Why not sign up to Summer Reading Challenge and have some fun while reading. This year you can take part online. It's easy! Click on the link and sign up - our local library is Walsall Library. If you are unable to sign up because your parents do not have an email address to use then simply write a list of the books you have read over the summer ready to show Mrs Amos in the Autumn term. Good luck and happy reading!
For more information from Walsall Library, please open the document below!
We do not currently have access to e-books via Reading Cloud. You can still write a book review for a book you have read by logging onto Reading Cloud.
You can still access the e-books using the Oxford Owl log in given to you by your teachers. You can also listen to free audio books by following the link to Audible Stories on your distance learning page.
Use the following website to help you write a really interesting book review.
Fing By David Walliams
I loved this book because as it says on the cover "It's an explosively funny tale" It's all about a little girl called Myrtle who is so spoilt she has everything she could possibly ask for. Until one day she realises she actually has everything.So she asked her parents (Mr and Mrs Meek) if she could have a 'Fing' and of course her parents did not know what a Fing was so they started to panic... The next morning as Mr and Mrs Meek we walking to school with Myrtle ( they were walking and they had to hold Myrtle on there hands) Myrtle demanded that they bring her a Fing before she came back from school. But of course Mr and Mrs Meek were still perplexed and puzzled on how to get one.So because they were Librarians they went to the library to look for a book on a Fing, and they found one! it was in the monsterpedia where there was some sort of weird creature for every letter of the alphabet.. And they found that a fing was an animal the deepest darkest junguliest jungle. So when Myrtle went home Mr Meek went to look for one and he finally found one after months, and months. But when he came back Myrtle had already got one and Mr Meek asked Mrs Meek where from and she said from the pet shop! Oh! I've already said too much! Read the book to find out what happens next all I can say now is that this was the best book I've ever read and I would recommend this book to everyone I know.
Reviewed by Nimreet
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
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
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 beteen our world and Narnia! I hope you enjoyed my review and hope you like the book as much as me.
Written by Arjun
Rent a bridesmaid by Jacqueline Wilson
Rent a bridesmaid is a really good book because it engages you with all the characters not just one and makes you feel as if you are there as your reading it. It is about a girl called Tilly who lives with her dad ; her mum went away when Tilly was 8. She has a best friend called tomboy friend called Matty who has a wedding to go to, only problem is that she has an elegant baby pink dress that she despises and doesn't want to wear. Tilly however is never invited to a wedding and loves dresses loves being pretty. Will TIlly ever get to go to a wedding and Matty get saved from not going ?
Written by Maryam
Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens
The book is giving you at least one clue on each page that your read but you will only figure out the murder on the last few pages so you will keep building up on your facts as you read - just like a real detective! If you enjoy this book then read the series - all available in UPPER LIBRARY.
Reviewed by Layla