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Young Man in the Sea

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Today our guest blogger is Ben P. in fourth grade.

Young Man in the Sea By Ben Plummer Book written by Rodman Philbrick
    I think you should read Young Man in the Sea By Rodman Philbrick. I have three reasons why you should read Young Man in the Sea.     My first reason why you should read Young Man in the Sea is because he is smart.  He takes care of himself and his drunk father.     My second reason why you should read Young man in the sea is that he visits people down the Canal. One of them is a guy that his father used to work for and he is the one that made the boat.     My last but not least reason why you should read Young Man in the Sea is because he never gives up in the ocean.  He went thirty miles just for money and a bad guy named Tyler Craw always makes fun of him about his skiff. He got it for his fifth birthday.  Tyler Craw cut the traps.     Conclusion I hope you like this book and read Young Man in the Sea.  It is my favorite book.
Thank you Ben for sharing this …

Soar: Revisited

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Sharing Stories
Back in October I made a post about the book, Soar,  by Joan Bauer. I hadn't thought much about the book until Wesley came home with it the other day. We were talking about it again, and I was reminded of what a great and powerful book it is. Thinking about this book also took me back to what we were doing while we listened to it. I can remember exactly where we were when the conversation below occurred (we were on the highway, driving home from Augusta). I can feel how happy I was to be with my kids after they were away for the night, and how great it was to have this love of sharing stories with them (or at that moment, just Wesley!). I can still hear Esther in the back seat wishing it was over, and Wesley and I trying to shush her and say it almost was. 
Books have power. When we read them, they become a part of us, a part of our memories, and a part of our being- much like music. Sharing them with those you love is special. It gives you something to connect ove…

Amulet Series

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It's been a long time since I've had a blog entry, but that doesn't mean that my BCS friends haven't been reading! Today we have a review of the Amulet series which has been a big hit among the fourth and fifth grades. Take a look and let me know what you think!


Amulet Series By:Wesley Charles Hart Have you seen the Amulet (By Kazu Kibuishi) books? If you haven't you should! There are seven books. You can read them all. Book 8 is coming out in September. I have three reason why Amulet books are the best!
Reason one that Amulet is the best book ever is because you can get hooked on the first three pages and by the end you will be impatient to get the next book.
The second reason is that you get to meet lots of different characters and different machines too. It is a great series.
Finally, it’s almost the same as Star Wars; cool machines, walking robot houses, giant robots fighting people, spaceships, and best of all amulets and elves (the ones that follow the elf kings a…