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Book Review: Venomous Snakes of the World

by Islam

Venomous Snakes of the World, by Mark O’Shea, a well known herpetologist, is a non-fiction book about all the venomous snakes the world has. It is organized with paragraphs for each snake which include information about its prey, its venom effect, and kind. A fun fact is also included. There are pictures of each snake next to the paragraph. There are also small fact boxes about true things that happened with the author. You can find it on Amozon.com. It cost $30 if you want it as a  hardcover or $19.95 if you want it softcover. It can be very helpful if you do a project about venomous snakes. Its a very cool and informative book.

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Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

by William

The book,  Percy Jackson and the Seaof Monsters is about a kid named Percy Jackson. He and his friends Annebeth and Tyson a have to battle monsters at a camp called Camp Half- Blood. This camp is the camp where demigods learn to fight monsters. Demigods are sons or daughters of a god. But, the tree that guards the camp has a magical flow that flows through the tree. The tree was poisoned by an evil camper named Luke. Luke’s dad came to Percy and gave him gifts on his adventure to cure the tree. Percy and his friends have to travel to the sea of monsters where a magical fleece can cure the poisoned tree. But then one of his friends dies. When they get to the sea of monsters  Percy and his friend finds Tyson with the fleece. Then a giant Cyclops tries to get the fleece back, but Percy wounded the monster and fell into a ravine. When they got to the ship the Cyclops came out and chucked rocks at them. Next, their ship was destroyed by one of his rocks. So Percy stabs the Cyclops in the eye and kills it. Percy’s dad Posiden summoned a horse half fish to bring them back to camp. When they get back the fleece’s magic works too well and the tree turns into a girl. If you want to get the 3rd book look for it at a store, it is called The Titans Curse.

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Book Review: Daphne’s Diary of Daily Disasters

by Manal

This book is about a girl named Daphne who writes in her diary about disasters that happen to her everyday. Mostly all her life she gets bad luck. One time that she had bad luck was when she went to the orthodontist and got her braces. By accident while she was there, she pulled out her baby tooth, and it wasn’t even loose yet!

My favorite part of the book was when Daphne was making fun of these soccer moms in her diary. She was doodling how one looked like a skinny horse, and the other looked like a pig. Then when she looked up her two twin brothers’ hit her with three soccer balls at the same time..ouch!


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Book Review: The Red Pyramid

by Mark

Have you been looking for a fun-filled, exciting, and surprising book? Well I have a book for you: The Red Pyramid! This book is about a boy and a girl who lose their father and go on an epic journey to save him from the evil Egyptian god, Set. With the help of Horus and Isis, do you think they’re going to save their father? Well to find out, you’re going to have to read the book, of course! 517 pages of awesomeness will surely glue you to your seat. This fantastic book can be found in P.S.102’s book fairs and you can find them in book stores such as Barnes & Nobles for $17.99.

I recommend this book because it is very, very interesting. It was also made by Rick Riordan, the author of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. So what are you waiting for? Go now and buy!

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling, is the world’s greatest book. The book is about a boy named Harry Potter who discovers that he is a wizard. He gets a letter that says he will go to a wizard school named Hogwarts.

As soon as the vacation is over, Harry goes to Hogwarts. When he gets there, the headmaster, Dumbledore, tells him that the third floor is off limits. Harry and his two friends, Ron and Hermonione, accidentally enter. In the door is a three headed dog. Under the dog, is a trap-door.

Harry soon realizes that the dog is guarding something, and whatever it is, someone is after it. Harry will do anything to stop anyone from getting it, but will he survive trying?

I’m not saying anymore. If you want to find out what happens, read the book. You’ll be reading so much, that you won’t want to go to sleep.

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Book Review: The Sea of Monsters

by Jimmy

Today I’m going to review the book, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. Being the sequel to the hit fantasy adventure, The Lighting Thief by Rick Rioden, The Sea of Monsters is good as well. The only downside is that in order to get some of the plot, you need to read the first book. Other than that the book is great! It has action, adventure, and suspense! It’s great for people who like chapter books! I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars!

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Book Series Review: Harry Potter

reviewed by Annie

Have you ever wondered what good book you should you should read next? Well, you can read the Harry Potter set. There are 7 books in total about Harry Potter’s adventures by J.K.Rowling. You might want to know a little about the Harry Potter set. Harry Potter is fighting an evil wizard called Lord Voldemort. When you read it, you won’t regret it!               

Are you an adventurous person? Well, the Harry Potter books are just for you! In the books, Harry’s friends and Harry go to millions of places. For example, throughout the story, they go to the forbidden forest, Godric Hollow and many more. Don’t just stand there! Read the book! Millions of people out there are reading it and you should too!

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