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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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 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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William Wenton and the Luridium Thief
Uncategorised / 23rd March 2017

Title: William Wenton and the Luridium Thief Author: Bobbie Peers William is a codebreaker and he gets this skill from his grandfather. He is on the run after his grandfather’s disappearance. But when the impossible puzzle (a really hard code) comes to Norway (William’s family’s hiding place), William can’t resist going to see it. After a misunderstanding, William is forced to solve the puzzle and his extraordinary skills are discove...

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy
Uncategorised / 5th March 2017

Title: Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy Author: Lara Williamson This book is about a boy called Adam Butters who is adopted. He needs to find his real mum for a school project on family trees. While he is researching his project, he finds a letter that tells him 3 things: His name is ACE, He’s got a mum called Rose Walker, He was born in Pegasus Park Hospital. Adam wants to be a superhero, as ACE is a superhero name and everyone loves...

Stargazing for Beginners
Alexander's Top 10 / 5th March 2017

Title: Stargazing for Beginners Author: Jenny McLachlan 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 loo...

Lesser Spotted Animals
Uncategorised / 1st March 2017

Title: Lesser Spotted Animals Author: Martin Brown This book is about lots of animals that aren’t well-known such as the Crabeater Seal, Sand Cat, Southern Right Whale Dolphin and Ili Pika, so if you are looking for common animals, you won’t find them in this great book! The book gives you these important details about each animal: What their size is. What they eat. Where they live. What their status is (not evaluated, endangered and...

Goodly and Grave in a Bad Case of Kidnap
Uncategorised / 23rd February 2017

Title: Goodly and Grave in a Bad Case of Kidnap Author: Justine Windsor This book is about a girl called Lucy, who is the new boot girl at Grave Hall, working for Lord Grave. The other servants are Vonk (a butler), Mrs Crawley (the cook), Violet (the young maid) and Becky. Soon, Lucy realises that weird things happen at Grave Hall like moving statues and magic books that make your dreams come true! While Lucy is Grave Hall, she notic...

What on Earth? The Timeline Collection
Uncategorised / 6th February 2017

Title: What on Earth? The Timeline Collection Author: Christopher Lloyd   Big History This book is all about history in the universe (even space) from The Big Bang to today. It includes major events such as The Great Fire of London, The Black Death and the World Wars. Nature This book is about life, plants, animals and rocks. Starting from the discovery of the first bacteria to global warming. It includes events like the end of ...

The misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero
Uncategorised / 27th January 2017

Title: The misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero Author: Rachel Renée Russell This book is a diary about a boy called Max and he is facing a challenge – MIDDLE SCHOOL! He is finding it a problem because Thug Thurston (the school bully) keeps locking him in his locker. But, when a real challenge arises, can he go from zero to hero? What happens next? Will Max be a hero? Will Max get Thug back for locking him in his locker? You hav...

The Knights of the Drop-leaf Table
Uncategorised / 19th January 2017

Title: The Knights of the Drop-leaf Table Author: Kaye Umansky This book is about 6 knights called Sir Prancelot (the keen one) Sir Percy (the fussy one) Sir Garry (the gloomy one) Sir Tralahad (the musical one) Sir Bore de Gannet (ze French one) Sir AnGela (a girl in disguise) These 6 knights are very noisy and they get on peoples’ nerves; especially Sir Tralahad who follows the King around playing his irritating songs. King Artie a...

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 ...