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Airborn
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Airborn
Oppel, Kenneth

2004
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Adventure
Age: 11 and up


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May 18th/ 2004
It was a great book! The characters are very real to life. If you like fantasy this is a great book for you. If you like this book you might like the Artemis Fowl trilogy
Pen name: ConFlame
City: Calgary


This is a great book! It's an epic fantasy-adventure story that you would never put down. If you like adventure books, this is definately for you. It's another masterpiece by Kenneth Oppel
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Eragon
Pen name: Flames Fan
City: Calgary

What a great book! It's different than all the other books. It doesn't have same plot and ideas as all the others. Kenneth Oppel has used his talented writing skills to create characters that are innovative and interesting to read about. It's a little bit slow at the beginning, but becomes more interesting near the middle. So keep reading!
Pen Name: Banana
City: Calgary


I really thought Airborne was a real thriller. Kenneth Oppel has made another great novel again. It is one of his best books yet GO KENNETH OPPEL!!! WOOT WOOT!!!
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Sunwing, Firewing, Silverwing, Shadowgate, Dragonsnest
Pen name: Boneye
City: Calgary

Airborn is a pretty good book, but it is very hard book for people that are using English for their second language!!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Ravens end.
Pen name: Lunch
City: Calgary

I thought your book was GREAT! My favourite part was when the pirates were fighting in the ship. The scary part was when the bird bit Matt’s friend in the leg. The funny part was when Matt went inside the closet.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: A to Z mysteries
Pen name: Z Bille
City: Calgary


Airborn is a wonderful book. If you start to read it you will never want to put it down. Airborn is very emotional. It is about a young man that is very determined to carry on his family tradition.
Pen name: Soccer girl
City: Calgary


Amulet of Samarkand
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Amulet of Samarkand
Author: Stroud, Jonathan
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2003
Series: The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Age: 9 - 12

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One of my personal favourites. Nathaniel sure gets in some confusing problems. A great storyline with twists and turns, a lot of magic, and some fantasy.
Pen name: Cricket
City: Toronto


Anne of Green Gables
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Anne of Green Gables
Author: Montgomery, L.M.

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1908
Classic
Age: 9 – 12


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Anne is a very talkative girl who is an orphan. She gets adopted by Matthew and Marilla by mistake and they decide to, maybe, keep her. Read this book and the other books from the Anne of Green Gables novels and get satisfaction from these reads.

Pen name: Beauty Princess
City: Toronto, ON


Anne of Green Gables was a cool book I also liked the movies! Even though I feel sorry for Anne but I also do not think it's fair that parents abandon their children!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Heartland Books(series)
Pen name: ~*ANGEL*~
City: Stettler, AB


Artemis Fowl
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Artemis Fowl
Author: Colfer, Eoin
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2000
Fantasy
Age: 9 - 12

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I think that Eoin Colfer is an amazing author. My favorite character is Mulch Diggums. I hope this author comes out with another book. I hope I get to meet such of an amazing author.
Pen name: Smitkid1
City: Calgary


This book is a very interesting book to me. I like it because the characters are described well and it really grabs you as soon as you start reading it. I'm hopin to read The Eternity Code (sequel to Artemis Fowl).
Pen name: AerosmithRocks
City: Calgary

Eoin Colfer is an amazing author! My favorite character is Holly Short. I like her because she has a good personality. This book is very good and you should try it if you like books about magic. If you like this book you might want to try Artemis Fowl: The Artic Incident.
Pen name: AerosmithRocks

It was a lifetime thriller for all ages it would be a great novel study and a great book to talk about
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Silverwing, Sunwing, Firewing, Isle of the Dead
Pen name: Boneye
City: Calgary


The Bad Beginning, A Series of Unfortunate Events Book 1
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Bad Beginning, The - A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1
Author: Snicket, Lemony
1999
Humour

Age: 9 - 12

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This book is about three children. Their parents died in a fire and they get placed into other relatives homes but all those relatives die and the last place they go in is a guy that wants their fortune. He makes the children do all the housework. Soon the kids want to go but they have a hard time. That's all I'll tell because I don't want to spoil the book.
Pen name: Book Lover
City: Calgary, AB


This is a story about three children who are in for a never ending life of misery (well at least in the series). From lossing their parents in a mysterious fire, to living in a dingy mansion with the evil Count Olof is just a small taste of things to come. If you think your life was not worth living, then you have obviously not read the series of unfortunate events. If you read these books, you may have nightmares and fears as long as you live, however, reading these books will indeed change your life in one way or another.
Pen name: Bobby
City: Calgary, AB


This book has a lot of adventure and as the title says it has many unfortunate events so if you like a book with a happy little elf frolicking with happiness this book is not for you! You will be shocked to see how many time sthe three Baudelaire get out of a mess Violet, the oldest sister, Klaus, the middle brother and Sunny, the youngest sister of the three get into, and of course the bad guy Count Olaf adds to it all! So if you like books with lots of flowers and happiness please don't read this!
Other Favorite Books I've Read: Kasper Snit
Pen name: Bookworm
City: Winnipeg, MB


