dad by accident. But I can not tell you the rest because I do not want to spoil it for you.     I give this book 9 out of 10 stars, because it is funny and weird. The setting is modern day, and the genre  is graphic novel.  So if you like comic books, you will like this book.


 By Elizabeth

Percy Jackson & The Olympians The Ultimate Guide

By Mary-Jane Knight

You need to read this book if you like Rick Riordan’s series, "Percy Jackson & the Olympians", or if you've seen the movies, and want to find out more like I did.

     This book is a guidebook to the fiction book series It tells about Percy Jackson and the other characters from the Percy Jackson series. Each chapter tells about one character from the series, good and evil.  Each chapter makes you want to read more.

 I give this book 10 out of 10 stars. I recommend this book to 4th grade and up.   This book also comes with cards for each character which are fun, interesting and give you extra information.

 Review  by Josh

Star Wars Shadows Of The Empire

by Christopher Golden

    “ A disturbance in the force....”

     At first, this book doesn’t seem that great, but in other chapters it is awesome.The genre is science fiction, and that’s what I like, and I like Star Wars too. The main characters are Luke Skywalker, Lando, Leia, C3PO, R2D2, Xizor, Darth Vader, Emperor and Dash. The action starts off on Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine after the Empire Strikes Back.

     It is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. There is an alien named Xizor who wants to kill Luke Skywalker. Luke’s team needs to get rid of the empire. I think Christopher Golden is a great author. I would recommend this to kids who love Star Wars, probably grades 4 and up, because it has some hard words . I love this book, because it is so cool! I would rate this book 9 out of 10 stars. Now you know a little about this book, but you're going to have to find out the rest.


Review by Colby

Creepy Condors of California

by Jonathan Rand

    This book is part of the “American Chillers” series by Jonathan Rand. I recommend this book to 4th grade and up. This is a suspenseful book about adventure.

    The two main characters characters are a boy and a girl. Their names are Melanie and Cameron. Melanie and Cameron go gold panning and they see a California condor. They run away and get lost.The condor keeps trying to get them.They try to fight back with the metal detector, and they hit the bird. It falls on the ground. They find out this is no ordinary condor.      Read the book to find out what's going on. I give this book 9 out of 10 stars.

 Review by Reece

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

Mo O’hara

One day Tom's brother became a mad scientist. He won a goldfish at a fair. And it died, but the kid and his friend brought it back to life. Then the fish ran away. Where will the fish go, and what will it do?  Read this book to find out.  

     I rated this book 8 of 10 stars. This book is science fiction. I like this book because it is exciting, and I always want to find out what is going to happen next.  I recommend this book to 4th grade and up, because it has some hard words that younger kids might not understand.

 Review by Brenden

Minecraft Handbooks

The Minecraft handbooks teach you how to play Minecraft.  There are four books. There is Minecraft: Combat, Minecraft: Redstone, Minecraft: Mining, and Minecraft: Constructing. I recommend these books to all ages.The author is the Mojang Company. In Minecraft you’re in a survival world. There are zombies and creepers and other monsters. I give this book 8  out of 10 stars. I liked it because I like Minecraft, and it teaches you how to play, and how to play better.