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--Brooke P., sixth grade
Dixon-Smith Middle School
I recommend the book "The Dangerous Book for Boys" because it gives you hundreds of facts and phrases, and it teaches you how to make things like go carts, batteries, crystals, tree houses and a pocket light. It teaches you about grammar, Latin phrases, wars, the 50 states of America, space, time and the inner and outer map of the world. "The Dangerous Book for Boys" is very interesting. I liked it a lot.
--Evan, third grade
I think you should read "A Lion to Guard Us." It is a great book. People are on a ship when there's a big storm and people get knocked off. It takes place in the 1760s, a time when people made stuff by hand, and I think that would be hard. I like mystery and this book has a lot. People in Jamestown have gone missing and people don't know what to do. When they send people out to find them, they don't come back!
--Jackson, second grade
I think kids should read "James and the Giant Peach" because it is really good. James has mean aunts and he finds a hole in a peach and goes in to escape. Then he flies away in the peach with huge bugs.
--Jamie, third grade
You should read "The City of Ember" by Jeanne Duprar. This book is packed with adventure, action and suspense. The book is about two kids who find a note and team up to find out what it means. When they find out it's an evacuation plan for Ember, an underground city, the action really begins. Will the people of Ember survive? This book will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing what will happen next.
--Daniel, fifth grade