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Thank you for participating in the Winter Reading Challenge! Check back soon for information about the Summer Reading Challenge!

Winter reading participants are asked to write brief book reviews, each of which counts as an entry in a prize drawing.
**Each book counts once, if you read a series, make sure to enter each book separately in order to get more submissions!**

What MUST be included:

1. Title and author of the book
2. Brief description of the book, no spoilers please!
· Original reviews and descriptions only, please do not copy an existing review or description of the book.
3. Did you like the book?...Why or why not?
· You may also include: Are there similar authors or books others might like? Have you liked other books by the author?
The reviews are subject to approval by staff librarians. The library reserves the right to edit or remove reviews that do not follow these guidelines.
For full set of rules, please refer to the Contest Guidelines.

Reviews
Review
Suzannah is looking for gold after her parents die so she won't have to live with her brother-in-law. I liked this book because it had a lot of dialogue between the characters. I recommend this book for ages 8+
Title
Suzannah Strikes Gold
Author
Elaine Schulte
Rating
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Review
Greg is stuck in middle school. How can he get out of a school play? I don't know. Jeff Kinney makes OK comics WOW comics. I recommend this book for anyone who likes Greg Heffley.   Check out this book!
Title
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author
Jeff Kinney
ISBN
9780810993136
Rating
Check out this book!
Review
William Shakespeare, the wonderful playwright who wrote many, many, plays. Hamlet, Macbeth, a Midsummer's Night Dream, Henry VI, and many other plays are examples of William Shakespeare's work. I enjoyed this book because it had many pictures and explained Shakespeare's life.   Check out this book!
Title
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
Author
Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema
ISBN
9780688091088
Rating
Check out this book!
Review
The wonderful artist, Leonardo da Vinci's life is related in this book. I liked this book because it was about someone who liked to paint pictures. I recommend this book for anyone who likes to paint.  Check out this book!
Title
Leondardo da Vinci
Author
Diane Stanley
ISBN
9780688104375
Rating
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Review
Abe Lincoln is a boy with an adventurous life. I enjoyed this book because some of the things Abe Lincoln did were funny. Like the time he took a kid with muddy feet and made him walk across the ceiling. That was funny! I recommend this book for anyone who likes comedy and tragedy.   Check out this book!
Title
Abraham Lincoln
Author
Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
ISBN
9780440406907
Rating
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Review
This book is a very good book. It also seems as if one of the orphans is going to die. If you read this book you should be prepared for secrets, hiding, and singing.  Check out this book!
Title
The Hostile Hospital
Author
Lemony Snicket
ISBN
9780064408660
Rating
Check out this book!
Review
This book was the last installment in the five kingdoms series. Cole has to defeat Nazeem and get back home. He finds a wayfinder, and they go on a great adventure. Read the book to find out who survives. I really liked this book, though the Epilogue was a little disappointing.   Check out this book!
Title
Time Jumpers
Author
Brandon Mull
ISBN
9781442497122
Rating
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Review
Harry comes back to Hogwarts for his second year on a flying car that crashes in to an enchanted willow tree. Something terrible is happening at Hogwarts - students are turning to stone! Everyone suspects Harry, who Harry says is innocent, until one of Harry's best friends is turned to stone! If that is not enough to deal with, there is a new stuck up professor that takes the bones out of Harry's arm, more work to deal with, messages on the wall that say the Chamber of Secrets has been opened, and a ghost in the girls bathroom! What more could there be to deal with? I liked this book because the plot was really well made and I could not but help to guess what would happen next. This is a thrilling, page turning story for anyone.  Check out this book!
Title
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author
J.K. Rowling
ISBN
9780439064866
Rating
Check out this book!
Review
I like this book because they talk about cool places. The best character I like is Jack, because he is more practical. I do like Annie but at Adventures she wants to stay for a long time. That's why I like magic tree house!  Check out this book!
Title
Magic Tree House Sunset of the Sabertooth #7
Author
Mary pope Osborne
ISBN
9780679863731
Rating
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Review
Bryan was on a plane heading toward Northern Canada, where his father lived, when the pilot had a heart attack. The plane crashes in the wilderness, where Bryan is forced to live. He learns many things, and thinks about the dreadful secret that is the reason that Bryan's parents got divorced. One day plane comes, but does not see Bryan. Bryan loses all of his hopes, until he realizes that even if it takes all he got, he has enough to survive. Bryan learns that giving up hope is easy, but sticking to things is hard, but there is always a reward. I learned about courage and bravery, and I enjoyed how Bryan figured out how to live in the wilderness.  Check out this book!
Title
Hatchet
Author
Gary Paulsen
ISBN
9780689840920
Rating