Timmy Failure – It’s the end when I say it’s the end
Uncategorised / 18th November 2018

Title: Timmy Failure – It’s the end when I say it’s the end Series: Timmy Failure Author: Stephan Pastis This is the 7th book in the series. It is about a detective called Timmy Failure and his pet polar bear, (yes, a polar bear – you did read it right) Total. WARNING read books 1-6 as this book won’t make sense if you haven’t. There are lots of references to the other books and it will be funnier if you’ve read them! Anyway, back to this one. Total has decided he wants to find his long lost fat brother. Timmy has other ideas; he has retired and is now going to make a film about his memoirs. But he has to deal with a buffoonish movie director called Tom John John who wants to turn Timmy’s memoirs into a “LOVE” story! Does Total find his brother? Does Timmy get his own way regarding the movie? Is the movie finished on time? Read the book to find out! We have read all the other books in the series and unsurprisingly this one is just as hilarious as the others. We recommend it to 9+ who love comedy. We are sad that…

The Girl with the Lost Smile
Uncategorised / 28th October 2018

Title: The Girl with the Lost Smile Author: Miranda Hart Chloe Long has lost her smile. She is usually a happy, joyful and funny person who always sees the positives. However, after getting NO presents from her parents for her birthday, she feels terrible. When she wakes up the next day, she can’t find her smile anywhere and she can’t seem to get it back. Without her smile, she can’t cheer anyone up and everyone is miserable including her friends, so she decides not to go near them as she doesn’t want to make them any more miserable but they just think that she doesn’t like them anymore! Chloe has a terrible day and to make it worse, her parents are STILL arguing when she gets home. That night, when Chloe has lost all of hope of getting her smile back, something magical happens. She meets Godfrey and Hoppy and they take her on a journey. She will have to be brave and have hope in order to get her smile back but will she manage it? You’ll have to read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 8+ who love a bit of magic and comedy….

Roy of the Rovers – Scouted
Uncategorised / 28th October 2018

Title: Roy of the Rovers – Scouted Author: Tom Palmer This book is about a boy called Roy. He plays for Grimroyd under 18s; he is 16 years old. Roy plays as a striker and has always been one. Roy and his father have supported their local team, Melchester Rovers for their whole lives. Then Roy has an upcoming match with Grimroyd and guess what? Melchester Rover’s manager is recruiting for new youth players and he is going to see Roy! Does Roy mess up his chance to finally play for his team? Read the book to find out! I give it 5,000,000 stars! I recommend it to 9+ football fans but also non-football fans. I’m not a football fan but I still really enjoyed reading this book. Look out for the graphic novels and the rest of the series. They look amazing. We were also lucky enough to receive the graphic novel called Kick-off by Rob Williams and Ben Willsher and we loved it! Thank you Tom Palmer and Rebellion Publishing for sending us this book. The Book Brothers will always read and review your books!  

Thank you Tom Palmer & Rebellion Publishing for our Roy of the Rovers books
Uncategorised / 9th October 2018

Title: Roy of the Rovers – Scouted Author: Tom Palmer Thank you to Tom Palmer and Rebellion Publishing for our Roy of the Rovers books. We really enjoyed both books and are looking forward to reading the next ones in the series. If you haven’t read any Tom Palmer books, you really should! Check out our book reviews of Tom’s books as we have read and reviewed many of them! 🙂

Armistice Runner
Uncategorised / 23rd September 2018

Title: Armistice Runner Author: Tom Palmer Lily is a fell runner but she can’t seem to win any of her practice races as she always gets beaten by the same person! This worries Lily because she has her big race coming up, which will be her best chance to impress her gran; if her gran can even remember who she is! Lily’s gran has Alzheimer’s and everyone is finding it difficult to deal with this. However, when Lily’s gran finds out Lily likes fell running, she is over the moon to discover that another member of her family is a fell runner. Lily’s great-great grandfather, Ernest, was a runner too! When Lily reads his diary she is inspired as she finds out about how WW1 affected her family and affected Ernest’s running. Can Lily win the race? Does her gran’s Alzheimer’s get worse? Read this fantastic book to find out! We were delighted to be given this book by Tom Palmer as we love his books. Thank you so much Tom for sending it to us. We recommend this book to 8+ readers who enjoy reading about historical events and stories based on real-life situations. We give it 5*****. Remember,…

