Reviewed by: Allan Chavez

Sam is playing soccer with his friends Antonio and Lucy at Eerie Elementary. And while they play Sam accidentally kicked the ball toward the fence. Sam goes to get the ball and suddenly the ball starts moving away . and they didn’t want to lose the ball so they prepared to go into the woods to get there ball, I wonder if they’ll get it back?

My favorite part was when Antonio patted Sam on the back after missing his shot at making a goal. Because he’s basically saying don’t worry soccer isn’t for everyone.

I would recommend this book to a friend. Because in this book you never know what can happen next because its fiction anything can happen in the story.

This book is mostly action and mystery because of the things they do and the weird things that have been happening in the book.

Recess is a Jungle!

Reviewed by: Allan Chavez

Mister Cleghorn an old and alone man sits on his balcony miserable that he sold his shop. Suddenly he received an invitation letter. When he gets the letter, he sees it's from his cousin inviting him to visit him and his family. He accepts his invitation, and while there he has a good time, until he goes to see a seal pup. And from there starts the story of mister Cleghorn and the seal pup.

My favorite part of the book was when mister Cleghorn was basically forced to sit next to the seal pup because it would bark when he moved away. I liked this part because its heart warming to see the seal pup wanting him to be by its side.

Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. When you start reading it you start to think this will be an average story, not until you see the big star of the book and suddenly your obsessed.

The main thing I would want other kids to know about this book is that it shows that not only can people have special connection with animals, but animals can have a special connection with people too.

Mister Cleghorn's Seal

Reviewed by: N. Tolay

Bad guys are stuck on a space station on the moon without a rocket. Luckily Patas discovers a way out. Luck doesn't last long. A creature with a lot of teeth and too many butts is taking them away. They already have a plan, let's see if it works.  My favorite part was when Mr. Lobo said that whoever is against continuing to look for his friends raises his hand and clearly Mr. Culebra has no hands but it is against, that part gave me a lot of laughter I would recommend this book to my best friend because she would understand why why its my favorite. I would like to tell you that if you like the book very much there are more parts such as 1,2,3, etc. and that there are many moments of tension.


When Penny looked out her bedroom window, she didn't see any snow. Penny really wanted to use her new red sled. Penny wished for snow every day. It was very cold, the sky was gray, but where was the snow? A long time passed and she still didn't see snow. But one day there was only rain drops.  My favorite part of the book was when Penny talk to the baby and not talk but makes sounds.  I recommend this book to a friend because it's easy to read.

Penny and Her Sled

Reviewed by: Tarini Rambharose

This book tells the story from the point of view of Ivan. Ivan is a gorilla who lived in a shopping mall for most of his life. Then throughout the story he meets Ruby a baby elephant and suddenly everything changed. Ivan loved to paint. The owner sold his paintings for money. He has grown accustomed to humans.  My favorite part of the book was when Ivan said to himself that Ruby is safe just like he promised and that was how you know that Ivan cared about his friend Stella. It was just a sentimental moment since Stella is no longer alive. I would recommend it to anyone because it's just an emotional Rollercoaster and a heart warming story.

This is actually a true story, there was a gorilla named Ivan who lived in a mall for about 3 decades. He actually did paint in real life.

The One and Only Ivan

Reviewed by: Jessica M.

Among the Imposters is the second book in the series called "Shadow children."  In this book Luke sees a shadow from the kitchen window. He decides to take a risk and go to that house to see what it is. He hopes it is also another third child like him. He meets a girl named Jen . They get along great until he finds out that she wants to protest in front of the government building. Jen has something unexpected happen to her at the end. I would recommend this book because it has a lot of unexpected twists and turns as you read.