When the Sky Falls
Uncategorised / 29th July 2021

Title: When the Sky Falls Author: Phil Earle This book is set during World War 2 and it is about a boy called Joseph. Joseph used to live with his grandma up in Northern England while his dad was away fighting in France. However, his grandmother couldn’t handle his angry behaviour so she sent him away to a woman in London called Mrs F. When he arrives in London, he doesn’t get off to a good start with Mrs F, like most people he meets. She also took an instant disliking to his behaviour and this causes him to feel isolated. Mrs F forces him to work with her at the local zoo that she owns but he hates it there. There are barely any animals as they were all sent away or killed because of the war. One day, when he is standing next to one of the cages, he starts hitting the bars with a sudden burst of anger and a gorilla appears and charges at him through the bars. The gorilla is called Adonis and Joseph instantly hates him as he gave him the fright of his life. Later that night Joseph finally experiences an air raid…

Crater Lake Evolution
Uncategorised / 3rd July 2021

Title: Crater Lake Evolution Author: Jennifer Killick This is the second book in the Crater Lake series. Lance and his friends have just gone off to Secondary School and don’t really talk with each other anymore as they all have new friends. One day while Lance is playing videogames with his new friend Karim, there is a giant explosion at the Local University. Karim’s mum has been working on a project there called XGEN. This project is developing technology to make Straybridge (and then the rest of the world) a smart town. Later that night on the news, they announce that they had been keeping a dangerous creature at the University and that the creature had broken free during the explosion. This was then followed by Straybridge going into a full lockdown with an evening curfew. This causes Lance’s mum to go into a panic and she covers up all the cracks in the house and under the doorframes so that the creature could not attack them. Lance then wakes up early in the morning as he cannot sleep and finds his mum in the kitchen. She is pouring him some hot chocolate when she suddenly freezes. She is like…

Arctic Star
Uncategorised / 30th May 2021

Title: Arctic Star Author: Tom Palmer This book is about 3 lifelong friends called Stephen, Joseph and Frank, who are from Plymouth and who all love boats. When the Second World War starts in 1940 they all enrol in the navy (as their fathers had been doing for centuries) and are tasked with guarding an Arctic Convoy traveling with supplies to help Russia who is their ally. The ship’s crew live in constant fear of German U-boats, torpedoes, and the German battleship, the Scharnhorst. They know that every second could be their last. They must travel north of the German bases in Norway and avoid combat with the German air force and Navy, and survive the freezing arctic waters. They have all heard stories about Russia and Joseph is excited to visit and understand the differences between the two nations but luck doesn’t appear to be on their side leading to disaster after disaster. And Joseph’s love of Russia is ruined after he realises that it isn’t as amazing as he originally thought! What disasters happen? Do they make it back home? Read the book to find out! We really enjoyed reading this book (along with all the other fantastic…

The Little Local Book Hub
Uncategorised / 13th April 2021

We recently discovered The Little Local Book Hub in our area. It’s a place where the whole family can go and swap or borrow books. Our local Book Hub has a phone box (and book shelves) full of exciting books for all ages and the lady who runs it, is really helpful and has book recommendations for everyone. We discovered a new author while we were there called Joe Craig and and we are really enjoying his Jimmy Coates series at the moment. We will definitely be posting a 5* review soon!  Take a look at the Little Local Book Hub webpage to see if there is one near you.  The Book Brothers

One in a Hundred Thousand
Uncategorised / 1st March 2021

Title: One in a Hundred Thousand Author: Linni Ingemundsen Sander is one in a hundred thousand. He has Silver-Russell Syndrome, which means that he doesn’t grow as much as everyone else. Sander feels out of place in his year group at school. He is also failing his tests on purpose to try to move down a year, to be with his only friends, his brother, Adrian, and Adrian’s friend, Filip. However, his Mum finds out about his grades and gets him a tutor. The problem is that his new tutor Sofia is the most popular girl in the school! Meanwhile, a new boy joins their school and becomes friends with his brother. His name is Niklas. Adrian and Filip are obsessed with him and do anything he does but Sander doesn’t like him because Niklas is arrogant, brags and lies a lot. Sander loves old-fashioned photography and he discovered this passion after his dad died when he found his Dad’s Olympus camera. One day when Sander is helping his Mum volunteer at his local church, he discovers that a photography course is taking place there using old cameras and film.  Sander uses his film camera all the time as he…

