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Kids' book reviews

March 22, 2009

"Anthony Reynoso Born to Rope"

Ginger Gordon

Anthony loves to rope. He practices roping and riding on his grandfather's ranch. On Saturdays, Anthony gets ready for a roping show in Sedona, Arizona. After the show, Anthony and his father go to Slide Rock. Read the story to find out what happens next.

Reviewed by Andy, 8

Glenoaks Elementary, Glendale

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"The Twits"

Roald Dahl

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the ugliest and smelliest people on Earth. The Twits hate birds, and when they see them they catch them and eat them for dinner.

In the night, when most people are asleep, they sneak into the Muggle-Wump monkeys' house and wake them up. The next day, the Muggle-Wumps want revenge. What happens next? Read the book and find out.

Reviewed by Jason, 9

Dorris Place Elementary, Los Angeles

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"The Invention of Hugo Cabret"

Brian Selznick

Hugo Cabret is an orphan who lives with his uncle in an apartment above the clocks in the train station. One day, his uncle leaves and Hugo realizes that his uncle is never coming back. Hugo has to keep the clocks running so that no one suspects that his uncle is gone and he is on his own.

In addition to that, Hugo's father had passed away and left him a mechanical man. His father left him two notebooks on how to fix the mechanical man. Hugo needs to fix him, so he can read the message the mechanical man has written.

To find out what happens, be sure and read this book.

Reviewed by Alisha,

Monterey Hills Elementary South Pasadena

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"The Mysterious Benedict Society"

Trenton Lee Stewart

An orphan named Reynie Muldoon is a smart child. One day, he comes across a weird advertisement directed to the children across the city. He answers the ad and has to take three tests. The tests are easy for him. Reynie goes on a mission with two children for a Mr. Benedict. Mr. Benedict wants to destroy his brother's invention, The Whisperer. Why? You will find out when you read this book. I thought this was going to be another lame old mystery book. But this is a sensational story.

Reviewed by Harrison, 10

Third Street School, Los Angeles

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