September 3, 2009

Which Books Will Win Your Vote?

Posted by at 8:30 am in Live Chats, Reads | Permalink

130 The September Live Chat will be Kids’ Choice. That means that you guys get to vote for which books you want to talk about. But what if you haven’t read all of the choices? Here is a quick rundown of each of the books so you can make an informed decision.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
6th grader Greg has to deal with school, bullies, girls, and just life in general in this hilarious book. It is actress Sammi Hanratty’s favorite book.

If you still need more convincing, read Jack’s review on Ink Splot 26.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not
All the strangest things you can imagine —and some that you could never imagine — are in this book: a man who is tattooed to look like a lizard! a two-headed sheep! a two-nosed pig! If you like weird, gross trivia and the revolting pictures to go along with it, then this is your kind of book.

Frindle by Andrew Clements
5th grade jokester, Nick, tries to annoy his teacher by calling his pen a “frindle.” But what first seems like a harmless prank soon becomes a media frenzy when the whole class starts using the new word, and the joke spreads across town like wildfire.

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
For readers who love fantasy, talking animals, princesses and castles, this is your book. Despereaux is a kind and sensitive mouse who falls in love with a princess. Talk about a doomed relationship! But it’s a very sweet story.

How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik
On the first day of 6th grade, Jenny finds out that her best friend is ditching her for the popular crowd. Ouch! For more about this series, plus fun games and activities, visit the Middle School Survival web site.

Tunnels by Brian Williams & Roderick Gordon
When 14-year-old Will discovers a secret, dangerous underground world, it puts him and his father in incredible danger. Ink Splot 26 Blogger, Rob, recommends this series as one his favorites of 2008.

Swindle by Gordon Korman
What would you do if an adult swindled you out a million-dollar baseball card? Would you try to steal it back? These kids could would!
Here is a video of the author describing this fast-paced and funny adventure story.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Our own Ink Splot 26 Blogger, Ratha, raves about this book. Read her review.

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor
If you love dogs, you’ll love this book about two kids who get themselves into a lot of trouble. Here is a video of the author telling you about it.

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. summers ice cream 2

    I think the next live chat should be about
    1.the lovley bad ones
    2. Ruby holler
    3. and school stroy
    I loved these awsome books I have one more to say it is Walk Two Moons it is the best book ever known to man kind, I wish I could only read every day instead of working it is so much fun for every one. I wish that I was a book it is so much more fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes I will be able to read for ever. why am so happy
    Sincerly,
    me

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  2. animals2987

    i dont recermend diray of a wimpy kid i never read that book cause its a bad infulce a book is there to learn not to make fun of people how they look so ban that book where here to learn not make a bad influce of parents who recermend it aint good we want wats best for our country ok!!!!! It dumb and bad for school and to bring to school

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  3. animals2987

    i want a book with animals that have a loving home not in a bad home! Allso i want a book where animals get a loving home from a shelter or a vet

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  4. Candysplash

    OK,
    1.Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    2.Frindle
    3.How I Survived Middle School
    Next time there’s a live chat,I would suggest one of the My Sister the Vampire books.

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  5. A Major Bibliophile

    My Top Three:
    1. Ripley’s Believe It or Not
    2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
    3. Swindle by Gordon Korman

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