The Soul Hunters
Uncategorised / 18th February 2021

Title: The Soul Hunters Author: Chris Bradford This book is about a girl called Genna who loves history. She has been invited to view a private collection of historical items collected by her best friend’s parents. As she is exploring, she stumbles across an empty room full of South American treasures and she begins to hear a strange noise. Her eyes flick over the room until they rest upon a knife made of pure jade. It is unbeknown to her as to why she cannot take her eyes off it. She moves towards the knife and opens the case. As she opens the case, she begins to hear the noises again but this time, they are much louder. She can smell smoke and just before she touches the knife, a voice snaps her back to reality. The voice belongs to a boy who claims that his name is Damien and as he touches her skin, his eyes turn to black pools of ink. His grip tightens around her hand and she begins to feel uncomfortable. Thankfully, her friend saves her from the awkward situation. Due to this encounter, she decides to leave early and because the train station is closed,…

The Kid Who Came from Space
Uncategorised / 31st January 2021

Title: The Kid Who Came From Space Author: Ross Welford This book is about a boy called Ethan and his twin sister Tammy. One Christmas Eve, Tammy mysteriously disappears and leaves no evidence of where she has gone. Only her bike remains in the dirt next to the lake. Soon everyone in the small village where she is from is spending their Christmas searching for her. To make her brother feel better, a boy from his school, called Iggy, decides to go fishing with him. But, halfway through, while they are fishing, something very weird happens. It starts with a very low humming noise, and then they start to see a slight dip in the water’s surface. They decide to investigate. They throw rocks at the invisible object, and they bounce off its surface. So, they get into their canoe to get a closer look. When they get close to the object, the canoe capsizes, and they are thrown into the water. While they are swimming to shore, Iggy gets his leg tied up in a fishing line and cuts it. Once they have detangled him and are out of the water, a mysterious alien appears out of nowhere. She…

Our Top 10 Books of 2020
Uncategorised / 30th December 2020

Title: Our Top 10 Books of 2020! Author: Lots of great authors! We tried to put a list together of our top 10 favourite books but, as usual, we couldn’t choose 10. So here are our favourite reads from 2020 (in no particular order as they are all equally fantastic reads!):  Rumblestar by Abi ElphinstoneAlex Rider – Nightshade by Antony Horowitz The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle Super Stan by Elaine WicksonJungledrop by Abi ElphinstoneRocky of the Rovers by Tom PalmerThe Ghost of Gosswater by Lucy StrangeAfter the War by Tom PalmerCrater Lake by Jennifer KillickBrightstorm by Vashti HardyDarkwhispers by Vashti HardyThe Perfect Parent Project by Stewart FosterClifftoppers series by Fleur HitchcockThe Bodyguard series by Chris BradfordThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon We have reviewed all of these greats books, so if you need any help in choosing, have a look at our reviews!  We look forward to reading more from these authors in 2021!  Happy New Year!  The Book Brothers We’ve chosen a few more than 10 as there were too many great books to choose from! 🙂

The Ghost of Gosswater
Uncategorised / 25th October 2020

Title: The Ghost of Gosswater Author: Lucy Strange Lady Agatha Asquith believes that she is the daughter of the earl and countess of Gosswater. However, when the Earl and Countess both die her evil cousin Clarence reveals to her that she was illegitimate and forces her out of her own home to live with a measly goose farmer. The goose farmer is her real father but they don’t really get on and Agatha is really struggling with the transition from being the rich daughter of the earl and countess of Gosswater to a peasant farmer. At her father’s funeral, she meets a boy called Bryn. Bryn works with the sexton on Skelter Island, which is where all the old earls’ graves are. The sexton believes that the island is haunted and at midnight on New Year’s Eve, a ghost will pass through the crack in time to right the wrongs of their life. Bryn and Agatha agree to return on New Year’s Eve to go ghost hunting. After they go Ghost Hunting, (Agatha sees a ghost) and then Bryn finds out the truth about his new friend. Does this destroy their friendship? Who is the ghost that Agatha sees? Does…