I'm also reading Morris Gleitzman. We have a large collection of his books in our library.
Do you think it's possible for one child's actions to achieve world peace? In his funny, quirky style, Morris Gleitzman shows how it might happen in 'Give Peas a Chance". (Notice the pun in his title.)
Ben is very upset by the regular TV news reports showing kids killed in war-torn countries. He makes an impromptu announcement that he is not going to eat his veggies until all countries give up their weapons. His action goes viral!
I'm not sure what Morris Gleitzman means by his ending. Is he saying that America still can't resist the urge to attack the Middle East or that it is magnanimously delivering food aid? What do you think?
What books do you recommend for 5-6 children that like mystery books? Please also note authors that write mystery books.
The best mystery book I've read is 'The Book of Lies' by James Moloney. There are also two more books in this series, 'The Book from Baden Park' and 'Master of the Books'.
I also recommend the 'Inkheart' series by Cornelia Funke and 'The Keys to the Kingdom' by Garth Nix.
Another extremely mysterious book is 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.
These should keep you engaged!
I love Max Remy too. I've read book one and I am reading book two.
I love 'Max Remy' too. I've read book one and two, too.
i like Max Remy so so much
It sounds really cool I mite start reading it to but I also have 1 thing to ask how do you add a new review?
Jessica, to add a new review, click on 'comments'
under 'Book Recommendations 2014 and scroll down below the comments to the section headed 'Leave a reply'. Write your review in the Comments box.
I'm reading the trilogy Word Hunters by Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne. I've finished the first one and am reading the second one. It's about a boy called Al and a girl called Lexi who find out that they are word hunters which are a group of people who go back in time to the past using a button on a dictionary. When they go back in the past they must pin down certain words so the words are not lost forever in the past. Once they find out there granddad is also a word hunter but is lost in the past they must find him. You learn a bit about history and about words. I think this book is suitable for age group of 9-14. Enjoy!
I am reading 'Samurai Kids'. The first one is called 'The White Crane'. It is about kids who all have disabilities but the sensei tells them to never give up and they all have a spirit totem. In this story, the boy who narrates is Niya. He's called The White Crane because he is one-legged which is very sad. Their sensei is so kind he accepts all of them as they are, but other masters don't accept the rest of the team because of their disability. This year they will all go to the samurai games and compete. Together all of them must face their fears with the Dragon Ryu.
Sounds interesting. Who's the author of 'Samurai Kids'?
I have read The Remarkable Secret Aurelie Bonhoffen. This story is about the young girl named Aurelie Bonhoffen and she and the rest of her family are part of a circus group and they own the pier. In her family there are her 2 uncle's Uncle Rolo and Uncle Rindolf, her mother Ammarella, her father Argus and her grandmother Lilliana. Along with her family she has done quite a few interesting things, for instance she has juggled, played the dead girl on the ghost train and even played the back end of a cow! But, one day something terrible is going to happen to the pier! Luckily her family tells Aurelie a remarkable secret. She finds it hard to accept but using the secret, Aurelie and her family use the secret to help out in their journey to save their home, the pier! With the help of a former bully that is now her friend, he lets her know the dangers ahead. How he knows? Well you should find out. I recommend this book to everyone, as it is one of those books that makes you feel like you can't stop reading as it is quite interesting.
I'm reading 'Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children' which is about a girl called Tensy Farlow who has no parents. Worse still, she has no guardian angel. When she gets saved by a man who cared not for her, hunted by a lake monster and even betrayed by a witch,Tensy is in mortal danger. But when she gets thrown into the Home for Mislaid Children, a gloomy place where ravens attack and watchers hover over your head, not even angels can be trusted.
But I don't think all hope is lost.
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