Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

51iOs-WxUuL Charlie’s family was very poor and consisted of seven people; 4 grandparents; Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina; Charlie’s mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket; and little Charlie. One day, in the newspaper, there is an article that says Mr. Willy Wonka, the owner of the Willa Wonka Chocolate Factory, says that he sent out 5 regular wrapped chocolate bars with golden tickets inside. And that whichever 5 lucky children find the tickets, they get a special tour of the factory. Charlie’s family could not afford to buy lots of chocolate bars to try and find one of the golden tickets, but Charlie’s birthday was coming up, and his only present was a 25-cent chocolate bar, saved up by the whole family. He does not get it, but then his Grandpa Joe gives him pocket money to buy another. Still no luck. But the next day, he finds a dollar bill in the snow. He goes and buys a bar of chocolate. No luck. Then, the fat shopkeeper (yes, I said fat.) gives Charlie change and Charlie buys another. He finds the golden ticket! Now, you will have to find out the rest for yourself (and no, don’t ask me).

-Lydia

THE WEDNESDAY TALES / THE PALACE OF LAUGHTER by JON BERKELEY

51GROkPXM+LThe Palace of Laughter is the first book of a the series, The Wednesday Tales. It is about a boy named Miles who wants to find his mom and dad on his way to find his stuffed teddy bear he finds a talking tiger who leads him to the palace of laughter, where he has to save an song angel named Little, who is trying to find her brother silverpoint ,who is  a storm angel. Miles finds  a mean ringmaster named The Great Cortado who has a plan to gets lots of money! Will Miles find his teddy bear? Will Little find her brother? Will Miles stop The Great Cortado? Find out in The Palace of Laughter!

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS J.K ROWLING

0f7b90b809a095c27fd17110.LThis second book of Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets, is about Harry finding a chamber of secrets and saving his friend’s sister, and killing Lord Voldemort’s 16 year old memory.There is also a giant snake going around and peralizing people/turning them so they can’t move.  Everyone thinks Harry is doing all these things!! Will Harry kill the snake? Will Harry save Ron’s sister Jinny ? Will everyone believe Harry? Find out in J.K Rowling’s second book of Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!

THE ANYBODIES by N.E. BODE

51HTXDS54RLThis is a wonderful book that is about two kids that were mixed up and given to the wrong mom and dad at birth. The kids’ names’ are Fern and Howard. These kids finally find there true parents, and Howard hypmotizes his parents into thinking they are … well, you will have to read the book to find out! And Fern has some unexpected, special, amazing powers her dad has some pretty cool powers too! A evil man named The Miser is looking for the same diary that Fern and her dad, Bone are looking for!!!! Will Fern get her dead mother back? Will Fern and The Bone find the diary before the Miser does? Will Howard de-hypmotize his parents ? Find out in THE ANYBODIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Potter–style magic meets Snicket–y irreverence.” – People Magazine

– MOLLY

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE by J.K. ROWLING

41AUqw0TJiLThis wonderful book is the first of a series about a boy named Harry Potter.  His parents are killed by an evil wizard, Lord Voldemort. His only relatives left are his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and his awfully fat cousin, Dudley. They are non-magic, which means they are  Muggles. Harry finds out he is a wizard, so he takes a journey to a magical school, and makes friends along the way. Find out what happens in Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone.

-Lydia

HOLES by Louis Sachar

51Ad2LRKaVLHoles is a great book because it is made by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great great grandfather and has since followed generations of yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build charatcer by spending all day, every day,digging holes exactly five feet wide & five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

 

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CatKid: The Fishy Field Trip

51ClXdsBbRLThis book was made by Brian James & Ned Woodman.  It’s called CatKid: The Fishy Field Trip. The second in a series that rivals Junie B Jones series.

”Um… nothing.” I say. But know what?  My dad always knows when I’m fibbing, that’s what. So he comes over and takes the permission slip out of my hand. That is one of my favorite parts. Check this book out at your local library.

Lydia