The Report Card
By: Andrew Clements
Secret #: 017
Pages read: 173
This book is about a girl named Nora who is a middle school student. Nora has always been a straight A student, but is tired of all the studying she has to do to get good grades. She wants all school testing to stop. So she decided to stop studying and getting good grades. After a while, she decided that she needed more kids to fail their tests so that they could convince their teachers that they don’t need to be tested anymore. Nora’s plan worked for a few days, but them the teachers decided that the kids had to take their tests. Nora failed her tests for 6 weeks and the other kids failed their tests for 2 weeks. Even though the other kids went back to studying and getting good grades, Nora and a few of her friends kept failing, hoping that they could stop taking tests. In the end, the principal finally convinced Nora that she needed good grades to get into a good college, so she gave up on her plan and went back to studying and good grades.
I liked this book because I wanted to know what would happen and if Nora would succeed.
Nice Job Leo! You did very good on your book blog for this month!
That was a cool book Leo nice job
Good job Leo! Can't wait to read it.
That's really good! Now i want to read that book.
Title: Freddy's Final Quest
Author: Dietlof Reiche
Secret Number: 017
Freddy is a hamster extraordinaire and when he shuts down his computer when he is called upon to go on a journey through time in order to save a young boy's life. Accompanied by Sir William the wise tomcat, Enrico and Caruso the guinea pig poets, and Tjark the robot hamster, find themselves in a dangerous land filled with Crusaders and wild hamsters. But when the Crusaders capture Enrico and Caruso and plan to eat them, the entire mission is put in chaos. Near the end he turns on the computer and writes a note to a girl names Sophie, his hamster owner. Saying the time with her has come to an end. It is sad, but yet a happy ending.
One day fern ran screaming "No!" She didn't want the one pig that got left out killed so she asked for the pig and when it was about 3 months old she named the pig Wilber. Later that month the pig had to go to her uncles named Mr.Zuckerman. He had a farm that Wilber would stay at. One day a rat named Templeton came out and told later near Christmas Zuckerman would kill he and eat the ham from him. Wilber fainted, later he asked for a friend, then a strange sound came and said "I'll be your friend Wilber." Wilber took a while to find the strange thing it was a girl spider named Charlotte. Wilber asked if what Templeton said was right, she said it was, so he ask if she would help him because he didn't want to die. She said she would help him so she wrote words on her web like, Some Pig, Terrific, and Humble. The school fair is here and there was a pig fair in it, and Wilber was in the fair. Will Wilber win and not get eaten, or will he lose and get eaten.
Written by: Josh Wagstaff
Brain Robesen a thirteen year old. Was going on a plane to his dad's house. The pilot started to have a heart attack, so he had to fly the plane. Then he crashed it and he survived. Then he finds himself in the Canadian wilderness. He only has a wind breaker and a hatchet his mom gave him. he finds these berries that makes him very sick. He has to survive on his own with only a windbreaker and a hatchet. He learns how to fish hunt make a bow and arrow make a fire and more.It is a great book it is hard. i would recomend this book.
Thats pretty robust Caden. Nice job!
Report By: Gavin Jensen
Book: Heroes of 9/11
Author: Allan Zullo
I read Heroes of 9/11 by Allan Zullo. It talks about when America was attacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. I wasn't alive when this happened, but I have heard about it. In this book the author talks about different stories from different people who helped or saved other people in 9/11, and even some people who died trying to help. It talked about the different rescues at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on another airplane that crashed. One thing I think is kind of sad about this book is that lots of firefighters and police officers died and paramedics because they were trying to go help other people. They were brave. I also liked that this book had a lot of action in that and talked about things people could do to help. I hope we never have an attack like that in America again. This is an interesting book if you like true stories and there are more stories like it in the True Tales series.
Title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
By: Rick Yancey
This book is definitely one of my favorites. This book is about a kid who sort of gets tricked into stealing the sword of king author. Except the story is in our time and the knights are the descendent of the original knights. Some reasons I like this book is because It has a lot of action and adventure in it. but what happens is Alfred crop a 15 year old boy gets stuck with his Uncle then later on stays with a knight of the round table. The main character in this book is Alfred Kropp. Like I said before he is a 15 year old boy, but Alfred Kropp is not of the most robust person. In the end he turns out to be pretty cool though. But what happens in the end is a mystery.
Who is Jeff Kinney?
