MSBA Book Buzz

A place for you to buzz about the books you are reading!

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer December 16, 2010

Filed under: Humor — msbabookbuzz @ 8:44 pm

Marty and his brother are sent to the library because they wrecked the house. They are worried because there is a rumor that the librarian (Spud Murphy) has a spud gun. And they see a boy run out and say “don’t go in there.” Now they’re nervous. Will they survive?

I liked everything about this book. There was nothing I didn’t like. I would recommend it to anyone in 4th, 5th or 6th grade.

Overall: I loved it!

– Matt V., grade 5


The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger December 14, 2010

Filed under: Humor,Realistic Fiction — msbabookbuzz @ 7:44 pm

Have you ever met someone that seems strange? Tommy has and his name is Dwight. Dwight is a boy in 6th grade who carries around an Origami Yoda on his finger. He asks people to talk to it and he says it will give them advice. Tommy is trying to figure out if Origami Yoda is “real” at giving advice. He asks his friends to give him information about the advice they get and his friend, Harvey, comments on each story. So, is Origami Yoda real or not? Find out in The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger.

I liked this book because it was funny with a touch of “nerd”. I could relate to this book because I know some pretty strange people!

I would recommend this book to anyone who liked The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, or who just likes to read funny books! This one will make you laugh!

Favorite elements: Characters, Plot

Overall: I loved it!

Since this is a book published in 2010, would you like to nominate it for next year’s MSBA list? Yes!

-Gabby H.  Grade 5


Guys Read Funny Business by Jon Sciezska December 10, 2010

Filed under: Humor,Short Stories — msbabookbuzz @ 3:06 pm

book jacket

This book is a bunch of funny short stories by a bunch of different authors. It is such a good book!

I loved it! Every story was so laugh out loud funny.  My favorite one was Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka’s Your Question for Author Here. Kate was the author and Jon was the kid and he wanted something back from her but she would always change the subject. It just kept me laughing! There wasn’t anything I didn’t like.

I would definitely recommend it to my friends. I think kids who like funny stories will really like it. Probably kids in fourth grade and up would like it.

Favorite elements: Lots of funny stuff

This is a book with a 2010 publishing date. Would you like to nominate it for next year’s MSBA list?  Yes!

– Matt