This is a good book.
Pen Name: Travis
City:
Calgary, AB

This book has much adventure from the beginning to the very end it will leave you hanging. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny have a very misfortunate thing happen to them! Their parents die in a very horrible fire then they are taken to their uncle cousins husband brother-in-law(or something like that) Count Olaf. Count Olaf isn't well the nicest man ever. Violet, Sunny and Klaus end up in a horrible time. If you want to find out more read it. You can find it at your local library. It will be under snicket. Happy haunting! (p.s. It is awesome!)
Pen name: real nice
City:
Calgary, AB

Lemony Snicket is an awesome author (at least the best author I’ve ever heard about!). Violet, Klaus and Sunny loose their parents in an unfortunate fire. Then they go to a man’s house that they've never heard about named Count Olaf. They soon figure out that he is trying to murder them to get the fortune that there parents left behind!! Follow Violet, Klaus and Sunny are in a never-ending unfortunate series of 12 books!!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Because of Winn-Dixie
Pen name: Book Boy
City:
Calgary, AB

Lemony Snicket is a good writer. The bad beginning is one of my favourite books in “The Series of Unfortunate Events. It is the beginning that interested me so much. It is about these very rich kids then one day their parents die.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Dusty Locks and the Three Bears.
Pen name: Pier
City:
Calgary, AB

The Penultimate Peril (The second last book of the series)
My choice to review the twelfth book of the Series of the Unfortunate Events was based on how amazing I think the other books are. To me, this book went over the top. It was the best of them all. This book continues when the Baudelaire orphans go with Kit Snicket in hope that all the mysterious will be solved. Their hopes were dashed when they found out they would be spies at the Hotel Denouement. They have more and mare puzzles to solve. When they were pretending to be concierges, they met many people they wished they would never see again, and they also met many of their old friends. Of course they met the evil villain Count Olaf and his “in” girlfriend. Why I particularly like this book the best, is because of all the characters that came back from the previous books. I thought it was great how the Baudelaire’s and all the previous characters were in the same hotel, and how a mysterious J.S. invited them there. This was also a great book because some of the puzzles are starting to unravel. It also built great anticipation for the next and last book. The Baudelaire’s are also realizing how many enemies they have out there, and also how many friends. My favorite thing of all about this book is the way Lemony Snicket writes it. It always makes me laugh, because of all the amazing characters. Also, it always keeps you on the edge of your seat. He gives away new information about the mysterious, but not enough to know what happens. And that is why I recommend this book.
Pen name: Princess
City: Calgary

I really liked this book because it had a lot of suspense and was just an excellent book. I have personally loved reading all Lemony Snicket books!!!!!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Lemony Snicket Books
Pen name: Book Lover
City: Settler, AB


Battle Cry at Batoche
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Battle Cry at Batoche
Author: Bayle, B.J.
2000
Historical fiction
Age: 9 - 12


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I really liked the book because I like Metis history. I did not like the violence. But I liked the way the author wrote the story. The author even told about the real battles.
Pen name: Bry
City: Calgary


Because of Anya
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Because of Anya
Author: Haddix, Magaret Peterson
2002
fiction
Age: 9 - 12

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Because of Anya was a great book. It really taught me what people go through when thy have any disease. It is also good because it teaches what it takes to be a good friend.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Inkheart
Pen name: Picklewheezle
City: Calgary


Because of Winn-Dixie
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Because of Winn-Dixie
Author: DiCamillo, Kate
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2000
Age: 9 - 12
Realistic fiction

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I read Winn-Dixie and I think this book is great. It shows how a young person feels with people around it and with dogs. The chapters start and finish when the most exciting things happen. It makes you read from chapter to chapter until you finish the book.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Midnight for Charlie Bone
Pen name: Book Crazy
City: Calgary, AB

Because of Winn Dixie made me smile, made me cry, made me laugh out loud. The movie was even better. I love the dog (Winn Dixie.) If you are reading this go out rent the book from the library or go buy it. Ohh and also go watch the movie."
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Harry Potter
Pen name: Cat_dog_1234
City: Calgary, AB

Because of Win-Dixie is one of my favourite books because it just is. My favourite character in this book would probably have to be Win-Dixie because he is so cool.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Report to the principals office. Molly Moons.
Pen name: Casy
City: Calgary

Because of Winn-Dixie is a heart-warming story about a dog,(Winn-Dixie) and a girl called Opal. It is a story about friendship, and holding on to what you have.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Anne of Green Gables
Pen name: Cowgirl
City: Calgary


Bloomability
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Bloomability
Author: Creech, Sharon
1999
Age: 9 - 12

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Bloomability by Sharon Creech is a very good book. It is about a girl named Domenica. She is called Dinnie for short and she and her family are always on the move. Her dad is always finding "opportunities" and they have lived in many places in the US. Suddenly Dinnie's relatives come and "kidnap" her and move her to Switzerland. Dinnie is forced to go to a school where the headmaster is her Uncle Max. Dinnie's struggles at the new school make her character interesting and the story one to remember.
Pen name: Bookworm


The Book of Three
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Book of Three, The
Author: Alexander, Lloyd
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1964
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

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Wow! This was such a great book! I was left wanting to read the next one (there are 5 other books in the series.) I am loving this. It's fantasy meets sci-fi. It's like the Lord of the Rings in a lot of ways and I like that!
Pen name: Mystic-of-the-southern
City: Calgary


