The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Uncategorised / 2nd February 2020

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Author: Mark Haddon When Christopher Boone, discovers the body of his neighbour’s poodle, Wellington, on the neighbour’s front lawn one evening he knows he has to find the murderer. Christopher has autism and after Christopher hits a police officer in a misunderstanding at the scene of the crime, the police arrest Christopher. They release Christopher as long as he promises to them and to his father not to look into the murder any further. As part of a school assignment, Christopher writes this book. Ignoring repeated warnings from his father, Christopher still investigates the crime scene and interviews the residents of his block. As Christopher finds out more information, he writes it in his book. However, when Christopher accidentally leaves his book on the kitchen table his father reads it, becomes angry, and confiscates it. Later, while searching for his book Christopher finds a series of letters, hidden in a shirt box in his father’s closet, addressed to him from his supposedly dead mother. Christopher is confused and when his father comes home and realizes what has happened, he breaks down in tears. His father apologizes for his lies, explaining…

My Parents Cancelled My Birthday
Uncategorised / 17th December 2019

Title: My Parents Cancel My Birthday Author: Jo Simmons Tom can’t wait for his special birthday. He is going to be 11! It will be his special birthday because he was born on the 11th and it’s his 11th birthday and his birthday is going to be BETTER than Chas Cheeseman’s! His birthday will be remembered FOREVER! But disaster strikes… his sister’s pet pig falls off the roof and squashes Grandma’s chihuahua and his sister believes she is cursed by the tooth fairy! More disasters keep happening and Tom’s parents are so stressed that they cancel his birthday! Tom is distraught but what can he do? With the help of a pig zebra, some chickens and his friends, can Tom save his birthday? Read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 8+ readers who enjoy a laugh. Don’t forget to read I Swapped my brother on the Internet which is equally funny and a great read! Here is our review for it. I give it 5*****.

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 *****. If you enjoy this book, don’t forget to read The Funny Life of Pets! It’s a fantastic book! What are you waiting for? ?

Alex Rider – Secret Weapon
Uncategorised / 22nd April 2019

Title: Alex Rider – Secret Weapon Series: Alex Rider Author: Anthony Horowitz In this amazing book, there are 7 amazing short stories which are written to show occurrences that took place before or between the other books in the amazing Alex Rider series. These short stories were always full of danger and always kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished all the stories. So that I don’t ruin this book for you, I’ve only written about 2 of the stories. These are my favourite stories in this book. Alex in Afghanistan In the middle of the Afghan desert, there were 5 men and a boy; the boy’s name was Alex Rider. Alex was on a mission to expose a terrorist and find the place where he planned to make nuclear weapons to sell to other terrorist organisations in the Middle East. But when Alex’s mission went horribly wrong after he was deceived by one of the 5 men that he was travelling with, Alex had to fight for his life once again. The man with 11 fingers Alex is not scared of anything, apart from the dentist. He was…

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…

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….

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!  

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…

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)
Uncategorised / 5th June 2018

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!  

Kat Wolfe Investigates
Uncategorised / 7th May 2018

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!