New Fifth Grade Book Trailers!

The Fifth Grade students read a great selection of books this year as independent reading choices. They used an online application called Adobe Spark to create book trailers, or short videos that introduce their books. Here are their terrific trailers:

Mia read the book Wish and found out why an 11-year old girl has been making the same wish every day.


Logan read Newbery Award winner The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a novel in words and pictures, which freatures a mystery inside of a 1931 Paris train station.


Kierstin read Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding, which combines a great story about a girl with a big imagination along with basic concepts of coding.


Michael thinks you’ll enjoy My Life as A Fifth Grade Comedian.


Ava read Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, a classic story of a family dealing with racial prejudice in the South during the 1930’s.


Andy read the book The Recess Bully which is part of a new series called Superhero Harry.


James created his book trailer on Hatchet, the classic tale of survival in the wilderness.


Camden created his book trailer on Wonder, a great book that reminds you to choose kind.


Wilder read The Wizards of Once, a book that features the exciting adventure of a wizard prince and and a warrior princess.


Emma knows you’ll enjoy learning about Greek mythology in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods.


Nathan read In the Heart of the Sea, the gripping true story of a whaling ship that was struck by a whale.


Andy’s book, Ready Player One takes place in the year 2045, where players can enter a utopian virtual reality world.


Willa read The Mark of Athena, where Percy Jackson and other Greek and Roman demigods have to team up in order to defeat giants.


Camp Half-Blood is the setting for Mona’s book, The Lightning Thief, the first of the Percy Jackson adventures. 

New Student Book Reviews are Online Now

Each year our students are asked to think about books that they have enjoyed reading that they would recommend to others.  All students are encouraged to read over the summer, and recommendations from friends are a great way to choose  books.

New reviews with illustrations from students in K-4 are ready to read on the Library Portal of the EWS Web site

Have a great summer everybody!

Fifth Grade Book Trailers!

The Fifth Grade students read a great selection of books this year. They used an online application called Animoto to create book trailers, or short videos that introduce their books.

Joe read Redwall: Where Legends are Made.


Jack C. recommends Spy School


Eli thinks you’ll be interested in Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen.


Chris B. read Bunnicula.


Daniel recommends Big Nate Flips Out


Jonathan thinks that you will like The Report Card.


Henry recommends Super Slugger.


Jack H. thinks that you will like reading Hatchet.


Sarah recommends Number the Stars.


Chris D. read Wayne Gretzky: an Autobiography


If you like basketball, Andrew thinks you will like Crossover.


Jehanara recommends Wonder.


If you like exciting books, then George thinks Stranded is a good choice.


Nick recommends Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog.


Jared thinks you will like Alex Rider: Stormbreaker.


Spencer recommends Hatchet.


Elodie thinks that you will like Tangerine.

Book Review: A Snicker of Magic

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Title:                 A Snicker of Magic
Author:             Natalie Lloyd
Reviewed by:   Isabella C.

This book is about a girl named Felicity Juniper Pickle, and she can see words. Her family has never settled down anywhere, until they find Midnight Gulch, a town rumored to once have been magic. But one day, the magic went away, and Felicity  may be the one to bring it back.

I would recommend this book for people who enjoy fantasy books, books about adventure and books that can touch your heart. It you like all of the above, then this book is for you!

New Student Book Reviews-Posted On the Web

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Each year our students are asked to think about books that they have enjoyed reading that they would recommend to others.  All students are encouraged to read over the summer, and recommendations from friends are a great way to choose  books.

New reviews with illustrations from students in K-4 are ready to read on the Library Portal of the EWS Web site

Have a great summer everybody!

Book Review: The Bat Boy

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Title: The Bat Boy

Author: Mike Lupica

Recommended For: Sports fiction fans

Review by:  Alex O.

This book is about a boy named Brian. He is working at his dream job as the batboy for the Detroit Tigers. When his all-time favorite player, Hank Bishop joins the Tigers, it gets even better. But Hank is not as nice as he seems. He falls into a huge slump, and Brian offers to help him, despite the mean things that Hank says to him. Will Hank finally get out of the slump thanks to the batboy? You will have to read to find out.