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  • Megan in year six says:
  • I would recommend Sweet Honey, by Cathy Cassidy. She is a great author and also because she writes in a ‘dairy’ way. Sweet Honey is all about a 15 year old girl who, in the past has had some issues. Honey is very, very naughty, once at school she had paid a ‘geek’ friend to hack into the schools account and change her school report. Honey soon realises that she could go and live with her dad in Australia, (her mum and dad split up when she was younger) as well as sharing a house with her dad she had to share the house with her dads girlfriend, Emma. Unfortunately Honey has to move to anther school, luckily Honey meets some really kind and loyal friends, Bennie and Tara. Honeys new life is a dream come true until the school begins. The girls are different from Honeys friends in England, and the only cute boy from the beach seems to understand her. But when, the girls at school and even her dad starts breaking promises, who can she trust. I would recommend this book to maybe older children,around 10 or 11 years old. Seeing as boys and secondary school is involved. Cathy Cassidy is a great author and if you can get hold of any of her books then do! they’re AMAZING!!!!!!!
  •  Emma in year six says: I recommend the ruby redfort series of book because it has good. The books its about a normal teenage girl but she has a secrete she’s a spy and she has to keep it secret from all her friends
  • Shadow by Micheal Morpurgo from Megan in year 6

I would recommend Shadow by Michael Morpurgo, its a great book and has some emotional chapters near the end, but there’s some great vocab and is all about a boy called Aman who has lived in Afghanistan and travelled from there to hear that reason is because there is a war at his home. This book will take you on an adventure just by reading! you might be wondering why its called shadow well, there’s a dog who leads Aman and his family on a wild adventure. Read this book to find out Aman’s journey.

  • 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 country as Britain stands in the brink of war. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care if old Tom Oakley – but his new found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London…

I am sure you will absolutely enjoy this book although the first chapter is a struggle to get through with the drone drone drone about the graveyard. I love the language and I’m sure you will as well.

Thanks Amelia! It’s very exciting to get my first recommendation! I do remember reading Goodnight Mister Tom as my year 6 class reader and really enjoyed it. I did find it quite difficult to read at times because of the actions of Tom’s mother, I think it really helped with my empathy skills at the time as you can’t help feeling awfully sorry for poor Willie. If you haven’t already watched the film, try and find/borrow it as I think it’s a really good example of a film being quite true to the book.

If you haven’t read it already, I would recommend ‘A spoonful of jam’ by the same author Michelle Magorian. It’s about a girl in Kent just after the war who struggles with getting bullied. I really enjoyed reading about her involvement with the theatre, as I’ve always wanted to be more involved with acting – it’s another thing on my list of things to do/accomplish! Check out the mini review from goodreads.com to get a bit more info.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/257753.A_Spoonful_of_Jam

Thank you again for your recommendation! Happy reading!

Miss T

 

 

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  1. Mia M says:

    Great Choice! Ill start reading them.

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  2. Ella, Year 6 says:

    If you have not read ‘storm runners’ (knowing you, you probly have) by Barbara Mitchelhill, then i highly recommend it:

    I’m not going to give too much away but i’ll tell you about the main parts It ‘s about two girls called Ally and Kirstie that find themselves alone on an island after a big storm and together they meet a boy called Brad, the son of an American scientist, and they find out about the storms and the evil man who controlls them.

    You can picture everything that goes on in your head and youcan feel all the emotions that Ally and Kirsty feel. It is a really amazing book and it makes me want to read the next chapter, I’m sure you will really enjoy this book eventhough i found it hard to get throught the first couple of chapters.

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  3. Ella, year 6 says:

    I’m currently reading a book by Anthony Horowitz called ‘Scorpia Rising’ in the Alex Rider series. I recommend it because it has some really good description in it, but is very violent. The blurb has made me really interested-read down below:

    ‘Alex Rider wants his life back. But when your the worlds most successful spy. There’s only one way out. Alex’s final mission will be the deadliest of all. One Bullet. One life. The end starts here’

    The blurb is the thing that made me want to pick up this book and read it. The first few sentences of this book absolooutely hook you in (read below)

    ‘The man in the black cashmere coat climbed down the steps of his private six-seater Learjet 40 and stood for a moment, his breath frosting in the chill morning air. He glanced across the Tarmac as a refuelling truck rumbled past. In the distance two men in fluorescent jackets were standing talking in front of a hanger. Otherwise, he seemed to be alone.’

    Those 4 sentences really made me want to carry on reading, and although I’m only on page 70 it’s told me lots of info. However it’s very,very violent, so if you don’t enjoy violent books then this is not the book for you. I hope you enjoy this book, if you haven’t yet read.

