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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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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A Chase in Time
Uncategorised / 26th April 2018

Title: A Chase in Time Author: Sally Nicholls   This book is about a boy called Alex and his sister Ruby. They lived with their Aunt Joanna. She was thinking of selling the house and moving. The children wished the old house wouldn’t be sold! One day, they fell into a mirror. Alex went through to the past. Ruby saw what happened so she followed him. They were now STUCK! They found themselves in 1912! They met 2 children; their a...

The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree
Uncategorised / 17th April 2018

Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti “All children are scared of the dark…” This book is about a girl called Mafalda and her friends Estella and Filippo. Mafalda is no ordinary girl; she is turning blind. She suffers from Stargadt Disease, which is a disease that slowly makes you lose your vision. Filippo is Mafalda’s boyfriend – even if she doesn’t want to admit it. He has his own problems but he ...

Beyond The Odyssey
Uncategorised / 4th April 2018

Title: Beyond The Odyssey Author: Maz Evans This is the third book in the series. This book is based on Greek gods. Elliot Hooper was looking for the third Chaos Stone and for Panacea’s potion (to heal his sick mum). Thanatos was also looking for the Chaos Stones to destroy the whole of Earth. Elliot searched everywhere for the stone! He found out where Hypnos (hider of the stones) was and Hypnos said he would help him if he protecte...

The Day That Aliens Nearly Ate Our Brains
Uncategorised / 22nd March 2018

Title: The Day that aliens nearly ate our brains Author: Tom McLaughlin This book is about an ordinary boy called Freddy and his best friend Sal. It is set in an ordinary house, on an ordinary street, in an ordinary town of Wolverhampton. But they aren’t going to be ordinary for long! Freddy and Sal are trying to watch wrestling on TV by using next door’s transmitter but they accidentally disturb an alien called Alan, who wants to ea...

Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God
Uncategorised / 20th March 2018

Title: Jake Atlas and the Hunt for the Feathered God Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Review by Daniel Bisland age 10 This book is about a boy called Jake, his sister Pan and their parents Jane and John Atlas and their friend Sami. The family are treasure hunters who were on the run from the police. They were searching for the snake lady who they met in the previous book. One day Sami, the gadget maker was adultnapped and the Atlas family wer...

You are Awesome
Uncategorised / 11th March 2018

Title: You are Awesome Author: Matthew Syed   This book is AWESOME! This book has boosted my confidence! Before I read “You are Awesome”, I had a Fixed Mindset but now I have a Growth Mindset! Some famous people have also made mistakes or have been rejected, like J K Rowling, who was rejected by 32 publishers with her first Harry Potter book. This book teaches you that some things don’t always go to plan but you must never give ...

Iguana Boy saves the World with a Triple Cheese Pizza
Uncategorised / 27th February 2018

Title: Iguana Boy saves the World with a Triple Cheese Pizza Author: Bishop Parekh This book is about a boy called Dylan. His siblings, Arctic Thunder and Millie Monday are both superheroes but he isn’t. UNTIL… One day, Dylan is playing with his toy car and ends up throwing it, hitting his pet iguana. Suddenly, the iguana says, “Ow”. This is his super power; talking to iguanas. The worst power EVER, he thought, but was it? His arch-e...

My Magical Life
Uncategorised / 18th February 2018

Title: My Magical Life Author: Zach King Zach’s family is magical. But there is one problem – Zach hasn’t found his magical object yet and his family fear that he has been skipped over and isn’t magic after all. This is a big problem because Zach is home-schooled but now he must go and face the dangers of a real school. However, on his first day, he makes a friend called Aaron but he also makes an enemy called Tricia, who covers him ...

Radio Boy and the Revenge of Grandad
Uncategorised / 18th February 2018

Title: Radio Boy and the Revenge of Grandad Author: Christian O’Connell This is the second book in the series and it is about a boy called Spike who is also known as “Radio Boy”. Spike has his own radio show called “The Secret Shed Show”, which is still running after his run-in in the first book with “Fish Face” (Spike’s headmaster). One day, Spike’s Grandad arrives at his house after being kicked out by his Nan! Spike makes the mist...

The Funny life of Pets
Uncategorised / 11th February 2018

Title: The Funny Life of Pets Author: James Campbell This is the funniest book EVER! I fell off my chair laughing… I have learnt about: imaginary pets how your parents lie to you about your hamster’s age how to identify POO!!!!!! I would like another book in this series because this one was too short! Please can you write another one??? WARNING do not use any of the facts in this book in class because your teacher might just laugh at...