Book Reviews for 4th & 5th grade Readers

Book Review of The Elements by Theodore Gray


Title of Book:

The Elements

Author:

Theodore Gray

Genre:

Nonfiction

Recommended Grade:

5+ (Difficulty of concept)

Stars (out of 5):

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Summary of book (highlights of characters, setting, conflicts):

Ever want to know about the building blocks of our universe? The tiny, tiny orbs? In this book, discover all of the elements on the periodic table from light Hydrogen to very heavy Ununoctium.

Reviewer’s Overall Opinion:

Great book!

Name of Reviewer:

Josiah W.

Book Review of The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

 

Title of Book:

The Name of This Book is Secret

Author:

Pseudonymous Bosch

Genre:

Fiction; Mystery; Suspense

Recommended Grade:

4+

Stars (out of 5):

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Summary of book (highlights of characters, setting, conflicts):

In this book, join Cassandra, a person prepared for everything (or so she thinks), and Max Ernest, a boy pulled in opposite directions by his parents, as they investigate a magician’s death. While on their mission, the duo encounters formidable enemies and more questions than answers.

Reviewers Overall Opinion:

A great, suspenseful book.

Name of Reviewer:

Josiah W.

Book Review of Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

 

Title of Book:

Found

Author:

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Genre:

Sci-Fi

Recommended Grade:

5th-7th

Stars (out of 5):

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Summary of book (highlights of characters, setting, conflicts):

Jonah gets these mysterious letters in the mail. Jonah is an adopted child who had not been through a lot of exciting things. The first letter says “They're coming for you.” His neighbor gets the same letter. Chip is not an adopted child, so it is weird that he gets the same letters. When they find out a huge secret, both boys and Jonah’s sister go on a surprising adventure through time!

Reviewers Overall Opinion:

It was an amazing and suspenseful story that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

Name of Reviewer:

Lani B.

Book Review of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli


Title of Book:

Maniac Magee

Author:

Jerry Spinelli

Genre:

Historical/ Realistic Fiction

Recommended Grade:

4

Stars (out of 5):

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Summary of book (highlights of characters, setting, conflicts):

Jeffrey is a carefree and independent boy who escapes life in the day-to-day quietness of his aunt and uncle’s home to discover the small, segregated town of Two Mills. Jeffrey explores the town creating friends and enemies. Weaving through the black side and white side of town, he finds many people who generously offer him a place to stay (but not for long). From all over Two Mills, Jeffrey begins to be known as “Maniac” for many obvious reasons. Will Jeffrey ever find a permanent home, or will he need to roam the streets and live with the buffalo forever?

Reviewers Overall Opinion:

This is a heartwarming story about friendship, family, and uniting one another. Historical fiction readers will love this.

Name of Reviewer:

Brooklyn D.


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