    I really hope that you will be back on Monday because we have all missed you teaching us.Say hello to Edie for me, mummy says hello as well. #big hugs, Ella

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  4. Ella, Year 6 says:

    Today I finished the latest book by Walliams – Grandpas great escape. I was recommended this book by one of my friends in my class, and i’m so glad they did!

    This book is about a young boy called Jack, whos grandpa is totally bonkers. Jacks grandpa used to be an RAF pilot, who drove a spitfire in the WW2. Grandpa still thinks he is in the war and won’t eat any food that isn’t rations. One day Grandpa escapes his house and is found on the spire of a church because he thinks he’s driving a spitfire. Jacks dad sends Grandpa to an old peoples home- twighlight towers- a sinister place that is run by the devil, Matron Swine. Grandpa hates this place alot, threrefore tries to dig out of his dormotry to escape.

    I recommend this book because it’s really funny of the actions of Grandpa and it has a glossary of words just incase you don’t understand them.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of your half term and I hope to see you back at school on Teusday. XOXO Ella

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  5. vteubler says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! Thanks for the summary – you’ve sold it to me! I’ll have to pick it up tomorrow at the shops I think…
    Glad to see you’re reading over the half term. I need to update the blog to let you all know about my latest reads!

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    1. Ella, year 6 says:

      They sell Grandpas Great Escape in literelly every WHSmiths shop and in most waterstones shop. X

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  6. Ella, year 6 says:

    I got really bored today so I picked up a random book and read it.
    The book is written by Peter James and it’s called ‘a twist of the knife’ This book is lots of short murder stories. It is about a police man that tries to solve the murders that’s been going on in town and he’s working out who killed who. I recommend this book partly because It’s a murder book and I love that type of genre and it makes me wan to turn the page again and again. I hope you enjoy this book if you have not read it already. Ella x 😉

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  7. Ella, Year 6 says:

    I have finally got a moment of peace from my loud little baby cousin, who is having a nap, to read a book. I have just finished my Percy J book No.2 and am now on page 7 on Artemis Fowl – really liking it. I’m going to waterstones tomorrow to get a book for putting up the crying and windging of my baby cousin. I’m thinking about getting ‘the maze runners series’ since I saw a person reading it on a train, but don’t know what it’s about. Have you read it, if so what is it about? Ella x

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  8. Ella, year 6 says:

    I’ve gone to visit my daddy today who lives all the way in London and my 2 big sisters, my sister in law, my brother in law, my 3 nieces and my 2 nephews. My nieces and nephews have managed to persuade me to read the book I’m reading at the moment which is ‘a boy called hope’ by Lara Williamson. My oldest nephew, Jake who is 4 years old, finds it quite emotional. There is this boy called Dan and his mummy and daddy split up when he was only really little. Dan hasn’t seen his daddy since then, but when Dan sees him on the TV he realises his daddy is a celebrity. Dan tries to email his daddy but a couple of weeks later he realises his daddy isn’t interested in his only son, Dan. If you haven’t read it yet I recommend it to you even though it is actually quite emotional. If you haven’t got it or it isn’t in the library you can borrow it from me if you want? My nieces and nephews won’t stop pestering me to carry on, so I’m going to carry on reading with them. I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening, I know I will! Ella x

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  9. vteubler says:

    What a family get together! That book sounds brilliant – I would love to borrow it if you and your parents don’t mind? Thank you so much for offering, it’s very kind of you.

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  10. Ella, year 6 says:

    I know, It’s been very manic! I have finished it now-my nephews and neices very much enjoyed it, especially Jake, he was the only one actually paying attention to it really! I’ll ask my mummy, when I see her, if it’ll be okay for you to borrow it, I’m sure it’ll be fine.

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  11. Ella, Year 6 says:

    Oh. My. Word. I have found out I LOVE Judy Blume! I’ve just poppedd out to my stables to check on my horses. My horse Damsel loves me to read to him, so I read a Judy Blume book, all I can say is WOW. You’ve got to get your hands on these.

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  12. Ella, Year 6 says:

    Just come back from Athletics and came 1st in long distance, Hoorah! I was all sweaty so had a shower. There is nothing better than to be in a onesee sitting, on the sofa, eating magic stars and reading a book! What an evening. x

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  13. Mia M says:

    Hello ella!

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  14. Ella, Year 6 says:

    Hello, no offence but this is not a messaging website.

