Details for Book Beat for 8-12 Year Old Students

Book Beat for 8-12 Year Old Students

Kid Scoop News Siouxland


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  We believe a little magic can take you a long way.  Imagine being an orphaned young boy who is taunted by two nasty self-serving aunts.  Learn how James escapes these awful aunts and becomes a hero in the Roald Dahl fashion.  You will not regret reading this incredible book filled with overgown insects...adventures on a luscious peach and water that is infested with...wait...yes, peach eating name just a few things encountered while on this happily ever after tale of adventure.


Harry Potter Boxset by J.K. Rowling.  You will never get enough of Harry Potter, the young wizard in training who learns first-hand that his forever enemy is Lord Volde-whoops, sorry...He-who-must-not-be-named .  In a world filled with magic and special reading effects, Harry finds that he has the courage and the name to overcome all things nonMuggle in mystery, adventure, intrigue and magic.  You can’t read just one, which makes the set all the more exciting!


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  Jeanette at Kid Scoop met Rick Riordan at a book conference in Minneapolis and knew that the Kid Scoop readers would love his books.  Rick wasted no time addressing the “children” in the audience with the delight of Percy Jackson and his adventures.  When Percy begins to get in trouble at school and insists he sees his algebra teacher turned into a monster...his mother decides it is time to tell him who he really is...and the one special place he can be safe.  Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld and prevent an awful war between the gods that he meets. 


Bridge to Teribithia by Katherine Paterson.  Finally, a story of a strong duo of girl and boy protagonists...Jess Aaron’s greatest amibition is to be the fastest runner in fifth grade.  He practiced all summer and knows the look on the faces of his classmates will be amazement when he beats them all.  But, on the first day of school, a new girl in fifth grade crosses over and runs against the boys’ side of the playground and beats them all!  While it would seem unlikely that the two rival runners become friends, Jess and Leslie Burke become the very best of friends and they create a wonderful and mystical world known as Terabithia.  There is tragedy in the story and Jess must learn the love and hardship of true friendship when tragedy interferes.


Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.  Sal entertains her gran with stories that interest and humor.  One of her finest is the story about “Phoebe” who has a missing mother and a lunatic living nearby.  While telling the story it becomes apparent that Sal wishes herself to be reunited with a missing mother and know the truths that exist beyond the “said outloud.”  Learn about how emotions are used to invite readers into the book and hold them throughout a story of love, loss, and life.


Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.  When Jeffrey Lionel Magee a scruffy 12 year old kid, wanders into Two Mills, Pennsylvania, a legend in the making is born!  His name alone is enough to create interest in even the most bored of summer readers....check it out!




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