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Minecraft Guide to Exploration by Owen Jones
The book offers reviews, tips, and tricks on how to play the game Minecraft. It’s about the Minecraft landscape, mobs, and survival. I liked the survival part the most of the three parts because it gave good strategies on how to play Minecraft. There was no part of this book that I didn’t like – it is all great. I would recommend this book be made into a movie because it would be set in a really popular game. – RH, Gr. 4
The Magnus Chase Series by Rick Riordan
5 Stars! I loved this series! Story: Magnus dies and then goes on a three-book adventure to defeat Loki, a Norse mythology trickster. I think this series is super cool and interesting and you can learn a lot about Norse myths! I wouldn’t change anything about the books. My favourite character is Alex Fierro, 100%. I really liked Alex because he/she* is very cool and strong. He/she is one of the main parts of defeating some of the bad guys. Definitely, my fave. I would recommend these books for people in Grade 3 to infinity! – EMR, Gr. 4
*Alex is gender-fluid and uses the pronouns he/she and him/her
Blended by Sharon Draper
5 Stars! This book is AWESOME! It is from the point of view of an 11-year-old, dark-skinned girl with a black father and white mother. She goes through a lot in the book, and the book teaches about racial injustice. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! – EMR, Gr. 4
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4.5 Stars! This book is great! It is from the point of view of 16-year-old Starr who sees her friend get shot. Granted, this book has a lot of swear words, so I don’t recommend it for younger kids. But, if you’re okay with swears, then I TOTALLY RECOMMEND! – EMR, Gr. 4