Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Charlotte's Web by EB White

Reviewer: Olivia-Grace Richardson

This is a story of a little girl named Fern who loves a little pig named Wilbur. Wilbur's best friend is a large, grey spider that lives in the corner of the barn where Wilbur lives. The spiders name is Charlotte and she is a very clever and wise spider. Charlotte makes Wilbur very famous.

The reason why Fern has Wilbur is because her father was going to kill him because the mother pig could not give milk to Wilbur. His mother did not want him either. Wilbur lived a pretty good life and was treated with care, love, affection and respect.

This book is brilliant and you have to read it. The cover might not look enticing, however once you start reading you can't stop!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Author Anagrams Competition

How many of these can you solve? Post your answers below. There will be a prize for the first person to get them all correct.

Can you come up with your own author anagram? Share it with us and see who gets the answer first.













1001 Cool Freaky Facts by Glen SIngleton

Reviewed by Olivia Grace Richardson

The truth is often stranger than fiction. Need proof? In England, in the 1880's, pants was considered a dirty word. Statistically, you are more likely to be attacked by a cow than a shark. They are just a few of the weird and wonderest of the 1001 cool freaky facts!

This book is very interesting for any kid! You might look at the front cover and say this looks boring, however once you start to read you'll find out is was definitely right to buy this book

The Clumsies by Sorrel Anderson

Reviewer: Olivia Grace Richardson

When Howard Armitage finds talking mice under his desk, his life, his belonging and, most of all, his biscuit  packets are turned upside down. The Clumsies do mean well, of course. But although they went to help Howard get out of trouble with his nasty boss, they're only really good for one thing.........and that is MAKING A MESS!

The two mice, which are called Mickey Thompson and Purvis, are the main characters as they get Howard into trouble with his mean boss, Mr Bullerton, and are always causing mischief!

I would rate this book 8 out of 10 stars because I really enjoyed it and it made me laugh a lot! I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who has a good sense of humour!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Yu-Gi-Oh Manga

Reviewed by Haiden.
My brother brought Yu-Gi-Oh Volume 1 and The Record Of A Fallen Vampire home from City Academy and he told me to do a review of them on the WEJS bookblog. I started to read a few pages of it, at first I thought it would be a boring manga book, but I was completely wrong. It was an amazing story of Yu-Gi-Oh. After that he showed me The Record Of A Fallen Vampire, I thought the same as the Yu-Gi-Oh book, but I was wrong yet again! It was magnificent once you got into it and hooked into the story.

Red House Children's Book Award

The three finalists for this prize (Young Readers) were announced today. They are:
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
The World Of Norm by Jonathan Meres
Operation Eiffel Tower by Elen Caldicott
Have you read any of them? Why not see if they are in the library and read one over half-term? If you read all three, you can then vote for your favourite and help to decide which one wins the award.
Find out more on the competition website,

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Reviewed by Mr Biddle.

I got about 40 pages into this before I realised that I had already seen the film, directed by Danny Boyle (who did the Olympics opening ceremony). The film is fine, the book is fantastic.

It is about two brothers, Damian and Anthony, who live with their father. Their mother has died and they have just moved house.  If they are ever in an awkward situation with anyone, one of them simply says "My mum's died." This usually leads to the person feeling sorry for them and giving them a chocolate biscuit.

The younger brother, Damian, is obsessed with saints and sainthood, often trying to imitate the behaviour of saints he admires (at one point he stuffs his school shirt fully of prickly holly leaves). Anthony wants to be a property developer, and make his fortune from buying and selling houses.

One night, an enormous bag of money appears (I won't tell you how). However, the boys have only a few days to spend it all before it all becomes worthless. They try buying junk objects from their friends at £10 per item which very quickly leads to every child in the school having a wad of money. The brothers then realise that they need to spend the money faster- much faster!

At school,  the boys meet a character called Dorothy who works for Water Aid. This is a charity that provides clean and safe water for countries around the world. She becomes a very important character in their lives.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's easy to read and there are some really funny incidents. The style is quite unusual, but the relationship between the two brothers is very real. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Dead Ball by Tom Palmer

Reviewed by Reece.

This is a great book! I have read it, and the first one which was called Dead Ball. They are really interesting and fun to read. I would definitely recommend this book to you. If you like lots of kidnapping, you will certainly love this book. Tom Palmer is a brilliant author and his books are always exciting. So why not try them out over half-term?

