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  • Matilda – Book recommendation

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    Matilda is a children’s novel by British writer Roald Dahl. It was published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London and the illustrations are by Quentin Blake.

    Matilda uses her magical powers to help Miss Honey get her big, old house back from Miss Trunchbull, who stole the papers for the ownership. Matilda and Miss Honey have a closer friendship as the story goes on. 

    My favourite and most amusing part was when Matilda used her powers to incredibly levitate a piece of white chalk, so she could write an important message to the terrifying Trunchbull, to help Miss Honey.

    Anything is possible!

    I totally recommend this amazing book to all children because it is so entertaining and interesting to read. 

    by Paris (age 11) 

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban – Book recommendation


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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. The book follows Harry Potter, a young wizard, in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.harry-potter

    The characters are: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Minerva Mc Gonagal, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Harry’s godfather) and many more. 

    Sirius Black is understood and was thought to have killed Harry’s parents, so he got locked up in Azkaban prison for Dark wizards. 13 years later he escaped in search for Harry and the Dementors are after him. Will the Dementors give him the soul-sucking KISS? Read the book to find out…! 

    I L-O-V-E the book! My favourite part was when Hermione and Harry used her time machine to change the past because it made me feel so relieved from what had happened. There were some extremely scary bits and some hilarious bits. I learned if your family is in danger to rush and save it. I recommend this amazing book because when you start, you can’t stop reading.

    by Dimitris (age 10) 

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

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    My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, a New York Times bestseller, written by Mo O’Hara in 2013 and published by Macmillan Children’s Books. 

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    An Evil Scientist, turned his little brother’s goldfish into a zombie goldfish, with the ability to hypnotise people. After the experiment the fish did not like the Evil Scientist. Every time he had a plan, the zombie goldfish ruined it. The zombie goldfish, once even saved the whole world. That was my favourite part because you could imagine a fish saving the whole world.

     The main characters are Zombie Goldfish, Mark, Tom and Sanj. I loved them because they made me feel like I’m in the story. 

     

    There is no end to ones imagination…imagine a goldfish saving the world! 

     I recommend this book to people who love adventures because this book is full of actionIt’s a tonne of fun! 

    by Michael (age 10) 

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

  • Doughnuts, Dreams and Drama Queens – Children’s recommendation

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    Doughnuts, Dreams and Drama Queens, written by Leila Rasheed, published in 2009 by Usborne Books.

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    Bathsheba wants to become a star in Hollywood, so she goes to Dramarama Club. Her best friend, Keisha, was supposed to go with her, but her grandmother unfortunately fell ill and she had to go and see her, leaving Bath to go all by herself. I won’t tell you any more, it’s a Dramarama secret! If you want to find out more read this amazing book.! It’s full of perseverance, relentless competition and there is a secret passage way…

    This story made me feel happy, funny, sad, curious and excited. 

     

    Leila Rasheed has written three funny, diary-style books from the point of view of a girl called Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. Bathsheba (Bath for short) is as over the top and original as her name. Doughnuts, Dreams and Drama Queens is the third book in this series.

    I recommend this book, especially if you are into secrets. I think it’s fun to read. My favourite part was the ending because her dreams come true. There were many funny bits.

    I learned never to give up on yourself.

    by Anastasia (age 11) 

    Living in Greece? Order your book on www.kidsbookz.gr for speedy delivery and great service! ❤ 

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

  • The Magician’s Nephew – Book recommendation

    This 140th blog post is dedicated to an all time classic children’s author, C.S.Lewis. This book has no age and is still as exciting to read as it was when it was first published; highly recommended by young readers.

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    The Magician’s Nephew, the first book of the fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, was first published in  1955. This is a stand-alone novel, but if you want to encounter more of the wonders of Narnia, read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

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    Digory and Polly were tricked by Uncle Andrew and sent to another world. In this land there are pools that can take you to other worlds. They went into one and found an evil sorceress who followed them back to Earth, trying to enslave them. She made Uncle Andrew into her slave. The children managed to get rid of her by sending her to a new world called Narnia, created by a lion called Aslan. In Narnia anything is possible.

    I really liked the book.

     

    The main characters are: Digory, Polly, Uncle Andrew, Jadis, Aslan and Auntry Letty. I liked all the characters except Jadis and Uncle Andrew who made me feel angry.

    My favourite part was when Aslan the lion created because in the book the words that the writer used made me feel happy. There was one funny bit when the bear threw honey in Uncle Andrew’s face and then said that he does not look happy but that he would enjoy it.

    I recommend this book, especially if you want to know how Narnia was created. 

    by Andrew (age 11)

    Till next time…

    Peppi Orfanogianni

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    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

     Which character are you from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • The Boy in The Dress – Children’s Recommendation

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    The Boy In The Dress is a children’s book written by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake, who illustrated all of Roald Dahl’s books. It is the first book by Walliams, a television comedian best known for the show ‘Little Britain’. He writes in a ‘Dahlian’ flair and touches upon a controversial subject. A television film adaptation was produced for the BBC and a  film was released in 2014. 

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    Dennis is a boy who enjoys football and fashion. He likes dressing like a girl and being different. It’s really like the book, it  is very funny. My favourite part was when everybody went to the football pitch, wearing dresses to play football. The whole book is hilarious.

    I learned that you can be anything you want and not care if the others don’t like it. 


    Some of the main characters are: Dennis, Darvesh, Lisa, Denis’ father and John. I really like all the characters because they make me feel nice and happy.

     I recommend it because it gives an important message and is a fun book to read

    by Evelina (age 10)

    Till next time…