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‘Together we learn, believe and achieve’

Auggie and me by R. J. Palacio

This is the sequel to the amazing book Wonder. The book gives 3 more points of view: Julian's, Christopher's and Charlotte's. It's one of those books that you just can't put down, and I really loved reading it!! The story line is the same as Wonder, but instead with different people as narrators this time. It's really interesting finding out about the other characters in the story. My favourite section was Julian's section because I liked finding out if he really was a bully.  Auggie and me fits into the categories of adventure and drama. If you liked reading Wonder or are into books about kids at school then this is certainly the book for you! I recommend it to children ages 9 and up. I give this book 4.6/5 stars. It's an amazing read!


Recommended by Evie

Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard

Beetle Boy is a fantastic book and I can’t wait to read the others, because it is such an interesting book which has mysterious, funny, upsetting and cheerful parts.

The book really tests your mind to see if you can figure out what has happened and to make you imagine all the scenes in the book. It’s a book which isn’t really appealing on the outside but inside is a world of imagination!

Beetle boy is the first book but after is the beetle queen and personally I can’t wait to read it! After the beetle queen there is

the book battle of the beetles which I also really want to read!

I would recommend this book to people who like mystery and page turners it is really interesting and is a really superb page turner!

Recommended by Lilla

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I think Wonder is a really good book to read because it teaches us how we should judge people not by the outside but by what’s on the inside. A way you can show this is, in the book there is a character called Julian, and towards adults he behaves fine, but towards kids he can be a bit of a bully. Julian judges August by his appearance. I give this book a 5/5.


This book is about:





how we should see people


Recommended by Patrick

Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson


Matthew has OCD and has refused to go to school anymore. He insists on staying in the safety of his room, his mum gives him his food in sealed packaging: it has to be clean. His room is clean: but not clean enough. Day in day out he scrubs away, cleaning all the legs of his bed; cleaning his desk and cleaning his windowsill. Wallpaper look is all he has for his company, he talks to him about everything he sees from his window. Then he makes notes about it.

One day some new people come to visit, Mr. Charles' daughter. No one knows who she is, but she had two children: Casey - a 6 year old girl, - and Teddy - a 15 month old boy - they call Matthew Goldfish Boy, because he stays in his room all day, like a goldfish.

But one day a child goes missing from next door, everyone is intrigued by what Matthew saw from his window.

Will he have the answer to solve the mystery?

I give this book 4 and 1/2 stars!

I think that when he solved the mystery, it happened a bit quickly. I think that there should have been a bit more suspense in the ending.

Recommended by Elsie

Diamond Brothers in the Falcon's Malteser

By Anthony Horowitz



I have finished it now, and this book is awesome. The  characters are funny and lovable. There is a  perfect balance of action, description and dialogue. Even though there is a lot of crime in this book; it is still hilarious .Amazing plot twists are to be seen in this book. If you want a nice easy read with lots of action, murder and amusement; try this book.

I would recommend this book for children aged 8-13.

Recommended by Adi

Lightning Mary by Anthea Simmons, is a heart breaking (and warming!) story of a young girl (Mary Anning) who, when she was just a baby, survived a lightning strike. She was the only one who survived out of 4 women. One day her dad takes her to go fossil hunting, and she suddenly discovers her dream! Mary loves to dig for fossils and when tourists visit her country, she would sell them. Her brother didn't approve of her fossil hunting, but soon his opinion was drastically changed...

I give this book a 5 star rating.

Recommended by Elsie (who is happy to post the book to anyone who would like to borrow it

The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll is a great book based on an adventurous girl (Fortune Sharpe) who wants to have a story to tell, an adventure! Then one day, her mother takes her to a mysterious place, and leaves her there. Fortune has no idea what is ahead of her now, but she has to keep pushing on...

I give this book a 4 and a 1/2 star rating.

