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The book is about a little boy called Tom who has had an injury and has surprise friendship.  The main characters are Tom, Porter, Sally, George, Robin, Amber, Matron and the Principal.  The story is set in a hospital and the street.  I would recommend this book because it shows the meaning of friendship and the importance of love.  My favourite part was when Tom was leaving.  I would rate this book 6.5 out of 10!

Reviewed by Maaria

Aroush from Year 3 has loved reading the book Matilda by Roald Dahl.  She explains that it is about a girl whose parents dislike her but then she goes to school and meets a special teacher.  She loves her new teacher because she cares about the children.  Aroush likes the characters: Matilda, Violet, Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey.  Aroush writes that it is good that Matilda stands up to Miss Trunchbull and likes the part when Violet puts an animal in Miss Trunchbull’s drink.  Aroush would give this book five out of five stars – why not read it for yourself and see what you think!

Thank you, Aroush!

I love books and I have enjoyed reading this book, giving it 10/10.  Greg did basketball and he didn’t think he would be able to pass the ball but he did.  He then had to join a different team because they didn’t have enough players.  He managed to score and that made the team win.  You will be very surprised when you read the end!  I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did.

Reviewed by Sumayah

I would love to share this book with you as I have just read it and it is an amazing story!  The Star Outside My Window is a book I enjoyed reading and I want to share some parts with you.  Aniyah wants to become an astronomer but she doesn't want to be called an astronomer because she prefers the name STAR HUNTER.  In the story, everyone keeps saying that Mum is gone but when Aniyah notices a star in the sky behaving differently, she knows it is her Mum and that she has turned into a star.  I think you should read this book and I hope Mrs Amos buys it for the school library for you all to enjoy.

Reviewed by Jasleen 

Billy The Kid is a gripping story from an amazing author – Michael Morpurgo.  This story is only a short read but it is one of my favourites.  If you are a football fan then I think you will enjoy reading this book.  Billy played football for Chelsea in the 1930s until the war broke out…  Find out what happens when you read the story for yourself.

Reviewed by Kamran

Another of the Dog Man books has made it into the book recommendations by children.  Unleashed by Dav Pilkey is an amazing book which contains comedy, action and suspense!  In this book, it was the chief’s birthday and Dog Man was tasked to get a fish as a present but since he had all the bad habits of a dog – one of them being to roll around in dead fish he was told to get a real fish. The shopkeeper sold Dog Man an evil fish.  Read the book yourself to find out what happens!

Reviewed by Jai

Adrift is a very mysterious book that I have really enjoyed reading and highly recommend.  It is a story about the lego that became lost at sea.  On the 13th February 1997, a huge storm near to the coast of Cornwall pushed sixty two containers of lego into the sea and if you go to a certain beach you can still find some of the lego that was thrown overboard.  This is a true story and is definitely worth reading.  I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!  I couldn't put the book down because it was so interesting.

Reviewed by Archie

The children enjoy going on the wishing chair which takes them on so many adventures. One of the adventures I liked was when the chair was stolen and someone had to help the children to get the wishing chair back.  I also liked reading the part when they went to a place where no humans had been.  Another adventure the children went on was the land of good surprises and they celebrated their last day together before going to boarding school.  I give this book 5 stars because it is fun to read and is full of mischief!  

Reviewed by Rida

The book has been written by Charlie Mackesy.  It is a fantastic book and it is my favourite book in the entire world.  There are funny parts and some not so funny parts.  One funny part that I would like to share with you is this: “I got a delicious cake for you,” said the Mole.  “Did you?” said the Boy.  “Yes,” said the Mole.  “Where is it?” said the Boy.  “I ate it,” said the Mole.  “Oh,” said the Boy.  “But I got you another cake,” said the Mole.  “Did you?” said the Boy.  “Where is that one?”  The Mole said, “The same thing seems to have happened.”  I really like this book because it is funny but it gives you a nice feeling when you read it.

