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'Stinky' salad and Pooh

May 10, 2009

"The Case of the Stinky Science Project"

James Preller

The best part is when Joey puts his egg salad into the volcano, then the volcano explodes and out comes a terrible smell.

I recommend this book for third- and fourth-graders because it teaches a great lesson to tell the truth or else something worse happens.

Reviewed by Ernestine, 10,

Dorris Place Elementary

Los Angeles

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"Winnie-the-Pooh"

A.A. Milne

Christopher Robin has many stuffed animals. Among them are Winnie-the-Pooh, Eeyore, Rabbit and Piglet. Christopher Robin goes on many adventures with them in the Hundred Acre Wood. There, they all come to life and live in trees and underground. They go on adventures together to the North Pole and other places.

I think you would like this book (even if you have seen the movie) because it is silly and interesting. It is also very different from the movie. (Caution: It contains hard words, but it is still really good.)

Reviewed by Zola, 10

Ivanhoe Elementary

Los Angeles

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"Moonlight on the Magic Flute"

Mary Pope Osborne

Merlin sends Jack and Annie on another mission to put an artist on the right path and to help bring happiness to millions of people. When they reach the summer palace in Austria, they meet a young boy named Wolfie. Is he the artist they have to help? Can you guess who Wolfie is? Read the book to find out.

Reviewed by Simrat, 7

Plaza Vista Elementary

Irvine

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"Mighty Jackie: The Strike-Out Queen"

Marissa Moss

Jackie is a pitcher on her baseball team. She loves baseball and thinks that other girls should play baseball too.

One day her dream comes true. She gets to play in a baseball game against the New York Yankees. First she pitches to the famous Babe Ruth. Will she strike him out? Read the book to find out what happens next.

Reviewed by Sophia, 8

Chamlian Armenian School

Glendale

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