{Tornado Hits!: Hilde Lysiak, Matthew Lysiak}

{Synopsis} – Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Real-life crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series — inspired by real news stories she has written! In this fifth book, a tornado hits Selinsgrove! Hilde and her sister/photographer Izzy set out to uncover its path and report on the damage. No one is hurt, but the sisters find a strange clue: There are fish flopping all over Orange Street! Where did the fish come from? Hilde is about to discover something WILD!

Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’s personality-filled illustrations appear on every page, bringing Hilde’s adventures to life for young readers!

{My thoughts} – Hilde and Izzy on the trail of a strange occurrence. While they were sleeping some fish ended up dropping all over Orange Street. They went out and rescued them, by putting them into their little sisters kiddie pool. Then they called Officer Pam to come and get them.

While they were out exploring the damage left from the storm they learned of a strange weather phenomenon. There was a lot that took place in this book that had kept the girls busy and on the trail to learning what exactly had happened.

Professor Henry was the one that was able to better explain what had taken place and he’d even taken the girls up in a helicopter ride to better explain it to them. Seeing is a key way for teaching and this showed them exactly how the waterspout had started out and then ended as a dangerous tornado.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy reading about the facts and learning about how the girls are able to report on the news around their neighborhood. I look forward to reading the next book in the series in the very near future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.






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