What we’re reading: from Tween ARC

Wow, it’s November and the holidays are, as they say, right around the corner!  As usual, the 4th and 5th grade members of ARC (Advance Readers Club) have their say about some of the new books they’ve read:

Suzanne Selfors’ Imaginary Veterinary series continues to be popular.  ARC-ers enjoyed The Saquatch Escape

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and  were delighted to find book number 2 waiting on the arc shelves last month!

Here is what they have to say about The Lonely Lake Monster:

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Rohit says “I liked it a lot, I had a great time!”  His favorite character is “Ben Silverstein, because he has a cool hair cut.” He liked The sasquatch escape, too.

Elena also enjoyed The sasquatch escape and read The lonely lake monster in record time.  Her favorite character is Pearl “because she was funny and was a trouble.”  She says, “The beginning kept me wanting to read on.  The worst part was the end, because it came to an end.”  She would give a copy of this book to Zane but she wouldn’t give it to her best friend Elizabeth “because it isn’t her type of genre.”  Elena goes on to say that not only would she read it again, she’s looking forward to the next book: “I can’t wait till you get the third book “The Rain Dragon Rescue”, The Imaginary Veterinary Series.  I would like to also own the set.  Maybe one day I’ll be able to own them.”

Adithya is also a fan, though he’d make a few changes to the cover: “I’d put the leprechaun and Pearl on the cover” and would “add a lot more imaginary creatures.”  His favorite character was the “leprechaun, because he wasn’t mean and tricky like the other leprechaun.”  He would totally read another book by this author because “this was an exciting book.”

Rivon enthusiastically recommends The Lonely Lake Monster, too!

RC recommends:

The treasure hunters by James Patterson

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He liked the subject and finished it “because it was so interesting.”  His favorite character is Bick because he tells the story and can scuba dive and knows “other things that are cool like karate.”  After a rocky start, RC thought the best part of the book was the middle .

A mystery reviewer read Counting by 7′s  by Holly Goldberg Sloan over the summer.

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He picked it up because he thought it looked good.  His favorite character is Quang-ha’s mom “because she was generous.”  While it took a little for him to get into the book he did enjoy the middle.  This sad and funny book is getting some attention by the Newbery committee.

Lara’s gift by Annemarie O’Brien is another winner–especially for dog lovers, says another mystery reviewer.  She liked the whole book–beginning to end.

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The ARC-ers shared their favorite books and series at the last meeting:

Olivia’s favorite remains Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

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Rhiannon recommends The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

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Rivon loved The third wheel by Jeff Kinney

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Abbie recommends The lightning thief by Rick Riordan:

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And…What we found in the sofa (and how it saved the world) by Henry Clark

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Bshara recommends  House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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and  Mission Unstoppable  by Dan Gutman

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 Rohit likes Titan’s Curse  by Rick Riordan

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Adithya recommends Pet War by Allan Woodrow

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Brendan enjoys the Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz

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Angelina loves Pi in the sky by Wendy Mass

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and last, but not least, Sam recommends the 39 Clues Unstoppable series.  The first book is Nowhere to run by Jude Watson

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Stay tuned!  ARC meets next Thursday, November 21 at 4:00 in the Activity Center.  If you’re a 4th or 5th grader who loves to read and talk about books, drop by and check us out!

 

 

 

 

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