Here are some books that our fourth graders have read this year and their thoughts:


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A Dog's Life by Ann M. Martin
(JG)
From this book I have learned:
"Think of life as a soccer game. The starting line up is you (Squirrel) and all you relatives (Bone) vs. death. Every time one of your relatives (Bone) is beat up (a.k.a. killed/disappeared) a good friend (Moon) must sub in to keep your life stable and full of happiness."
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The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
(BS)
"I have learned from the main character that any thing that is living can have a broken heart such as one of the main character Roscuro ..."
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Matilda by Roald Dahl
(CB)
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The Hardy Boys Series
(HP)
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Amelia Earhart: Adventures in the Sky
by //Francene Sabin//, //Karen Milone//
(EH)
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The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
(BW)
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Penny from Heaven by Jennifer L. Holm
(MH)
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
"In the book 2,000 Leagues Under the Sea I learned tons from Captain Nemo (main character) about how to treat others. Captain Nemo taught me about caring about and respecting others."
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Robinson Crusoe by //Daniel Defoe//