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Year 4 Hazel

Werewolf Club Rules
Werewolf Club Rules
Joseph Coelho (Author)
Do not talk about Werewolf Club!
You can howl about it
But never talk.

Do not walk to Werewolf Club!
You can bound to it in moonlight
But never walk.

Find out the mysterious rules of Werewolf Club, how to look like a rainbow, what happens when puppies fall in love and how to fold up your gran!

This review is written by: Benzema and Paul
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Werewolf club rules
Author: Joseph Coello
If you like rhymes ,poems and funny stuff you will like werewolf club rules

This review is written by: Benzema and paul
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Werewolf club rules
Author: Joseph coello
If you like funny stuff , poems and rhymes you will like werewolf club rules

This review is written by: Adora and Vania
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Werewolf Club Rules
Author: Joseph Coello
Werewolf club rules is a good book for you if you like funny poems and interesting book . Also this book is can get your attention and is really good for kids to read.Our favourite poem is (A Little Bit Of Food ) So we will give this poem book 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This review is written by: Richella and Janiah
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Werewolf Club Rules
Author: Joseph Coelho
We really loved this book because the poems were really really funny 😂 . Our favourite poem is A Little Bit Of Food because it all ways made us laugh . You should read this book if you like funny poems. We would give this book 5/5! By Janiah and Richella


The Shaman's Apprentice
The Shaman's Apprentice
Lynne Cherry (Author, Illustrator), Mark Plotkin (Author)
In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe.Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe's shaman, so that he can cure his people.When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman's wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream.

This review is written by: Sam and Royce
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The Shamans apprentice
Author: Lynne cherry
The shamans apprentice was a lovely story and a traditional way to show people how they live

This review is written by: Nana and Alainah
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The Shaman’s Apprentice
Author: Lynne Cherry and Mark.J.Plotkin
We love this book because it is the scene of a rainforest and our class and Larch class has been to the living rainforest and we have been exploring many different animals from different cultures and we have been writing a story about the shaman’s apprentice and the main character is Katanga and Gabriela.


The Firework-Maker's Daughter
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Philip Pullman (Author), Peter Bailey (Illustrator)
Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is.

This review is written by: Eisaa and janicia
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The fire works makers daughter
Author: Philip Pullman’s man
It was really lovely and I in joyous it alot

This review is written by: Eisaa and janicia
Year 4 Hazel
Title: fireworks makers daughter
Author: Philip pull man
I like it so much

This review is written by: Jaysel and Ian
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The Firework makers daughter
Author: Philip Pullman
We don’t really like this book because it’s not quite instreting because we didn’t understand the book

This review is written by: Yenizia jaden
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The Firework makers daughter
Author: Philippull
It was amazing and wonderfull


The Great Kapok Tree
The Great Kapok Tree
Lynne Cherry (Author)
A man starts to chop down a great kapok tree in the rainforest. Exhausted from his labours, he puts down his axe and rests, but as he sleeps the animals who live in the tree come and plead with him not to destroy their world.

This review is written by: Marcel & Ryall
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The Great Kapok Tree
Author: Lynne Cherry
I Like this book because it is interesting and learns us about deforestation

This review is written by: Suella , Ana Julia and Danica
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The Great Kapok Tree
Author: Lynne Cherry
We like this book because it is telling us that we have to stop deforestation. From Suella and Danica I don’t like this book because their is nothing special on that book . From Ana Julia

This review is written by: Shawn
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The great Kapok
Author: Lynne Cherry
I like when the chopper run off like a car


Arthur and the Golden Rope
Arthur and the Golden Rope
Arthur and the Golden Rope
Welcome to Professor Brownstone's vault - containing ancient relics from around the world, all collected by his famous ancestors!
Follow the epic journey of Brownstone's earliest ancestor, Arthur, and travel back to the age of the Vikings where this bookish young adventurer must find the courage to save his village and defeat the mighty beast Fenrir...

This review is written by: Pearson and lenster
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Arthur and the golden rope
Author: Joe Todd stanton
We really liked this book because it was very interesting Our favourite part was when fenrir bit of arthurs fake hand You should read this book if you like mysterious books We would give the book 5/5 because it really attracts our attention By lenster and pearson

This review is written by: Gabriella & Kyra
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Arthur and the Golden Rope
Author: Joe Todd- Stanton
We loved this book 📚 because it is exciting and adventurous . Our favourite part was when Arthur saved the town , the ending was so funny 🤣. You should read this book 📖 if you like adventures. We give this book 5/5 . YOU 'LL LOVE 💖 IT ! From kyra &Gabriella


Year 4 Larch

Werewolf Club Rules
Werewolf Club Rules
Joseph Coelho (Author)
Do not talk about Werewolf Club!
You can howl about it
But never talk.

Do not walk to Werewolf Club!
You can bound to it in moonlight
But never walk.

Find out the mysterious rules of Werewolf Club, how to look like a rainbow, what happens when puppies fall in love and how to fold up your gran!

This review is written by: Benjamin and Denver
Year 4 Larch
Title: Werewolf Club Rules
Author: Joseph Coelho
we really loved this book because the poem a little bit of food has good repetition and the part where it burns my butt. Our favourite part is when it burns my butt. We would give this book a 5/5.


This review is written by: Zane Lionel
Year 4 Larch
Title: Werewolf club rules
Author: Joseph coelho
We really loved this book because a little bit of food was really poetic.😇👍 Are favourite poem was hotdog because a man didn’t know what a hot dog was and thought it was a pet dog You should read this book if you like poems We would give the book 5/5 Read this book because it’s amazing and very funny ,there are also interesting parts.

This review is written by: Jake and Cloud
Year 4 Larch
Title: Werewolf club rules
Author: Joseph Coelho
We really liked this book because we like the repetition and intermittent rhyme. Our favourite poem is little bit of food 🥘 . You should read the book if you like poetry or rhymes book 📚 . We would give this a 5/5! READ THIS BOOK 📖. By Jake and Cloud.


The Shaman's Apprentice
The Shaman's Apprentice
Lynne Cherry (Author, Illustrator), Mark Plotkin (Author)
In a Tirio village deep in the heart of the Amazon rain forest, the shaman Nahtahlah has a place of honor in his tribe.Young Kamanya wants to learn the healing secrets of the forest plants--he hopes that he, too, will become the tribe's shaman, so that he can cure his people.When the villagers fall sick with an illness that Nahtahlah cannot cure, many lose faith in the shaman's wisdom--until a foreign woman helps them understand its value while giving Kamanya an opportunity to realize his dream.

