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Bookmarks, designed by children patrons, are available for $1.00 each! There are five (5) very colorful designs to choose from to help you keep your place in your book! We asked the children to create a bookmark about what Chrisman and reading meant to them. (A couple of them have cardinals on them, representing Chrisman) We are pretty proud of these patrons!
Megan from Douglas-Hart Nature Center was here last Wednesday. The kids were really having a fine time and showed Miss Megan how much they already knew about wildlife habitats. Everybody had fun and they even got to pet Willard the turtle! We adults left that to the kids!
Here are some reading reviews by our student/children patrons and adults. Enjoy!
“Minnie and Moo – The Case of the Missing Jelly Donut”, written by Denys Cazet; review by J. The book was about “They (Minnie and Moo) were looking for the blue chicken.” J’s favorite part is “When they found out Minnie sat on the jelly donut.”
“Minnie and Moo – The Case of the Missing Jelly Donut”, written by Denys Cazet; review by M. The book was about “Minnie and Moo trying to find the missing donut.” M’s favorite part is “When they were in the chicken coop.”
(WRITER’S NOTE: Interesting to see how two different children write about the book)
“Sheltie and the Snow Pony”, authored by Peter Clover; review by W. The book was about “Emma and her pony, Sheltie, go on a ride in the fields. They find a pony in the snow that is very thin and cold. Emma goes to the Lewis’ and asked if it was their pony and Mrs. Lewis said yes. Emma went back home, and came back to the pony and gave the pony feed and a blanket. The next day Emma asked Sally if she wanted to go to see the pony, so they rode up the hill to the pony. When they saw him, he was suffering badly so they called the vet. The vet took Prince, the pony, to Emma’s house. He got better! Then Prince went to Castlers Riding School. W’s favorite part was “when Sheltie gets hit with a snowball.”
“A Party to Remember” written by Tim Tebow; review by B. The book was about “The animals couldn’t find their way to the party. Bronco looked for his puzzle piece.” B’s favorite part was when “The goat kept sneezing and sneezing and sneezing!”
“Our Flag was Still There” by Jessie Hartland; review by A. The book was about “making the biggest flag in the whole entire world (the flag was made by Mary Pickersgill). A’s favorite part was “when the book talked about Francis Scott Key and the National Anthem.”
“World Series” authored by Matt Christopher; review by C. The book was about “Liam and Carter have to play each other in the US World Series. Liam’s team has already beaten Carter’s team, but anything can happen. Carter and Phillip also talk and become friends.” C’s favorite part is “When Liam’s parents announce that they will move back to Pennsylvania.”
“Rotten School – Lose, Team, Lose” written by R.L. Stine; review by R. The book was about “the football team letting the first girl on the all boys football team. Then they let a lot of girls join.” R’s favorite part was “when all of the girls took off their helmets and started to sing and because the whole other team was distracted, Jenny made an easy touchdown.”
“Ready Freddy – Help! A Vampire’s Coming!”, authored by Abby Klein; review by E. “The book was about Freddy having nightmares and trying to stop them.” E’s favorite part “was when Freddy poured garlic and held his nose.”
“Scooby-Doo – Search for Scooby Snacks”, written by Robin Wasserman; review by N. The book was about “Scooby lost his snacks.” N’s favorite part was “when the bear gave Scooby the snacks.”
“Power of the Fire Dragon”, by Tracey West; review by L. The book was about “They all want to go to Queen Rose’s castle but the king won’t let Drake go. Then the hydra attack the castle and Rori and Drake saved it.” L’s favorite part was “Whenever Rori made her connection with her dragon, Vulcan.”
“Never Let a Unicorn Scribble”, authored by Diane Alber; review by S. The book was about “Unicorn scribbled.” S’s favorite part was when “Unicorn ate 2 crayons.”
“Cinderella’s Wedding”, written by Bill Scollon; review by H. The book was about “The Prince and Cinderella got married. Everything was ready.” H’s favorite part was “Jacque and Gus were ring bearers.”
“Howling on the Playground- Scooby-Doo” by Gail Herman; review by A. The book was about “They heard a sound and they thought it was werewolves but it was puppies!” A’s favorite part: “The old lady and the gang agreed at the end! They were very happy.”
“Mission Possible”, authored by Tim Tebow; review by A. The book was about “The friends work together to work things out.” A’s favorite part was “When they slept together.”
“The Night is Yours”, written by Abdul-Razak Zacharian; review by A. The book was about
“The moon was all different colors of peoples skin colors.” A’s favorite part: “When they payed hide-and-seek.”
“One Dog Night” by David Rosenfelt; review by D. “This book is the 9th book in the Andy Carpenter series. Andy is a defense attorney that always seems to take on clients who have overwhelming evidence of their guilt. This case was on a fire that killed 26 people. Andy’s client is accused of being the arsonist.
The case ended up involving many people in very high places. The fire was set to cover up knowledge of materials detrimental to National Security.” D’s favorite part would obviously be when the client is found to be innocent and is reunited with his family – and his dog.
“The Lightning Rod” written by Brad Meltzer; review by J. J isn’t a part of the Adult Reading Program (yet) but wrote a note and stated: “Very Good Book! I could not stop reading. Hope author writes another.”
“American Seoul”, authored by Helena Rho; review by K. “This is a memoir about a Korean woman coming to the United States. It details the difficulties of her life and how she reconnected with her family in Korea. K’s favorite part: “Honestly- the end. This book wad depressing and like one long pity party. The things she endures are sad but she has let all the sadness rule her life. 2/5 stars. (Do NOT recommend)
“Run Rose Run”, by James Patterson and Dolly Parton; review by L. The book was about “A young girl on the run from her past, becomes a country music singer and meets a country music artist who has retired, but her past catches up with her.” L’s favorite part: “Rose’s relationship with a young up and coming guitarist and the way she gets out of tough situations.”
“November 9” ,written by Colleen Hoover; review by A. The book is about “A man and woman falling in love after meeting only one day a year for five years.” A’s favorite part: “Ben and Fallon forgiving themselves and living happily ever after.”