The Percy Jackson Series

The Percy Jackson Series

by Rick Riordan

Illustrated by John Rocco

In this series, when Percy Jackson almost gets killed be a minotaur, he knows something is up. He goes to a camp to discover he is a demigod. Throughout this series, Percy goes on heart racing quests with his friends, will he make it through?

I recommend this book to anyone who seeks humor and adventure in a book. Also check out The Kane Chronicles, The Lost Hero, and The Son of Neptune, also written by Rick Riordan.

I give this book 5 stars.

JS – Sewell

 

 

 

The Candymakers

The Candymakers

by Wendy Mass

Genre:  Adventure, Mystery

This book has multiple perspectives and main characters. Many twelve year olds are chosen to compete in a contest to create the most epic new candy, and if they win, they become the next candy maker. This book focuses on four contestants, each with a mysterious and secretive past.

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves sudden twists to the plot. Also, I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys books that will keep you hanging until the very end. Trust me, you will not want to put this book down!

I give this book 5 stars.

JS – Sewell

The Underneath

The Underneath

by Kathi Applet

Illustrated by David Small

F App

Genre:  Fantasy

A calico cat, about to have kittens, befriends a grieving dog, named Ranger, with a nasty owner. But when one of the kittens gets curious and escapes from the underneath, everything goes wrong. The second perspective consists of a heartbroken water moccasin longing for her daughter.

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves tragic animal stories, like Shiloh.

I give this book 5 stars

JS – Sewell

Moon Over Manifest

Moon Over Manifest

Clare Vanderpool

F Van

Genre:  Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Moon Over Manifest is about a girl named Abilene Tucker. Her dad is off to work at a coal mine, and drops her off at Manifest with a pastor named Shady Howard. Abilene finds a mysterious box and goes on a suspenseful adventure to unlock the past behind the box.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction, adventure, and mystery all in one. This book reminds me of another book called Three Times As Lucky.

I give this book 5 stars.

JS – Sewell

Fablehaven

Fablehaven

Brandon Mull

F Mull

Kendra and Seth are sent to their grandparents because there parents are going on a cruise. Little do they know there grandparents estate is actually a refuge place to creatures that most people would say don’t exist.

Fantasy fans will be most pleased with this series of 5 novels.I read the entire series and loved it.

Genre:  Adventure, Fantasy, Humor

I give this book 5 stars.

CB – Sewell

 

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Sharon M. Draper

F Dra

Realistic Fiction

Melody is a girl. A girl who can’t talk who needs to talk. She is a very smart girl that tries to make friends and avoid her disability that creates a difficult obstacle for her.

I would recommend this book to all people fourth grade and up that enjoy heart felt, moving stories.

EA – Sewell

 

Chomp

Chomp

Carl Hiaasen

F Hia

Realistic Fiction

This book is amazing, One man with a big challenge. He has been through so much and getting lost is just to make it worse. Will he survive? You can find out by reading this book. ( unless your friends have read it and have spoiled this egg)

I recommend this book to anyone.

EE – Sewell

The False Prince

The False Prince

Jennifer A. Nielson

F Nie

Fantasy, adventure, mystery

In this book, a man named Conner takes in four boys, but only three are fit to compete.  He needs someone to pretend to be Carthya’s lost prince named Jared.  With a surprising twist at the end, you will not be dissapointed that you read this amazing book.

I would recommend this to any fifth grader who likes adventures and mysteries.

AP – Sewell

Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Kathryn Erksine

F Erk

Realistic Fiction

Caitlin is a girl with Asberger’s Syndrome. Her brother has just died in a school shooting and she grieves for him. Then, she realizes that she wants and needs closure.

I would recommend this book to kids in sixth, seventh, and eighth graders that enjoy tragic books.

-EA Sewell

 

True (…Sort of)

True (…Sort of)

Katherine Hannigan

F Han

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

In this book, Dellie Pattison is a troublemaker. She has never had any friends, until Ferris Boyd came to town. She doesn’t talk, can’t be touched, and changes Dellie.

I would recommend this book to kids grades four through six that enjoy reading books about people that make huge changes.

I give this book 5 stars.

EA – Ms. Sewell