This review is written by: Bryson And Dominik
Year 4 Larch
Title: The Shaman’s Apprentice
Author: Lynne Cherry
We really liked this book because it is a full adventure of happiness and sadness but mostly happiness . The Shaman helped a lot of sick people and that’s what a boy called Kamanya did. Our favourite part was when a girl called Gabriela landed in the tribe with a cool , green plane. You should read this awesome book if you like adventures and rainforests. We would rate it a 10/10 . This book is very good book you should definitely read it because it is very fun and mysterious.

This review is written by: Tomasz🤣. David🙃
Year 4 Larch
Title: The shaman’s apprentice
Author: By lynne cherry
Tomasz=i Really liked this book because there is lots of adventure David=I really liked this book because it is adventurous 🌏🌎🌍 We both rate it 3/5😐 Our favourite part was when they went on an adventure. You should read this book because it teaches to explore the world READ THIS BOOK It will learn you lots of things Tomasz and David agreed to the sentence

This review is written by: Sophie & Deann
Year 4 Larch
Title: The Shaman’s Apprentice
Author: Lynne Cherry
We liked this book because it is about the rainforest and there’s a boy Called Kamanya and he really wants to be a shaman and his dream came true.Our favourite part was when he helped other people.You should read this book if you like rainforests.We would give the book 4/5!🌴 READ THIS FANTASTIC BOOK📖


The Firework-Maker's Daughter
The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Philip Pullman (Author), Peter Bailey (Illustrator)
Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is.

This review is written by: Cruz and Mariliza
Year 4 Larch
Title: The firework maker daughter
Author: Philip Pullman
I like the book beacause it is adventures and beacause it’s funny


This review is written by: Glynnis Vevila
Year 4 Larch
Title: The Firework makers daughter
Author: Philip Pullman
We would give the book 5/5! This is so good I would like you to read it please, I hope you like it! The book may be long but it’s still good, you don’t have to read it if you want, again I hope you like it! The blur is Lila doesn’t just want to be a Firework-maker herself. But although she’s learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship -and her father won’t let her what it is.

This review is written by: URI and Tristan
Year 4 Larch
Title: The fireworks -Makers Daughter
Author: Philip Pullman
We loved this this book because the fire maker daughter was funny and it was cool.Our favourite part was when was Lila climbing the volcano.You should read this book if you like it had pirates and volcano also firework. We would give this book 5/5 READ THIS BOOK!! By URI and Tristan


The Great Kapok Tree
The Great Kapok Tree
Lynne Cherry (Author)
A man starts to chop down a great kapok tree in the rainforest. Exhausted from his labours, he puts down his axe and rests, but as he sleeps the animals who live in the tree come and plead with him not to destroy their world.

This review is written by: Ethan and Declan
Year 4 Larch
Title: The Great Kapok Tree
Author: Lynne Cherry
We like this book because it talks about deforestation and it shows that deforestation is bad for the animals that live there and it’s bad for the environment.It talks about how precious the world’s trees and forests are and they save us because they have oxygen. Our favourite part was when the person left the tree and thought more of it when he fainted. We would recommend you to read this lovely 😍💝💖book because it helps us stop bad thing like deforestation and cutting down trees. We would rate this book a 4.5/5. Read this book it’s the best!😊😇😃🤩👌. By Ęthãñ & Dèćlãñ :) :)🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

This review is written by: Rachel and Amanda
Year 4 Larch
Title: The Great Kapok Tree
Author: Lynne Cherry
We really loved this book because of the animals and colours. Our favourite part was when all the animals came together and the man woke up. You should read this book if you like nature and brightness. We would give this book a 4/5.😃😃😃👍👍👍 PLEASE READ THIS BOOK (it’s really good no cap🧢)

This review is written by: Tessa and Danira
Year 4 Larch
Title: The great kapok tree
Author: Lynne Cherry
We like this book because it reminds us that you should stop deforestation and that you should care about the animals habitats . Our favourite part was when the man realised that he should not be cutting trees. You should read this book if you like the rainforest. We would give the book 📚 5/5. Read this book because it is a great way to learn about that the rainforest. By Danira and Tessa


Arthur and the Golden Rope
Arthur and the Golden Rope
Arthur and the Golden Rope
Welcome to Professor Brownstone's vault - containing ancient relics from around the world, all collected by his famous ancestors!
Follow the epic journey of Brownstone's earliest ancestor, Arthur, and travel back to the age of the Vikings where this bookish young adventurer must find the courage to save his village and defeat the mighty beast Fenrir...

This review is written by: Sophie(❁´◡`❁)
Year 4 Larch
Title: Arthur and the Golden rope
Author: Joe Todd Stanton

 I really love this book🔟💯 its like a fun journey. But if you like Vikings you should definitely read this book . O.O (●'◡'●)


This review is written by: JANELL❤️❤️❤️❤️
Year 4 Larch
Title: Arthur and the Golden rope
Author: Joe Todd Stanton
We really like the this book because Arthur attacked Fenrir it was adventurous book Our favourite part was when Arthur save the town You should read this book if you like adventurous books We would give the book 5/5🤩🤩 GET THIS BOOK!❤️❤️❤️

This review is written by: BonoloLilly❤️❤️
Year 4 Larch
Title: Arthur and the Golden rope
Author: -Joe tood-Stanton
The summer Girls liked when Arthur got the cats footstep🐈 and roots of a mountain to help Thor capture the beast that knocked over THE GREAT FIRE!🔥Arthur had loads of adventures like:getting the hand of time and stopped tiny furries and gobbling from fighting we love this book💖💖


Year 5 Aspen
This review is written by: Mr Toogood
Year 5 Alder
Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author: JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, written by J.K. Rowling, is an extraordinary literary masterpiece that captivates readers of all ages. With its enchanting storyline and memorable characters, it takes readers on an exhilarating journey into a magical wolrd. Rowling's use of language throughout the book adds depth and sophistication to the narrative. The rich vocabulary and eloquent expressions enhance the reader's experience, making the story come alive. For instance, when describing the mystical setting of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Rowling uses vivid imagery and evocative language to transport readers into this fantastical realm. The author's attention to detail is also commendable. Rowling meticulously crafts each character, giving them distinct personalities and backstories that resonate with readers. The protagonist, Harry Potter, is a relatable and likable character who faces numerous challenges and overcomes them through courage and resilience. This allows readers to develop a deep connection with Harry and root for his success. Moreover, the plot is brilliantly weaved, keeping readers engaged from start to finish. Rowling artfully balances moments of mystery, suspense, and adventure, creating a seamless flow that keeps readers eagerly turning the pages. The book's climax is particularly thrilling, as Harry confronts the ultimate challenge to save the world from dark forces. In addition to its captivating storytelling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone explores essential themes such as friendship, bravery, and the battle between good and evil. Rowling's ability to infuse these important messages into a gripping narrative adds depth and meaning to the story, making it a thought-provoking read. In conclusion, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a remarkable book that deserves its place among the greatest works of children's literature. Rowling's exceptional writing style, well-developed characters, and captivating plot make this book a must-read for both young readers and adults alike. Don't miss the chance to embark on an enchanting journey into the magical world of Harry Potter


