Here is a list of books read and reviewed by kids in the Three Villiage area!
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The Archaeolojesters , by Andreas Oreteil

Ever since the river in Sultana dried up, no tourists have been coming to Sultana. So, Cody, Eric, and Rachel make an Egyptian tablet. Soon their secret is found out by a guy who was a fake. The man gives them $25, 000.

My favorite part was when a farmer stood up at the town meeting and yelled, "WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT MEAN?" because they said something very complicated.

 

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Elyas, Age 8
Minnesauke Elementary


Shakespeare's Secret , by Elise Broach

Twelve year old Hero Netherfield and popular 8th grader Danny Cordova are on a mission to find the missing Murphy Diamond. The Murphy Diamond is a 17 Karat pendant in a necklace that traces back to the English nobility. The police all think it is hidden in Hero's house! On the way to finding the diamond, they befriend Mrs. Roth who is Arthur Murphy's ex-wife. Arthur Murphy's second wife is the woman who inherited the diamond. Therefore, making it known as the Murphy Diamond.

Interesting points: Wait a minute. This part contains spoilers. Do not read this part if you want to seriously enjoy the book. Here we go. Mrs. Roth has a daughter named Anna. She ran away when she was 17. Danny Cordova's mother ran away when he was 5. Once, Anna sent Mrs. Roth a postcard to say that she had married and had a baby. When Danny went to Mrs. Roth's house, he saw a picture of his mother and Mrs. Roth. It was then that Danny and his grandmother were reunited.

 

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Dana, Age 9
William Sidney Mount Elementary


Worst Enemies/Best Friends, by Annie Barrows

This book is about a girl named Charlotte who moves to Boston, Massachusetts. She meets some girls named Maeve, Avery, and Katani. They have to sit together for lunch, but don't like each other very much. Will they become best friends, or remain the worst of enemies? Read the book to find out.

My favorite character is Charlotte because she is a lot like me. She is intelligent, worldly and curious and loves to write.

 

I give it 4 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Dana, Age 10
Minnesauke Elementary


The Witches, by Roald Dahl

The Witches is a great book to read. I like the part when the witches are in the room together and the grand hight witch comes to make her speech. I can't believe that the witches don't have any toes! I like the book because it has a great mystery in the book if he meets any witches. I wonder what will happen to the witches and the kid.

My Favorite character is Grandma. She gives great stories that are very interesting. My favorite story she told was the one that she told about how to notice a witch. My favorite part of the story was when she found the witches in the room. It was a nice book and I would like to read another of Roald Dalh.

 

I give it 4 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Erin, Age 8
William Sydney Mount Elementary


Chasing the Falconers , by Gordon Korman

The book Chasing the Falconers was very adventurous. It has a lot of action. It has a pinch of violence. It has 2 characters named Meg and Aden. Their parents are in jail for giving FBI information to the terriost. The kids think they're innocent. So they break away from Juvie and try to prove they're not guilty. Their fear is that their parents may not be innocent.

My favorite part of the book was when they set the Sunnydale Farms (juvie) on fire. Thats when they escape.

 

I give it 4 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Christina, Age 10
Minnesauke Elementary


Fried Feathers for Thanksgiving, by James Stevenston

The main characters are Emma, Dolores, and Lavina. The story takes place on Thanksgiving and animals are trying to scare witches away because the witches are trying to steal their Thanksgiving soup.

My favorite part was when all the animals wanted to come to Emma's Thanksgiving party. I also liked when a bunny jumped out and said,  "Emma the witch is going to make a cranberry hail storm."

 

I give it 3 out of 5 bookmarks

Reviewed by Elyas, Age 8
Arrowhead Elementary


The Count of Monte Cristo , by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is about a sailer who is looking foward to a good life with his fiancé when a angry stranger gets him in jail for 14 years. When the sailer gets out of jail , he plans his revenge!

My favorite character as a villian was Villefort. As a hero of course, Edmond Dantes. He is very brave and kind.

