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Book Review: When the Adults Change Everything Changes

‘When the Adults Change Everything Changes – Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour’, written by Paul Dix and published by Independent Thinking Press (2017) is a real page-turner and recommended read, for anyone interested in shifting children’s behaviour within a school. Easy to read and full of sound advice that really makes sense when you read it and makes you  wonder…

Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo

Friend or Foe is a gripping, historical fiction novel about World War II. It is written by Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse (now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg).  It is published by Egmont and with recommended reading age 9+ Read the book review below: David and Tucky, two young boys evacuated from London during the Blitz,…

Happy Birthday, Oliver Moon – A book review

The Oliver Moon books, published by Usborne and written by Sue Mongredien are very popular amongst primary school children. They are easy to read, with fun stories children love. Read on for a book review, by Simran (age 10). It’s Oliver Moon’s birthday and Mrs. Moon invites Oliver’s not so good wizardly friends by accident. Bully Bogeywort sneaks around Oliver’s…

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who was forced into hiding during World War Two, to escape from the Nazis. Together with seven others, she hid in the secret annex, in Amsterdam. Sadly, after more than two years in hiding, they were discovered and deported to concentration camps. Anne’s father, Otto Frank, was the only one to survive. Anne kept a diary during this time;…

Wolf Hill is an exciting series from Roderick Hunt, illustrated by Alex Brychta, creators of the Oxford Reading Tree. It is designed to provide an easy, supportive and sustained read for those pupils who need to gain confidence and motivation in their reading. The stories will appeal to children aged, approximately, 7-11 and deal with the real-world adventures of a group of friends who live and attend school in an area called Wolf Hill. It’s a great series, highly recommended to emergent and reluctant readers.

Hidden Gold is a Level 1 book from the Wolf Hill series.  Alex (aged 10) really enjoyed reading it and gave it a rating of 4 and a half stars out of 5. Read on to see his book review. 

What can you tell us about the book ? 

Loz and some of her friends have a secret sen that they play at their grandma’s garden. One day they want to put a new carpet in the den. They hear a hollow sound from the floor – it is a secret hiding place. They find some very old coins that are very valuable. A woman who works at a collectibles store tries to trick them, but Mr. Saffrey has a plan! 

I would recommend this book to my friends. It is funny and I like how it ends and how they play a trick on the sneaky woman. 

This book is suitable for ages 7-10. I think people who like mysteries and secret plans will like the book. 

 

Till next time…

Socks, Shocks and Secrets Book Review

Socks, Shocks and Secrets is a children’s novel written by Leila Rasheed. It is the second book in the series: The Fantastic Diary of  Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. My pupils this year, especially the girls, absolutely loved reading her books. Below is a book review from one of my pupils, Katerina, age 11.  Who were the characters and what did you…

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

  Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is J.K. Rowling’ debut novel, the first novel in the Harry Potter series,  first published in 1997 by Bloomsbury. It was published a year later in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by Scholastic Corporation.  The novel won most of the British book awards that were judged by children and…

Wonder Book Review

Wonder is a children’s novel  about bullying, acceptance and appearance. It is written by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio and published in 2012. Read this book review by Thanasis (aged 11).  Plot: Wonder is about a fifth grader named August, who was born with a rare facial deformity. After being homeschooled, his parents decide to send him to…

Mr Stink Book Review

David Walliams is known as the new Roald Dahl and we couldn’t agree more! Such a hilarious, twisted and highly recommended novel for children. Written by David Walliams, published in 2009 and illustrated by Quentin Blake; this is an unforgettable read!  Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked…

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