Mysteries According to Humphrey


Mysteries according to Humphrey is by Betty G. Birney. It is located in Long Fellow school. Humphrey is the main character. Humphrey the hamster is trying to find out were Mrs.Brisbane [the class teacher] is. Humphrey has a friend named Og. Og is a frog. He also has a girl that is his friend and her name is Phoebe.


When Mrs.Brisbane leaves Mr.E [the substitute teacher] comes and everything goes wrong. A letter comes from the mail that is from Mrs.Brisbane. This is what it says,”Dear class, I miss you all and I miss Longfellow school. I miss being home too. But the good news is that they say I’ll be up on my feet and dancing before long. It’s funny to think that  this all came about because of Humphrey. Please listen to Mr.E and make me proud. Your teacher Mrs.Brisbane!” Humphrey thinks, How did I do this? Humphrey has a lock that doesn’t lock, and it is a big deal because he could get caught. He helps the whole class, so when Phoebe loses her daisy watch, he squeezes through doors and finally finds her daisy watch. Mrs.Brisbane comes back and everything is normal again.


I loved this book. It was funny, a perfect reading level for me, and it was about animals and I love animals. 3rd and 4th graders would like this because it is a perfect reading level for them. I would rate this book five stars out of five*****.

The Outcast by John Flanagan

Hal is a very interesting teenager, his dad died fighting. Hal is an Outcast in Skandia. He has one friend named Stig whose father ran away.

It is about to be brotherband training where the 15-year-old boys train to be real warriors. So on the day the choose there brother bands Hal gets the group with all the outcast and he is there leader.

Hal is a very smart kid and is a day ahead of the other two brother bands already. But when it comes to training it gets harder for them and it gets more and more athletic every day.

Soon comes the part on a boat, Hal made his own boat named the Heron. She is different from other Skandia’s boats. And during one race one boat gets stuck and can’t compete brotherband training.

Any mistake they make they could lose. It difficulties is hard to match but eventually the win. And win brotherband training they are rewarded to protect a special artifact for a night. And the one night they’re there it gets stolen. They leave to get it back. Will the get it back or will the die! Read this awesome series to find out.

I really liked this book it was 5 out of 5 stars and is and is awesome because it grips on you like a claw and makes you want to read more. Read this book if you like adventure books and books by John Flanagan.


How To Rock: Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston

This book takes place in Chicago. The main character is Kacey Simon, she is a live reporter at school. Her best friend is super popular. She goes to her best friends birthday party at a roller skating rink and at the party she slips in skates then boom crash bang she falls. Kacey Simon gets braces and glasses and he best friends don’t hang out with her any more.

Kacey gets super worried that she is going down on her own popularity. She gets help from her old best friend from elementary school. She makes new friends and she gets a new life, but she still misses her old life. Kacey Simon decided to join a band and makes more friends she is lead singer and goes to practice after school.She gets a little bummed up with her new friends to, somethings go back to normal and some things do not.”I-I can’t be in the band”, that is when Kacey does something to break her friendship with one of her friends, but I am not going to say anything else.

I really enjoyed this book because there are very good descriptions and they explain the story really well and the story was really great. I think someone who likes books that can be realistic but not that much, because that is what the book is about a every day life for some people but not for all people. I would give this book 5 stars out of 5.


Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos is about a boy named Jack who is eleven years old and lives with his Mom, Dad, horse and turkeys. He lives in Norvelt, a really small town in Pennsylvania that’s named after Eleanor Roosevelt. His Dad was in the army so he has some rifles that Jack accidentally shot himself with.

Jack’s problem is that his Dad is worried that the Russians would attack them so  he wanted to protect the town by building a bomb shelter in their backyard but too do that Jack has to cut down his Mom’s cornfield. That’s why his Mom grounds him for the summer.  He spends his summer digging a bomb shelter and helping Miss Volker. Miss Volker was given a job by Eleanor Roosevelt to be the town health helper. Every time a person dies she calls Jack to write an obituary (it’s a news article that reports the recent death of a person ) of that person. Jack then takes it to Mr. Greene, who runs the newspaper, to print in the next newspaper. Whenever he goes to Mr. Greene, Mr. Greene says, “There’s only one reason why you could be here.”.

