Wednesday, 26 September 2012

September book reviews

Thank you to all of the people who showed an interest in becoming a book reviewer. It is great to see that there are so many keen readers about! Please post your reviews here when you can. If you need any help posting them, please come and find me.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Book characters quiz

Can you work out which books these characters come from? There will be a small prize for the person who gets the most right- some are easy but some are very, very tricky! Post your answers below by Friday 28th September to enter.

1. Katniss, Peeta, Effie and Gale.

2. Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan.

3. Greg, Rodrick, Manny and Rowley.

4. Tanith Low, Valkyrie Cain, Ghastly Bespoke and China Sorrows.

5. Andrea, Radish, Katie and Aileen.

6. Madame Octa, Mr Tall, Mr Crepsley and Alexander Ribs.

7. Grandpa Joe, Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop and Veruca Salt.

8. Joey (a horse), Albert, Emilie and Topthorn.

9. Perfect Peter, Moody Margaret, Lazy Linda and Weepy William.

10. The White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, Alice and the Mad Hatter.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Back to school

Welcome back. I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer holiday. Here is your chance to tell us what books you think we should all be reading this year. Are there any new authors that you think everyone should hear about? Is there a book that you have loved that you know other people will love too? We want to know, we need to know...

At the moment, my Top Ten essential books to read in Year Six are:

1. Dragon Keeper- Carole Wilkinson (it will make you cry!)

2. The Spook's Apprentice- Joseph Delaney

3. Mortlock- Jon Mayhew

4. Foul Play- Tom Palmer (there is a series of five of these!)

5. Hacker- Malorie Blackman

6. Out Of The Depths- Cathy Macphail (very spooky!)

7. The Brilliant World Of Tom Gates- Liz Pichon

OK, that seems to be only a top seven. Can you think of three more I could add to the list?

Could someone be incredibly clever and write a Top Ten books for Years Three, Four and Five?? It would be great to put it on the site for everyone to see.