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Keeping Up With Grandma

I read the book, “Keeping Up With Grandma” written by John Winch. This book was a fun book to read because Grandma had so many hobbies that she liked to do. It reminds me of myself when I am very active in Boy Scouts. I enjoy participating in the many different activities that our den encounters like outdoor camping, fishing, hiking, archery, selling popcorn door to door, public speaking, and racing for trophies in the pinewood derby. Anyways, Grandma likes exploring caves, horseback riding, canoeing, baking cakes, dancing, and riding in balloons. She is always trying to get Grandpa to participate as well in many of these hobbies or sports, but he is just not interested. All Grandpa wants to do is rest and do what they used to do. Take life easy, and enjoy the simple life of being at home together. I liked this book because it reminds me of the many fun times that I spend with my Grandma-Nana at soccer practice, traveling, or at home watching movies and television.

Dance Class To russia with love

I read a book called Dance Class to Russia with love. This dancing adventure book is about ballerinas that go to Russia. There doing the nut cracker and these two girls that get the main parts are: Julie and … this old lady and this boy that plays the nutcracker. so what happens in the story is there are girls in this dance class there going to Russia for a performance . so they all practice all week and this girl always mess up Julie, Alia, Lusie but she thought she was going to get the part … but she didn’t! This book is romantic cool and funny! So read this book! You’ll love it! Well I hope you love this report!

mercy waston goes for a ride

Every Saturday Mrs. Waston made a special treat for Mercy and the treat was buttered toast. After her especial treat, Mr. Waston took Mercy for a ride and they passed a police and the police name was Tomilello and when he saw the pig and Mr. Waston past he saw them speeding, he turned on his flashing lights and pull out to the highway. And he told them to pull over so they pulled over and stopped the car and then Mr. Tomilello took them home and since Mrs.Waston had buttered toast she invited Mr. Tomilello to have some buttered toast and he said yes.

No news is good news

Ivy and Bean try to make a fundraiser for a special type of cheese. They make a newspaper of the street,but they get it by spying. The newspaper was called the flipping pancake. It is a very nice book.

If I Ran The Circus

A kid named Morris McGurk planned a circus. He said it would be called The Circus MckGurcus. It will be behind Mr.Sneelocks store. There will be acrobats jugulars and clowns from a thousand and thirty-three far away towns. He also has a drum-tummied snumm. Mr. Sneelock will sell 5 thousand gallons of pink lemonade and he will sell the balloons. There are going to be so many other amazing animals to.


Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated children books. Dr.Seuss was born in 1904 in Massachusetts. Dr.Seuss’ real name was Theodor Ted Seuss Geisel. Dr.Seuss graduated from high school in 1920.He illustrated and wrote his first book in 1937.

Surviving the Applewhites

He thought he was the baddest kid that walked the earth. He dominated the school and played by his own rules. Jake has been kicked out of as many schools as possible, like it was a hobby. Now he is in a new school and he is not sure if he should run as fast as he can to the hills or stick this one out. This book makes you take another look at the kids that seem on the edge of society. It reminds you not to judge a book by it’s cover, a kid by their clothes, or a person by their piercings.

big nate

It’s awesome. I love it and it’s really funny. No book has ever been made like it, no one can beat this amazingly awesome book. If anyone could read this book I doubt they wouldn’t love it because its has amazing characters and a lot of figurative language.

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