Year 5 Alder
This review is written by: Mrs Harmer
Year 5 Alder
Title: Stormbreaker
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz is an action-packed adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Packed with suspense, mystery and cool gadgets, this book is perfect for young readers who love a thrilling story. The story follows Alex Rider, a fourteen-year-old boy who becomes a spy for MI6 after the death of his uncle. From here, the action never stops. Alex is thrown into a world of dangerous missions, evil villains and mind-boggling gadgets. With each turn of the page, you'll find yourself pulled deeper into the story, desperate to know what happens next. One of the things that makes Stormbreaker so captivating is Horowitz's writing style. He has a way of bringing the story to life and making you feel like you are right there alongside Alex. The descriptions are vivid and detailed, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the world of espionage and danger. The characters in Stormbreaker are also well-developed and realistic. Alex Rider, in particular, is a relatable and likeable protagonist. Despite his young age, he is brave, resourceful and determined to save the day. You can't help but cheer him on as he faces one perilous situation after another. Another aspect of the book that stands out is the plot. It is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, making it impossible to predict what will happen next. The action scenes are thrilling, and the suspense keeps you on tenterhooks until the very end. Overall, Stormbreaker is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys an exciting adventure. It will transport you to a world of spies, danger and intrigue, and leave you eagerly reaching for the next book in the series.

This review is written by: Mercy
Year 5 Alder
Title: Arctic Star
Author: Tom Palmer
One of the most amazing books I have read.A journey of danger and misfortune (a great book for imaginative minds)😀

This review is written by: Meisha
Year 5 Alder
Title: The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me
Author: Roald Dahl
There this guy named Billy and he wanted to turn a old wooden house into a sweet shop so everyone can visit, I really like this book a little bit funny 🤣 I think this is a awesome book 📕


Year 3 Maple
This review is written by: Ainsley
Year 3 Maple
Title: The shopping basket
Author: John Buringham
I really enjoyed reading this book because Stevens mom told him to get 6 eggs,5 bananas ,4 apple, 3 oranges , 2 donuts and a packet of crisps for the baby. In this story Steven got a note in his basket with number 25 written on it.The main character is mom ,Steven and the baby .I like Steven because he got his basket and set off to the shop to help his mum

This review is written by: Alyssa
Year 3 Maple
Title: Magic ballerina Rosa and the special prize
Author: Darcey Bussell
I really enjoyed reading this book because Rosa and nutmeg have tried to find the sceptre to save Enchantia. In this book King Neptune has lost his sceptre and wrongly accused King Tristan and as punishment he has casted a huge storm ⛈ over Enchantia .The main character is Rosa. I like her because she likes to help the people of Enchantia.My favourite part is when King 👑 Neptune got his sceptre back from Solly the clever spirit. I strongly recommended this book 📖 to others to make people’s day.


This review is written by: Samuel
Year 3 Maple
Title: The lron man
Author: Ted Hughes
I really enjoyed reading this book because it is long and fun .My favourite part is when the dragon comes and has a battles with Iron Man.The main character is iron man. I like him because he is strong . I strongly recommend this book to others because it tells us to never judge size..Even though the dragon was big, and iron man was small, the iron man still won.

This review is written by: Saoirse Roisin
Year 3 Maple
Title: Secret Kingdom Sugar Sweet Bakery
Author: Rosie Banks
I really enjoyed reading this book because it took me on an adventure and helped me read more.The journey of reading is always fascinating and amazing. It gives me something to do.In this story there are three girls called Ellie, Summer and Jasmine.They go to a competition and make a cake to try to win and Summer said to make her Granny’s cake.Just as the girls are starting to get the hang of it the Storm Sprites come flying in on their rain clouds.Oh No! cried Jasmine as she spotted them,They will ruin the competition! Yes we will said a Storm Sprite who was hovering above them.We will make all of the gnomes miserable and win the sugar spun sugar.Can the girls save the day and the gnomes"?My favourite part is when the girls won and made another ingredient for King Merry who has been made into a toad by Queen Malice so the potion will make him human again.Also there is a happy ending and it is interesting and magical.The main characters are Ellie ,Summer and Jasmine.Who are active ,kind and brave.They go on adventures together and are best friends.I strongly recommend this book to others because it has some funny parts in it. It is mysterious, interesting and lovely. I really don’t know how the Author can write this. Please read this book.

This review is written by: Asiya
Year 3 Maple
Title: The true story of the three little pigs
Author: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
I really enjoyed this book because it was great and amazing. In this story there were three little pigs and a big bad wolf. My favourite part is when the wolf 🐺 blew the houses down.The main characters are the three little pigs and the big bad wolf 🐺 . I like the pigs 🐷 because the pigs built one house 🏠 each. I strongly recommend this three little pigs 🐖 book 📚 because it is like the other version of three little pigs 🐷. The wolf 🐺 sneezes instead of blowing the houses down. 🎀🖼🛍💒🥰🥳.😍😗😍😗🥳😅

This review is written by: Angel Myra
Year 3 Maple
Title: Horrid Henry,s holiday
Author: Franseca simon
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was funny and exciting to read. In this story it is about a boy named Henry and he goes to France on a ferry to camp with his family. In France he imagines he has a tent with comfy beds and a tv and a portable toilet but instead he got the opposite. The main characters in this story are Horrid Henry, perfect Peter and mum and dad. I would strongly recommend this book to others because they can learn about nature and what camping is like it is also a funny book to read.

This review is written by: Tudor
Year 3 Maple
Title: The Breakfast Club Adventurers
Author: Alex Falase-Koya
I really liked reading this book because it’s kind of scary and fun. In this story Marcus and his friends got cursed by a big monster called a Ghoul. The main characters are Marcus and his friends. I like them because they go on adventures. My favourite part of the book is when the Ghoul was in the car park. I strongly recommend this book to others because it’s fun.

