This book is about a boy called Spike who gets sacked from his favourite job, a radio presenter at his local hospital’s radio station, which is also the place where his mum works! Spike is 11 years old and he is really dejected about losing his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery. When Spike gets home, he tells his dad...

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This book is about a boy called William and his dad, Bob Trundle and a very special Christmas dinosaur. William LOVES dinosaurs – he has dinosaur pyjamas, dinosaur socks, a dinosaur toothbrush, dinosaur wallpaper, two dinosaur posters, a dinosaur lampshade and lots and lots of dinosaur toys. However, all William wants for Christmas is a REAL dinosaur, even though he knows that it is impossible! Meanwhile in the North Pole, something magical is...

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Bubble boy is an emotional debut novel about a boy called Joe. He is 11 years old and lives in an isolated room on the 12th floor of a hospital. This is because he has a disease called SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) which means he can’t fight off diseases as well as other people. This is because he doesn’t have enough white blood cells or a strong immune system. This makes his life miserable until someone new enters it… I really liked...

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This book is about a boy called Jatinder, who likes football. At the beginning, he is on a camp and is playing a match. He gets a penalty but misses and is really angry with himself. On his way home he sees a man who is a Sikh like him and then he disappears. He tells Esther, one of the owners of the house he is in, about him and she shows him a book about the first Sikh pilot. That night, whilst reading the book, he sees the man in his room. ...

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Albert Chaudhury is 12 and has received a letter from his dad; his dead dad. He has to break into his old house to get a second letter. This letter tells him how to time travel back to 1984 to prevent his father’s tragic death in a go-kart accident. He has to do all of this whilst trying not to lose his precious hamster Alan Shearer and keeping it a secret from his granddad Byron, his mum, step-dad Steve and step-sister Carly. Can he time trav...

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This book is about a boy called Joe, his mum and his best friend Ajay. Joe’s mum was the park warden and one day when Ajay came round for breakfast, some post came through the door saying…  THE PARK WAS CLOSING DOWN! So when the Prime Minister came to Joe’s town, Joe gave him a piece of his mind as his mum was going to lose her job. However, the press recorded his whole argument and put it on TV and Joe became very famous; sooooooooooooo...

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This is the abridged version of my book review! 🙂 In the far future there is an alien called Humphree and his best friend Cosmoe the Earth-Boy. Humphree and Cosmoe are making a mega weiner which is the size of a jeep. They have made it for the Intragalactic Food Truck Cook-OFF which is a festival where everyone makes something to eat the QUEEN will judge it. It is a large competition but Cosmoe thinks he will still win it with his wiener…...

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The Sword of Kuromori is a fast paced book with lots of action! A boy called Kenny finds out his grandfather’s deepest secrets. He goes on a Japanese adventure to stop an earthquake happening. He thinks he has to destroy a satellite and if he doesn’t, it will fire a beam to make an earthquake but…. there is something even bigger waiting for him (well technically smaller but stronger) and his Japanese sidekick Kiyomi. He has been given the gift...

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This book is the sixth in the series and stars Rafe. He is in a school called Airbook which is an art school. Rafe went there because he enjoys art but it closed down so he had to go back to his old school. Or does he? First, before he can go back to HVMS (his old school) he has to go through an obstacle course. On his course he doesn’t know anybody. He has 8 teammates and they have to complete obstacles like building rafts and sailing them in...

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“A very good factual, emotional and exciting book” said The Alexander Times. “The best book I have ever read” said Alexander himself. The story is set in the middle of WW1. Merry, a 12 year old girl from America receives a letter from her father who is fighting in it. In the letter he said that he was injured so Merry and her Mum get on the deadly Lusitania to Britain. When they got near the Scilly Isles, the boat was shot by a German U-boat a...

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Who Let the Gods Out
Uncategorised / 9th January 2017

Title: Who Let the Gods Out Author: Maz Evans This book is about a boy called Elliot and his mum Josie; together they live at Home Farm. This story begins when Josie starts to lose her memory. One night a big ball crashes into their shed. Elliot goes to their shed to find a girl who calls herself Virgo and says she is immortal. He invites her into his house. The next day he tries to bring Virgo to the police station as he thinks she ...

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
Uncategorised / 3rd January 2017

Title: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Author: Stephanie Burgis Aventurine is a dragon but she is not any old dragon, she is a ferocious and fearless dragon. In fact, the fiercest dragon ever but she is not old enough to leave her cave. One day, she decides to leave her cave in secret to try to prove her family wrong but it doesn’t go to plan! First, she can’t find any humans to eat and then when she does, the human gives her some ...

Radio Boy
Alexander's Top 10 / 28th December 2016

Title: Radio Boy Author: Christian O'Connell   This book is about a boy called Spike who gets sacked from his favourite job, a radio presenter at his local hospital’s radio station, which is also the place where his mum works! Spike is 11 years old and he is really dejected about losing his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from ...

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Uncategorised / 28th December 2016

Title: Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Author: Judd Winick   This comic book is about a boy called Daniel but people call him DJ. One day, when he is in his garden, something falls down from the sky. He approaches it, he realises that it is a boy in silver underpants. DJ looks after the boy, who says his name is Hilo. Hilo can’t remember ANYTHING!! A few days later when Hilo and DJ are playing, they get attacked by a GIANT ro...

The 78-Storey Treehouse
Uncategorised / 28th December 2016

Title: The 78-Storey Treehouse Author: Andy Griffiths   This book is about two boys called Andy and Terry who live in a treehouse and who write books together.  This story starts when they want to make a film about a book they wrote, so, they hire Mr Bigshot to direct their movie. He thinks the movie is EXTREMELY bad! Later that day, Terry comes running past with his bum alight and jumps into their shark pool and electrocutes a ...

His Royal Whiskers
Uncategorised / 1st December 2016

Once upon a time, there was a man called Czar. The Czar was a great conqueror and everyone feared him. One day, when he was eating his breakfast, one of the people from his War Council came into the room to tell him the terrible news… that his son Prince Alexander had become a cat!!! This happened because of two people, Pieter Abadabacus, the tally master (the Czar’s mathmagician) and Teresa Gust, the Spice Monkey (the person who col...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down
Uncategorised / 1st December 2016

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Double Down Author: Jeff Kinney This book is about Greg. This story starts in Greg’s school. The school have a Talented and Gifted program for the clever kids. Greg’s mum wants him to join it but he didn’t do very well! So, she complained and then he was put in a group called Champ who had secret meetings on a Tuesday and Thursday. When he got there, he realised it was for people who can’t say their rs l...

Spy Toys
Uncategorised / 28th November 2016

Title: Spy Toys Author: Mark Powers This book is about a toy called Dan. This story starts in the Snaztacular Ultrafun factory which is where toys with brains are made. On this particular day, the faulty alarm suddenly goes off and the big grabber picks Dan up and puts him in the Test Room. In the Test Room, there is a man in a white cloak who finds that Dan has a bad snuggle chip (brain) which means that Dan will become spare parts!...

Good Dog McTavish
Uncategorised / 10th November 2016

Title: Good Dog McTavish Author: Meg Rosoff This book is about a dog and his family, the Peachys. It starts when Ma Peachy (who does ALL the jobs) goes on strike to do YOGA! So, the rest of the family have a family meeting and decide to get a dog from Cuddles Home for Unwanted Mutts (C.H.U.M). They look around the home and find McTavish and they decide to get him. This dog changes their life forever. But it is in a good way or a bad ...