The Dreamsnatcher
Alexander's Top 10 / 14th August 2017

Title: The Dreamsnatcher Author: Abi Elphinstone Review by Daniel: This book is about a girl called Moll, a mysterious person called Skull and Moll’s wild cat Gruff. Moll woke up one night in her camp as she heard drums and rattles and calling. The dream snatch had started… Moll was the most important person in the Ancientwood even though she didn’t know it! One night she was caught by Skull’s henchmen and was locked in a cage because she couldn’t give them dark magic. She tried to escape with a boy called Alfie but they failed on their first attempt but they didn’t give up! They finally managed to successfully escape. What did they do to escape? Did they stop the evil Skull? Skull had an evil secret but what was it? You will have to read the book to find out! I recommend this book to 9+ adventure lovers. This is the first book in the trilogy and I am just reading the second book at the moment. I have had the pleasure of meeting Abi and she was amazing. I found out the inspiration for her books which is top secret! Hopefully you’ll get the chance to meet…

The Stone of Kuromori
Uncategorised / 14th August 2017

Title: The Stone of Kuromori Author: Jason Rohan Kenny is only a teenage boy who has a great burden. He is the bearer of an almighty, powerful, magical sword and he and best friend Kiyomi have to protect the world from being overrun by Japanese beasts. This is the third book in the series and in this book Kiyomi’s soul has been stolen from her and Kenny needs to find the three sacred treasures – the sword, the mirror and the jewel – to save her from turning into an onibaba (a demon hag). As Kenny completes the tasks required to save Kiyomi he realises he is being used to allow the god of hell to release his undead army to kill all of humankind and the other gods. Can Kenny and his friends gather their allies (such as the other gods) for a final showdown? Will Kenny be stopped? Does Kiyomi turn into an onibaba? Read the book to find out! I really enjoyed this book and I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy of it from the author Jason Rohan. I recommend this book to 10+ readers who like action and myths. Also, if you enjoy…

The Fox and the Ghost King
Uncategorised / 8th August 2017

Title: The Fox and the Ghost King Author: Michael Morpurgo “Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan…. And we all have an impossible dream.” There is an ordinary family of foxes who live under an ordinary human’s shed. They live an ordinary life and like all foxes, they adore football. They all support the same team: The Foxes (AKA Leicester City) but they NEVER win! One day, on the way back from the latest football game against Chelsea, (Leicester loses again), Daddy Fox and his eldest son come across a voice in the earth in a car park. The voice tells them that he is the ghost of King Richard III and that he hates Shakespeare. He also tells them that if they dig him out, he will grant them one wish. What wish could 2 football mad foxes ask for? Do they dig him out? What is their impossible dream? Does His Royal Highness grant their wish? You’ll have to read the book to find out! I give it 5*****. I recommend this book to 9+ children with an interest in football and history. After I finished this book, I…

When my mum threw out the TV
Uncategorised / 8th August 2017

Title: When my mum threw out the TV Author: Emily Smith This is one of my Summer Reading Challenge books from the library, which is why it’s quite an old book. It’s still worth reading though if you can find a copy! This book is about a boy called Jeff who loves TV. His mum is fed up of him watching TV so she locks it up in the wardrobe, then she gives it to an old lady for a few MONTHS! At Jeff’s school he can’t join in the latest gossip as he hasn’t watched the latest show, Cybernauts. He has no interests in it; this is why no one in his class is his friend! One day, he meets a girl called Dizzi, in the library and they become best friends. Dizzi enters him to go on the Cybernauts show. He becomes one of the few contestants. He tries 6 hard challenges and completes them all; not like the other contestants who fail miserably on the first test. His classmates are amazed when they see him on the TV!!!! Does he get the TV back? Read this book to find out. I recommend it to 7+ good readers….

Defenders – Killing Ground
Uncategorised / 28th July 2017

Title: Defenders – Killing Ground Author: Tom Palmer Seth loves football; especially Halifax F.C. He has never missed a home game even though his mum is seriously ill. She has cancer. However, she is going to London to have treatment soon. Seth is one of a kind! He sees things that have happened in the past. They are mostly good things but as he is growing older now, bad things are starting to creep in. It all starts at half time at the latest football match when the new floodlights come on. A massive storm hangs over the stadium like a helicopter about to land. Trees start shaking and fire starts burning. Seth sees a face; a Viking’s face. Every night after this, Seth notices a group of Vikings rounding up and slaughtering Saxon villagers. He needs to help them but how? Can Seth and his new friend Nadiya stop the gruesome, gross, ghost slaughter? Read the book to find out! I love this book and can’t wait for the next one in the series, which is due out soon (August 2017)! I recommend this book to 9+ readers who like history. Also, this is an easy to read book…

Kid Normal
Uncategorised / 21st July 2017

Title: Kid Normal Author: Greg James and Chris Smith This book is about a boy called Murph and his peculiar school. Murph has a problem; he keeps moving house and has no school to go to at the moment. So, his mum keeps on searching for a new school. One day, on his way home from the shops, Murph’s mum spots a child coming out from an alleyway which leads to a place called “The School”, so his mum runs to get the attention of a man who is also there. Whilst she is talking to him, there is a BIG misunderstanding about “flying” and as a result of this misunderstanding, Murph is allowed to attend this school! Meanwhile, at the school weird things are happening, especially the fact that its top secret and the students there have “capes” otherwise known as superpowers. But what can Murph do without a cape? He can be laughed at and called names, such as Kid Normal! But Murph can still save the day especially as there is an evil supervillain lurking around the corner. Nektar is a wasp-man (a cross between a wasp and a man) and he hates picnics. He’s in need…