This review is written by: Blake
Year 3 Maple
Title: Harry Potter
Author: J.k. Rowling
I really enjoyed reading this book because I like the story of Harry Potter. In this story Harry Potter gets adopted by rude parents and they make him sleep under the stairs. The main character is Harry Potter. I like him because he has a powerful and strong wand. My favourite part is when Harry Potter defeated Voldemort who trying to kill Harry. I strongly recommend this book to others because it is an inspiring book.
This review is written by: Shaina
Year 3 Maple
Title: Dog man
Author: Dav Pilkey
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was quite fun because Sherlock was shouting at kids and he had an idea but it failed.In this story it is about a dog losing his job and he was a police 👮‍♂️, getting it back. My favourite part is when Munchy the lunch bag was eating a house and a smart frog kept saying please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please to the teacher.The main characters is Dog Man ,Peppy ,Cat Kid, Cat Man ,80 hd,Lily,Sherlock,Munchy ,Cheif and Harold.I strongly recommend this book because people might not know about it and It is fun to read, and to share with others.

This review is written by: Keziah
Year 3 Maple
Title: The three little wolves and the big bad pig
Author: Eugene Trivizas
I really enjoyed reading this book because the three little wolves built houses for themselves. In this story the mother of the wolves told them to move out and build houses but none of them kept away from the big bad pig. The main characters are the three wolves. My favourite part of the story is when the pig makes friends with the wolves. I strongly recommend this book to others because It is a very funny story and it is a really good story. It is also a twist compared the traditional story of the three little pigs.

This review is written by: Aloysuis
Year 3 Maple
Title: Gruffalo
Author: Julia Donaldson and Axel Schefler
I really enjoyed reading this book because it is interesting and fun to read and learn about. In this story there was a rat meeting many animals but the animals are trying to eat him but the rat wasn’t scared he told them about the Gruffalo. Then the animals were scared and ran soo the rat walked away. Then the Gruffalo appeared and the rat told him about the animals. The main character is the Gruffalo I like him because he didn’t eat the animals. My favourite part of the story is when the Gruffalo met all the animals. I strongly recommend this book to others because some can learn more about the story and have fun reading it.

This review is written by: Bradley
Year 3 Maple
Title: Worlds worst children 2
Author: Daivid Walliams
I really enjoyed reading this book because it is really funny and inspiring.My favourite character is Harry who never ever did his homework. I like him because I don’t really do my homework when my mum tells me to but I only do it when she comes home from work.I even like it because there was a girl named Griselda and she liked to play with bugs and in the story she tried to prank her teacher by putting bugs into a bath tub and she was hiding behind the door and waited for her teacher to come but when she comes the girl falls into the bathtub instead of the teacher. My favourite part of the story are the pranks the girl plays. I strongly recommend this book to others because it makes a dull day better .

This review is written by: Jerrel
Year 3 Maple
Title: Flying High
Author: Emma Lynch
I really enjoyed reading this book 📚 because it gives interesting information. In this book I learnt about aeroplanes and cargo planes ✈️. My favourite part is learning about cargo planes .I strongly recommend this book 📚 because I have learnt that cargo planes ✈️ send cars ,🚗 furniture, police 👮‍♀️ 🚗 cars, ambulances 🚑 and fire trucks to other countries. 🚒🤯😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

This review is written by: Gunreet
Year 3 Maple
Title: Grandad’s bench📖
Author: Addy Farmer 👩‍🌾
I really enjoyed reading this book because granddad shows Jake (grandson)how to make things out of wood.The main characters are granddad and Jake.My favourite part of the story is when Jake carves his name out of wood 💁🏻‍♀️. I like granddad because he is very creative. I strongly recommend this book 📚 to others because you can learn 🤔how to be creative💭.

This review is written by: Angel Myra
Year 3 Maple
Title: Horrid Henry’s Holiday
Author: Francesca Simon
I really enjoyed reading this book because Henry goes on a ferry and I love ferries. In this story Horrid Henry goes camping to France.My favourite part was when Perfect Peter stuck stickers everywhere for fun around the ferry. The main character is Horrid Henry . I like him because he pranks his family like I prank my family. I strongly recommend this book to others because it’s a funny book.

This review is written by: Emmanuel
Year 3 Maple
Title: Mr Stink
Author: David Walliams
I really enjoyed reading this book because it is very funny and it has silly jokes. In this book there is a lonely girl but then she meets Mr Stink the local tramp. Chloe offers Mr. Stink a place to stay although he smells a bit. My favourite part is when Mr Stink got all of the food stuck in his beard 😂.The main character in this book is Mr Stink and his dog the Duchess. I like Chloe as she is caring towards Mr. Stink. I strongly recommend this book to others because it teaches you to be kind to others.

Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web
E. B. White (Author), Garth Williams (Illustrator)
‘Some Pig’. ‘Humble’. ‘Radiant’. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

This review is written by: Leal
Year 3 Maple
Title: Charlotte's Webb
Author: E. B. White
I really enjoyed this book because a little girl named Fern saves a runt pig. In this story the girl feeds her new pet every day and looks after it.The main characters are Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider. My favourite character is Wilbur because he looks after the spiders babies after the spider dies. My favourite part of the story is when Wilber tries to take Charlotte back to the farm. I strongly recommend this book because people that like animals will definitely love this book.

This review is written by: Nashville
Year 3 Maple
Title: Charlottes web
Author: E B White
I really enjoyed reading this book because it was about a pig called fern helping another pig called Wilbur. In this story Uncle Homer wants to kill Wilbur.The main character is charlotte. I like her because she is kind and helpful, Wilbur is also playful and funny .My favourite part of the story is when Wilbur pretended to be a spider.I strongly recommend this book to others because it is about helping others.

This review is written by: Emilia A
Year 3 Maple
Title: Charlotte’s Web
Author: E.B.White
I really enjoy reading this book because Wilber the pig met Charlotte the spider and became friends.In this story a little girl called Fern saw a little pig, but her dad wants to kill him just because he is a runt. My favourite part is when the pig called Wilber gets saved. The main characters are Charlotte the spider, Fern the little girl and Wilber the pig. I like him because he is a special, lucky little runt. I strongly recommend this book to others because I think there is a moral in this book. The moral is, you cannot just kill animals because they are born

The Tin Forest
The Tin Forest
Helen Ward (Author), Wayne Anderson (Illustrator)
Helen Ward's tale of The Tin Forest follows an old man who tidies the rubbish in a junkyard and dreams of a better place. With faith, ingenuity and hard work, he transforms it into a wonderland in this poetic modern fable.

This review is written by: Glannon
Year 3 Maple
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
I really enjoy reading this book because then old man in the book used other people’s rubbish to create things . The main character is the old man.I like him because he is very creative. My favourite part of the story is when a brilliant idea pops into his head and he makes a large forest out of rubbish.I strongly recommend this book to others as it can help your imagination and inspire you to be creative.

This review is written by: Eliza
Year 3 Maple
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Wayne Anderson
I really enjoyed reading this book because there are lot of activities in it. In this book there is an old man making a forest out of other people ‘s rubbish. My favourite part is when the old man found a beautiful flower and he took care of it. It started to spread everywhere and it made a real forest. The main character is the old man because andI like him because he is very caring.I strongly recommend this book to others because it shows things you can make out of other people ‘ s rubbish.😊😊😊😊😊😊😉😉

This review is written by: Kaiah
Year 3 Maple
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward
I really enjoyed reading this book because it teaches you not to litter.In this story an old man lives surrounded by rubbish and he cleans people’s rubbish everyday.One day something caught his eye and an idea planted in his head he made a tin forest The main character is the old man I like him because he cleaned up other people’s rubbish even though it wasn’t his.My favourite character is the old man because he always worked hours every day to clean the litter.My favourite of this story is when an idea planted in the old mans head.I strongly recommend this book to others because it has good words.


Year 3 Willow
This review is written by: Jaxson
Year 3 Willow
Title: Harry Potter
Author: J K Rowling
The story was interesting. It was about a boy who lost his parents because Voldemort aka Tom Riddle killed them.The main characters are Hermione Grainger, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter. My favourite character is Ron Weasley because he had an idea to use the sword of Gryffindor. My favourite part was when Harry Potter killed the Bassilisk with the sword of Gryffindor. The Bassilisk was a giant green snake. I would recommend this book because it is a good book about an adventurous boy .

This review is written by: Asher
Year 3 Willow
Title: Rocks and Fossils
Author: Arcturus
This is about the fascinating world of geology.It has very interesting facts for geologists .It has stunning photographs to show the importance of the rocks that make up our world.I think this book is great 👍 and I would recommend this book because it is a non-fiction book and I love reading non-fiction books.

This review is written by: Declan
Year 3 Willow
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diaper Overload
Author: Jeff Kinney
This book is about Rodrick and his band winning a competition called the battle of the bands and Greg to becomes famous.At the battle of the bands the greatest band metalichuhuha breaks the instruments .I would recommend it to a friend because it is funny.My favourite characters are Rodrick and my favourite part is metallichuhahuha breaking the instruments.

This review is written by: Erinpaige
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid - Double Down
Author: Jeff Kinney
The diary of the wimpy kid-double down is a funny and stupid book. The main characters are Greg, Rowly, mum and dad. My favourite character is Greg because he thought his family were robots and he is kinda stupid and crazy 🤓😛. I loved this book because it is crazy and funny. My favourite part is when Greg thought flies were aliens with secret cameras that were spying on humans. It was so funny. I will Recommend it because I think you will laugh your head off 😂😂😂😂😂

This review is written by: Anesu
Year 3 Willow
Title: Marcy and the riddle of the Sphinx
Author: Joe Todd Stanton
In the story Marcy was scared because she went to rescue her dad from the bad monster named RA. The main characters were Marcy and her dad .My Favourite character was Marcy because she saved her dad at the end of the story . My favourite part of the story was when Marcy rescued her dad. I would recommend this book because she had some exciting adventures in the Sphinx to rescue her dad .

This review is written by: Raphael
Year 3 Willow
Title: Harry Potter
Author: J.k.Rowling
This book is about Harry Potter fighting a snake.In the story Harry Potter beats the snake.I think this is a good book because Harry beats everything and he is son smart. The main character is Harry Potter. Harry is my favourite because he is smart.I love this book because it is a good book to read. I would recommend this book because they have so many adventures and if you like magic, you will love it.


This review is written by: Evancy
Year 3 Willow
Title: Charlotte's web
Author: E.B White
This book is about a runt pig who was supposed to be killed by the farmer. A spider saved him . In the story there was a girl and she was eight . The main character Fern Wilbur and Charlotte.My favourite character was Fern because she saved the pigs life. My favourite part is when her mum and dad give her a present and she finds out it was the pig. .I recommend this book because I love it so much, it was a good story.
This review is written by: Ladrick
Year 3 Willow
Title: Holo-board Havoc
Author: Ellen Caldecott
This book is about Tiger 🐅 and Cat 🐈 on their holo-boards and all of a sudden Tiger 🐅 falls out of his holo-board .But luckily Cat 🐈 saves Tiger 🐅.Cat saves Tiger and Cat 🐈 tells Tiger 🐅 to shrink on her hand 🖐.Then they both try to defeat the robot 🤖 . They had dealt with it.They thought 💭 they were done ✅ but they weren’t.They had more to do. My favourite character is Seven because he is made of metal and I like metal. My favourite part of the book is when they all defeat the robot. I recommend this book 📖 because it is a nice 👍 book 📖. It is a good adventure story and anyone who likes adventures will love to read this book

This review is written by: Crystal
Year 3 Willow
Title: Honey Suckle and the Bees
Author: Lara Faraway
In this book all the bees get so confused.This book is really interesting because Honey suckle is so caring to all the animals. Honey Suckle even did the pollinating for the bees. The main characters are Honey Suckle and all her fairy friends.My favourite part is when Honey Suckle does the pollinating and also when she fly’s on a butterfly 🦋.I would recommend this book because its fun and interesting. It is a good book for anyone who likes animals.

This review is written by: Kaylan
Year 3 Willow
Title: Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx
Author: Joe Todd-Stanton
This book is about a Girl that saves her dad from a big snake and there is a sun god that has an enemy that’s a god too and he turns into a chicken.The main characters are Marcy, Aurthur and Ra. My favourite is Ra because he’s a god and he’s really cool.I loved this book because I like adventure books.My favourite part was when Marcy saved Arthur form the big snake.I would recommend this book to people the adventure books.