That is a really good book. Very carefully done, with humour and suspense; a great mixture! I enjoyed reading it very much. I couldn't stop. Alexander made his books in a way that every chapter seems like some candy you can't wait to get chewing on. I enjoyed it, and am now moving on to the next book in the series, The Black Cauldron!
Pen Name: Scipio
City: Walkertown


Buddy is a Stupid Name for a Girl
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Buddy is a Stupid Name for a Girl
Author: Roberts, Willo Davis
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2001
Realistic Fiction

Age: 9 - 12

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This book was amazing! It was about a young girl nicknamed Buddy. When her dad goes missing, and her brother leaves to search for him, Buddy is stuck living with her aunts, who weren't too fond of her because of some things that her now dead mother was accused of doing. This book has a wonderful variety of characters, my favorite being the grandpa who can't remember a thing! Willow Davis Roberts keeps you guessing and gives the book a unique plot. This book would defiantly be one of my favorite books!
Pen name: ♥Buddy♥
City: Calgary


The Bridge to Terabithia
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Bridge to Terabithia, The
Author: Paterson, Katherine

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1978
Realistic fiction
Age: 9 - 12

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Bridge to Terabithia is a great book. It will make you laugh and cry and you will just want to read it again and again. I hear they are making a movie about it too. I think its going to be great, so check it out!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Giver
Pen name: Chocolate-chip
City: Calgary, AB


This was an excellent book. I nearly cried at the end. It makes you think about it, long after you read it.
Another book enjoyed by this reader: Eragon
Pen name:
The Bookworm
City: Calgary



This book is a very good book to read. It is about this girl name Leslie and this boy name Jesse. Leslie moves into a house called the Perkins’s place. Then Jesse meets Leslie and their relationship as friends grow that's all I can tell you but at the end someone dies. Is it Leslie or Jesse? Read it to find out who dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Parvanna's Journey
Pen name: Liza
City: Calgary

This book is so good but sad at the same time. I would recommend this book to people that can withstand sad things and who have a sense of humour, so people from grades 4 to 10. By-by for now!
Pen name: Monkeyman
City: Calgary


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The Capture
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Capture, The (Guardians of Ga’hoole, Book 1)
Author: Kathryn Lasky
2003
Fantasy
Age: 9 – 12

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This book is totally awesome. It is very adventurous. I have read the whole series and loved it. I think it would be wonderful for any animal lovers.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Fire Bringer
Pen Name:
Fuego
City: Calgary



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Dahl, Roald
1985
Fantasy
Age: 8 - 12

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This book is an absolute classic. You won't be able to go on with your life if you haven't read it. You should also read the second book in the series as well. You can thank Roald Dahl for the wonderful story and the information, detail, description, and great vocabulary he used.
Pen name: STAR

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a wonderful book and it is so great because it let's you think about something that is so amazing. Just imagining that there could actually be a chocolate river and lollipop trees is cool. I think that it is a wonderful book because the characters are so different. It also makes you think somewhat differently because of the strange people like Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, Violet Beaurgarde, Charlie Bucket our hero!
Pen name: Bookaholic
City:
Calgary

This book is the greatest book ever. It's full of excitement and joy. You never know what's going to happen. It makes you want to read till the end!

Pen Name: M'i'k'e'l'o'v'e's'b'o'o'k's
City: Calgary


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a wonderful book. When I read it in second grade, two years ago, I found that it was much different then the movie, but it was wonderful. I loved it very much. A magical fantasy/historic book, I suggest reading it if you haven't. Also read its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. That's really good too.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Thief Lord
Pen Name: Scipio
City: Walkertown



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a humorous story about a crazy candy inventor called Willy Wonka and a poor boy called Charlie. I think readers of every age would enjoy this book. This is also a great read aloud book.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Harry Potter series
Pen name: Cowgirl
City: Calgary



Children of the Lamp
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Children of the Lamp
Author: Kerr, P.B.
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2004
Adventure
Age: 9 - 12

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This book was one of the best I have ever read. It wasn't like any other book I’ve ever read. Anyone who likes a really good adventure will love this book.
Pen name: 11th hour 23,
City: Calgary


A Company of Fools
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Company of Fools, A
Author: Ellis, Deborah
2002
Historical Fiction
Age: 9 - 12
Canadian

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This is a good book for people interested in the Middle Ages other than the life in castles. Has a good summary of the fateful disease called the plague
Pen name: obi-wan Kinobi
City: Calgary


Cool!
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Cool!
Author: Morpurgo, Michael
2002
Realistic Fiction

Age: 9 - 12

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The story was about a boy who was in a coma named Robbie. His dog Lucky ran out in the middle of the road and just missed being hit by a car but Robbie got hit by the car! I didn’t like that part. At the end Robbie’s dog Lucky came to the hospital and woke Robbie up and he wasn’t in a coma anymore! The end made me feel happy!
Pen name: Bugs Bunny
City: Calgary


The story was about a boy that was in a coma. He had a dog named Lucky. I liked that there was an animal in the book and I really like dogs too. I didn’t like when he was in a coma or when a car hit the dog. The book said football.
But it meant soccer for the game he played. When he was in the hospital his class sent him a tape and said a few things each. It was a pretty easy book for me but I liked the book a lot.
Pen name: Tweets
City: Calgary


