Check out the photos below for our Junior School Titans, parents, and teachers reading over Winter Break. Thank you for everyone who participated in this year's challenge!
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NASA astronauts read children's books about space and STEAM topics aloud.
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Oliver Jeffers reads one of his books aloud every day such as Stuck and The Way Back Home.
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David Walliams, the author of Mr. Stink, and many other funny books shares his stories.
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You would like this book if you like Mystery
Reviewed By: Kaeli
These 2 books are about a library but not a regular library, a really whimsical library that has holograms of famous people of the past and hoverboards to reach the highest shelf just to get a book!
First book Mr.Lemoncello who is in charge of the library hosts a contest in the library as an opening party for his library that was newly made.Only 12 people are selected for that contest and only one or a group of people will win.
Second book- This book is based off the first book instead this book is about the teams all around the U.S participating in a series of challenges that Mr.Lemoncello calls library olympics. The question is who will win… Will it be the original team or a new team?
You would like this book if you like Action
Reviewed By: Caitlyn
This book is an action novel that makes the audience want to keep reading. In the beginning, there is a girl named Nikki that is a foster child. She has quick hands- the hands of a thief. Her dad was a criminal in prison and her mom has died. Her life was really unfair, nobody wanted her as a foster child and she watches people come and go. Then one day the witness protection comes, needing her help. Soon after, she joins the Trevor family, has a brother and is renamed Charlotte. She will lead a normal life, join 2 clubs, get b-minuses, make friends, and of course, fight with her brother. At the end, she learns that protecting her family was harder than she thought... especially since her past comes to get her.
You would like this book if you like Suspense
This book is a contrast of funny, romantic, action, and magic. The author combines all of the above things into a very interesting story with funny chapter names. It's about norse mythology, like Thor, Odin, and Loki and all those gods, it's a different than Percy Jackson series, but in this book it has Percy in it it connects the book to another different series, but you should probably read the books before it before you read this book since there is book 1 and book 2 before it.
You would like this book if you like Magic
This book was so amazing. It was a great way to escape and go to another world. Every time I read it, I was always captured and I couldn't put it down. If you are looking for a book with romance, magic, adventure and friendships, then you would like this book. It started off with a woman named Celaena. She had been put one of the worst mining camps in her time. But she survived, and along her journey, she met princes, and true friends. She made bonds, and re-discovered powers. This book was very empowering, but it is a mature book. I hope that if you have read this, you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Reviewed By: Krysta Y.
You would like this book if you like Fantasy
This book is great for readers who love Fantasy. It all starts with Piper McCloud who lives on a ordinary farm with her Parents, Betty and Joe McCloud. But Piper, isn't so ordinary compared to her parents. Ever since she was little, Piper could always float a few inches above the ground. She soon was recruited by Dr. Letitia Hellion who owns a special program that takes care of extraordinary children like Piper McCloud. Little does she know that this program isn't all it seems. Readers who like action mixed with Fantasy, and the most touching ending will love this adventure Piper shall go on. This book will always keep you on your toes!
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Reviewed by Ava Fedoruk
This book is about the ThunderClan leader, Bluestar, and how she grew up. If you have read other Warriors books and wondered about what life was like when she was a kit, then this book is for you. It starts of from when Bluekit was born. The main part of that chapter is her doing so. The next part is one of my favourites because it is very cute. Bluekit goes outside with her sister, Snowkit and explores the dens and the campground which the cats all live in. (From ThunderClan) The rest of the book is about Bluestar's struggles, and triumphs. This book may be a little bit violent when there are battles between clans and parents of younger children may not approve, but this book is mainly about never giving up and finding your true passion. I would recommend reading this book before any other books in this series, because you may find it a bit confusing. This book is a bit big for people who normally like to read smaller books, but that doesn't mean I don't recommend them to read it too. This book took me around two weeks to read and I am a pretty fast reader so it may take most readers a bit longer. This book is very amazing and it captures you so you never want to put it down. This book is mostly a page-turner, but not a thriller. I would recommend this book to people who love cats and adventure stories.
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Reviewed by Colin Tung
I strongly encourage young readers to read: “The Making of a Navy Seal.” The book clearly shows that it will teach you a lot, mainly because it makes you visualize what it’s like in that scenario. It also teaches you how hard life can be, and how you should never give up to achieve your dreams. For example, it explains how Brandon Webb, the main character, is almost forced to quit on being a Navy Seal. But he hung in there and would never quit.
However, some parents may not like the talk of firearms, the deaths of many soldiers, placing explosives, and countless more. I’m still absolutely sure the reason parents don’t want their younger kids to read this book is because of the violence. But even so, it persuades you to keep going on, later on in life. The violence also doesn’t really matter, as long as the writer explains the message he’s giving to you, and The Making of A Navy Seal has explained all of that perfectly.
I know for sure that nothing executes the message of how hard life can be better than "The Making of a Navy Seal". Without a doubt, The Navy Seal is indeed an extraordinary book.