Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Secrets of Droon, Vol. II, by Tony Abbott

The first book was a fun book. Almost the funnest Secrets of Droon I have ever read. It is about when Eric, Julie, and Neil go to Jaffa City, the capital of Droon and the city falls into a spell of snow. Then groggles (flying lizards) and nins (red ogres) and their master Lord Sparr come to destroy Jaffa City. But Eric, Julie, Neal and Keeah, and the people that live in Jaffa City save the day! The other three books are also a lot of fun.

Since I read this, and until now (November 14) I have read Volume III and books 13, 14, and 15 (they stopped doing the volumes on the third one). I can't get enough! I am saving my money to get more.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Love that dog, by Sharon Creech

Do you like reading poems? If you do, you will love Love that dog. The book is about when Jack tries to make a poem and then starts learning how to make one. I liked this book because its like a boy talking to a teacher. For example, it starts:
      SEPTEMBER 13

      I don't want to
      because boys
      don't write poetry.

      Girls do.

Jack at first doesn't like poetry, but then he reads some cool poems at school and he even writes his own. At the end of the book are some of the poems Jack read at school. I really liked reading the poems, but I want them to be right next to the notes that explain about them in the story. My favorite poem was called The Apple. My favorite part of the poem is when it says

yum yum wormy worm yuck yuck yum yum yum
yum yum wormy worm yuck yuck yum yum

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Return to Howliday Inn, by James Howe

This is another book in the Bunnicula series. In this book Chester, Harold, and Howie go back to Chateau Bow-Wow and find new friends: Hamlet, a dog; Weasel, a weasel; Felony and Miss Demeanor, two cats. This book is kind of freaky. It involves talking bones, ventriloquists, paranormal experiences, and a fake dead dog. I liked when Hamlet gets back home and what I don't like kind of freaked me out -- talking bones!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Desert Beneath the Sea, by Ann McGovern and Eugene Clark

You may be asking youself, how can a desert be beneath the sea? A desert has almost no water, and the sea has a lot of water. The desert beneath the sea is actually the sea floor. It is called a desert because it is made out of sand. This book is about how fish live, eat, and even breed at and under the sea floor.

Some advice: If you don't like reading boring stuff, skip the introduction. The introduction is three pages long! After that, things get pretty interesting. A fish that can dig? A starfish that looks like a fish? A fish with two eyes on one side of its head? Find out how fish can do these incredible things when you read The Desert Beneath the Sea

Sunday, October 15, 2006

It Came From Beneath the Bed, by James Howe

This story is about friends, lots of adjectives ("the brave but scared Howie"), and about writing books and scariness. This story is when Pete turns bad and makes a potion so that he would grow and grow and grow and defeat the universe. The potion slipped out of his hands while he was sleeping, and fell on Pudgykins, his stuffed koala bear. And then Pudgykins grew and grew and grew and tried to defeat the universe.

I liked this book because it had friends and little notes and funny things.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Time Cat, by Lloyd Alexander

This was a good book. I learned a lesson and probably everybody in this book learned a lesson. Some lessons were about cats and some were about humans. This book is about when Jason finds out Gareth, his cat, can actually talk and he can travel back in time and to other places. Come with Time Cat to go to ancient Egypt, Japan, Italy, and other places. I liked this book because in every place Jason and Gareth teach somebody a lesson, like in ancient Egypt the Pharaoh thought that cats should be shouted at and of course that is not true. If you like learning, history, and adventures read this book.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Bunnicula, by Deborah and James Howe

This was a very funny book in all three stories (except the middle one). In the first book (Bunnicula: a rabbit-tale of mystery), a family goes to the movies and finds a rabbit and they name him Bunnicula. But Chester, the family cat, thinks Bunnicula is a vampire. In the second book (Howliday Inn), the family goes on vacation and leaves Chester and Harold, the writing family dog, at a pet hotel. In this book, Chester thinks two dogs are werewolves. In the third book (The Celery Stalks at Midnight), they think that Bunnicula is multiplying to make more vampires. The last one is both the scariest and the funniest of the three stories. If you like laughs, being scared, and solving mysteries, read this book.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Secrets of Droon, by Tony Abbott

This volume has the first four books of the series. It's about when Eric and his friends discover a world under Eric's basement. The world is called Droon and it is a magical place with monsters like groggles and nins. In the first book, Eric finds the world under his basement and rescues a little princess named Kia. In the second, Eric and his friends go to Droon to find a palace inside a volcano! In the third, they go to save a mysterious island, and Neal, one of Eric's friends, gets licked by a bug and turns into one! In book four Neal turns back into a bug and they rescue a floating city. Read this book if you like mystery, magic, monsters, and more. I am reading more Secrets of Droon. So far, Eric can send messages from his mind and shoot sparks out of his fingers and July can fly and change shape. I will keep updating as I keep reading this series.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Magic Tree House: Carnival at Candlelight by Mary Pope Osborne

This is a book of when Jack and Annie go on a mission to save Venice from a flood and the only person who can help them is Neptune, the God of the Seas. At first, they don't understand how, and they end up skipping every single thing in the list of things they have to do because they are stomped on all of them! Then they understand and take a trip on a flying lion to the middle of the sea where Neptune lives.

I liked all of the book and I didn't like none of the book. If you like surprises, magic and learning, read this book.