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his job, so he goes to see his best friends, Artie and Holly, who make him feel better with some old skool music and out of date buns from Artie’s dad’s bakery.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

Check Mates
Uncategorised / 7th October 2019

Title: Check Mates Author: Stewart Foster Felix has ADHD which means that at times, he finds it difficult to concentrate, so he spends a lot of time in the “Staring at the Wall Club”. When he starts to go to his granddad’s house after school, his granddad makes a list of 10 things that he wants to teach Felix. One of the things on his list, is to play chess. You can imagine how happy Felix is about that! What Felix doesn’t reali...

The Dog who saved the World
Uncategorised / 21st August 2019

Title: The Dog who saved the World Author: Ross Welford This is the story of Georgie who one day gets a pet dog that is a mix-mash of dog breeds, so she calls him Mr Mash. Mr Nash is quickly returned to the place they get him from because Georgie’s dad gets a new girlfriend and guess what? She is allergic to dogs! Due to Mr Mash leaving, Georgie decides to help out at her local dog home, which just happens to be the place that cau...

The Boy who Flew
Uncategorised / 12th August 2019

Title: The Boy who Flew Author: Fleur Hitchcock Athan is a young boy that works for an old engineer called Mr Chen. They are making a flying machine on one of the days that the story is set. Athan goes home after a lot of hard work and then something CATASPHROPHIC happens… Mr Chen is murdered! Athan then decides to team up with Tod, his best friend, to build the flying machine; they just need to get the equipment for it before it’s ...

Primary School Bookclub with Catherine Doyle and MrEPrimary
Uncategorised / 22nd July 2019

Title: The Lost Tide Warriors Author: Catherine Doyle We were lucky to attend the Primary School Bookclub event with Catherine Doyle and MrEPrimary at Bloomsbury Publishing HQ! Catherine spoke about her books and told the audience some very funny stories, like the story of the Salmon of Knowledge, which we have been asking all our Irish friends about! She talked about what her books are based on and she spoke about family links to Irela...

The Funny Life of Teachers
Uncategorised / 21st July 2019

Title: The Funny Life of Teachers Author: James Campbell What do teachers do when we all leave to go home? Do they even leave school? This book tells you everything that you need to know about teachers in a face-achingly funny way! Just don’t let your  teachers catch you reading it! This amazing book can be read in approximately 65,537 different ways so you need your emergency banana to keep you going! 😊 I give this book 5 *****. ...

Jake Atlas and The Quest for the Crystal Mountain
Uncategorised / 15th July 2019

Title: Jake Atlas and the Quest for the Crystal Mountain Author: Rob Lloyd Jones  Do not read this book if you haven’t read book 1 and 2! 🙂  This book is about a boy called Jake and his family who are in Beijing looking for the Emerald Tablet in the tomb of The Terracotta Army. But a lot goes wrong! Let me explain what happens in a few words MASS DESTRUCTION! However, Jake and his family know where to find the next Tablet; on Mou...

D-Day Dog
Uncategorised / 4th July 2019

Title: D-Day Dog Author: Tom Palmer This book is about a boy called Jack and his trusty dog called Finn. Jack’s dad is an army reserve soldier and Jack is interested in everything about war but he has a problem; his dad might be going to fight in Afghanistan! At the beginning of the story, he can’t wait to go on his school trip to Normandy with his new Syrian friend, Kasandra. At school, they have to prepare for the trip by research...

Action Stan
Uncategorised / 24th June 2019

Title: Action Stan Author: Elaine Wickson Stan loves charts and astronomy and when he is told that he can go on a school trip to a forest during school time where he can do both, Stan decides he wants to go but there are a few problems… The main one being that he has to go with his brother, Fred. Fred is obsessed with creatures, especially snails. He even finds one on the trip and calls it … Angus. Fred loves Angus… until he loses...

Tom Palmer book signing at IWM & inside information on his new book! :)
Signings / 29th May 2019

Title: D-Day Dog Author: Tom Palmer As many of you will know, Tom Palmer is one of our favourite authors! We attended a book signing at IWM during half term where not only did Tom let us read the draft of his new Roy of the Rovers book, he also signed four of our books AND he bought us a bag of Malteasers. Thank you Tom! Some other authors only let you have a single Malteaser... Not mentioning any names... David... 🙂 We are currently...