Belly Up is a fun exciting mystery adventure that takes place in a zoo/theme park called Funjungle. A boy named Teddy suspects foul play when Henry the Hippo goes belly up. As the story goes on, it gets more intense. Will Teddy escape the destruction and attacks targeted towards him? Can he find a way to convince everyone that this wasn't just death of old age, but murder? And how will Teddy, just a boy, solve this case instead of the police? With constant plot twists, excitement, and humor, too, everyone will be sitting on the edge of their seats, reading and reading until they're finished. And when they're finished, longing for more. This book is the most exciting, hilarious and mysterious mystery novel I've ever read. I finished the whole series within two months, and I'm not a big reader! This book is highly recommended!!!
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs Grades: 3rd - 5th Reviewed by Charlotte D. Tags: adventure, animals, realistic, mystery
Book #1 of this awesome trilogy is amazing! It's about a kid named Arlo Finch who moves to a place called Pine Mountain in Colorado. He and his sister and mom (not dad because he's hiding from the FBI) move in with Arlo's Uncle. He starts Rangers (Scouts) like his Uncle did and Pine Mountain is a very special place because there's mystical creatures and a whole other world! He finds out that he's not safe and that those mystical creatures want him dead! There's so many secrets that he has to uncover. Will he find out why they want him or will he be murdered!?
Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire by John August Grades 3-4 Genres: adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery Reviewed by Grant
The Mysterious Benedict Society #1 is the first book in a four book series (not including the prequel). It's about four kids that are especially talented in ways others are not and they go on a secret mission for weeks in enemy territory to stop something big from happening. I can't say anymore but I hope you read the series and the prequel.
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart Grades: 3-5 Tags: Adventure, Realistic, Humor, Mystery Reviewed by Grant
I like The One And Only Ivan because it is from an animal's perspective. Ivan is a gorilla who is in captivity (not a zoo.) Ivan wants to be free, Ivan wants to live in a nice zoo. Ivan is not able to tell people that he is unhappy. Will Ivan ever be free? I really like this book, and hope you will too.
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Grades 3-6 Tags: animals, realistic, fast-paced, friendship, tear-jerker Reviewed by Adelaide W.
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell is about two kids who fall into a book. The book takes them to another dimension: the fairy-tale-world. Alex and Conner (the kids) must get back to their family, but when their plans of returning fail they have to find another way home.
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer Grades 3-6 Tags: adventure, animals, fairy tales, fantasy, friendship, humor Reviewed by Adelaide W.