Review by Daniel: This book is about a girl called Moll, a mysterious person called Skull and Moll’s wild cat Gruff. Moll woke up one night in her camp as she heard drums and rattles and calling. The dream snatch had started… Moll was the most important person in the Ancientwood even though she didn’t know it! One night she was caught by Skull’s henchmen and was locked in a cage because she couldn’t give them dark magic. She tried to escape wi...

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this book review until you have read all the other Alex Riders Books! Alex Rider has moved to San Francisco following the death of his guardian Jack Starbright. But is she really dead? When one day he received a three word long email, he realises that Jack is alive. The email is: ‘Alexx I’m Al’ Alex is due to go on holiday soon but he tells his new guardians (his best friend’s parents) that he is going to stay at hom...

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This book is about a girl called Meg. Even though the title of the books makes it sound like a non-fiction book, it is a wonderfully written, emotional story. Meg has a big problem in this book! Her mum disappears on a ten day holiday to Mayanmar and Meg is left with her Granddad, to look after her baby sister Elsa and her smelly dog Pongo. However, it’s more like she has to look after Granddad, rather than him looking after her! Her mum’s dis...

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  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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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 Dreamsnatcher
Alexander's Top 10 / 14th August 2017

Title: The Dreamsnatcher Author: Abi Elphinstone Review by Daniel: This book is about a girl called Moll, a mysterious person called Skull and Moll’s wild cat Gruff. Moll woke up one night in her camp as she heard drums and rattles and calling. The dream snatch had started… Moll was the most important person in the Ancientwood even though she didn’t know it! One night she was caught by Skull’s henchmen and was locked in a cage becaus...

The Stone of Kuromori
Uncategorised / 14th August 2017

Title: The Stone of Kuromori Author: Jason Rohan Kenny is only a teenage boy who has a great burden. He is the bearer of an almighty, powerful, magical sword and he and best friend Kiyomi have to protect the world from being overrun by Japanese beasts. This is the third book in the series and in this book Kiyomi’s soul has been stolen from her and Kenny needs to find the three sacred treasures – the sword, the mirror and the jewel – ...

The Fox and the Ghost King
Uncategorised / 8th August 2017

Title: The Fox and the Ghost King Author: Michael Morpurgo “Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan…. And we all have an impossible dream.” There is an ordinary family of foxes who live under an ordinary human’s shed. They live an ordinary life and like all foxes, they adore football. They all support the same team: The Foxes (AKA Leicester City) but they NEVER win! One day, on the way back fro...

When my mum threw out the TV
Uncategorised / 8th August 2017

Title: When my mum threw out the TV Author: Emily Smith This is one of my Summer Reading Challenge books from the library, which is why it’s quite an old book. It’s still worth reading though if you can find a copy! This book is about a boy called Jeff who loves TV. His mum is fed up of him watching TV so she locks it up in the wardrobe, then she gives it to an old lady for a few MONTHS! At Jeff’s school he can’t join in ...

Defenders – Killing Ground
Uncategorised / 28th July 2017

Title: Defenders – Killing Ground Author: Tom Palmer Seth loves football; especially Halifax F.C. He has never missed a home game even though his mum is seriously ill. She has cancer. However, she is going to London to have treatment soon. Seth is one of a kind! He sees things that have happened in the past. They are mostly good things but as he is growing older now, bad things are starting to creep in. It all starts at half time at ...

Kid Normal
Uncategorised / 21st July 2017

Title: Kid Normal Author: Greg James and Chris Smith This book is about a boy called Murph and his peculiar school. Murph has a problem; he keeps moving house and has no school to go to at the moment. So, his mum keeps on searching for a new school. One day, on his way home from the shops, Murph’s mum spots a child coming out from an alleyway which leads to a place called “The School”, so his mum runs to get the attention of a man wh...

The Trials of Apollo – The Hidden Oracle
Uncategorised / 11th June 2017

Title: The Trials of Apollo – The Hidden Oracle Apollo was a God until his father Zeus made him into a mortal. He also made him fall from the sky and land in a dustbin in New York. Soon a pair of thieves turn into the alley he is in and try to rob him, so a little girl called Meg helps Apollo as he didn’t have his Godly powers anymore. This sparks a friendship between them but they are still in danger because spirits are following th...

Middle School – Escape to Australia
Uncategorised / 2nd June 2017

Title: Middle School – Escape to Australia Series: Middle School Author: James Patterson This story is about a boy called Rafe who is unlucky (most of the time). At his school, they had an art competition and the prize was a 3 week holiday to Australia. Rafe gathered all his best artistic sketches and won the 3 week holiday. He was so excited and when he got home he told his mum the news straight away. In Australia he got pranked 3 t...

The Ethan I was before
Uncategorised / 24th May 2017

Title: The Ethan I was before Author: Ali Standish   Ethan’s story was definitely a page turner! The book is about Ethan and his best friend Kacey. Kacey and Ethan liked to dare each other to do weird things. Their final dare ended terribly and resulted in the end of their friendship. Kacey’s window had been dark for forty-nine days. Ethan became depressed and kept running away to try to reach Kacey. On his third attempt, his br...

The Adventures of John Blake
Uncategorised / 15th May 2017

Title: The Adventures of John Blake Author: Philip Pullman This comic book is about a boy called John Blake. This book starts in the sea when a girl falls off her family yacht and drowns and then appears on a ship with the name of “The Mary Alice”. She has time travelled to the past; to the time of the pirates! The crew has a special boy called John on board who has an extremely special secret! What is the secret? I recommend it to 8...