Wednesday 25 March 2015

Goodbye! from Mr Biddle

After almost three years, over 200 posts and around 33,000 site visits, this is going to be my last post on the WEJS book blog. I'm moving to a new school after Easter, so will be starting something similar there.

Hopefully this won't be the end of the blog though, as reading is such a big part of life at West Earlham Junior School. It would be great to see it continue, and find out about all the books that people have read and all the authors that have visited.

Thank you for all the fantastic comments and, most of all, thank you for reading!

Mr Biddle

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Operation Code-Cracker by John Townsend

My name is Tyler and I am the official reviewer of John Townsend books at my school. as he is one of my favourite authors. I got Operation Code-Cracker to read over half-term and here is my review.

Firstly, I love the cover. It's really cool and shows there's going to be lots of action.

The story is very exciting. It's about a boy called Max and a mysterious group who are called the Silver Scorpions. Max ends up being a spy and getting into lots of trouble. Luckily he is really good at solving puzzles and this helps him. One of the things I like about John Townsend is how he puts puzzles and riddles into his books, although there were some in this one that I found too tricky to work out. But I did understand them when I saw the answers!

There is a very good surprise near the end and something happens that you just don't expect. Well I didn't expect it, so I don't think other people will. If you like exciting books full of action and puzzles then you should read this one. It is going in to our school library next week. I think lots of people will defnitely want to borrow it when they read this review.

9.2 out of 10

Choosing Crumble by Michael Rosen

The book I am reviewing is called Choosing Crumble by Michael Rosen. The pictures are quite plain but are very funny and they help tell the story.

The book is about Terri-Lee and her mum who go to a pet shop because they want a dog. They meet a dog called Apple Crumble, who isn't like any other dog because this dog can talk. He asks Terri-Lee some questions to see if she is good enough to become his owner.

I shared this book with my mum and dad, and we gave it nine out of ten because it is very funny indeed.

Review by Hollie, 4JB.

Tuesday 27 January 2015

4JB's choice as the next Children's Laureate

Today we talked about who we would like to take over from Malorie Blackman when she leaves her post as Children's Laureate in June. There were lots of great authors and poets nominated,so we decided to have a class vote. Here are our results:

Philip Pullman 7
Francesca Simon 4
Darren Shan 3
Jonathan Meres 10
David Walliams 6
Helena Pielichaty 4
Cressida Cowell 5
Liz Pichon 5
Neil Gaiman 11
Jackie Morris 5
Brian Moses 5

Other suggestions
CS Lewis
Eva Ibbotson
Enid Blyton

In the end, Neil Gaiman won by just one vote. Do you agree with our choice?

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Patron of Reading video

Here's a wonderful video made by our Patron of Reading, John Dougherty. He meets lots of famous writers including Malorie Blackman, Henry Winkler (The Fonz!), David Almond and Philip Ardagh. They all love reading and so do we!

Friday 12 December 2014

4JB class books

Here is a list of all the class books we have read since September, in the order that we read them.

Fortunately The Milk by Neil Gaiman


Koala Calamity by Jonathan Meres


You Wait Until I’m Older Than You by Michael Rosen


Diary Of A Killer Cat by Anne Fine


Cloudbusting by Malorie Blackman


The Busker by Paul Jennings


Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers by John Dougherty


Next we are reading Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre