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 es...

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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 a...

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 di...

  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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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 ...

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 li...

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. The...

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 trave...

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; sooooooooooo...

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…...

The Grunts in Trouble
Uncategorised / 17th July 2014

Title: The Grunts in Trouble Author: Philip Ardagh The main characters are Mr and Mrs Grunt and Sunny. Mr and Mrs Grunt are not ordinary people; they don’t live in a house, they live in an unordinary caravan! They have a son called Sunny (who is not really their son because they stole him from a washing line!). His ears are wonky because he had been on the washing line for so long! In the story, Mimi the boot boy (who is really a girl...

Stig of the Dump
Uncategorised / 17th July 2014

Title: Stig of the Dump Author: Clive King There was a boy who was told not to go near the chalk pit (the dump) but it was a grey day where you couldn’t go anywhere and you couldn’t do anything but go to the chalk pit. So Barney went to play near the chalk pit. He was told not to go near it because at the edge of the chalk pit the ground crumbles when you stand on it and you fall. Well, Barney did just that, fell, summersaulted, got...

Jumblecat
Uncategorised / 22nd June 2014

Title: Jumblecat Author: Archie Kimpton I liked this book as it was very exciting and funny! The story is about a boy called Billy Slipper who finds a cat called Jumblecat. Jumblecat isn’t an ordinary cat, he’s a jumbled up cat and has legs where his arms should be and arms where his head should be and he is really rude! Billy’s family isn’t a normal family: his mum is mean like his sister and she has very bad OCD and she also h...

Algy’s Amazing Adventure in the Jungle
Uncategorised / 5th May 2014

Title: Algy’s Amazing Adventure in the Jungle Author: Kaye Umansky This book is about a boy called Alegernon (Algy). One day he was moving house and he kept on getting in the way of the removal men. Algy met a girl called Cherry. They went to play in Algy’s new shed. The door was shut so Algy kicked it open and when they got in they found a box. Algy tried to open the box but Algy broke the shed wall when he fell backwards. On the o...

Saving Sophia
Uncategorised / 3rd May 2014

Title: Saving Sophia Author: Fleur Hitchcock Even though I enjoy Fleur Hitchcock books, I just don’t think this book was right for me. I read half of it but found it was quite hard for me to understand. Perhaps if you are a bit older, (10-11 years of age) you might understand it a bit more than me.  Don’t be put off by my review if you like Fleur Hitchcock books because you might enjoy it....

The Yoghurt Plot
Uncategorised / 29th April 2014

Title: The Yoghurt Plot Author: Fleur Hitchcock This book is about a boy called Bugg who has just moved house. He and his brother, Dilan have discovered a time travelling fridge!!!! It makes yoghurts which make you time travel when you eat them. They need to learn the rules of time travel because the first time they did it, they left gerbils behind (the gerbils belonged to a girl called Lorna who was with them) and then they left a plas...

Boy in Tights
Daniel's Top 10 , Uncategorised / 28th April 2014

Title: Boy in Tights Author: Kate Scott This book is about a boy (Joe) and his parents who are spies! One day they were spying and then they were in BIG DANGER! So Joe has to leave his old school and go to a new school and house. He has to be disguised as a girl so they don’t get caught by the person they were spying on. He made friends with a girl called Sam and they make a spy team. Using Joe’s parents spy gadgets they spy on thei...

Nathalia Buttface
Alexander's Top 10 , Uncategorised / 17th April 2014

Title: Nathalia Buttface Author: Nigel Smith This book is about a girl who has an embarrassing dad. I bet your dad is even more embarrassing than hers! NOT! Her name is Nathalia Bumole (pronounced bew-mow-lay).  On the first day at her new secondary school she hoped it would be a fresh start as in her last school her dad had embarrassed her too much! She was wrong because he embarrassed her from the minute she got there! Dad left the A...

How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie
Uncategorised / 15th April 2014

Title: How Harry Riddles Made a Mega-amazing Zombie Movie Author: Simon Mayle This book is about a boy called Harry who writes e-mails to his family. He would use Facebook but his mum stopped him! He also writes letters to famous people, like the Queen, Harry Styles and Sam Mendes! He is a very good gamer and he plays a game called World of Zombies where you shoot zombies and he is so good he gets 6 elite gaming prestiges (the MAX) on i...

The Extincts
Alexander's Top 10 , Uncategorised / 12th April 2014

Title: The Extincts Author: Veronica Cossanteli The book is about a boy called George who goes to the sweetshop one day and loses his bike. He ends up finding that it was a new girl in his class who stole it. George needed money and that’s when he saw a notice in the shop window for a job at Wormestall Farm. That’s how his adventure began! His adventure included an evil taxidermist called Diamond Pye (the new girl’s stepmother) an...