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Check Out What MTES Students are Reading!

5th Grade Book Picks:

Scary StoriesSistersJaguar's Jewel

Jade read the book The Jaguar’s Jewel by Ron Roy. This book is about three kids that went to New York to see Dink’s uncle. Dink and his friends go on a quest to locate a giant emerald that went missing from a museum. "I really enjoyed reading this book and didn’t want to put it down. I love A to Z Mysteries and you should try them!"

Cadence and Amanda read Scary Stories 3 together. They liked it because this book contained scary stories that make shivers go down your spine! They said, "You should read it if you like creepy things."

Aniya read Sisters by Raina Telgemeier. She said this book was about two sisters named Amara and Raina and how they don't get along when they are stuck together without food or water for hours. "You should read it because if you have siblings, you should try to be nice, caring and loving to them. This book was special because it showed me how to be more kind to my sisters."

Valerie read El Deafo by Cece Bell. She said, "This book was an autobiography about a deaf girl CeCe who faces the hard life. I love reading biographies because I like learning about other people's lives. You should read it because it has everything you could want in a book. It was funny and touching. I can relate because for a long time I didn't have any friends."

Nicole recommends Wonder by R.J. Palacio. She said, "This book was about a boy named August who had a problem with his face and everyone made fun of him. I liked it because he kept strong although nobody liked him at first. This book was special because it teaches you to keep on going even if nobody likes you."

4th Grade Book Picks:

Eerie ElementaryPet SitterGraceJunie B. Jones

Tami read Geronimo Stilton's The Search for Treasure and loved it. She said "This book was about Geronimo going to find treasure for the prophecy. I liked this book because it was funny and made me want to keep reading. You should try it!"

Trent read the biography of Abe Lincoln by Tanya Lee Stone. He really likes " to read about Abe Lincoln because he was a good president and an honest person."

Lisa read 100 Greatest Inventions by Philip Wilkinson. She said, "I really like to read non-fiction books. This book was interesting because I want to make my own inventions. My favorite part was when I learned how false teeth were invented!"

Jordyn, Monica and Isabella love the Weird School series by Dan Gutman. Try them today for a good laugh!Sophia read a nonfiction book called Siberian Huskies by Lynn Stone. She said she liked it "because huskies are my favorite breed of dog. You should read it because it has a lot of good details about their height, weight and lifespan."Anna loved Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan. She said "This book was about a kid named Roan who went to Jedi summer camp with his friends. Roan was the best pilot in the academy. You should read it because Star Wars' stories are awesome!"

Ella read Eerie Elementary Recess is a Jungle by Jack Chabert. She liked it because it was scary and exciting! "This book was about a living school. When a ball rolls out through the fence, three friends go out and have one crazy adventure!"

Esperanza recommends Dork Diaries Tales From a Not-So-Great Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell. She said, "I liked it because it had so many background details. I could imagine the setting in my head. This book was about a girl agreeing to take care of a dog and pups when her mom told her she couldn't. You should read it because it is funny. This book was special because it was the first ever book that was big and I read the whole thing!"

Kiara read Grace by Mary Caranova. She said, "This book was about some friends that were trying to make a business. I liked it because it taught me that I can do anything I am willing to do. You should read it because you can make your dreams come true when you work as a team."

Mark read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School by Jeff Kinney. He said, "This book is about when Gregory goes to summer camp and finds out that there is a rumor going around...I liked it because it ws funny and adventurous. It was the best Diary of a Wimpy Kid book I read...and probably yours too!"

Charlotte read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. She said, "In this book, a criminal named Sirius Black is trying to hunt down Harry Potter. This book kept me guessing and it will grip you as you get deeper in the book."

Ella read Junie B. Jones: One Man Band by Barbara Park. She said, "You should read it because Junie B. doesn’t always make sense and it is so funny that it could really bring up your spirits. This book was special because it teaches you that if you try hard you will succeed."

3rd Grade Book Picks:

Ellie's StoryAmelia BedeliaSecret of the FairiesCats vs. DogsGoosebumpsTruckMimi and Maty

Alina recommends you read the book Mimi and Maty to the Rescue by Brooke Smith. In the story, Maty got to bring Mimi, her dog, to school on “Bring Your Pet to School Day.” A new kid named Emma brought her pet parakeet named C.C. to school too. When C.C. flew away, Maty and Emma go on a big adventure to find the parakeet.

Divina would like to recommend you read Everything on It by Shel Silverstein. She said, "It is a great poetry book with really funny drawings in it."