Coraline
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Coraline
Author: Gaiman, Neil
2002
Fantasy
Horror
Age : 9 - 12

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Coraline is a remarkable book. I recommend it to those who enjoy fantasy literature with a touch of mystery. While you read it you are forced to piece things together as they come up. I loved it because it allows you to think with Coraline while enjoying the book itself. A great read!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Inkheart, Eragon
Pen name: Tiger
City: Calgary, AB


Coraline is a very frightening and suspenseful book. You will get little shivers up your back when the scary parts come
Other Favourite Books I've Read - The Runt
Pen name: Don’t have one
City: Edmonton, Alberta


I thought that Coraline was a great book, because it was so exciting and kept you guessing. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone. It has a wonderful beginning it makes you want to read more and more. I even wish there was a series to it.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Trumpet of the Swan
Pen name: Bookbrain
City: Calgary


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The Dark is Rising
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Dark is Rising, The
Author: Cooper, Susan
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1999
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

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The Dark is Rising is a great book that I really enjoyed because I like the suspense and magic. The author uses amazing words so it makes you feel like you're actually in the action! I am now reading the fourth book. Susan Cooper makes her books fantastic from start to end. This great series reminds me of Emily Rhoda's Deltora Quest.
Pen name: SmitKid
City: Calgary


Deltora Quest
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Deltora Quest
Author: Rodda, Emily
2001
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

The Belt of Deltora, Deltora's only protection, is destroyed. Its seven gems have been taken away from the Belt and have been hidden in seven of the most evil and dreadful places in Deltora. Lief, Barda, and Jasmine's mission is to find all the seven gems of the Belt of Deltora and reunite them with the Belt. There is just one problem: not everyone wants the Belt to be fixed! Can the three companions find all the seven gems of Deltora before time runs out for Deltora? The genre of these 8 books is Fantasy. The reading level is 12 and up. The author of this magical series is Emily Rodda. Enjoy!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Deltora Shadowlands Series
Pen name: Ladymemory
City: Calgary


Double Fudge
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Double Fudge
Author: Blume, Judy
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2002
Realistic fiction

Age: 9 - 12

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Double fudge was so funny I could not put it down. I think the best part was Fudge's reaction when his tooth got swallowed. I also thought that Fudge's obsession with money was great too. It's a great book.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge
Pen name: Possum
City: Calgary, AB


This book was very humorous book. One of the things that happened was that a boy named Peter has a little annoying brother named Fudge and their family is going to have a new baby soon.
Pen name: Hawk
City: Calgary, AB


I really like this book because Fudge is obsessed with money. He fed his bird a marble and the bird ate it. I like it how Fudge speaks for the bird at night after the bird swallows the marble. It is also funny how he said he will buy Washington and call it Fudgeington. It is a really funny book I think it is a really good book to read for the weekend.

Pen name: Hi
City: Calgary, AB



Dragon Rider
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Dragon Rider
Author: Funke, Cornelia
2004
Fantasy
Age: 9 - 12

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke really pulls you in. It has very fun characters. It is about a dragon called Firedrake and a cat-like creature called a Brownie. They go on a quest to find a beautiful place called the rim of heaven. They later find a boy named Ben who comes along on their quest. There is a bad guy named Nettlebrand a.k.a: The Golden One. If you have read Inkheart or The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke you would like this book a lot.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Inkheart
Pen Name: Moocow
City: Calgary


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Eldest
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Eldest
Author:
Paolini, Christopher
2005
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Fantasy
Adventure
Age: 11 - 15

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I think Eldest was an awesome book. It had all the things I was looking for in it. It contained betrayal, honour, trust, and love. The only thing I didn't like in this book was that it was over! When I read Eragon, I really wanted to read Eldest because Christopher Paolini leaves a really awesome ending to Eragon. Eldest was full of suspense and excitement, and really did not disappoint me. In short, I LOVED it!!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Named, The Dark, The Key
Pen name: Booklover
City: Calgary, AB


Eragon
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Eragon
Author: Paolini, Christopher

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2003
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

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This was one of the best fantasy books I've ever read and I read books after books of fantasy .
Other Favourite Books I've Read=The Amulet of Samarkand
Pen name: Fantasy Fan, Hawkwood,
City: Calgary

It sounds like a really good book, but it's really hard to get past the few first chapters. After that, it starts to pick up the pace, but is still very slow moving.
Pen name: Bookie
City: Calgary

Eragon was an awesome book. I can't wait to read Eldest. I would like to know how did the author think of writing the ancient language? Where did he get the idea of the book?
Pen name: Theo Dragon Rider
City: Calgary



I really loved this book. I read it 2 times! I just did not want to put it down.
Pen name: Neo DragonRider
City: Calgary



It is a great book with lots of excitement and adventure. This is a good book for readers of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Pen name: Loey-noey
City: Sudbury


A very good book with fantasy, humour and has a lot of depth. A must read, readers 8 and up will enjoy.
Pen name: Happyface
City: Calgary

Eragon is a book for people who love fantasy books. I loved this book it was great and would keep any reader glued to the book. I recommend this book for grade 4 and up it is really good.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: so you want to be a wizard
Pen name: runescape addicted, Hawkwood,
City: Calgary

