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Essay contest: What is your favorite book?

Posted: August 19, 2008 8:30 p.m.
Updated: October 20, 2008 5:01 a.m.

Well, I have a lot of favorite books but my favorite is “Junie B. Jones.”  It is really a series but if you want, you can call it a book. The author’s name is Barbara Park. She is a great author. I like those books because they are very funny. They make me want to laugh so hard. They also make me remember when I was young like that. I mostly like them because they are so funny. That is my favorite book. I like the author, the laughter it gives me and remembering when I was young. I can’t wait to read another one.
Cassandra Presshal
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book is “The Giving Tree.” I love that book. I just remember my mom and sister reading it to me when I was little. Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite poets. In my opinion, the book is awesome. I remember I used to read the book every day. Or at least try to read it because I was only 3 years old. “The Giving Tree” always brings back a lot of memories when I was in my old house. I loved that house so much, every time I read that story I’m so happy. My favorite book is “The Giving Tree” and it always will be.
Jack Gallner
Helmers Elementary School

There’s only one book that could be my favorite, “The Wind in the Willows.” It is an amazing adventure about Toad, of Toad Hall. You see, the problem with Toad is that he cannot stick to one thing. He is a very capricious toad. And it just so happens that Toad gets turned on to motor cars and unlike his friends predicted, won’t get turned off. I like the story “The Wind in the Willows” because it is humorous and has a wonderful plot. Toad becomes obsessed with motor cars. Toad steals a motor car and passes into a dangerous area, leaving him in jail for 20 years. Just when Toad thinks the world is about to end for him, he gets out of his situation with the help of many friends. “The Wind in the Willows” is an outstanding book to read, and it is my favorite. I think that anybody who has it within grasp will love it too.
Kylie Lesko
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book is “The Hardy Boys.” They’re my favorite book because I like mysteries. Also, they have more than one series and each book is very different. In one series, Chet, the Hardys’ friend, is fat and in the other one he is strong. Also in the new series, the Hardy Boys have motorcycles and in the the old one they have a convertible. In the old series, they talk about Tony, Phil and Biff, and in the new series they only have Chet. Also, they cannot give rides on their motorcycles. Even though they cannot do some things, it is still my favorite book.
Jack LeBerthon
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book is “Cat in the Hat.” It is my favorite because it is easy to read. I also read it to my brother. He is now in first grade, so he is small. He loves when I read it to him because it makes him laugh. My cousins love to read it too. I also have another book I like, it is “Nancy Drew.” I like it because it is a good book. It also has chapters and it makes my mom happy. The book also has good describing words. They are at my reading level so it is easy to read. So those are two of my favorite books.
Dalbey Farrell
Helmers Elementary School

One of my favorite books ever is “Ida B.” “Ida B.” is about a stange little girl who talks to trees and the brook. In the beginning of the book, life seems perfect for her; she’s home schooled and has all her tree friends. But then, her life goes downhill. Her mom gets cancer, so she has to go to public school. Then some family members kill most of the trees to build a house. I really like how the book flows. I also like Ida, she seems a lot like me in some ways. I think if you are looking for a really good book, you should read “Ida B.”
Bristal Mautino
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book is “Bone.” It is not one book, it is nine books. So far, I like the fifth book. It is called “Rock Jaw.” It has a little action. I like “Bone” because it is a good series. I think it is also a good book for kids. I think that you should read “Bone.” It would take a while for you to finish it, but you would enjoy it. That is why you should read “Bone.”
Logan Felan
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book is “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulanemy.” The reason I like this book it because it has a lot of detail and good description. This book is good for reading because it has good details and you can learn a lot with the words in it. The words are ones you have never heard before. In the story there are some tragic and sad moments, but it’s a great book to read. This is my favorite book to read.
Nyna Lockett
McGrath Elementary School

My favorite book is “Dinosaurs.” They can tell you about dinosaurs from the past like raptors, T-Rex, triceratops and teradactors. My favorite dinosaur is triceratops because it has three horns and can be useful if harmed.
Jassen Sabordo
McGrath Elementary School

My favorite book is called “Holes.” I like this book the best because it is exciting. I think the author who wrote it must be a really famous writer. I want to be a writer too, but I already chose a better job when I grow up. The book has a lot of exciting parts.
Jamie Son
McGrath Elementary School

My favorite book is by an author named Kate Camillo. I don’t remember the name, but I think it is “The Adventures of Edward Tulanemy.” I like the book because it is exciting and it never gets boring. I like the book because it has a lot of action in it. In the book, Edward is a rabbit doll made out of China. The owner of him was a little girl that always dresses him up with clothes, and one of the things she put on him was a real gold watch. The problem in the story is they went for a cruise on a ship and two boys took the doll and threw it off the ship. After that a lot of different families find him.
Noah Castaneda
McGrath Elementary School

My favorite book series is called “Warriors.” It is about an ordinary house cat named Rusty who decides to live with a group of wild forest cats called Thunderclan. Rusty goes there as an apprentice and his name is changed to Firepaw. There are also other apprentices that train with him. Graypaw is a gray tabby cat and is one of Firepaw’s best friends who he goes on many adventures and missions with. Ravenpaw is also one of Firepaw’s friends, he is an all-black cat that is sometimes really lazy. Dustpaw is a pale tabby cat who always says Firepaw is a kitty. Sandpaw is a not-so-friendly cat whose best friend is Dustpaw. There are way more characters in the wonderful book. The only bad thing is that sometimes it is really sad because sometimes the cats have to fight other warriors.
Dana McCarty
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book is really a series. The series is the Harry Potter series. I like it because every book is a mystery. You never know what is going to happen next, especially in No. 7. Something funny or weird is always around the corner. I also love the names of the books. Like “Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Gobler of Fire.” I love reading too. When I first read “The Deathly Hallows” I read it in less that a week! I very much love the Harry Potter series.
Eli Soltes
Helmers Elementary School

My favorite book that I like to read it hilarious and the coolest book in the world. It is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” It is the funniest and best book in the world. I wish I could read it over and over. Some of my friends read it. I got it at my book fair. They had sold out, but I got the last one. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is the best.
Nick Nerod
Helmers Elementary School

I like Magic Treehouse books because they are so interesting all the time. I go to the library at my school to read them. I have almost read all of them. I knew them ever since my brother was in first grade and he is now in sixth grade. I wish I could have all of them and I want to tell the writer to make a Magic Treehouse book about the future.
Frank Sobia
McGrath Elementary School

“A House Called Awful End,” “Romona Forever,” and “Wind in the Willows,” these are all great books, but not good enough for me. There is only one book that is my favorite. You want to know what it is? Promise not to tell? OK, it is “Ida B.” Yup, take it or leave it. It is about a girl and her plans to maximize fun, avoid disaster and (possibily) save the world. It starts out with this normal girl and her tree friends. Then one day disaster strikes.
Kailey Marque
Helmers Elementary School


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