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September 20, 2009

"Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH"

Robert C. O'Brien

This story is about a mom and her son. They are field mice. The mom's name is Mrs. Frisby and her son's name is Timothy. Timothy gets bitten by a spider, so Mrs. Frisby has to look for a doctor. She goes out in the world and meets all kinds of animals who help her. Will she save her son? Read the book and find out.

Reviewed by Elijah, 9

Horace Mann Elementary



"Harry in Trouble"

Barbara Ann Porte

Harry keeps losing his library cards all the time and gets in big trouble. The dog ate his first library card. Then his dad washed his second card. The third time he forgot that he left it at his aunt's house for safekeeping. The librarian isn't happy. She finally gives him one more, but this time. . . Better read the book to find out what happens next.

Reviewed by Allison, 7

Welby Way Magnet

West Hills


"Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball"

David A. Adler

Cam and Eric are at the community center and a very important baseball is stolen! They decide to catch the thief. This is an exciting story about two friends who go on an adventure to find the missing baseball. Cam's special gift might help. She can. . . Read the book to find out!

Reviewed by Lily, 8

Canyon Charter Elementary

Santa Monica


"Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid"

Megan McDonald

You have to read "Stink." It's about a kid named Stink who shrinks. He is the shortest kid in the second grade. His favorite president is James Madison, who was also our shortest president. Stink has to sit in the front of the class to see.

There are a lot of funny things that happen in this book. I think other people should read this book. You won't believe what happens in the end!

Reviewed by Alex, 9

Ivanhoe Elementary

Los Angeles

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