The You Are Awesome Journal: Dare to find your confidence (and maybe even change the world)
Uncategorised / 23rd September 2018

Title: The You Are Awesome Journal: Dare to find your confidence (and maybe even change the world) Author: Matthew Syed This book is AWESOME! This book will change you! Before I read “You are Awesome,” I had a fixed mind-set and found English boring! This book encouraged me to improve and now I have the confidence to participate and to be calm in stressful moments (I did my SATs last summer!). The “You are Awesome Journal” accompanies the first book and is full of tips and activities to make you the most awesome person you can be! You can share some of the amazing quotes with your parents and they could change too! There are lots of pages in the journal for you to write your ideas in. I give it 5***** and recommend it to people aged 8 to 999! Don’t forget to read the first book – “You are Awesome”. “Ever tried Ever failed No matter Try again Fail again Fail Better”. Samuel Becket

All The Things That Could Go Wrong Book
Uncategorised / 9th September 2018

Title: All The Things That Could Go Wrong Book Author: Stewart Foster This book is about an unlikely friendship between 2 enemies who have issues that affect their behaviour in good ways and bad ways. However, does this bring them closer together or make them hate each other even more? Alex has lots of worries because he has OCD. He is also getting bullied by: George, George, Sophie and Dan and their mission is to make Alex’s life a misery. They wait for him at school every day to either steal his shoes or dunk his head down the toilet. No one is Alex’s friend! Dan’s brother is in prison and it is making Dan angry. So, Dan takes his anger out on Alex as he is vulnerable. One day Alex is forced by his mum to help Dan (remember Dan is his enemy and is a bully) to build a raft; could things get better? Does Dan become his friend? Does Alex stop worrying? Do they stop bullying Alex? You will need to read the book to find out! We really enjoyed this book and we also really enjoyed Stewart Foster’s “The Bubble Boy,” which we have also reviewed…

Summer Reading Challenge – how many books can the Book Brothers read?
Uncategorised / 9th September 2018

As we are too old for the Summer Reading Challenge (well Alexander is!), we are doing our own! How many books can we read by the end of the holidays? Week 1: Daniel – Happyville High: Geek Tragedy by Tom McLaughlin 5/5 World’s Worse Children 3 by David Walliams 5/5, Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans by Liz Pichon 5/5, Cool Mythology by Malcolm Croft and Damien Weighill 5/5 Alexander – What not to do if you turn invisible by by Ross Welford 5/5, Happyville High: Geek Tragedy by Tom McLaughlin 5/5, World’s Worse Children 3 by David Walliams 5/5, Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans by Liz Pichon 5/5, POD by by Stephen Wallenfels 5/5 Week 2: Daniel – Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith 5/5 The Racehorse who disappeared by Claire Balding 5/5 Cool Science by Daniel Tatarsky 5/5 Alexander – The Racehorse who disappeared  by Claire Balding 5/5 William Wenton and the Secret Portal By Bobbie Peers 5/5 Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith 5/5 Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz 5/5 Week 3: Daniel –  William Wenton and the Secret Portal By Bobbie Peers 5/5 Groosham Grange by…

Thank you Stewart Foster for our postcards and bookmarks
Uncategorised / 4th September 2018

Thank you so much Stewart Foster for sending us a lovely note and the bookmarks! If you haven’t read any of Stewart’s books, we highly recommend them! Bubble Boy is our favourite! Stewart has a new book out next April and we are looking forward to reading it!