Monday, June 22, 2009

GollyWhopper Games

I just finished reading The GollyWhopper Games. It only took me 2 days because I could not put it down! If you are a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this is the book for you.
Gil Goodson is the main character of the book. His future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised the family can move away from all the gossip, the false friends, and bad press that have plagued the Goodsons ever since The Incident.
Gil's been studying for months. He thinks he knows everything about Golly's history and merchandise. But does he know enough to answer the trivia? Solve the puzzles? Complete the stunts? Will it be more than all the other kids know? He must be quicker and smarter than all of them. The ride of Gil's life is about to begin. Does he win?
Throughout the book you can solve the puzzles right along beside Gil...although I will warn they are tricky. I couldn't figure some of the out. Happy Reading!
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Friday, June 19, 2009

What to Do About Alice?

If you are in the mood to read an interesting biography about a girl who grew up in the White House, this is the book for you. Alice Roosevelt was outgoing and independent young lady. She even got into trouble every now and then! Life back then was very different than it is today. The book follows her life from when she was born to until she marries. This is a picture book so you will finish it quickly and probably definitely want to read it again!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Surprises According to Humphrey

Looking at the cover of this book I thought either the cat or the hamster will be the main character. It turns out Humphrey is a class hamster. I thought I wonder what my class hermit crabs must have thought of my class and students!
Humphrey the hamster is the best class pet ever, but don't tell him. He thinks he's a student. His best friends are the kids in Mrs. Brisbane's like Raise-Your-Hand-Heidi, Wait-for-the-Bell-Garth, and Pay-Attention-Art-Pastel. Unfortunately, they can't understand Humphrey's words that sound like squeaks to them, but they seem to know what he means. Humphrey's best friend is Og, the frog who lives in the tank next door to him.
A lot of things surprise Humphrey. He worries about his friend who cleans his room at night after he starts saying words he can't understand, so he's pretty sure that aliens have taken him and one stayed in his place. Will Humphrey eat the veggies he gives him? Absolutely not!
Most of all, Humphrey and Mrs. Brisbane worry about the students who can't follow the rules. What will they do to help them be happy and successful?

Bluebonnets 2009-2010

Click on the Bluebonnet award picture to take a look at this year's Bluebonnet Books. Hillendahl library has all of their Bluebonnet's together on one shelf.
Check back for my book reviews on the Bluebonnet books that I am reading this summer.