By: Patrick Kinney
Secret Number: 017
You probably know who Jeff Kinney is, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. But Jeff wasn’t always this successful. On February 19, 1971 Jeff was born. During his childhood he loved to draw and read the comics. Later in college he had his own comic strip called “Igdoof.” It was an unsuccessful series at first, but later became very popular. After college, in 1998 Jeff began gathering ideas for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. When he started gathering ideas he imagined it as an adult book, a very long one. In 2000 he married a woman named Julie. Later in 2002 Will Kinney was born. To introduce the Wimpy Kid series he put weekly journal entries of Greg on Funbrain. 2005 was the year Jeff had his second son Grant. Finally in 2006 Jeff met Charles Kochmen. Charles helped him edit the book and turn it into a kid’s book. In 2010 Hollywood made its first Wimpy Kid movie. Now Jeff writes his books and owns a bookstore with his wife.
An Elephant In The Garden
A 16 year old girl named Elizabeth and her little brother Karl are living in Germany during World War 2. Their mom works at the zoo. Elizabeth gets an orphaned elephant for her birthday because Russia is coming to bomb Dresdan, Germany, They wanted to save the elephant from being killed. Her dad has gone to fight against Russia. When they're outside putting Marlene the elephant in her stable, she runs away and the bombers come. They barely make it out of the city alive. When they look back, they see their whole city in flames. They have a long way to walk until they reach their aunt's house. They finally get there and they find someone sleeping right outside. You'll have to read to find out who it is. I recommend the book.
That seems super like a super good book! I need to read it! Haha! :)
Mrs. V, how come you put almost everyones secret number as either 375, or 017?
By: Michael Morpurgo
Secret #: 375
Pages read: 173
This book is about two boys. One is named Aman and is from Afghanistan. The other is named Matt and his lives in England. The boys meet in England after Aman escapes the terrible treatment and life threatening conditions of Afghanistan. Aman’s dad was taken away and killed by the Taliban because he helped an American soldier. Aman and his mother and grandmother were forced to live in a cave after the police and the Taliban take away their home and farm and all of their money, except some jewels and money that his grandma had hidden in a mattress. While Aman was living in the cave, a dog that he named Shadow came to him for help. The dog was hurt and starving. Aman took care of Shadow and Shadow took care of Aman many times during his escape to England. Along the way they were helped by some British soldiers after Shadow saved them all from a bomb that was buried. The soldiers realized that Shadow was really a soldier dog that had disappeared a year earlier. They were so happy to get her back, so they helped Aman and his mother get to England to live with his Uncle. After living in England for 6 years, Aman and his mother are denied asylum and are being held at a detention center until they are deported back to Afghanistan. Matt and his family and friends want to help Aman, so they call the newspaper with the story and protest the detention center. If you want to know what happens, and how Shadow comes back to help Aman one more time, you’ll have read the book.
Michael Vey the prisoner of cell 25
Richard Paul Evans
My story is about a boy named Michael Vey. He has electric powers and has a shocking adventure. He and his friend Ostin where at a regular school when a student joined there class.
Her name was Taylor and she has electronic powers, too. She can read minds. They meet and become friends. They make a club called the electroclan. They find out the truth about themselves. They are being hunted by a man named Dr. Hatch. He is raising an army to take over the world. So they go to the academy to put a stop to his plans.
At the end of the book Dr. Hatch runs with other electronic children and went to a safer place. They get more people at the electroclan club. There is more to the book than you think. Read the book to find out more. I can't wait to read book 2.
Report by: Sam S
Book: 5 kingdoms; Death weavers book4
Author: Brandon Mull
Cole Randolph is stripped from his world in Arizona to a place called the Outskirts, a place in between life and death; Dreams and reality. His adventure continues as he enters the 4th kingdom: Necronum!
In this realm it is hard to tell the living from the dead! The shaping (magic) is to summon or bind the dead! The dead are called echoes because they are like an echo of the body. It is also home to Nazeem the evil Torrivor that is threatening to take over the Outskirts.
Cole must find the 4th Pemberton girl named Destiny, and finds a clue. He must go to the cave of memory where he will find an “imprint” of Destiny to learn of her Whereabouts. He finds he must go to Gamat Rue a prison for the dead where his soul might be trapped forever. Everyone is captured except for Cole and he must go to the temple of Robust Sky where he will find help. He then must cross over to the echolands, the realm of the dead. This book is amazing I would highly recommend this book. If you want to hear the end you’ll have to read this amazing book.
10 True Tales: World War ll Heroes/Vietnam War Heroes
By: Allan Zullo
Number of Pages: 319
Secret Number: 375
There have been many great heroes during our wars. This book includes 10 True Tales of Vietnam War heroes, and 10 True Tales of World War ll heroes. I will share 2 great and brave heroes. One is a World War ll hero and one is a Vietnam War hero.