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Horrible Histories

Reviewed by Alex.

Horrible Histories is a book of histories. Its motto is 'History with the nasty bits left in'. There's Smashing Saxons, Woeful 2nd World War and lots more, so if you watch the series, read the books!

Kings were thrown out and the people ruled themselves-that's called a 'republic. But the Romans decided one strong leader was better for smashing other people, a fact from Ruthless Romans!

Horrid Henry Rocks by Francesca Simon

Reviewed by Alex

Horrid Henry Rocks is an awesome book filled with laughter and horridness. Horrid Henry wants to be a rock star but his parents won't let him. He sneaks off to the opening for the Killer Boys Rats, a new  band. Then they notice he's a kid, but they let him be the drummer. Read it then if you like it, it's also the author of the month in the West Earlham library.

Book reviewer profiles

We have now recruited a team of six keen book reviewers. Learn a little more about them here!

Also, keep your eyes open for the amazing author anagram quiz, which will appear just before half-term.

Name: Haiden
Favourite author: Michael Morpurgo
Favourite book: Cirque Du Freak
Favourite book when little:Winnie The Pooh
If I was a book character, I would be: Mr Crepsley from Cirque Du Freak
I love reading because: It helps me be imaginative.

Name: Reece
Favourite author: Darren Shan
Favourite book: Cirque Du Freak
Favourite book when little: Dinosaur pop-ups
If I was a book character, I would be: Mr Crepsley from Cirque Du Freak
I love reading because: It relaxes and calms me.

Name: Caitlyn
Favourite author: Derek Landy
Favourite book: The Spooks books
Favourite book when little: Barney The Dinosaur
If I was a book character, I would be: Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit
I love reading because: It's a way to explore and have fun!

Name: Laura
Favourite author: Joseph Delaney
Favourite book: The Spooks books
Favourite book when little: Winnie The Pooh
If I was a book character, I would be: Piglet
I love reading because: You don't know what is going to happen in a story.

Name: Alexander
Favourite author: Francesca Simon
Favourite book: Horrid Henry Rocks
Favourite book when little: Winnie The Witch
If I was a book character, I would be: Perfect Peter
I love reading because: I use my imagination to see a picture when there's no picture.

Name: Olivia
Favourite author: Jacqueline Wilson
Favourite book: Candyfloss
Favourite book when little: Creepy Crawlies
If I was a book character, I would be: Piglet
I love reading because: I love interesting words.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Reviewed by Alex.

Kensuke's Kingdom is a book full of adventure. Michael sets off on a round the world voyage with his mum, dad and dog Stella. But near Fiji, Michael falls out of the boat. Does he get rescued or will he be stuck on the island forever? And who is the mysterious Kensuke?

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson


Reviewed by Caitlyn.

Candyfloss is a book with a twist, as it starts with "Happy birthday"

And then the next thing you know she has to pick...Stay with her dad or go to Australia?.

What will she choose ?

Find out in Candyfloss by Jaqueline Wilson.
If seen in a library, PICK IT UP QUICK.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson

Reviewed by Caitlyn.

Lily Alone is a super and fantastic book... This is a vital book if you enjoy adventures. Also how everything happens at once is just intriguing. Sometimes it repeats itself, however theres always a TWIST. If I were to rate it stars out of 5, I personally would give it 4.8... An absolutely amazing stunning book.

If seen in a library I highly recommend to book it out before anyone can get their fingerprints on it!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Video Rose by Jacqueline Wilson

Reviwed by Laura.
Video Rose is all about a girl who love to watch fantastic videos. Her worst nightmare is about her video breaks down and it actually comes trues. But everything changes because a repairman gives her the power to  rewind and fast-forward her life. She always fast-forward her life and rewind her life, she loves her whole entire life now. In addition to watching video, her mum said she will get square eyes, rose never ever cared . Rose always juggled her videos. Also she watched the video wizard of oz about five hundred times.

Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend by Francesca Simon

Reviewed by Haiden.

If your football fan and a horrid boy, this is the book for you!

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Reviewed by Olivia.

This book is highly interesting, although is slightly over the top with adjectives. It might suit you though!

The Spooks Stories: Witches by Joseph Delaney

Reviewed by Caitlyn.

A very good book with witches and pits. If you like this kind of theme this book is the one for you.