 

I give it 4 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Emily, Age 11
Setauket Elementary


Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke

I think that this was a very good book. I loved every chapter. I couldn't put it down!
If you like Harry Potter, then this is the book for you. I liked this book because there was always something new happening in the story. I would recommend this for kids 9 and up.

My favorite part was the end. I won't give the end away, but I can tell you that it was the most exciting part of the book. My favorite character was the main character, Meggie.

 

I give it 4 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Emily, Age 10
Minnesauke Elementary


The Candy Shop War, by Brandon Mull

And now the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Shoppe has finally opened! Four young friends, Nick, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon meet the owner of the shop, Mrs. White, who makes very unusual candy.
Rock candy that makes you weightless. Jawbreakers that make you unbreakable. Chocolate balls that make you a master of disguise. And now everyone is searching for a treasure that will change the world. So now the war begins...

 

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Amy, Age 10
Minnesauke Elementary


Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech

Salamonca Tree Hiddle is on the road to the place where her mother is with her grandparents. They are funny and make funny comments. In the story Sal tells about her adventure with Phoebe. Full of twists and turns, the adventure that starts in a new home and ends with a dream being brought back to reality. This is a book you'll love to read.

I love how there is two stories in one. While Sal talks about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic, you live through the story, the side comments, the stops along the road, and everything else that can happen on a journy to Idaho .

 

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Katelyn, Age 11
William Sidney Mount Elementary


Judy Moody Gets Famous, by Meagan McDonald

I would renew this book because its funny.Its funny when Judy is in a bad mood.I love the pitchers. I love when she gets mad  at her friend.I like when she got mad at the teacher.  
My favorite character is Judy Moody.

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Victoria, Age 8


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K.Rowling

It's about a wizard who can do magic. With his two best friends. Hermione is a really smart witch. Ron is Harry's all time best friend who is always there for him.
In this book they set out to destroy Voldemort's horcruxes (things with part of someones soul in them). These 3 friends set out on a quest of bravery, brains, and pure friendship.
 
My favorite character is Ginny. Ron's little sister. She is a caring, funny, pretty girl who will attack if you get her mad. Ginny and Harry have always been crushing on each other. Which Ron highly dislikes.

 

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Theresa, Age 10
Arrowhead Elementary




Eragon , by Christopher Paolini
Eragon is a young boy who finds a polished blue stone which turns out to be a dragon egg that hatches and he turns into a dragon rider, a race of people destroyed by the empire! He names the dragon Saphira and they go on all crazy adventures to destroy the evil empire.
My favorite part is the war against the Urgals and the Varden.

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Nick, Age 12
Minnesauke Elementary


Just As Long As We're Together, by Judy Blume
Just As Long As We're Together is a book about a girl who has a bestfriend and then another girl moves in next to her and she becomes friends with that girl as well. She is not sure if both of her friends will get along or not.
My favorite character of the book is Stephanie, the girl who's afraid her friends will not get along. I like her because the author explains her as a nice, friendly girl in the story. I can relate to her also because a lot of times I make new friends and I'm afraid that they won't get along with my other friends. She has many things going on on top of that, the school prom, her parents separation, and other things. This is a great book and you will have to read it to find out what happens!

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Review by Tuba, Age 10
Minnesauke Elementary

Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate Dicamillo
This book is about a girl, Opal, who lives in a new town with her dad, the preacher. She does not have any friends, but that changes when she adopts a dog she calls Winn-Dixie. Opal takes Winn-Dixie everywhere and they meet a witch, a librarian, an ex-con and some bratty boys. I loved this book.

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Tracy, Age 10
Arrowhead Elementary


The Lucky Baseball Bat , by Matt Christopher
This is about a boy named Martin who moves into a new neighborhood and wants to join the local baseball team. When he sees some boys practicing, he joins them, even though he does not have a glove. An older boy gives him a bat and glove and he gets to join the team. At first he does not play good because his lucky bat is stolen. Then he rescues a boy and his bat gets returned. He starts to play good again, but then a bad thing happens…his bat breaks! Find out what happens next. Read this book!

I give it 5 out of 5 bookmarks!

Reviewed by Kevin, Age 8
Setauket Elementary School


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