Informational Book Reviews

Written by: Mrs. Jefferson's 2015 - 2016 AM & PM Classes

2016

Snapping Turtles

Snapping Turtles

If you like scaly,cold-blooded,egg laying animals,Snapping Turtles is the book for you.

Snapping turtles can bite faster than a snake,how cool is that.Snapping turtles grow from [8 inches to 15 inches].Snapping pretty strong,and turtles have very strong jaws Wow!, that also long claws to.Some snapping turtles live in North America and south America.They also just live in lake,ponds,rivers and streams.They can stay underwater for 3 hours,now that's a long time.

Thank you for listening to my book review.I hoped I convinced you to read books on turtles.If you want to learn more about Snapping turtles, go to snapping turtles.com to learn more.


-Zakai

***** 5 star rating


Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles & Amphibians

By: Simon Mugford


My book is about reptiles and amphibians. I like books about animals. If you like books that tell awesome facts about animals this is the book for you. In this book it says some amphibians and reptiles are dangerous. The book talks about which reptiles and amphibians are poisonous and the one that are not.

In this book some animals are poisonous. Some have venom inside their body like crocodiles, alligators, and cobras. A dart frog is poisonous. A white tree frog is poisonous and dangerous. A red-eyed tree frog and sea turtles are not dangerous or poisonous.

I like this book. It showed lots of facts about amphibians and reptiles. I liked the pictures of the different animals. The book showed all kinds of reptiles and amphibians and if they were venomous and dangerous. I think kids that like books about real stuff would like this book. I think kids that like books about animals would really like this book. These are reasons that I like this book.


Marquis B.



AMAZING SNAKES!

AMAZING SNAKES!

Book Review

By Sarah L.Thomson


This book is a great book to read even when you are a snake lover. It’s got lots of cool facts and pictures. Here are my three reasons why I love this book, it’s

a just right book for me, I love snakes, and it’s got lots of detail.

Now, I will tell you why it’s a just right book. It is a just right book for me because I can read all the words and it’s short and easy. I love snakes because they are easy creatures to handle sometimes. It’s got lots of detail because the pictures are colorful, interesting, and they are real life pictures. In conclusion, these are all the reasons why you should read this book and now this is Jeffery signing OFF.






Ghostly Encounters by Suzanne Garbe


Book Review

By: Grayson C.


Have your ever wanted to read something spooky, mysterious, and maybe even ghostly? Ghostly Encounters is a book I would recommend, it has more than just regular ghosts in this book there are ghost planes and other different types of ghosts people have come across. This book is about encounters people and other living things had with ghosts.


This book is organized in chapters . There are 6 chapters Encountering The Unexplained,Human Apparitions, Non-Human Apparitions,Ghostly Lights,and Poltergeists.In the back of the book they have a glossary, a read more section, the book lists internet sites, and an index.


In the book, there is a heading that says Guardian Ghost. At first, I didn't know what it meant by guardian ghost but as soon a I finished reading it I now knew what I meant by guardian ghost. In the text it says a guardian ghost is a ghost that saves people by warning them about dangerous situations.


Did you know during World War 2 air planes got shot down and crashed after the war, people have reported that they seen an old plane flying around. In 1995, Tony Ingle was walking his dog in an English countryside randomly he saw a old plane from what looked to be from WWII. The propellers moved but the plane didn't make a sound.

Then all of a sudden, the plane started going down and it crashed. Tony went to go look at the crash site there was nothing there.


This book is definitely a good choice if you love scary stories and you're looking for something just about the paranormal I would recommend this book for 8 years and up. I hope I inspired someone to check out this book,and I'll give this book a 4 star rating.

Essential Handbook


Have you heard of one of the best games in the world? Yes it is happening again, you are going to read a Minecraft book. Today you will read the Essential handbook. Hope you enjoy!

The Essential handbook is about the basics on how to play and survive.This is some of the stuff you should do when playing. Like get wood make a pickaxe, get materials to build a house and go deeper in a cave to find things like gold and diamond to get armor and better weapons.The book also includes all blocks in the game, armor, weapons and all mobs.I Think the Essential handbook is amazing,it is the most helpful books in gaming.


I hope you get better at playing Minecraft because of this book. Now I think I got you to try to buy this book! I am happy you learned and read my book review! And I hope you read my next one.


ZooBots Wild Robots Inspired by Real Animals

The ZooBots are just regular robots dressed to look like real animals. IS THAT COOL,

One of my FAVORITE Zoobots is Ole Pill bot, he has fire resistant armor so he can go inside fires and put them out, thats why I like him.