Reviewed by Jasleen

I really, really, really like reading The BFG.  Sophie, a bright and curious young girl, is roaming around her orphanage at 3am (the witching hour!) when an exceptionally large shadow steals her from her room and takes her to a magical land.  There, the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) reveals his secret and Sophie has to hide from nasty bullies, the man-eating giants.  The BFG is endlessly tormented by these brutes.  Can Sophie and her new giant friend find a way to save humans everywhere from the beasts without getting guzzled herself?... Read this book to find out what happens next!  You can find this book in our school library.

Reviewed by Maryam

I really enjoyed reading the book, Happy Birthday Sausage written by Michaela Morgan.  It wasn’t an actual sausage’s birthday which you might think at first because I did!  It is all about a dog whose name is Sausage and its body looked like a sausage too.  I read this book as part of the reading challenge. 

Reviewed by Isobel


This story is very creepy but also very funny! The Demon Dentist is by David Walliams and my favorites book so far. It tells a story of 12-year-old Alfie whose teeth are rotten. A strange new dentist comes to town and Alfie is suspicious and thinks something might be wrong. His new friend Gabz and he investigate why the new dentist, Miss Root, would giving out free sweets and toothpaste made of acid, which can burn holes through stone! He is in big trouble when she straps him into the dentist's chair and starts pulling out all of his teeth!  Read this fabulous book and find out what happens to Alfie.

Reviewed by Jorsh


I like this book because young Prince Alfred is in the year 2120 and lots of violent earthquakes are shaking entire  cities to rubble. He’s not even allowed out  of his  room! But one day he broke that rule!        He looked out the keyhole and the guards were holding his mother the queen! So he  bust out of his room ‘Lionheart’! Get back  in your room! Shouted his mother, but then she went missing. Later onn in the story he meets the Octobot!


Reviewed by Arjun


Jovan likes to read information books and enjoyed participating in the summer reading challenge.  He read all six books and earned a certificate alongside a wooden medal and he is very proud of his achievement.  He particularly enjoyed reading ‘How to Write Like a Ninja which gave him some useful tips to be a great writer!  

Reviewed by Jovan

Amrita read six books over the summer holiday and Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone was her favourite one to read.  “I like the mystery throughout the book and it has lots of interesting words in the story.”  Why not have a read of it yourself.  It is the first book of the Harry Potter series. 

Liquan has been enjoying the Harry Potter books by J K Rowling.  He hasn’t got a favourite because they all have a different mystery to solve.  He does however prefer reading the books rather than watching the films because the films remove your imagination but books don’t!

Nihaal also enjoys reading the Harry Potter books.  “My favourite one is the Chamber of Secrets which is the second one in the series.”

Reviewed by Amrita, Liquan and Nihaal

Masai is enjoying reading this book at the moment and we love it too. This inspiring book will help you to discover and celebrate fifty-two individual figures. Their achievements will amaze you as they have Masai. The author gives you, the reader, a very important message – “all children deserve to see themselves represented positively in stories”. You will read about talents such as writers, musicians, dancers and visual artists, sports people, scientists and politicians. Two copies will be available for loan after half term. You will find them in Mrs Healy’s library. Thank you for the recommendation Masai!

The summer reading challenge was fun to do.  I like reading animal stories and one of the books I loved to read during the challenge was the Coldest Day in the Zoo.  If you haven’t read it, it is a must!

Shared by Georgina

I like this book because it teaches you about what your brain does and the different sections of it. It also teaches you how to train your brain to get better at doing and learning things. You also find out about how people think in different ways to other people. The whole book is written in easy to understand vocabulary and has definitions of unknown words.

Reviewed by India

THE WORLD'S WORST PARENTS is the funniest book I have read!  Beware parents!  It is about when embarrassing parents annoy their kids.  The stories feature characters like Peter Pong, Belinda Brag, Barry Bovver and Harriet Hurry.  There is also a character called SUPERMUM!  I think I would recommend this book to 8-9 year olds because each chapter is a story.

