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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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

Supercat Vs the Chip Thief
Uncategorised / 18th December 2013

Title: Supercat vs the Chip Thief Author: Jeanne Wallis The book is about a roly-poly cat who is lazy! He is called Tiger and he lives with James Jones. His life changes when he finds his favourite food on James’s smelly sock! Tiger licked it then he turned into SUPERCAT!!!! Then he needs a costume – a leotard, pants and sequins! Now he can sing, speak and run … I give it 10/10 so far because it’s funny!...

Running Wild
Uncategorised / 2nd December 2013

Title: Running Wild Author: Michael Morpurgo This story is about friendship and is very emotional. A boy called Will has lost his dad and is moving to Devon to live with his mum and his grandparents who live on a farm with a lot of animals. Then for Christmas Mum and Will want a break so they go on holiday to Indonesia (where Mum comes from). During the holiday, Will goes on an elephant ride. All of a sudden a tsunami hits the beach whe...

Cool!
Uncategorised / 13th October 2013

Title: Cool! Author: Michael Morpurgo This book is about a boy who gets hit by a car and is in a coma at Wonford Hospital. His mum and dad have split up and he thinks his dog has died, but has he???? They even try to get Zola (his favourite football player) to try and wake him up. I enjoyed this book because it kept me guessing and it had an ending that I wasn’t expecting. I also liked that the story was told by the boy who was in a c...

The Dancing Bear
Uncategorised / 7th October 2013

Title: Review of The Dancing Bear Author: Michael Morpurgo This is a sad story about a girl who finds a bear and they are happy and safe until a film crew arrive and want the bear to dance for a film. The film was the story of the Pied Piper and everyone in the town wanted to be in it. I am not going to say anything else about it because I want you to read it and find out! This is a short and very sad book so prepare to cry! I recommend...

Hubble Bubble – The Glorious Granny Bake off
Uncategorised / 7th October 2013

Title: The Glorious Granny Bake Off! and Other Stories Author: Tracey Corderoy Genre: Children's stories Release Date: 2013 Pages: 116 There are 3 stories in the book – The Spooks of Creakington Hall, The Glorious Granny Bake off and Alakazoom! The Big Bunny Boom. The book is about a girl called Pandora and her Granny who is a witch. My favourite story is Alakazoom! The Big Bunny Boom. I like it because Granny made a bunny using ...

Oliver and the Seawigs
Uncategorised / 3rd October 2013

Title: Oliver and the Seawigs Author: Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre One day there lived a boy called Oliver and his parents were explorers who met on the top of Mount Everest. They had stopped exploring and were going home when they spotted some islands and his parents decided to explore them. When Oliver was unpacking his suitcase, he saw the inflatable dinghy bobbing on the water that they used to get there but Oliver was not scared...

My Friend’s a Griswok
Uncategorised / 3rd October 2013

Title: My Friend's a Griswok Author: Majorie Blackman The book is about two boys that are friends called Mike and Alex. They are looking after Polly who is Alex’s sister. Alex’s family are Griswoks (they can change into animals). Mike doesn’t know their secret!!!! They try to find Polly but she gets up to mischief!!! My favourite part is when she turns into an elephant!!! I like the jokes at the front too. I give ...

Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble
Uncategorised / 29th September 2013

Title: Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble Author: Tracey Corderoy Genre: Grandmothers Release Date: 2011 Pages: 25 The book is about a granny that is a witch. She’s not like your granny! She does funny things like making tadpoles in tea and used magic to make the teacher stand in his pants (everyone laughed). I liked this book because you can listen to it using the QR code and the pictures are colourful. I give this book 100 stars!...

Little Manfred
Uncategorised / 22nd September 2013

Title: Little Manfred Author: Michael Morpurgo One day in 1966, after England versus Germany in the football world cup final, a boy and girl went to the beach to play ball with their dog.  When they were there they met a German man called Walter and another called Marty who told the children all about the war and the wooden dog they gave to Grace (the children’s mother) when they left to return to Germany. The children find out that ...

Animation Studio
Uncategorised / 16th September 2013

Title: Animation Studio Author: Helen Piercy This is a really cool set. We really enjoyed it and it was lots of fun! First we made up the story, then we got the scenes ready and then our adult helper started to take the photos while we slowly moved the characters. When we had the photos, we used some animation software, which you can download from the Internet and our adult helper put it all together for us. We then recorded our voices ...