Our new Book of the Month review page offers children a space to rate the book, write a quick summary, draw your favourite scene, and tell us what they like about the book of the month. Please feel free to print off your own review page #BookBankReads and bring it in to the book bank to become a published author today!
Review of “Ivy + Bean” by Nahom Dibenh, age 9
Rating: 4/5 stars
“ivy + Bean is a story abate a girl who tried to make her sister nice. But her plan fails and she’s caught but then runs away and meets ivy and hides. then they agree to do a magic trick [see picture] on nancy and the go Beans Backyard and nancy grabs Bean and ivy’s angry and Bean threw worms and hid. nancy ran but fell in a puddle. then ivy left home. THE END”
What did you like about the book of the month?
“My favourite part is when ivy and Bean are hiding and nancy starts chasing them and does the dancing spell then falls in the worm puddle. it’s my favourite part because it’s funny”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Review by Daquan, age 9
I read, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K rowling I think this story is such a fantastic book because of all the wizarder’s and all of the games that they get to play there. All the secret rooms they have there. I think all children would want to read Harry potter so badly and I’m going to read it to.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Review by Muaj, age 9
The book of the month I have read was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K Rowling. Here is a brief summary of this amazing book. There was a small skinney boy named Harry Potter and he found out that he was the son of a wizard and witch. He went to a wizard school called Hogwarts. This book is a great book because it is so magical and it has a lot of magical things. I would recommend this book to people who like fantasy, fiction and magic because this book has all those things.
SUMMER WORD CHALLENGE
- Sign up for the challenge in July and pick up your FREE dictionary (one per family). We will be tracking your progress on a display at the book bank using a summer-time themed treat: ice cream!
- While reading this summer, make note of any word in your book that you do not understand. Choose ONE WORD (per day) from your book to define using your new dictionary.
- Look up that word in the dictionary and memorize what it means. (You can write out the definition if you prefer.)
- Come to The Children’s Book Bank and tell us: the title of the book, the word, and the definition. *Note: The word’s definition must be found in the Dictionary and the word must be appropriate for your reading level.
- Get a “scoop of ice cream”to add to your cone with every word you define! The word will appear on the front of each scoop and the definition will be written on the back.
- Each cone will be entered into the grand prize draw on August 14th, 2014.
- Join us for an ice cream party on our patio for ALL participants on August 14th, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm!
Come into the book bank to sign up in July and let’s build our vocabulary together ! #summerwordchallenge
July’s Book of the Month is “Ivy + Bean” by Annie Barrows. Read this tale about two unlikely friends and discover how a tomboy who loves green and a reader in pink chanced into becoming friends. Full of wonderful illustrations and hilarious adventures, this book has something for every type of reader. Join us in reading this addictive introduction to the Ivy + Bean series.
Use the hashtag #BookBankReads on Twitter and Instagram and let us know what you think of our choices!
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Review by: Shakeelah, age 17
Greg Heffley is the main character of this series. The book is his diary where he writes about what happens in his life. Greg writes about his best friend Rowley, who acts a little childish which embarrasses Greg. Greg also writes about his big brother Roderick who is really mean and his little brother Manny who always gets away with what he wants. Basically, when you read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” you get a glimpse into the life of a pre-teen. This book is packed with humor! It’s a great book.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Review by: Abrarul, age 9
“The book I am writing about is Harry Potter and The Philosiphers Stone and it is by J.K. Rowling. Firstly there is a yonng boy whose parents are dead. Before they were dead they were wizards. Whoops I forgot to tell you that they were killed by an evil wizard. But the poor boy didn’t know any of that stuff until a tall wizard came and told him. Join Harry on an epic adventure making friends as fast as enemys. This book’s strength is explaining what is happening. My personal response is when Harry got in trouble I felt like how he did. I would recommend this books to a friend who likes fantasy or magic.”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Review by: Jennifer, 10 years old
“There is a boy named Harry and he found out he was a wizard by his 2 wizard parents. I love how Harry is amazing wizard and he’s like an inspiration to me like he’ll never give up. There’s no bad things about the book for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who love magic and like some potions. People who like being sneaky would like this book.”
June’s Book of the Month is the first book in the exciting 13-volume Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, “The Bad Beginning.” Read this menacing tale about the three Baudelaire orphans, who are sent to live with the evil Count Olaf. Similar to our choices in February and March, we hope that readers will continue through the entire series, learning lots of new vocabulary words along the way. Delve into this bleak and wickedly funny tale with us if you dare!