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  15. Ella, Year 6 says:

    I’ve just come back from watching the lights being turned on and THE Tracy Beaker turned them on! I even had my photo taken with her… she’s awesome. Now I’m reading murder most unladylike. It’s amazing! I love it, eventhough it can be a bit wierd. I’m still very miffed about the news of you leaving our class, It’s very hard to get my head around it all. Just to say, you’re the best teacher ever and eventhough you’ll be going soon, nobody could ever do a better job of teaching than you. Ella x

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  16. Ella year 6 says:

    Are you enjoying a boy called hope? It is an emotional one. I’m LOVING murder most unladylike, the detective side of it is very original. I’ve had a whole day of reading; my tummy is playing up again… *groan* Hopefully I’ll get better and be able to come to school on Monday. I know I’ve said this already but not one teacher I know (or will ever know) has done a better job of teaching than you. You’re one in a million. x

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  17. Ella year 6 says:

    Are you enjoying a boy called hope? It’s an amazing book and very emotional, I think you will enjoy it a lot! I’m LOVING murder most unladylike. It’s very creative with the detective side of it! I’ve had a whole day just reading it; I’ve been very ill, my tummy is playing up again. *groan* all I’ve been doing all day is sitting on the sofa with Rex (my dog for a month) reading a book. Hopefully I’ll be better by Monday so I can go to school, I’m not missing another day. I’ve got some questions to ask you so I have got to be there. Ella x

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    1. vteubler says:

      I am enjoying A Boy Called Hope. It’s going to be a very emotional book I think. I’m hoping to take some time this afternoon to read some more.

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  18. Ella, year 6 says:

    That sounds like a very relaxing afternoon. I’ve been relaxing all day. I’ve finished murder most unladylike. That was an amazing book, I never thought Miss Griffin would be the murderer…. anyway, my tummy is better than this morning so I will be coming back to school tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your evening, and I’ll see youf tomorrow. x

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  19. Emma says:

    I recommend gangsta granny because its a really funny book and I think you would really enjoy looking at some of the books you have read

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    1. vteubler says:

      I have read it and I have voted for it as my favourite Walliams book! What did you choose?

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    2. Ella, year 6 says:

      I just absoloutly LOVE gangsta granny…. It’s been my favourite Walliams books ever since I was 6.

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  20. I would recommend Shadow by Michael Morpurgo, its a great book and has some emotional chapters near the end, but there’s some great vocab and is all about a boy called Aman who has lived in Afghanistan and travelled from there to hear that reason is because there is a war at his home. This book will take you on an adventure just by reading! you might be wondering why its called shadow well, there’s a dog who leads Aman and his family on a wild adventure. Read this book to find out Aman’s journey.

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    1. vteubler says:

      This is a great book, I would also recommend it. Quite a mature theme, but a Morpurgo classic! Thanks Megan

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  21. Ella, year 6 says:

    I love that book aswell… that’sa Morurgo classic

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  22. Emma says:

    I recommend the ruby redfort series of book because it has good. the books its about a normal teenage girl but she has a secrete she’s a spy and she has to keep it secret from all her friends

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    1. vteubler says:

      Sounds great! A bit like Alex Rider series but with a girl?

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    2. Ella, year 6 says:

      Seeing as It’s not a nice day today, I went to the tunbridge Wells shopping centre with my step dad to do Christmas shopping. As I was near waterstones I popped in there and I picked up all the Ruby Redfort series. I haven’t started reading them yet but I’ll definitely start them by The end of next week.

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  23. I would recommend Sweet Honey, by Cathy Cassidy. She is a great author and also because she writes in a ‘dairy’ way. Sweet Honey is all about a 15 year old girl who, in the past has had some issues. Honey is very, very naughty, once at school she had paid a ‘geek’ friend to hack into the schools account and change her school report.

    Honey soon realises that she could go and live with her dad in Australia, (her mum and dad split up when she was younger) as well as sharing a house with her dad she had to share the house with her dads girlfriend, Emma.
    Unfortunately Honey has to move to anther school, luckily Honey meets some really kind and loyal friends, Bennie and Tara.

    Honeys new life is a dream come true until the school begins. The girls are different from Honeys friends in England, and the only cute boy from the beach seems to understand her. But when, the girls at school and even her dad starts breaking promises, who can she trust.
    I would recommend this book to maybe older children,around 10 or 11 years old. Seeing as boys and secondary school is involved. Cathy Cassidy is a great author and if you can get hold of any of her books then do! they’re AMAZING!!!!!!!

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    1. vteubler says:

      I’ve never read anything by her, although I often see her name when hunting for books. It sounds like quite a grown up book at it’s about a teenager. Don’t forget that if you read something that makes you feel uncomfortable or you know it is a bit old for you, just have a chat with an adult about it.
      Also, I assume that you mean she writes it in the style of a ‘diary’ not dairy, as that means milk/cheese etc. I do love a good diary though, not the wimpy kid kind, more the Anne Frank kind

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  24. Thanks Emma I would love to start to read those they sound great!

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  25. Emma says:

    sorry my last comment doesn’t make sense it did in my head but i read it back and it doesn’t! 🙂 oops

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  26. Emma says:

    Megan, sweet honey sounds like a great book and I would really like to read it 😉

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  27. Ella, year 6 says:

    I’ve read a couple of Cathy Cassidy books seeing as I saw them in waterstones the other day, I love them! Sweet honey will be a great one to try!