Reviewed by Dylan

It is Harry's third year at Hogwarts and things had started to change.  There were dementors patrolling the grounds of Hogwarts.  Sirius Black who had been accused of mass murdering had broken out from Azkaban.  As a new defence against the dark arts teacher, Professor Remus Lupin had taught and helped Harry with the patronus charm.  In this scenario Dumbledore wanted them to change something from the past.  So Harry and Hermione travelled in time and saved two lives.  I hope you enjoy this book as much I as I did!

Reviewed by Umaiza

In this book, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third (more commonly known as Hiccup) and the Hairy Hooligans meet a person called Alvin the Poor and Honest Farmer, who isn't as innocent as they thought. Honest Farmer has an idea to find the hidden treasure that was owned by Grimbeard the Ghastly - a pirate. It is located in a place that is so dangerous, that they would get eaten up alive the moment they set foot on the island. They end up going to the island and finding the treasure but soon after finding it, they discover it is booby-trapped with a horrible smell. The smell attracts creatures called The Skullions. Hiccup, Alvin, and the whole of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe have to flee from the Island and sail back in a boat. The Hairy Hooligans soon see another boat which is full of outcasts (a tribe of Vikings that have been banished from various tribes) and discover that Alvin is one of them. The Hooligans battle them and move on to the outcast's boat as their boat sinks. Hiccup, Alvin, Fishlegs, and Toothless are still on the boat as it sinks. Find out what happens next by reading the book. I enjoyed this book very much. I couldn't stop reading it because it was so interesting and funny. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the How To Train Your Dragon books.

Reviewed by Kiran

The story is about a boy and his mom going shopping and there were cheeky supermarket gremlins hiding everywhere.  If you found bananas on a shelf that says shampoo it is plain to see that the gremlins have been playing tricks!  The cheese shelf is a place where gremlins often like to meet.  People think the stink is cheese, but have a sniff... If you come across a sign that says TAKE CARE a gremlin must have been caught short and had an accident.

I recommend this funny book to you because you will not stop laughing.  My favourite bit was the reading about the gremlin nestling in the kiwis and mom doesn't even notice.  I love this book so much, I have read it 10 TIMES!  I love the book because of the gremlins being mischievous but I don't like how the boy runs from his mom because you shouldn't do that.

Reviewed by Lilyann

This book is a book that will help you to gain confidence, speak out loud and other things that will help you as you get older.  My favourite part of the book was where it talks about building your confidence levels up because it helped me to worry less and feel more confident with the things that I do.  I would recommend this book for people who feel shy and not confident because it will help you to overcome your fears or shyness.  The key messages when you read this book are:

  • Build you confidence
  • Find your team
  • Dream BIG
  • Use your voice
  • Practise like a champion
  • Navigate adversity
  • Be comfortable with who you are
  • Never stop learning

"You're already a champion - you just might not know it yet!"

Reviewed by Aarav


I recommend Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator as it has a lot of imaginative things in there and it's very funny!  It is about Charlie, Willy Wonka, Grandpa Joe and the rest of the family.  They land themselves in the middle of the biggest space operation of all time!  This book was illustrated by Quentin Blake who has illustrated lots of other Roald Dahl books like The Twits, Matilda and the BFG.  In this book there is a recipe for Wonka-Vite (which is very complicated) and very stretchy Verrucious Knids.  Shuckworth, Shanks and Showler, who followed the president's order to make sure there was nothing that would danger the space hotel were unfortunately attacked by the Verrucious Knids.  They were watched on television aswell as Mr Willy Wonka, Charlie, Grandpa Joe and the rest of the family up in space.  This book is very interesting, funny and imaginative so I would recommend it to you too!

Reviewed by Tanveer

This book is about a dog that has a man's body after being in an accident.  Dog Man is a hero who is trying to stop Grandpa Pete because he was trying to take over the world.  Dog Man worked with his friends called Sarah, Chief, Little Pete and Pete to stop the bad guy from destroying buildings and stealing items.  It ended with Grandpa Pete being punished.  The good things about this book are: comic book format made it easy to read, it only took me 2 days to read it and it was a good superhero vs villain story! 

