For our library Olympics, one event had students creating structures of their choosing using minimum 100 blocks. Here is a gallery of some of the most creative:
In my opinion, the Harry Potter books are some of the best. My favourite would either be the one with the Tri-wizard Tournament or the Deathly Hallows. But I think it is best to start from the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. My favourite part of the book is when the half-giant called Hagrid barges into where Harry is and proclaims, “Yer a wizard, Harry!”. My least favourite part was when Harry saw Voldemort’s face.
I recommend this book to everyone because it is interesting and fun.
I give this book 100/5.
Review by Megan C, Grade 6.
One of my favourite series is the Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer. My friend said it would be best to read from the beginning because then you would understand the whole concept of the story. So the first book is called the Wishing Spell. It’s about how twins stumble into the fairytale world where the evil queen is terrorizing the land. The twins need to find the items for the Wishing Spell in order to get home. But something may be in their way…
My favourite part is when they meet this frog man which they call Froggy. I would recommend this book/series for 8-15 year olds because it is more childish, but also adventurous, humorous, energetic and exciting.
I would rate this book 90/5.
Review by Megan C in Grade 6
The book, The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann is about twins Aaron and Alex who get separated. Aaron is put with the strong people but Alex is sent to die because of his artistic abilities. But instead of dying, he and his fellow friends meet a very interesting man and his artistic world where you can draw, paint, tell stories…and use art as a weapon.
I liked this book because it was fantasy and I like fantasy books. I also liked it because it was funny at points. My favourite part was when the battle between Artime and Quill begins and ends.
Anybody who would love a fantasy book would love this book. Fantasy and art and magic come together really nicely and it is a fun series to read.
Review by Priscilla, Grade 7
In Playing Cupid by Jenny Meyerhoff, Clara Martinez has just moved schools. She has also gone from being a loner to being part of the popular crowd. Unfortunately, her grades are sinking, meaning her dad threatens to send her to her mom’s house which would mean changing schools again. But she may have some hope because the Austin Business Challenge is coming up, which is a challenge to create a business for 7th graders. She has the brilliant idea to do a matchmaking business. But when she gets started, someone starts to sabotage her business. Even worse, she is getting love letters in her locker, even though she doesn’t care whatsoever about love for herself. Clara gives in to peer pressure and decides she likes a guy but he is the wrong guy and she realizes that being in the popular group isn’t everything and friendships are important. Can she stay in the popular group, keep her business, fix her grades and deal with the love letters? You’ll have to read to find out!
Out of 100, I would probably rate this book pretty high at an 89. It kept me on my toes and wanting more. It is well-written and is part of the Wish series. The author is a talented writer and she has written more books for young readers. The genre is realistic fiction.
I would recommend this book to grades 5-8. It probably appeals more to girls.
Review written by Elizabeth in grade 7
Here’s Priscilla’s stop motion video!
Here’s Elizabeth’s first stop motion video:
Here’s Liam and Joseph’s Stop Motion video of curling:
Here’s Carlin’s stop motion video of an Olympic event: