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Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

The book is about two little boys and their adventure during World War II.  David and Tucky travel to Devon, somewhere they have never been before, and end up becoming the local heroes.

It all starts when all the children have to be separated from their parents due to the war.  When they end up in Devon, there are no more rooms left for David and Tucky so their head teacher calls a man to take one of them.  The man who was called Mr. Reynolds felt sorry for them so he takes them both back to his farm where he works and lives with his wife Ann.

One day, David and Tucky to on a walk in the moor and find two, pale looking German pilots.  They asked for food and they gave them some since they saved David's life when he was drowning in the lake.  Strangely, one pilot asked to be taken in to the military even though he was Britain's enemy bombing the country.  Since he was wounded, they took him to Mr. Reynolds and he helped him before he turned him in to the police.  Because they were helpful and brave towards the enemies, they became the local heroes.

I loved this book since it's a big adventure and you never know what happens next.

Reviewed by Ava 

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

This is the story of an evil cat called Petey who traps all of the dogs and Dog Man!  How will Dog Man get away and save the day?

I liked the bit when the big hot dog explodes and makes Petey fly away!  He lands inside his jail!

Reviewed by Ayaan

Medal for Leroy by Michael Morpurgo

Medal for Leroy is one of the best books I have ever read! I really like how the main character, Leroy reads Auntie Snowdrop’s diary.  While Leroy is reading the diary, he figures out lots of twists about his family.  Even though it is a great book, be prepared to be sad!  I would recommend this book to children aged at least 9 years.

Reviewed by Maryam

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

by Greg James and Chris Smith

The second book in this hilarious collection!  In this laughter-packed book:

  • The world’s most feared super villain seems to be up to something;
  • The Blue phantom (amazing hero) loses her power;
  • Just a normal everyday teacher turns…. EVIL!

Can Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes stop this horrible villain?  Far away, in a top-secret prison, the world’s most feared super villain has just broken a thirty-year silence!  His first words?

BRING KID NORMAL TO ME!

To find out more about this great book, go to the school library where you can find other amazing titles!

Reviewed by Kamran

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

This is another mind-thrilling anecdote once again by the eminent Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of two children called David and Tucky who are evacuated from their solitary town in London because of World War II. They stayed with an amiable man called Mr. Reynolds and his wife, Ann. One night, they are in bed but David sees a plane crashing onto the dense moor. The next morning, Ann phones up the army to come rapidly. They don't see anything and become livid with David and Tucky. They are both really disappointed. They went up onto the moor themselves, determined to find the people who had murdered David's father. After giving up, David falls into a gushing river, and was super close to drowning. Fortunately, a German bomber helps him. He asks David and Tucky for food. They come back with eggs and bread. One of the bombers, after having some whisky, tell David and Tucky to take his friend. They come back home, Mr. Reynolds calls the army, they come over and take the bomber for debriefing, and the other bomber quickly weakened and died. They celebrate with a nice turkey dinner.

Reviewed by Arjun

Diary of the Wimpy Kid - The Last Straw

Good book!

I liked the book because it has a wild sense of humor and you can relate yourself to Greg. It was about when Greg Heffly's dad wants Greg to go to a Military Camp to 'man up' but Greg has an another idea to get sent to boy scouts. But another one opens up Greg has to convince his dad to go to boy scouts and try to hide the other boy scout club from his dad. The only thing I did not like about this book was it finishing. I wanted it to go on and on! I hope another book will be published soon. I will recommend this book to everyone!

Reviewed by Deen

Excellent Excuses by Liz Pichon

Tom escapes from doing his homework but no one is impressed. Everyone is in a rush to sort out his dad's birthday while Tom is thinking about his band Dog Zombies performing a gig organised from his granddad. Mostly, he wants to annoy his sister Delia and wants to prove that Marcus is annoying and being unusually sneaky... read the book to find out more!

Reviewed by Havih

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

This book is a very good starter edition to the series and is telling everything and one Greg has in his life. It is also very funny and I would recommend to people who love a good comedy book. And it also tells us what Greg gets up to in school and at home.(He loves computer games.) He also spends a lot of time with Rowley his best friend but they get bullied quite a lot Also if you are a big fan of drawing and illustrations you should read this book and snatch there ideas. But Rowley's and Greg friendship don't go as planned .

READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT MORE..................

Reviewed by Gursevak

Frankie's Magic Football:

Frankie Vs The Pirate Pillagers by Frank Lampard

This book has be written by the author who used to be a famous football manager and a famous football player - Frank Lampard! Read the book and discover a new world with the character Frankie and all of his friends defeating the pirate pillagers. I really like this book and I recommend it to you to read too. There are ten adventures to read and this is book one! You
can find them in the school library in the 'L' section.

Reviewed by Shaylan

Dog Man: Fetch 22 by Dav Pilkey

The 8th dog man book by this hilarious author!  DAV PILKEY (creator of Captain Underpants) is the creator of this hero with a head of a dog and a body of a man.  In this book a new villain strikes at Dog Man - THE FAIR FAIRY.  Do not be fooled by her name!  Trying to defeat 22 powerful tadpoles, one of them turns 'good' and fights by their side.  Dog Man and his friends battle a living tree.  Also, Petey's unexpected visitor (grampa) doesn't make things go well.  Read the book to find out what he does!

Written by Kamran

Dog Man: Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey

This is the tenth hilarious Dog Man book by D. Pilkey.  In this book:

  • Dog Man's rival (Petey) turns good
  • Harmless sippy cups turn into monsters
  • And... like always... Dog Man and his friends save the day!

Would you like to read this amazing book about a funny hero?  This beautiful lovely story is not the only one in the collection - there's more!  The character - the head of a dog, the body of a man and a heart of a hero will have you reading the book from beginning to end!  I give this book 5 stars.

Reviewed by Kamran

 

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

In this wonderful book, Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new cottage in the country since their father got a job there. Little did they know, right next to their cosy little cottage was an Enchanted Wood! In this mysterious  wood, lives the Faraway Tree... It is a magical tree that is EXTREMELY tall and at the very top there is a mystical land that changes almost every day! The children make lots of new friends in their adventures  and  have a brilliant time! They also go to fancy-dress feast in the Land of Birthdays.  I fell in love with this book as soon as I started to read it and I am pretty sure you would adore it too! Enter a world of magical friends and things with Joe, Beth and Frannie! Happy Reading!

Reviewed by Vienna

The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

There was once a boy called Greg and in the summer he had a fight with his friend so he had no friends.  Greg is getting older and it feels like getting older is going to be bad!  He has to go to parties, do more jobs and face the UGLY TRUTH that he is getting older - all with his brothers watching.  He has a problem because his uncle is getting married for the 4th time - on the same day as his first day of school.  His mom was going to be at the wedding which meant Greg had to be with his dad who always made him work 10 times harder!

One part of the story I enjoyed reading was when Greg's brother pretended to heat his food and it was ice cold!  BUT, Greg got his revenge when Mom came back because of the trouble Rodrick was in!  I really enjoyed reading this book.

By Adam

Lost, written by Eve Ainsworth

In this amazing and sorrowful book, Alfie feels lost in his own world - that is until he meets Alice Jenkins, a girl who has problems of her own too. A force of nature, Alice knows how it feels to be knocked down by life... Their friendship isn't obvious or easy, but it is real! Alice and Archie soon learn to be resilient and become friends. They suddenly realise life is better when you look at the bright side and have determination to get back up again! This is a wonderful book and I would definitely recommend it to you, if you are in Year 5 or Year 6! Happy reading!

Book Review by Vienna

Secret Kingdom, Glitter Beach

(book 6, series 1)

by Rosie Banks

Experience a magical world of creativity and fun in the Secret Kingdom books! Ellie, Summer and Jasmine find a magic box in the school jumble sale which takes them on magical adventures! Evil Queen Malice wants to destroy every bit of the Secret Kingdom and the girls want to prevent that from happening. In this book, it is Midsummer's Eve, the most magical time of the year! The fairies are very excited for this annual occasion but Queen Malice is nearby... Can the girls save the celebration and the Secret Kingdom once again before it is too late? I absolutely loved this book series after I read the first one! I would recommend this to children from the age of 6 and older. If you love magical and fun books, then this will be the perfect book series for you! Happy reading!

Reviewed by Vienna

Dog days by Jeff Kinney

This book is about a boy called Gregg and his family.  Since it is the Summer holiday  Gregg’s  Mom  wants  to  do a “family togetherness”.  Unfortunately,  Mom’s  idea  of  the  perfect  summer  is  completely  different  from Gregg’s. The way Gregg likes to spend his summer holiday is in front of the TV playing video games with the lights off and the curtains closed.  Gregg is a nice and kind person, he is very adventurous but not sporty at all.  Gregg’s  younger  brother  Manny  is  selfish  and  annoying.  Manny doesn't really mind where he is going as long as he knows that Mom is with him.  Rodrick the older brother is like Manny although he doesn't cry.  I enjoy the characters in this book but I would like it if Manny could stop crying every 2 seconds. But, apart from that I like how the author created these characters.  My favourite part in this book is when Rodrick told Manny that his seat in the car is the worst and that it is  not comfortable, but because of Rodrick, Gregg has to sit in Manny’s  seat  so every time Dad goes over a road bump Gregg’s head hits the car roof.  I would recommend this book because I found it funny and interesting.

By Eiliyah

Alone in the Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo

This has to be THE best book I’ve  ever read!   This story tells you about a boy named Arthur Hobhouse who travels to Australia  with his key given from his long lost sister, Kitty, because of WWII. He goes to a place named Cooper's Farm where he is always whipped and treated like a slave. He loses his best friend there. Cooper's wife tries to burn the house down to save the kids but she fails. That’s when Arthur and his friend Marty escape and comes to the house of “Auntie Megs” which would be their  house for the next 12 years. There they learned how to save animals and give them freedom. They are also taught how to make boats! He then goes through a life of depression, loss, happiness and reunion with his daughter Allie. Forward 60 years. Arthur’s passed away and Allie’s ready to embark on a journey across half the world  to find her Auntie Kitty. This story makes me cry every time so PLEASE read it!

Reviewed by Eesha

First Prize For The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

I would recommend this book because it is fantasy and magical which I love.  This story is all about a girl whose name is Mildred.  She is a normal human being like you and me because she can be clumsy and funny BUT she can do something we can't!  She turns into a witch!  Why not read the book for yourself to find out about Mildred.

Review by Jayni

The Dork Diaries Collection

The books that I have read are the first 8 books from the Dork Diaries collection which I got for Christmas. I am reading them in order (1-12) and the first 8 are called, Dork Diaries, Party Time, Pop Star, Skating Sensation, Dear Dork, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star and Once Upon A Dork (which is the one I am currently reading.) So far, these books are amazing and I love to read them every evening before bed. I would really recommend these to anyone because they are one of my favourite book series ever! They are about a girl called Nikki Maxwell and it's all about her life and what happens and what she does every day in her dorky life which is sometimes good but sometimes bad and that is all because of her enemy Mackenzie Hollister. She absolutely ruins her life and destroys Nikki's chances of becoming the person that she truly wants to be! Somehow, Nikki always finds a way to fix things especially when her BFFs are around (Chloe and Zoey). So, long story short, these books are diary entries that Nikki writes about her hectic, disastrous yet amazing life! I love these books and would rate them a 5 out of 5 stars!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Thank you for reading my book review.

Written by Hena

The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis

This is the best book I have read this year! It is very interesting and magical. It explains how Aslan, the lion, cultivated the mysterious land of Narnia. It has many fascinating characters. It begins with 2 children, Digory and Polly who are accidentally thrust into different worlds wearing magical rings with help from Digory's Uncle Andrew. Along the way they meet many peculiar and mysterious people like Queen Jadis from the Land of Charn and a talking Lion called Aslan from the World called Nothing! They make friends and enemies though their travels. Because I read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, (2nd book in the series) before this, it answers a lot of questions about some of the mysteries in that book. There is so much you can learn about The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by reading this book; Who is the Professor? How was Narnia created? Where did the evil Queen come from and how did she end up in Narnia? Do you know what was the most amazing thing I learnt from reading this book? How the wardrobe became a portal between our world and Narnia! I hope you enjoyed my review and hope you like the book as much as me.

Written by Arjun

Owls of Blossom Wood To the Rescue

by Catherine Coe

Eva, Katie and Alex are excited for the annual bird concert but when they realise that the Wrens have lost their voices they don't know if they can take their place. Can the Owls of Blossom Wood save the day?

               Reviewed by Liberty

Percy Jackson and the lightning thief  

by Rick Riordan

Half boy. Half God. All Hero. Look, he didn't want to be a half-blood . He never asked to be the son of a Greek God. He was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until he accidentally vaporised his maths teacher. Now he is spending his time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks he's stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. I really liked this book because it is based on Greek mythology, which I like a lot and because of its unpredictable plot. In my opinion it is the Best fantasy book ever. I'd recommend this book to people who enjoy Greek mythology. The best part of this book is when Percy meets the underworld with Grover and Anabeth. Here he finds his mother but Hades and Zeus are angry because they think that Percy stole their things and therefore will not release Percy's mother who was captured by the minotaur. I did not like the part of the book where Percy's friend Luke betrayed him by working for Kronos. It made me feel sad but Percy knew it was going to happen when the prophecy told him his quest. I would rate this book 5 stars as it is my favorite fantasy book so far and is full of twists and turns.

Reviewed by Jai

 

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