Mr. Tedino's Class: Top Ten
Our 10 "Must Reads" for Every Fifth Grader
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August looks different. Not just different, but as some kids say "weird." He's had 18 surgeries to make him better, but 0 surgeries that really worked. When he goes to Beacher Prep, a public school, a group of kids are asked to be his support group. One of the three volunteers, Jack Will, was August's true friend until on Halloween August overhears life- and friendship-changing words. Read this book by R.J. Palacio to find out what happens.
Reviewed by Caitlyn and Emma S.
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
It all started with seven kids. Jessica, the new girl, Alexia, your friend one second and your enemy the next, Peter, the class prankster, Luke, the brains, Danielle, not confident/shy, Anna, her home situation makes her an outcast, and Jeffrey, who hates school. And then there is Mr. Terupt, their new teacher. He thought it would be nice to let the kids have a fun time outside in the snow. Mr. Terupt was enjoying himself until...everything went BLACK!
Reviewed by Meghan, Emma, and Leila
12 Finally by Wendy Mass
It all started with Rory in a drainpipe. We know what you're thinking...yes, a drainpipe. Anyways, until she met a lady with a duck-shaped birthmark, her life was a pretty ordinary life. When Rory turned 12, her life was changed. Are you wondering what happens when she turns 12? Read the book 12 Finally to find out what happens next!
Reviewed by Ashleigh, Tess, and Ashley
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
This book is about a girl named Raina who tripped, fell, and knocked out her teeth. When she fell, she knocked out one tooth and the other shoved in her gum. At school she was very shy and was being bullied every day. Now she has two fake teeth that don't look real. She now got braces, surgery, head gear, and fake teeth. Will she get the boy of her dreams and her real teeth back?
Reviewed by Greg, Grace, and Bobby
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
When owls start dropping letters down the chimney, through the door, and all other places, Harry knows something's up. First of all, he never gets letters. Also, they're addressed to "the boy under the staircase." Then his family goes to a remote island and Hagrid appeared and took Harry to Hogwarts. To find out what's so special about Hogwarts, and to learn his adventures read this and the 6 other books!
Reviewed by Maile
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
This book is about a gorilla whose name is Ivan. He lives in a mall for a circus. He lives at Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. Ivan has a friend named Stella, an elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. Soon he meets an elephant named Ruby and she makes Ivan see his home. Ivan begins to change when Ruby arrives. Will he get a better life than living in a small domain? We would suggest this book to people who like sad books but happy endings.
Reviewed by Peter and Declan
Sidekicks by Dan Santat
The book Sidekicks has good graphics and funny characters. It is adventurous and a mystery. This is why we chose Sidekicks as a "must read."
Reviewed by Alex, Briggs, and Chris
Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by Simon Brecroft
This book is awesome. It is called Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by Simon Brecroft. it tells you all about the world of Lego Star Wars sets from 1999 through 2010. It even includes an exclusive Luke Skywalker mini figure. You should read this great book.
Reviewed by Zachary, Colin, Robbie, and Jasper
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
A kid named Greg Heffley has the worst imaginable life ever. His punk rocker brother Rodrick is mean and has a band called Loaded Diaper. His younger brother, Manny, takes the blame for Greg's actions. His mother is an overprotective freak who won't let him go. His dad tries to make everything right. Will he survive this death trap called middle school? Read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series to find out!
Reviewed by Connor, Harry, and Cole
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass is about a girl named Amanda who was born on the same day as her ex-bestie, Leo. When it comes to their 11th birthday some weird stuff happens. A mystery person curses Leo and Amanda to have their birthday 11 times. Find out what happens in 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass.
Reviewed by Ellie and Meghan Z.