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

Recommendation:
For people who like both facts and adventure!

Summary/ content

Basically the same as the other two Time Hunters books. This time though the adventure is set in Egypt. It's a really good book that I didn't want to put down.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Land Of Roar
Author: Jenny McLachlan
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Phoebe
Rating: 3 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventures and mythical creatures!

Summary/ content

There's a boy named Arthur who lived with his twin sister rose. They have gone to there grandads house for the summer holidays and grandad disappears into the land of roar! What happens next?



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The demon headmaster series
Author: Gillian Cross
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by GraceM
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to people who love adventure and nooooo romance.

Summary/ content

There is 7 books in the series and all of them but the last one is about these six children who have a secret society called the splat where they try to stop their headmaster from taking over the world just by saying ,yoou are feeeling very ...sleeepy because he is a demon headmaster!!!!!!



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Diary of a wimpy kid (Book 2 Rodrick Rules)
Author: Jeff Kinney
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by EG
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes funny and silly books.

Summary/ content

Rodrick Rules - This book is about Greg's brother Rodrick. They do not get on very well. Rodrick has wild parties and locks Greg out of the house. Will Greg's parents find out?



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Siren Sisters
Author: Dana Langer
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by M
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who likes Adventures, mystery's and calming books.

Summary/ content

Lorelei (lolly) Salt lives with her three sisters in the small coastal town of Starbridge Cove,Maine.The four girls have come to rely on each other but now they have to hold a big secret:There sirens!!!



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Daisy and the trouble with school trips
Author: Kes Gray
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Tilly.M
Rating: 4 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to someone who likes funny stories with a bit of mystery.

Summary/ content

Daisy and her class go on a school trip to Bobbington Hall. They were given worksheets to do whilst they were there but........Daisy and all her friends believe there are secret passages in Bobhington Hall and can not concentrate.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The day I was erased
Author: Lisa Thompson
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by GraceM
Rating: 3 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend it to a person who knows a lot about confusing people relationships.

Summary/ content

There is this boy called Maxwell who everybody hates, even his friends and family. He is always getting into trouble at school and one day he goes too far and is not allowed to come to the school ball where there will be a TV crew coming to film it. He got so angry that he said he wished he was never born and just like that he was never born. His mum and dad had split up and his dad was doing the job he had hated and his mum had a boyfriend and his sister was a thief for a girl in her class.It is very difficult to know what to do in a world where you never existed.



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

Recommendation:
There is a mix of fictions and facts in the book, so I would recommend the it to people who like learning but like fiction too.

Summary/ content

This is the second book of the Time Hunters series. The main characters Will, Becky, Joe and Uncle Percy go on an adventure to find the Box of Eternity. They have to travel through time to find it. They mostly go to the pirate era but also go to the dinosaur period where they drop off one of the bad guys (I won't tell you his name because it will give away the story).



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Elspeth Hart and the school for show offs
Author: Sarah Forbes
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Millie
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who likes Mystery books

Summary/ content

A little girl called Elspeth Hart was kidnapped for a secret extra special sticky toffee sauce ,{and as a slave}.When she found out that the person that kidnapped her was faking being her Aunt she was furious.Find Out more by reading the book!



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Enchanted Horse
Author: Magdalen Nabb
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by T
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this to people who like horses and magical stories.

Summary/ content

A girl visits a junk store owned by a blind man. She bought the rocking horse, named Bella. She keeps Bella at her farm.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: The Iron Man
Author: Ted Hughes
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by IP
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys adventure stories with some science-fiction characters in will love this story. Some book reviewers describe this story as a modern-day fairy tale. I loved reading it with my brother and even made my own Iron Man out of junk in the garden.

Summary/ content

This is a great story about a giant iron man that roams around the land satisfying his appetite be eating farm machinery and scrap metal. The humans are scared of what they don't understand and plot the Iron Man's demise. Soon however, the realise that they need his help when a sinister visitor from outer space threatens the entire world. Throughout the book there are power struggles and conflicts until ultimately peace is secured by the Iron Man's bravery and wisdom.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: I Was There...Titanic
Author: Margi McAllister
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by MD
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Whoever like a little bit of adventure and non fiction books.

Summary/ content

This is a story about Daisy and her family who went on holiday on a cruise ship called the Titanic. The ship hit an iceberg and sunk. Some people died. Does Daisy survive? You have to read it to find out.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Percy Jackson series
Author: Rick Riordan
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Grace M
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to people who have a sense of humour but who love adventure.

Summary/ content

Percy is just an ordinarily boy with an normal life but when the sky and the sea start acting funny as if they're fighting Percy must find out why (another four books afterward). These books are mainly to do with gods and that they are real and not just stories. Also the last book is my favourite because the great monster Typhoon and Kronos are trying to bring down New York but the goodies normally win.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: How to help a hedgehog and protect a polar bear
Author: Jess French
Fiction or non-fiction: Non-fiction
Reviewed by Isla C.G
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to save the world because it gives you information and ideas about how you can be a nature hero!

Summary/ content

This book helps you to protect nature and make the world a better place.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Sleepovers
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Tillie R
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Anyone who enjoys reading books about friendships & parties

Summary/ content

Daisy went to her friends sleepover parties. Chloe was not so pleasant. Daisy wanted to have a sleepover but she was worried they would be mean to her sister, Lily.



North Leigh C of E Primary School
Book title: Daisy the trouble with chocolate
Author: Kes Gray
Fiction or non-fiction: Fiction
Reviewed by Tilly M 
Rating: 5 stars

Recommendation:
Daisy's neighbour gave her two tickets to chocolate land. She gets a special surprise, but unfortunately Daisy messes it up....

Summary/ content

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure stories with a few dramas along the way.



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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