A very good book I think Christopher Paolini s a great author; I would consider this to my whole class! (Though I think they would not be interested.)
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Eldest
Pen name: Bobo
City: Calgary


Fair Weather
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Fair Weather
Author: Peck, Richard
2003
Age: 9 - 12

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Fair Weather is a book about family and is set in the past. This book is all about a fair in Chicago. I wonder how exciting it would have been to travel to see something so large and exciting! Still this is a tale with humour, sadness and a twist of love.
Pen name: Bookworm


Flames of the Tiger
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Flames of the Tiger
Author: Wilson, John
2003
Historical Fiction
Age: 10 – 14
Canadian

John Wilson’s book, Flames of the Tiger, is a very fascinating World War 2 Chronicle. A young German named Dieter gets to live through a nightmare during the war. Dieter and his sister, Greta, are desperate to live. Surviving the war is the hardest part; the author takes you through the voyage of a lifetime, as you are right next to Dieter in his horrific childhood. As Dieter tries to provide for his family in these hard times you cannot imagine how much suffering he has to go through to get to achieve his goals. Watch as Dieter struggles to keep his own beliefs or choose what Hitler and his country believe in.
Pen name: mmdrakemm
City: Calgary


Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Author: Creech, Sharon
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2003
Realistic Fiction
Age: 8 - 12

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Granny Torrelli Makes Soup" is one of the greatest books I have ever read! It has the best ways to refresh your friendship and also reminds you how hard or easy friendship can be.
Pen name: Anakin
City: Calgary

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Harry Potter
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Harry Potter
Author: Rowling, J.K.

2002
Fantasy
Age: 9 - 12

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Author: J. K. Rowling
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2005
Fantasy
Age: 7 - adult

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I would recommend this book to any and all Harry Potter fans. This book is very good detailed and it was fun for me to read, so it'll be fun for you to read to.
Pen name: xXAceofSpadesXx
City: Calgary

It is really sad. I cried. There was a lot of snogging and fights about boyfriends and girl friends. I found Harry's lessons with Dumbledor extremely interesting.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Arthur and the Seeing Stone
Pen name: 094243502
City: Calgary



Holes
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Holes
Author: Sachar, Louis
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1998
Age: 9 - 12
Realistic Fiction


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Holes is a really cool and interesting book. The main character goes from living in the city to living in a desert and digging holes all day. Now that's a big change. Lois Sachar made a really awesome book.
Pen name: Lipstick
City: Calgary


I like Holes because it is a very interesting book. I like how they called their new shoe deodorant Sploosh after the peach drink. I also like how Stanley Yelnats first name is his last name spelled backwards. I also like how creative the book is with the names.
Pen name: Kat
City: Calgary


I thought it was a very cool book. It is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats. He has no luck and it is all because of his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather.
Pen name: Quagle
City: Calgary


Awesome. A great book to read. A boy named Stanley Yelnats finds a pair of Clyde Livingstone shoes. The police thought he had stolen them so he got sent to Camp Greenlake to let's just say dig.
Pen name: Lancaster2
City: Calgary


I really liked this book. I read it in literacy (class) last year. The only thing that is that I kind of got mixed up with the whole plot near the middle, but other then that it was a good book.
Pen name: Stephen
City: Calgary
 

Holes takes place in the dried up lake bed of Camp Green Lake. The main character, Stanley Yelnats, is sent to Camp Green Lake for a crime he did not commit. Camp Green Lake is sort of like a jail. Every morning the kids at the camp wake up and dig holes. But what for? Stanley wants to find out. Stanley makes friends with another boy at the camp named Zero and they go on an adventure to find out the truth. Holes is a great story with great characters. If you like mysteries or adventures, Holes would be a good book for you! I would also recommend the movie because its just as good as the book!
Pen name: DK! DONKEY KONG
City: Calgary


May 18th/2004
Holes is a funny book and I recommend it because of the characters and the way it is in the past.
Pen Name: Coolest_Gal_of_All
City: Calgary

It was really good and I wanted to read it over and over again! I think the book was better than the movie.
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Amazing days of Abby Hayes
Pen name: Bob the Builder
City: Calgary

Holes is the best book you could ever read. if I were to pick out a book I would probably would pick Holes
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Just Joking
Pen name: Dog Lover
City: Calgary


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If you're not from the prairie
Author: Bouchard, David
1993
Poetry
Age: 9 - 12
Canadian

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I just love reading David Bouchard's books. This book made me feel like I am from the Prairies which I'm not. It was so well described that it made you feel like you were really there.
Pen name: Ken

If You're not from the Prairie was read to our grade 6 class in preparation for the author's visit. It's truly a wonderful book and the pictures are beautiful. David Bouchard is a wonderful author and I was thrilled to have him at our school. I loved the story and I would recommend it to everyone.
Pen name: Roxanne

I think this book told you a lot about the prairie and how people on the prairie feel. It is very peaceful and it has beautiful pictures. I liked how the pictures were painted and I recommend this book because I think children and grown-ups can enjoy reading it together.
Pen name: HG