I really enjoyed the book. It takes a while to read since each page has a lot of information so you have to re-read a lot of pages. I mostly enjoyed it because it’s really funny, for example, Bunny, who’s Jack’s friend, makes Jack touch a dead person. There are other parts I enjoyed, especially when Jack’s Dad lands a plane he won while gambling in right field and when Miss Volker does an operation on Jack. You would enjoy this book if you don’t mind people dying because a lot of people die in it. I would give this book five out of five stars since it’s so funny!


The Glass Sentence

The Glass Sentence by S.E grove is a book about a girl named Sophie Tims.It is the story of an adventure through time and places all over New Occident. Sophie lives in Boston in the country called New Occident.The book takes place in no real time because in 1799 something called The Great Disruption which put every country into another time period. Sophie is taken care by her uncle Shadrack because her mom and dad went missing when she was young. Sophie is very talented as well, she is a scout adventure.


The story is about her adventure with a boy named Theo. Together they travel to different countries scattered in different times to find the cause of the Great Disruption while looking for her uncle. They pay lot of attention to a map made by Shadrack that tells of memories when you touch it. For example when Sophie says in chapter 9 “I had no idea she had such a terrible story in her past”.  That’s when Sophie was  leaving at that time to find her uncle, she seemed scared leaving her home.


I would rate this book 5 stars, its really good. The best part to me was when the story finally got to the adventure and kicked up. I also liked when Sophie was brave and when she worked hard no matter what.   I would recommend this book to people who like confusing books, because it can be confusing. I hope you read this book you will probably enjoy it.


Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes



Over the summer I read a book called, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier. This book takes place in The Vanished Kingdom. The Vanished Kingdom is a hidden palace in the middle of a prison called The Just Deserts. Peter Nimble, the main character, is an orphan thief who is blind. He is a really good thief because all of his other senses are stronger. People also don’t suspect him as a thief because of his handicap. One day Peter steals a box. The box contains three pairs of magical eyes. One pair is emerald, one pair is onyx, and the last pair is golden. The golden eyes send Peter to the last place they saw. The onyx eyes turn Peter into the last animal he touched. The emerald pair…I can not reveal.

The novel is about his journey to The Vanished Kingdom. On his travels, he meets Sir Tode. Sir Tode is a mix between a knight, a cat, and a horse. “I am a human knight ,  Sir Tode corrected,  who has been trapped inside the body of a cat… and a horse.” Together they battle to save the slaves and defeat the evil king of The Vanished Kingdom.

Peter  and Sir Tode find themselves in a lot of dangerous situations.  Peter is an amazing lock pick. He once picked 12 locks within an hour. “It took the better part of an hour for Peter to pick the locks on the Haberdashers carriage.” He uses this skill to take down the king.

This book was really surprising and suspenseful. It had action, and a little bit of mystery. I would recommend this book to ages 9+. People who like fantasy will love Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. I would rate this book 10 stars. I hope Jonathan Auxier writes another one.

Because of mr.Terupt

Because of mr.Terupt by Rob buyea

Because of mr.Terupt is a great book that always made me laugh. Any one who has ever thought of reading should read it.

It is is a bout a bunch of kids who love there teachers but when all this bullying and bad behavior leads to an accident to hurt there teacher what will all the kids do when they find out what happened to there teacher.


There  is friendship problems when girls don’t like each other and neither do parents.


I would give this book a hundred stars if I could but I can’t to I will only give it  5***** Because that is the limit but I loves this book and so will you.