Lieutenant Richard Antrim was a very brave soldier. He was captured by the Japanese and taken to a Prisoner of War camp. They forced him to turn over all his belongings. Their ship, the Pope, was bombed and they were forced to stay on the life rafts until someone picked them up. Unfortunately, it was the Japs that picked them up. When he woke up, he saw a group of prisoners standing in a circle. It was an Australian officer who didn't bow low enough to honor the Jap. He was getting beaten with some bamboo. Luckily, Antrim stood up to the cause. They had a trial for wether or not he received a worthy punishment. The Australian was still ordered fifty lashes with a thick piece of rope. Antrim ordered the guard to give him the rest of the lashes.
Now I will share a Vietnam War hero. Kenneth Stumpf was an Army man who was just deployed and he was patrolling the jungle waiting for the NVA (North Vietnam Army) to come and attack. Since the vines were so thick, when they attacked, he didn't know where he was shooting. The first real fight came a few weeks later. he couldn't find his helmet or his rifle, and enemy grenades were raining down on them. He found his things, and relaxed a little. He was nicknamed Stumpy.
They both earned the Medal of Honor, the highest rank of Armed Forces. I really enjoyed this book and hope you all read it. There is much more to the book so you'll have to read it to find out more.
Good Job Glentley
Nice one @Glen haha glentley
By: Susan Collins
Katniss Everdeen has won the 74 and 75 hunger games, but now Katniss is up against a bigger threat. Fellow tributes Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason, and Annie Cresta have been captured by the harsh capitol. Katniss is now in district 13 now with Plutarch Hevansbee and Alma Coin. Katniss has decided to travel to district 8, but gets attacked by the capital. Later on Peeta, Annie, And Johanna return from the harsh capital, but Peeta has been high jacked who try's to kill Katniss. Katniss is sent on a mission to the capital to help the troops but secretly she is going to asainate Snow. On her mission she encounters traps like fire, sap, and mutts. On their journey with them is Finick Odair, Boggs, Jackson, Gail, and Cressida. When Katniss has her best shot at killing snow she goes for it. Bombs got set off, because of the force of the bombs Katniss caught on fire. Katniss soon returns to snow's mansion. I would like to tell u more but I can't. Read the book I recomend also there is a movie but it's split up to pt1 and pt2.
Name: Belle Eaton
Title: Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Author: Roald Dahl
Secret Number: 375
Pages Read: 190
Willy Wonka gave Charlie his chocolate factory after the tour in the chocolate factory. Then they went into the Great Glass Elevator and Charlie's parents were terrified or scared and Charlie's grandparents were the same except for Grandpa Joe. Later on, the elevator got really fast and the elevator got to space because of how fast they were. Charlie's parents and grandparents except for Grandpa Joe were terrified. Later on they found the biggest and the only space hotel in space and the other astronauts that were in there own spaceship and the president thought they were aliens. Charlie and the other people with them went in and they saw Knids. They are bad and they eat people. When they got back, Willy Wonka tried to get the old ones out of the bed but nothing worked. Then they got a letter from the president, saying they were invited to the white house. If you want to know the rest or more details you should read it. I recommend this book.
By: Wendy Mass
Number of Pages: 267
Secret Number: 375
The book Eleven Birthdays is about a guy named Leo and a girl named Amanda. Amanda and Leo have always been best friends and celebrated their birthdays together, but on their tenth birthday they get into a big fight. Amanda and Leo choose to spend their birthdays separate on their eleventh birthday.
In the book Amanda and Leo have the worst time at their separate birthday parties. Amanda can't wait till her party is over and it is the next day so she can stop thinking about the fight that led her, and Leo to have different parties this year. There is just one problem though the next day is her birthday all over again.
Amanda and Leo eventually figure out that both of them are going through the same problem. Since that cursed day, their birthday keeps repeating over and over until they figure what is going on. After not talking for the prior year they start becoming friends again. Amanda and Leo together figure out that they need to do special actions and activities to remove the curse. One of the things they need to do is celebrate their parties together. As the days keep repeating itself Amanda and Leo start becoming friends again.
Throughout the book Amanda and Leo work together to figure out why this is happening and while they do that they go through many adventures and figure out many mysteries. To figure out if they break the curse you will have to read the book.
Nice job Vanessa sounds like a good book
Vanessa, why are our secret numbers the same?
By: Brandon Mull
Number of pages: 351
Secret Number: 375
The book I chose to read is called Fablehaven. This book is one of the best books I have ever read.
