My Teacher is a Monster!
By: Peter Brown
Reviewed by Olivia (Age7)
This book is about a child and a teacher. The child thinks that his teacher is a monster. The teacher thinks that she is not a monster. Who is right?
Robert throws paper airplanes in the classroom and gets in trouble from his teacher. On the weekend Robert was minding his own business at the park but then he sees something that makes him so surprised! It's his teacher! See what happens when they do something together.
I like this book. It has a good lesson. The lesson is do not be mean to your teacher. You have to listen to your teacher.
This story reminds me of when I saw a person on the playground looking lonely, but I came over and said, "Would you like to play with me?" I hope this book will remind you of when you helped someone. Have fun reading the book.
Written by: Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by: Dan Santat
Reviewed by: Brady
Have you ever tried to give up something you love? Well in this book they try to. It reminds me of when I tried to give up Fortnite for a week, but I couldn't.
Carnivores is a funny book. It’s about some of the most feared predators, a lion, a shark, and a wolf. The lion is the “king of beasts.” The “Great White Shark is the most feared predator in the ocean.” The “Timber wolf’s howl strikes terror into the hearts of fuzzy woodland creatures everywhere.” These scary animals are all trying not to be carnivores when they have been carnivores since they were born. Read to find out if they become vegetarians.
One reason I love this book is because it’s funny. The carnivores try to be vegetarians and they go in disguise. The lion tried going as an antelope, but when they smelled his zebra breath he was done for. The shark blended in with the dolphins until he was bloodthirsty and they disappeared. The wolf just drooled on the bunnies. All of those were funny. I think the lesson of this book is just be who you are no matter what.
Carnivores reminds me of when me and my brother said “I’m going to go vegetarian” but he was just joking. You will like this book if you read it. You will like all the funny parts.
Back Of The Bus
By: Aaron Reynolds & Floyd Cooper
Reviewed by: Elliott (age 8)
Do you not like when people get judged by something on their body like their skin color? Well I don’t like it. If you don’t, you will enjoy reading this book and all other books like this one.
This book is about not letting people judge you about something on your body. In this book we go back in time to when dark skin colored people were treated badly. Mrs. Parks was sitting on a bus then a white person came in, and she either had to give up her seat or go to jail. Read to find out what what she chooses in Back Of The Bus.
I love this book! One reason I love this book is the message. It tells you not to judge people by their skin color or something else on their body. A second reason I love this book is, it tells you to stand up for yourself and stand up for your friends. A third reason I love this book is that it tells you to not make fun of people. A fourth reason is, the book tells you to not ever bully someone different than you. Finally, I love this book because the story, the illustrations, and the words inspire me. They make me feel happy.
I hope Back Of The Bus makes you happy too. Please read this book and pass it on.
A Perfect Day
Written and Illustrated by: Lane Smith
Reviewed by:Sophia(Age 8)
I love A Perfect Day! If you ever had a perfect day, then you will love A Perfect Day too!!
A Perfect Day is a book about a cat, a dog, and a bird. They all have a perfect day. The cat likes to be in the warm sun and likes to lay in the flowers in the flower bed. That is a perfect day for Cat. When it is really hot Dog likes to sit in the inflatable pool that his friend filled with water for him. That was a perfect day for Dog. A perfect day for Chickadee was when Bert filled a bird feeder with bird seed for her. It was a perfect day until Squirrel tried to take the birdseed. Read to find out what problems happened to the perfect day.
I like this book! One great thing about A Perfect Day is that it is a spring-type of book. If you look at the illustrations you can see that. There is the sun, a lot of flowers blooming, nice green grass, and cute little animals. My favorite character is Chickadee. She is so cute because she is feathery and grayish-brownish. Her face has kind eyes. My favorite part is when Dog goes in the pool. That part is hilarious!
There are so many reasons to like this book. I encourage you to read A Perfect Day. I hope you like A Perfect Day.
Written by Lois Brandt
Illustrated by Vin Vogel
Reviewed by Bridget
Have you seen a person who didn’t bring a snack in for school? Have you seen a person that looks fine on the outside but on the inside they do not have food? This is what Maddi’s Fridge is about.
Maddi's Fridge is about a girl named Maddi and her brother who have an empty refrigerator. Then one day her friend named Sofia was hungry so she went to Maddi's apartment to get some food. Then she realized some people do not have a lot of things to eat. Read to find out if Sofia makes fun of Maddi because she has an empty fridge or not.
I like this book. One reason I like book is the lesson. The lesson this book is trying to teach is to help each other when someone needs help. Another reason I like this book is the drawings are so pretty. I think you will like this book. It shows you how important it is to help each other and not make fun of each other. One part of the story I especially like is when Sofia tries to bring different types of food in her backpack to help Maddi.
