Book Log

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Book Title

Author

E, JR, C

Date Completed

1

The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan
C
Fall, 2012

2

Trouble With Chickens
J.J Tully
E
Spring, 2013

3

Chomp
Carl Hiaasen
JR
Summer, 2013

4

World Cup
Matt Christopher
JR
Summer, 2013

5

Perfect Game
Fred Bowen
E
Summer, 2013

6

Hero
Mike Lupica
JR
September,2013

Mrs. Palmieri recommends...

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Book Title

Author

1

The Mysterious Benedict Society, series
Trenton Lee Stewart

2

H.I.V.E series
Mark Walden

3

Island, Everest, Shipwreck series
Gordon Korman

March 5, 2014
Dear Ms. Anderson,
I later found out in the book that the overtakers were using the fireworks at the end of the night to secretly deliver a package to put on the ship. In the book the keepers have not found out what is in the package but the author has been dropping hints so I have a pretty good guess about what it is. I think it's the disney villain named Chernabog.
Sincerely, Scott:)


March 2, 2014
Dear Scott,
I am glad to hear that you are interested in The Summer of the Gypsy Moths. I chose it because it was one of the MCBA books that most students in our class had not read yet and I really enjoyed it the first time I read it! The book you are reading about Disney sounds fascinating! I like how it seems to combine something most people are familiar with (Disney) with a suspenseful story line. Have you found out what the overtakers were planning?
Your teacher,
Miss Anderson

February 24, 2014
Dear Ms. Anderson,

I haven't read The Summer of the Gypsy Moths yet so I'm really excited your reading it in class. I have heard a lot of great things about it from other people who have read it. In the section of suggested books I saw that the H.I.V.E series was there and I already read all of them and I loved it. (My sister recommended them to me last year) I haven't read either of the other books in the recommended section though but they sound great! (I love Gordon Korman's books)

Currently in class I am reading Ender's Game which is a book Mrs. Palmieri recommended to me before she went out. It is about a boy named Ender who was chosen to be in an international space army when he was 6 years old. He had proven himself enough to go from being a launchie to being in an the salamander army, but the commander thought he was useless and traded him to the rat army. That's as far as I've gotten though. Another book I'm reading at home is called Kingdom Keepers: Shell Game. It is about 5 teenagers who were chosen to be DHI's. (Disney Host Interactive's) They're purpose is to help navigate Disney guests through the parks, but theres more to it then even some imagineers (disney workers) know about. All the disney villains Walt Disney thought of are trying to steal disney's magic and the keepers are there last line of defense. The keepers later find out the overtakers (disney villains) are really trying to steal the Disney Magic cruise line as it has been chosen to be the first ship to sail through the new Panama Canal locks. The keepers hologram projectors were recently installed aboard the ship for this cruise. The keepers heard that the cruise was being delayed a few hours on disney's private island and they all knew, the overtakers were planning something big because this delay reeked of work of the overtakers. Theres still a long way to go in the book so anything could happen.



November 7, 2013
Dear Scott,

Im glad that the class decided we should read Sunwing next. I think it makes the most sense while the characters are still fresh in our minds, and I'm sure that people are dying to know what will happen between Shade and Goth and whether or not Shade will find his father, Cassiel, once and for all! You might remember that at the beginning of Silverwing we had alternating chapters from Shade and Marina's perspective and then Goth and Throbb. I will give you a big hint that things get a little more complicated in Sunwing, as we end up having Shade chapters, Goth chapters, and Marina chapters! Lots to keep track of. I will also tell you that Chinook is a much more important character in this book then he was in Silverwing.

It's nice to see that even if you love Adventure and Sports books that you are still willing to try and read other books like Tango or The Unwanteds.
I haven't read either of those books but I am interested in both. I do love animal books, and Tango sounds like a sweet one. I know that Tango is originally from NY and that he is lost in Canada- maybe on Prince Edward Island?

I would love to recommend some books for you- are you interested in non MCBA recommendations? I will put a few in the log above and we
can talk about them more in person.

Your friend in reading,
Mrs. P

PS- don't forget to add any books you've been reading to your main log above



October 16, 2013
Dear Mrs. Palmieri-

My favorite genre is adventure. Infact my favorite author is Rick Riordan, especially his Percy Jackson series. Sports are a close second for favorite genres though. Although, World Cup, was definetly not as good as I expected it to be. Hero took me a really long time so I don't blame you for not finishing. I just finished Tango the tale of an island dog, and it was a great. I liked the part of the book when Tango and Mckenna save Ms. Gustie after she fell into her cellar and got seriously hurt. If I could talk to Tango I would ask him what it's like to be lost, away from your owner, and to have nobody know your name. I know it would not be a good feeling. I also just started reading The Unwanteds Island of Silence. I'm only about 10-20 pages through now. Have you read either of those books yet. If you've read The Unwanteds Island of Silence what did you think of it?

Sincerily,
Scott:)


October 13, 2013
Dear Scott-

Thanks so much for your first letter. I started Hero at the end of the summer and I will admit that I didn't finish it :( I guess I ran out of time. I was intrigued by it, as I enjoy tv shows/movies with spies/super heroes who go on secret missions. I felt sorry for Zach and was curious to find out how he would learn the truth about his dad and himself. I will definitely try to finish Hero, as I always find some personal satisfaction when I go back to a book that I abandoned and finally finishing it. The author Mike Lupica is actually an adult author and sports writer for a major newspaper in New York City. When I look at your book log I see several sports books, is that one of your favorite genres? I would love to be able to recommend some other books to you so give me an idea of what your favorite genres- sports, adventure, fantasy?

Your friend in reading,
Mrs. P:)

October 1, 2013
Dear Mrs. Palmieri,


I love Silverwing so far, it's a great book. I just finished reading Hero and it's a great book too. The title says to me theres an unsuspected hero that comes and saves the day. I was wrong, the hero was expected, but he did save the day. I like the part of the book when the main character Zach (the hero) saves senator Kerrigan from a gunshot during his speech, for his presidential campaign. Zach is my favorite character because he has super powers and he goes around New York saving people from "the bads" and avenging his fathers death. If I could talk to Zach i would ask him what it's like to have super powers. Have you read Hero yet? If yes what do you think of it.

Sincerely,

Scott






September 26, 2013
Dear Scott,

I am so excited to be sharing Silverwing with you this year as a read aloud. This is definitely one of my all time favorite books, which is probably why I can’t imagine starting a school year without sharing it with my class. *The genre of this book is definitely fantasy since I don’t believe that bats and owls have wars or detailed adventures together. I also consider this to be a genre of my own invention- called Animal Adventure. I love the character Shade; he’s one of my all time favorites. *If I could talk to Shade, I would ask him if he thinks it was worth it to break the law and see the sun, especially after what happens to his colony as a result. What do you think of Silverwing so far?

Your friend in reading,

Mrs. Palmieri J