• Title of the Book: Big Nate Strikes Again

  • Author: Jeff Kinney

  • Date: 19/9/11

  • Chapters read: 1-9

  • Entry Focus and question number: I think the most important part of the book was choosing the name for the fleeceball team. I think it was the most important part of the book because the boys where gonna have to be stuck with the name the kuddle kittens for the whole year/book. PLOT 7 wich part was the most important?Why?

  • Title of the Book:Red Pyramid

  • Author:Rick Riordan

  • Date: 30/9/11

  • Chapters read: 1-29

  • Entry Focus and question number: I would say this book is mostly about the magic casting spells and saving the gods their mom their dad and the earth from set the god of evil and the red pyramid he and his demons made. I would tell my freind this because it will get them interested in the book. Theme and mood 5 If you wanted to suggest this story to a friend, what would you say it is mostly about?Why?

  • Title of the Book:The Lost Hero

  • Author: Rick Riordan

  • Date: 10/11/11

  • Chapters read:1-12

  • Entry Focus and question number:Jason the main character in my book isn't beleiveable because he managed to turn a gold coin into a gold sword and he killed a ventus a storm spirit I tought the gold sword would go right through the ventus but it didn't. Is your main character beleivable? why or why not ?

  • Title of the Book:The Lost Hero

  • Author: Rick Riordan

  • Date: 10/18/11

  • Chapters read:1-12

  • Entry Focus and question number: I like Leo because he has his own metal dragon, He has his own secret dorm in the forest, Whatever he makes out of meatal comes alive , and especially because his skin is fire proof. pg.186,149,155.Tell me about your favorite charecter in this book. What kind of person is this charecter, and why is he/she your favorite? Give specific examples from the book to help me understand your choice.

  • Title of the Book:The Lost Hero

  • Author: Rick Riordan

  • Date: 10/20/11

  • Chapters read:1-21

  • Entry Focus and question number: I would have Leo wIth me because he can get anythIng out of hIs toolbelt. Like sandwIches,Hammers,BreathmInts ect. But the bIgger the stuff are the more tIme It takes the toolbelt to cool down to get somethIng else out. The tool belt Is black goes around hIs weIst and It has everythIng a blacksmIth needs. If you were stranded on an island, wich charecter from the book would you like to hyave with you and why?

  • Title of the Book:The Lost Hero

  • Author: Rick Riordan

  • Date: 10/24/11

  • Chapters read:1-23

Entry Focus and question number: I think piper was lucky as a six year old because she could charmspeak (piper could control people with her voice). So piper got whatever she liked if she wanted to get chocolate she would get it.Thinking about characters. Choose a character from the book describe what the character might have been as a six-year old.pg.46

  • Title of the Book: Becoming Naomi Leon

  • Author:Pam Munoz Ryan

  • Date:11/6/11

  • Chapters read:1-11

Entry Focus and question number: I was surprised,because Naomi's mother slapped her right across the face. I'm sure that Naomi's mother did this because she talked back to her.pg.120 Theme and mood 6.Did something i n this chapter make you happy,sad,mad,surprised etc?What was it? Why do you think it caused this reaction?

  • Title of the Book: Diamond Willow

  • Author:Helen frost

  • Date:11/14/11

  • Chapters read:1-4

  • Entry Focus and question number: Yes this chapter does convey a mood. Helen Frost got me to feel sad because Willow got her lead dog roxy blind. Willow got roxy the lead dog blind because she didn't slow down before the curve even though Willow knew she had to. Willopw was nice but i don't think roxy will ever forgive her.pg.26,27 Does this chapter or story convey a mood?How does the author get the reader to feel this way?Theme And Mood 7

  • Title of the Book:The Puzzling World Of Winston Breen

  • Author:Eric Berlin

  • Date:11/28/11

  • Chapters read: 1-10

  • Entry Focus and question number:I would chngae katie and make her smarter because she didn't really help in anyway. Here is a example from page 88. " Am i going to be any help today?" and she also said "I like them but i'm not great at them." "I don't solve them all day long." Katie was nice but sometimes greedy. She tries to help but it dosen't really go anywhere.

  • Title of the Book:The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg

  • Author:Roman PhilBrick

  • Date:12/5/11

  • Chapters read:1-4

  • Entry Focus and question number: I would recommend this book to my older brother because it kind of explains his life in a shorter way. I think my brother would like this book because it's exciting, surprising, and because it has a problem that need's to be solved. Here is an example of surprising on page 10. Homers brother Harold get's sold to the military even though he's not of age.Who would you recommend this book to? Why would you choose that person and why do you think they would like this book?

  • Title of the Book: Becoming Naomi Leon

  • Author: Pam Munzo Ryan

  • Date:12/13/11

  • Chapters Read:1- The End

  • Entry Focus and question number: An easier way to slove the problem is if Naomi,Gram, and owen went to any earlier carving festivals. That way they could've found there dad way faster and Gram should have informed Naomi and Owen about the carving festival a bit earlier because they would've found there parents faster. How would you solve the problem in the book?






  • Title of the Book:Operation

  • Author:S.Terrell French

  • Date:1/16/12

  • Chapters read: 1-End

  • Entry focus and question number:

  • It would be different because not every place has a forest of redwoods that are not in parks and fenced. It also would'nt be the same if it was done in another time because if they did'nt have thath camp out in the tree house that day the IPX company would've already logged the redwoods. It might have stayed the same if julian lived in another place than san fransisco that has a forest of redwoods.How might the story be different if it happen in another place and time? How might it stay the same?

