Olivia Bean Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart is a great book that I finished in just days it was so good. Olivia is a girl who loves trivia and Jeopardy! but she is horrible at geography. Each year on Jeopardy! there is kids week and Olivia is determined to win. But Olivia's mom just lost her job and doesn't seem to have time to sign Olivia up. Finally her mom's boyfriend Neil signs her up! Olivia gets to go to California for a round of Jepardy! but will Olivia win when she stinks at geography? I really liked this book and I will be definitely reading more books by this author.
I am getting used to my new town, but that's not what I posted for. I posted to tell you about this new book series called Camp Club Girls. They are written by various authors like The 39 Clues. They are about 6 Christian girls that met at church camp. The girls solve mysteries with the help of God. The ones I have read are 1, 2, and 3. Kate, Alexis, Mackenzie, Bailey, Sydney, and Elizabeth will keep you reading as long as you can. Believe me, I know from personal experience!
Here's Emileah - Leah and Emily - of Reading Fever. This is a sad day for the two of them (although only Leah looks sad, and really, she was just uncooperative). Emily is moving away. The two are still planning on blogging, but life will not be the same without this fantastic duo getting to spend their days at school together. These girls have been blessed with a special friendship that we hope can grow and change with these new developments in their lives.
Over the winter break my family and I went to the Iowa Children's Museum. The day that we went was New Year's Eve. At noon they were doing a "Noon Year's Eve" balloon drop. Everyone was so excited! After the balloon drop we went to the farm room. We stayed there for awhile. We climbed through tunnels, slid down slides, and drove pretend tractors. There was one tunnel no one was brave enough to explore (including me). Then we went to the Lego room! I was a blast! Jake built superhero forts, while Kate worked on spelling words. Maddie built a castle and I made the Iowa State logo. We also went to the Hospital room, Gravity room, and many more! Well, that was our trip to the Iowa Children's Museum.
Flora is a new student at Poplar Elementary. She wants to fit in but the girls in her class aren't making it easy. The only person that she knows is Max, and he ended up in a different class. She is also the only member of her freckle club. Flora wonders if she'll ever fit in. Will things change when a movie star moves in across the street? You'll have to find out what happens when you read Will Third Grade EVER End?