This review is written by: Abrizia
Year 3 Willow
Title: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Author: Roald Dahl
The book is about a kid with his parents and grandparents as they are going up in a great glass elevator, even though the kid pressed the button late and they are not going down until they swim from space to Earth with the great glass elevator . In the story The space hotel U.S.A is trying to zoom into the great glass elevator and trying to disturb them from going down. I think it is a very good story to read as it has 180 pages . The main characters are Charlie,Willy Wonka and Grandma Georgina. Charlie is my favourite character because he thinks that Grandpa Joe is very nice and I think he is very nice aswell. I loved this book because Charlie is the funniest character in my life. My favourite part was when the elevator started going down quickly while the Oompa Loompas were waiting for Willy Wonka.I would recommend this book because it is very nice and I want you to read it.

This review is written by: Marlene
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Worlds Worst Parents
Author: David Walliams
This book is about parents going wrong. Some of the character are called Peter Pong ,Belinda Brag and Super-mum.They are some of the funniest 🤣 parents and weirdest parents in the book .I think it is an interesting book to explore because you can see how the children feel having bad parents.My favourite character is Peter Pong because his feet are smelling and he is just funny 😂. I loved this book because it’s funny 😁.My favourite part is when Peter Pong goes all wrong in a cooking contest. I would recommend this book because it is the funniest book ever.

This review is written by: Janelee
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Guard dog
Author: Dick King-Smith
This book is about a pet shop selling dogs. The sheepdog, the poodle and the pug were the most expert dogs. The main character was the sheepdog. My favourite character was the pug because he pranked the poodle. I loved this book because I like dogs and this book I all about dogs. My favourite part of the story is when the pug snorted and the dogs started barking questions. I would recommend this book because everyone might like it if they like dogs and it is really funny.

The Tin Forest
The Tin Forest
Helen Ward (Author), Wayne Anderson (Illustrator)
Helen Ward's tale of The Tin Forest follows an old man who tidies the rubbish in a junkyard and dreams of a better place. With faith, ingenuity and hard work, he transforms it into a wonderland in this poetic modern fable.

This review is written by: Mabel and Sherika
Year 3 Willow
Title: Tin forest
Author: Helen Ward
This book is about an old man who cleans up other people’s rubbish. In this story the old man dreams of beautiful a forest with so many animaI in it.I think it is a perfect story for everyone to read and it will blow your mind. The main character is the old man and he is a man who always cleans up. I love this book because it has lots of advice . I would recommend this book because It will make them interested in making their own story like this one.
This review is written by: OLadimeji
Year 3 Willow
Title: THE TIN Forest
Author: Helen Ward
THIS book 📚 is About The Tln Forest, In the story the man was sifting and sorting burning and burning until and every night the old man dreamed That he lived in a colourful forest. I think it is the best book because it was fun. The main character was the old man. My favourite part of the story was when the forest emerged. I would recommend this book because it was fun and I had a good ending.

This review is written by: Amsden
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Tin forest
Author: Helen Ward
This book is about an old man who had a house in a close to forgotten forest and his house was next to a rubbish pile. My favourite character is the old man because he is the only character and my favourite part is the end because it turned in to a real forest and he was the most happy man at the end at the story when lots of brid came near his house into the forest.

This review is written by: Tijani
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward Wayne Anderson
There was once a windswept place where a man lived next to a metal rubbish dump. There wasbad weather and every day he tried to tidy up every thing sifting and sorting burning and burying and every night he dreamed . He dreamed he lived in a jungle full of wild jungle animals , there were colourful birds, tropical tres, exotic flowers , Toucans , tree frogs and tigers. My favourite character is the man because he was so patient with his work. My favourite part was when the forest turned into his dream. I would recommend this book because it has a happy ending .

This review is written by: Nathan
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward
This book is about an old man cleaning other people’s rubbish and it was hard work for him . When he was cleaning he suddenly he heard singing and it was a bird and it was so colourful it was the only colour. And tomorrow when he checked where was the colourful bird was, he was not there and the old man was very sad. The main characters were the old man, bird and animals. My favourite part was the the bird singing I would recommend a friend to read this book if they like a sad story I love this book because the old man is happy in some parts of the book This is my favourite book because it is a really addicting book In the story there are lots of good things

This review is written by: Udele
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward and Anderson
This book is about an old man tidying the tin rubbish but it was impossible task, 48then his dream comes true. I think it is interesting and cool. The main character is an old man and the old man is nice. I love this book because the start is sad but the end will shock you. My favourite part is when old mans dream comes true.

This review is written by: Ryan
Year 3 Willow
Title: Tin Forest
Author: Halen Ward
This story is about a man in a tin forest who lived next to a rubbish dump. He found a bird and they become best friends and it’s my favourite Reading book. The main character is the old man and I like him because he he works hard. I loved this book it is good and I really enjoyed it. My favourite part was when the man saw the bird and he was so happy. I would recommend this book because it is good for all children.

This review is written by: Etham
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward
This book is about an old man trying to tidy up but the tin will never end and at the end he turns everything normal. The main character is the old man because he’s the only one in the book. This is my favourite story because the end was shocking. I will recommend this book to my friend because I know lots about it and I like it.

This review is written by: Ryan
Year 3 Willow
Title: Tin Forest
Author: Halen Ward
This book is about a man in a forest trying to tidy and at the end it’s stopped and its an amazing day until the man found a bird and its becomes his best friend. The man 👨 is my favourite because is Writing is good and the story is better

This review is written by: Jordan
Year 3 Willow
Title: The Tin Forest
Author: Helen Ward
This book is all about a man cleaning all the trash out side of his house. In this story the man dreamed of a colourful Toucan flying around his house. I think all the people putting the trash out side of his house want him to clean it up. The main characters were the man and a colourful bird. The man was my favourite because he done all the work out side of his house and he worked hard. I loved this book because it looked so dark that I wanted to go there. I would recommend to read this book because it is all about a colourful bird in the man’s world that he created.



Year 4 Hazel
This review is written by: Pearson
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Minecraft into the game
Author: Mojang
I liked the book because it was adventurous and nice also it had mystery's to figure out

This review is written by: Jadendemelo
Year 4 Hazel
Title: It Honked at me Ashwin
Author: Jonny walker
I like the book because the dog and the goose hugged! 🤩🤩🤩

This review is written by: Jaysel
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Luke has DOWNS syndrome
Author: JILLIAN POWELL
It's a good book because at the front it says like me like you and I like to be friends with him

This review is written by: Kyra
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
I like this book because it is funny, surprising , entertaining and engaging.

This review is written by: Shawn
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The First World War
Author: Paul Dowsell
I like this book because it teaches about World War One and my favourite part was the silly reason Asturias hurgy took war on Serbia because they killed a import person.