I really recomend Zoobots its a great book, you can learn all about robots, But we’re not done, im gonna tell you more about robots, like some can climb some can be camouflaged.


This book will be good for people who love or even don’t like robots. And Some robots are still being developed the octobot /aka/ octopusbot is being developed.


I’m just gonna keep telling you about the book, one thing about the book is that it helps people learn more about robots and i just recomend this book to anybody.

I rate this book 5 stars

-Carter T.


RattleSnakes By Lisa Jo Rudy

The book rattlesnakes is an awesome book. If you like snakes This book is an interesting book for you. With lots of facts “TELL ME”

do you like snakes.


This book is mostly about rattlesnakes that defend themselves and what they eat also how they mate.

My opinion is that this book is a great informational book and it would have a 5 star rating. Because i love any type of snake so i know this book is for me.


This book is a great book in my thoughts. So i recommend it to snake lovers this is jeffrey signing off.

~Jeffery C.


Snapping Turtles

If you like scaly,cold-blooded,egg laying animals?Then this a fun book for you.This book is about SNAPPING TURTLES.

Let me tell you about the snapping turtles.

Snapping turtles can bite faster than a snake,how cool is that.Snapping turtles grow from [8 inches to 15 inches].Snapping pretty strong,and turtles have very strong jaws Wow!, that also long claws to.Some snapping turtles live in North America and south America.They also just live in lake,ponds,rivers and streams.They can stay underwater for 3 hours,now that's a long time.

Thank you for listening to my story.I hoped I convinced you to reads books on turtles.Go to snapping turtles.com to learn more. Have a great day.


-Zakai


Toucans

Toucans

by:Mary Ann McDonald


The book Toucans was about birds. The book showed the birds and how they live. It showed what they eat. It showed the different kinds of Toucans.


I liked the book. It showed that Toucans come in lots of color like white,green,blue,and yellow. The book about Toucans is really cool. I liked that it showed that there are about 40 different kinds of Toucans.

I like learning about animals and it had good information..


I think people who like birds should read this book. The book had lot of facts about Toucans. The birds are beautiful and smart. The birds have different parts. Some of the parts are beaks, wings, and claws. The birds nest in trees. They eat plants and animals. These are the reasons why people should read the book Toucans.


Marquis Brown

2015

Cupcake Cakes

OMG I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the book Cupcake Cakes! This book is about how to make cakes that are cupcakes, Can you believe that!?! My favorite one is the Dump Truck because that cake looks most tasty. Yum!


Cupcake cakes is on my level because I like reading, writing, watching, and drawing about cooking. This book reminds me of the time I did the Chopped Challenge in fourth grade. The Chopped Challenge is when four students from each class goes to a high school, and makes a dish off the lunch menu. The prize is four students get to represent the district at the state fair.

I love baking as much as I love this book!! When I first got Cupcake Cakes book, I LOVED IT. If anyone does not like this book I would faint! In the meantime, you should go check out this book and I’ll bet you that you’ll love it guarantee.


Star rating: *****


Book review by: Kirah T.


Date: 11/10/15

Who is Michelle Obama by: Megan Stine

Book Review By: Morgan Thompson-Oxner


Do you want to get to know your first lady then this is the book for you . This book includes facts about Michelle Obama and her life before she was the first lady even her childhood, family , when she got married, and when she had her children Malia and Natasha

Here’s a little bit of facts about her.


  • Michelle went to Princeton then Harvard Law

  • Michelle made Malia and Natasha make up their beds even though they had maids in the white house


I recommend this book to people who like fun facts



Pages: 104

Guinness World Records Gamers Edition

Book review by: Grayson C.


It was the ultimate escape from reality. It’s like a digital version of comedy and entertainment. It was videogames that took my mind, but anyway if you love videogames and world records, you will love guinness world records gamers edition.


These books are about broken records in a couple of videogames that are tracked in a certain amount of time. Once it’s recorded in a book it can never be changed, and that's the cool part of books like this.


Overall these books are fun and interesting. If you think about it these books are motivational. They inspire you to work harder and get better at something every day. This was all I really wanted to say about this book. i'm just saying, if you like video games this book will be good for you because if someone asked you to take a break and read a book, you will read that book because it's interesting and it's something you personally like . I definitely recommend this book for gamers and others in general.

Sea Turtles By Laura Marsh

MARQUIS B

Book Review


The book was about turtles. It was about everything they do and where they live. The book had different types of sea turtles. The book told all about how turtles are born. The book had lots of pictures of sea turtles.