"If You're Not From The Prairie" is a very well written and illustrated book that is presented as a poem. I love the way you don't have to look at the picture because the poetic words describe the endless beauty of the prairies. The reason I know about this book is because our school librarian read us the book and highly recommended it. Many others in my school agree that this book is an adventure for your mind and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves descriptive poetry (in other words everyone!!!). So go get it from a library and read, Read, READ!!!!!!!!!!
Pen name: Rhonda Read-a-book



I'm too fond of my fur!
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I’m Too Fond of My Fur!
Author: Stilton, Geronimo
Visit website
2004
Adventure
Age: 7 - 10

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This book is part of my favourite Author Geronimo stilton. On the back of all of the book there is his name. He said that He came from new mouse city, but I don't believe that. His books are easy to read , but they are funny and scary at same time.
Pen name: Shoe
City: Calgary


Inkheart
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Inkheart
Author: Funke, Cornelia
2003
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

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The best book I ever read was Inkheart. It is really long and really interesting. Another book to recommend is The Thief Lord. It is by the same author named Carnella Funke. It is a really good book because it has a lot of detail and has a lot of expression.
Pen name: Za Bomb
City: Calgary


This book was so unbelievably FANTASTIC! My favorite character was Dustfinger. Whenever I had to put down the book, all I could think about was what would come next, it was that suspenseful and entertaining. It's a bit of a difficult read, but after the first chapter, you're right into it.
Pen name: The Bookworm,
City: Calgary

Dear Readers,
This book was written by a person with such imagination. You need imagination to read all of her books. Her name is Cornelia Funke. This book is about a 12-year-old Meggie whose father is captured by a mean man named Capricorn.
You need to be in sixth grade or higher to read this book.
The age category would be twelve year old to sixteen years old.
Sincerely yours: Blue butterfly
Other Favourite Books I've Read= Thief Lord, Dragon Rider
Pen name: Blue butterfly
City: Calgary

Inkheart drew me in right away. The concept was fresh and wonderfully done. How often I've wished that I could be in the story or with the characters and I'm sure many people who have enjoyed a good book do too. The way Cornelia Funke wrote drew me in. I felt like I was there with Dustfinger, Capricorn, and Meg. The story was complex and full of quirky little twists making it unpredictable and more enjoyable. I recommend this book to anybody with a free day because this book will draw you in and you won't want to put it down!
Pen name:
Gotbooks
City: Calgary


I thought Inkheart was a very, interesting book. Just when you thought their lives would be over, something else happens, and makes you want to read more. Inkheart use's it's own name in the book, in a way I can't tell you. You must find out for yourself!
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Amazing Days Of Abby Hayes
Pen name: Sunshine
City: Calgary


Readers everywhere will love “Inkheart” the minute they pick it up, and not be able to put it down until they’re done. Meggie and her father are booklovers. But one night, a surprise visitor comes knocking at their door, causing a chain of events that will forever change their lives. Meggie will discover some new and startling facts: the secrets her father has kept all these years, the truth about her family, and most important of all – her own amazing abilities. But will it be enough to save them from their seemingly invincible enemies? Written in such descriptive detail, the words paint a picture so vivid that it seems almost real. Cornelia Funke unleashes our imaginations, telling a truly unique tale of the impossible coming true. This book is recommended to preteens and teens, but no booklover will be able to resist.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Princess Diaries, All-American Girl
Pen name: S. F.
City: Calgary


Island: Shipwreck Book 1
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Island: Shipwreck Book 1
Author: Korman, Gordon
Adventure
Suspense

Age: 9 - 12

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I think that this is a great book. It is exciting and fun having murders on the island is a good idea because it keeps you on the edge of your seat through the whole novel. If you want a book that is fun, sad and exciting you should read this book.
Pen name: Eruk
City: Calgary


Awesome! This book is a great read. It is full of page-turning suspense. It is about some teenagers who get stranded on the island.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Mister Monday
Pen name: ConFlame
City: Calgary, AB

Easily one of the best book I’ve ever read!!!!
Very good description and awesome plot. Gordon Korman is on of the best authors alive today.
Pen name: 11th hour23
City: Calgary

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The Keeper and the Crows
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Keeper and the Crows, The
Author: Spalding, Andrea
2000
Mystery/Suspense
Age: 9 - 12
Canadian

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I really liked this book because it was an adventure. My favourite part was when the little boy found the treasure. I really think people should read this book. The part I did not like was when the crows pecked the little boy’s fingers.
Pen name: Toby
City: Calgary


Knights of the Kitchen Table
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Knights of the Kitchen Table
Author: Scieszka, Jon
1991
Fantasy
Humour

Age: 9 - 12

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This is a great and really funny book to read. It is Joe's birthday and he got a funny looking book from his uncle. When he and his friends, Joe and Sam opened the book they got sucked back into the middle ages. Great and funny to read.
Pen name: Lancaster 2
City: Calgary




Legend of the Wandering King
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Legend of the Wandering King
Author: Scieszka, Jon
1991
Fantasy
Humour

Age: 9 - 12

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I don’t like this book because it is very boring. It is about a prince who wanted to win a poetry contest and lost, so he gave impossible tasks to the winner. The last impossible task was to weave a carpet that contains the history of people, the present and the future. After the guy did it he died of starvation and tireness.ow the carpet was stolen and the prince wanted to find it. In the end, he did and he possessed the knowledge of the entire hisory of human. It was one of the boringest book I've ever read, I give it a thumb down.
Pen name: INX
City: Calgary


