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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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

I swapped my brother on the Internet
Uncategorised / 20th December 2017

Title: I swapped my brother on the Internet Author: Jo Simmons ‘I can get a new brother? On the Internet?’ Jonny muttered. ‘Oh sweet mangoes of Heaven.’ Have you ever dreamed of this happening to you? In this book with www.siblingswap.com Jonny’s dreams came true (kind of)! Jonny couldn’t wait to swap his obnoxious, older brother for a new, funny, energetic, kind brother. However, some of the swapped brothers were a bit odd! For exam...

Thank you Lovereading4kids for our Cool books
Uncategorised / 20th December 2017

Thank you so much to Lovereading4kids for sending us the Cool series of books below. We have loved them all, particularly the Coding, Maths and Science ones. Thank you! Have a look at what Lovereading4kids offer! You’ll be amazed! 🙂

Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians!
Uncategorised / 13th December 2017

Title: Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians! Author: Gary Northfield This book is about a zebra called Julius. One day he is shipwrecked in Egypt. A zebra in Egypt? Yes, a zebra in Egypt! He is thought to be an Egyptian God! He enjoys all the attention, despite being called a Horse God! Soon he will be famous and be praised by everyone. They will have a procession in his honour but first they must go and visit the tombs. (SPOIL...

The Creakers
Uncategorised / 10th December 2017

Title: The Creakers Author: Tom Fletcher The adults were missing! What happened to them? One morning, a girl called Lucy woke up to the sound of her mum’s alarm clock, which NEVER went off! She went to her mum’s room to find an empty bed. She looked everywhere for her mum. Her mum was gone! The reason her dad wasn’t there was that he had gone missing a while ago; you’ll find out in the book why and where he is. Lucy went into her gar...

Hari and his electric feet
Uncategorised / 14th November 2017

Title: Hari and his electric feet Author: Alexander McCall Smith This book is about a boy called Hari, who is an ordinary boy with a great talent. One day, a Bollywood musical was being recorded down a street so he went to watch it. This is where his dancing inspiration came from! A local man realised that Hari loved to dance so he told him that he should show his talent to the world. So, the next day Hari began dancing on the street...

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape
Uncategorised / 4th November 2017

Title: Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape Author: Dermot O’Leary Toto and Silver are cats from Puglia, Southern Italy but they now live in London with a new Mamma and Papa. Toto isn’t an ordinary cat; she is a blind, ninja cat! One night, they woke up to a strange sound coming from outside and Toto wanted to explore but Silver was too scared. In the end, Toto managed to persuade Silver to go help investigate. When they got...

Skeleton Tree
Uncategorised / 23rd October 2017

Title: Skeleton Tree Author: by Kim Ventrella   This book is about a boy called Stanly. Stanly’s sister is called Miren and she is very sick. She has a rare lung condition where her lungs fill up with fluid. Mum is usually at work so Ms Francine looks after them both. She is from Kyrgyzstan and tells them lots of stories about her life. Mum and Dad are divorced and Stanly really misses his dad. So, when he discovers a skeleton g...