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Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

Deza Malone is the smartest girl in her class. Her brother Jimmie, is no angel, but Jimmie does have the voice of an angel, and when he sings, people stop to listen. The Great Depression hit the Malone family hard, and there was few jobs which were hard to get, even harder to get if you were black, like Mr.Malone. Then, Gary leaves to go find work. Read this book to find out what happens next.

Reviewer: Katya, Grade 5


Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

This book by Jacqueline Davies is amazing!!! Let's just say that inside its cover it includes: 2 kids who make over $200- just by way of lemonade stand. It also includes 2 daring thefts of that money. The sequel is just as enticing. By the same author, The Lemonade Crime puts the thief on trial.

Reviewer: Andrew, Grade 4

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N.E.R.D.S. by Michael Buckley

Nerds by Michael Buckley is an amazing book about a bully named Jackson and the "nerd herd." This book is not as dull as it seems because soon Jackson discovers that the nerds are really super cool secret agents! But wait... there's more! One of the team members goes rogue and soon becomes the enemy.

I would give ten stars to this book and its amazing sequel. Comment: A school story that soon turns into a thrilling adventure.

Reviewer: Andrew, Grade 4

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Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday by Garth Nix

This book (and the entire series) is sooo cool. It's about a kid named Arthur who is supposed to be dying of an asthma attack. But just as he is on the brink of death, a man from the center of the universe (unknowingly being controlled by the written will of the creator of everything) convinces another man (who controls everything that happens on a monday) to let Arthur live. That same will forces Arthur to save the universe.

Reviewer: Benjamin, Grade 6


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