Little Women
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Little Women
Author: Alcott, Louisa May Little
1868
Classic
Age: 9 - 12

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This was an excellent book with a very touching storyline. It was easy to fall in love with it! I would recommend it for readers aged 9-12.
Pen name: Bookworm

The main characters in this book are four sisters. I think that the four March sisters are wonderful. They are very kind and generous even though they do not have much to give. My favorite March sister is Beth. She tried to help a baby with scarlet fever but the baby died and Beth ended up getting scarlet fever. Beth doesn't complain much; she is happy with what she has - her family. I recommend this book. It is a great story about growing up in a loving family.
Pen name: Rainbow Heart

I absolutely loved Little Women. It was a truly touching story about the four March sisters. There's no other way to put it except that it was a wonderful tale of loss, love and adventure. Anyone who can read should read it.
Pen name: Roxanne


The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The
Author: Tolkien, J.R.R.

1974
Fantasy
Adventure

Age: 10 - Young Adult

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These books are beyond amazing. Nothing even compares to the suspense, excitement and overall feel of the book. By the time you get to the making of the fellowship you already have a real feeling for the characters. When disaster hits Frodo you just can't put the book down. Never before have I read anything even in the same ballpark!!!!! 
Pen name: Ferdgy

"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Rings to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie."

This is a great series to read by J.R.R. Tolkien. I started with The Hobbit. The Lord of the Rings is very complicated, but as long as you have a mind for it, it's a great read. The story starts in a quaint little place called "The Shire". The story starts with a birthday party for a certain Bilbo Baggins (the main character from The Hobbit). It goes from there to a very exciting adventure, in which Frodo Baggins, Bilbo's nephew travels from The Shire to a very dark place called Mordor.

This is an exciting story and a very good read. I would give it a try, and I bet you will find it a tale of friendship, adventure and war.      
Pen name: Stacey

When Bilbo Baggins (star in The Hobbit) leaves the shire for Rivendell, he leaves his magic ring to his nephew Frodo. When Gandalf tells Frodo that it is the ring of the Dark Lord Sauron, Mr. Frodo Baggins and his Gardener, Samwise Gamgee (Sam) set off to destroy it. To destroy it, they have to travel to Mordor, the Dark Lord's land. A great read, but humor is scarce and violence is abundant.
Pen name: Love_To_Read
City: Calgary



The Music of Dolphins
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Music of Dolphins, The
Author: Hesse, Karen
1996
Age: 9 - 12

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I think that Music of the Dolphins is a great book. It tells you the story of a girl who has just entered the world of humans. She was found on a beach where a plane had gone down years before. Her name is Mila. She has lived with dolphins most of her life. She is fed and kept as a family member of the dolphins. She can talk to the dolphins. When she is taught how to be a human again she learns about speaking, music and much more. She is only 11 and doesn't know much about any of these things. She makes many friends along the way. In the end she; Well I shouldn't tell you about that. It would ruin the story.
Pen name: Rain Bowl 992

This book is good and bad. First the bad part. This part is that the whole book is very sad and weird and cool at the same time and the good part is the ending is very happy!!!
Pen name: Angel_K
City: Calgary


No Small Thing
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No Small Thing
Author: Ghent, Natale
2003
fiction
Age: 11 - 15
Canadian
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A great book for horse lovers. You really feel for the characters. I could really understand how Nat felt about their pony.
Pen name: Cricket
City: Toronto


Nory Ryan's Song
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Nory Ryan's Song
Author: Giff, Patricia Reilly
2000
Historical Fiction

Age: 9 - 12

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If you’re looking for book filled with sadness, songs and adventures, I suggest Nory Ryan's Song. It will touch your heart with. You can experience the sadness you never experienced before. You can almost feel your heart crying when you are reading this book. Please try reading this book. It may be the sadness book you ever read.
Pen name: White Fox
City: Calgary


Paint by magic
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Paint By Magic
Author: Reiss, Kathryn
2003
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

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Kathryn Reiss's Paint By Magic is a mysterious, suspenseful time travel/mystery. The whole story is exciting and descriptive!
Pen Name: Once Upon a Time
City: Calgary


Its a really good book. Its about a boy named Conner who goes home one day and finds his mother sitting on a couch, frozen, as if in a trance. Anyways, he finds this paint book "Cotton of The 21rst Century" it was called. It had a sketch of his mom in it. The paper looked so touchable that he actually touched it and went back in time to 1926, the year Cotton's muse disappeared. Anyways, he goes there, finds out his mum was there, finds out that some of Cotton's paints were Lorenzo da Padova's (which contained black magic), and destroyed the paints and made his way back to his mum. the end.
Pen Name: giggle_wiggle
City: Hamilton, Ontario


Paint by Magic was awesome! I learnt so much from it! I loved reading it! It showed that you didn't need a T.V. or a computer to live. It was the best book ever!
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Born Confused
Pen Name:
BookAngel
City: Toronto


I loved this book so much, plus there was so many details like when he arrives in 1926, there's the phone and the bathroom and everything, it's like you are there with him.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Pen name: Apples
City: Anaheim, CA



The Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups
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Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups, The
Author: Wisniewski, David
1998
Picture Book

