Beast quest continued…

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the second and the third books in the Best Quest series. Tom and Elenna make a great double act who continue to try and free the beasts of an evil spell. I hope to come back to the next books in the series, mainly as I have my suspicions as…

The wonder of Walliams!

  I totally agree with Sue Townsend that David Walliams’ books will be classics in the future, it is undeniable that he has a flare for comedy that could rival Dahl.  I have read a few of his books: Mr Stink, Gangsta Granny (my personal favourite), The Boy in the Dress and Billionaire Boy. Demon Dentist…

Age ratings for books?

I have recently read a few books which have made me think long and hard about whether I should recommend them to my pupils and on this blog. I have read a book which on the back has 11+ written on the back – not an official rating and not on all books. I think…

My first recommendation – thank you Amelia!

Goodnight Mister Tom by Amelia in year 5 If you have not read Goodnight Mister Tom, I would recommend that book because it has some really good language in it. As well as this, when I read the blurb it made me more interested than ever (read below) Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the…

BEAST QUEST

So I’ve just managed to whip through the first book in the Beast Quest series – Ferno the Fire Dragon. I can see why children get a bit sucked in as it’s a very classic fantasy story with a strong hero, Tom. This book is not as challenging as some of the other books that…

Cosmic – finished! 

A funny read that is definitely ‘random’. I love the main character, Liam, as although he is only 12 he can pass as an adult! He’s really tall and even has the beginnings of a moustache and beard! Because of this, he can get away with a lot – my favourite stunt of his being…

Gregor again…

I have managed to finish the second Underlander chronicles book, ‘Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane’ pretty quickly. These books are very fast paced and addictive – one of those ‘just one more chapter’ books. As with many sequels I did prefer the first one, although I’d still give it a 9/10. I love the…

Bargain of the century!

It was only yesterday when I suggested buying books from boot fairs as they can be considerably cheaper than buying in book shops. Well, I managed to find a lady who was selling the Beast Quest series and I know that quite a few of the children that I have spoken to say that it…

Where to buy books?

Buying books can be a bit addictive and it can be a bit expensive. There are many ways to reduce the price of buying books. Firstly, the library is totally free and I know that there are ways of ordering in books if your local library doesn’t have exactly what you want. Some of you…