Title of the Book: The Son Of Neptune

Author: Rick Riordan

Date: 1/22/12

Chapters Read: 1-16

Entry focus and question number: One of the Roman Gods or an eagle. If you had to find something that would symbolize the main theme of the novel, What would it be?







Title of the Book: The Hunters Code

Author: Jake Maddox

Date: 2/5/2012

Chapters Read: 1-END

Entry focus and question number: Only hunt stuff you'll eat and be responsible for everything you do. "Don't hunt or hurt things for fun, only hunt things that you will eat. Kill it quick don't let the animal feel pain." said the father in the story. What was the author's message? Which story events helped you figure out the message?













Title of the Book:The Throne of Fire

Author:Rick Riordan

Date:2/13/12

Chapters Read:1-9

Entry focus and question number: I would find all three scrolls of the sun god Ra. And i would free him from the Duat/Godly prison. Then i would kill the giat snake god Aphosis before he eats the sun.

P.S. I would do all of this using magic of course.

Plot 4. How would you solve the problem in the book?







Title of the Book: Cosmic

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Date: 2/28/12

Chapters Read: 1-5

Entry focus and question number: No. Because Liam should've explained to the security guard at the Enchantment land that he was with the kids going to the bus but he didn't. Liam just went back to the cosmic.

Pg. 11 Thinking about characters #10

Did the character show responsibility when they acted the way they did in this section?








Title of the Book :Blood on the River

Author:Elisa Carbone

Date:3/4/2012

Chapters Read:1-END

Entry focus and question number:Yes. Because the book worked its way to the ending it didn't just get to the point and finish.

Plot 2. Do you agree with the ending of the book? If so why? If not, how would you change it? Why?






Title of the Book :Books of umber:The End of Time

Author:P.W. Catanese

Date:1/18/12

Chapters Read:1-9

Entry focus and question number:Yes, because he writes fiction mythical and magical novels for kids. I also love the order his stories went in, It was extra organized.


Would you like to read something else by this author? Why or Why not?

Title of The Book: The Wednesday Wars

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Date: 3/26/12

Chapters Read: 1-9

Entry focus and question number: The author kept the picture of cream puffs in my mind, because he described it as light brown puffy soft cotton balls with powdered sugar on top that makes you drool when you look at it.

Many authours use imagery. Tell about any images the author has left in your mind. What special words has the author used to help you see, hear, or fell things in the story?








Title of The Book:The Genius Files

Author:Dan Gutman

Date: 4/9/12

Chapters Read:1-END

Entry focus and question number: Yes. Because alot of children are good at puzzles and have photographic memory, but there are less people with photographic memory. Coke has the photo memory pepsi has a gift with puzzles.

Is your main charecter belivable?Why or Why not?

Title of the Book:The Autrere Academy

Author:Lemony Snicket

Date:4/17/12

Chapters read:1-END

Entry focus and question number: I would exchange Klaus's glases for contacts because it caused so many problems. It even almost got two people killed.

Give one thing you would change about the character and explain why you would change it.

Title of the book:The Hostile Hospital

Author:Lemony Snicket

Date:4/24/12

Chapters Read:1-6

Entry focus and question number: Yes i would like to read many other books by this author because his stories are surprising, amusing, and entertaining but also a lot bit sad.

Would you like to read something else by this author? wht or why not?

Title of the Book:The Slippery Slope

Author:Lemony Snicket

Date:4/29/12

Chapters Read:1-3

Entry focus and question number: A tear drop would be a good symbol because the books i am reading at the moment are sad. People get kidnapped, people get murdered and people fall down mountains.

If you had to find one object that would symbolize the main theme of the novel, what would it be?






Title of The Book:Room One

Author:Andrew Clements

Date:5/8/12

Chapters Read:1-6

Entry Foucus and Question Number:I think he wrote about this topic because he likes mysterys Action and probably curiosity plus it's fun to make readers think.


Why do you think the author chose this topic to write about?






Title Of Book: The Homework Machine

Author:Dan Gutman

Date:5/15/12

Chapters Read:1-2

Entry Focus and Question Number: I like Brenton the most because he created the homework machine-A machine that does all your homework for you-wich helped the other main characters in the book, but it also did get them to the plice station to tell there story.





Title of Book:The Genius Files:Never Say Genius

Author:Dan Gutman

Date:5/21/12

Chapters Read:1-3

Entry Focus and Question Number:I was surprised because the twins coke and pep were about to be lowered into a vat of boiling oil and then they managed to escape thet was the most surprising part of it.It caused this reaction because you don't usally find kids smart enough to escape a vat of boiling oil with a cheese do you if you do i am surprised.


Did something in this chapter make you sad, happy, surprised, mad? What was it?Why do you think it caused this reaction?







Title of Book:Never say genius

Author:Dan Gutman

Date:5/29/12

Chapters Read:3-8

Entry Focus and Question Number:

1.I would someday like to get 1 millon dollars

2. I learned that the genius files kids split the money of one millin dollars not each get a millon dollars.

3.I wonder if coke and pep actually die in the third book.


Finish at least three of these sentences...


Title of the Book:Never Say Genius

Author:Dan Gutman

Date:6/4/12

Chapters read:1-END

Entry Focus and question number: I think the author chose to write about this topic because he has a taste for adventure and he loves exitment.

why do you think the author chose this topic to write about it ?