Recommended by Elsie (who is happy to post the book to anyone who would like to borrow it

Warriors, or Warrior Cats is a series of novels based around the adventures of wild cats living in 4 clans, later to be 5. The series takes place in the fictional location White Hart Woods, and halfway through the second series, around Sanctuary Lake. The series was published by Harper Collins and written by a few authors, under the collective 'fake author' Erin Hunter. The series follows the adventures of six groups of cats, called Clans — ThunderClan, WindClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan, SkyClan, and StarClan — in their forest and lake territories.

Major themes in the series include adventure, forbidden love, the concept of nature vs nurture, acceptance, the struggle of Good vs. Evil, the reactions of different faiths meeting each other, and all people being a mix of good and bad.

I love this series and would recommend it to anyone who likes detailed descriptions, cats/animals, adventure, drama, nature etc. I give it a 5* rating and so would many other readers. I recently introduced it to my friend (Nikos) and he absolutely loves it. There are 7 series, and extra books like the ultimate guide and separate books called 'super editions'. I'm only on the 3rd series- there's just so much to read!

Rating: Children and young adults.

Age rating: 10+, for strong independent readers. Some scenes may be disturbing to some people.

Genre: Drama, fantasy, action, adventure, animals, fiction.

Recommended by Freddie

Gone  by Michael Grant is a book that will make your heart race with its action and excitement. Though it may have scenes of cruelty and a bit of violence, this book is great for kids over 10 years old and amazing for teenagers. It is all about a bunch of kids who start to develop strange powers and are trapped inside a dome, without their adults, and their survival story. So I highly recommend this book and hope you will try it out too.

Recommended by James D

Red Queen

By Victoria Aveyard


At the moment I am reading the book called: Red Queen. I think this book is a great read -keeping in mind this is coming from a person that doesn't normally find pleasure in reading- I feel like it just talks to you about poverty cleverly, covering up reality with a story, this way you can feel angry about it, but also get to enjoy the story. Another thing I think is we may not want to talk about such things -poverty- so making you think about it without actually thinking about it is quite clever I believe. Now on to the actual story, the story brings excitement, and although I do have admit there are a few boring bits, all and all it's exhilarating; every page you wonder what's going to happen next. This is why sometimes I struggle to put the book down. Unfortunately now I am in a state where I don't really want to read on, because I don't want to finish it too fast, but just thinking about the story brings me joy.

Recommended by Phoebe


by Helen Cress​well.


I am reading Moodial by Helen Cresswell. It is a story about a girl called Minty that finds a moondial and travels back in time but then she has to go back to the present with the help of Tom a kitchen boy and Sarah whose family thinks that she has the mark of the devil.

I would personally give it a 3/5 rating because it is interesting and although it has some down sides to the book (like a lack of description) the story is very good and makes a pleasant read.

Recommended by Nikos

Runaway Robot

by Frank Cottrell Boyce


This book is a real banger for me; it really explains who and what the problem is for the characters. I give this book a 5/5. Three words to describe this book are: adventure, action and humour. I recommend this book to anyone who likes futuristic fiction books or humours books.

Recommended by Patrick


by Anthony Horowitz


If you like action and adrenaline Alex rider Stormbreaker ( by Anthony Horowitz) is the book for you. It is full with action packed scenes and intriguing characters; every page you read always makes you want to read the next. I would definitely recommend this to people from the age of 9-13. If I had to pick any 3 words to describe it they would be: thrilling, griping and adventure. If you liked this book there are another 13 books to sink your teeth into.

Recommended by Oliver

Top Marks for Murder

by Robin Stevens


​Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells return to Deepdean after solving the murder at the Rue theatre, but they find themself facing another mystery more gruesome and twisted than before...can they solve the murder before the school closes forever?

     I really enjoyed this book as the plot was very well thought out, and the author had obviously done a lot of research before writing it. It also has the right amount of crime and 1930's boarding school literature put together. I would recommend this book to 9-13 year-olds.


Recommended by Kiana
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