The Night I met Father Christmas
Uncategorised / 13th January 2019

Title: The Night I met Father Christmas Author: Ben Miller This book is about a boy called Jackson. One Christmas Eve, Jackson decided that he needed to meet Father Christmas. During the night, whilst most children are asleep, Father Christmas crept down the chimney at Jackson’s house. When he reached the bottom, Jackson scared him and Father Christmas sprained his ankle. Jackson agreed to help Father Christmas deliver the presents to all the children around the world but in return Father Christmas had to tell him his story! Father Christmas was once a mean-spirited man but after his adventure meeting his past, present and future, he finds the true meaning of Christmas and that’s how he became Father Christmas. The book is similar to A Christmas Carol but it is easier for younger readers to understand and this story is more magical and jam-packed with tales about elves, runaway Christmas trees, a big scary snowman and a well-known reindeer with a touch of flu! We give this book 6/5 and recommend it to 9+ readers. Thank you once again for our signed copy, which has been proudly placed on “The Book Brothers signed bookshelf”.

Our Top Reads of 2018 (we chose more than 10 as there were so many good books this year!)
Uncategorised / 3rd January 2019

If you want to know more about any of the books below, have a look at our reviews for 2018 as we have reviewed most of them! There were so many great books in 2018 and we found it very difficult to narrow down our list to 10 books each, so we might have added a couple of extras!! 🙂   In no particular order as they are all equally fantastic! 🙂 Daniel: All the Things that could go wrong by Stewart Foster Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone Planet Stan by Elaine Wickson Armistice Runner by Tom Palmer The Funny life of Pets by James Campbell This book isn’t safe by Colin Furze Bus Stop Baby by Fleur Hitchcock Iguana Boy saves the world with a Triple Cheese Pizza by James Bishop Murder at Twilight by Fleur Hitchcock Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake by Rob Lloyd Jones The Bolds in Trouble by Julian Clary Flamingo Boy by Michael Morpurgo Timmy Failure, It’s the end when I say it’s the end by Stephan Pastis Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson…

Bus Stop Baby
Uncategorised / 31st December 2018

Title: Bus Stop Baby Author: Fleur Hitchcock Eden and Amy are sisters and they live with their Dad as their Mum left them and has started a new life with her new family. One day, on the way home from school, Amy finds an abandoned baby at a bus stop shelter. She finds it very difficult to understand how anyone could abandon a baby like that. Amy is also very sad as she has lost her purse with all her Christmas money in it and she thinks her best friend has stolen it. As she tries to find out more about the baby’s mother and who the purse thief is, she discovers something very shocking about her Granny, Zelda. What is this shocking discovery? Does she find the baby’s mother? Does she find the purse thief? You’ll have to read the book to find out! I have read other Fleur Hitchcock books which I have thoroughly enjoyed. My first ever review was Dear Scarlett, which was written by Fleur Hitchcock. Bus Stop Baby doesn’t disappoint as it’s full of mystery and suspense which keep you reading. I recommend this book to 10+ readers who enjoy a mystery! I give it…

Murder at Twilight
Uncategorised / 18th December 2018

Title: Murder at Twilight Author: Fleur Hitchcock One day an obnoxious boy called Noah went missing. On the morning that he went missing, his “friend” Viv had punched him on the nose while they were in her mum’s car. He had a major nosebleed and there was blood everywhere. Then, Viv’s mum finds herself as the prime suspect for his disappearance and possibly his murder! Later that night, Viv goes out for a walk and gets lost but somehow manages to find Noah locked in a shed. Viv must save Noah before they both die! What they don’t realise is something more dangerous is about to happen and they have to act fast! Who kidnapped Noah? Does he die? If you like mystery books, you’ll love this one. I recommend it to 10+. I give it 10/10. We have just started reading Bus Stop Baby by Fleur Hitchcock and will review it shortly. If you enjoy Murder at Twilight, make sure you read Dear Scarlett. There is a review of it on our website.

