Summer Reading Book Haul

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Some of My Favorite Books Right Now

Sew Fab Sewing and Style for Young Fashionistas:
Author: Lesley Ware

ISBN-10: 178067404X
ISBN-13: 978-1780674049

Sew Fab is a great book about sewing, style, and designing. There are guides to help you pick your own style tribe, accessorize, and also how to choose your color palette. I love this book because I am really into fashion and clothes. One day I want to be able to use a sewing machine like my mom does to create pretty dresses and skirts to wear. There are also some really cool projects in the book, my favorite one is the After School Tote.

Another thing I love about the book is the illustrations. The pictures look like they are painted with watercolors and all of the girls in the book have on really cute outfits!  The colors are bright and pretty The girl on the cover has on Chuck’s and those are my favorite shoes. I sometimes use the book when my mom lets me pick my own outfits.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fashion or wants to learn more about sewing. It has helped me out a lot!

Jem and the Holograms comics :
Author: Kelly Thompson and Sophia Campbell

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I love comic books!

I just  started reading the Jem and the Holograms comics a few weeks ago. I read all 4 comics in one day and have read My favorite part of comics are the illustrations because I want to be an author/illustrator one day. I have seen the Jem cartoon that my mom used to watch when she was a kid and I loved it!

In the comics the main character is Jerrica Benton but her secret identity is Jem. Jem has a girl band called Jem and the Holograms and they give concerts and help out kids with the Starlight Foundation. Jem has a computer named Synergy that helps her and her band transform and it is super cool! I like the Jem cartoons and comics because all of the stories have a lesson and a moral that I can learn.

I would recommend these comic books to anyone who likes music, brightly colored graphics, and comics. There are 11 books in the series plus a holiday special.

The Witches:
Author: Roald Dahl

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ISBN-10: 0590032496
ISBN-13: 978-0142410110

My teacher read this book to our class and I loved it so much, I had to read it myself. I want to read all of Roald Dahl’s books because the stories I have seen in movies were great, and I am sure the books are too!
The story is about 2 boys, the narrator and a boy named Bruno Jenkins, who meet some witches and get turned into mice. With the help of the narrators grandmother, they try to find away to turn back into boys and get back at the witches.
I like this book because it is very funny and creative. The funniest part of the book to me, was when the witches were at their meeting and The Grand High Witch told them all that they could remove their wigs, gloves, and shoes.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes funny stories.

The Jigsaw Jones Mystery Books :
Author: James Preller

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I like these stories because they are funny and there are real mysteries to be solved. I like to watch NCIS, Sherlock,  and other mystery stories with my mom, but I don’t always understand what is going on. The Jigsaw Jones books are very kid friendly and easy to understand. Another thing I like, is that I can read the books easily in one day and still remember details.

The main character is Jigsaw Jones. He loves drinking grape juice and he has a dog named Rags. The story is written like Jigsaw is an actual detective and I like that a lot. It’s not just a kid trying to solve mysteries, he actually is really good at it. The book reminds me of Nancy Drew or Encyclopedia Brown.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery stories.

My Favorite Thing I Read This Week

Title: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Main Character(s): Nyasha and Manyara
Why is it your favorite book this week? I like this book because it teaches lessons about greed and charity. Mufaro loved both of his daughter’s and thought that they were both beautiful and worthy to be queen. Manyara is mean to her sister, Nyasha, and is also very selfish. I like Nyasha better because she is nice and helps people, and she still loves her sister even though her sister treats her unkind. This story reminds me a lot of Cinderella and her wicked step sisters.

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My Favorite Thing I Read This Week

Title: Officer Buckle and Gloria
Main Character(s): Officer Buckle and Gloria
Why is it your favorite book this week?  This book is very funny! Gloria was doing flips and tricks and everyone loved it. Officer Buckle didn’t even realize it. They made a great team!

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Amelia Bedelia Unleashed

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Author: Herman Parish

ISBN-10: 0062095005

ISBN-13: 9780062094995

Main characters: Amelia Bedelia, Charlie, Pierre, Mom, and Dad

Summary:
Amelia Bedelia’s parents agree to let her get a dog instead of a baby brother or sister. The problem is, she doesn’t know what kind of dog she wants.

Amelia helps her neighbor, Diana with her dog walking service and ends up meeting Charlie and Pierre. Pierre is Charlie’s poodle and he is a show dog. Amelia helps Charlie get Pierre ready for a dog show and he even wins a prize!

Amelia Bedelia finally gets her own dog . She was so happy that she was ok with not having a baby brother or sister.

My favorite part:
When Amelia’s dad asked her if a dog was a retriever, and she thought that he asked, “retriever her?”
I also liked some of the things that I learned about different dog breeds.

Why I like this book:
Because I love all of the Amelia Bedelia books. She is so funny!

My rating:
5

Reading difficulty:
Easy

Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe: Picture Day

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Author: Susan Nees

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ISBN-10: 0545438519
ISBN-13: 978-0545438513

Main characters:

Missy Abigail Rose

Mom

Miss Snodgrass

Oscar

Summary:

Missy loves to dress up.

She is very excited about picture day.

She spends all week planning a spectacular outfit that she will wear for picture day but her mom has a different idea.

Missy is not very happy about the outfit her mom chooses

Missy’s friend, Oscar helps her to make her picture day Super Duper Royal Deluxe!

My favorite part:

I liked the part when she was trying to  get Oscar to trade his pudding for her carrots. I also like the activities on the Storia app on my Galaxy. I can click on words I don’t know and it will give me the definitions. It also had some fun questions for me to answer.

Why I like this book:

Because I like to dress up and take pictures like Missy does. It is very funny and the pictures are in color. It kind of looks like a cartoon.

My rating:

5

Reading difficulty:

Easy

New words for me:

Deluxe

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*Note from Mom: there is also a great after reading guide for parents or teachers on the tab labeled ‘Guide’ on the web page.*

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute

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Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
ISBN-10: 0375846832
ISBN-13: 9780375846830

Main Characters:
Lunch Lady, Betty, Dee, Terrence, Hector, and Mr. Pasteur

Summary:
The Lunch Lady and her sidekick, Betty, have a secret. When not serving the students lunch they are fighting crime! This time, The Lunch Lady and Betty try to solve the mystery of Mr O’Connell’s substitute, Mr. Pasteur. Mr. O’Connell has not missed a day in 20 years and the Lunch Lady is going to find out what happened to him!

My favorite part:
When she fought and defeated the Cyborgs.

Why I like this book:
Because it is like a comic book and it is easy to read. Even though the pictures are not in color they are still pretty cool. I can’t wait to read the next book!

My rating:
5

Reading difficulty:
Easy, I read the book in 1 day!

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