Addison recommends Ellie's Story by W. Bruce Cameron. This story was about a puppy named Ellie who was a search and rescue dog. She said she liked it because "Ellie helps people that are in danger. You should read it because when she lost her sense of smell, she never gave up."

Hadia enjoyed reading Amelia Bedelia Road Trip by Herman Parish. She said, "I liked this book because it was funny and crazy things happen in the story. In this book, Amelia roams around the city spending time with her family. You should read it because it will spark your imagination."

Amelia read Thea Stilton's Secret of the Fairies. She said, "This book is about six mice that go on a mission to save a fairytale land." She liked it because "it takes you on an adventure and it helps you with problem solving. "

Peyton recommends you read Cats vs. Dogs by Elizabeth Carney. He said, "This book was about the differences and similarities between cats and dogs. You can learn things you never knew about felines and canines. This books was special because I love cats."

Christian read Goosebumps Most Wanted by R.L. Stein. He said, "This book was about a monster that destroys everything. The monster was being hunted by spies. This book was special because the monster was huge and funny."

Noah read Marine Corps by Nick Gordon. This book was about Marine Corps vehicles and missions. I liked this book because "I learned about M1A1 tanks. You should read it because it can teach you cool things about the marines. This book was special because marines are heroes."

Emily read Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer by Barbara Park. Emily liked it because "Judy tries to do what her friends are doing but it turns into a mess. You should read it because it gives you a good laugh. This book was special because it makes you want to keep reading."

Angelina recommends Bulldogs by Lynn Stone. She said that "this book is filled with tons of facts about bulldogs and how they grow up. You should read it because it is really interesting. My aunt has two bulldogs and she might want to read it too!"

Nate says you should read Army by Simon Rose. He said "if you are an Army fan, this is the book for you. This book was special because it shows you how to train in the Army."

Kiara liked all the joke books by Michael Dahl. She said, "They are funny and they make me happy. You should read them because when you are sad you can read one and it can make you happy."

Cathryn read Junie B. First Grade Boss of Lunch by Barabara Park. She said, "This book is about when Junie B. works in the school cafeteria. I liked it because it was funny when she put on the hair net. You should read it because you will enjoy the silly things she does."

Naomi read Cinderalla's Rat by Susan Meddaugh. She said "I liked it because it was funny. I have seen the movie and I wondered about all of the animals. You should read it because it is very very creative and the animals have a lot of adventures."

Trent read Mighty Machines: Truck by Claire Llewellyn. He said, "This book was about giant machines like backhoe loaders, forklift scrapers, wheel loaders, mass excavators, pavers, and giant dump trucks. I liked it because I like trucks and trucks are cool!"

Abigail read Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl by Barbara Park. "In this story, Junie B. is going to be having her kindergarten graduation. She is excited and nervous. That all changes when she gets her cap and gown for the ceremony!" Read on to find out what is hilarious!

2nd Grade Book Picks:

Indy 500

Albany read Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie by Kimberly and James Dean. She said "this story is about Pete learning to dance when Grumpy Toad said that he was doing it all wrong!" You should read it because "people should know that they dance great."

Jenna read Dash by Elizabeth Mills. She recommends it because "it was funny, interesting, and unexpected! It was a fiction chapter book that was a good fit for me - not too hard and not too easy."

Braden recommends Indy 500 by Nancy Pimm. He said, "This book was about race cars. You should read it because it will teach you stuff about race cars. This book was special because it taught me new things that I didn't know."

Xavier read Food Webs by Leon Gray. He said, "I learned some desert plants can go without water for a long time! You might learn a thing ot two about food webs. It showed me what animals will eat and not eat. It also showed me animals have enemies."

Alexa recommends Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. "This book was about when Leonardo tried to be a scary monster but instead he made a friend. It was cute because it showed you about friendships."

Joseph read Joey Fly, Private Eye, in Creepy Crawly Crime by Aaron Reynolds. "This book was about a fly that cracks cases with an assistant that is a scorpion. Together, they crack a very huge crime! You should read it because it is about solving crimes and helping the city be a better place."

Kylie would like to recommend Yoko's World of Kindness: Golden Rules for a Happy Classroom by Rosemary Wells. She said, "This books is about when two girls, Olive and Sylvia, said that Yoko wasn't going to graduate kindergarten. They were not nice to Yoko but at the end of the story they became friends. You should read it because it teaches you about friendship."

First Grade Book Reviews

Duck on a Tractor

Jazmine read Duck on a Tractor by David Shannon. She said, "It was so funny! I loved when the sheep tried to jump on the tractor!"