Book Stop 5 th  Grade Book Reviews Spring 2008
The View From the Cherry Tree By Willo Davis Roberts  <ul><li>In the book  The View From the Cherry Tree  By Willo Davis R...
Never Mind! by Avi <ul><li>The story  Never Mind!  is about Meg and Edward who are twins but are so different that they th...
Technical Foul By Rich Wallace  <ul><li>In the book  Technical Foul  a boy named Jared blew the mid-season game by getting...
No Talking by Andrew Clements <ul><li>The book  No Talking  tells about a boy named Dave who wants to see if he can stay q...
Babe & Me  by Dan Gutman <ul><li>The book  Babe & Me  by Dan Gutman tells about a boy named Joey and his dad Bill who go b...
The Lightning Thief By: Rick Riordan <ul><li>In the book  The Lighting Thief , by Rick Riordan, 12 year old Percy Jackson ...
The Million Dollar Kick  by Dan Gutman <ul><li>The book  The Million Dollar Kick  is about a girl named Whisper Nelson who...
Flipped By Wendelin Van Draanen <ul><li>The book  Flipped  by Wendelin Van Draanen tells what happened when two sixth grad...
The View From the Cherry Tree By Willo Davis Roberts <ul><li>The book  The View from the   Cherry Tree  by Willo Davis Rob...
Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor <ul><ul><li>The book  Shiloh Season  is a story about a dog named Shiloh and a bo...
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket <ul><li>The story  The Bad Beginning  by Lemony Snicket tells about three children nam...
On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George <ul><li>In the book  On the Far Side of the   Mountain,  Jean Cra...
The Magic Finger By Roald Dahl <ul><li>In the  fantasy book the Magic Finger the Gregg family loves to hunt, and the littl...
The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver <ul><li>The story  The Night I Flunked My Field Trip  by...
The Good Dog by Avi <ul><li>The story  The Good Dog   by Avi explains a dog’s strength and courage. McKinley, a strong and...
N e v e r  M i n d by Avi <ul><li>The story  Never Mind  is about two twins who have their ins and outs. Meg an Edward hav...
Angela and Diabola by Lynne Reid Banks  <ul><li>In the story  Angela and Diabola  Lynne Reid Banks explains how two twins ...
Technical Foul by Rich Wallace <ul><li>Technical Foul  is a book written by Rich Wallace, that takes place place at Hudson...
The Janitor’s Boy   By: Andrew Clements <ul><li>The book  The Janitor’s Boy  explains why Jack Rankin does not like it whe...
The Report Card by Andrew Clements <ul><li>The Report Card  by Andrew Clements tells what a girl does in her grade school....
The Roar of the Crowd By Rich Wallace <ul><li>The story The  Roar of the Crowd  by Rich Wallace tells about a kid named Ma...
They Came From Center Field by Dan Gutman <ul><li>They Came From Center Field  explains that aliens come to earth to learn...
Trouble on the Tracks   Donna Jo Napoli <ul><li>I In the book  Trouble on the Tracks  by Donna Jo Napoli. Zach and Eve are...
Tough to Tackle By Matt Christopher <ul><li>The story  Tough to Tackle  is written by Matt Christopher and is about a boy ...
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  1. 1. Book Stop 5 th Grade Book Reviews Spring 2008
  2. 2. The View From the Cherry Tree By Willo Davis Roberts <ul><li>In the book The View From the Cherry Tree By Willo Davis Roberts, Rob Mallory is an ordinary 11year old kid. He loves just sitting in his cherry tree. But one day he sees something tragic happen to his nasty neighbor, Mrs.Calloway. When he tries to tell his family no one will listen to him. When they finally listen it might be too late. </li></ul><ul><li>Caroline P. </li></ul>F Rob
  3. 3. Never Mind! by Avi <ul><li>The story Never Mind! is about Meg and Edward who are twins but are so different that they think they aren’t twins.Then one day Meg’s friend, Kimberly has a party and finds out that Meg has a twin. Meg told her that he was really cool. She also said he and his band would play at Kimberly’s party, and she told her that his name was Ted . Meg’s parents think that Ted is a boy Meg likes at school, and they then find out Edward has a girlfriend too, Kimberly. Edward was sneaking so he knew that he had to practice for the band. Will the band show up? Will Kimberly's party be a success? Keep reading and find out what happens next </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberly P </li></ul>F Avi
  4. 4. Technical Foul By Rich Wallace <ul><li>In the book Technical Foul a boy named Jared blew the mid-season game by getting a technical foul. He had to argue his foul with the referee which was not good for his team. Because of that, his team, the Chargers, continued their losing streak. Can Jared cool his temper and bring his team to the championship? </li></ul><ul><li> Frankie B. </li></ul>F Wal
  5. 5. No Talking by Andrew Clements <ul><li>The book No Talking tells about a boy named Dave who wants to see if he can stay quiet for one whole day. He wants to stay quiet because he read a book about a person named Gandhi, an East Indian, who wouldn’t talk every other week. Dave and his friend Lindsey turn not talking into a contest between the boys and the girls. The whole fifth grade stops talking for two whole days. During school and out of school. All the teachers get mad and try to get them to stop the contest. Read the book to find out what happens. </li></ul><ul><li> Kyle W. </li></ul>F Cle