This review is written by: Gabriella
Year 4 Hazel
Title: The lion witch and the wardrobe
Author: C.S Lewis
I love the book because it is very adventurous and has a good experience and ending📚

This review is written by: Alainah
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Book of very silly poems
Author: Michael Rosen's
It was really fun reading it and it was silly I like the gunerania ‘ s wedding cake. Because it was funny and it said it crushed in the door.

This review is written by: Angelo
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Esio Trot
Author: RoalD dahl
it is a nice book because it is fun and it has lots of jokes
This review is written by: Danica
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Electric sandwiches
Author: Roderick Hunt
I like this book because it is showing love to the boy who's family and mum is ill

This review is written by: Benzema
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Kylian Mbhape
Author: ED HAWIKS
My opinion about the book is a young footballer that grown to be the best player

This review is written by: Eisaa
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Pokemon the chikorita challenge
Author: Tracey west
It is a great book that other people should read it

This review is written by: Yeniziapereira
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Captain underpants
Author: Dav pilkey
I loved that all the adventures are amazing and funny,fun when I Reed it I feel like I am in the story and in my own word.

This review is written by: Janicia
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Isadora Moon
Author: Harriet Muncaster
I like this book because it has nice features and it has nice effects and it has nice words in it

This review is written by: Marcel
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Red stone handbook
Author: Mojang
I liked this book because it taught me about minecraft mechanisms

This review is written by: Paul
Year 4 Hazel
Title: 100 most feared creatures
Author: Anna claybore
It's a book about thousands of animals shows their hight,atak

This review is written by: Ian
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Horrid Henry jokes
Author: Unsure
The jokes were funny

This review is written by: Royce
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Harry Kane
Author: EMILY HIBBS
I like this book beacause it a professional football player play for Tottenham and took the last penalty for the 3 rd of July 2018 World Cup and he was really brave without shouting at his teammates and he was kind of young.

Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine
Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine
Francesca Simon (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator)
Number One for Fiendish Fun!
This book contains a HORRIFIC hike, a time machine, a love letter and SNAILS for dinner!
Four utterly hilarious and totally brilliant Horrid Henry stories by Francesca Simon, with illustrations by Tony Ross. An irresistible introduction to reading for pleasure.

This review is written by: Ana
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Horrid Henry and the mega-mean time machine
Author: Francesca simon
I like this book because when perfect Peter had revenge on Henry.horrid Henry and Susan and Margaret they all stared at peter and horrid Henry tried getting perfect peter.peter crashed on a trash bin and miss battle-axe came and perfect peter got in trouble by writing a poem

This review is written by: Adora
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Horrid Henry and the Mega Mean Time Machine
Author: Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry and the Mega Mean Time Machine is a really enthusiastic and funny book.I enjoyed reading it very much. My favourite part was when Henry was pretending that he had a time machine that takes you to the future for three seconds.This was my favourite part because of his horrid ness

This review is written by: Richella
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Horrid Henry and the mega mean time machine
Author: Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry has a cardboard box and he pretended that it is a mega mean machine and I liked when Henry is mean to Peter.

Matilda
Matilda
Roald Dahl (Author), Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Matilda is a brilliant child with a magical mind.
But her parents have decided she's just a nuisance who wastes too much time on reading and stories.
And her headmistress Miss Trunchbull is a terrible bully, who thinks children are rotten and awful and should be locked up.

This review is written by: Vania
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Matilda
Author: Ronald Dhal
I really enjoyed the book Matilda because it is funny and interesting to read about

This review is written by: Janiah
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Matilda
Author: Roald Dhal
I like Matilda because it is really funny with the parents mr and mrs Wormwood and how Matilda got her friend to let her use her chicken to scare her parents and scream

This review is written by: Nana
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Matilda
Author: Roahl Dahl
I love this book because it is so awesome and I cannot stop reading it and I have a whole bunch of Matilda books that I can't work out how many I've got and my favourite character is Matilda and my favourite hobby is football

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

This review is written by: Rylan
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone
Author: Bloomsblury
I like this book because it's liked to the movie and its so instrensting and fun to read

This review is written by: Swenson
Year 4 Hazel
Title: Harry Potter
Author: JK Rowling
I like Harry Potter because it is fun.


Year 4 Larch
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo (Author), Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
The magical story of the adventures of a lost toy rabbit from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Abilene loves her blue china rabbit, but Edward Tulane is extremely vain and only loves himself. On a voyage from New York to London, Edward falls overboard and from there finds himself on an amazing journey. He travels with tramps, works as a scarecrow, comforts a dying child ... and finally learns what it is to truly love.

This review is written by: Mr Green
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Blurb- The magical story of the adventures of a lost toy rabbit from a New York Times bestselling author, twice winner of the Newbery Medal. Abilene loves her blue china rabbit, but Edward Tulane is extremely vain and only loves himself. On a voyage from New York to London, Edward falls overboard and from there finds himself on an amazing journey. He travels with homeless people, works as a scarecrow, comforts a dying child and finally learns what it is to truly love.

This review is written by: Denver
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I enjoyed the book because it's tells you how much of struggle Edward Tulane has travelled to get to Abilene I rate this book a 10/10.

This review is written by: Benjamin
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Great book 10/10i love it I recommend everyone reading it 😀😀🤩 please do read it

This review is written by: Tristan
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: KateDiCamillo
It's a funny book!

This review is written by: Glynnis
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I loved this book and I think its a 10/10

This review is written by: Amanda
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I really liked this book because it has lots of travel and I think you will like it as much as I did. :) Also I give this book 10/10

This review is written by: Debbie
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I really love this book because it's like an adventure and it's interesting you have got to read it :)

This review is written by: Sophie
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I love the book because he went on different adventures with other people and he found the right person at the end I love this book and I'll give the book 10/10.

This review is written by: Deann
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamilo
I loved the book because first it starts of all sad and then at the there is a happy ending.

This review is written by: Mariliza
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward twlane
Author: Kate dicamillo
I enjoyed this book because it's funny 10/10

This review is written by: Tomasz
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I rate it 10/10 😄because there is lots of adventure and funny things. The book was about a China rabbit which was out of glass and it traveled a lot and saw lots of new people.

This review is written by: David
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward tulane
Author: Kake dicamillo
This is the best book I read so far besause every time Edward loves someone they leave him.

This review is written by: Uri
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate Dicamillo
I enjoy this book and I like it because its funny and I give it 10 out of 10 and its lovely and it very nice.

This review is written by: Declan
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I like this book because it is really adventurous and there's an problem that is bad and there a happy ending

This review is written by: Khaleesi
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I really enjoyed this book and it was very interesting.

