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…

The Perfect Parent Project
Uncategorised / 10th October 2020

Title: The Perfect Parent Project Author: Stewart Foster This book is about family, friendship, love and never giving up hope. The main character is a boy called Sam (little c Big C) McCann. Sam is a foster child who has been passed around foster homes like a football and he is fed up. The only thing that Sam wants more than anything else is to find his perfect parents. Every day he makes lists about what his perfect parents must have such as a garage with a basketball hoop, a holiday to Disneyland, no gerbils and a BMW M5. Sam and his best friend Leah decide to take matters into their own hands and they start “The Perfect Parent Project” where Sam hopes that he can find a home instead of a house (because a house and a home are not the same thing). Sam keeps the project a secret and doesn’t tell anyone including his foster parents, Sarah and Tom, and his foster brother Reilly. He loves Reilly and helps him with everything he does, including playing his favourite videogame Ace Pilot. Sam’s dream is to go to Disneyland with his perfect family but his world comes crashing down…

CliffToppers – The Thorn Island Adventure
Uncategorised / 24th August 2020

Title: CliffToppers – The Thorn Island Adventure Author: Fleur Hitchcock This book is about four cousins called Ava, Josh, Aidan and Chloe and their dog Bella. Whilst on holiday with their grandparents, the cousins were having the time of their lives on the idyllic beaches. They had been spending their time looking for adventures and sailing their grandparents’ boat the Black Diamond, when Chloe believed that she had seen a face in the window of the tower on Thorn Island. They rushed back to tell the harbour master all about it and they hoped he would phone the police to investigate. He didn’t believe them; no one believed them. Chloe was adamant that she had seen a face in the tower, so they snuck out one night armed with a pair of binoculars to check if anyone was there. The police and harbour master wouldn’t listen without them being certain that there was someone there. So, the cousins had no choice but to attempt to rescue whoever was in the tower. They got their boat and their ladder and sailed over to the tower the following day. They rescued a boy from the tower called George, whose parents were very…

After The War
Uncategorised / 16th August 2020

Title: After the War Author: Tom Palmer This book is about friendship, memories and acceptance. The main characters are called Yossi, Mordecai and Leo and they are Jews who have arrived in the UK with 297 other boys from their concentration camp in Poland. They end up in idyllic Windermere in the north of England. Some of the boys are scared of going to England due to the horrors of the concentration camps, which they never want to experience again. Yossi hopes his father is still alive as his father disappeared on a death march between two camps. The rest of Yossi’s family were killed in Auschwitz, so his father may be his only living relative left! The 3 boys all want to go to different places in the future. Mordecai wants to go to Leeds as there is a large Jewish community there but Leo wants to go to Palestine as he was told it was the only safe place for Jews in the world. Yossi just wants them to stick together as they are like family to each other and they have shared the same experiences. Do the boys go their separate ways or do they stick together?…

Crater Lake
Uncategorised / 11th August 2020

Title: Crater Lake Author: Jennifer Killick Every Year 6 class has a residential trip and this book is about a class who are the first people to go to a new place called Crater Lake. The main characters in this book are Lance and his friends Chetan, Katja, Big Mak and Adrianne and throughout the book we see how close their friendship is. On their way to Crater Lake, they came to a sudden halt followed by a crunch. The coach had hit someone. Then a guy came up to the side of the bus and “SPLAT” his bright red bloody hand thumped against the side of the window. He shouted “DON’T GO TO CRATER LAKE!” The children couldn’t understand what was wrong with it. All of them then had to get off the bus and walk all the way to the gate. It seemed a bit odd that they were not greeted by any Crater Lake staff and that they had to wait half an hour to meet Digger, the manager of Crater Lake. There was something creepy about this place! When everyone was locked in their rooms, Lance had to find a way to free everyone and work…

Brightstorm and Darkwhispers (two book reviews in one!) :)
Uncategorised / 2nd August 2020

Title: Brightstorm and Darkwhispers Author: Vashti Hardy These books are about 2 children called Maudie and Arthur Brightstorm. Their father is an explorer who goes on lots of expeditions around The Wide. In the first book, their father goes missing on a mission to South Polaris and is accused of a very serious crime by the most praised explorer Eudora Vane. Maudie and Arthur are determined to go to South Polaris to find the truth. They join a crew called The Culpepper Crew, which is led by Harriet Culpepper. When they arrive, they find something horrible; 13 graves, 1 for each of the crew members. They realise their father was the 14th member of the crew so they raised their hopes that he might have survived. They then continue attempting to get to South Polaris when they eventually find out the truth. Their father had made it to South Polaris but had died in the process of returning home. Eudora had poisoned the rest of his crew and killed them for a very dark reason. What is the reason? Do Maudie and Arthur get home? Is Eudora punished for her crimes? In the second book The Culpepper Crew sets off…