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  28. 10yearrecommends says:

    Hi there. I noticed your book blog and I couldn’t help but look. I will recommend Artemis Fowl since my friend recommended it to me. It’s an amazing book and I think you should start reading it. I’ll come back on soon, Bye.

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  29. Ella, year 6 says:

    I recommend ‘warrior cats a dangerous path’ by Erin hunter. This book is about a cat called FireHeart who is in a pack called ShadowClan. There is a new leader of the pack called TigerClaw, however TigerClaw is FireHearts worst enemy. A member of the pack called Bluestar becomes really, really ill and FireHeart must take more responsibility because of Bluestar.

    I LOVE this book partly because of the adventures that FireHeart goes on, and partly because of the easy storyline to follow. The only downside to this is remembering the names of each character and what background goes with that chatacter -apart from that it’s a very enjoyable book.

    I found this books fairly easy to read therefore flicked through it quite rapidly. Eventhough this book doesn’t have an age rating on the back I would recommend it to readers from 8 upwards because of the difficult words to understand. If you are a Michael Morpurgo fan (which I am) this is the book for you!

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  30. I would recommend Binge by Tyler Oakley, because it’s not the kind of book you would expect. I’ll read out little parts of it:
    “MY NAME ISN’T TYLER.
    Ahh, see! this book will be full of surprises!
    …Come with me on the journey I took to becoming a YouTuber. It wasn’t that easy…
    …I was an running entry in Google but they didn’t let me…
    But I hope you enjoy!”
    That was just the begging of the book, since I have the shorter taster one from a magazine.
    I hope you like it!

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  31. Mia Hughes says:

    I would recommend the parent agency because it’s wacky and easy to read. My favorite part is the ‘My dog’s surprised by his own farts’ song because it’s really funny and silly. I also like the bit where Barry orders a pizza with a egg man on top.
    Me and Mia M are really missing you – we wish the best for your wedding and new job!

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    1. vteubler says:

      I really enjoyed the parent agency too! Miss you too ladies – have a lovely Christmas!

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      1. Ella says:

        Everyone misses you – who wouldn’t. I’m in New York ( I still can’t beleive it) and and I’ve just had my lunch since its 1:45pm. Apparently it’s nearly 7:00 in England!!
        Ive just finished the 3rd book by Robin Stevens – First Class Murder. I love their upgraded bun brakes and I can’t beleive it was their science teacher that got murderd – I loved her!
        By the way, I found out that in March Robin Stevens is going to release her 4th book of the murder most unladylike series. The front cover is yellow and the title is ‘jolly… Something, I’m not sure. Anyway I’ll keep a look out for that in March! x

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    2. Ella says:

      I’ve just downloaded the parent agency on my Kindle! I LOVE it so far – I also like the my dogs surprised by his own farts song – veeerrry strange!

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  32. Emma says:

    miss T Im going to try and find parent agency in the libary

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  33. Ella says:

    I recommend First Class Murder by Robin Stevens. It’s the 3rd book in the Murder Most Unladylike series – Personaly, I think this is even better than the first and second book of the series. I love the upgraded bun brakes in it, their so cool.
    I finished this book today while I was in a pool in New York. It’s just about 2:00 now, and I’ve had my lunch, now I’m going to go to the beach with my sister and niece.
    Merry Christmas!

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  34. Mia M says:

    I really like ‘Girl online: On tour’ because it’s heart-melting and dramatic in lots of different ways. The author is Zoe Sugg, A.K.A. Zoella. Her first book, ‘Girl Online’, was just as good, just building up a relationship instead of one crumbling down.

    5 star.

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  35. Mia M says:

    P.S. I really miss you!! I’m pretty sure everyone else does, too.

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  36. Ella, year 6 says:

    I recommend the diary of a horse mad girl series by Katrina Kahler.
    I really enjoyed this series of books, Katrina Kahler is a great author. This book might not appeal to everyone because it’s about horses and they might not be everyone’s favourite animal. I’ve owned horses and ridden them for 7 years so this book definitely jumped out to me on the bookshelf.

    There are 3 books in the series and even though they’re quite short they’re very enjoyable. They’re about this girl called Abbie who owns lots of different horses and competes in gymkhanas ( I competed in one recently and one 3 blue ribbons, so proud of myself) and goes to pony club. But just to make matters worse She falls out with her friends and her horse gets colic (a really, really bad Deasis that one of my horses had to get put down because of it)

    I, Personaly found this book a real page turner and because everything in it is to do with horses, I flicked through the whole series in a couple of days. I’ve been competing in dressage, Show jumping and cross country for around 4 years now, so I understand all the vocab but for someone who isn’t such a horse mad person, this may not be the book for you. However, it’s always worth a try.

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