  6. 6. Babe & Me by Dan Gutman <ul><li>The book Babe & Me by Dan Gutman tells about a boy named Joey and his dad Bill who go back in time to meet Babe Ruth . They see game three of the World Series, see Babe Ruth’s famous “Called Shot”, and meet Babe Ruth, Amazingly Bill Joey’s dad caught the “Called Shot” by Babe Ruth. They both returned into present time then ended up in Joey’s baseball game and Joey is up next. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> Sean S. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Lightning Thief By: Rick Riordan <ul><li>In the book The Lighting Thief , by Rick Riordan, 12 year old Percy Jackson becomes a magnet for monsters, when he finds out he is an immortal boy. He is the son of the Greek God Poseidon. Percy is on a quest to find Zeus’ mighty bolt and conquers many obstacles along the way. Will his quest be fulfilled? </li></ul><ul><li>You will find out when you read The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. </li></ul><ul><li>Savanna S. </li></ul>F Rio
  8. 8. The Million Dollar Kick by Dan Gutman <ul><li>The book The Million Dollar Kick is about a girl named Whisper Nelson who went to a place called Donut City.When she got there she saw a cardboard cut out of a the famous soccer player named Carmen Applegate. On the cardboard cut out it said you could win one million dollars if you kick the ball past Carmen Applegate. Whisper signed up to try.Will she win or will she lose? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ian B. </li></ul></ul></ul>F Gut
  9. 9. Flipped By Wendelin Van Draanen <ul><li>The book Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen tells what happened when two sixth graders Juli and Bryce like and don’t like each other. At first Juli likes Bryce, but Bryce doesn't like Juli. Then after a couple of events Bryce starts to like Juli and Juli starts to dislike Bryce. Will they ever like each other at the same time? </li></ul><ul><li>Quinn P. </li></ul>F Van
  10. 10. The View From the Cherry Tree By Willo Davis Roberts <ul><li>The book The View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts is about a boy named Rob Mallory. Rob’s older sister Darcy is getting married and his family is going crazy with all of the wedding plans. So Rob hides in the cherry tree all of the time and spies on his neighbor Mrs. Calloway. While in the tree he experiences a murder of someone. You will have to read the book to find out the rest of his tragic experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Lindsey d. </li></ul>F Rob
  11. 11. Shiloh Season by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor <ul><ul><li>The book Shiloh Season is a story about a dog named Shiloh and a boy named Marty who encounter troubles with a grumpy man named Judd. Judd has a huge drinking problem. This starts to become a difficult situation for Marty’s family when he starts to hunt on the family’s private land, and they’re all afraid that Shiloh may get hurt. The situation starts to get out of control when Judd actually shoots Marty, Judd’s nasty dogs get loose and almost kill Marty’s younger sister, and he starts driving his truck crazily all over town. In the end tragic things happen. Read the book to find out who saves the day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Olivia B. </li></ul></ul>F Nay
  12. 12. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket <ul><li>The story The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket tells about three children named Claus, Violet, and Sunny. In this story these three children lost their parents in a tragic fire that burnt down their mansion. Now the three orphans have to live with terrible Count Olaf who makes them do horrible chores. Then Count Olaf wants to get married to 14 year old Violet so he can get all their money. After that, Claus burns the marriage deed. I wonder what will happen? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jack G. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>F Sni
  13. 13. On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George <ul><li>In the book On the Far Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George explains that Alice has run away from home. Alice goes after Sam’s falcon which has been confiscated from him. Frightful, Sam’s falcon, was an endangered species of bird. After Alice runs away, Sam is scared Alice can’t survive without his assistance. How will Alice survive? Will Sam find her? </li></ul><ul><li> Alex C. </li></ul>F Geo
  14. 14. The Magic Finger By Roald Dahl <ul><li>In the fantasy book the Magic Finger the Gregg family loves to hunt, and the little girl next door doesn't like it so she turns the Greggs into ducks and the Ducks into humans. Do you think the Greggs will survive a night of being ducks? Read the book and find out.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Erin L. </li></ul>F Dah
