To help you guys I am going to post here what the requirements are for each book you read. I am also going to post what I read this quarter because that is my goal!
This quarter (as you did last quarter), each post MUST have
- image of cover with citation
- emoji that summarizes the book or your feelings while reading
This quarter, you will also need to include:
- a blurb (a sentence or two describing the plot), AND
- a recommendation for who would like the book.
I just finished this book and immediately began trying to figure out how I can find time to read it out loud to you guys. It is AMAZING!!!! It is based on the true story of a boy named Salva, who lived in a country called Sudan in Africa with his family. One day he is daydreaming in class when gunshots ring out and his teacher opens the door and tells the kids to run into the wilderness for their lies. Salva discovers that the rebels who are opposing his country’s government have arrived. This book is true but classified as historic fiction because some conversations have been made up since he didn’t remember them perfectly. The book is only 100 pages and is the first book I have ever read that I finished in one day, so I recommend it to ANYONE AND EVERYONE. You will not think about your life the same again!!!!
This was the first book I read in 2018 and I am so grateful for the Newbery Contenders list we use for our predictions because I NEVER would have heard of it otherwise. It is one of my favorite books for fifth graders I have ever read. I like it more than Maxi’s Secrets!!!!!! It is about a boy named Obe who is in sixth grade and whose family used to have a lot of land but had to sell it off a few generations ago. The land is now being developed into a neighborhood, which makes Obe sad because the construction workers leave a lot of trash behind and keeping his land clean is a big thing for him. He is dealing with some friend drama (which is very realistic) and spends time out by the river because he doesn’t have his friend to hang out with any more when he discovers an animal a bit like a dog – but who eats plastic! Obe knows this animal needs to be protected but there are a lot of risks with that. This is a science fiction book but only because the animal Obe discovers doesn’t really exist. Otherwise, everything is very realistic and could be happening right here in Durham! I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t like this book. The chapters are short and I highly recommend it to all fifth and sixth graders!
PS Poop is a BIG part of the story but not in a gross way!