Two siblings, named Seth and Kendra go to their grandparent's house for a couple of weeks. They usually NEVER go to their grandparent's house because they discourage people to come. When they get there, weird things are going on. Guardians acting suspicious, milk being put out on the lawn every morning, insects gathering around mirrors, and grandpa forbidding them to go into either the forest nor the barn. They soon figure out that their grandparents are caretakers of a magical preserve, there are mystical creatures everywhere, but you can't see them, only if you... drink the milk, and they also figure out that their housekeeper Lena is a former naiad. ( one of the mystical creatures ). When Seth, Grandma, Grandpa, and Lena get captured by a witch, what will Kendra do?
you will have to read the book yourself if you want to figure it out.
i have been thinking about reading fabehaven but i'm now conviced.
Mr. Terupt Falls Again
This book is a really sad book. The characters are basically acting like they are writing in diaries because they are telling you what happens. In the first book something happens to Mr. Terupt and he has to stay in the hospital for a long period of time. In this book something else happens but I don't want to spoil it. The characters in this book are Mr. T, Lexie, Peter, Jeffery, Luke, Anna, Danielle, and Ms. Williams. In the middle of the book Luke finds a baby on the side of the road on his way to school. When he takes back to school every one is worried. While this is happening Lexie, Luke, and Peter are in the library. When they arrive back at class the see and ambulance and firetruck and start getting worried and cry. But in the end the baby s fine. These books are my most favorite books of all time so I HIGHLY recommend you read them.
Book: Sky Raiders Five Kingdoms
By: Ryan Richards
This book is about a kid named Cole and Dalton and Jenna and other friends. Cole and his friends go to a haunted house and a group of people kidnapped except for Cole. Cole follows the kidnappers hoping to save his friends. He follows the kidnappers to a place called the outskirts.
After the kidnappers stop for lunch Cole makes an attempt to rescue his friends. But the kidnappers find him then sell him as a slave to the Skyraiders. At the Skyraiders he goes on missions and raids castles that are not cared for.
After returning from one of his missions an army from the high King comes and takes one of his friends Mira. Now it is up to Cole to rescue Mira,Dalton,Jenna and all his other friends.
good job everyone:)
Secret Number: 375
Rouge Wave is an amazing book! The book is part of the Waterfire Saga, Book 2. I highly recommend you read this book! In the book there are the 5 main characters, Serafina, Neela, Becca, Ava, and Astrid. They are the direct descendants of the 6 who ruled the ocean. They have to find 6 talismans to save the ocean from a great monster named Abbadon. They aren't the only ones who are trying to find the talismans, Captain Traho and his soldiers are trying to hunt down and kill all of the mermaids. Traho is trying to free the evil monster Abbadon to destroy the ocean, and the mermaids are trying to kill the evil monster and save the ocean. To find the talismans the mermaids will have to work very hard to find all of them, before Traho does. I recommend you read the book Rouge Wave to find out if they do succeed, and read the rest of the Waterfire Saga series.
Book Gordan Korman Unleashed
By Didn't say
This wasn't a very good book it was about a dog who chases a car. Then there wondering why because Gordan never ran at cars. So they start to wondering why. %Then there thing start going bad for the kids and dog. The kids get there shortcut get a no trespassing sign, then the dog gets tied to a chain. So now the kids have to be tardy, or wake up really early in the morning, and go the long way. Then the dog can't go far to play. Then when there thinking about why Gordon chases the car the car comes by, and then the car comes by then Gordon breaks lose from the chain. fined out what happens next by reading the book.
Banner In The Sky
Author: James Ramsey Ullman
The book I read is called Banner In The Sky. It's about a sixteen year old boy named Rudi Matt who is anxious to climb Citadel the biggest mountain in Sweden and the mountain that his father died on fifteen years earlier. Unfortunately Rudi's Mother and Uncle band him from climbing the mountain. Ignoring this Rudi sneaks out of his job in the kitchen to attempt to climb the Citadel. while he is out he finds a famous climber named Captain Winter trapped, so he rescued him. Rudi gained an alley while climbing the Citadel, but Captain Winter is shocked to find out a kid saved his life. Rudi and Winter face a lot of troubling challenges on the way to the top, but found a way through all of them. After a couple days they finally made it to the top of Citadel. They were so happy. Rudi tells his mom everything that happened. She was mad that he snuck out but happy that he made it up to the top.
That book sounds good! Would you recommend it? My sister said "You gave away the ending!!"
