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The Night Before Christmas

TITLE:The Night Before Christmas

AUTHOR:Rose Collins

ABOUT THE BOOK: The original Night Before Christmas has taken an interesting turn and is now bears instead of humans with an exception of Jolly Old St. Nick himself. A perfect book for little kids.

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MY REVIEW: I loved this book even if it was (totally not) too young for me so I absolutely have to give it five stars, a classic poem mixed with The Berenstain Bears, kind of. For a book so special I had to take the extra time to colour the words specially.  The pictures of children dreaming of sugar-plums and seeing jolly old St. Nick again really made me  excited about Christmas again.  

FAVOURITE QUOTE: “Not creature was stirring not even mouse”  

MUSE: A CAT’S STORY

TITLE: MUSE: A CAT’S STORY

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AUTHOR: Joanna Franklin Bell 

ABOUT THE BOOK: Muse has dreams about the country side. Oh yeah Muse is not a typical cat she speaks with her mind so muse and her friends: Contempt and Watch, take off to a journey to chase Muses *dreams*.

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MY REVIEW: The author was kind enough to send me a review copy of Muse: A Cat’s Story. A perfect book of action, friendship, independence too. My favorite thing about Muse is her mind speaking. Oh and there is loss in the book but Muse learns a lot. If you love touching stories about animals Muse will steal your heart.

 

GOOD THE GOBLIN QUEEN

TITLE: GOOD THE GOBLIN QUEEN

AUTHOR: Becket

Illustrator: Raven Quinn

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Good is a normal girl, well, except for the fact that her parents are orangutans and her father is President of the USA, oh and we can’t forget that she’s a queen… a goblin queen! When the goblins find her she has to be their leader and stop them from getting hurt or starting a war. Will she be able to do it all? Read to find out!  

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MY REVIEW: I loved that Good’s parents were orangutans and that the hobgoblin pretended to be waiting for them and not at all in trouble! HA-HA!! The hobgoblin was my favorite because he wanted to be the brave hero!! If you like fantasy you will love this book just like I did!! 

POWERPUFF GIRLS: SUPER SMASH UP

TITLE: POWERPUFF GIRLS SUPER SMASH UP

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AUTHOR: IDW Comics

ABOUT THE BOOK : When Dee-Dee dances in Dexter’s lab something always goes wrong but this time she knocks over a vial of chemical x. It turns her into a big monster and it’s up to the Powerpuff girls to catch her and turn her back into a girl again. But what will stand in their way?

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MY REVIEW: Read in between stories to find out a bit about the next new character(s). The book was really cool with all the transporting around the world… no, sorry. The universe. No, universes. I liked the way each universe was not like Earth and each universe was different from the other universes. If you like teleporting books you’ll like this book!

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

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AUTHOR: J.K. ROWLING

SERIES: HARRY POTTER

 BOOK#: 4

ABOUT THE BOOK: Because Harry is not of age his name should not come out of the goblet of fire… But it did! Now he has to compete in the triwizard tournament! He battles dragons, meets mermaids, and last but not least does a maze which could lead to certain death. Can he make it through it all? Read to find out!

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MY REVIEW: I loved the part where Neville yelled ‘I’ve killed Harry Potter!’ Because he gave Harry the gillyweed and couldn’t see Harry in the murky water. In this book Harry meets Voldemort face to face and learns how dangerous the dark lord is. This book is really action packed!  

TIGERS AT TWILIGHT

Today I have a special review on the blog! I have some friends contributing to this review for a book we all read together!

TITLE: TIGERS AT TWILIGHT

TatTAUTHOR: Mary Pope Osborne

Series: Magic Treehouse

Book #: 19

About the book: Two young people, Jack and Annie, go to Dinoworld. They were trying to find a way to remove a spell from their friend Teddy. Teddy had a spell put on him in one of the previous books that had turned him into a dog. On their journey, they meet people from history, a dinosaur, and find a mysterious medallion.

Jack, Annie, and Teddy return to their tree house from Dinoworld and find a message that tells them to follow clues and collect gifts along the way. The gifts will help them undo the spell on Teddy. The gifts can be anywhere! One place the clues send them to is India. Here, they look for the third gift.

In India, they ride elephants, meet a hermit, and other exciting adventures.

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Our Review:

One Word Sums it up:

BD – Great!

AT – Fantastic!

DG – It’s Okay

CG – Great!

CC – Fine, Detailed!

Phrases to Sum it up:

BD – A Little too easy reading.

CP – Good but would like longer chapters

KS – Would like it to be longer.

Sentences with detail:

BD – I liked when they were riding on the elephant, Saba, because it really sounded cool and in the picture was looking cool.

EM – I liked it when Jack got the tiger’s foot out of the trap.

JI – I was, like, amazed, and I couldn’t stop reading!

JW – I really found it cool and neat when they went to different places.

IC – It was really interesting.

EH – I liked the book so much I want to read more!

HC – It was pretty good!

PB – It was cool when they were swinging around in trees.

RM – It was scary when the python was climbing up the tree!

ER – It was scary when the tiger jumped up when they were swinging on the vine.

EL – I liked how they put in little facts about the animals.

EP – I liked it when they freed the tiger!

JS – I adored the book!

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

TITLE: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABANprisoner-of-azkaban-new-cover-630

AUTHOR: J.K. ROWLING 

 

SERIES: HARRY POTTER

BOOK#: 3

ABOUT THE BOOK: Harry Potter has just made a close escape from a trip to Azkaban, the wizard prison, and surprisingly finds Ron and Hermione in the Leaky Cauldron. After he gets his stuff for his 3rd year at Hogwarts he gets on the train to Hogwarts and meets the new defense against dark arts teacher Professor Lupin.  

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MY REVIEW: I loved this book because Harry actually got to know the teacher. I was on the edge of my seat when the dementors attacked. Literally! I nearly jumped out of skin!!!! The most exciting Harry Potter book yet!