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Wishing For Tomorrow by Hilary McKay

Wishing for Tomorrow is a very good book! It's about a girl who went away with the Indian gentlemen and Lavinia is trying to find a new interesting life. Lottie (next door neighbor) is still busy making mischief same as the red headed boy on the other side of the street. Alice their new maid brings a breath of fresh air and sends Lavinia to a new school and she misses her friend very much as well as her best friend Emergarde. Will Emergarde ever find her own way and be happy? Will her friend ever come back? Read this book to find out what happens as Hilary McKay opens your mind to Wishing for Tomorrow!!!
Reviewed by Emma

Calling All Rick Riordan Fans

Author Rick Riordan has a new series about Egyptian Gods. The series is called The Kane Chronicles and the first book is The Red Pyramid
The first book was released on May 4th...here is a brief summary. "When a magical accident unleashes the Egyptian gods into the modern world, Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are descended from the most powerful Egyptian magicians, and only they have the power to set things right!"
You can read or listen to the first chapter on Mr. Riordan's website: ENJOY!
Book 2: Coming spring 2011
Book 3: Coming spring 2012

2009-2010 KC3 Award Announced

Third Grade Readers the final KC3 voting results are in…

Coming in third place was Remembering Mrs. Rossi, second place was Bethany Hamilton, and the winner of the 2009-2010 KC3 Award is Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop by Mary Amato. Lewis and Clark readers also picked Stinky and Successful as our school winner. Check out the comment that Lewis and Clark readers recieved from author Mary Amoto herself... "Mary Amato said...
Hurray!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed Stinky and Successful. Keep reading and laughing, Lewis and Clark! " Check out her funny acceptance speech at... http://www.maryamato.com/stinky-and-successful-kc-3-award-acceptance-speech

The Incorrigible Children Of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a wolf stayed in your house? Well when Miss Penelope Lumley finds out she's a governess for Alexander, Beowulf and Cassiopiea who were raised by wolves she drastically changes their lives. Miss Penelope is only 19 years old! Plus the fun kept on coming when Lady Constance has her party ruined! Read to find out more about these rascals.

Reviewed by Grace

My Garden by Kevin Henkes

In the book My Garden there is a girl
that wants to have a garden.
Her garden will have a jelly bean bush,
invisible carrots, buttons, and much more.
Read this book to find out what else this crazy
girl does to her garden!!!

Reviewed by Abby

Lucky by Wes Tooke

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the dugout at a professional baseball game? Have you ever wanted to be an arm's length away from Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle? Well, Wes Tooke takes you on an exciting trip to the past. Lucky stars Louis, a common baseball and Yankees fan. Louis is one of the biggest Yankees' fan ever. He spends every time he gets with his baseball cards. But one day, Louis and his father go to a Yankees' game, changing Louis' life forever. A foul ball comes heading towards Louis and he catches an amazing ball. The Yankees see and have one thing in mind for a kid like that. Louis is soon turned into a batboy for the New York Yankees. What will happen to Louis when he finds out that baseball isn't all about numbers? Read Lucky by Wes Tooke to find out.
Reviewed by Justen

Cloud Tea Monkeys By Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham

Cloud Tea Monkeys is about a little girl who leaves with her mother and a few other people to visit a plantation. On her off time she visits the monkeys. The little monkeys trust her so much they play with her hair while their mothers take naps. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 because it was very interesting to me so you shoud read it to find out the end yourself.

Reviewed by Abbie

Hip & Hop, Don't Stop! By:Jef Czekaj

This book Hip and Hop, Don't Stop! is about Hip the turtle and Hop the rabbit who don't stop rapping. Hip and Hop are very different with their raps. They meet each other at the Rap Off. I wouldrate this book a 3 out of 5 because it was a interesting but I have to say it was not the best book to me... but read this book and tell me if you like it.

Reviewed by Melanie