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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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

Planet Stan
Uncategorised / 11th February 2018

Title: Planet Stan Author: Elaine Wickson   Stan loves charts and he uses them to explain everything. Stan wants to win a telescope because he loves space. BUT one thing stands in his way… actually one person… his snot picking, loud, dinosaur loving brother, Fred. Fred is always up to mischief like colouring in Rory, the T-Rex at the museum or stealing the new exhibition! It gets worse when Fred realises that Rory is being remov...

Sky Song
Uncategorised / 28th January 2018

Title: Sky Song Author: Abi Elphinstone Eska is a prisoner of the Ice Queen. The Ice Queen has captured all the adults and she is trying to steal Eska’s voice so that she can be the most powerful person and rule Erkenwald (where they live). But one day a boy called Flint comes to the palace in search of his mother and he stumbles across Eska. He sets her free from captivity and decides to bring her back to his tribe. He is cross with...

Our top 10 reads for 2017
Uncategorised / 7th January 2018

We read a lot of books in 2017 and here are our favourites. If you haven’t read them yet, you really should!!!! There were lots of books that could have added into our top 10 so it was really difficult to put the list together but here goes: Alexander: Wonder by R J Palacio Radio Boy by by Christian O’Connell Never say Die by by Anthony Horowitz A Faraway Magic by Amy Wilson The Dreamsnatcher by Abi Elphinstone William Wenton a...

The Eye of the North
Uncategorised / 7th January 2018

Title: The Eye of the North Author: Sinéad O’Hart   Emmeline’s parents are always away on business trips and they always bring home strange and dangerous creatures. Emmeline is usually prepared for anything but when her parents go missing, she can’t change what would happen next. So, she finds herself on a ship to France where she discovers a stowaway called Thing. Soon, they become the best of friends. It turns out Dr. Siegfrie...

A Far Away Magic
Uncategorised / 24th December 2017

Title: A Far Away Magic Author: Amy Wilson Angel’s parents have died from a “violent burglary” but Angel knows that this isn’t true because she heard it; a magical beast! When she arrives at her new school, she meets a boy, called Bavar. He doesn’t quite fit in either! He is really tall and he is always trying to hide. He has a kind of magic about him… But is he really magic? Could this magic have killed Angel’s parents? Can Angel an...