Peter and Wendy
Peter and Wendy was surprisingly a very good book! It talked about their adventures to NeverLand. It wasn't my favorite book, but when I got into it the book was great! In the beginning, Peter loses his shadow and found it in a drawer. As he was leaving Wendey woke up, and she thought he was crying... He was trying to sew his shadow back on... With soap! So, she felt very bad for him, and sewed it on for him. Soon Peter and Wendy became friends, and he told her about how there are no girls in NeverLand! So, she decided to go with Peter and her brothers. Peter was true to his words, he said there were mermaids. But they were NOT nice to Wendy. They had some fun and some scary adventures. One being caught by Captain Hook. Their good adventure was being friends with the Indians! If this sounds interesting to you, I would recommend reading this book!
*Wendy woke up...
Good job Boston! It makes me think that that book is a good book and a fun one to read.
How To Eat Fried Worms
In how to eat fried worms it's about kid and his friends making a bet to eat worms for 15 days in a row. The 5th day he was very hyper and crazy. Billy (the one who got dared) can put as much ketchup or mustard as he wants on the worm.The 5th day he was very hyper and crazy. On the 13th day his friends cheated and glued 2 worms together ,but that day Billy decided to not put anything on the worm and noticed that their were 2 worms. His friends cheated but the bet still went on. Later on that night Billy woke up with a stomach bug so he went in to his mom and dads room and told them what was going on so they called the doctor and the doctor said It's okay if he eats worms. so the bet still went on. Later in the book he went to a baseball game and he got home at 11:00 and his friends tricked him that is was the 15th day when it was the 13th so before he went to bed he saw his calendar and remembered that it was the 13th day and he didn't eat a worm that day and at the time its was 11:58. So he just ate the worm alive. Later on he wins the bet and get 50$. I would recommend reading this book. :)
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
magnus chase is a 15/16 year old orphan/hobo. he has been missing since his mothers death when he was 14. she was killed by wolves with glowing blue eyes. ever since his friends blits and hearthstone have been keeping him company. up until his 16th birthday he was living under a bridge, until he runsinto his crazy uncle named randolf. randolf takes magnus to a bridge to summon the sword of summer.then he runs into a fire giant named surt attacks him. magnus cuts surts nose of (no gore involved) blah blah blah magnus and surt die the end.
or so i thought. he is sent to a viking afterlife called valhala where where he finds out who is father really is. Frey the norse god of fertility. well surt on the other hand is waiting to regain his strength until the day when the wolf ( the one that sent other wolves to kill magnus's mother) will arise. magnus is sent back into the mortal world to get the sword the he droped when he died on the bridge( not the one he lived under). he endures so much. it is part of a series it is the first book in the series and the second will come octoctober 18th this year. anyway it is also a really funny book especialy the chapter names. I 100 percent think you should read this book.
The Battle For Skandia
Secret # 017
# of Pages: 317
The Battle for Skandia is very interesting. Will ( the main character) with Evanlyn ( also known as princess Cassandra) are on the land of Skandia. When they hear that an army is coming they plan to win, but the army is a strategic army, and a powerful one. When the battle comes Will's mentor, Halt, is there and tries to find a way to solve the problem. When they solve they go to war. It goes well at first, but then the opposing army starts to win. If you want to know who wins the war read this book. I highly recommend this book, and the series.
Book: Percy Jackson
Author: Rick Riordan
My book was Percy Jackson, it is this amazing adventure with this kid that is half human and half god a demigod.That gets sent of to this place called half blood hill and learns how to fight. He does this because Zeus god of the sky thinks that Percy stole his lightning bolt that is the most powerful weapon on earth. You must be wondering why he doesn't think a god stole it? He thinks Percy Jackson stole it because the ancient rules of the gods state that a god can not take another god's weapon directly from him. So Zeus thinks that Poseidon told Percy Jackson ( son of Poseidon and Sally Jackson) to go get it and give it to Poseidon because the ancient laws never stated that a half blood couldn't stile from a god. So Percy only has tell the summer solstice to find whoever stole it otherwise Zeus and Poseidon will start a huge war that could kill a lot of people. What will happen that's for me to know and you to find out.
There is also many really cool characters such as Zeus god of the sky, Poseidon god of the sea, Annabeth child of Athena, Grover the satyr (which means half goat half man), and there is also Percy Jackson.
The clue in the crumbling wall
One of Nancy's friends comes over to tell her that this little girl is in court and they need to find her aunt. She went missing not to long ago. Her boyfriend gave her his castle house. Nancy wanted to go and check this place out. A little girl started to steal people's plants because a boy told him it would be a good thing to do. Nancy and two of her friends went to go check it out. A little while after they started to go to a friend named sandy. Sandy sells oisters. I haven't finished the book and I am really excited.
I am just an ordinary person working in an extraordinary job! My students are the stars!