Spelling B and The Missing Magic, By Lexi Connor

My book is called Spelling B And the Missing Magic by Lexi Connor. The main characters are a girl named B her best friend George and their substute  teacher mr bishop. B’s main problem is that her whole family has a magic powers and she does not. When B’s class has a spelling bee and the prize are behind the scenes tickets to a concert with a band called the black cats weird things keep happening after B spells a word. then the prize tickets go missing and everyone starts to worry and B needs to find them.


I think without that small little scene where mr bishop says we are having a spelling B is a big but small event because without the spelling b the rest of the more fun events wouldent happen in this book B does make a big desision but I am not going to say because it will spoil the book. At the end B‘s problem gets resolved! “I have to miss spell it, their is no other way. Bye-bye tickets.”   


I loved my book it was fun, funny and magical. A reader who likes a book about mgic and fantasy and realistic ficton tied together in one  would like this book becaure the is B and B’s family who are magical and the rest of it is normal town normal school and a little bit of freindship. I would rate this book 4 & ½ stars!     

The Giver

       My book review is on The Giver by Louis Lowery. The main character’s name is Jonah. Jonah lives in a very controlled society.  When you are one you are a one, two you are called a two, so on. When you turn nine you get a bike, when your group turns twelve you stop going to school and you get assignd a job. At the ceremony when Jonah turns twelve, he is chosen  for a very special job. He is going to be the next receiver.

    Now Jonah doesn’t know what the receiver is. When he gets his sheet to start his training it says “You are allowed to lie.” Lie? Why would he lie? It also says he will go go through much pain. Why? How? The old receiver will train him. Jonah calls the receiver the giver. The giver shows him how life used to be, before this society changed. The Giver changes Jonah by sharing memory’s of the past before the society changes and makes Jonah realize pain and how other people live.

   The giver gives Jonah memories by transferring them through him to Jonah. The first memory is of sledding. But then the actual pain starts. He gets memory frostbite and cuts and burns. The society has made it so no one feels pain. There is no sadness, but not much happiness. Jonah didn’t know what snow was, he had never sledded. The society didn’t even have hills. A big thing he learns is what color is. His soceity has no color.

      I enjoyed this book a lot. I liked it because it has many feeling, it interested me and it was different from any book I had ever read. I rate this book 5 stars. I think everyone should read this book. This book is also kind of sad so maybe a reader who likes a little emotion.

The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove

by Margaret

I recently read a book called The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove. This book takes place in a place called New Occident, in 1891.The main character is a girl named Sophia. Sophia lives with her uncle named Shadrack because her parents went missing when she was really little. The only way how to know where you’re going is by maps. They do not have any electronic devices. In New UnknownOccident there is something going on called the Great Disruption. The Great Disruption is when the world got split up into little groups and each of those little groups got put into a different time period.

No one knows who is causing the Great Disruption. One day, in Parliament people are trying to figure out how to stop the Great Disruption. They decide that they should close all of the borders of New Occident, so no  one can leave and no one can come. Soon, the borders will be closed and everyone will be stuck in New Occident. Meanwhile, Shadrack is determined to find Sophia’s parents so Shadrack teaches Sophia everything that he knows about maps. They are practically prepared to leave for Sophia’s parents when some mysterious men go into their house and steal Shadrack.  All that Sophia knows about these men is that they all have giant scars across their cheeks. Sophia was so sad. Then, Sophia sees a mysterious boy from a different country in her house. His name is Theo and he had just escaped from the circus and needed somewhere to sleep. Sophia and Shadrack have a housekeeper named Mrs. Clay from the Baldlands. Mrs. Clay is a little bit crazy because she had encountered one of the worlds most rare creatures called a Lachrima when she was little and the thought of it still haunts her now.  On page 124, Theo says “I wish I could have met a Lachrima.” Theo ends up coming with Sophia on her journey to save Shadrack.

Sophia and Theo go around the world, traveling through time. I really enjoyed this book because it has that old-timey feeling. I also like how this book uses a lot of old-fashioned words. I like how it has a very clever plot. If you like mysterious, old-fashioned books, than this is the perfect book for you. I would rate this book four stars.