Title: What not to do if you turn invisible Author: Ross Welford Ethel is twelve and she has lots of spots. She has spots everywhere and has even developed the nickname “pizza face” because she is covered in spots so much. When she discovered an amazing treatment called “Dr Chang His Skin So Clear,” she thought she was in luck. However, she couldn’t be more wrong! It all starts when she takes too much… Then she goes on a sunbed and she turns invisible! Ethel never wanted to turn invisible and she was horrified when she did. She never wanted to be famous either; her grandma wouldn’t let her as she said it was too common! When she loses all her friends because of her spots, she has to befriend Elliot Boyd, or Smelliot Boyd as he is known to the rest of the world. Elliot has no friends and he has moved from London recently and apparently he is very bumptious. When Ethel’s invisibility wears off after a few hours, she starts to enjoy it but then a video is taken of her while she’s invisible and she ends up being in a lot of trouble with her gran!…
Title: Happyville High – Geek Tragedy Author: Tom Mclaughlin This book is about 3 nerdy girls called Tyler, Ashley and Dylan. They all live in Happyville and go to Happyville High. Happyville is the perfect place to live because everyone is HAPPY but underneath all the happiness something is happening! People are getting super long SPAGHETTI ARMS. It all started when the American football captain and quarterback shouted “BOO-YAH” and then his arm grew to 12 feet long. 2 days later, half of Happyville had long arms! The girls had to solve this mystery before the whole world found itself with long arms! How do they get long arms? What causes this mutation? Read the book and find out! I give it 500/5 and recommend it to 9+. I hope Tom Mclaughlin will write a sequel!
Title: The Bolds in Trouble Author: Julian Clary On Fairfield Road, food is going missing in broad daylight. The Bolds smell a rat or rather a fox! The Bolds aren’t who they seem; they are a family of hyenas who like to dress up as humans! They are out to catch the fox thief who stole the food and they are determined to stop him in a peaceful way! The fox is ignorant and isn’t clever enough for the hyenas. One day, the fox got stuck in a trap so the Bolds had to free him in a peculiar way! The fox wanted food so he blackmailed the Bolds using their “secret” to scare them. Soon, the fox gets fat and the Bolds get poor! This is when they realise that they need to do something about this situation. What happens to the fox? Do the Bolds kick him out? Does the fox ever get caught? Read the book to find out! We give it 5*****. We recommend it to 9+ readers who like jokes (Christmas cracker jokes!).
Title: Flamingo Boy Author: Michael Morpurgo This book was set in the landscape of the Camargue during WW2. A young, autistic boy called Lorenzo lived on a farm with his parents. He didn’t know much but he knew how to heal animals! He loved to go into town to ride his favourite animal on the carousel, Horse. It is there that he met Kezia, a Roma girl, who helped to run the carousel with her parents. One day, the Germans came with their big guns. Amongst them was a kind, German Corporal who helped Lorenzo whenever he needed it. With the arrival of the Germans, everything was falling apart, even the carousel. So, the Caporal decided to help but how? This is a story about friendship, war and dealing with difficult situations. This book has a rollercoaster of emotions, so be prepared to cry (just a little bit!). Ok, maybe a little bit more than a little bit! Only two books have ever made the Book Brothers cry and they were both written by this award winning author! If you like books with a real story, I recommend this book to you. I give it 6/5 stars!
Apollo was once a Greek God. You might have heard of him! But now, he has been cast down by Zeus, his father and has become a mortal human. In this book, he has to free the third oracle and defeat the most bloodthirsty Roman Emperor with no powers! Can Apollo survive? Does Apollo make new friends? Can Apollo defeat the Roman Emperor? You will have to read the book to find out as I’m not giving any spoilers! I recommend this book to 10+ readers as it is quite long. Make sure you read the first two books first. I give it 11/10 and will definitely read the rest of this series. I couldn’t put this book down as it was so good! I can’t believe I have to wait so long for the next one to be released!
Title: The Magical Mix-up Author: Zach King Zach has gone from Zero to Hero. He has loads of friends but there is one thing he’s missing; his magic. Hogan, the new kid, is plotting against Rachel. Zach needs to find his powers to STOP Hogan before it is too late. Hogan wants to ruin Rachel’s reputation (after book 1 she became popular at school), so he be-friends her enemy Tricia so that together they can be the most popular kids at school. Does Zach stop Hogan? Does Zach get a super power? Read the book to find out! We give it 5*****. We recommend it to 8+ magic fans! We would love another book in this series.
Title: Kat Wolfe Investigates Author: Lauren St John If you like stories about animals, mystery and crime then this book is good for you. Kat and her mum, the local vet, live in London but after a break-in in their home, they decide it is time to move. They move to idyllic Bluebell Bay on the Jurassic Coast. When Kat starts a pet-sitting agency to get pocket money, something bad happens! Her first client goes missing! This leads to many more problems! Even worse, no-one believes her apart from Harper Lamb, her new best friend and second client! Can the mystery-solving duo crack the case? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 8+ and give it 5****. I couldn’t put it down!
Title: A Chase in Time Author: Sally Nicholls This book is about a boy called Alex and his sister Ruby. They lived with their Aunt Joanna. She was thinking of selling the house and moving. The children wished the old house wouldn’t be sold! One day, they fell into a mirror. Alex went through to the past. Ruby saw what happened so she followed him. They were now STUCK! They found themselves in 1912! They met 2 children; their ancestors, who guided them. When the Newberry cup went missing, Alex and Ruby decided that they may as well help find it, in the hope of returning to the present. Do they get back? Do they find the Newberry Cup? Do they get used to life in 1912? You’ll have to read the book to find out! We recommend this book to 9+ readers who love an adventure. We couldn’t put the book down! We give it 5*****.
Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti “All children are scared of the dark…” This book is about a girl called Mafalda and her friends Estella and Filippo. Mafalda is no ordinary girl; she is turning blind. She suffers from Stargadt Disease, which is a disease that slowly makes you lose your vision. Filippo is Mafalda’s boyfriend – even if she doesn’t want to admit it. He has his own problems but he tries to help his friend as much as possible. Estella, Mafalda’s trusted friend, always tells Mafalda to find her “essential things” before she turns blind. Mafalda’s life isn’t going well and she is becoming blind very quickly. She can see how quickly this is happening by measuring the distance between when she can see the cherry tree and actually reaching it. So, one day she decides she is actually going to live in the cherry tree with her grandma and Cosimo (a fictional character from one of her favourite books). In order to do this, she must find “the essentials” for moving even if she has to steal them from her friends and classmates. Does Mafalda go blind? Does she find her…
Title: Beyond The Odyssey Author: Maz Evans This is the third book in the series. This book is based on Greek gods. Elliot Hooper was looking for the third Chaos Stone and for Panacea’s potion (to heal his sick mum). Thanatos was also looking for the Chaos Stones to destroy the whole of Earth. Elliot searched everywhere for the stone! He found out where Hypnos (hider of the stones) was and Hypnos said he would help him if he protected him from his evil brother Thanatos. First he had to get the potion and in order to do this; he had to go to the afterlife to find who had the potion. Elliot got it as quickly as he could (in my opinion, he could have been faster) but when he got home, his mum was DEAD. Elliot was too late, his mum was gone forever!!!! Who gets the Chaos Stones? Who is Dave Hooper and what does he have to do with the story? …