What’s New Review, a fifth grade reading and writing enrichment program, is a cooperative effort between Kelley School enrichment teacher, Robyn Ross-Squirrel, and Newark Public Library’s Liaison to the Schools, Melissa Correia.

Have you ever read a book about a dog? I read “Everything for a Dog” by Ann M. Martin. This book takes place in a small farm town. You are introduced to Bone, who is a stray dog and the main character. You also meet Henry, who always wanted a dog, but never got one. In addition, you will learn about Charlie, who has to deal with the sadness of losing someone he loved.

This is a story about a dog named Bone. Charlie’s brother, RJ, died from falling out of a fir tree. Henry always wanted a dog, but his parents would not let him get one. Isabel and Thad adopted Bone, and then they had to give him to Mr. Franklin, Thad’s father, who had to go in a home and Bone ran away. Charlie’s dog, Sunny, was shot and killed by a hunter. Henry made friends with Bone and names him Buddy. Bone gets caught in a hunter’s trap, so Henry and his father take Buddy to the vet. Henry’s father, Charlie, turns out to be RJ’s brother and Sunny was Henry’s father’s dog. So, Charlie didn’t want Henry to go through the sadness of loving a dog and losing it. If you want to find out whether or not Henry gets Bone, read “Everything for a Dog” by Ann M. Martin.

I recommend this book to people who are 10 years old and up. I also recommend this book because it is a bit of a mystery, and talks about how people deal with the death of a child and a dog. If “Everything for a Dog” by Ann M. Martin sounds interesting, check it out at the Newark Public Library or your local OWWL library.

What’s New Review, a fifth grade reading and writing enrichment program, is a cooperative effort between Kelley School enrichment teacher, Robyn Ross-Squirrel, and Newark Public Library’s Liaison to the Schools, Melissa Correia.

Ross works with the students on writing and editing reviews of the Newark Public Library’s new books, and Correia is responsible for providing the books to students and promoting and displaying the reviews. Student book reviews are on display in the children’s room of the Newark Public Library.