This review is written by: Vevila
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I love the book it is a 10/10

This review is written by: Rachel
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I enjoyed Edward Tulane beause it was really interesting, I like adventure books and Edward Tulane was a really good adventure book . Children should read this book beause it could help children think better it could also cool and I won't ruin the ending cause the ending is really good

This review is written by: Cloud
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I loved Edward Tulane because he's been on different adventures and I loved the ending I rate the book a 10/10

This review is written by: Zane
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamiill
I really liked this book because it's very interesting and wonderful book about changing and I rate it a 10/10. (: (: (;

This review is written by: Tessa
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I love the book because the book is filled with endless enjoyment and emotions and you would enjoy & love it too.

This review is written by: JANELL
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate Dicamillo
I really like the book because of a rabbit going on a journey and he lost friends and family and it was beautiful ending and was a emotional 😭 but I give this book a10/10

This review is written by: Danira
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamilo
The book is amazing and I think that you will like it as well

This review is written by: Dominik
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I really enjoy this book because it was a journey of a rabbit that met with 5 people.Each one was kind but some were rude. You would really like that book.I would give it a 10/10 By Dominik

This review is written by: Bryson
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
This book is a amazing. It has been a miraculous journey for Edward Tulane I rate this book a 10/10 it is so worth reading it and you scold read it as well And the ending is amazing .Edward was filled with different emotions each chapter But the book was all good and Edward was happy at the ending

This review is written by: Ethan and Ellsia
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
I really like this book because it gets happy to sad and it's about a china rabbit's miraculous journey. It is about a china rabbit who goes on different journeys until they meet up with their original owner.

This review is written by: Bonolo
Year 4 Larch
Title: Edward Tulane
Author: Kate DiCamillo
this book 📖 was absolutely amazing ! I really liked it because every time Edward met someone you new grew grew strongly that person that he met well looked after him more and more into love for .👩🏾‍🦱

The Unforgotten Coat: Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Unforgotten Coat
Frank Cottrell Boyce (Author)
Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterizes Frank Cottrell Boyce's writing, this magical and compelling story is enriched by stunning and atmospheric Polaroid photos.

Our reviews:
I absolutely love this author and this book! It is about two refugee boys from Mongolia, who arrive in Liverpool and meet Julie. Julie becomes their friend and 'good guide'. She becomes obsessed with Mongolia and helps the boys to fit in at school. They tell her all about Mongolia, horsemen and eagles. The boys however are scared. They believe something is following them and they become very secretive. It is such a sweet story, full of humour and is incredibly moving. It is a beautifully written story about friendship, nostalgia and how some people can touch our lives forever. A must read!
Mrs Moran


TheExplorer: Katherine Rundell
The Explorer
Katherine Rundell (Author)
From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.
As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.
Except, it seems, someone has been there before them ...

Our reviews:
I just love this book! Made even more exciting since four children actually survived 40 days in the Amazon in 2023. Read the news stories! Amazing but true! This book is about 4 children, who on the way back to England, experience a plane crash and land in the middle of the Amazon jungle. They are unlikely friends, but find themselves on the adventure of a life time. Will they survive and has someone been their before them? Are they safe? Who will become the unlikely hero of the tale? A tale of survival, friendship and adventure. Fantastic! A must read!
Mrs Moran


Holes: Louis Sachar
Holes
Louis Sachar (Author)
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake), it's not exactly a surprise.

Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole each, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. Why? The evil warden claims that it builds character, but this is a lie. It's up to Stanley to dig up the truth.

Our reviews:
This is such a clever book! There are two stories that gradually intertwine and all becomes clear. Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention centre for boys. Every day the boys need to dig holes in the lake. They are pretty big holes - five feet deep and five feet wide. The question is, why? It is hot, difficult and mean work. Stanley forms great friendships and the adventure that occurs which links events to the past. During the book Stanley is treated most unfairly and this will anger and infuriate many. During the flashbacks, Katherine, a White woman, loves Sam, a Black man, are victims of racist violence. There are also threats of real violence in the present-day parts of the book, fights, shovel attacks and danger of poisoning. The book has funny, mysterious and sad moments. A really good read. Recommended for Year 5 or 6 readers. 9 out of 10
Mrs Moran


Smile by Lauren Child. Click to read more...
Smile
Lauren Child (Author)
At the moment I am daydreaming about inventing something exceptionordinarily good that could change the world for the better, because of all the things, it’s the better that’s needed.
And if you are thinking I'm too small to make a difference then remember the plankton – they are one of the tiniest creatures on the planet but without them where would we be? Probably living on Mars.
The utterly wonderful Clarice Bean is thinking about the endangered things: the big creatures, the little creatures, the plants and the trees. But it’s not just the planet that needs help – there’s her whole family too . .




The After School Detective Club: The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
The After School Detective Club: The Case of the Smuggler's Curse
Mark Dawson (Author) Ben Mantle (Illustrator)
Lucy, Max, Charlie and Joe aren't looking for new friends – they have too many of their own problems to worry about. But when the four of them, and Charlie's faithful dog, Sherlock, spot a phantom figure on Southwold beach one winter's night, they are thrown together to unravel a mystery that none of them expected.
The deeper they dig, the bigger the adventure becomes – motorboats and tracking devices, bedroom breakouts and daring sea rescues are all in a day's work for the After-School Detective Club. But when their investigations lead them into trouble with the police, there is only one thing left to do – they must go undercover for a final showdown with a ruthless gang of smugglers who will stop at nothing to get what they want.




Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon
Harley Hitch and the Missing Moon
Vashti Hardy (Author) George Ermos (Illustrator)
Harley Hitch is back with another inventive adventure!
When the circus comes to town, Harley's curiosity get the better of her - and she accidentally breaks a cabinet that makes things magically disappear!
Soon after, everyone realizes that the Moon has gone missing. Time is speeding up, wildlife is getting disorientated by the darker nighttime, the wind is getting stronger, and there's no more tide.
Is Harley to blame? Can she sort out the mess before it's too late?



Song of the River
Song of the River
Gill Lewis (Author) Zanna Goldhawk (Illustrator)
Times are tough for Cari and her mum. A violent storm has flooded the valley where they live, destroying their home and café business.
Things seem bleak – but hope appears in the form of a plan to reintroduce beavers into the area, as the changes that these amazing animals make to the waterways might prevent another flood.
Cari knows that she has to get involved. But with the project facing resistance from locals, can she convince them to give the beavers a chance – and will it be enough to save her home from being destroyed for a second time?



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