Age: 8 - Young Adult

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The book I want to review is that one where why adults say no to some of the gross things you do. I like the one where they say don't pick your nose.
Pen name: Neogeo

This is a very funny book. My favorite part was the part that tells us the real reason why we shouldn't jump on beds. Read the book to find out why. My Mom's favorite part why we shouldn't blow bubbles in our milk.
Pen name: Matty



A Single Shard
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Single Shard, A
Author: Park, Linda Sue
Visit website
2001
Historical fiction
Age: 9 - 12

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A Single shard is one of my all time favorites. When I was reading it I couldn't put it down. I just kept reading and reading. The most fantastic part is when the pottery broke. If I were you I would read it day in and day out!
Pen name: The Littlest Pink Hare
City: Calgary



Surviving the Applewhites
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Surviving the Applewhites
Author: Stephanie S. Tolan
Visit website
2002
Realistic fiction
Humour
Age: 9 - 12
2003 Newbery Honor Book

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This is one of the most confusing books that I have ever read. The story begins with Jake having to go live and be home schooled by the crazy Applewhites, a family of about a dozen. Jake didn't have much choice after having been expelled from every school in the state. When the family is putting together the performance of "The Sound of Music", everyone gets into it. I give this story one thumb up for excitement but it was still very confusing. Read it yourself to find out if Jake can actually survive the Applewhites.
Another book enjoyed by this reader: Holes
Pen name: Kyprusoff_34
City: Calgary

   

The Tale of Despereaux
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Tale of Despereaux, The
Author: Dicamillo, Kate
2003
Fantasy
Age: 9 - 12

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The Tale of Desperaux is a pretty good book. The things that created the book was a small mouse with big ears, a spool of thread and a bowl of soup. It's strange. I thought it was a little bit funny. The oddest thing about the book is that a small mouse with big ears goes to the dungeon to save the princess. It is a pretty odd book that gave me some stuff to laugh about. People who are good readers like me will find the book quite easy.
Pen name: Horseluver
City: Calgary


A nice, easy read. A bit confusing, but a great storyline. The concept of a mouse, a spool of thread and a princess is extremely original.
Pen name: Cricket
City: Toronto



The Thief Lord
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Thief Lord, The
Author: Funke, Cornelia
2002
Adventure
Fantasy
Age: 9 – 12

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Awesome! This book is one of the best reads in a long time! The plot of the story is so good you'll find that you have to keep reading. It is about street kids surviving in Venice with adults chasing after them. The Thief Lord helps keep the kids alive.
Other Favourite Books I've Read: Heir Apparent
Pen name: ConFlame
City: Calgary

This book is really exciting! I wonder where the merry-go-round has gone? I would like to know where the Conte is, is he in Venice?
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Frindle
Pen name: John, Hawkwood School,
City: Calgary

The thief Lord is a book about street kids surviving in Venice with adults on their trail. These adults are the rich relatives of 2 boys. These kids are kept alive by stealing and by the help of the "Thief Lord". The kids find out who the thief lord really is.
Pen Name: Abby McCay
City: Calgary


Tuck Everlasting
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Tuck Everlasting
Author: Babbitt, Natalie

1975
Fantasy

Age: 9 - 12

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Kidnapping, murder, and a jailbreak, those three things are contained in this exciting book written by Natalie Babbitt. This book includes many adventures, and some heartwarming parts. It's about a girl who discovers a family with a secret that I am not going to tell you about. But family is the key to this book. If you like to read, then this book is for you. It has so many different plots mixed with adventure, humour, and tragedy. I would consider it for all ages, even if a parent wants to read it to their child, the child would still like it. I recommend this book to you!
Pen name: carebear

I really liked the part in Tuck Everlasting when Winnie helped the Tucks with their lives. I also loved the part when the Tucks gave Winnie a bottle of Spring water and they told her that she could only drink it when she was 16. But then she poured some water on the toad that always sat in the weeds across the road.
Pen name: J.K Rowling

This book is great! In the end though it's a little sad. The Tucks though.....THEY LIVE FOREVER!
Pen name: Ham

I thought it was a good book. It interests me how it was set in the 1800's. I like how the man in the yellow suit makes so much action in the book. As I read it I finally found out why the man in the yellow suit had to die. I recommend this for kids in grade 4-7 because its complicated and some young kids may not understand it.
Pen name: Monkey
City: Calgary

Tuck Everlasting was such a good book that I couldn’t put it down. I was glued to it. After I finished it I really wanted to read it over again. I never wanted to put it down.
Other Favourite Books I've Read=Just Weird
Pen name: Dog Lover
City: Calgary



The Two Princesses of Bamarre
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Two Princesses of Bamarre, The
Author: Levine, Gail Carson
Visit website
2001
Fantasy
Age: 9 - 12

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Meryl. The brave, courageous Meryl and Addie. The shy fearful Addie. Meryl catches the Grey death and Addie has to go find a cure. She meets many monsters on her way but she also faces many other challenges. Read and find out.
Pen name: Skater
City: Calgary


Definitely the best book I have ever read in a year! I stayed up really late trying to sneak in a couple more chapters before my mum or dad told me to put the book down. It's filled to the brim with love, but it was still almost overwhelmingly suspenseful!
Pen name: The Bookworm
City: Calgary, AB

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