Sea turtles come from eggs that hatch after 50 to 70 days. Sea turtles hide in the dark from predators. Adults turtles grow to two feet and one hundred pounds.


The largest sea turtle is the leatherback. Most sea turtles eat plants. Each sea turtle has a special features.

I liked this book. I liked learning about sea turtle and the where they live. The picture are awesome. If you like books about sea turtles you would enjoy this book, I really learned a lot about sea turtles.


Anne Frank By: Alexandra Zupruder

I read about Anne Frank because I wanted to learn more about her. I learned that she was born on June 12,1929 in Frankfurt,Germany.

Her dad was a businessman and had been a German army officer during World War 1. She lived in bad times when Adolf Hitler ruled the Nazi party. He made Jews lose their jobs. He was against them. Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam. In 1939, World War II and Adolf Hitler was conquering Europe. He made Jews wear yellow stars.In June ,1942 Anne turned thirteen and got a diary and she named it Kitty. Her sister Margot was going to be sent to a labor camp. To keep Margot out of the camp,the Frank family went into hiding in an annex of a factory.

Anne took her diary and books with her.

Four other Jewish friends hid there with them.

Dutch friends would sneak food and magazines to them.

While she was hiding,she liked it at first .Then she got tired of it and the food that they ate: mostly kidney beans.

she started to love Peter Van Daan who hiding there too.

By 1944, Germany started to lose the war. They hoped they could keep hiding. But they were found by Nazis on Augest 4 ,1944. They were sent to Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp in poland. Only Anne’s father Otto survived.

Anne died at age 15 of starvation and disease. Six million Jews were killed. On May 8,1945 the war ended.


After reading this book, I rate it as excellent because it shows how brave Anne and her family were.


*****


Minecraft The Construction Handbook By: Matthew Needler

Minecraft The Construction Handbook

By: Matthew Needler

Do you want to build great structures? Then you need to read Minecraft The Construction Handbook. This book teaches you how to build ships, mansions, roller coasters and more.


The Minecraft Construction Handbook is 90% awesome! The other 10% is confusing. I think the easiest thing to build is thing to build suspension Bridge. It has a good example for building it step by step. The confusing part or the hard part is the Galleon Ship. It doesn't explain how to build it easily.


I think The Construction Handbook is good because it has a ton of cool facts and it’s MINECRAFT! I recommend this book to people that like Minecraft, art and design. This book helped me and will help you too! I hoped you liked my book review and build on!


By:Mason T


Rating*****


Minecraft Book of Essentials by: Notch

Minecraft Book of Essentials by: Notch

Book Review by: Carter Thompson


I really think you should read this book it's about crafting, surviving, swimming, and it’s about making whatever you want.But don’t just pick up any ordinary Minecraft book, start with book #1 then go to book #2,#3,#4,#5 and then #6. Notch the creator of the game and and i guess book to

Did you know that skeletons can ride spiders just like you can ride zombie horses and skeleton horses in pc edition?

In pc edition there is a water temple/water dungeon there you will find these guys called water guardian's, there is the king and his minions.The king and his minions fire laserbeams and spikes, so you wanna be prepared before you go there, but there’s one thing you need to go before you go there you will drowned so remember to get a full 10 hearts then go there. Now let's move to the mobs (short for mobiles), there are sheep they're found everywhere in the overworld, you can dye them different colors like red, orange, blue and stuff like that. Then there’s the pigs, i know you don’t want to kill a poor little creature but you have to to get porkchop if you cook it it becomes cooked porkchop now you know. Iron golems, if you see a big looking thing walking around a village don’t be alarmed it's just there to protect the villagers we will get to them soon. Iron golems spawn in a maximum of 10 or more villagers and 21 or more doors. You can also craft them on the ground in front of you using 4 of iron and a pumpkin head. I recommend this book for people all ages that's why i read it

Five star rating*****


Guinness World Records Gamers Edition

Guinness World Records Gamers Edition

Book review by: Grayson



It was the ultimate escape from reality. It’s like a digital version of comedy and entertainment. It was videogames that took my mind, but anyway if you love videogames and world records, you will love guinness world records gamers edition.


These books are about broken records in a couple of videogames that are tracked in a certain amount of time. Once it’s recorded in a book it can never be changed, and that's the cool part of books like this.


Overall these books are fun and interesting. If you think about it these books are motivational. They inspire you to work harder and get better at something every day. This was all I really wanted to say about this book. i'm just saying, if you like videogames this book will be good for you because if someone asked you to take a break and read a book, you will read that book because it's interesting and it's something you personally like . I definitely recommend this book for gamers and others in general.