Saturday, January 29, 2011
Do you like action? Well the book "Biker Girl" is right for you. It's about a sassy teenage girl, just 17, named Aki. She's Japanese. This book is about Aki with a new bike that was made by her Great Grandfather. It has a soul! The bike was used to get rid of a nasty bike gang. Toru, Aki's cousin, was killed during a race with one of the people from the bike gang, so Aki's supposed to be the new biker to go against the bike gang. While saving people, she somehow gets into a bike race against the bike gang but Aki gets into a surprise! The bike gang's leader was her own brother! The rest of the story gets into a twist with her best friend Kai. Read this book to find out what happens next! Have you heard of Biker girl? If you need her she'll find you~
Friday, January 28, 2011
Goal by Mina Javaherbin utilizes the universal language of soccer (A.K.A. football outside of North America) to address issues of global concern like bullying and poverty. A. G. Ford's realistic illustrations help bring the story to life and add additional depth to the story. For a brief time the game of soccer allows a group of boys, living in poverty, to escape the despair of the slums. This book helps raise social awareness issues and asks the reader to count their blessings. What a great book!
This week our Grade 1 and 2 friends enjoyed some puppy poetry. In "I Didn't Do It!", Patricia MacLachlan takes the perspective of a dog. This book is filled with humour and all dog owners will recognize familiar situations. If you are a dog lover, this book is not to be missed.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Kampung Boy is a short story that follows a small boy while he grows up. The story explains how he is born and grows up in the Kinta Valley in Perak. During the story the boy is in school learning Tajwid(the art of reading Arabic with the correct enunciation). Kampung Boy is a very interesting book. It was very different from any other book I have ever read. I am hoping for a second Kampung Boy because the ending was very good.
By Liam J.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This Book is about 5 average kids who wants to become a band. They got the name "Zebrafish" from a type of fish. Although the kids are different they quickly became friends. There's Plinkie, he's a guitar player. He is very energetic and funny. Then there's Jay. He's a fun guy with lots of ideas. Vita she's a girl who wanted to make up a band. She likes punk style things and she came up with the name "Zebrafish" by looking at his older brother's fish tank. Tanya she is a girl who has leukemia and she hides it from people because she thinks it will make her weird. Then there is Tanya's older brother Walt. He's an artist. He's not really in the band, he just helps them make a cool video. They all go through difficult times which makes it difficult for them to come to band practice, including romance, illness, and tons of other stuff. This is a great graphic novel which teaches you about friendship and trust. I would suggest this book if you like stories about friendship. Zebrafish is not a big book so if you don't like reading think again! This book might change your mind.
Beverly Hills Maasai is the sequel to Alexandria of Africa, where Alexandria Hyatt was shipped to Kenya for a shoplifting crime & learned life lessons about not taking anything for granted. Since Alexandria returned from her trip & is residing in her Beverly Hills mansion, she recieves a call from Nebala, a man who Alexandria befriended in Kenya. Alexandria was expecting a greeting call from Kenya, but it looks like...Nebala and his 2 friends are at LAX themselves for the Beverly Hills Marathon! Looks like Alexandria is in for a bumpy ride once again! Beverly Hills Maasai is an enjoyable book about reaching out of your comfort zone & giving back to the friends who helped you when you were in need. It is fulled with happy, laughable moments & pulse pumping serious times that you have to read! I completely recommend this book to the people who read Alexandria of Africa, and if you haven't read that one yet, I reccommend reading it and this wonderful sequel!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Our Grade 2 friends had a chance to hear "Together Forever" by Per-Henrik Gurth. This wonderfully illustrated story is both touching and informative at the same time. We learned terms like "constellation" and "northern lights" as we travelled to the Arctic where the Polar Bears live. The author's true skill is in his telling of a story of a lost Polar Bear while instructing the reader on the wonders of the stars. What a fantastic book!
Friday, January 7, 2011
"The Cat's Pajamas" by Wallace Edwards is the cat's meow. Idioms are expressions that can't be translated literally. Our Grade 4 students throughly enjoyed the amazing illustrations and creative application of idioms by Wallace Edwards. I thought I had seen it all until I saw the frog in the submarine that was getting his "feet wet". This book is not to be missed.
Have you every been lost? Some of our Kindergarten friends know the feeling and they enjoyed "Little Owl Lost" by Chris Haughton this week. With some help from squirrel and frog Little Owl eventually makes his way home. Now, if he could just stay in his nest!