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

All The Things That Could Go Wrong Book
Uncategorised / 9th September 2018

Title: All The Things That Could Go Wrong Book Author: Stewart Foster This book is about an unlikely friendship between 2 enemies who have issues that affect their behaviour in good ways and bad ways. However, does this bring them closer together or make them hate each other even more? Alex has lots of worries because he has OCD. He is also getting bullied by: George, George, Sophie and Dan and their mission is to make Alex’s life a misery. They wait for him at school every day to either steal his shoes or dunk his head down the toilet. No one is Alex’s friend! Dan’s brother is in prison and it is making Dan angry. So, Dan takes his anger out on Alex as he is vulnerable. One day Alex is forced by his mum to help Dan (remember Dan is his enemy and is a bully) to build a raft; could things get better? Does Dan become his friend? Does Alex stop worrying? Do they stop bullying Alex? You will need to read the book to find out! We really enjoyed this book and we also really enjoyed Stewart Foster’s “The Bubble Boy,” which we have also reviewed…

Summer Reading Challenge – how many books can the Book Brothers read?
Uncategorised / 9th September 2018

As we are too old for the Summer Reading Challenge (well Alexander is!), we are doing our own! How many books can we read by the end of the holidays? Week 1: Daniel – Happyville High: Geek Tragedy by Tom McLaughlin 5/5 World’s Worse Children 3 by David Walliams 5/5, Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans by Liz Pichon 5/5, Cool Mythology by Malcolm Croft and Damien Weighill 5/5 Alexander – What not to do if you turn invisible by by Ross Welford 5/5, Happyville High: Geek Tragedy by Tom McLaughlin 5/5, World’s Worse Children 3 by David Walliams 5/5, Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans by Liz Pichon 5/5, POD by by Stephen Wallenfels 5/5 Week 2: Daniel – Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith 5/5 The Racehorse who disappeared by Claire Balding 5/5 Cool Science by Daniel Tatarsky 5/5 Alexander – The Racehorse who disappeared  by Claire Balding 5/5 William Wenton and the Secret Portal By Bobbie Peers 5/5 Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes by Greg James and Chris Smith 5/5 Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz 5/5 Week 3: Daniel –  William Wenton and the Secret Portal By Bobbie Peers 5/5 Groosham Grange by…

Thank you Stewart Foster for our postcards and bookmarks
Uncategorised / 4th September 2018

Thank you so much Stewart Foster for sending us a lovely note and the bookmarks! If you haven’t read any of Stewart’s books, we highly recommend them! Bubble Boy is our favourite! Stewart has a new book out next April and we are looking forward to reading it!

The Storm Keeper’s Island
Uncategorised / 10th August 2018

Title: The Storm Keeper’s Island Author: Catherine Doyle Fionn hates the sea, which is terrible as he is on a ferry on the way to a small island off the coast of Ireland where his grandfather lives. When Fionn arrives, his happiness is short-lived! The island is a weird, mysterious place and it is even a bit magical but Fionn doesn’t know that yet! Flowers re-grow when you pick them and shrubs and weeds disappear and to make matters worse, his mum refused to come with him to the island and his sister is too interested in her boyfriend to even bother speaking to him. Does Fionn make friends? What is the mysterious magic? Does Fionn overcome his fear of water? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to Abi Elphinstone fans or readers who love magic and mystery. I give it 5*****. I can’t wait for the sequel!  

William Wenton and the Secret Portal
Uncategorised / 10th August 2018

Title: William Wenton and the Secret Portal Author: Bobbie Peers William Wenton was a world class code breaker. He was also wanted by everyone as they wanted him to solve the latest puzzle, “The Difficulty”. One day, something went badly wrong and the luridium in his body all of a sudden stopped working. He was even beaten on “The Difficulty” by his enemy! William was taken to the Institute for Post-Human Research, only to find that a few people were working. No one told William why! But when a cockroach full of luridium went missing, William had to go on a mission! He had to face his enemy and stop him from releasing a portal of unknown power. Did he stop the portal? I give it 5***** and recommend it to 9+ adventure fans. Read the first book as it will make this book easier to understand! We’ve reviewed it too!

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes
Uncategorised / 2nd August 2018

Title: Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes Author: Greg James and Chris Smith This is the second book in the series. This book is about a group of superheroes called the Super Zeroes and Kid Normal is the leader! There is also a character called Magpie, who is a rogue (which is basically “the bad guy”). Magpie has been in prison for 30 years and on one particular day, in front of the CCTV cameras, he wrote on the floor “BRING KID NORMAL TO ME!” The next day, Kid Normal was brought to his high security prison cell to talk to him but I won’t tell you what Magpie said to Kid Normal as it ruins the rest of the story! Soon after, Kid Normal’s school secretary and caretaker disappeared and no one could find them. They were gone… or were they? ***SPOILER ALERT*** They weren’t really missing… They were looking for their supposedly dead daughter. Do they find her? What made them look for their daughter? Why is Magpie a part of this story? Read the book to find out. I give it 5***** and recommend it to 8+. I recommend you read the first book before you read…

Groosham Grange
Uncategorised / 2nd August 2018

Title: Groosham Grange Author: Anthony Horowitz David lived in a rich family who wanted the best for him. They were a bit mean when he got expelled from school and his dad threatened him with a knife! His family was very rich and his dad worked in a bank so they could afford to send him to the top schools but when an advert for a free boarding school comes up, they don’t hesitate to send him there! The school is called Groosham Grange. Strange things happen at Groosham Grange, such as the Assistant Headteacher keeps fresh blood in his room, the French teacher disappears every full moon and all the students act like zombies! Does David’s dad forgive him? Does David survive his experience at Groosham Grange? Does David make new friends? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 9+ readers who like a bit of horror, magic and mystery! Anthony Horowitz is famous for his Alex Rider books but he also writes lots of other fantastic books too. We are a huge Anthony Horowitz fans in our house and one day we hope we will be able to include a signed Anthony Horowitz book on our “signed…