  15. 15. The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver <ul><li>The story The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver tells about some friends Frankie, Ashley, and Hank Zipper. Hank, the main character, has so much bad luck. He made a lot of mistakes on his class overnight boat trip. Hank’s problems began when he did not have his permission slip. His problems continued when he was given a book on how to tie knots. He ended up untieing the boat from the dock. This book was very funny and kept me turning the pages. </li></ul><ul><li> Hayley C. </li></ul>F Win
  16. 16. The Good Dog by Avi <ul><li>The story The Good Dog by Avi explains a dog’s strength and courage. McKinley, a strong and brave husky, goes in search for a missing dog. While looking for her, McKinley comes across two problems. Lupin, a wolf, is starting trouble and Jack, McKinley’s owner, has a crazy idea. Can McKinley take care of both of them? </li></ul><ul><li> Sarah W. </li></ul>F Avi
  17. 17. N e v e r M i n d by Avi <ul><li>The story Never Mind is about two twins who have their ins and outs. Meg an Edward have nothing in common, at least that’s what they think. When Meg moves to a different school and wants to join a club, Edward starts to get into trouble. Then when a rumor went around Meg started to tell lies and not be herself. Kimberly's party almost got ruined, but her brother saved it with his band. Will Meg join the club?Will the party be a success? Will Edward get himself out of trouble? Well you’ll just have to read Never Mind yourself </li></ul><ul><li> Rhiannon R </li></ul>F Avi
  18. 18. Angela and Diabola by Lynne Reid Banks <ul><li>In the story Angela and Diabola Lynne Reid Banks explains how two twins are as different as day and night. From the second they were born Angela is loving, beautiful, and perfect in every way. Diabola is ugly,unpleasant,and troublesome. No one knows what to do with the horrid child. Only her sister Angela has the power to effect her. What do you think will happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Emma P. </li></ul>F Ban
  19. 19. Technical Foul by Rich Wallace <ul><li>Technical Foul is a book written by Rich Wallace, that takes place place at Hudson City Middle School in New Jersey. Jared and Spencer are Co-Captain of the basket ball team. Jared is tall, white, and can be really selfish on the court . Spencer is short and black and is just the opposite of Jared on the court. Through out the season Spencer keeps talking to Jared, Spencer brakes through to Jared and they become friends and win the title of Champions. </li></ul><ul><li> Nicholas P. </li></ul>F Wal
  20. 20. The Janitor’s Boy By: Andrew Clements <ul><li>The book The Janitor’s Boy explains why Jack Rankin does not like it when his dad works at Huntington Middle School as a janitor. The kids tease him which leads Jack to misbehave and get into trouble. Later Jack finds out a whole lot of things about his dad. </li></ul><ul><li> Danielle D. </li></ul>F Cle F Cle
  21. 21. The Report Card by Andrew Clements <ul><li>The Report Card by Andrew Clements tells what a girl does in her grade school. Nora Rowley has a problem about being smart. When she was three years old her sister was putting together a thousand piece puzzle and Nora gave her sister all the pieces of all the spots she pointed too. She doesn't like having all the attention. But now she doesn’t care that she is smart. That is a little bit of information of The Report Card. </li></ul><ul><li> Christian Y. </li></ul>F Cle
  22. 22. The Roar of the Crowd By Rich Wallace <ul><li>The story The Roar of the Crowd by Rich Wallace tells about a kid named Manny who loves football, but finds out its not easy to be the best on the team. The first couple practices and games, Manny sits on the bench not being able to prove himself. Instead of giving up, Manny sill goes to every practice and does the best he can. But every time he got his chance he would drop the ball or get hit. Will Manny score or not you will have to read the book. </li></ul><ul><li> Mike J. </li></ul>F Wal
  23. 23. They Came From Center Field by Dan Gutman <ul><li>They Came From Center Field explains that aliens come to earth to learn how to play baseball. Bloop Jones and his team teach them to play baseball. They don’t understand until they play. Can they beat the aliens? </li></ul><ul><li>Tommy D. </li></ul>F Gut
  24. 24. Trouble on the Tracks Donna Jo Napoli <ul><li>I In the book Trouble on the Tracks by Donna Jo Napoli. Zach and Eve are going on the biggest train in Australia called “The Ghan”. They are going to visit their aunt. But they soon find out that two men have smuggled a priceless,endangered bird called a cockatoo onto the Ghan.So, it is up to Zach and Eve to stop the bad guys. Even though they get thrown off the train, and almost killed, you will enjoy this book as much as I did. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabrielle W. </li></ul>F Nap
  25. 25. Tough to Tackle By Matt Christopher <ul><li>The story Tough to Tackle is written by Matt Christopher and is about a boy that did not want to be a right tackle, but finds out how important that position is.Because of Boots weight he could not be QB. The reason why he could not be QB is that he weighed 139 pounds. He had to weigh 125 pounds. He was late for his game against the Argonauts because of his Brother Tom’s letter. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Josh A. </li></ul></ul></ul>F Chr

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