February 23, 2012

Book recommendations by Grade 34

We have been learning about various ways to recommend books, and the reasons for recommending books. We learned that book reports are informative reports that discuss and describe a book in general. Book reports describe what happens in a work; talking about the major plot, characters, and/or main idea of the work. Book reviews are more challenging writings, they are often found in magazines and newspapers. Book reviews focus more on the evaluation of a book. Book talks are discussions held about books. Book talks make listeners care enough about the content of the book to want to read it. We also looked at some book trailers, the newest way to promote books with video. They are similar to a movie trailer, designed to build interest in a book and to encourage people to read, check out or buy the book that they are based on.

Please read Grade 34 book recommendations below and enjoy their PYP Attitude awards given to the book characters.

Viola’s Book recommendation

“Something about Hensley’s” by Patricia Polacco c2006

The book is about a man called John and he owns a shop, Hensley, where everything anyone could wish is on sale. Once two girls, Kate and Molly, who have just moved to the town come to Hensley. The smaller girl, Kate, had wished for a kitten for a long time. One day Molly could not breathe but Old John knew the best doctor in town. Everything turns good again when Molly gets well and Kate gets a kitten.

Henry’s Book recommendation

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney c2010

This book is about Greg Heffley. He is writing a diary. His older brother Rodrick bullies and pushes him around. In this book Greg gets in new problems. I think this book is better and has more interesting events than others. It has different writing (Greg’s handwriting).This book is excellent. It is funny and it is calling you reading!

Klara’s Book recommendation

“My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother” by Patricia Polacco c1994

This book is about a girl, Patricia Polacco. She has this annoying big brother. Her babushka (grandma) looks the other way when the older brother does something mean to Patricia. I enjoyed this book because my older brother is just like hers.

Ugne’s Book recommendation

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling c1997

Character: Hermione Granger

This book is exciting and excellent. Hermione can do anything to anybody with her magic wand. She is so cool! I wish I had a magic wand like her, and could do the things she does in the book.

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