Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ms. Nevitt's Sixth Grade EST

I had a chance to meet the sixth grade class the other day. It was great. I have to be honest I was pretty nervous when Ms. Nevitt said she was taking me to meet her sixth grade EST. I don't get out of the library during the day; I mostly go out at night. Once in class I felt pretty good.
Ms. Nevitt did a great job talking about me and my blog. I'm glad you couldn't see my red face.
I hope you visit often and tell me about what book you are reading.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Review

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Reviewed by: Shelby
This was one of the best books I've ever read, and you won't want to put it down until you've finished. The book is about four children (later known as the Secret Benedict Society) chosen for their skills and intelligence to go to a school and figure out how Mr. Curtain is sending secret messages through T.V. broadcasts. And why....
They are in more danger than they think. They speak with Mr. Benedict, the manthat has been researching this for years, throught Morse code. Talking in riddles they have to find out how to stop Mr. Curtain from carrying out his plan. Though the Whisperer may be stronger than they think! Each child has his/her own story and problem that may help in the end.

Coraline Book Review

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Reviewed by Shelby
Coraline is a very interesting book about a child that moves into a new house with 14 doors. Only one is locked, and when opened it opens to a brick wall. At night, curious Coraline opens the door to the mirror image of her house, not a brick wall. The other mother and father want her to stay and to let them love her. She leaves but the other mother traps her parents. In her adventure to find her parents and three lost souls she finds the true personality of the mother with black button eyes, but also makes friends with her crazy neighbors and a talking black cat. Will she be trapped with her other parents in the mirror world or will she unlock the secrets to getting out?

Earthseed Review

Earthseed by Pamela Sargent
Review by Shelby
This is a great book that catches your eye and makes you not want to put it down until you finish. This science fiction book is about Ship, who cares for children brought from Earth to live on a habitable plant trying to preserve pure humankind. As Ship gets close to a habitable planet. Ship sends probes to search it. While preparing for their departure, Ship sends them into the Hollow, a small piece of Earth to prepare for what they will face on the new planet. When new people arrive and real personalities appear it's up to Zoharet and her friends to save Ship and even their own destinies.