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North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The unbelievable top secret diary of pig
Author: Emer Stamp

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Jess
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Everyone because the book is really funny and you learn to speak pig.

Summary/ content

Pig lives on a farm with his friend duck the evil chickens build a trocket and he goes to Pluto.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The star outside my window
Author: Onjali Q. Rauf

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by George P
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to people about the age of 8 or 9 and over if they like the solar system and of course the stars outside of your windows. I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more of Onjali's books.

Summary/ content

Aniyah,Ben,Travis and Noah go on a adventure in London to find Aniyah's mum's star.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The 65 Storey Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Hazza
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I recommend this story to any one who likes comedy or adventure stories.

Summary/ content

Andy and Terry go back in time to get a permit for the Treehouse otherwise it will be demolished by Inspector Bubblewrap's wrecking crew. They go back to prehistoric times with a giant Bignoseasaur and themselves as Stone Age people, and have many more time travelling adventures. PS. The time machine is a wheelie bin!!!


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Tom Gates Super Good Skills
Author: Liz Pichon

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Zarah C
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who likes a funny story and doodling. There are lots of fun things to draw and make in this book

Summary/ content

It is the end of school and Tom Gates goes on holiday. It is raining a lot and they end up going to a broken down hotel. This is not where they were meant to stay and the holiday doesn't go as planned.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Awful Auntie
Author: David Walliams

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by EvieW
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a mysterious adventure

Summary/ content

Aunt Alberta is the awful Auntie. She is really mean and she takes all the money in the Saxby household, and Chester her brother has to sell his wife's wedding ring. But it gets even worse than that. The hero of the story is a girl called Stella. In the end Stella turns Wagner (the mountain Bavarian owl) against Alberta.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Slime
Author: David Walliams

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Evan B
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone can read the book and would enjoy it. I think the title SLIME is interesting and intriguing and you do not know what will happen until you have read the book. I recommend it to anyone who likes adventures, humour and the best for children.

Summary/ content

A boy called Ned made the most marvellous friend SLIME. He and Slime go on lots of cool and extraordinary adventures where they are making wrongs right. For example they are shipping away bad people who made some children cry. They want to make the isle of munch a better place where children have rights.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Ring O' Bells Mystery
Author: Enid Blyton

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Zarah C
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who likes mystery and suspense.

Summary/ content

This story is about three children who have the flu and go to Ring O' Bells village to stay with their mums friends cousin. Their friend Barney comes to visit them at Ring O' Bells. Right under their nose there is a mystery and the children investigate. Will they solve the mystery?


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Way of the Warrior Kid
Author: Jocko Willink

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Sam L
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
A person who would like this book is a person who does karate or someone who likes ninja warriors.

Summary/ content

Welcome welcome! Today I'm going to talk about Way of the Warrior Kid. Way of the Warrior Kid all starts at home.. this guy is a hotdog eating chap in his house.
Main theme: From wimpy to warrior in one summer! If you read this book already you probably know that Marc (main character) can't swim . And you think that's all? No no, there's way more than that... he can't do any sit-ups either!
Main character: Hello everyone introduce yourself to Marc [hello marc] Marc introduce yourself "I'm Marc, I turned from wimpy to warrior in one summer, in between 5th and 6th grade wow!"
The best thing that happened is when Marc jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge into a river.
I can't think of any bad things. It was a great book.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Famous five go to smugglers top
Author: Enid Blyton

Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Evie W
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I LIKE IT SO MUCH because of Timmy he save Block the butler and the smugglers servant and the smuggler.

Summary/ content

I like this book because Timmy the dog saves the day and they all get medals and the police want Timmy to work with them.


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
Author: Roald Dahl
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Maddie
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone with a good imagination

Summary/ content

Mr Willy Wonka decides that he needs an heir to take over his factory and gives away Golden Tickets in Wonka Bars. 5 children are the lucky winners to go to Mr Wonkas factory. Along the way they meet the Umpa loompas and see some very strange stuff and mysterious things happen to some of the children.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Author: J.K Rowling
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Evan
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to everybody above the age of seven so you can understand what is written and I promise you will not put the book down. It will captivate you with all the different and fantastic adventures.

Summary/ content

This is a story about a little boy who unexpectedly learns that he is a wizard after loosing his parents. He has lots of magical adventures with his two friends Ron and Hermione such as battling with trolls, meeting the three headed dog and facing Voldemort. They all visit Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where Harry discovers that he is a famous wizard.
This is the first book of many adventures of Harry Potter.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Mrs Mason
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone (aged 5 upwards) who loves a good picture book and in particular - fans of the wonderful Oliver Jeffers.

Summary/ content

Henry loves books and in his desperation to get smarter, he gets carried away eating them. He soon discovers there's a much better way to get smart with books! The illustrations here are so much fun. You will want to read this book over and over.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The chimpanzees of happy town
Author: Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Charlotte
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
People who like happy endings and chimpanzees.

Summary/ content

A chimpanzee called chutney went to drabsville and planted a seed but when it started to grow the Mayor shouted down and said No, No, No. Chutney was thrown into prison, but a girl and boy who lived next door kept his plant alive. Chutney had strength to get out of prison, became the new Mayor and changed the towns name to Happytown



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The House With Chicken Legs
Author: Sophie Anderson
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Zarah
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who like an adventure.

Summary/ content

Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves without warning.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Dog man- Brawl of the Wild
Author: Dav Pilkey
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Isaac
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to people who like action, comedy and mystery.

Summary/ content

Dogman is raising a kitten and Dogman helps the kitten through his troubles as he grows up. Petey, the kittenb



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Worlds Worst Children
Author: David Walliams
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by George P
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Children that like to laugh out loud when reading stories

Summary/ content

Lots of different stories about the most disgusting and naughty children in the world made into one big book.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The secret seven
Author: Enid Blyton
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Charlotte
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to people who like adventure stories and mystery.

Summary/ content

Two thieves go to an old house and lock something in the basement, which makes loud clattering noises.
The secret seven are trying to find out what is locked in the basement.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Dairy of a wimpy kid old school
Author: Jeff Kinney
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by William H
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Everyone

Summary/ content

They go to a camp and it has no working toilets and old food



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Snug
Author: Michael Morpugo
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Emma J
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who like reading books about animals. It also has lots of fun pictures.

Summary/ content

Snug is a cat owned by a girl called Lisa.
Snug goes missing and Lisa is very sad and worried and wonders if he will ever come home.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Clockwork
Author: Philip Pullman
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Mrs Mason

Summary/ content

This is a great read - not too long but full of spine-tingling mystery which will keep you guessing right to the very end. Set in the small town of Glockenheim, apprentice clock-maker Karl must craft a new figure for the great clock in town - but he is exceedingly short on inspiration. When a mysterious little clockwork character appears from nowhere, Karl seems to have found the answer to his prayers. In fact he is in for a terrible shock!


North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Parent Agency
Author: David Baddiel
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Thomas
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Boys and girls around age 6 to 9 because itb



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