Timmy Failure – It’s the end when I say it’s the end
Uncategorised / 18th November 2018

Title: Timmy Failure – It’s the end when I say it’s the end Series: Timmy Failure Author: Stephan Pastis This is the 7th book in the series. It is about a detective called Timmy Failure and his pet polar bear, (yes, a polar bear – you did read it right) Total. WARNING read books 1-6 as this book won’t make sense if you haven’t. There are lots of references to the other books and it will be funnier if you’ve read them! Anyway, back to this one. Total has decided he wants to find his long lost fat brother. Timmy has other ideas; he has retired and is now going to make a film about his memoirs. But he has to deal with a buffoonish movie director called Tom John John who wants to turn Timmy’s memoirs into a “LOVE” story! Does Total find his brother? Does Timmy get his own way regarding the movie? Is the movie finished on time? Read the book to find out! We have read all the other books in the series and unsurprisingly this one is just as hilarious as the others. We recommend it to 9+ who love comedy. We are sad that…

The Girl with the Lost Smile
Uncategorised / 28th October 2018

Title: The Girl with the Lost Smile Author: Miranda Hart Chloe Long has lost her smile. She is usually a happy, joyful and funny person who always sees the positives. However, after getting NO presents from her parents for her birthday, she feels terrible. When she wakes up the next day, she can’t find her smile anywhere and she can’t seem to get it back. Without her smile, she can’t cheer anyone up and everyone is miserable including her friends, so she decides not to go near them as she doesn’t want to make them any more miserable but they just think that she doesn’t like them anymore! Chloe has a terrible day and to make it worse, her parents are STILL arguing when she gets home. That night, when Chloe has lost all of hope of getting her smile back, something magical happens. She meets Godfrey and Hoppy and they take her on a journey. She will have to be brave and have hope in order to get her smile back but will she manage it? You’ll have to read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 8+ who love a bit of magic and comedy….

Roy of the Rovers – Scouted
Uncategorised / 28th October 2018

Title: Roy of the Rovers – Scouted Author: Tom Palmer This book is about a boy called Roy. He plays for Grimroyd under 18s; he is 16 years old. Roy plays as a striker and has always been one. Roy and his father have supported their local team, Melchester Rovers for their whole lives. Then Roy has an upcoming match with Grimroyd and guess what? Melchester Rover’s manager is recruiting for new youth players and he is going to see Roy! Does Roy mess up his chance to finally play for his team? Read the book to find out! I give it 5,000,000 stars! I recommend it to 9+ football fans but also non-football fans. I’m not a football fan but I still really enjoyed reading this book. Look out for the graphic novels and the rest of the series. They look amazing. We were also lucky enough to receive the graphic novel called Kick-off by Rob Williams and Ben Willsher and we loved it! Thank you Tom Palmer and Rebellion Publishing for sending us this book. The Book Brothers will always read and review your books!  

Thank you Tom Palmer & Rebellion Publishing for our Roy of the Rovers books
Uncategorised / 9th October 2018

Title: Roy of the Rovers – Scouted Author: Tom Palmer Thank you to Tom Palmer and Rebellion Publishing for our Roy of the Rovers books. We really enjoyed both books and are looking forward to reading the next ones in the series. If you haven’t read any Tom Palmer books, you really should! Check out our book reviews of Tom’s books as we have read and reviewed many of them! 🙂

Armistice Runner
Uncategorised / 23rd September 2018

Title: Armistice Runner Author: Tom Palmer Lily is a fell runner but she can’t seem to win any of her practice races as she always gets beaten by the same person! This worries Lily because she has her big race coming up, which will be her best chance to impress her gran; if her gran can even remember who she is! Lily’s gran has Alzheimer’s and everyone is finding it difficult to deal with this. However, when Lily’s gran finds out Lily likes fell running, she is over the moon to discover that another member of her family is a fell runner. Lily’s great-great grandfather, Ernest, was a runner too! When Lily reads his diary she is inspired as she finds out about how WW1 affected her family and affected Ernest’s running. Can Lily win the race? Does her gran’s Alzheimer’s get worse? Read this fantastic book to find out! We were delighted to be given this book by Tom Palmer as we love his books. Thank you so much Tom for sending it to us. We recommend this book to 8+ readers who enjoy reading about historical events and stories based on real-life situations. We give it 5*****. Remember,…

The You Are Awesome Journal: Dare to find your confidence (and maybe even change the world)
Uncategorised / 23rd September 2018

Title: The You Are Awesome Journal: Dare to find your confidence (and maybe even change the world) Author: Matthew Syed This book is AWESOME! This book will change you! Before I read “You are Awesome,” I had a fixed mind-set and found English boring! This book encouraged me to improve and now I have the confidence to participate and to be calm in stressful moments (I did my SATs last summer!). The “You are Awesome Journal” accompanies the first book and is full of tips and activities to make you the most awesome person you can be! You can share some of the amazing quotes with your parents and they could change too! There are lots of pages in the journal for you to write your ideas in. I give it 5***** and recommend it to people aged 8 to 999! Don’t forget to read the first book – “You are Awesome”. “Ever tried Ever failed No matter Try again Fail again Fail Better”. Samuel Becket