Mrs. Hunt's Class: Top Ten
Our 10 "Must Reads" for Every Fifth Grader
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
A group of local kids need help, and only Mr. Terupt can fix that. Even though Mr. Terupt is new to town, he still knows how to fix these kids up. One day Mr. Terupt lets his class play in the snow. That's when the big accident happens. The accident changes everything and everyone. To find out what happens next read Because of Mr. Terupt.
Reviewed by Quinn and Aaron
Greetings from Nowhere by Barbara O'Connor
Aggie has been waiting for a customer at the Sleepy Time Motel for years. Willow almost had a perfect life. Loretta had gotten a package filled with things and a note from her birth mother. And Kirby thinks that there's nothing worse than his mother. When all these people come together, it's an adventure at the Sleepy Time Motel!
Reviewed by Grace
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
Joey Pigza is not a normal kid. He looks normal and he only acts normal when he's on his meds. But when the meds wear off, he's out of control. Can one man named Special Ed change his life forever? Can Joey finally have his wish of being like normal kids come true? Read Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key to find out if his wish comes true!
Reviewed by Mackenzie and Lucy
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
This book is about a boy whose parents died at a young age from the evil Lord Voldamort. The boy's name is Harry Potter. Harry grew up with his uncle and aunt. He lived under a staircase, and his aunt and uncle were nice to him. On Harry's 12th birthday he found out he was a wizard. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is followed by six other books, all full of adventure and very well-written.
Reviewed by Emma and Charlotte
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Mo LoBeau, resident of the small town of Tupelo Landing, was washed ashore after a hurricane. She is luckily found by the Colonel, the husband of Miss Lana, a woman who owns a coffee shop. One day a silver badge, a fancy car, and a dead body lead to the biggest mystery of Tupelo Landing.
Reviewed by Will and Thomas
Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The book Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a funny and somewhat weird school story about Greg Heffley and his crazy experience as a middle school student. The book is written like a journal so it's quite easy to understand what the author is aiming for.
Reviewed by Spike and Sergio
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
Georges is a new boy in a big city who moves into a Brooklyn apartment. He meets a boy named Safer who is on a mission to stop the notorious Mr. X. Georges decides to join his spy team in order to stop the evil that lurks behind every corner.
Reviewed by Will and Thomas
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
There are rumors going around about a paper Yoda that can tell the future. Is this true? Tommy is a kid. Nothing much with him. Dwight made a Yoda that can "tell the future." Tommy doesn't believe this so Dwight is trying to make him believe in the puppet. Find out what happens in the book.
Reviewed by Eli, Matteo, and John Marshall
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Auggie wants to be a normal kid. But kids make fun of him because he does not look like all the other kids because his face is deformed. He does not look normal and he does not want to go to school. Will he ever be happy going to school? Read Wonder by R.J. Palacio to find out what will happen next.
Reviewed by Emmie and Paul