Reviewed by Reece 

I would rate this book 9 out of 10.  The book was written by Michael Rosen who is well known for writing poems.  He has written a number of quick poems in the book and has given some notes on how and why he has written them.  Some of them are funny and I can see how I could write a poem like him.  Michael Rosen says to write a poem, start from things you have seen, heard, remembered, imagined or read.  I will use this to help me write poems in the future.  I like the way Michael is so creative and I wish there were more poems to read in this book.

Reviewed by Reece

This is a story about a little boy who has to go and live with his Grandma in Norway. Grandmas begins to tell him stories about witches and how to tell if someone is a witch or not. In the summer, the boy and his Grandma go on holiday to England and they come across some real witches! They have to come up with a plan to get rid of them all. I think this book is a wonderful story by Roald Dahl and when you pick it up and start reading it, you will not want to put it back down. The story is very descriptive, scary and funny all at the same time. If you are a fan of witches this is the book for you.

Reviewed by Amrita

When washed up on an island, Michael struggles to survive. He has no way of surviving with no food, no water, no company. One morning, he wakes up to find a bowl of fresh fish and a bowl of water, Michael realises something: someone else is on this island with him! I really like this book and I give it five stars! I definitely recommend this author and this book as it was so intriguing and it was an amazing read!

Reviewed by Maryam

After living with his relatives for years of misery, Harry Potter's life tremendously changes when a beetle-eyed giant named Rubeus Hagrid bursts inside the abandoned house.  When he gave Harry his invitation to Hogwarts, a school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry was extremely excited. His life was about to change! This book is all about magic, adventures and the Philosopher's Stone. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and I can't wait to read the other books in the series!

Reviewed by Umaiza.


This is an interesting book with so many informative PAGES about volcanoes and earthquakes. It shows you how earthquakes happen. It also had some shocking news in the book.

DID You know? Some volcanoes have a bigger power ability than other volcanoes.

The best bit of the book was when I saw the ring of fire and when I read about it and even when I saw where the volcanoes where located. They occur in Antartica, Ireland, South America and many more places. They happen because the inner core has too much magma that explodes to create a volcano eruption.

If you like to find out factual information then I think you would like to read this book.

Reviewed by Inaaya.

The reason why I like the book Matilda is because of I feel it keeps the readers in suspense with its exciting vocabulary. The reason why I give this book a 5 stars is because there is a lot of rhetorical questions and short sentences .I like the fact that Matilda gets a second chance to have a bright future away from her mean and greedy family. Mr and Mrs Wormwood do not appreciate Matilda’s talents and knowledge of the  world and I love that the story has such a happy ending.

Reviewed by Lilyann

When the Heffleys decide to go to Isla de Corales ,Greg is not interested. They had to pack their bags also there was a lot of people that were going to the paradise to see their relatives. On the plane he thought the place where they were standing (first class) was the place that they would sit. The seats in the other section were not HALF as nice as first class. The bathroom was like a little apartment and he had it all to himself. When they arrived they called a coach AND the seats were seats that were even better than first class. The apartment they stayed at was epic and they went for a swim but there was a lizard thingy on the pool next to me.  He accidentally crossed over to the wild side which is for couples only. What will happen next to Greg? Read the book to find out more.

Reviewed by Eesa

In this book there are four chapters, all full of crazy adventures.  Horrid Henry loves scary movies but his brother, Peter, doesn't.  Henry wants to make a scary movie with Peter and Moody Margaret was also creating a movie. They decided to see who could create the scariest movie.  I wondered who was the most scared child while I was reading the book.  In the next chapter, Henry has to spend the weekend with his cousin Steve.  Steve and his friend were mean to Henry and got him to do silly things, which meant that Henry had to miss the party he was looking forward to going to.  In the third chapter called Horrid Henry's Grump Card, Henry thinks he is a really good child and that he should have a Grump card.  A grump card is a card used to stop a punishment from his parents.  Henry needed to earn a grump card so he asked Peter for his seven grump cards!  Peter was tricked into giving Henry his grump cards.  Find out how by reading this book. In the final chapter called Horrid Henry's Olympics, the teacher told the children they had to take part in the Olympics at school.  Horrid Henry wanted to make his own Olympics. He made games like who could eat their food the fastest, and who could watch the most TV. Overall, I really enjoyed this book because Henry has some funny ideas, and he always tricks his brother.  I think you should try reading this book and I give this a score of 9.9/10.

