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North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Evie and the animals
Author: Matt Haig
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Isla C.G
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who likes Animals

Summary/ content

Evie had a power, a power she thought she only had, she could talk to Animals! Not just talk also read their minds and what they were saying to her! But this power needs to be kept secret.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Diary of a wimpy kid (Book 1)
Author: Jeff Kinney
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Elise G
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who like to laugh this book is very silly.

Summary/ content

This book is about a boy called Greg.Greg starts middle school. His mum makes him write a diary which by the way is NOT! a diary, its a journal. The only reason he agreed to it is because later on when hes rich and famous it will come in handy. Greg gets up to lots of mischief. Read this book and find out what silly situations Greg gets himself into.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The white giraffe
Author: Lauren st John
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Millie
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Any one who likes animals and mystery type books

Summary/ content

A little girl called Martine had a horrible situation happen.When she has to go Africa she finds out she has a gift it could be a blessing or a curse.One stormy night she see's a white giraffe.Find what happens next.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Mummy Mermaid and Me Mermaid Magic
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Tilly M
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I liked this book because it was funny. I would recommend it to someone who likes comedy and magic.

Summary/ content

Ella's mum is a secret fairy. There is a whale stuck on the beach and Ella and her mum turn into mermaids to save the whale. They go to a museum and it gets robbed but Ella and her mum catch the thief.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Invisible Dog
Author: Dick King-smith
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by JE
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
People who love Dogs and Puppys would like this book. Anyone with a good imagination who enjoy this tory too.

Summary/ content

Janie mum and dad and henny Great Dane Puppy. Janie really love a Great Dane But had to find a way to make £500



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The 13-Story Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Isla P
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who loves The Storey Treehouse books and stories about friendship and fun adventures.

Summary/ content

This story has a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory, a tank of man-eating sharks and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're hungry! Just watch out for the sea monkeys, and the monkeys pretending to be sea monkeys, and the giant mutant mermaid sea monster . . . Oh, and, whatever you do, don't get trapped in a burp-gas-filled bubble . . . !



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Author: Alison Reynolds
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Tilly M
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who like books about magic and playscripts.

Summary/ content

King Oberon the King of the fairies tried to fix a love problem between four humans with a love potion, his helper Puck made a mistake on giving the wrong people the love potion and from then on everything went wrong, later on when everyone worked together they resolved the problem.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Fox and the Ghost King
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Joshua O
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to football lovers, people who care about nature, and like history.

Summary/ content

This book is about a family of foxes who love to watch football and the main team they support is Leicester City football club.They find a Ghost King in a very unexpected place!



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Brain freeze
Author: Tom Fletcher
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Millie
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
People who like ice cream and magic stories

Summary/ content

This book is about a little girl called Izzy and her grandad, who was the best ice cream maker. The stories her grandad told her couldn't be true or could they?



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Time Hunters
Author: Carl Ashmore
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Harry L
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy fiction with real life facts too. It's action packed and full of adventure, so really exciting to read.

Summary/ content

Time Hunters is a fun book full of quite a few facts but it's mostly fiction.
The story is about two siblings called Becky and Joe who go to their uncles for the summer holidays. They think it's going to be rubbish but find he lives in mansion called Bowen Hall. They then go on lots of time travelling adventures and I'm not going to tell you anymore because it will spoil the book.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The train to impossible places
Author: P.G Bell
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Lily J
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to people who like adventure stories. I particularly like it because of the excitement.

Summary/ content

A girl named Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house.But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for impossible places.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Ice-Monster
Author: David Walliams
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Isla P
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes David Walliams books and also those who like a fast-paced adventure story.

Summary/ content

A fantastic story about a ten-year-old orphan, Elsie, and a 10,000-year-old mammoth, Woolyb



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Attack of the jack
Author: R.l. stine
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Eddie
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
This book is for all ages.Its about two children and their parents have gone on a holiday, and shawn and Violet go to their long lost uncle and that's when it gives you goosebumps.

Summary/ content

This book gives you the goose bumps.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Sleepovers
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Lucy S
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
To people who like sleepovers and playdates

Summary/ content

Daisy has lots of friends and together they are the alphabet club! for each of their birthdays they all have a sleepover, but there is one problem Daisy would LOVE to have a sleepover too but then shed have to let her best friends meet her big sister



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: 117 Storey Treehouse
Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Mia D
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who enjoy funny books and adventures.

Summary/ content

Andy lives in a 117 storey tree-house with his friend Terry and together they make funny books. Andy writes the words and Terry draws the pictures . The story covers what happens when Terry decides to write and narrate instead of Andy. This takes place within their wonderful 117 storey tree-house.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Serafina and the Black Cloak
Author: Robert Beatty
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Grace
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a little bit of romance and a lot of adventure.

Summary/ content

Serafina has lived all her life with her pa in the basement but when children from the house start disappearing it is up to Serafina to stop the man in the black cloak before it's to late and the children disappear forever!!!



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama
Author: Rachel Renee Russell
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Isla P
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Dork Diaries series and enjoys reading about a group of friends who love to have fun and adventures together.

Summary/ content

Nikki's is going to have a birthday party that is going to be beyond awesome! Her BFFs are planning a SUPER cool pool party, with a cake, a DJ, and the perfect invitations. Things maybe don't quite go to plan. When her Mum says it's too expensive, soon it's looking like Nikki's dream party will be a total dorky disaster. Will Nikki and her BFFs come up with a plan to save the day, or will there be major birthday drama?!



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Candyfloss
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Grace M
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who have a sense of humour but not to much because it does get a little bit sad.

Summary/ content

This book was all about a little girl called Floss who sometimes stays with her mum but also her dad. Then her mum and her boyfriend go to Australia and Floss has a big decision to make. Who will she choose?



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The 26-storey
Author: Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Hayden B
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
People who like funny books.

Summary/ content

Its easy to read some short pages and its about a boy called Andy and his friend called Terry and its a story about funny stuff and they did a surgery on sharks.


How To Train Your Dragon (Series)
Cressida Cowell
Fiction
Reviewed by Mr Webster
North Leigh C of E Primary School
The main theme of these books is how dragons and people live together. Some of the characters include Hiccup who is brave, Stoic who is mad and Fishlegs who is cowardly. I recommend these books to anybody who likes fantasy, adventure, flying and Vikings.


The Unexpected Find
Toby Ibbotson
Fiction
Reviewed by Mr Webster
North Leigh C of E Primary School
There is a girl called Judy who is very smart and her dad (who likes cupcakes) goes to Sweden to find a friend. He says he will be back in a month. She waits a few months and he doesn't return. She goes to Sweden with William and Mr Balderson to look for her Dad. I think everyone will enjoy this book, it is one of the best books I have read. It's also quite easy to read!


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