Title: The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon Author: The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon by Jonny Duddle, This book is all about a girl who has pirates in her town. She is called Matilda. She has a friend called Jim Lad who is a good pirate so she sends him a letter saying that she needs him to come and help as she has pirates in town and that they had burgled the museum. So her friend comes over and thinks that the pirates might be looking for a key that they found in Miss Pinky’s house. The next night the two friends set out to sea and rowed in a small fishing boat to the pirates’ ship. They found and loaded the museum treasure onto their boat. They managed to do this because the pirates had gone onto their ship in search of the key but…. Then …. there was a pirate on the ship who had been sleeping and he challenged Jim Lad to a duel… Does he win and get the treasure back??? Read it to find out!!! I enjoyed this book a lot. I recommend this to 7+ funny, adventurous readers. I give it 10/10!
Title: Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom Author: William Sutcliffe This book is about a girl called Hannah who goes out and notices that something is up! She goes to investigate with a dog and finds that Shanks Impossible Circus has come to town. She makes friends with a circus boy called Billy and they have to stop Shank, Billy’s stepfather, from causing chaos in the town. Billy’s mum had died and his dad got the sack, so Shank was his only family. The circus is full of thieves and they run a raffle were they collect the addresses of the people who are coming to the circus to steal from them. Will Billy and Hannah stop Shank and his Circus of thieves??? You’ll have to read it to find out! I liked the book because I always wanted to read on and it had lots of footnotes that I wanted to read. The footnotes had extra information about the story and they explained the words used in the book. I recommend this book to 8+ readers who like adventure books which are informative and entertaining. I give this adventurous book 10/10.
Title: Squishy McFluff Author: Pip Jones This book is about a girl called Ava and her invisible cat Squishy. As soon as the cat arrives, they get into lots of MISCHIEF, like spilling dad’s whisky, drawing on the curtains, putting newts in mum’s boots and making a jungle in the bath!!!! Who’s being naughty? You will find out in the book. I give it 10* because it is funny. I love the colourful pictures. I wish it was longer though! I can’t wait for Supermarket Sweep. I recommend it to 5+ if they are reading it with mummy and daddy or good readers age 6+
Title: A Pig called Heather Author: Harry Oulton This book is about an unusual friendship between a pig called Heather and a girl called Isla. The story starts in Scotland, on a farm with an unlucky farmer, his daughter and some talking animals. We soon find out about the good, caring friendship between Isla and Heather. Although, the animals can talk, they don’t talk to humans so Isla and Heather communicate with snout scrunching. One day a mysterious man appears called Mr Busby who wants to buy the farm and in the end he does because a fire burns some of it down. The friends are split up as Isla goes to London while Heather stays on the farm. Heather soon becomes famous and goes to London, hoping to find Isla and on her way she escapes and causes havoc! Will they be reunited or will Mr Hornsbuckle (the pest controller) and Thomas, his villainous dog capture Heather?? YOU’LL HAVE TO FIND OUT BY READING THE REST! I enjoyed this book because it is funny and sad but above all I couldn’t put it down because I wanted to know what happens next! I give it 100/100 and I can’t…
Title: Wresting Trolls – Book 1 Author: Jim Eldridge These stories are about a boy called Jack. He likes wrestling and knows all about it too. He loves Wresting Trolls and his wish comes true the day he is enrolled to be an assistant trainer for WWT (Waldos Wrestling Trolls). In part 2, while he is Big Rocks partner, he finds out that he is half troll, half human! Also in part 2 he ends up trying to save a princess from General Pepper (her parsimonious uncle). The princess was a very, very good wrestler but her uncle made himself the leader, put her in the dungeon and banned wrestling! I liked the book but the puzzles made it more superb! I recommend this to 8+ wrestling fans because there is a lot of information about wrestling in the book. I give it 10/10 even though I don’t like wrestling because I liked the story!
Title: Supercat vs the Chip Thief Author: Jeanne Wallis The book is about a roly-poly cat who is lazy! He is called Tiger and he lives with James Jones. His life changes when he finds his favourite food on James’s smelly sock! Tiger licked it then he turned into SUPERCAT!!!! Then he needs a costume – a leotard, pants and sequins! Now he can sing, speak and run … I give it 10/10 so far because it’s funny!
Title: Running Wild Author: Michael Morpurgo This story is about friendship and is very emotional. A boy called Will has lost his dad and is moving to Devon to live with his mum and his grandparents who live on a farm with a lot of animals. Then for Christmas Mum and Will want a break so they go on holiday to Indonesia (where Mum comes from). During the holiday, Will goes on an elephant ride. All of a sudden a tsunami hits the beach where Mum is swimming and the elephant runs off into the jungle with Will on her back. Now Will knows that his mum is dead. The elephant is called Oona and she becomes Will’s best friend. On their travels through the jungle, they find some orang-utans, they get in trouble with Mr Anthony (a baddie) and they meet a nice lady called Dr Geraldine. The story ends with Will making the biggest choice of his life! I thought this book was very sad and I recommend it to 9+. Make sure you have a box of tissues ready! I give it 10/10 although it is a real heartbreaker!
Title: Cool! Author: Michael Morpurgo This book is about a boy who gets hit by a car and is in a coma at Wonford Hospital. His mum and dad have split up and he thinks his dog has died, but has he???? They even try to get Zola (his favourite football player) to try and wake him up. I enjoyed this book because it kept me guessing and it had an ending that I wasn’t expecting. I also liked that the story was told by the boy who was in a coma. I recommend this book to 9+ because the language is a bit complicated sometimes but is cleverly done. I give it 10/10 as it is COOL!
Title: Review of The Dancing Bear Author: Michael Morpurgo This is a sad story about a girl who finds a bear and they are happy and safe until a film crew arrive and want the bear to dance for a film. The film was the story of the Pied Piper and everyone in the town wanted to be in it. I am not going to say anything else about it because I want you to read it and find out! This is a short and very sad book so prepare to cry! I recommend this book to age 8+ and to fans of Michael Morpurgo. I give it 1000/1000
Title: The Glorious Granny Bake Off! and Other Stories Author: Tracey Corderoy Genre: Children's stories Release Date: 2013 Pages: 116 There are 3 stories in the book – The Spooks of Creakington Hall, The Glorious Granny Bake off and Alakazoom! The Big Bunny Boom. The book is about a girl called Pandora and her Granny who is a witch. My favourite story is Alakazoom! The Big Bunny Boom. I like it because Granny made a bunny using her magic! If you like funny books, naughty Grannies and a bit of magic, then read this book. I like the colourful pictures. I want a Granny like her granny! I give it 100/100