Reviewed by Zayn

This book is about a boy called Tom Gates.  When he used to be at the back of the class he doodled, read comics and thought about a lot of things.  He lives four minutes away from school but he's still late because he and his best mate Derek talk a lot or they get distracted by eating fruit chews or caramel wafers. In school, Tom's teacher, Mr Fullerman, is always watching him!  Derek's teacher has a moustache!  Tom loves to annoy his sister Delia like one time he reads his comic in the bathroom when he knows Delia is waiting outside.  Ha ha ha!  This is one of my favourite books from the Tom Gates Collection.  I really enjoyed reading it and it was funny too!  I highly recommend that you read it. I love this book!

Reviewed by Eesa

Today I will be reviewing a book called Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. In this story, a little boy had a Granny that he found boring. Whenever his mom and dad went to go somewhere, they sent him to his granny. His Granny would make him cabbage soup and everything related to cabbage. One day he went shopping and caught a robber. Guess who it was? his own Granny. After that, he thought his Granny was cool. She was only pretending to be a thief because she knew her grandson thought she was boring. The book is really funny and everyone should read it.

Reviewed by Zachary

This book is all about people that inspired the world.  I enjoyed learning about Albert Einstein who was told by one of his teachers that he would never get anywhere in life.  Then, he became a famous scientist.  Another famous person was Anne Frank.  She wrote a diary when she had to hide from the Germans in terrible conditions.  Sadly, she was caught by the Germans.  Her father found her diary and published it.  Lots of children and adults now read all about her life.  David Bowie was a musician.  He was different because of his long hair.  He inspired his fans to express themselves and be proud of who they are.  I rate this book ten out of ten.

Reviewed by Aman

Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

In a few weeks time WCD will be having their student exchange week programme, where all students will be sent to another school to 'get a taste of it' and apply for secondary school.  Nikki is enjoying her last year at WCD but it could all go wrong when her diary goes missing!  Nikki, Chloe and Zoey search the whole school for it.  Mean Bully Mackenzie has stolen it ans is writing about her life!  She is also writing mean advice on Nikki's Miss Know-it-All column.  Can Nikki and her friends find the diary and stop Mackenzie's big surprise before it is too late?  This is a fun book to read and Dork Diaries has many sequels.  This book is in the Upper Library (look out for it next time you visit).

Reviewed by Ola

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

I loved reading this book because it was hilarious.  The book is all about a twelve year old boy, who is very rich BUT very sad.  He has a special friendship with Bob (a poor boy who loves chocolate).  You will be happy to know that this book has a happy ending.  You can find this book in our school libraries.

Reviewed by Veer


This book is so good especially if you are vegan.  You will enjoy following the recipes.  I made more than four of the recipes.  I liked making the smoothies -  Muna Bear smoothie, Go Go Energy smoothie and Tropical smoothie.  The Peri Peri wedges were fun to make.  I also liked to make the cherry brownies and the strawberry cheesecake.

Reviewed by Ishaal

Mae the Panda Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Like always, another great book written by Daisy Meadows! Mae has a locket of a panda and the locket makes sure that all the pandas are safe with their mom and dad. You will meet Pan Pan, the panda, in the book and when Pan Pan goes missing Kirsty and Rachel know exactly what to do. Will they find him in time? Find out what happens by reading this book. I have read 2 series from the fairy books and I love them all.

Reading makes you more intelligent and books inspire you.  I hope you are inspired to read this book, like I was.

Written by Sohaavi