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

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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!

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.

 

Another book you may enjoy is Sideways Stories from Wayside School 51yA1Jiji5L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_

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

The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks are back! The Penderwicks on Gardam Street is the second book of the series. This book is cooler than the first. This book is so awesome, you will want to read ALL of the Penderwick books! The Penderwicks are no ordinary people. (Neither is the neighbor’s baby boy, Ben. All he says is ”Duck”.) Batty thinks a man named Norman Birnbaum is Bug Man. Read this and find out what happens!

We are looking forward to the third book The Penderwicks at Point Mouette coming out in 51YF+d0eJzLMay.

-Lydia

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A MOUSE CALLED WOLF! by Dick King-Smith

A soon to be mother mouse was making her nest. She found a music book and she shredded up the pages to make her nest comfortable for the coming baby mice. The last born had to be named. The mom found a page from the music book that didn’t get shredded. It said “Wolfgang Amadeus Mo” so that is what she named the last born. Wolfgang had a hidden talent, he could sing.

My favorite part of the book is when he makes friends with Ms Honeybee. She teaches him new songs. I like it because mice and humans should be afraid of each other, but they are good friends.

–Molly

51pQydWBC5L._SY300_PS This Author also wrote BABE The Gallant Pig, another great book to read.

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THE PENDERWICKS By Jeanne Birdsall

Four Sisters, the Penderwicks, are risky and always seem to be on an adventure. The summer just seems to intensify the thrill. Rosalind, the oldest, cooks brownies for the neighbors gardener, Cagney. Skye is devastated that her best friend may be sent to military school in Boston. Jane writes stories about a heroine named Sabrina Starr. And finally shy Batty is always seen with her dog, Hound. All four sisters together make a plan so Jeffrey won’t be sent to military school. Their summer is full of surprises, new friendships, and adventures.

First of the series. You can find my review on the second one here.415eW-xQ8cL._SS500_

–Lydia

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