I think you will like Maddi's Fridge because it shows how important it is to help each other and have each other’s backs. I hope you read it soon!
The Night Gardener
By:The Fan Brothers
Reviewed by: Sarah (Age 8)
Do you like books about gardens, trees, or happiness? If you said yes to one of these questions you will love this book.
The Night Gardener is a story of an orphan boy named William. William lives on a boring and black and white street named “Grimloch Lane”. He is sad, bored, and lonely. Read to find out what cheers
William and Grimloch Lane up.
I like this book. One reason I like this book is because, they use great verbs. For example: “ William looked out his window to find a commotion on the street. He quickly dressed,
ran downstairs, and raced out the door to discover...”. In addition, they have amazing illustrations. For example: On page 13 right next to the cat shaped tree are cats. That’s why I like this book.
If you like books about plants or hard work you will love this book. Give it a try! I liked this book so I think you’ll like The Night Gardener too.
Stay: A Girl, A Dog, A Bucket List
By Kate Klise
Art By M.Sarah Klise
Reviewed Noah Age 8
Stay is about a girl and a dog who do some not-dog-like stuff because the dog is getting old. If you like doing stuff that you usually don’t do then this book is doggone for you.
This is a story about a girl named Astrid, Eli a dog, and a bucket list, Astrid is young but Astrid’s dog Eli is old. Astrid made a bucket list with stuff she wants to do with her dog Eli before he dies. She takes him to the movies, gives him a bath, they have popcorn at the park, and they slid down the slide. Astrid and her dog did everything together, except one thing. Read to find out what’s the last thing they do on Astrid’s list.
I like this book. One reason I like it is because Astrid has empathy for Eli. One example is Astrid stroked him when he was too old to walk, having empathy for Eli Another reason I like this book is Astrid has good thoughts. She chose stuff that is not very dog-like for Eli and herself to do because Eli has never done it.
This book reminds me of when I made a list of stuff I wanted to do. If you like dogs and bucket lists, then go ask someone for this book.
One Grain Of Rice
Reviewed by Claire Myers
Do you like math? Or kind books or kind actions? Then you will like this book.
There was a raja who collected all the villagers' rice and kept it all to himself. There was a famine, and he would not share the rice. One day a girl name Rani did something kind for the raja. The raja asked her what he could do in return. Rani wanted one grain of rice but told the Raja, "You must double it every day for 30 days." You should read this book. See what happens at the end.
I like this book. One reason I like this book is that it has a good lesson that you should share with people less fortunate than you. This reminds me of our field trip to Feed My Starving Children. I hope it reminds you of something that happened to you. It is good, and you should read this book.
I hope you read this book and you like it as much as me. Have fun reading this book. You should go check it out right now!
This Book Just Ate My Dog
By: Richard Byrne
Reviewed by: Cece
Have you ever seen your dog get eaten by a book? Well this girl’s dog does get eaten by book, and she needed a lot of help. If you want to see what it is like being in a book’s mouth, then read this book.
This book is about girl named Bella who takes her dog for a walk across the page and something very, very bad happens. Then her friend tries to help but the same thing happens. Then a truck comes, and it happens again. Then Bella gets caught by the book. Read to find out how they get out and save the day. They make sure you never read that naughty book again.
I love this book! One reason I love this book is because it is so funny. For example, when you see the dog in the book he looks like he is floating. Another reason I like this book is because the lesson is never give up. That’s me. I always try and never give up. My first time I never gave up on how to swim. Not like my sister. She is still learning how to swim. She takes off her floaties and is brave. Then she swims on the stairs of the pool.
Do you like seeing people never give up? If you do and want to see it, then read This Book Just Ate My Dog. Give it a try! I think you will have a great time reading This Book Just Ate My Dog.
Princesses Wear Pants
By: Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim
Illustrated by: Eva Byrne
Reviewed by: Cece
Do you like princesses? Do you want to know more about princesses? If you do, then read Princesses Wear Pants. It will tell you everything about princesses that you want to know, especially that princesses wear pants.
This book is about a princess named Penelope who wears pants. She likes playing tennis in pants. She also skateboards in pants She says, “I wear pants because I’ve got things to do.” She also does yoga, she gardens, she pretends she is a pilot--all wearing pants. But she still loves wearing dresses. Read to find out what happens when she goes to a ball wearing pants and a shirt and her cat falls in a waterfall.
I like this book! One reason I like this book is because Penelope volunteers to save the royal cat because she is the only one who is wearing pants. The royal family is grateful so they did not care that she was wearing pants. They just cared that the cat was safe.
This book is about a princess that wears pants. Do you like princesses and want to know more about them? If you do then read this book. Give it a try! I think you will have a great time reading Princesses Wear Pants!