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September 27, 2009

"Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg"

Tom Ross

This book is about an egg named Eggbert. All the other eggs want Eggbert to leave because he is slightly cracked. No one wants him. Read the book to find out how Eggbert finally finds a happy place.

Reviewed by Lucas, 7

Dorris Place Elementary

Los Angeles

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"Mr. Popper's Penguins"

Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper is a man who is always reading about the Arctic. He loves reading about penguins and sometimes reads about scientists, including Admiral Drake. One day, Admiral Drake sends him a letter saying that Mr. Popper will get a surprise. Imagine his delight when he is sent a penguin! He quickly decides to call him Captain Cook. But Captain Cook becomes sick so Admiral Drake sends him a girl penguin named Great to keep him company. Pretty soon there are 12 penguins! Then Mr. Popper get a good idea -- he puts the Popper Performing Penguins to perform in theaters. But then there is a terrible mix-up -- to find out more, read the book!

Reviewed by Joey, 7

Welby Way Magnet

West Hills

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"Punished"

David Lubar

A kid gets punished because he has bad luck. His "pun"ishment is making up jokes with puns and then he has to. . .

Read this to find out how funny a book can be.

Reviewed by Michael, 8

Dorris Place Elementary

Los Angeles

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"The Talented Clementine"

Sara Pennypacker

Clementine is a third-grader who can't decide on a talent to perform at her school talent show. Her friends keep saying that she has plenty of talents. But she denies that. She runs out of time, so finally she has to make a decision. If you have the same problem, this story might give you an idea of what to do when you're stuck. Read the book to find out how Clementine shines.

Reviewed by Avery, 8

Malcolm Elementary

Laguna Niguel

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